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Today in Gear: Lightweight Barbour Jackets, Better Desktop Audio and More

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


New & Noteworthy Releases


Barbour Lightweight Jackets
Barbour just launched its new line of Lightweight waxed cotton jackets. The new outerwear line still holds true to the classic Barbour design and performance, but they sport a four-ounce waxed cotton blend and a lighter, cotton lining that’s better suited for milder weather. — Bryan Campbell

Learn More: Here


Oakley Harmony Fade Collection
Ahead of the Olympics, Oakley has released a special edition eyewear collection that’ll be worn by all its Team Oakley athletes, including Mikaela Shiffrin, Ståle Sandbech and Chloe Kim. The Harmony Fade collection consists of both goggles and performance sunglasses and features the company’s Oakley Prizm lens technology. The collection is available now and runs between $173 and $250.
— Tucker Bowe

Buy Now: $173+


Astell&Kern ACRO L1000 Desktop Headphone Amplifier
The ACRO L1000 was one of GP’s favorite products from CES 2018. The all-in-one desktop amplifier, headphone amp and DAC is Astell&Kern’s first desktop audio product. It can play hi-res audio files (without downsampling) and supports native DSD playback. If you’re looking for statement piece — just look at that volume wheel! — Tucker Bowe

Buy Now: $899


Ray-Ban Colonel Sunglasses
Ray-Ban just released a new frame style that modernizes its military-inspired General frame. The Colonel features a flat double-bridge and a square-edge silhouette. It’s available in gold, black silver and gunmetal colors and ranges in price from $163 to $178. It blends Top Gun and rockstar elements into a frame that’ll look good, no matter your penchant for high-adrenaline activities. — John Zientek

Buy Now: $163 +


Mountainsmith Scream Series Ultralight Backpacks
Mountainsmith updated its collection of ultralight backpacks, the Scream Series, with new materials and features for 2018. As part of the overhaul, Mountainsmith also introduced an entirely new bag, the Scream 20, which is a minimalist, lightweight summit pack that opens wide with one central zipper and doubles as a compression sack. — Tanner Bowden

Buy Now: $50+


Ashley Watson Hockliffe Overshirt
New from Ashley Watson is the Hockliffe Overshirt. It’s not just a wool overshirt though. Made with a Melton Wool shell, reinforced Dyneema panels and D30 back, shoulder and elbow armor, it’s certified to help keep you safe when you’re on two wheels. The Hockliffe is as functional as it is fashionable. — Bryan Campbell

Buy Now: $340

Fresh Deals


Filson Mackinaw Field Watch
Save 65%: For casual everyday wear, it’s hard to beat the rugged functionality of a field watch. If you don’t have one in your weekly rotation, check out the 38mm Mackinaw field watch from Filson. It’s a hard-wearing watch that features Shinola’s Argonite quartz movement, an anti-reflective coated sapphire crystal and a leather strap. If it fits with your personal style, pick it up from Nordstrom Rack — it’s 65% off. — John Zientek

Buy Now: $650 $228


Take 50% Off Final Sale Items at J.Crew
Save an Extra 50%: Navigate over to J.Crew right now and you can knock an extra 50 percent off your purchase of final sale styles using the code SAVENOW. Everything from outerwear to suits to casual shirts to basics are moving fast. Get this Nordic down camo parka for just $165 (now down from $450), or suit jacket and pants separates for a total of around $200. Final sale, of course, means there are no returns accepted…and it means these deals are disappearing faster than Marty McFly in a neglected Polaroid. — Nick Caruso

Learn More: Here


Samsung QLED 4K Televisions
Save up to 45% off: The Super Bowl is coming up and Samsung is slashing the prices on all its beautiful QLEDs (up to 45-percent off!). For a limited time, you can get its 65-inch Q7F for $2,199 — that’s $1,800 off its original price and $300 cheaper than it was on Black Friday. Or you can get its 75-inch Q7F for $3,299 — you save $2,700, which is $200 cheaper than it was going for on Black Friday. — Tucker Bowe

65-inch Q7F: $3,999 $2,199

75-inch Q7F: $6,000 $3,299


Insignia 4K Ultra HD HDMI Cables (5-Pack, 4-Foot Each)
Save $80: HDMI cables aren’t a sexy product, admittedly, but they’re useful and normally pretty expensive. These Insignia HDMI cables normally cost $100 (for a five pack), but you get them now for just $20 at Best Buy. If you want to connect your Xbox One X or 4K Blu-ray play to your new 4K TV, these are what you want. — Tucker Bowe

Buy Now: $100 $20


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 10. — John Zientek

Buy Now: $125 $88


Speed and Strength Gridlock Denim Moto Shirt
Save 50%: While it doesn’t have impact protection like you’d get from a full on motorcycle jacket, the Speed and Strength Gridlock Denim Moto Shirt does have kevlar sewn into the shoulders, elbows and forearms for extra abrassion resistence. It’s certainly a minimalist approach to riding-wear, but for 50 percent off, it’s definitely a deal. — Bryan Campbell

Buy Now: $120 $60


OrSlow Japanese Leather Belt
Save $76: Made in Japan, this belt is made from beautiful vegetable-tanned leather from the Tochigi tannery. It has a simple design — a brass buckle and single leather keeper — that lets the premium leather take center stage. If you’re looking for a quality leather belt that will develop a great patina with use, this is it. — John Zientek

Buy Now: $245 $169


Sonos Play:1 Speaker
Save $63: Sonos is pushing its entry-level speakers again with a sale right before the Super Bowl. For just $137 bucks, that’s about as good a deal on a Play:1 as you’re gonna find. (Note: this speaker doesn’t have Alexa built-in — that’s the Sonos One.) — Tucker Bowe

Buy Now: $200 $137


Nudie Dude Dan Jean
Save 34%: These washed-out jeans are made to feel like your favorite worn-in pair. They’re cut from 11.5-ounce denim made from organic cotton with a touch of elastane for comfort. They feature a button fly, contrast stitching and a slim-tapered fit. Right now, they’re available in a wide range of sizes, so if they catch your interest, act fast. — John Zientek

Buy Now: $145 $95


Tumi Alpha Bravo Anderson Commuter Briefcase
Save 20%: This briefcase is designed to make your on-the-go life a little bit easier. It’s made from ballistic nylon with a refined leather trim and features a padded laptop compartment, exterior zip pockets and interior wall pockets. It’s not flashy or heritage-inspired, and that’s just the point — it’s made to handle the craziness of modern life. — John Zientek

Buy Now: $395 $315

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