June 24, 2019
Today In Gear: Oris Dive Watches for Clean Oceans, the Outdoor Gear of the Future & More
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It can be hard to think there is a connection between beautiful timepieces and efforts to keep our oceans clean. But Oris has brought the two together with the limited edition Oris Ocean Trilogy set, complete with a display case made of recycled plastic that’s been collected from the ocean. Limited to only 200, each box includes three of the Swiss watchmaker’s diver watches that are part of the company’s mission to bring change for the better, to the world’s oceans. Two of the watches in the set are the Oris Great Barrier Reef Limited Edition III and the Clean Ocean Limited Edition, which have been made in partnership with the Reef Restoration Foundation and Pacific Garbage Screening. The third timepiece available exclusively in the set is the Blue Whale Limited Edition — the first Aquis chronograph with a three, six and nine dial layout — which is focused on protecting the world’s largest animal. Three great watches, helping keep our oceans clean.
New & Noteworthy Releases
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Heaven Hill discontinued its quietly covetable Bottled-in-Bond bourbon last year. It's back.
The Carapate camper trailer is a French twist that includes an all-wood exterior, but it's only available in Europe for the time being.
Patagonia Black Hole Duffel
Save 30%: If you’ve never heard of Patagonia’s Black Hole duffel bags, you’ve likely spotted one in an airport, foreign train station or strapped to the roof of an overlander. Patagonia built the weather-resistant and sturdy bags to last decades with a rugged TPU-laminated ripstop nylon. They also include removable backpack straps that make carrying one a breeze, even when it’s fully loaded. The 60-liter version is arguably the most versatile size; it’s big enough to pack everything you’ll need for a weekend or a week, and it still fits into the overhead bins on planes. We’ve put this bag through its paces on all kinds of adventures, from a ski weekend in Vermont to a month-long trip to Ecuador. It’s one of the best rugged duffel bags available, and right now it’s also 30 percent off at Backcountry in nearly every volume. — Tanner Bowden
Brooks Brothers Clothing, Shoes and Accessories
Save up to 50%: Off-season sales are an ideal time to invest in wardrobe classics you can wear for years to come. A great example is the Brooks Brothers Summer Sale, one of the iconic retailer’s biggest sales of the year, where discounts are up to 50 percent on a range of well-made garments. Pick from blazers, shirts, shoes and more, but don’t wait — the sale ends June 28. — John Zientek
Red Wing Heritage Shoes and Boots
Save up to 52%: It’s a rare occurrence when you can find discounted footwear from Red Wing Heritage. But every so often, Nordstrom Rack offers a range of shoes and boots from the brand at highly-reduced prices. Often, the styles are European or Japanese market styles or factory seconds, and the savings are usually at least half off. Currently, you can save up to 52 percent on shoes and boots from Red Wing Heritage. For the widest range of sizes, check out the derby shoes and work oxfords — they’re all $150 or less. — John Zientek
Wüsthof’s Classic Chef’s Knife
Save 45%: The market for chef’s knives is made of tiers. Every major knife manufacturer has a value knife that goes for $30 to $45 that’s typically made of hardwearing, easy-to-dull stainless steel (think Victorinox’s Fibrox knife). The second tier, priced just under $100, is filled with knives made with steel that keep an edge longer, but aren’t forged and thus susceptible to chipping. Starting around $150, the third tier is where you’ll find sturdy, forged chef’s knives that remain sharper for longer and pay greater attention to handle ergonomics. This tier is typified by knives like Wüsthof’s Classic 8-Inch Chef’s Knife — a forged, wide bevel knife designed in a classically German style.
Seagate Backup Plus Portable (5TB)
Save $60: Right now, Amazon is selling the Seagate Backup Plus Portable hard drive with 5TB of storage for less than $100. It’s a pretty great deal that saves you $60. The portable hard drive can be hooked up to either a Mac or Windows desktop or laptop via a simple USB cable (included), so you can backup all your files. This is ideal for anybody that doesn’t want to rely on (or pay for) a Cloud-based storage solution. Also, 5TB is a huge amount of storage — most likely enough to backup your entire computer and then some.
BioLite Headlamp and More Sale
Save 35%: We’re big fans of Biolite’s HeadLamp that dropped earlier this year, thanks to its lightweight, easy to adjust and extremely comfortable design. We reviewed it late last year and were impressed with its abilities to shine on Mt. Marcy in upstate New York and along the dark streets of Brooklyn on night runs. If you’re planning a camping adventure this summer, now’s the perfect time to stock up on whatever lights you need to stay seen and see. Biolite’s HeadLamp is currently 15 percent off on BioliteEnergy.com. While you’re there, check out the additional products for up to 35 percent off, like the CampStove, FirePit and our favorite, the SunLight. — Meg Lappe
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