November 1, 2019

Today in Gear: An Upgrade for Your Airpods Case, The North Face and Dr. Martens Collab & More


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If you have ever mixed up your AirPods with someone else’s, or let that small white case slip out of your hands and hit the ground, it’s not a bad idea to look for a bit of personalization and protection. Incase has a refined solution for protecting the charging case that holds and powers your AirPods. The folks over at Incase have crafted the Metallic Case, a lightweight, form-fitting case made from a high-quality metallic material that adds an element of style to your AirPods — while keeping its glossy charging case from getting scuffed and scratched. The case material features a textured, 100% vegan fabric with a subtle metallic finish making it durable and resistant to stains and abrasions so it will never lose its good looks.You can also grab 20% off the case with the code INC-GEAR20, so why not protect the way you connect.

New & Noteworthy Releases

Everything You Should Know About Toyota’s Cars, Trucks and SUVs
Everything You Should Know About Toyota’s Cars, Trucks and SUVs

Thinking of buying a Tacoma or a 4Runner? Here's a guide with everything you need to know about 2020 Toyota models.

This Ceramic Royal Oak May Be the Coolest Blacked-Out Watch of the Year
This Ceramic Royal Oak May Be the Coolest Blacked-Out Watch of the Year

With a black case and openworked dial revealing an in-house movement, this perpetual calendar-equipped Royal Oak is a stunner.

Ikea’s New Collection with Virgil Abloh Is Every Bit as Weird as You’d Expect
Ikea’s New Collection with Virgil Abloh Is Every Bit as Weird as You’d Expect

Expect lots of quotation marks and words in all-caps.

This New Tent Is for People Who Don’t Like Camping
This New Tent Is for People Who Don’t Like Camping

Snow Peaks new tent is about living outdoors, not surviving it.

Dr. Martens and The North Face Purple Label Just Released These Vintage-Inspired Boots
Dr. Martens and The North Face Purple Label Just Released These Vintage-Inspired Boots

The latest collaboration with the rare brand The North Face Purple Label is a duo set of waterproof boots primed for winter.

Apple TV+ Is Here, This Is What You Should Know Before You Sign Up
Apple TV+ Is Here, This Is What You Should Know Before You Sign Up

Apple TV+ is finally here for $5 a month, but you can get a week (or maybe even a whole year) for free. Here's what you need to know.

Google Acquired Fitbit. What Does That Mean for Fitness Enthusiasts?
Google Acquired Fitbit. What Does That Mean for Fitness Enthusiasts?

Three hot takeaways from the day's biggest fitness tech story.

Move Over Pappy, This Is Buffalo Trace’s Rarest Whiskey
Move Over Pappy, This Is Buffalo Trace’s Rarest Whiskey

Ever heard of O.F.C Vintage bourbons? Didn't think so.


Fresh Deals


Clif Bars
Save up to 33%: Typically, stocking up on Clif Bars means a trip to Costco, where the flavor options are limited. But thanks to a sale at The Feed, you can save up to 33 percent on the bars.


Adidas Ultraboost
Save $54: These best-selling sneakers are responsive, soft and fast, great for running but also for wearing at the gym. They normally go for $180 but thanks to a limited JackRabbit sale, you can get them for much less.


Cole Haan Leather Weekend Bag
Save 74%: Available in brown, the bag features dual rolled-top handles, a zip closure and interior organizing pockets. The perfect size for a weekend getaway, it will hold a couple changes of clothes, toiletries and other necessities.


Drop Raw Denim
Save 25%: Drop’s jeans are aimed straight at denimheads but they come with price tags that look like a mistake.


Mophie Powerstation USB-C Power Delivery XXL
Save 84%: The Powerstation USB-C Power Delivery XXL, which was $150 when it was released a year and a half ago, is selling on Amazon for $100. However, you can get a way better deal if you shop on eBay: it’s selling for just $23.

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Apple TV 4K
Save $89: Apple sells the Apple TV 4K in two different configurations. There’s the 32GB option for $179 and the 64GB option for $199. Right now, however, AT&T is selling the 32GB option for just $90. That’s a crazy good deal.

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Buy Now: 179 (Apple)


Bulova Devil Diver
Save 22%: The Bulova “Devil Diver” is a hell of a watch for about $800. Right now on Macy’s, you can get the Devil Diver for 20% off retail plus a further $20 off using the code “HOUR48,” for a final price of $616.


Today on Gear Patrol

Three Vintage Military Watches That You Can Buy Right Now
Three Vintage Military Watches That You Can Buy Right Now

Serious, overbuilt chronographs and chronometers from Junghans, Omega and Vacheron Constantin are up for grabs.

The 20 Best Bottles of Whiskey to Gift This Year
The 20 Best Bottles of Whiskey to Gift This Year

Though it is a popular holiday gift, getting someone a bottle of whiskey runs a risk of coming of as "too easy." Pick these bottles to avoid that.

Win $2,000 Worth of Bedding, Cast Iron and More, All Made in the USA
Win $2,000 Worth of Bedding, Cast Iron and More, All Made in the USA

Whether your idea of a fall adventure is heading to a far-off cabin to unplug or hunkering down by the fire at home, you'll need the proper gear to enjoy the season.

Why You Need Two Bottles of Mezcal in Your Bar Cart
Why You Need Two Bottles of Mezcal in Your Bar Cart

Christine Kang, Beverage Director at New York City's The Breslin, likes sipping good mezcal, rare French liqueurs and more.

6 Red Wing Heritage Styles You Can’t Buy in America
6 Red Wing Heritage Styles You Can’t Buy in America

Meet the Mil-1 Congress Boot, the Canoe Moc, the Lineman Boot and more.

5 Things You Need to Run Your First Marathon
5 Things You Need to Run Your First Marathon

It takes time and effort to get ready for running's most famous distance race. Having the right gear helps too.

21 of the Best Military Watches and Their Histories
21 of the Best Military Watches and Their Histories

We examine some of world's most famous military watches and delve into their origins, from the Fifty Fathoms to the Milsub and more.

Subaru Was Overlanding Before it Was Cool
Subaru Was Overlanding Before it Was Cool

Some brands are just now leaning into dedicated off-road models fueled by the rise in the popularity of the outdoor lifestyle. Subaru has been doing it for decades at this point.

The 18 Best Christmas Gifts for Hikers
The 18 Best Christmas Gifts for Hikers

From shirts and pants and hats to boots and backpacks and headlamps, options abound.

Now Testing: Apple AirPods Pro and iPhone 11 Pro
Now Testing: Apple AirPods Pro and iPhone 11 Pro

5 things to know about Apple's brand-new AirPods Pro, and shooting 4K video with the iPhone 11 Pro's wild new camera.


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