OCTOBER 30, 2019

Today in Gear: A Backpack with Interchangeable Storage Options, an Upgrade for Your Laptop’s Sound & More


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Different activities typically call for different sets of equipment. You probably wouldn’t bring your hiking equipment to the office, and you certainly wouldn’t bring your office equipment hiking. You can, however, use the same bag for both, and any other outings you go on. The 5.11 Tactical All Missions Pack is built for just that; all missions, with the versatility to justify the name. The durable 500D dobby nylon exterior houses a buckle and hook/loop system allowing you to swap between seven different gear sets, each designed for the requirements of various missions. The bag comes in 4 different sizes, so whether it’s housing your everyday carry or your lifelines while you’re out in the field, you’ll have quick and reliable access to the tools you need.

New & Noteworthy Releases

How to Properly Change a Tire
How to Properly Change a Tire

Save the AAA respondent (or dad) some hassle and learn how to change a tire yourself with this quick, helpful guide.

The Best Affordable Mechanical Dress Watch Is Now Available with a Blue Dial
The Best Affordable Mechanical Dress Watch Is Now Available with a Blue Dial

The Marlin is back with a deep navy blue dial and brown leather strap, but it's still $200, and still features a handwound movement.

Indian’s New Bike May Be the Most Feature-Loaded Motorcycle Ever
Indian’s New Bike May Be the Most Feature-Loaded Motorcycle Ever

With its mighty power, great looks and next-level technology, the new Indian Challenger strives for greatness right out of the box.

Buffalo Trace’s New Whiskey Pushes the Boundaries of Bourbon, for the Better
Buffalo Trace’s New Whiskey Pushes the Boundaries of Bourbon, for the Better

Buffalo Trace Distillery's Old Charter Oak line is a big science experiment.

Did This Grill Company Make a Better Big Green Egg?
Did This Grill Company Make a Better Big Green Egg?

The masters of luxury grilling just showed off their first new grill since 2014.

These New Field Watches Feature Automatic Movements for Under $300
These New Field Watches Feature Automatic Movements for Under $300

The second-generation Orient Defender sports a 42.4mm steel case, 100m of water resistance, and several complications.

Upgrade Your Laptop’s Sound Quality with This Cheap Hi-Fi Accessory, Now in Matte Black
Upgrade Your Laptop’s Sound Quality with This Cheap Hi-Fi Accessory, Now in Matte Black

Everybody who wants to improve their desktop audio situation, for cheap, should buy this headphone amp/DAC.

These 10 Cars Hold Their Value Better Than Any Others
These 10 Cars Hold Their Value Better Than Any Others

These are the cars that best hold their value. Mostly because they're awesome.

Ram’s New Off-Roading Concept Is a Mind-Blowingly Cool Overlander
Ram’s New Off-Roading Concept Is a Mind-Blowingly Cool Overlander

Take our favorite pickup truck, and add on all the coolest overlanding goodies you could ever want.

Stealth Bombers Inspired This Limited-Edition Pocket Knife
Stealth Bombers Inspired This Limited-Edition Pocket Knife

CRKT teamed up with Ken Onion to create the Panache, a limited-edition pocket knife made in a numbered batch of 550.

Wolverine’s Latest Goodyear Welted Boots Are Crafted in a World-Class Shoemaking City
Wolverine’s Latest Goodyear Welted Boots Are Crafted in a World-Class Shoemaking City

The new collection from heritage boot brand Wolverine features all the same quality the brand's known for in a (much) friendlier price point.

Carbon Fiber Construction Makes This Rig the Ultimate Overlanding RV
Carbon Fiber Construction Makes This Rig the Ultimate Overlanding RV

The best luxury RV out there picks up a carbon fiber monocoque.

This Is the New King of Tiny Drones
This Is the New King of Tiny Drones

It's designed for entry-level drone pilots.


Fresh Deals


BlenderBottle GoStak Twist n’ Lock Storage Jars
Save 54%: The BlenderBottle GoStak Twist n’ Lock Storage Jars can boost you up to the next level at the gym. Right now they are up to 54 percent off at Amazon, dropping the cost to just $6.


Panasonic Washable Beard Trimmer
Save 40%: The trimmer boasts a whopping 50 minutes of run time plus 39 different trim settings, adjustable in half-millimeter increments from just 0.5mm up to 20mm. The trimmer typically goes for $100, but thanks to a special Amazon deal, you can get yours today for just $59.


Filson Garment Bags
Save 50%: You cannot go wrong with any one of Filson’s bags, their Garment Bag included. Now at half off, the bags are built to take on the elements so your suits don’t have to.


August Smart Lock Pro
Save $71: In our recent smart lock buying guide, we named the August Smart Lock Pro as the best overall smart lock — and right now it’s on sale. The normally $280 smart lock is just $209 on Amazon right now, that’s a discount of $70.


Today on Gear Patrol

This Is the Best Smart Lock for Most Homes (And Now It’s on Sale)
This Is the Best Smart Lock for Most Homes (And Now It’s on Sale)

If you have August or Nest smart home products, this smart lock will work with them.

The 25 Best Kitchen Gifts for Chefs and Foodies
The 25 Best Kitchen Gifts for Chefs and Foodies

The best gifts for the would-be chef in your life solve issues in the kitchen. Here are 25 ideas to get started.

I Won’t Stop Wearing These Weird Shoes to the Gym
I Won’t Stop Wearing These Weird Shoes to the Gym

Skinners's minimalist footwear looks totally bizarre, but the socks-shoes hybrid is too perfect for lifting not to wear at the gym.

5 Wireless Earbuds to Buy If You Don’t Want AirPods
5 Wireless Earbuds to Buy If You Don’t Want AirPods

Don't own an iPhone? Or do AirPods not fit in your ears? These are our favorite wireless earbuds that aren't AirPods.

The Best Accessories to Give the Most Stylish Man You Know
The Best Accessories to Give the Most Stylish Man You Know

Hunting down a gift for your most fashionable friend is a target that's easy to miss. We caught these accessories out in the wild web so you don't have to.

All-Wheel-Drive vs Four-Wheel-Drive: Know the Difference
All-Wheel-Drive vs Four-Wheel-Drive: Know the Difference

Understanding the differences will make buying your next ride that much easier.

How to Buy Exclusive Goods from Japan
How to Buy Exclusive Goods from Japan

Meet ZenMarket, From Japan and Dejapan -- your door to hard-to-find Seikos and Asia-only Red Wings.

This $1 Product on Amazon Is All You Need to Travel with Whiskey
This $1 Product on Amazon Is All You Need to Travel with Whiskey

Protecting all the wine, whiskey and beer you pick up on the road costs less than a cup of coffee.

8 Outdoor Products That Make Tailgating Awesome
8 Outdoor Products That Make Tailgating Awesome

Outdoor gear is lightweight, durable and made to provide comfort away from the home. As a result, it's ideal for tailgating at the game.

What Makes a Quality Pair of Jeans?
What Makes a Quality Pair of Jeans?

Paul Dillinger (of Levi's) and Kiya Babzani (of Self Edge) explain what goes into a quality pair of jeans.


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