August 23, 2019

Today in Gear: A Sleek, Neo-Vintage Bell & Ross Watch, What We Know About the 2020 Ford Bronco & More


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Bell & Ross is known for making precision watches for extreme professions, and its BR 03-92 Diver is no exception. This bronze and olive diver is made in Bell & Ross’ signature square case nodding to the roots of underwater exploring with an engraving of a 1940s diver on the case back. The combination of bronze — the diving industry’s metal of choice — and military olive green, work beautifully together to create this unique military-inspired diver. Crafted in total compliance with military and diving requirements, the monochromatic olive dial is perfectly readable at night with the gold plated Superluminova inserts. With the Bell & Ross motto that simplicity never needs to hinder luxury, the BR 03-92 Diver Green Bronze is sleek, neo-vintage and ready to take on any dive.

New & Noteworthy Releases

The New Ford Bronco: What You Need to Know
The New Ford Bronco: What You Need to Know

2020 is fast approaching. Here's the important information you need to know about the new Ford Bronco before it arrives.

Yeti’s Best Cooler Just Got Even Better
Yeti’s Best Cooler Just Got Even Better

Now featuring some intuitive upgrades, the Hopper is back and better than ever.

GMC Is Launching a New Off-Road Rival to the Gladiator and Tacoma
GMC Is Launching a New Off-Road Rival to the Gladiator and Tacoma

GMC has announced a new Canyon AT4. It should be smaller than the Sierra AT4, and more sophisticated than the Chevy Colorado ZR2.

The Best Damn Coffee Mug You Can Buy Just Got Better
The Best Damn Coffee Mug You Can Buy Just Got Better

An LA-based design studio made a coffee mug for baristas. Turns out it's great for regular people, too.

The New Shelby GT500’s Racing Stripes Are Ridiculously Expensive
The New Shelby GT500’s Racing Stripes Are Ridiculously Expensive

Want some sweet painted racing stripes on your 760-hp Mustang? Yeah, that'll cost as much as a used Mustang.

This $100 Light Switch Is Also an Alexa Smart Speaker
This $100 Light Switch Is Also an Alexa Smart Speaker

The iDevices Instinct is effectively a smart light switch combined with an Echo Dot smart speaker.

Here’s How to Minimize Your Keychain
Here’s How to Minimize Your Keychain

Quiet Carry's new titanium key organizer is ultra-compact and comes with a knife blade or multi-tool implement.

One of America’s Best Cheap Sports Cars Is Set to Die
One of America’s Best Cheap Sports Cars Is Set to Die

Fiat's CEO says the 124 Spider convertible is unlikely to stick around once this current model expires.


Fresh Deals

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Fender Special Edition Standard Jaguar
Save $125: If you’re looking to add this unique guitar to your arsenal, head over to Guitar Center today — currently you can save $50 on a Fender Special Edition Standard Jaguar guitar. The instrument comes in a Daphne Blue finish and has an alder body, a 22-fret maple neck and a Pau Ferro fingerboard. Unlike some of the single-coil models produced a half-century ago, this guitar has two humbucking pickups and a modern C shape neck.

Normally $625, this guitar now costs $500 and includes free shipping. — John Zientek


Audioengine Speaker Sale
Markdowns on Select Models: Audioengine’s line up of impressively-designed speakers and accessories brings high fidelity sound into your home or office space while offering wireless connectivity and analog compatibility. For a limited time, take 10% off select models. — Gear Patrol Store

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Reproduction Military Trainers
Save up to 70%: If you’re looking for a new pair of sneakers for fall and don’t want the ubiquitous styles offered at big-box stores, consider picking up a military trainer. Japanese footwear brand Reproduction of Found specializes in reproduction military trainers from a range of different countries and for a limited time, they’re on sale at Need Supply Co. Pick up familiar silhouettes from countries like Canada and the U.S. or step out of the box with styles from Russia and China. No matter the option, you’ll get a well-made sneaker that will differentiate you from the crowd. — John Zientek

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Bose QuietComfort 20 In-Ear Headphones
Save $120: Even though there are a bunch of really good over-ear noise-canceling headphones – the Sony WH-1000XM3 being our new favorites, edging out the Bose QC35 II – there aren’t nearly as many good in-ear models. In fact, Bose makes the two best noise-canceling in-ear headphones out there. There’s the Bose QC20s ($250, wired) and the Bose QC30s ($300, wireless). Both are fairly expensive, but you can get a pretty good deal on the wired models if you go on eBay right now. There you’ll find the Bose QC20s for $129, which is $120 less than buying from Bose directly.
— Tucker Bowe

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Dyson Vacuums, Fans & More
Save Up to 55%: The newest Dyson will always be the best Dyson. The brand consistently iterates and improves on its product for future generations of vacuums. That said, newer Dysons typically costs well over $500 (at present, the current release is $700). That’s where deals like this Nordstrom Rack Dyson event come in.

The sale is largely manufacturer refurbs marked down up to 55 percent off. Choice picks include the cordless V6 and Ball Multi-Floor (both released just four years ago) vacuums, which are both more than 50 percent off full retail. If you’re wary of used products, Dyson says machines sold through its refurbishment program have been tested to meet “like-new performance standards” and that products may arrive with scratches or other imperfections that don’t impact performance. — Will Price

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Black Diamond Deploy Wind Shell
Save 20%: The lighter-and-more-packable story is one that’s often told in outdoor gear. Companies have been using it since Eddie Bauer (the man, not the company) invented the down jacket in the 1930s, and you can count on them to continue to champion the message for as long as gear is made. But the thing is, it never gets old. Especially when a company like Black Diamond creates something like the new Deploy Wind Shell, a wind-cutting shield of a layer that weighs only 1.7 ounces.

To put that into perspective, the iPhone SE, Apple’s smallest smartphone, weighs more than double that at four ounces. Hell, your keys probably weigh more than 1.7 ounces. The Deploy doesn’t fill an ultra-technical niche that’s only home to professional athletes either; it’s a versatile layer that has the potential for year-round use (windchill can be enough to cause cold-related injuries such as frostbite). Black Diamond was able to get to that low weigh-in by working closely with its fabric makers and by using YKK’s Super Lightweight Zipper.

The Deploy is new for 2019, but right now Backcountry is offering shoppers a discount on one full-priced item with the code TAKE20SUMMER, which means you can get it for 20 percent off. — Tanner Bowden

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Symbol Audio Tabletop HiFi
Save $1,000: For those interested in beautiful hi-fi speakers, you’re going to want to check out this deal: Symbol Audio is selling its Tabletop HiFi, a normally $1,995 hi-fi speaker, for less than $1,000. That’s a crazy good deal, especially considering that Symbol Audio rarely discounts its speakers. The discount applies the Tabletop HiFi in any number of cabinet and front grille finishes; you can choose between finishes like jet black, glacier white (pictured) and natural walnut. — Tucker Bowe


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The 25 Best Scotch Whiskies You Can Buy in 2019
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This $99 Massaging Recovery Ball Is Great for After Any Workout
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‘We’ve Got the Formula:’ Bentley’s CEO Talks the Future of the Luxury Brand
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“We have to reinvent Bentley," CEO Adrian Hallmark says. “If that appeals to vegetarians, carnivores, velociraptors, I don’t care. So long as they have a driver's license."

The Best Briefcases for Every Profession
The Best Briefcases for Every Profession

Trade in your backpack for one of these refined briefcases.

The Best Bang for Your Buck Gear
The Best Bang for Your Buck Gear

All the items we could think of that offer the highest quality at the most affordable price.

This Is the Best Camping Blanket You Can Buy Right Now
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