MAY 19, 2020

Today in Gear: Hiking Boots You Can Wear Anywhere, 5 Fun Ways to Hang Out Online & More


May 19, 2020 Briefings By
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For the active urbanite who sees himself as an off-duty outdoorsman, there’s one persistent problem that the footwear industry seems incapable of solving: the treads on those sweet new trail runners you just bought will wear out on asphalt long before your toes hit the trailhead. At least, that was the situation until just recently. Danner’s new Caprine Low Suede has the first (and last) word in functional hybrid footwear. Branded as the “ultimate city hiker,” the new style features an exclusive Vibram Caprine Traction Outsole with Megagrip technology that increases surface contact across all terrains, providing superior grip from city to trail. The open-cell Ortholite footbed provides a cloud-like cushion for your foot, while a TPU shank adds stability and support beneath each Danner Plyolite EVA midsole. Finally, the durable suede upper is as stylish as it is understated, making the Caprine Low an ideal option for virtually anywhere you might wander.

New & Noteworthy Releases

This Watch Is Not an Omega Speedmaster. So How Did It End Up on the Moon?
This Watch Is Not an Omega Speedmaster. So How Did It End Up on the Moon?

The Bulova Lunar Pilot is based on one of the few watches used on lunar missions, and you can nab its modern equivalent for a few hundred bucks.

The 3 Biggest Bike Helmet Fails — and How to Correct Them
The 3 Biggest Bike Helmet Fails — and How to Correct Them

We've been seeing way too many badly worn brain buckets lately. So here are the most common helmet fails, plus pro tips on wearing yours correctly.

Why Do Suits Have a Random Buttonhole on the Lapel? We Found Out
Why Do Suits Have a Random Buttonhole on the Lapel? We Found Out

The mystery of the buttonless buttonhole.

The 2020 Jeep Gladiator Mojave Review: A Tougher Jeep Is a Better Jeep
The 2020 Jeep Gladiator Mojave Review: A Tougher Jeep Is a Better Jeep

The newest Gladiator brings added off-road cred to the lineup.

5 Great Ways to Hang Out Online When You’re Tired of Just Video Chat
5 Great Ways to Hang Out Online When You’re Tired of Just Video Chat

Virtual happy hours are one thing, but if you're looking to add a different level of intrigue to virtual hangs, here are a few cool ideas.

25 Products to Make Your Home Office Feel More Like Home
25 Products to Make Your Home Office Feel More Like Home

Putting the 'home' in home office.

27 Great Gift Ideas for the College Grad in Your Life
27 Great Gift Ideas for the College Grad in Your Life

Need the perfect gift for the college grad? We asked our team of gear obsessives to recommend their go-to products.

17 of the Best Memorial Day Mattress and Bedding Deals to Shop Right Now
17 of the Best Memorial Day Mattress and Bedding Deals to Shop Right Now

Think it's maybe time to upgrade your sleeping situation? Now's the time to act. Check out these deals from some of the best mattress makers out there.

The 10 Best Yoga Mats for 2020
The 10 Best Yoga Mats for 2020

Whether you're a newbie or an expert, these superlative mats will support you through any practice.

Levi’s Is Releasing a Pivotal Pair of Jeans, Willy Wonka Style
Levi’s Is Releasing a Pivotal Pair of Jeans, Willy Wonka Style

In celebration of 501 Day, the official day of Levi's' anniversary, the jeans' iconic Red Tab will be wrapped in golden foil with a secret surprise inside.

The 15 Best Rye Whiskeys You Can Buy in 2020
The 15 Best Rye Whiskeys You Can Buy in 2020

Introduce yourself to the next best thing in brown spirits.

This New Luxury Sedan Isn’t Just a Cool Car — It’s a Great Deal
This New Luxury Sedan Isn’t Just a Cool Car — It’s a Great Deal

The G80 isn't just more stylish for 2021 — it's cheaper than the competition.

Timex’s Ultra-Popular, Affordable Throwback Watch Comes In Three New Styles
Timex’s Ultra-Popular, Affordable Throwback Watch Comes In Three New Styles

The Q Timex vintage reissue watch was a smash hit in 2019, and it serves as the base for three new, equally retro and funky variations.

This Crazy Ford Raptor Van Is the Off-Roader You Didn’t Know You Needed
This Crazy Ford Raptor Van Is the Off-Roader You Didn’t Know You Needed

The craziest Ford tuner out there is not from the country you'd expect.

AirPods Pro Don’t Fit Your Ears? This Is the Upgrade You Need
AirPods Pro Don’t Fit Your Ears? This Is the Upgrade You Need

If the AirPods Pro don't fit in your ears, or maybe they're just not comfortable, all might not be in vain.

This Yellow Corvette Z06 Is the Best Used Sports Car Deal You’ll Find Today
This Yellow Corvette Z06 Is the Best Used Sports Car Deal You’ll Find Today

Hertz is looking to move quite a few 650-hp Corvettes — which means you can grab one for cheap.

BMW’s New Performance Beast Is the Most Powerful Giant SUV You Can Buy
BMW’s New Performance Beast Is the Most Powerful Giant SUV You Can Buy

The biggest BMW in production is now nearly the brand's most powerful ride, thanks to Alpina.

Toyota’s Coolest New Car Is, Believe It or Not, a Minivan
Toyota’s Coolest New Car Is, Believe It or Not, a Minivan

The new Sienna is one sweet minivan. (Yes, really.)


Today on Gear Patrol

10 Vehicles Have Been Named the Best Value in America
10 Vehicles Have Been Named the Best Value in America

The list of well-built cars, trucks and SUVs is populated, thankfully, by a terrific number of truly desirable picks.

Your Next Purchase: One of These 12 Great Dress Watches
Your Next Purchase: One of These 12 Great Dress Watches

From $1,000 to $20,000 and everything in between.

These Are the Best Bourbons of the Year, According to the World’s Leading Whiskey Expert
These Are the Best Bourbons of the Year, According to the World’s Leading Whiskey Expert

The most-read whiskey critic in the world on the best bourbons of the year.

The 12 Best Fitness Apps Right Now
The 12 Best Fitness Apps Right Now

Countless apps strive to help make you fitter, stronger, leaner, looser and more relaxed than ever before. Here are our favorites.

The Complete BMW Buying Guide: Every Model, Explained
The Complete BMW Buying Guide: Every Model, Explained

BMW produces the “ultimate driving machine" and uses a Germanic alphanumeric naming system. Here's what you need to know before shopping.


Fresh Deals

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Home and Design Deals
Save up to 70%: If you’re looking for a sick serrated knife, air fryer or Dyson vacuum, this list might be worth a scroll. These are the best deals of the week on furniture, cookware and home gear.

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Memorial Day Sales
Save up to 70%: Whether you’ve been in the market for a new mattress or just want some good camping gear for the summer, this is the time to hunt for great deals.


Save Big 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.


Fox Knives Suru
Save 55%: The Suru weighs just 2.04 ounces, and the version that’s on sale eschews carbon fiber in favor of Ergal 7075 aluminum. That bumps its weight up to three ounces but allows for a new colorful blue finish.


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.


MSR Hubba Hubba NX 2 Tent
Save $113: If any tent could be considered a modern classic, it might just be the Hubba Hubba. The Hubba was built for lightweight backpacking but constructed it with enough space to keep even the once-in-a-while camper comfortable.


Patagonia Better Sweater Sale
Save up to 30%: Now’s the time to score a big bargain on a great garment for this time of year, the Better Sweater Quarter-Zip Pullover.


Osprey Levity Backpack
Save 25%: The Levity is a bag for diehards, by diehards, and right now, it’s on sale in both sizes for 25 percent off.


The Best Outdoor Gear Deals of the Week
Save up to 50%: Memorial Day is right around the corner, making now the best time to save on everything from water bottles to backpacks ahead of summer.


Best Fitness Deals of the Week
Save up to 42%: Get pumped. We’ve rounded up loads of awesomely discounted footwear, apparel, sunglasses, cycling gear and more just for you.


Japanese-Made Eyevan 7285 Sunglasses
Save over 30%: Founded in 1972 by Kensuke Ishizu, Eyevan 7285 offers a range of tasteful frames made from top-tier acetate and titanium. Right now at Ssense, you can save over 30 percent on a range of sunglasses from Eyevan 7285.


Dr. Martens Shoes and Boots
Save up to 30%: Currently, you can save on a range of Dr. Marten’s footwear including shoes, lace-up boots and Chelsea boots. There are numerous styles to choose from, all priced to sell.


Best Style Deals of the Week
Save 70%: Spring sneakers, breezy button-ups, blue jeans and more stylish deals from around the web.


Leica M Monochrom
Save $1,600: The Leica M Monochrom is a black-and-white shooter for photographers who are ready to make a serious commitment to monochrome. Amazon and B&H are both selling the normally $7,595 digital camera for $5,995.

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Seiko Watches
Save Up to 33%: Deep discounts are available on numerous Seiko models on Macy’s, from dress watches to dive watches and everything in between.

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