May 23, 2019

Today In Gear: Yeti’s Adventure-Ready Cooler, Honda’s Insane Civic Type R & More


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YETI is renowned for making some of the most capable outdoor coolers out there. And the YETI Tundra is one of the brand’s flagship coolers, thanks to indestructible details like extra-thick walls for unmatched ice retention, the NeverFail hinge system and a ColdLock gasket that circles the entire length of the lid to lock in cold. So YETI did what it always does and made its esteemed cooler even better. Adding sturdy solid wheels and a burly handle to help it cover any kind of terrain right alongside you, the result is the YETI Tundra Haul.

The Tundra Haul is built with a taller (19 1/2″) cube-shaped design, the right size and shape to help transport your cold food and drinks wherever you go — including rocky terrain or any trail you end up going down. YETI’s signature toughness and insulation power give the Tundra Haul the ability to keep 45 cans of beer (ice included) frosty all day long during any outing, ensuring your outdoor food and drink needs this summer are more than covered.


New & Noteworthy Releases

Fujifilm’s New 102-Megapixel Camera Might Be a Bargain
Fujifilm’s New 102-Megapixel Camera Might Be a Bargain

Fujifilm just released the highest resolution medium-format mirrorless camera you can buy: the GFX100.

This German Dive Watch Introduces the Sporty Side of a Classical Watchmaker
This German Dive Watch Introduces the Sporty Side of a Classical Watchmaker

The Spezialist SeaQ vintage-inspired dive watch is the first in a new family of sport watches from respected German brand Glashütte Original.

We Want One of Everything From Tracksmith’s New Penn Relays Collection
We Want One of Everything From Tracksmith’s New Penn Relays Collection

You're practically guaranteed to run faster in these kits honoring the prestigious Penn Relays races.

This Insane Honda Civic Type R Off-Roader Is Real, and You Can Buy One
This Insane Honda Civic Type R Off-Roader Is Real, and You Can Buy One

Not only is the Civic Type OveRland Concept road-legal but if you ask nicely enough Ralph Hosier Engineering said it will build you one.

This Affordable Field Watch Is Great for Everyday Wear
This Affordable Field Watch Is Great for Everyday Wear

Alpina's latest addition to its Alpiner watch collection is the most affordable yet, and is perfectly at home in the outdoors or at the office.

The Subaru WRX Is One of the Safest Cars On Sale, But There’s a Big Catch
The Subaru WRX Is One of the Safest Cars On Sale, But There’s a Big Catch

The IIHS has bestowed the honored title of "Top Safety Pick+" on Subaru's hot compact. Only issue is, the safest version is the one you probably want the least.

The Coolest New Game Console Has a Tiny Screen … And a Crank?!
The Coolest New Game Console Has a Tiny Screen … And a Crank?!

The Playdate is coming in 2020 with 12 exclusive, crank-based games from famous designers for $149.


Fresh Deals


Au Sabot L’Armor Mariner’s Knife
Save 40%: There’s a reason why knife blades come in various shapes — intended use is the primary one. Take Au Sabot’s L’Armor, a folding pocket knife with a somewhat blunted tip, for example. That shape is called a Sheepsfoot, not only because it resembles, in a way, an ovine hoof, but also because it’s a shape that has historically been used for farm work.

Au Sabot’s sheepsfoot knife references sailors though, not shepherds — specifically, 19th Century sailors embarking from England with a similar looking tool called The London. Characterized by a straight cutting edge and a spine that curves down to meet it at the point, sheepsfoot blades were ideal for seamen because the wide angle of the point helps prevent accidental puncture while, say, working on rigging while floating on an undulating ocean. The flat edge is ideal for slicing and straightforward cutting tasks. Sheepsfoot knives are practical by design, a fact that hasn’t changed in over two hundred years — today, the shape is often favored by emergency response teams.

Au Sabot’s L’Armor pocket knife still has that function at its heart, but it adds an appropriate amount of flair too. The four-inch blade is made of Sandvik 12C27 stainless steel, a well-rounded Swedish steel known for its hardness and toughness (it’s often used to make ice skate blades) and is available with handles made of palo santo, olive or horn. All three are currently available at Huckberry for 40 percent off (part of the discount applies after you drop it in your cart). — Tanner Bowden


Timex Expedition Scout Field Watch
Save 50%:
This particular iteration of the Timex Expedition Scout field watch features a modern 40mm brass case, a 20mm lug width for use with a variety of aftermarket straps, and INDIGLO lighting (push the crown in and the dial lights up). For $30, this is the perfect beater watch for hiking, climbing and more. — Oren Hartov


Everlane’s “Pay What You Want” Sale
Save up to 30%: Thanks to one of Everlane’s “pay what you want” sales, you can save 30 percent on a range of warm-weather essentials you’ll need as temperatures climb. The sale also includes a healthy selection of fall and winter necessities like fleeces, sweaters, parkas and jackets at reduced prices — perfect if you want to get ahead of the seasonal shopping curve. — Andy Frakes


Suunto Watches Memorial Day Sale
Save $60:If you’re looking for a tracker that will log your every step, lap and CrossFit move, look no further than the Suunto 3 Fitness, which is currently $60 off. I tested the watch last year and loved how it monitored my bike commuting minutes, running and hiking miles — even open mile swim. With over 70 sports to choose from, this tracker will log every single one.

If that’s not quite the right device for you, the newest model is the Suunto 5 ($329) with over 80 sport modes, adaptive training (that changes based on your past workouts) and stress tracking.

However, The Suunto 3 Fitness isn’t the only watch on sale today at Clever Training. A few other standouts include the Suunto 9 G1 Baro GPS (great for hiking and backcountry riding), the Suunto Spartan Trainer (ideal for triathletes). Shop the rest of the deal here. — Meg Lappe


Bulova Chronograph C
Save 62%: With an unbeatable style and colorful red-white-and-blue dial, this funky chronograph features Bulova’s High Performance Quartz movement and premium materials like domed sapphire crystal. It also hints at the brand’s roots as an American company that was prolific in the era from which this watch takes its inspiration (’60s-’70s). At 62% off its retail price of $750, it’s also a steal right now on Amazon for just $285. — Zen Love


Iron and Resin Sale
Save up to 75%: Born out of the need for more handmade goods to support the founders’ surf- and motorcycle-centric lifestyles, Iron and Resin apparel is made for and by people who embrace the worlds of the sea and the street. From the waxed canvas jackets, worker pants and riding gloves to the fleece hoodies and board shorts, there’s no mistaking Iron and Resin’s natural California style and timeless appeal. For today through to Memorial Day, select apparel is on sale up to 75% off, so now’s the time to stock up for the seasons ahead. — Bryan Campbell


Sonos Certified Refurbished Speakers, Soundbars and Sub
Save up to $150: If you’re in the market for a Sonos speaker, the company is having a big certified refurbished sale. You can get a pretty great deal on three speakers: the Play:1, Play:5 and One. Or you can save big on the Playbar (soundbar) and Sub (wireless subwoofer). The only Sonos speakers that you won’t be able to find a deal on are the Beam (smart soundbar) and Playbase (sound base).


Today on Gear Patrol

2020 Toyota Supra Review: Check Your Judgement At the Door
2020 Toyota Supra Review: Check Your Judgement At the Door

The Toyota GR Supra is saddled with the weight of decades of expectations. But it deserves to be judged on its own merits.

60 Father’s Day Gift Ideas for Every Dad
60 Father’s Day Gift Ideas for Every Dad

Scouring to find the perfect gift for dad for Father's Day? We've got a full roundup of the best stuff to get your dad this year.

The Best Running Shirts for Summer 2019
The Best Running Shirts for Summer 2019

These 12 shirts are tried and tested to keep your summer runs breezy.

The Aquastar Deepstar May Be the Coolest Vintage Dive Watch You’ve Never Heard Of
The Aquastar Deepstar May Be the Coolest Vintage Dive Watch You’ve Never Heard Of

With its distinctive features and chronograph, the Aquastar Deepstar is a beautiful timepiece from the heyday of SCUBA diving.

The World’s Lightest 17-Inch Laptop Is a Wonderful Contradiction
The World’s Lightest 17-Inch Laptop Is a Wonderful Contradiction

The LG Gram 17 is a huge 17-inch laptop that's really thin and weighs less than three pounds.

9 Tools You Need to Take Your Grill Setup to the Next Level
9 Tools You Need to Take Your Grill Setup to the Next Level

Once you've got your head around basics of grilling, you'll want more. These upgrades are what you're looking for.

Everything You Need to Know About Polarized Sunglasses
Everything You Need to Know About Polarized Sunglasses

Polarized lenses are a significant investment over normal lenses. We talk to experts from David Kind, SALT. and District Vision and to learn why.

These Watches Do Way More Than Simply Tell the Time
These Watches Do Way More Than Simply Tell the Time

Forget the Apple Watch. Complete, annual and perpetual calendar watches are the original smart watches.

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