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The apparel industry is constantly creating new garments, and while we love innovation, overproduction has earned it a spot in the top four biggest polluters of air and water on Earth. Toad&Co is looking to change that by innovating new products like its Mason Shirt Jacket. The brand already implements sustainable fabrics, fibers and certifications across 100 percent of its line, minimizing its ecological footprint, and continues to push for even more sustainable practices and better performance. The Mason Shirt Jacket is made entirely from recycled cotton and recycled polyester while remaining super soft. The midweight heaviness allows for it to be worn comfortably as a shirt, but the zipper-front and on-seam hand pockets make for a great outer layer too. The versatile layering options make this a great addition to your wardrobe, and the sustainable materials make it great for the environment as well.

New & Noteworthy Releases

Everything You Need to Know to Buy a Toyota Land Cruiser
Everything You Need to Know to Buy a Toyota Land Cruiser

The Land Cruiser cemented Toyota's self-described reputation for "quality, durability, and reliability."

Two Historic Brands Collaborated on This Military-Inspired Pilot’s Watch
Two Historic Brands Collaborated on This Military-Inspired Pilot’s Watch

Watchmaker Hamilton and famed leather manufacturer Schott both have American military roots, celebrated here in a new pilot's watch.

One of the Most Iconic Pocket Knives Just Got an Upgrade
One of the Most Iconic Pocket Knives Just Got an Upgrade

Opinel's No. 8 pocket knife has become a timeless classic because it's so simple. The new Ellipse maintains that but includes a nice upgrade.

Is This Vintage Land Rover Defender the Ultimate Overlanding Rig?
Is This Vintage Land Rover Defender the Ultimate Overlanding Rig?

You no longer have to choose between a high-end Defender or an overlander.

These Boots Were Designed by a Legendary Apple Designer
These Boots Were Designed by a Legendary Apple Designer

The designer who helped design the Apple Watch just tried his hand at making a pair of boots.

The New Volkswagen Golf: What You Need to Know
The New Volkswagen Golf: What You Need to Know

The Volkswagen Golf is Europe's best-selling car. But will the next generation make it to the U.S.?


Fresh Deals


Patagonia Nano Puff Jacket
Save 25%: The Nano Puff Jacket typically runs $199, but right now you can score one for 25% off two previous season colors at REI (you can also get the hooded version for the same discount).


Adidas NMD_Racer Primeknit Running Shoes
Save $90: Right now a shoe boasting both Primeknit and Boost, the Adidas NMD_Racer Primeknit, is on sale for just $90, a whopping 50 percent off the regular price of $180.


Au Sabot Le Thiers Pocket Knife
Save 55%: France is the gravitational center of the culinary world, so it’s fitting that the country also produces some of the finest cutlery available. One of the best is Au Sabot’s Le Thiers pocket knife, which is currently 55 percent off at Huckberry.


Clarks Bushacre Chukka Boot
Save 30%: Currently, Nordstrom Rack is offering substantial savings on a pair of Clarks desert boots. The timeless style is 30 percent off and costs just $70, a price rarely seen outside of major retail holidays like Prime Day.


Ray-Ban Wayfarer Sunglasses
Save 65%:In the world of sunglasses, it doesn’t get much more iconic than a pair of Ray-Ban Wayfarers. Right now you can get a pair in either black or Havana for just $80.


Red Wing Leather Travel Care Kit
Save 38%: Yes, your boots were made to take on whatever you could throw at them. But they also deserve some TLC. And who better to get your shoe care necessities from than the people who actually make the boots?


Apple AirPods (2nd-generation)
Save $34: Right now, eBay is selling Apple AirPods (2nd-generation) at their lowest price ever. The deal includes the original charging case (not the new case with wireless charging) and free shipping.


Mophie 3-in-1 Wireless Charging Pad
Save $36: Right now, Apple is selling the Mophie 3-in-1 wireless charging pad for $140, but you get the same charging pad (albeit in a premium ultra-suede finish) from Amazon for $104.


Seiko Presage “Zen” Automatic Watch
Save 48%: Get the clean and handsome Seiko Presage “Zen” automatic watch for nearly half off its retail price at just $309.


Today on Gear Patrol

The Most Interesting Red Wing Boot Collabs You Can Buy
The Most Interesting Red Wing Boot Collabs You Can Buy

From subtle shifts to major overhauls, we love a good boot collab. We rounded up some of the best Red Wing collabs you can still buy right now.

These Simple Vintage Watches Are Perfect for Fall Weather
These Simple Vintage Watches Are Perfect for Fall Weather

We found three great watches that will fit under a cuff in the colder months ahead, but offer a little bit of warm vintage charm.

This Hard-to-Find Laphroaig Scotch Whisky Is a Campfire in Your Mouth
This Hard-to-Find Laphroaig Scotch Whisky Is a Campfire in Your Mouth

Rare whiskey expert Tommy Tardie likes Scotch so big it serves as a meal replacement, whisky you can drink on a beach and more.

54 Tips to Get Your Tech to Work Better for You
54 Tips to Get Your Tech to Work Better for You

We've also rounded up all our productivity tips to get the most out of your gadgets so you can find it all in one place.

These 11 Military-Issued Items Are Also Available to Civilians
These 11 Military-Issued Items Are Also Available to Civilians

This tough stuff is built to be used and abused by the military in the face of extreme conditions — and it's also available to you.

How to Easily Remove Scratches from Your Watch Crystal
How to Easily Remove Scratches from Your Watch Crystal

A fresh scratch on an otherwise flawless crystal is a devastating sight. Fortunately, fixing one is cheap and easy to do at home.

10 Vehicles Have Been Named the Best Value in America
10 Vehicles Have Been Named the Best Value in America

The list of well-built cars, trucks and SUVs is populated, thankfully, by a terrific number of truly desirable picks.

Serious About Whiskey? Here Are 9 Bottles You Should Be Drinking
Serious About Whiskey? Here Are 9 Bottles You Should Be Drinking

At a certain point, most whiskey drinkers make the leap beyond entry-level booze. Here are nine bottles to try next.

Why These Ugly, Non-Waterproof Pants Are the Pinnacle of Outdoor Gear
Why These Ugly, Non-Waterproof Pants Are the Pinnacle of Outdoor Gear

They're like hammer pants for hikers.


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