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Today in Gear: Osprey Ultralight Packs, Old Forester Bitters, the Split Flap Board Reincarnated and More

The best way to catch up on the day’s most important product releases and stories.


New & Noteworthy Releases


Osprey Exos and Eja Backpacks
Osprey designed the Exos and Eja for ultralight backpackers who also prioritize comfort. They’re built with Osprey’s breathable Airspeed tension mesh back panel and feature freshly-updated harnesses and hipbelts that improve their overall fit and load-bearing capabilities. The floating lid and attachment points for a sleeping bag and ice ax are also all removable so trekkers can shed even more ounces from unneeded features. — Tanner Bowden

Buy Now: $180+


Old Forester Bitters
Old Forester makes some damn good bourbon whether it’s neat or on the rocks, but if you’re going to make a cocktail, why not keep at least one of the ingredients ‘in-house’. That’s why Old Forester’s launched its own line of bitters and syrups, with flavors including Oleo-Saccharum Syrup, Sea Salt & Black Pepper Tincture and Smoked Cinnamon Bitters. — Bryan Campbell

Buy Now: $8+


Venus Wireless Charger by Bourge Design
First spotted by The Verge, the Venus Qi wireless fast charger offers features competing chargers don’t. For starters, it charges via a more modern USB-C connection. Its curved aluminum and glass design, inspired “by the illustrious lines of world-class nautical vessels” is also a striking departure from the traditional puck look. Last but not least, it works in both flat and vertical orientations and boasts additional one fast-charging USB 3.0 port and one USB-C port for other devices. It’s expected to ship in Q2 of this year, and you can preorder it now. — Tucker Bowe

Pre-Order Now: $90


Snow Peak Titanium Mini Fork
Snow Peak’s Titanium Mini Fork is a straightforward eating utensil for minimalist campers and hikers. Weighing in at just under half an ounce, the Mini Fork is made of durable and lightweight titanium, features a loop in the handle that’s ideal for use with lanyards and small carabiners, and integrates snugly with Snow Peak’s Ti-Mini Solo cook set. — Tanner Bowden

Buy Now: $10


TREW Powfish Collection
While most outerwear brands are at the mercy of distributors, retailers and required seasonal releases, TREW stands distinct, thanks to a direct-to-consumer business model that allows it to push the quality of its product to the ceiling without doing the same to its prices. The method also lets TREW drop a new, limited edition collection mid-winter. The Powfish Collection features TREW’s first-ever insulated jacket, a flexible set of bibs, and a custom snowboard and pair of skis. The catch? There are only 100 of each available. — Tanner Bowden

Buy Now: Here


Vestabord Split Flap Board
Part wall art, part gadget, the split flap board combines the beauty of a vintage train station departure board and the modernity of an app to display whatever messages you send to it via your phone. It can also show color patterns and is supposedly getting support for other apps. The final price is $3,495, but you can pre-order yours for now for 45% discount. — Nick Caruso

Preorder Now: $1,850

Fresh Deals


Monoprice Headphone Stand
Save $5:
This stand is quite the statement piece for your desk, whether it’s holding headphones or not. And its shape will help your headphones keep their shape over time. But really, it’s just a solid and simple headphone that’s also affordable — now just $20. — Tucker Bowe

Buy Now: $20


Tricker’s + Todd Snyder Caramel Kudu Leather Boot
Save 30%: Founded in 1829, Tricker’s is a family-owned shoemaker based in Northampton, England. Though the brand is known for its country brogue boots, this kudu leather Chelsea boot is definitely worth checking out. If features elasticated side panels, woven heel pulls stacked leather soles and a single leather welt. It takes over 260 processes to craft these boots, detailed craftsmanship that guarantees they’ll age beautifully. — John Zientek

Buy Now: $449


Levi’s BOGO Event
Save 50%: Now at Levi’s if you buy one item from the main line, you can save 50% on a second item of equal or lesser value. Just use the code BOGO50 at checkout to take advantage of the savings. Because the deal excludes big-tickets items from Levi’s Vintage Collection and the Levi’s Commuter X Jacquard by Google jacket, look for solid every-day apparel like 501s, Trucker jackets and basic tees. — John Zientek

Learn More: Here


Nike Air Max 1 Sneakers
Save $50: The tonal khaki colorway of these suede Air Max 1 sneakers is incredibly versatile. Wear them with a pair of beat-up jeans, some dark chinos or even a pair of wool trousers. Today, this popular silhouette is on sale at End for 37% off ($50 in savings). Along with the suede treatment, this shoe features a PU midsole, Air Unit cushioning and a waffle rubber outsole. — John Zientek

Buy Now: $85


Filson Winter Sale
Save at Least 50%: Filson’s Winter Sale is continuing with savings of 50% or more on a range of rugged products from its catalogue. The $30 Travel Kit is a standout piece for anyone looking to replace their dopp kit. It’s made from water-repellent twill and lined with waterproof nylon to protect from leaks and spills. Bridle leather accents and a solid brass zipper compliment the simple design. The Travel Kit isn’t the only great deal, so if you’re in need of quality clothing or accessories, make sure to shop the sale before it’s over. — John Zientek

Buy Now: $19 +


Ultimate Ears MEGABOOM Bluetooth Speaker
Save $110: Weighing in at just under two pounds, the UE MegaBook is a big deal in a small package. Connect over 50 speakers together for your next block party, or just keep one by the grill or pool for your own personal concert. 20-hour battery life, 100 feet of Bluetooth range; plus, it’s water- and shockproof. — Nick Caruso

Buy Now: $190


AGV Motorcycle Helmets Sale at Revzilla
Save up to 58%: Right now, there’s a sale going on at Revzilla where you can get up to 58% off all available AGV Helmets, including full-face and MX-focused models and three-quarter-shell designs. — Bryan Campbell

Buy Now: Here


Huckberry Shirt Jacket Sale
Save up to 30%: What’s a shirt jacket? Sometimes known as an overshirt or “shacket,” (but never a “jirt”), the shirt jacket occupies a delicate middle ground between button-up and outer layer. Huckberry’s current collection provides a useful survey of what a shirt jacket can be; there’s a lightweight denim shirt jacket built for temperate climates, an excessively stylish shirt jacket made from wool, a fully-insulated and waterproof shirt jacket designed to take on the elements, and many more. Nearly all of these versatile garments are on sale too — for up to 30 percent off. — Tanner Bowden

Buy Now: Here


Danner Hiking Boots
Save 10%: Danner’s dependable and long-lasting boots have earned them a top spot in the hiking world since they started in 1932. A large selection of their boots, ranging from the Mountain 600 Enduroweave to the Mountain Light, are on sale for up to 10% off now. The Mountain 600 is a great lightweight option that’ll get you up the mountain but also looks good on the streets. The all-leather Mountain Light option delivers more of a stylish punch, with all the same technical features Danner is known for (breathable gore-tex waterproof lining and Vibram sole). You may have to dog a little to find your size, but your effort will likely be rewarded. — Meg Lappe

Buy Now: Here

Club Monaco

Club Monaco Coats, Jackets and More
Save up to 60%: It’s the middle of the January and, by all accounts, the end-of-season sales should be done and dusted — not for Club Monaco. The brand is offering up to 60-percent off on a number of its vests, coats and blazers. If you’re looking for stylish peacoats or topcoats, or just a really warm down jacket to combat the rest of winter, there are some great deals here. — Tucker Bowe

Buy Now: Here


Alpinestars Sale at Revzilla
Save up to 50%: With temperatures the way they are, riding season is still a few months a way but now, over at Revzilla you can save big on riding gear. Get up to 50% off Alpinestars jackets, boots,
gloves and more. — Bryan Campbell

Buy Now: Here


Rapha Sale
Save up to 50%: Rapha’s 50% off sale is here to help you never miss a ride. With options like the wind block jersey and their deep winter tights (both water- and wind-proof), you’ll be all geared up to get outdoors even if the temperatures keep dropping. Be sure to stock up on merino socks, (sweat-wicking and they’ll never smell) plus winter gloves. As long as your extremities are warm, the ride is sure to be infinitely more pleasurable. You can also stock up on summer staples like bib shorts and short sleeve jerseys. — Meg Lappe

Buy Now: Here


Hestra Deerskin Wool Tricot Gloves
Save 30%: Hestra makes some of the best gloves on the planet, and this deerskin pair is an ideal pair for everyday wear. They feature a knit wool-blend back, a contrast trim and a merino wool lining. Now at East Dane, they’re available in full sizes from 7 to 11. — John Zientek

Buy Now: $88


Timex M2 Watch
Save 28%: This collaboration between Todd Snyder and Timex was inspired by military-spec watches from the ‘70s. It features vintage dial artwork, a quartz movement and a canvas strap. A good-looking field watch, it will pair well with a range of casual outfits. — John Zientek

Buy Now: $99


Black Diamond Winter Gear
Save up to 30%: Need to upgrade your ski kit? Now’s the time. — Tanner Bowden

Learn More: Here

Common Projects

Common Projects Original Achilles Mid Shoe
Save $130: In the past decade, minimalist leather sneakers have taken over the casual footwear market. This wave of understated kicks was influenced by the successful designs of Common Projects. The brand’s Italian-made leather sneakers set the bar by which all other luxury sneakers would be measured.

Now at Need Supply, you can save 30% on the Common Projects Achilles Mid sneaker. It features a lace-up front, a lightly padded tongue and an individual serial number stamped on the side. The quality construction and beautiful leather ensure it will age gracefully like a well-made dress shoe. — John Zientek

Buy Now: $305


Bonobos Final Sale Apparel
Save up to $60: Bonobos final sale section is somehow still chock full of significant deals and most items feature complete size runs. It’s a great chance to stock up on wardrobe basics without breaking the bank. Look for five-pocket pants down to $78 from $138, $30 off chinos and $20 off casual flannels. The styles are easy to wear and the prices are hard to beat — it’s a no-brainer sale. — John Zientek

Buy Now: Here


Topo Designs Classic Duffel
Save $45: Everyone should own a hardwearing, multi-use duffle. Good for the gym, it can also function as a last-minute weekender or beach bag. Topo Designs’s Classic Duffel, currently $45 off at East Dane, is made in America from durable nylon and features a two-pocket interior, a zip top and an adjustable shoulder strap. It’s everything you need and nothing you don’t — precisely why it’s our Outdoors and Fitness team’s pick for the “Best All-Around Gym Bag.” — John Zientek

Buy Now: $104


Three Corter Leather Belts for $99
Save $53: Based in Allston, Massachusetts, Corter Leather makes a range of quality leather goods at its solar-powered workshop. Now on its site, you can get three leather belts for $99 with the code NEWYEAR. The belts you’ll receive are cut from vegetable-tanned harness leather, English bridle leather and latigo leather, and feature Chicago screws so you can easily add your own buckle. This is a solid deal on well-made belts that will only get better the more you wear them. — John Zientek

Buy Now: $99


Spend $150 at Tracksmith and Get a Free Singlet
Free Singlet: The Boston-based brand Tracksmith pumps out classic track-inspired basics updated with technical fabrics to outfit you for more than just your miles. When you spend $150 on their site, (easy to do with one jacket purchase, or a top and short combo) you get access to a free navy Van Cortlandt Singlet, originally $65. Named for the Bronx park that’s well-known in the running community for its iconic cross-country running loop, the singlet is ideal to wear under long sleeves during winter runs, on its own when the weather warms up, or even for race day. — Meg Lappe

Learn More: Here


Twelve South HiRise for iPhone and iPad
Save $15: This excellent charging stand is an ideal fit for a nightstand or work desk. It’s not a wireless charger, however, and needs your existing Lightning cable to work, but it’s a super convenient way of charging your iPhone or iPad. It’s also makes a great dock for your Apple TV remote. Twelve South has released a newer, but very similar looking version of this stand called the Twelve South HiRise 2 ($40) — It’s technically a little smaller and twice as heavy than the older model — which explains the heavily discounted price of this model. Still, $15 for a stand that’ll work with most of your Apple devices is a pretty good deal. (Note: the 12.9-inch iPad Pro is too big to work with this stand.) — Tucker Bowe

Buy Now: $15


Philips Sonicare 2 Series
Save $41: An electric toothbrush doesn’t have to be expensive — this excellent model is going for just $29. The 2 Series is a solid entry-level electric toothbrush with a number of easy to use features. It has a smartimer to encourage users to brush for two minutes. And its EasyStart feature gradually increases the power of the brush over its first 14 uses to help transition users over from a manual toothbrush. — Tucker Bowe

Buy Now: $29


Shun Kitchen Knives
Save $278: In the world of mass-market kitchen knives, it doesn’t get much better than Shun. The Japanese manufacturer is known for its ultra-thin, ultra-sharp blades. They’re less utilitarian than most German knives, which excel at less refined jobs like breaking down a chicken. But when it comes to slicing, Shun blades easily outperform the European competition. Right now, you can grab a four-piece set of Shun knives from Williams Sonoma for just $160 — that’s $278 off the suggested retail price. It includes a six-inch chef’s knife, serrated utility knife, small paring knife and wooden storage block that can also house a honing steel rod (not included). — Jack Seemer

Buy Now: $160


Gitman Vintage Overdyed Oxford Shirt
Save 36%: Now at online retailer End, you can save 36% on this classic oxford shirt from Gitman Vintage. Made in America, it features a button-down collar, v-stitched chest pocket and a rear box pleat. This is a wardrobe staple fit for every man’s closet, so don’t wait — all sizes are still available. — John Zientek

Buy Now: $119


Red Wing Postman Oxford Shoe
Save 62%: Now at Nordstrom Rack, you can get the Red Wing Heritage Postman Oxford for more than half off. Available in charcoal leather from the S.B. Foot Tanning Company, the shoe features a Goodyear welt, a leather insole and an Atlas Tred sole. Ideal for everyday wear, it’s a classic silhouette that you can dress up or down. — John Zientek

Buy Now: $99

Need Supply

Vans Olk Skool Sneaker
Save 33%: Vans is the undisputed champion of causal, understated canvas sneakers. Now at Need Supply, you can get the Old Skool sneaker in an all-black colorway for just $40 ($20 off). It features a canvas upper, lace-up front, padded collar and reinforced toe cap. It’s 33% off an already-inexpensive shoe that has an iconic design and solid build. Why wait? — John Zientek

Buy Now: $40

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