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Today in Gear: The G-Wagen “Night Package”, Nike’s Cushy Running Shoe and More

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


New & Noteworthy Releases


Mercedes-Benz G-Class Night Package
The made-to-measure ‘designo manufaktur’ at Mercedes-Benz has come up with a stylish way to get a murdered-out look on your brightly colored G-Class. Mercedes now lets you select the Night Package when optioning your G-Wagen to give it a roof, exterior mirrors, bumpers and flared wheel arches finished in obsidian black and wheels painted in high-gloss black. You can also opt for the dark-tinted glass and exterior accents that come with black inlays.
— Bryan Campbell

Learn More: Here


Allen Edmonds Whitney Collection
The Whitney collection from Allen Edmonds takes everything that made the Wisconsin company synonymous with American business and updates it into a series of three fashion-forward bluchers. The classic 65 last (think: Park Avenue Oxford) has been widened at the ball and toe on each model, while enlarged brogueing details boast an air of casual polish. — Henry Phillips

Learn More: Here


Samsung 860 Pro and 860 Evo SSDs
If you were thinking about upgrading your computer from a hard drive to an SSD, you probably were considering one of Samsung’s 850 SSDs. They’re fast and dependable, and because of that, they’re also really popular. Now, Samsung just released the next gen of those SSDs: the new 860 series. Consisting of the 860 Pro and 860 Evo (the latter being the budget option), both SSDs boast more consistent performance (due to their 64-layer 3D NAND as opposed to the 850 line’s 48-layer 3D NAND). The main difference between the 860 Pro and 860 Evo is that the former offers faster transfer speeds (due to its 3-bit MLC technology, versus the Evo’s 2-bit MLC). The 860 SSDs start at $95 (Evo) and $140 (Pro) and will be available this month. — Tucker Bowe

Learn More: Here


Heymat Designer Industrial Doormats
It’s difficult to hype up a doormat, honestly. They’re seen when you enter and leave a home, and that’s about it — but that could make an important impression on guests. If you’re in the market for one, however, we recommend these doormats by Heymat. They’re beautiful, designed in Norway, and they’re durable enough to handle a lot of foot traffic. Plus, if they get too dirty, you can just toss them in the wash. — Tucker Bowe

Buy Now: $149+


Nike Epic React
Nike launches its newest running shoe, the Epic React, with its softest, most responsive foam yet, that’s been years in the making. Tested over 17,000 miles by elites, the newly developed foam is lightweight, durable and still looks good. Everything you’d expect from a Nike shoe. For all your friends who continue to run in Nike Frees, the time has come for them to upgrade their cushion. Look for them on sale Feb 22 for $150. — Meg Lappe

Learn More: Here

The Best Deals of the Day


Adidas NMD_R2 Sneakers
Save $40: Comfort and style are hallmarks of a great everyday sneaker. Adidas has capitalized on these two elements with its NMD_R2 sneaker, a sleek option that features a flexible Primeknit upper, a comfortable Boost unit and a suede heel counter. If you’re looking to add a new pair of kicks to the weekly rotation, these are worth the consideration — they’re also $40 off. — John Zientek

Buy Now: $135 $95


Dyson V6 Baby+Child Vacuum
Save: $32 The V6 Baby+Child is the smallest and most affordable handheld vacuum that Dyson makes. It goes for $179 on the company’s website, but you can get it for $147 on eBay right now — that’s $32 off an already pretty good deal. It’s a wireless and, at 3.4 pounds, a lightweight sucker that’s optimized for quick cleanups, like picking up dirt or spilled cereal. It has 20-minute charge and comes with a number of swappable head tools for cleaning different surfaces: rugs, hardwoods, hard-to-reach nooks. And no, you don’t have to have a small child to find it useful. — Tucker Bowe

Buy Now: $179 $147


Red Wing Heritage Cotton Rag Socks
Save 44%: Socks are the most worn and washed items in your wardrobe, so it’s worth investing in quality pairs that’ll stand up to years of use. These textured socks from Red Wing Heritage have a marled appearance and a flat-knit toe seam. Easy to care for, they’re a machine-washable cotton blend available in blue, rust and black colors. And for those of you checking all the boxes, they’re also made in America. — John Zientek

Buy Now: $16 $9


Dainese Harrison Leather Jacket
Save 30%: Motorcycle jackets that are fashion-forward tend to be useless against the elements and not offer any real protection. That’s where the Dainese Harrison leather jacket will keep you guessing. Its stylish four-pocket design and hand-dyed leather outer construction offer the look of an all-form-and-no-function jacket, but hidden underneath the shoulders and elbows is functional Pro-Shape Armor. There’s even a pocket in the back to accommodate a Dainese back protector. In addition to protection from impacts, the Harrison jacket also comes with a quilted thermal liner to keep out the wind chill when cruising down the road. This is one of Dainese’s top-tier jackets, so $240 off is a steal. — Bryan Campbell

Buy Now: $800 $560


CRKT M16-01KS Folding Knife
Save $22: Designed by the late Kit Carson, the M16 line of tactical folding knives placed in the Top 10 Tactical Folders of the Decade by Blade Magazine. Having retired with the rank of Master Sergeant and as a member of the Cutlery Hall of Fame, Carson knew a thing or two about what makes a tactical folder great. That shows in the M16-01KS. The stainless steel blade features the Carson Flipper mechanism for easy blade actuation and doubles as a guard when open. The M16 line isn’t CRKT’s newest line, but it sure is one of the brand’s trustiest and today you can save 22 percent on the M16-01KS. — Bryan Campbell

Buy Now: $25 $20

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