JUNE 15, 2020

Today in Gear: An Ultralight EDC Blade, the Pillows of the Future & More


June 15, 2020 Briefings By
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At first glance, a knife is a fairly straightforward tool. It’s one of the few tools we had even before the wheel, and it’s as simple as can be; it’s got a handle, a blade and — well, you get the point. It’s not rocket science. That said, if you’ve ever wondered what a knife might look like if it was designed by rocket scientists, it would look exactly like the X-1 Ultralight Titanium Knife from Resolute Tools. Designed by the team of aerospace engineers at Resolute Aero and manufactured in-house in the USA with a grade five titanium frame and aluminum-bronze bearing alloy slider, the X-1 is the ultralight EDC essential. Plus, the blades are easy to change without a single extra tool, making it ideal for air — or perhaps even space travel.

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Pillows for everyone, everywhere, all at once.

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How to Get Great Wi-Fi, Even in Your Backyard
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21 of the Best Military Watches and Their Histories
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The 20 Best Father’s Day Gifts for Outdoorsy Dads
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Our picks for those pops who prefer a walk in the woods to a lounge on the couch.

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The 35 Best Father’s Day Gifts to Shop Now
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We asked our team of gear experts to recommend their go-to products for dads and other father figures.

This Chronograph Watch Features the First Swiss-Made, Solid Bronze Bracelet
This Chronograph Watch Features the First Swiss-Made, Solid Bronze Bracelet

An all-bronze version of Oris' Divers 65 chronograph celebrates the village in which the brand was founded in 1904.

The New Ford Bronco Will Debut July 13. Here’s Everything You Need to Know
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Here's the important information you need to know about the new Ford Bronco before it arrives.

This Apple Watch Competitor Is Just $179
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Timex's new Metropolitan S is a 36mm smartwatch with plenty of bells and whistles, and it's less than half the price of an Apple Watch Series 5.

Mini Might Be Building Its Biggest Car Yet. Will Americans Go for It?
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Is a (relatively) big, adventurous Mini crossover one you'd consider buying?

Rugged Features Abound in This High-End GMT Watch
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This Is, Without a Doubt, the Perfect Custom Camper Van for Gamers
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It's 2020, and getting away from it all can definitely include a custom gaming setup.


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Fresh Deals


Wayfair’s Outdoor Sale
Save up to 60%: If you don’t need the most luxe patio furniture, but you do need somewhere to sit on a patio or deck come summer, you should probably check out Wayfair’s huge Outdoor Sale. Plus, all orders over $35 ship free.


Don’t Miss the Best Motorcycle Riding Gear Deals of June 2020
Save 40% or More: As part of their summertime sale (which they’ve dubbed “The Ride Is Calling”), RevZilla is offering standout deals on a wide variety of great jackets, gloves, pants and other riding gear.


Now’s Your Chance to Save on One of Our Favorite Radar Detectors
Save 10%: If you, like Ricky Bobby, wanna go fast when you’re behind the wheel of a car, a good radar detector is as essential as your driver’s license. The Escort Max360 is one of the best you cna buy, and right now, it’s for sale on Amazon.


Magpul DAKA Waterproof Window Pouch
Save 29%: Electronics have become camping essentials. Use this to keep them dry. For more deals on camping gear ahead of summer, check out our list of the best happening now.


Pinarello Grevil Force 1 Gravel Bike
Save 23%: With its ultralight carbon frame, beefy WTB Resolute tires and SRAM Force 1x groupset, the Grevil can tackle the gnarliest trails — and leave $1,201 burning a hole in your jersey pocket.


Best Style Deals of the Week
Save 70%: All the best summer style deals, from breezy linen button-ups to perfectly-cut chinos and more. Check out the full list here.


Amazon Echo Studio
Save $30: The Echo Studio is Amazon’s biggest and best-sounding smart speaker, and they’re discounting it right now for $170. (Also, you can bundle a Philips Hue smart bulb with the Echo Studio at no added cost.)


Casio Pro Trek PRW-3510Y Watch
Save 50%: Casio Pro Trek watches are meant for genuine outdoor use with altimeter, barometer, compass and other features, and you can get one for 50% off now.

10 More Deals Not to Miss
Save Big: On any given day there is an endless onslaught of great deals on the internet. We highlight the best, but there are always some that just don’t find their way to our site. Rather than let them slip by, we’ve rounded them up here for you..

Note: Purchasing products through our links may earn us a portion of the sale, which supports our editorial team’s mission. Learn more here.

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