OCTOBER 21, 2019

Today in Gear: A Watch with Different Modes for Different Environments, Why Your iPhone Should Be in Dark Mode & More


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Of the seemingly infinite functions to add to a timepiece, few are as practical as the offerings of the Nixon Ripley. At a glance, the watch shows you the digital time, temperature and altitude; information that will be legitimately useful for a variety of outdoor activities and adventures. Other features include a chronograph, an alarm, second timezone, and of course, the day and date. But for the days where the only adventure is commuting into the office, the Ripley lets you activate “City Mode” — hiding the digital functions and leaving you with just a handsome analog face. This versatility allows you to have everything you could hope for in a watch, yet keep a simple low-profile look in your day-to-day.

New & Noteworthy Releases

If You Love Vintage Rolex Watches, You Need This Book
If You Love Vintage Rolex Watches, You Need This Book

The Vintage Rolex Field Good is a compendium of invaluable knowledge, and essential reading for any Rolex fan.

Love G-Shock Watches But Want Something Less Tactical Looking? Check Out the Skeleton Series
Love G-Shock Watches But Want Something Less Tactical Looking? Check Out the Skeleton Series

Inspired by 90s video game systems, three new Skeleton Series watches feature typical G-Shock functionality in playful transparent colors.

Viberg’s Hiking-Inspired Boots Are 15 Times Stronger Than Steel
Viberg’s Hiking-Inspired Boots Are 15 Times Stronger Than Steel

The futuristic Hyperlapse leather fuses the strength of Dyneema with cowhide for an unprecedented level of durability in an impressively thin material. Now, it's in Viberg's hiking boot.

These Pro Surfer-Designed Sunglasses Have One Weird Feature That Totally Works
These Pro Surfer-Designed Sunglasses Have One Weird Feature That Totally Works

John John Florence teamed up with Electric to put out some pretty distinctive new shades.

This Dive Watch Was Designed by a National Geographic Shark Photographer
This Dive Watch Was Designed by a National Geographic Shark Photographer

The new Zodiac Super Sea Wolf 68 Saturation dive watch was made in collaboration with a renowned diver and National Geographic photographer.

This High-Tech, Off-Road Camper Van Is the Future of #VanLife
This High-Tech, Off-Road Camper Van Is the Future of #VanLife

The future includes a natural stone finish and heat-reflective paint.

This Affordable Puffer Jacket Is Made With Recycled Down Fill
This Affordable Puffer Jacket Is Made With Recycled Down Fill

Featuring a recycled polyester shell with PFC-free water-repellency.

Is Mercedes-AMG About to Take a Major Step Toward Killing the V8?
Is Mercedes-AMG About to Take a Major Step Toward Killing the V8?

A report suggests Mercedes is about to make a massive change to one of its best performance cars.

Why Some iPhone Users Should Immediately Switch to Dark Mode
Why Some iPhone Users Should Immediately Switch to Dark Mode

Depending on the iPhone model you have, switching to Dark Mode could greatly extend your battery life.


Fresh Deals


Keep Your Car Out of the Snow With This Top-Rated Garage Door Opener
Save 30%: Right now, Amazon is offering this Chamberlain Group belt drive garage door opener (the number-one-rated garage door opener found on the site) for 30 percent off the usual price.

Buy Now: $169 $119


Don’t Miss Your Chance to Save Up to $450 on Some Amazing Motorcycle Helmets
Save Up to 60%: Revzilla is holding a closeout sale covering a wide spectrum of Arai’s high-quality lids, with numerous colorways, liveries and styles to choose from.

Shop the Sale: Here


Save Big on a Motorcycle Jacket and Pants Combo That’s Perfect for Winter
Save 20%: This week at RevZilla, you can snatch up both the Merlin Lynx 2-in-1 jacket and Lynx pants for 20% off, knocking $140 off the price of a complete cold-weather protective gear setup that’s good for anything the elements throw at you.

See the Deal: Here


3 Awesome Folding Pocket Knives Are on Sale
Save up to 50%: Folding knives mesh seamlessly into everyday life, which in turn helps them be at the ready for unexpected chores. Here are three on sale.


Filson’s Rugged Original Briefcase
Save 25%: Now at Zappos, you can save 25 percent on Filson’s rugged Original Briefcase. Made in America from tan 22-ounce cotton twill and durable bridle leather, it’ll perform well for years to come. It’s a classic bag in a classic color — you can’t go wrong.


Allen Edmonds Shoes and Boots
Save up to $150: If you’re in the market for some new footwear and have been waiting for a good sale, head over to Allen Edmonds today. Many styles — including American-made oxfords and Italian-made loafers — are on sale.


Adidas 4000 4D
Save 25%: Featuring an impossibly light ‘4D’-printed midsole made of oxygen-imbued liquid resin, the Adidas 4000 4D will put your foot to pavement faster than most shoes on the market and now they’re 25 percent off.


LG C9 OLED TV (65-Inch Model)
Save $698: The LG C9 OLED TV is one of the best OLED TVs on the market, and right now they’re on sale on eBay for $1,699 each.


Today on Gear Patrol

2020 Ford Mustang EcoBoost HPP Review: The Boost Is Loose
2020 Ford Mustang EcoBoost HPP Review: The Boost Is Loose

The 2020 Ford Mustang EcoBoost HPP is a new twist on an old favorite, but one aspiring for agility over brute force.

Why Every Cook Needs to Ditch Their Wood Cutting Board for a Rubber One
Why Every Cook Needs to Ditch Their Wood Cutting Board for a Rubber One

Chef Jordan Terry thinks everyone needs a case of deli containers, a durable rubber cutting board & more.

9 Easy Gmail Hacks to Get Your Inbox Under Control
9 Easy Gmail Hacks to Get Your Inbox Under Control

Gmail has all sorts of tools and options that can help you crank through email faster. You can live without them, sure. You probably have been! But they can make email a little less of...

My Favorite New Piece of Camping Gear Isn’t Ultralight, It’s Massive
My Favorite New Piece of Camping Gear Isn’t Ultralight, It’s Massive

It won't even fit in my backpack.

What You Need To Know About Bourbon In 2019
What You Need To Know About Bourbon In 2019

Jim Murray crowned another bourbon as whiskey of the year, so to help you learn more about the liquid gold, we compiled the bourbon news and guides you should know in 2019.

The 5 Best Aluminum Carry-On Bags for Traveling This Winter
The 5 Best Aluminum Carry-On Bags for Traveling This Winter

From affordable Away to ritzy Rimowa.

Here’s What You Need to Know About Ketones
Here’s What You Need to Know About Ketones

Plus, the affordable kettlebells you'll have for life and keto-friendly protein bars.

These Are the Best Bourbons of the Year, According to the World’s Leading Whiskey Expert
These Are the Best Bourbons of the Year, According to the World’s Leading Whiskey Expert

The most-read whiskey critic in the world on the best bourbons of the year.


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