June 27, 2019
Today in Gear: Prime Day Is Coming, Nike’s Updated Trainer & More
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New & Noteworthy Releases
This year for Amazon Prime Day there's a change: it will be a full 48 hours from July 15-16. Get the lowdown on all the best Prime Day deals here.
Check out some of the gear we tested at the annual Mid-Atlantic Overland Festival, and don't miss out on the exclusive Gear Patrol reader discount on 2020 passes.
Dorian Valenzuela's custom Giulia has been rebuilt into a dynamite little canyon carver – and now, you can park it in your garage.
Nike updates its ever-popular Metcon training shoe with five new upgrades.
The folks at Lancaster Cast Iron just want to make cast-iron skillets like they used to – smooth, light and simple.
The 2020 Super Duty's new Tremor package brings added off-road chops to one of the biggest, strongest pickups on the road.
Christopher Ward updates an old-school complication with modern design, bringing the moon phase into the 21st century.
Superhuman is an email app with an extensive, exclusive application process, a $30 price tag, and a handful of features that aren't entirely new.
åäö The Pants
15% Off: Swedish brand åäö doesn’t care if you can pronounce its name (it’s something like owa-ah-uh); what it cares about is how you cover up the lower half of your body as we’ve noted before with their shorts. That’s why it spent years, went through nearly 300 prototypes and an 8000-mile motorcycle ride to come up with a single pair, simply called The Pants as these are the only pair you’ll ever need. The Pants stretch in all directions and repel water, dirt or any disastrous spill but they feel like soft canvas and look like a pair of work-appropriate chinos. Made in Sweden from advanced Swiss fabrics, each pair comes hand signed by the seamstress that crafted them. With a long lasting guarantee, åäö will always try to mend any damaged pants or replace them for you. You can snap up The Pants for 15 percent off and free shipping with the special Gear Patrol discount code Gearpatrol. — Gear Patrol
Insane Sale on Motorcycle Helmets Is Still Going On
Save Up to 50%: The gear you wear when you ride can literally save your skin, so it’s worth investing a little extra to make sure you’re protected as well as possible. Right now over at Revzilla, there’s an insane sale on top-of-the-line motorcycle helmets. You can save up to $700 on select top-tier motorcycle helmets from brands like AGV, Bell and Schuberth. If you’ve always wanted the performance and protection from one of the best motorcycle helmets available today (and really, why wouldn’t you want that?), now’s your chance to save a few hundred dollars and upgrade your lid. — Bryan Campbell
Save up to 79%: Nordstrom Rack is having a crazy sale on Persol sunglasses right now and all available styles cost $100 or less. Normal retail prices hover up around $350 which means you’ll save up to 79 percent if you shop now. With a history dating back to 1917, Persol epitomizes Italian luxury sunglasses and its vintage frames are highly collectible. Now owned by Luxottica, the frames are more widely available than in past decades but the styles are no less iconic. If you’re in need of a new pair of everyday shades, don’t pass on this sale — it’ll be hard to find prices like this again. — John Zientek
Save 30%: If you’re in need of some new sneakers for the warm-weather months, head over to Need Supply Co. today. Right now, you can save 30 percent on a bunch of iconic styles from Vans. Choose from slip-on and lace-up styles in a range of colors — prices start at just $45. — John Zientek
Black Diamond Spot headlamp
Save $11: If there’s one camping accessory to buy for summer, it’s a headlamp, and Black Diamond’s Spot, which is currently only $29 at Amazon thanks to a 27 percent discount, is better than a safe bet. It’s simple, but don’t take that to mean it’s basic. The Spot uses three AAA batteries, is fully waterproof, and features a main light with 300 lumens of brightness. According to Black Diamond, it can shoot a beam of light 80 meters (262 feet), but we’re more impressed by how easily you can swap between its various modes (beam, flood, strobe, red night vision) and how its brightness is adjustable as necessary. — Tanner Bowden
Amazon Mid-Century Modern Furniture
Save 20%: In 2018, Amazon entered the furniture space with two new, relatively cheap in-house lines. One was traditional-leaning and looked to belong in your parents’ house, and one was Rivet, Amazon’s affordable take on mid-century modern. The latter is marked 20 percent off today for Prime members today. Discounted products include light fixtures, light bulbs, dining chairs, accent chairs, sofas, side tables and throw blankets. If you’re not looking to break the bank filling out your living room, you could do much worse than this sale. — Will Price
Save up to 30%: Now through July 4th, you can save up to 30 percent on a bunch of Fender guitars at Guitar Center. For the 4th of July Sale, the retailer discounted some iconic guitars including Stratocasters, Telecasters, Jaguars and more. If you’ve been waiting to pick up an affordable axe with player-focused features, this is your chance.
Save $100 on a black Special Edition Standard Strat. The alder-body guitar has a Modern ‘C’ neck profile, a maple fretboard, a Fender Synchronized Tremolo and aged-white knobs. Or if you’re a Tele lover, pick up a Special Edition Standard Tele loaded with a pair of humbucking pickups for $100 off. For fans of offset guitars, a Special Edition Standard Jaguar is also on sale; The instrument comes in a Surf Pearl finish (an homage to the Jaguar’s early days) and has an alder body, a 22-fret maple neck and a Pau Ferro fingerboard.
So if you see something you like, act fast — these are limited-time deals that end on the 4th. — John Zientek
Otterbox Venture 45-quart Cooler
Save 20%: Otterbox made a name for itself protecting your phone from drops. Then the brandlaunched coolers that are just as intense as its dry boxes and phone cases. The brand introduced its first cooler, the Venture, last summer and proved its background in tech protection carries over well to cooler making.
Each Venture cooler features integrated injection-molding and high-grade cooling technologies. The anti-slip rubber feet stay put on long car rides and rickety platforms. Inside, separators create compartments for wet and dry goods, and you can add on a cutting board or side table so anyone who’s with you can become your sous chef. Right now Huckberry is running a 20 percent off sale on the 45-quart version, the perfect size for a weekend getaway. — Meg Lappe
Evergoods CTB 40 Bag Sale
Save $84: We’re obsessed with Evergoods CTB40, the perfect travel backpack. Today, it’s $84 off, and there’s never been a better time to buy one. The bag has just the right amount of pockets, nothing extra, no smattering of logos all over the sleek exterior and a proper clam-shell opening to ease packing struggles. Our editors stand by this pack as one of the most durable and good-looking weekenders out there. If that doesn’t convince you to purchase one, the steep discount definitely helps. — Meg Lappe
Audio Technica AT-LP60-USB Turntable
Save $30: The Audio Technica AT-LP60-USB is a good beginner turntable for anybody that’s just getting into vinyl, and it’s on sale today. The normally $129 turntable can be bought for under $100, but only if you order it from World Wide Stereo and use the code FIREWORK at checkout.
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