NOVEMBER 11, 2019

Today in Gear: A Base Layer with Built-In Ventilation, a Camper Van with a Configurable Interior System & More


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It’s great fun picking out a winter coat with the most technically advanced features possible, but the oft-neglected base layer selection is equally important. A good base layer should not only provide warmth but ample ventilation as well, which Smartwool’s new Intraknit 3D-knit Merino wool base layers were designed for. They’re built with an articulated performance fit and gender-specific ventilation placed for optimal thermoregulation, keeping you warm where it matters most. The Intraknit Merino wool layers are flexible and breathable, with durability, odor resistance and faster dry times. You won’t get these features from your old pair of long johns, and if you’re going to be performing strenuous activities in the cold, you’re going to seriously appreciate the difference.

New & Noteworthy Releases

This Watch Auction Has Heavy Hitters from Rolex, Patek Philippe and Vacheron Constantin
This Watch Auction Has Heavy Hitters from Rolex, Patek Philippe and Vacheron Constantin

The Phillips "Game Changers" auction on December 10th in NYC features some pretty bonkers new and vintage watches.

This Camper Van’s Interior Is Made of Lego-Like Blocks for Incredible Versatility
This Camper Van’s Interior Is Made of Lego-Like Blocks for Incredible Versatility

Cheaper and more flexible than most camper van conversions? What's not to love?

This Cool Minimalist Watch Is Less Than $250
This Cool Minimalist Watch Is Less Than $250

Two Scottish, including a brewery and a design firm, teamed up on this handsome, Bauhaus-inspired timepiece.

The Best Jeep Gladiator Is Getting More Expensive for Mysterious Reasons
The Best Jeep Gladiator Is Getting More Expensive for Mysterious Reasons

The price of the Gladiator Rubicon is climbing by $330, without any clear explanation as to why.

Everlane’s New $300 Suit Looks Like a $1,000 Suit
Everlane’s New $300 Suit Looks Like a $1,000 Suit

Everlane moves into the suiting space with a modern take on the menswear classic. Somehow, they got the Italian wool suiting down to just $300.

This Exclusive Platinum Royal Oak Watch Is Next to Impossible to Get
This Exclusive Platinum Royal Oak Watch Is Next to Impossible to Get

With a black dial and full platinum case and bracelet, this Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar watch is only available in Japan.

These New Travel Shoes Are Weird But Make Perfect Sense
These New Travel Shoes Are Weird But Make Perfect Sense

Sanuk's new travel shoe, the Chiba Journey LX, is unlike any other we've seen and uses an unexpected key ingredient.

Nomos’s World Time Watch Gets a Stealthy New Black Dial
Nomos’s World Time Watch Gets a Stealthy New Black Dial

German watchmaker Nomos's new limited-edition world time watch, featuring a matte black dial and in-house movement, celebrates Amsterdam.


Fresh Deals


Le Creuset Dutch Oven
Save $125: Today on Sur La Table, the classic 5.25-quart size is $125 under its retail price — good for one of its lowest prices ever.


Global G2 Chef’s Knife
Save 41%: Today on Amazon, Global’s G-2 Chef’s Knife is on sale for $93, matching the lowest price on record on the platform.



Save Up to $450 on Some of the Best Motorcycle Helmets Out There
Save Up to 60%: If this added burst of nice riding weather has you stoked to hit the road every chance you can before the snow flies, then why not take this chance to grab a new Arai helmet for up to 60 percent off at RevZilla’s closeout sale?


The North Face Denali 2 Fleece
Save 25%: One of the few tweaks The North Face has given the Denali over the decades is that it’s now made with 100 percent recycled materials. Right now, you can pick one up for 25 percent off at REI for a savings of nearly $50.


Outdoor Research Ultralight Dry Sack 5l
Save 25%: Protecting your food and clothes costs less than a six pack of craft beer.


Everyday Backpacks from Eastpak
Save 29%: If you’re in the market for a great everyday backpack, head over to Need Supply Co. today. Currently, great bags from Eastpak are even more affordable. They start at just $43.


Ralph Lauren Mid-Season Sale
Save 50%: Ralph Lauren’s mid-season sale is live and you could score some deals on top of deals with its extra 30 percent off promotion.


Bose SoundLink Revolve
Save $80: The SoundLink Revolve is one of Bose’s newest portable Bluetooth speakers and right now you can get a pretty excellent deal on one. Amazon is selling the normally $199 speaker for just $119, which is the cheapest it has ever been.


Citizen Promaster Marine Watch
Save 40%: The price for the Citizen Eco-Drive Promaster Marine is $625, but you can take an extra 25% off at checkout by entering the code “FRIEND,” which, on top of a 20% sale that’s already running, brings the final price down to $375.


Today on Gear Patrol

17 Tools That Pro Chefs Can’t Cook Without
17 Tools That Pro Chefs Can’t Cook Without

There are no gear testers more rigorous than the commercial chef. Here are the kitchen tools four pro chefs can’t get enough of.

For Janus Motorcycles, Building Bikes by Hand Is the Only Way
For Janus Motorcycles, Building Bikes by Hand Is the Only Way

For this Indiana-based company, building great bikes requires love, care—and the help of the Amish.

The Best Everyday Gadget Gifts They’ll Love to Use
The Best Everyday Gadget Gifts They’ll Love to Use

When we talk about the tech we use every day, the normal things come to mind: smartphone, laptop and headphones. But really, that's just scratching the surface.

The Best Winter Denim Fit for Subzero Temperatures
The Best Winter Denim Fit for Subzero Temperatures

Jeans may be timeless, but not every pair is seasonless. If your denim-loving legs are planning on making it to spring intact, they'd better don a pair of jeans that'll keep them thawed through winter.


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