July 26, 2019

Today in Gear: Tapping Into FILA’s Mountaineering Roots, a New Field Watch from Seiko & More


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While known for its distinctive sneaker styles and iconic red white and navy logo, FILA is tapping into its history in mountaineering and outdoor wear — that had world-renowned mountaineers like Reinhold Messner donning FILA gear to climb Mount Everest without supplemental oxygen in 1978. FILA Explore builds upon that legacy, drawing inspiration not only from the natural world but also from its extensive archives including ski, hiking, alpine and trek collections.

FILA Explore introduces a variety of footwear options, including the Trailpacer, that are broken into four categories — Canyon, Woods, Mountains and Elements. The shoe is sure to get noticed in four colorful options, all inspired by nature from desert turquoise to the oranges and yellows of fall leaves. The Trailpacer has a built-up hiking shoe silhouette complete with rope laces and a tread straight from the FILA archives in Biella, Italy. Be sure to grab a pair of the Trailpacers while you can — The Explore Collection isn’t going to be around for long.

New & Noteworthy Releases

Seiko Has Released a New Affordable Field Watch, But It’s Not Easy to Get
Seiko Has Released a New Affordable Field Watch, But It’s Not Easy to Get

Seiko's basic new quartz "SUS" field watch is inexpensive and stylish, but you can currently only buy it in Japan.

One of the Best Backpacks We’ve Seen Just Got Better
One of the Best Backpacks We’ve Seen Just Got Better

Mission Workshop's Rhake WX is the pack to end all packs.

Omega Celebrates the Tokyo 2020 Olympics with Two New Ceramic Dial Watches
Omega Celebrates the Tokyo 2020 Olympics with Two New Ceramic Dial Watches

Omega's new Aqua Terra and Planet Ocean watches mark the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

These Are the Best Knives of the Year, According to Experts
These Are the Best Knives of the Year, According to Experts

These are the best knives of the year, as chosen by a select panel of judges from the cutlery industry.

This Vintage Land Rover Was Custom-Made to Carry Motorcycles
This Vintage Land Rover Was Custom-Made to Carry Motorcycles

The Australian motorcycle brand Deus Ex Machina collaborated with Portuguese Land Rover restorers Coolnvintage on a magnificent resto-mod.

This Is Way Cooler Than Your Average Smart Plug
This Is Way Cooler Than Your Average Smart Plug

It's also an air quality monitor and nightlight.

This Affordable, Military-Inspired Watch Is Packed With Useful Features
This Affordable, Military-Inspired Watch Is Packed With Useful Features

The Promaster Nighthawk features a world time complication with 26 time zones, a perpetual calendar and 200m of water resistance.

This Is the Best Smart Lock You Can Buy for Your Home Right Now
This Is the Best Smart Lock You Can Buy for Your Home Right Now

Our Editor's Pick for the best smart lock you can buy for your home right now is the August Smart Lock Pro + Connect.

You Should Be Making Your Own Queso Dip
You Should Be Making Your Own Queso Dip

Quit your jarred queso habit and make the good stuff at home.

The Next BMW M3 Will Still Have One of Its Most Beloved Features
The Next BMW M3 Will Still Have One of Its Most Beloved Features

BMW has been leaving manual gearboxes behind in recent years, axing them from everything from the M5 to the 3 Series. But it looks as though the new M3 will be an exception.


Fresh Deals

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Seiko Samurai Dive Watch
Save 25%: Many watch enthusiasts cut their teeth on mechanical Seiko dive watches because they are some of the best values in the watch industry. Take, for example, this Prospex SRPB55 “Samurai.” It’s has a full 200-meter depth rating (meeting ISO’s standard for divers), an in-house automatic movement, a waffle-textured dial and a case with a black ion finish. Yet you can get all of this for just $525 — except right now on Amazon, the watch is selling at a 25 percent discount, meaning you can get this hard-hitting diver for only $394. — Oren Hartov


4 Beautiful Pocket Knives Are on Sale
Save up to $59: There’s no shame in buying a knife just because it’s good-looking. Luckily, these ones are also practical, and significantly discounted. — Tanner Bowden

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Wardrobe Essentials from Outerknown
Save up to 60%: California-based clothing brand Outerknown makes some of our favorite wardrobe staples. Its laid back threads are easy to integrate into your daily wardrobe and will quickly become the first things you reach for in the morning. Now during the brand’s Summer Sale, you can save up to 60 percent on a huge selection of clothing. Pick from shirts, pants, shorts and more — deals start at just $9. — John Zientek

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G&L Limited Edition Tribute ASAT Electric Guitar
Save 40%: In 1979, legendary electric guitar designer Leo Fender started a new brand called G&L with two former Fender executives. His goal was to improve upon Fender’s iconic designs with better pickups, bridges and construction. More recently, the brand established its Tribute series, offering affordable takes on the upgraded instruments.

Today at Guitar Center, you can pick up a G&L Limited Edition Tribute ASAT Classic Ash Body guitar for 40 percent off at Guitar Center, this $500 guitar costs just $300. It’s practically a steal, so act fast — the deal will be gone before you know it. — John Zientek


Dainese Misano D-Air Perforated Jacket
Save 48%: In case you hadn’t figured it out yet, motorcycles aren’t as safe as cars. No matter how much defensive and proactive riding we do, life on two wheels out on the open road is inherently more dangerous than driving. The best thing motorcycle riders can do to keep themselves safe, then, is wearing the right gear — an armored jacket, pants, boots and gloves — to stave off possible injury. Dainese took a giant leap forward with its top-of-the-line riding gear incorporating the D-Air system. And right now, you can get the Misano D-Air Perforated Jacket for $700 less than it normally costs.

Using a wireless airbag system, microprocessor, internal sensors and a GPS system, a D-Air equipped jacket can determine if an accident is imminent and deploy extra protection in less than 15 milliseconds to protect the riders shoulders, collarbone and body. The inflated airbags will also mitigate helmet roll in an accident, keeping your lid from making direct contact with the collarbone. It’s a technology only top-level MotoGP riders and racers had access to until recently, but now it’s available for street riding…and right now, it’s 41% off. — Bryan Campbell

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Hydro Flask Journey Series Hydration Backpack
Save $60: When Hydro Flask, the maker of some of our favorite water bottles, revealed its first hydration backpack, we were impressed. We weren’t surprised though — it’s no shocker that a company focused on providing the best ways to carry water would do a pack justice. The Journey Series Hydration Pack uses a reflective neoprene sleeve to keep a full bladder cold for hours. Hydro Flask made the bag with a tough waterproof fabric, and it’s suspended with a comfortable mesh back panel that provides lots of airflow (to help your back from getting too sweaty). The pack is brand new this year, but as part of Huckberry’s summer clearance sale, you can pick one up for 30 percent off. — Tanner Bowden


Finex 12-Inch Cast-Iron Skillet
Save $66: Finex’s quirky, octagonal cast-iron skillets have earned the brand a larger following than any of its boutique cast-iron cookware competition. Beyond the famous eight corners, the pans are known for a perfectly smooth cooking surface, steel coil handle and above-average weight. The biggest knock against it? Steep retail prices. Today on Drop, get the 12-inch skillet (with a lid) for $66 less than its normal $275. — Will Price


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Three Affordable Vintage Omega Watches from the ’70s
Three Affordable Vintage Omega Watches from the ’70s

If you're not familiar with the joys of inexpensive vintage Omega watches, here's a great selection to start with.

With Security Cameras, What’s the 4K Difference?
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The Arlo Ultra 4K is a battery-powered security camera that captures true 4K video. It offers something different from any other DIY system.

How to Import the Fantasy Foreign Car of Your Dreams
How to Import the Fantasy Foreign Car of Your Dreams

Ever dream about importing a Nissan Skyline, a right-hand-drive Supra or a never-sold-here Lotus? This is how you'd go about it.

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