DECEMBER 17, 2019

Today in Gear: An Automatic Oris Honoring a Jazz Legend, the App Instant Pot Owners Need & More


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Oris continues to celebrate influential figures in the jazz community with its latest release honoring famed Australian jazz musician James Morrison. While Morrison is most well known as a trumpeter, he is an accomplished composer and multi-instrumentalist, as well as the founder of the James Morrison Academy of Music. The James Morrison Academy of Music Limited Edition watch features an automatic movement with a blue gradient “dégradé” face that is beautifully complemented by golden indices and hands, one of which is tastefully shaped like the finger hook of a trumpet. The back of the stainless steel case is engraved with a trumpet – Morrison’s favorite instrument — and the very logo of his academy. The watch comes on a leather strap in a special box and is limited to 1,234 pieces.

New & Noteworthy Releases

This Wild Hiking Boot Is One of the Coolest Releases of 2019
This Wild Hiking Boot Is One of the Coolest Releases of 2019

Pacific Northwest bootmakers Danner and Japanese hi-tech outdoors brand White Mountaineering just made one of the wildest hiking boots you'll ever see.

Would You Pay $25 for This AirPods Cleaning Kit?
Would You Pay $25 for This AirPods Cleaning Kit?

How much are you willing to pay to get your AirPods case completely lint- and grime-free?

Forget Champagne, We’re Drinking This Champagne-Sized Miller High Life on New Year’s Eve
Forget Champagne, We’re Drinking This Champagne-Sized Miller High Life on New Year’s Eve

The literal Champagne of Beers.

This Weird Blanket Sold Out Immediately the Last Time It Was Available
This Weird Blanket Sold Out Immediately the Last Time It Was Available

Authenticity50's new hyped duvets are full of wool instead of down.

Porsche Is Working on an Actual Flying Sports Car
Porsche Is Working on an Actual Flying Sports Car

Society has dreamed of flying cars for nearly a century. Porsche and Boeing might be about to make those dreams come true.

Our Favorite Honda of the 2000s Is Back, and Better Than Ever
Our Favorite Honda of the 2000s Is Back, and Better Than Ever

An icon is getting revamped with some modern Honda accessories.

You’ve Never Seen an Ultralight Backpack Like This One
You’ve Never Seen an Ultralight Backpack Like This One

The newest backpack from Swedish outdoor gear maker Klättermusen is loaded with features but lacking in color.

Looking for Instant Pot Recipes? This New App Has More than 1,000
Looking for Instant Pot Recipes? This New App Has More than 1,000

Get access to over 1,000 customized Instant Pot recipes through its new app, made in collaboration with Drop.

You Never Have to Plug In These Wireless Headphones
You Never Have to Plug In These Wireless Headphones

Is having to charge your wireless headphones a huge inconvenience?

The Next Cadillac Escalade’s Screen Is 6 Times Bigger Than Your New iPhone’s
The Next Cadillac Escalade’s Screen Is 6 Times Bigger Than Your New iPhone’s

The Cadillac Escalade will respond to the Lincoln Navigator with, you guessed it, something big and ostentatious.

These Limited-Edition Red Wing Heritage Boots Are Designed by a Japanese Streetwear Legend
These Limited-Edition Red Wing Heritage Boots Are Designed by a Japanese Streetwear Legend

Red Wing Heritage's American design meets Fragment Design's Japanese craftsmanship on two limited-edition boots.


Fresh Deals


A Huge Sale on Bell Helmets, With a Catch
Save Up to 50%: Bell’s Race Star helmet is a dynamite motorcycle lid, and right now at Revzilla, you can pick up a small or extra-small one for 50% off.


The North Face Denali 2 Fleece Jacket
Save 25%: The instantly recognizable Denali 2 is back in a more Earth-friendly form — and it’s on sale.


REI Last-Minute Gifts Sale
Save Up to 40%: Shop the sale now, knock out your holiday shopping (or score some stuff for yourself), and you can kick back with some sweet, sweet nog early this year.


Cozy Fleece Jackets from Manastash
Save 30%: Manastash has been making waves for its trail-minded ethos and its fleece jackets are some of the best in the market.


Calvin Klein Boxer Briefs
Save 50%: Now at Nordstrom Rack, you can pick up a pack of three black cotton boxer briefs from Calvin Klein for 50 percent off the list price of $40. That means they cost just $20 today.


Today on Gear Patrol

The Best Fragrances for Work
The Best Fragrances for Work

Choose wisely (though you’re already doing so by picking one from this list).

Our Favorite Cars We Drove in 2019
Our Favorite Cars We Drove in 2019

There's a lot of variety here, but they all have one thing in common: We love 'em.

This Mexican Booze Smells Like Pickles and Tastes Incredible In Everything
This Mexican Booze Smells Like Pickles and Tastes Incredible In Everything

Wild-fermented from naturally-grown sugar cane in a cloud forest in central Mexico, this centuries-in-the-making Oaxacan rum is truly something special.

Reader Survey: What Was the Best Gear to Come out This Decade?
Reader Survey: What Was the Best Gear to Come out This Decade?

We want to know what you think was the best product to come out this decade.

The 27 Best Fitness Gifts for Men This Holiday Season
The 27 Best Fitness Gifts for Men This Holiday Season

Protein and clothing and kettlebells, oh my!

The 11 Best Synthetic Down Jackets of 2020
The 11 Best Synthetic Down Jackets of 2020

Synthetic insulation rivals down in warmth and surpasses it in durability and water resistance. Here are the jackets that use it best.

The 25 Best Gifts to Buy the Women in Your Life
The 25 Best Gifts to Buy the Women in Your Life

Don't know what to get your girlfriend, your mom or your girlfriend's mom? Our guide has you covered.


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