August 19, 2019

Today in Gear: A Zodiac Watch with “Floating” Hands, a Supreme-Branded Smartphone & More


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New & Noteworthy Releases

These Rugged Boots Will Stand up to Fall’s Worst
These Rugged Boots Will Stand up to Fall’s Worst

Gore-Tex lined hunting boots with Mossy Oak Bottomland camouflage.

When Space Is at a Premium, Reach For a Matador
When Space Is at a Premium, Reach For a Matador

Constructed of weatherproof ripstop Cordura and boasting welded seams and waterproof zippers, Matador’s bags are incredibly strong yet pack down extremely small.

Pick up This Affordable Overshirt Before the Fall Weather
Pick up This Affordable Overshirt Before the Fall Weather

Made from rugged 8.6-ounce cotton twill.

The First Porsche Failed To Sell Amid Epic Auction Snafu
The First Porsche Failed To Sell Amid Epic Auction Snafu

An auctioneer created mass confusion, which caused the controversial "first Porsche" to miss its auction reserve.

This Funky Retro Watch Features Unique and Mysterious ‘Floating’ Hands
This Funky Retro Watch Features Unique and Mysterious ‘Floating’ Hands

The new Zodiac Astrographic reprises a 1969 watch marking the moon landing, and it features a "mystery dial" with hands that appear to float.

Supreme’s Upcoming Smartphone Is a Blast From the Past
Supreme’s Upcoming Smartphone Is a Blast From the Past

The Supreme/Blu "Burner Phone" is as basic as a phone can get, but it's doubtful that anyone will actually use it to make phone calls.

What Just Happened at Trail Running’s Toughest Race — and How You Can Get Into the Sport
What Just Happened at Trail Running’s Toughest Race — and How You Can Get Into the Sport

The Leadville 100 race came to a close this weekend with two surprising winners — and we've got plenty of tips and tricks for emulating them.

Admit It — You Want These New Socks-and-Sandals Shoes
Admit It — You Want These New Socks-and-Sandals Shoes

Chaco's new Z/Ronin shoes channel the socks-and-sandals look and are part of a broader clash between the outdoor and fashion worlds.

Supreme Collaborated With Honda on This Rad Dirt Bike
Supreme Collaborated With Honda on This Rad Dirt Bike

Supreme previewed its Fall/Winter collection for 2019. It includes an eye-catching Honda dirt bike.

This International Harvester Scout Wears Its Original Charm With Pride
This International Harvester Scout Wears Its Original Charm With Pride

This International Harvester Scout II has all of its patina, plaid and accrued charm intact.


Fresh Deals

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Calvin Klein Boxer Briefs
Save 50%: Like going to the dentist, eating raw vegetables, and getting eight hours of sleep, buying new underwear is one of those things everyone should do way more often. (The ideal cadence is to refresh everything in your underwear drawer every six months, but you should aim to do it at least once a year.) Now at Nordstrom Rack, you can pick up a pack of three black cotton boxer briefs from Calvin Klein, one of the best sellers in the category. Act fast and get them for an additional 50 percent off the list price of $40. That means they cost just $20 today. — John Zientek

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Levi’s Denim Essentials
Save up to 75%: If you’ve been waiting for a chance to stock up on some solid wardrobe basics, head over to Levi’s today. Currently, you can save up to 75 percent on a huge range of clothing at the Warehouse Event. Choose from jeans, jackets, tees and more — the prices are hard to beat. — John Zientek

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Seiko 5 SRP48X “Baby Monster”
Save 15%: Right now, you can nab a Seiko 5 SRP48X “Baby Monster” for just $152, an 15% savings off the MSRP of $180. The Baby Monster, which is available here in an orange dial, features now-iconic thick lumed indices and hands, a stainless steel 43mm case with 100m of water resistance, a mineral crystal, a notched unidirectional dive bezel and Seiko’s 4R36 automatic movement with day-date complication, which is viewable via an exhibition case back. — Zen Love


Wüsthof Chef’s Knife
Save 49%: The Wüsthof Classic is made of a stainless steel composite containing more carbon than is normal for a stainless blade, granting it some of the attributes associated with carbon steel knives (like markedly easier sharpening).

Today on Ebay, you can get it for 46 percent off. That’s more than $60 cheaper than its listed price on Amazon. — Will Price


Adidas Ultraboost Sale
Save 50%: The feel-good Adidas Ultraboost is normally $180 but thanks to a summer sale, you can spend just $100 on a brand new pair. These best-selling sneakers are responsive, soft and fast — you can’t go wrong with a Boost purchase. Here at Gear Patrol, we’re big fans of all Boost sneakers — from the Ultraboost to the Solarboost, especially for running and the gym. The Solarboost was one of our best new running shoes of 2019, that’s also 50 percent off today, too and down to just $65. Head over to Adidas.com and use enter AUGUST20 at checkout to get an additional 20 percent off all sale items. — Meg Lappe

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Bulova Chronograph C Special Edition 96K101
Save 62%: With an unbeatable style and colorful red-white-and-blue dial, this funky chronograph features Bulova’s High Performance Quartz movement and premium materials like domed sapphire crystal. It also hints at the brand’s roots as an American company that was prolific in the era from which this watch takes its inspiration (’60s-’70s). At 62% off its retail price of $750, it’s also a steal right now on Amazon for just $289. — Zen Love


Thermowork Thermapen MK4
Save $23: Ask anyone who knows their way around a grill and the answer will be the same: the meat thermometer is among the most essential grilling and barbequing accessories there is. And if you ask Cook’s Illustrated, Wirecutter or professional pitmasters who makes the best ones, it’s ThermoWorks.

The company’s business is the monitoring and regulation of heat grills and smokers. It makes humidity trackers, pH monitors, infrared heat-sensing guns and four-channel meat probes, but its marquee product has always been the humble Thermapen. It’s accurate and comes with helpful features like a rotating display, auto-enabled backlight and a category-leading IP67 waterproof rating.

Today on Thermoworks site, cop an open-box Thermapen for $23 off its usual $99 price tag. The on-sale units include sales demos, customer returns, cosmetic seconds, slightly damaged packaging and refurbished units (all come with Thermoworks’ full warranty). — Will Price

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Sony WH-1000XM3 Noise-Canceling Headphones
Save $150: Right now, eBay is selling refurbished Sony WH-1000XM3 noise-canceling headphones for under $200. That’s a pretty terrific deal considering these are arguably the best noise-canceling headphones you can buy, and new models typically cost around $350.

It should be noted that Bose and Sony both recently dropped the prices of their QuietComfort 35 II ($349 $299) and WH-1000XM3 ($349 $299) headphones, respectively, by $50 — Amazon is selling both their headphones for under $300.

That said, if you’ve been wanting to purchase some really great noise-canceling headphones, which are right up there with the Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 ($399) and the Bose QuietComfort 35 II, then you should jump on this eBay deal. — Tucker Bowe

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Cotopaxi Outdoor Apparel
Save up to 70%: In its own words, Utah-based gear brand Cotopaxi is “into funky.” That proclamation becomes evident with a quick scroll through its site — there are a lot of colors. Even muted grays and blacks seem to pop, somehow. All that vibrancy and the eclectic pairing of clashing hues belies the fact that Cotopaxi’s gear is pretty damn technical. It’s Fuego Down Jacket, for instance, is stuffed with 800-fill water-resistant down, and its Sambaya Stretch Fleece Crew pullover is made of Polartec’s Power Stretch Pro fabric.

Both of those items are currently on sale — the down jacket is down from $230 to $140 and the pullover, originally $120, is just $30 — as part of a massive end of summer sale. In addition to those pieces, you can pick up a retro pile fleece pullover for just $42, a tech windbreaker for $32, an active tee for $15 and more.
— Tanner Bowden

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Dr. Martens Chelsea Boots
Save 50%: If you’ve been dreaming of a new pair of Chelsea boots, now’s your chance to score a classic pair at a great price. The Dr. Martens Graeme Chelsea boots are now 50 percent off at Nordstrom Rack.

Made in England, this slim silhouette features Portuguese leather, elasticized gussets, Dr. Martens’ air-cushioned sole and Goodyear welt construction. They’re available in four versatile colors and a range of sizes, but if you see a pair you like, act fast — this deal won’t be around long. — John Zientek

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12.9-Inch iPad Pro (Latest Model)
Save $399: Right now, Amazon is selling the latest 12.9 iPad Pro (Wi-Fi only) with 1TB of storage for $1,350 — that’s almost $400 less than the exact same model on Apple’s website. Of course, the 1TB of storage is probably overkill for most people; but if you’re a photographer or videographer who edits on-the-go (or basically anybody who doesn’t use iCloud for storage), this iPad Pro model makes sense.

If interested, act fast — these kinds of Amazon deals don’t typically last long.
— Tucker Bowe


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