May 30 2019

Today In Gear: Under the Canopy’s Organic Cotton Sheets, the World’s First Wool Surfboard & More


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Your nightly sleep starts with hitting the sheets. An item that’s such an essential, it can become basic. That’s no reason not to look for sheets that are a cut above. This is where Under the Canopy HomeGrown Organic Cotton Sheet Set can spruce things up. Under the Canopy makes sure the sheets you snuggle up to every night are as good for you and the planet as they are comfy. These sheet sets are crafted with soft and lightweight USDA certified organic cotton and to achieve their color-lasting hues — eight in total to choose from — Under the Canopy uses non-toxic dyes that are free from harmful chemicals. All of it adds up to make one comfortable set of sheets that are better for the earth to boot.

New & Noteworthy Releases

The Toyota Pickup Is One of the Toughest Trucks In the World, This One Is Better Still
The Toyota Pickup Is One of the Toughest Trucks In the World, This One Is Better Still

No matter where you go on this planet, you're bound to see an old, beat-up Toyota pickup roaming around. For a good reason.

This Might Be the Most Bizarre Knife We’ve Ever Seen
This Might Be the Most Bizarre Knife We’ve Ever Seen

As the everyday carry segment grows, creative and strange knives like the Lyra will become more common.

Bose Promises the First Great True Wireless Noise-Canceling Earbuds
Bose Promises the First Great True Wireless Noise-Canceling Earbuds

They promise the same level of noise canceling as the current QuietComfort 35 II. Maybe even better.

You Can Finally Buy a New Motorcycle Helmet by Hello Cousteau
You Can Finally Buy a New Motorcycle Helmet by Hello Cousteau

The Bell SRT is a tried-and-true full-face lid, and now it looks light-years better thanks to a dose of distinct Hello Cousteau style.

Ralph Lauren Just Re-Launched Its Iconic Polo Sport Line
Ralph Lauren Just Re-Launched Its Iconic Polo Sport Line

Polo Sport is back in all its 1990s glory with two new capsule collections you can shop right now.

Ferrari’s New Car Moves Away From 80 Years of Tradition
Ferrari’s New Car Moves Away From 80 Years of Tradition

Packing three electric motors and all-wheel-drive, the new range-topping SF90 Stradale deviates farther from the front-engined/rear-wheel-drive layout originally used by Enzo Ferrari than any F-car before.

The Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir Swears by These Workout Shoes
The Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir Swears by These Workout Shoes

Designed for active fitness enthusiasts.

The Rock’s New Gym-Centric Earbuds Are More Proof His Stuff Doesn’t Suck
The Rock’s New Gym-Centric Earbuds Are More Proof His Stuff Doesn’t Suck

Who doesn't want to be like The Rock?

HODINKEE’s Latest Leather Watch Straps Are the Perfect Compliment to Your Watch Collection
HODINKEE’s Latest Leather Watch Straps Are the Perfect Compliment to Your Watch Collection

This collection is made from premium French calfskin leather and comes in 10 colors and four different sizes.


Fresh Deals


Seiko 5 SNZG Field Watch
Save 60%: If you tend to gravitate toward smaller watches, then the 37mm Seiko 5 SNK series is a great, affordable field watch. However, if you’re looking for something on the larger side, then the SNZG, which features a 42mm case, is probably a better bet. And the good news is that you can pick one up for $99 right now on Drop.
— Oren Hartov


Minimalist Sneakers from Common Projects
Save 30%:Since its inception in 2004, New York-based footwear brand Common Projects has become something of a cult favorite. The brand makes luxe versions of classic sneaker silhouettes, using premium materials and Italian craftsmanship. While the brand isn’t as hard to come by as it once was, it’s rare to find substantial markdowns on any of its styles.

But, today is one of those rare occasions. If you head over to Need Supply Co., you can save 30 percent on a few different pairs of shoes and boots from Common Projects. The understated styles are available in a range of sizes and prices start at $297 — that’s almost unheard of for this brand. — John Zientek


Addaday Softy Plus Foam Roller Sale
Save 60%+:The Addaday softy plus foam roller is the lowest price we’ve seen on a roller this soft. Typically, it’s $30, and today it’s down to just $9. Foam rollers help warm up your muscles before a workout, as well as stretch them out post-sweat. Having one in your apartment, home gym or office is always a good idea. It helps promote mobility, which keeps your muscles and joints performing at their peak, so activities of daily living (sitting, walking, eating, standing) remain as easy as they are right now for the rest of your life.

Foam rollers typically have a bad rap for being super tough, and thus hard on your muscles, but this soft one is a good place to start. And once you’ve worked your way up, you can always check out a vibrating one (albeit way more pricey). Whether you’ve upped your weekly workouts, or are just starting a new routine, adding this $9 foam roller to your warm up and cool down is the best idea you can have. — Meg Lappe


All-Clad 10-Piece Set
Save $205: What’s the difference between quality stainless steel cookware and cheap stainless steel cookware? In short, even heating, balanced weight, strong warranty programs, reputation and durability. The downside, of course, is cost.

Today on Amazon, the most-respected stainless steel cookware in the world is on sale — in bulk. All-Clad’s ten-piece collection of stainless is marked down from $700 to $495. The set includes a sauté pan, two fry pans, a stock pot and two saucepans. This is as inexpensive as the full kit of All-Clad has been on Amazon. — Will Price


Timex Acadia Field Watch
Save 40%: The Timex Acadia, a model based on a reference from the ’90s, features a 40mm black resin case, quartz movement with date function, black dial with 24-hour scale and 50m of water resistance. With its matching black 20mm NATO strap and military-inspired looks, the Acadia is perfect for the outdoors, and right now, its on sale for 40% off its list price of $85, for a final sale price of just $51. — Oren Hartov

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Dyson Products on Ebay
Save Up to 60%: If you’ve ever wanted a Dyson vacuum, air purifier, hair dryer or lamp, now is a good time to strike. Ebay’s Pre-Summer Dyson sale event cuts prices back 20 percent, even on products that were already discounted.

Unsurprisingly, the best deals are on past generation Dyson products. Luckily, older Dyson products aren’t completely worthless. For vacuums, look to the cordless V8 or the classic upright MultiFloor model. HEPA-certified air purifier and fan combo machines are also discounted significantly. Use code PRESUMMER for the extra 20 percent off. — Will Price


Lawson Hammock Blue Ridge Hybrid Camping Hammock
Save 21%: During the warm summer months, we’re more than happy to trade out our tents to sleep in a hammock. But we also understand the misgivings held by hammock initiates — a primary one being that they leave you exposed to weather and insects. Our rebuttal: not all hammocks do; take Lawson Hammock’s Blue Ridge Camping Hammock, which is currently 20 percent off at Huckberry, as exemplar.

It’s best to understand the Blue Ridge as a hammock-tent hybrid. Using collapsible aluminum poles and a line that acts as a central beam, the Blue Ridge has an interior space that’s fully enclosed by mesh, and it comes with a rain fly for use in rough weather. More than that, it uses spreader bars on both ends to create a flatter sleeping surface than other ultralight camping hammocks that envelope sleepers in a cocoon. (Pro tip: you can prevent your body from contorting into a banana shape by lying diagonally in a hammock.) When there are no trees in sight, you can also set up the Blue Ridge on the ground, just as you would a regular tent.

Additionally, Kammok’s Roo Double, a more classic style of camping hammock, is also 37 percent off at Huckberry too. — Tanner Bowden


Today on Gear Patrol

Review: Is this the Perfect Outdoor Projector?
Review: Is this the Perfect Outdoor Projector?

Anker makes the best portable projectors you can buy right, but which should you buy?

Can a Wool Surfboard Be as Good as a Traditional Board?
Can a Wool Surfboard Be as Good as a Traditional Board?

Firewire Surfboards replaced one key ingredient of surfboard construction with stuff from sheep.

The 25 Best Coffee Roasters in America
The 25 Best Coffee Roasters in America

Your guide to the absolute best coffee roasters in America, as chosen by a panel of five coffee industry experts.

Diving With Doxa Watches in Bonaire
Diving With Doxa Watches in Bonaire

We took three serious dive watches beneath the waves in Bonaire, a Dutch island in the Caribbean, to put them through their paces.

The Best New Car Features for the Perfect Road Trip
The Best New Car Features for the Perfect Road Trip

When road trip season rolls around, any car will do. But some vehicles on sale pack features that make the ride even better. We've picked out a few sure to make your next long drive...

This Is How to Maintain a Dive Watch
This Is How to Maintain a Dive Watch

A diver may be the ultimate "tool" watch, but it still needs some TLC. Follow these pointers and your watch should last a lifetime.

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