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10 Things Gear Patrol Readers Bought Last Month

We take a look back at the most popular stories and products from the past month.


July was a month of hot dogs, sunburns, and deals. Lots of them. Between 4th of July sales, Prime Day, and brands trying to clear out space on shelves mid-year, our readers got the chance to take advantage of a whole lot of discounts. We’ve pulled some of the most popular in a roundup below.

Breville Barista Express

“Among Breville’s line of espresso makers, the Barista Express stands out — it features all the additive performance features of its higher-priced siblings, but it’s the only all-in-one maker that’s not $1,000 or more.” — Will Price

Buy Now: $550

Wustoff Classic 8-Inch Chef’s Knife

“The Wüsthof Classic is made of a stainless steel composite containing more carbon than is normal for a stainless blade, granting it some of the attributes associated with carbon steel knives (like markedly easier sharpening).” — Will Price

Buy Now: $89

Warby Parker X Geoff McFetridge Sunglasses

“Affordable eyewear brand Warby Parker teamed up with Los Angeles artist Geoff McFetridge to produce two of its best sunglasses yet. Both oversized styles are based on vintage frames owned by McFetridge: The Edgemont — named after his hometown in Canada — has round lenses, a keyhole bridge and a thick acetate frame, and the Atwater — named after the L.A. neighborhood where he works — features rectangular lenses and a sculpted acetate frame. ” — John Zientek

Buy Now: $95+

Seiko Prospex SRPC07

“The Seiko Prospex SRPB97 “Orange Samurai” is exactly what you want in a summertime timepiece. It has a boldly-colored orange dial, runs Seiko’s proven 4R35 automatic movement and has a chunky case to keep that movement safe at depths up to 200 meters (not to mention the occasional careless knock here or there). Best of all, it’s cheap.” — Andrew Connor

Buy Now: $328

CRKT Swindle Pocket Knife

“Designed by revered knife maker Ken Onion, the Swindle won the award for “Most Innovative Imported Design” at the 2013 Blade Show and has continued in CRKT’s production line since. The blade is just over three inches long and comes in two versions — one made of high-carbon steel, and a premium version with Sandvik stainless steel and a milled handle. ” — Tanner Bowden

Buy Now: $43

Dyson V6 + Cinetic Big Ball

“The newest Dyson will always be the best Dyson. The brand consistently iterates and improves on its product for future generations of vacuums. That said, newer Dysons typically costs well over $500 (at present, the current release is $700).” — Will Price

Editor’s Note: This deal is no longer live but you can still find killer mark-downs on refurbished Dyson vacuums below.

Buy Now: $200+

Lodge Cast Iron 4-Piece Cookware Set

“Lodge’s four-piece cast iron set is for those who’ve caught the cast iron bug but lack the wallet.” — Will Price

Buy Now: $70

Sonos Playbar

“The Playbar has been around for several years and doesn’t have a built-in virtual assistant, like the Beam ($399), Sonos’s newest soundbar. Unlike the Beam, however, the Playbar is significantly bigger and better sounding. It has nine drivers (three tweeters and six mid-woofers), each individually amplified, and sounds pretty phenomenal.” — Tucker Bowe

Buy Now: $700

Patagonia Nano Puff Jacket

“The lightweight, quilted garment boasts a weather-resistant ripstop shell, durable water-repellent finish and a nod to sustainability, thanks to the recycled fabric and partially recycled PrimaLoft insulation. It’s warm and super compressible, making it the perfect travel piece once temps start to drop.” — Steve Mazucchi

Buy Now: $200

Schuberth C4 Spark Helmet

“Riding a motorcycle is a delight for the senses, but it can grow a little weary on the ears after a while. Between the roar of the wind rushing past and the drone of the engine, it doesn’t take long for the sounds of a ride to push into the irritation zone — or even start to cause causing hearing damage.” — Will Sabel Courtney

Editor’s Note: Now only available in SM and XS.

Buy Now: $400

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