OCTOBER 17, 2019

Today in Gear: The Supplement Line Lebron Uses, a New Engine for the Land Cruiser & More


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When LeBron James went searching for the perfect supplement with his trainer Mike Mancias, they came up empty. So the duo decided to make their own. That is the simple mission behind Ladder, to formulate a line of clean performance products with the highest standards for quality, taste and safety — and make it available to all. To get it done, James and Mancias assembled a squad of experts and spent four years developing their foundational supplements, including Pre-Workout, Plant Protein, Whey Protein and Superfood Greens. Each supplement is NSF Certified for Sport which guarantees every ingredient and dose is approved by all major sports governing bodies — free of banned substances and unsafe levels of contaminants. Ladder sources cleaner, higher-quality ingredients to formulate better sports nutrition supplements that help you push further and get the most out of your training. So whether you are an athlete looking to step up your game, or you’re simply looking to push your daily workout routine up a notch, Ladder will work for you.

New & Noteworthy Releases

Master & Dynamic Just Announced Two Super-Pretty AirPod Alternatives
Master & Dynamic Just Announced Two Super-Pretty AirPod Alternatives

They also announced sport-focused wireless earbuds.

This Affordable Dive Watch with a Titanium Case and GMT Function Is 40% Off Today
This Affordable Dive Watch with a Titanium Case and GMT Function Is 40% Off Today

The Citizen Eco-Drive Promaster Marine dive watch offers lightweight titanium, a GMT function, Eco-Drive technology, and a strong value.

One of the Best Bourbon Makers in America Just Released Its First Rye Whiskey
One of the Best Bourbon Makers in America Just Released Its First Rye Whiskey

Heaven Hill Distillery's Elijah Craig line first venture outside of bourbon will be an affordable, weirdly hard-to-find rye whiskey.

A Famous WWII-Era Military Watch Inspired This New Timepiece
A Famous WWII-Era Military Watch Inspired This New Timepiece

Inspired by the American "canteen watches" of WII, Mk II's Hellion is an automatic, military-style watch for under $700.

The Toyota Land Cruiser May Finally Be Getting a New Engine
The Toyota Land Cruiser May Finally Be Getting a New Engine

A new Lexus trademark could mean a big change for the LX and Land Cruiser.

Go Buy This $45 Bottle of Bourbon Before It Sells Out Everywhere
Go Buy This $45 Bottle of Bourbon Before It Sells Out Everywhere

The 16th edition of Jim Murray's Whisky Bible names a strikingly available bourbon the best of the best.

You Can Buy Kurt Cobain’s MTV Unplugged Cardigan
You Can Buy Kurt Cobain’s MTV Unplugged Cardigan

There are few performances more iconic than Nirvana's MTV 'Unplugged' in 1993. Now you can bid on the cardigan Kurt Cobain wore for the infamous acoustic session.

Under Armour’s New Astronaut Suits and Boots Will Have You Dreaming of the Cosmos
Under Armour’s New Astronaut Suits and Boots Will Have You Dreaming of the Cosmos

If you're gonna spend a fortune to board a commercial space flight, you might as well look good doing it.

This Gorgeous Console Brings High Definition to Old Game Boy Games
This Gorgeous Console Brings High Definition to Old Game Boy Games

The Analogue Pocket is a brand-new portable gaming system that can play all your old Game Boy, Game Boy Color and Game Boy Advanced games.

This Gorgeous Land Rover Defender Is Ready For Adventure
This Gorgeous Land Rover Defender Is Ready For Adventure

This Defender is exceptional, but not cheap.


Fresh Deals


Arc’teryx Alpha SV Jacket
Save $149: The best ski deals tend to surface at the end of the season, as retailers look to move out the current inventory to make room for next year’s crop. But every once in a while, a sweet deal surfaces on the eve of a new season, a golden opportunity for those with the alacrity to pounce. Such is the case with Arc’teryx’s top-of-the-line Alpha SV jacket, which Backcountry is currently moving at a 20 percent discount. Weighing in at just over a pound, this jacket is the choice of many a powder hound, mountain guide and expert alpinist for several reasons. First of all, it boasts the unmatched waterproofing and breathability of a Gore-Tex Pro 3-layer membrane, ideal for off-piste adventures. The Alpha SV also features tough N100p-X face fabric, WaterTight pit zips, an adjustable storm hood and an array of pockets to ensure your touring gear is always within easy reach. The only catch? The huge discount only applies to a couple of colorways: Pilot, a pretty sharp-looking dark gray with red accents available in small, medium and large and Stellar, a royal blue-ish hue available in large. But if that causes you a moment’s pause, just think how many après-ski beers you can buy with that extra $149. — Steve Mazzucchi


Alden Shoes and Boots
Save 30%: Alden has been one of America’s foremost shoemakers since their founding in 1884, lauded for their no-compromise approach to materials and construction. Notoriously, they’re also rarely ever seen in the sale section. Thanks to Need Supply and their sitewide Friends and Family event, which drops almost everything down 30 percent, Aldens are cheaper than ever. Included in the rare price drop are a set of Need Supply-exclusive suede plain toe shoes and boots all built on a 360-degree Goodyear welt atop Alden’s own rubber wedge sole for a smoother stepping. But you’d better hurry. — Gerald Ortiz


Levi’s Jeans, Jackets, Tees and More
Save up to 70%: 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 70 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


American Trench x Gear Patrol Beanies
Only $49 Typically, a knitted garment consists of separate parts sewn together to create the final masterpiece. But American Trench does it a little differently. The entire cap is produced at once. These born-in-America hats use the latest seamless whole garment knitting machine technology, so you won’t notice a difference in the hat’s back and front, inside and outside. There are zero seams. After each hat is produced the garment is washed to prevent shrinkage and improve the softness of the yarn. We partnered with our friends at American Trench to produce three exclusive colors for the winter season that will quickly become part of your go-to outerwear. Whether your signature color is indigo, merlot or grey, there’s an Italian wool and cashmere blend that’s sure to complement every coat you own. The yarn is a blend of merino and cashmere which produces a soft yet sturdy construction that you’ll never want to take off. For a limited time, get these cashmere blend beanies for more than 40% off, only in the Gear Patrol Store.— Gear Patrol Store


Fender Stratocaster and Telecaster Guitars
Save up to $150: Right now, you can save up to $150 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. If you see something you like, act fast — these deals won’t be around for long. — John Zientek


Japanese-Designed New Balance Sneakers
Save 38%: Lauded for his innovative approach to fashion design, Junya Watanabe’s been known to collaborate with heritage brands like Levi’s and Carhartt. Now you can grab the famed designer’s latest collaboration with New Balance and save some serious cash while you’re at it. The collection riffs on New Balance’s 574 sneaker and exchanges suede and mesh for an all-leather upper, giving the archetypal dad sneaker a luxe update. Available in three subdued colorways, each pair features ENCAP technology and an EVA midsole. — Gerald Ortiz


Sony WH-1000XM3 Noise-Canceling Headphones
Save $100 or More: Right now, eBay is selling brand-new Sony WH-1000XM3 noise-canceling headphones for $250, which is $100 off what they normally go for. You can also buy refurbished models for just under $200, which is a pretty terrific deal considering these are arguably the best noise-canceling headphones you can buy. 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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Seiko Solar Recraft Chronograph
Save $165: This fun, colorful chronograph watch seems straight out of the 1970s and, with its matching NATO strap, is a perfect way to get into the fall spirit. It exists in Seiko’s retro-inspired Recraft Series and features solar-charged quartz movement — which means it’s highly accurate and hassle-free, never requiring a battery change. At 43.5mm wide in steel, it will wear boldly and the Seiko name means quality, value, and the respect of the watch crowd. Best of all, it’s on sale on Amazon now for $185 — that’s a full $165 off its full retail price ($350). — Zen Love


Seiko Prospex SRPD33/SRPD35 Automatic Watch
Save $231: Introduced in 2019, this serious-looking, still new member of the Prospex Land family has all the elements that make Seiko’s sport and tool watches so popular. It features familiar traits from the brand’s field-style watches like compass markings (on a rotating inner bezel) and a military feel. The combination of short lugs and that offbeat crown guard at 2 o’clock really makes for a unique, but tough impression. At 43mm wide in steel, it has an automatic Seiko movement, and comes as a green (SRPD33) or black (SRPD35) colorway. Each version has the same reasonable price of $530, but you can get it at a decent discount on Drop for just $299 for a limited time. — Zen Love


Today on Gear Patrol

No Car Sparks Joy Like the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ
No Car Sparks Joy Like the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ

Need a special gift for your mom for her birthday? Try giving her a ride in a 759-horsepower Lamborghini.

Apple Can Still Save the HomePod, Here’s How
Apple Can Still Save the HomePod, Here’s How

The HomePod seems to be a forgotten player in the smart speaker race, but Apple shouldn't give up on it.

This Simple German Lager Should Be in Your Fridge at All Times
This Simple German Lager Should Be in Your Fridge at All Times

Sommelier John Slover likes simple beers, balanced amaris & more.

Smartwatch or Mechanical Watch? This Revolutionary Design Is Both
Smartwatch or Mechanical Watch? This Revolutionary Design Is Both

The Ressence Type 2 e-Crown is one of the most unique, innovative modern watches. We break down how it works and why it's so damn cool.

The Best Rock Climbing Shoes of 2019
The Best Rock Climbing Shoes of 2019

Having tested dozens of pairs, here are our top 10.

These Small-Batch Leather Goods Are Field Tested
These Small-Batch Leather Goods Are Field Tested

Leather products tested by scientists in the field.


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