MAY 15, 2020

Today in Gear: A Virtual Guided Whiskey Tasting, the Best Gas Grills & More


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If you’re feeling a bit down because the distillery tours you booked last fall are all canceled, or if distilleries are virtually nonexistent in your general area — let alone distillery tours — then we have some news that will have you back in good spirits in no time. Heaven Hill Distillery’s virtual At Home Guided Whiskey Tasting, “How To Enjoy Our American Whiskey” is a customizable, interactive tasting experience you can have from the comfort of your own home — all you need is a smartphone or computer. Choose from a range of pre-selected flights or customize your own for personalized tasting notes and more. Regardless of whether you’re just dipping your toes into whiskey for the first time, or already in the deep end, there’s something there for everyone. Click the link below to find out more.

New on Gear Patrol

The 11 Best Gas Grills You Can Buy in 2020
The 11 Best Gas Grills You Can Buy in 2020

From a $199 grill that outcooks $1,000 grills to one of the best-designed products, let alone grills, money can buy, these are the 11 best gas grills money can buy.

Carbon Fiber Watches Aren’t a Gimmick. They’re Lightweight, Tough and Cool-Looking
Carbon Fiber Watches Aren’t a Gimmick. They’re Lightweight, Tough and Cool-Looking

Carbon composites have a range of properties that are desirable for watchmaking. It doesn't hurt that they also look pretty darn badass.

The Olympus E-M1 III Is the Perfect Amount of Camera and Not an Ounce More
The Olympus E-M1 III Is the Perfect Amount of Camera and Not an Ounce More

Olympus has put together a package that carriers the Micro Four Thirds sensor so much further than any inveterate spec nerd would expect it to go.

Everything You Need to Make Pour-Over Coffee
Everything You Need to Make Pour-Over Coffee

We pored over the best pour-over gear.

The 19 Best Style Releases of the Week
The 19 Best Style Releases of the Week

Whether it's a pair of wild west clogs or vertigo-prone pants or recycled sneakers, it all made our list of best style releases this week.

Nike’s Latest Pegasus Is Both Futuristic and Familiar
Nike’s Latest Pegasus Is Both Futuristic and Familiar

Our testers report that the heavily R&D'ed new Pegasus 37s offer a refreshing return to plush, old-school support — with a caveat or two.

There’s a Very Tricky Ring on the Bottom of Your Cast-Iron Skillet. What’s It for?
There’s a Very Tricky Ring on the Bottom of Your Cast-Iron Skillet. What’s It for?

The answer: history.

The 10 Best Car Mods You Can Do Yourself
The 10 Best Car Mods You Can Do Yourself

New tires and spark plugs, backup cameras, data monitoring systems, and more: all easy upgrades that'll breathe life into your old ride.

The Next Ford Mustang Could Be Unlike Any Muscle Car in History
The Next Ford Mustang Could Be Unlike Any Muscle Car in History

One part of this, we expected. The other? Not so much.

Grab One of These Awesome New NATO Straps and At Least Pretend You’re Outdoors
Grab One of These Awesome New NATO Straps and At Least Pretend You’re Outdoors

Oak & Oscar's new NATO straps, which come in eight colors, are just the thing to brighten up a favorite watch in time for summer.

This New Chrome Feature Will Either Make Your Life Way Better or Way Worse
This New Chrome Feature Will Either Make Your Life Way Better or Way Worse

Chrome will now help to enable your excess with tab grouping, to help you better wrangle your unruly mass without having to actually close anything!

Why This Little Knife Sold out Instantly (and Broke a Website)
Why This Little Knife Sold out Instantly (and Broke a Website)

Kershaw recently released an updated version of one of its most popular pocket knives and demand was great enough to cause technical difficulties.

Will This Be the Ducati Scrambler of the Future?
Will This Be the Ducati Scrambler of the Future?

We love the current Scrambler...but we really hope the next one looks like this.

These Small-Batch Japanese Watches Are Sure to Sell Out Quickly
These Small-Batch Japanese Watches Are Sure to Sell Out Quickly

Japanese independent watchmaker Hajime Asaoka's more affordable brand Kurono is marking its first anniversary with a special green-dialed limited edition.


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Fresh Deals

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Home and Design Deals
Save up to 50%: If you’re looking for whiskey glasses, legacy furniture brands or robot vacuums, this list might be worth a scroll. These are the best deals of the week on furniture, cookware and home gear.


Save More Than $150 on One of the Best Bike Racks
Save 20% Right now, you can grab Thule’s EasyFold XT 2-Bike Hitch Rack for $156 off the usual price at REI.


BioLite Memorial Day Sale
Save up to 35%: The only thing more robust than the variety — from firepits and energy stoves to solar kits and bike lights — is the savings.


Patagonia Black Hole Duffel Sale
Save 30%: The iconic Black Hole Duffel boasts loads of durability and functionality, and it’s currently discounted in all four sizes.


Black Diamond Spot 325 Headlamp
Save 25%: Black Diamond updated the Spot last year to the Spot 325 — it’s smaller, brighter and has a second button that makes for improved operation. The only element of the headlamp not to see an uplift is its price.


The Best Outdoor Gear Deals of the Week
Save up to 50%: One of the best headlamps for camping and hiking, work gloves for yard chores and Nike’s newest trail running shoes are all on sale this week.


Best Fitness Deals of the Week
Save up to 50%: Save big on shades, shoes, sweatshirts and more — we’ve compiled the very best athletic discounts of the week just for you.


Best Style Deals of the Week
Save 70%: From perfectly-broken-in jeans to celeb-approved boots and more.


Bose Noise Canceling Headphones 700
Save $112: Bose’s latest and greatest noise-canceling headphones, the Headphones 700, are over $100 off right now if you shop on Rakuten. Just sign up to be a member and the coupon will automatically apply.

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