June 26, 2019

Today In Gear: Seiko’s Special Edition Diver Radiates Summer Vibes, Everlane Made Better Shorts & More


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Seiko’s Prospex Special Edition Diver might be the watch of the summer. With all the bits you’ll anticipate from Seiko — who could resist that grey and blue rotating bezel and the iconic case design — this special edition timepiece is rugged and echoes the ocean with a blue wave pattern dial and a second hand designed to recall a Great White sharkfin. For reliable time keeping in rough waters, the 24-jewel automatic movement beats at a frequency of 21,600 vibrations per hour and it’s water-resistant down to 200 meters. This watch also comes with some credentials, meeting the ISO standards for scuba diving and it is also part of Seiko’s partnership with PADI. This stainless steel 45mm diver delivers precision and dependability when it truly counts — and will look great on your wrist in or out of the water.

New & Noteworthy Releases

Everlane Discovered a Way to Make Better Shorts
Everlane Discovered a Way to Make Better Shorts

A sweat-wicking, quick-drying short with 4-way stretch.

We May Have Found Out What Engine the New Ford Bronco Has
We May Have Found Out What Engine the New Ford Bronco Has

An auto parts store database may have prematurely revealed the powerplant hiding under the 2021 Ford Bronco's hood.

This is the Strap Your Dive Watch is Missing
This is the Strap Your Dive Watch is Missing

Beloved by watch aficionados the world over, the ISOfrane strap is one of the world's premier diving bands, with a timeless, functional design that dates back to the 1960s. Get your ISOfrane at the Gear...

Someone Paid $2.1 Million for This 2020 Toyota Supra
Someone Paid $2.1 Million for This 2020 Toyota Supra

A Toyota dealer has taken delivery of Supra No. 1 after paying more than $2 million for it at auction earlier this year. But the sale isn't quite what you think.

This New Cast-Iron Pot Could Last You 100 Years
This New Cast-Iron Pot Could Last You 100 Years

The brand behind some of our favorite cast-iron skillets are now making an enameled Dutch oven.

Frye Teams Up with Crate&Barrel for a Home Bar Collection Full of Leather and Brass
Frye Teams Up with Crate&Barrel for a Home Bar Collection Full of Leather and Brass

If you like Frye's boots and a good Old Fashioned, you're probably going to like this.

One of America’s Favorite Cars May Be About to Die
One of America’s Favorite Cars May Be About to Die

A new report claims the next-generation Chevy Camaro has been cancelled, and the name will be allowed to expire with the current model in a couple years.

These 5 Awesome New Bike Products Will Transform Your Next Ride
These 5 Awesome New Bike Products Will Transform Your Next Ride

Just unveiled at one of the industry's coolest expos, this stuff could change the game.

This Charging Stand Is Perfect for Both iPhone and AirPods
This Charging Stand Is Perfect for Both iPhone and AirPods

TwelveSouth's newest wireless charger works as a wireless charging stand or pad.


Fresh Deals


Belstaff Classic Tourist Trophy Jacket
Save 20%: It’s not easy to earn a reputation for rugged reliability in the world of motorcycle gear, but Belstaff has been at it for nearly 100 years. As it’s risen to prominence in recent years, Belstaff has entrenched itself in the luxury performance apparel space; as a result, price tags tend to be high across the brand. Today, however, the Classic Tourist Trophy Jacket — one of Belstaff’s most iconic designs — is 20% off at RevZilla, currently selling for just $1,160. — Bryan Campbell

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Italian-Made Saint Laurent Sunglasses
Save 66%: Dominated by the same aviator- and Wayfarer-inspired designs, the sunglasses market can seem a bit uninspired at times. If you’ve been yearning for a frame that breaks from the status quo, consider a style from Saint Laurent. The Parisian fashion house offers a range of distinct sunglasses, all crafted in Italy. From a combination acetate-metal Clubmaster style to a chunky Havana-acetate square silhouette, these well-made shades are anything but bland. And now at Nordstrom Rack, some of these sunglasses are up to 66 percent off while supplies last — that’s savings of $230. — John Zientek


Camping Essentials Sale
Save 25%: While Memorial Day Weekend is the unofficial start of summer, Fourth of July is a good reminder that camping season is here in full force. There’s a good chance that you’re dusting off the gear bins for the first time since last fall to find that some items aren’t as pristine as you thought you’d left them and that those gaps in your camping kit remain unfilled. Now is the time to make amends. It’s the perfect time to take advantage of Fourth of July sales at retailers like REI, Backcountry and Huckberry to ensure that you’re well prepared for summer. Here are six things to get you started. — Meg Lappe

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Fender ’68 Reissue Guitar Amps
Save up to $156: Now at Guitar Center, you can save over $100 on a range of classic Fender guitar amps. The Silverface ’68 Custom reissue line — a Princeton, a Deluxe Reverb, a Vibrolux Reverb and a Twin Reverb — is currently discounted. These classic tube amps recreate styles from a transitional year in Fender’s amp production: the tones were classic Fender — warm and bell-like — but they were also noticeably dirtier than amps produced in the mid-‘60s. The amps also presented a new aesthetic with a silver-and-turquoise front panel and an aluminum grille-cloth trim. — John Zientek


Black Hole Recycled 30-Liter Laptop Backpack
Save 30%: Of the well-loved products that Patagonia has created over the years — from ultralight synthetic insulation jackets to iconic fleeces — the Black Hole duffel is one that has weathered the years. The utilitarian gear hauler is made rugged enough to handle the rigors of weeks-long field expeditions yet practical enough that its features aren’t lost on casual travelers. (The 60-liter version is perfect for carry-on-only trips.) Similar to the duffel, the Black Hole Pack uses a wide opening to access its main compartment, which has a sleeve for a laptop or a hydration reservoir as well as smaller pockets for essential items. Unhindered by other unnecessary features, the bag is left to do what it should: provide ample space for whatever it is you might need to carry. Right now the Black Hole Pack is available for 30 percent off at Nordstrom. — Tanner Bowden

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Naim Audio Mu-so Qb
Save $200: You can think of the Mu-so Qb as the perfect Sonos upgrade. It delivers rich audio in a super attractive and compact body; its main feature is, of course, a super huge volume dial that lights up like a halo and has great “knob feel.” Normally $699, the speaker is on sale right now for less than $500 on World Wide Stereo’s website. Just type in the promo code FIREWORK at checkout. — Tucker Bowe


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Pellet Grilling Isn’t a Fad, It’s the Future — Here’s Why
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