September 18, 2019

Today in Gear: Coffee Luxury in Your Kitchen, an Iconic Nike Running Sneaker Is Back & More


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Even though we all love a perfectly pulled espresso drink (we are partial to cortados around here), the idea of having a professional espresso machine of your own can seem daunting. The JURA GIGA 6 should put you at ease. This Swiss-made professional machine, crafted for your countertop, is easy to navigate with its touchscreen display — or even from JURA’s app for those planning ahead. The GIGA 6 is a completely programmable machine and can whip up 28 different drinks with just one touch, from cappuccinos and flat whites to Americanos and cortados. The two ceramic grinders also mean you can change up your beans with ease. To keep the JURA GIGA 6 spick and span, it also features automated cleaning and maintenance. With this machine on the market, you have every reason to bring a bit of luxury into your kitchen.

New & Noteworthy Releases

One of Our Favorite Affordable Military Watches Just Got an Update
One of Our Favorite Affordable Military Watches Just Got an Update

Inner minute and hour scales, as well as large sword hands and serious tool watch specs, make the new Hawkinge AGL a winning design.

Fiat Hopes This Giant Graphic Will Help Sell America’s Least Popular Car
Fiat Hopes This Giant Graphic Will Help Sell America’s Least Popular Car

This new Fiat appearance package might cause your next Tinder date to ask some questions.

This Affordable Watch Uses Metal from Salvaged Illegal Firearms
This Affordable Watch Uses Metal from Salvaged Illegal Firearms

Triwa is a Swedish brand making affordable, minimalist watches with a mission of reducing violence by using recycled metal from illegal guns.

One of Nike’s Most Iconic Running Shoes Is Back and Better Than Ever
One of Nike’s Most Iconic Running Shoes Is Back and Better Than Ever

Launched 42 years ago, the Waffle Racer never really goes out of style.

This Personalized Take On Grooming Is the Upgrade Your Skin Needs
This Personalized Take On Grooming Is the Upgrade Your Skin Needs

Customized skincare — without the custom price tag.

Conquer Trails in Style and Silence With Zero Motorcycles’ New Electric Bike
Conquer Trails in Style and Silence With Zero Motorcycles’ New Electric Bike

Zero Motorcycles is bringing the DSR Black Forest Edition—an upfitted version of its most powerful dual sport bike—to the US for 2020.

Ford’s New Upgrade Makes the F-150 and Ranger Far Better Off-Road
Ford’s New Upgrade Makes the F-150 and Ranger Far Better Off-Road

Ford will offer F-150 and Ranger buyers a lift (kit), to help their off-roading game.

Buffalo Trace Just Dropped Its Most Hyped Whiskeys of the Year — Here’s Everything You Need to Know
Buffalo Trace Just Dropped Its Most Hyped Whiskeys of the Year — Here’s Everything You Need to Know

The Buffalo Trace Antique Collection has landed.

These Award-Winning Knives Were Designed by One of America’s Best Chefs
These Award-Winning Knives Were Designed by One of America’s Best Chefs

Thomas Keller is one of the world's best chefs and cookbook authors.


Fresh Deals

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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.

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


Dyson V8 Cordless Vacuum
Save $120: Every year, Dyson charts new territory in the vacuum world with iterative improvements upon older models, usually in the form of more battery and power. This year’s V11 also brought additional space in the dustbin and a novel LCD display that tells users how much juice is left in the battery — both great features if you’re willing to pony up $699 for the latest and greatest in suction tech.

For the rest of us, Dyson’s discounted back catalog still boasts some of the most impressive vacuums ever known to man. And in 2019, none represents a better balance of price and performance than the three-year-old V8.

The V8 has plenty of suction (115 airwatts), up to 40 minutes of runtime (seven minutes on full power), a washable HEPA filter and, of course, it comes with Dyson’s legendary warranty. The cherry on top: you can buy the $450 vacuum directly from Dyson for just $330 today. — Will Price

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Anker PowerLine II Charging Cable
Save $7: The Anker PowerLine II is a three-in-one charging cable that features swappable heads for Lightning, USB-C and micro-USB. This means that with this one charging cable you’re able to charge your iPhone, Sony WH-1000M3 headphones or Nintendo Switch, or whatever else that still charges via micro-USB (like running headphones or a compact camera). If you’re traveling, the PowerLine II essentially eliminates the need for you to bring many of your other charging cables. Right now, you can purchase the normally $18 charging cable for just $11 on Amazon – just makes sure to enter the promo code ANKER8436 at checkout. You can never have too many. — Tucker Bower



The Internet’s Best Deal Motorcycle Helmet Deal Is Even Better, But Not for Long
Save Up to 65%: Five percent off may not seem like much of a bargain. It’s a nickel you don’t have to spend on a $1 purchase, or $1,250 off the price of a $25,000 car; it’s the sort of deal that you’re glad to eke out, but you’re not likely to feel as though you got away with something.

Add it on top of a larger bargain, however, and that 5% starts to feel way more important. Case in point: For a limited time, RevZilla is offering an extra 5% off all of its closeout deals — including the stellar motorcycle helmet deals it has on offer. If you don’t mind rocking previous seasons’ styles (or, in some cases, have a tiny head), you can get great helmets for as much as 65% off with this deal, knocking some expensive lids down to well below $500.

The trick? All you have to do is use the code 5OFFNOW at checkout. That’s it. Pop that in, and you just saved a few extra dollars on top of the rest of your savings.

Of course, the deal is also valid on everything else RevZilla has on clearance — amazing motorcycle jackets, solid boots, great gloves, even motorcycle parts, electronics and luggage. But helmets are one of the places where you can score the most notable deals at the site, so we’re highlighting them here. (Also, y’know, they’re kind of the most important piece of riding gear you should have.) — Will Sabel Courtney

Shop the Deals: Here

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3 Awesome Fixed-Blade Knives Are on Sale
Save up to 50%: Recently, knife designers have proved that fixed-blade knives can be as versatile as folders. Here are three that are on discounted now. — Tanner Bowden

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Filson Bandera Backpacks
Save 43%: Founded in 1897, Seattle-based Filson made a name for itself outfitting some of the hardest workers in the West. It’s bags accompanied workers to the rugged Alaskan wilderness and were proven year after year. While Filson still makes its classic designs, it also makes some backpacks more suited to everyday use.

The Bandera backpacks are made in the USA from hardwearing twill. The 22L bag has a large U-shaped zipper, an interior laptop pocket and a front zip pocket. Normally priced at $175, this discontinued model is now 43-percent off and costs just $100 — act fast if you want a great everyday pack. — John Zientek

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Men’s Suits at Macy’s
Save up to 85%: Now during Macy’s Suiting Event, you can save up to 85 percent on a huge selection of suits. Choose basic options from Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Perry Ellis and more — the prices are too good to pass up. — John Zientek

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Seiko Couture Solar Chronograph
Save 40%: Right now, two slick versions of this sporty, solar-charging Seiko chronograph are on sale at Macy’s for 20% off: one with a black case finish and soft silicone strap, and the other in steel with a steel bracelet. But for a special “VIP” promotion, you can take a further 25% off the reduced price by using the promo code “VIP” at checkout. That brings both versions down by around $200, to under $300 on the rubber bracelet and just a bit more in steel. — Zen Love


Today on Gear Patrol

8 Products our Readers Recommend, and One Thing They Want You to Avoid
8 Products our Readers Recommend, and One Thing They Want You to Avoid

We rounded up the gear that our readers tested lately, their thoughts on it and whether or not they would recommend it.

Is an E-Bike Better for Commuting than a Motorcycle? We Find Out
Is an E-Bike Better for Commuting than a Motorcycle? We Find Out

We take the 36-mile-per-hour Vintage Electric Roadster e-bike out for a lengthy spin.

This Is the Best Smartwatch of 2019
This Is the Best Smartwatch of 2019

The Series 5 is the best smartwatch that Apple has ever made. The problem is, if you already have a Series 4, is it worth the upgrade?

2019 Airstream Bambi Review: The Stylish, Easy Way into Camping Trailer Life
2019 Airstream Bambi Review: The Stylish, Easy Way into Camping Trailer Life

Craving that Airstream life? The Bambl brings all the joys of aluminum-bodied camping trailer living in a compact package at a lower price.

What You Need to Read to Get Ready for Fall Hiking & Camping
What You Need to Read to Get Ready for Fall Hiking & Camping

We've rounded up some of our best how-to guides, tips and expert advice to help you get the most out of your fall camping and hiking.

The Best Way to Keep Coffee Fresh Is Secretly the Easiest
The Best Way to Keep Coffee Fresh Is Secretly the Easiest

What is the best way to keep coffee fresher, longer? As it turns out, it's probably best to just leave it in the bag.

RSVP Now For Your Chance to Test Pinarello’s Dogma F12 Bike in New York
RSVP Now For Your Chance to Test Pinarello’s Dogma F12 Bike in New York

If you're a road cyclist in New York on Saturday, September 28, join us at Roula Cycling for a ride on one of New York City's classic cycling routes.

We Get Hands-On with the iPhone 11, 11 Pro and Apple Watch Series 5
We Get Hands-On with the iPhone 11, 11 Pro and Apple Watch Series 5

We reviewed the new iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and Apple Watch Series 5. Here's what we thought.

The 30 Best Wallets for Men – Top Picks of 2019
The 30 Best Wallets for Men – Top Picks of 2019

From Tanner Goods, Pioneer Carry, Red Wing Heritage and more.

How Ultralight Backpacks Are Becoming Mainstream
How Ultralight Backpacks Are Becoming Mainstream

Ultralight has taken the long-distance backpacking world by storm, offering featherweight features, for a price.


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