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Today in Gear: Vasque’s New Throwback Boots, the Ultimate Homebrew Machine, Fujifilm’s X-H1 Camera and More

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Vasque Clarion ’88 Boot
Upgrade your trail look with a Vasque boot in a bold new orange color. The Clarion ’88, a classic style, performs just as well as you would expect from a company that has over 50 years of experience. The boot — which is now back to the market 30 years after its original debut — has an updated design with durable yet lightweight suede and mesh uppers, sure to last through constant hikes and backcountry adventures this spring. A durable EVA midsole and high rebound foam footbed also provide comfort with each step you take, while a Vibram rubber outsole and heel brake keep you stable on rock scrambles meaning no sprained or broken ankles. Based on the brand’s shiny past, the boots are sure to perform on a technical level, but the retro design is really what sets them apart.

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New & Noteworthy Releases

PicoBrew Modular Z-Series Professional Brewing Machines

A homebrew unit that grows with you, and your beer-making ambitions.

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The Floyd Side Table

A simple and tough birch wood side table backed by a 10-year warranty — not bad.

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Vollebak Black Light Collection

Technical apparel that's purpose-built in a decidedly futuristic, minimalist way.

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Fujifilm X-H1

Cheaper than its competitors, just as powerful.

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Western Rise X Cotton Stretch Oxford Shirt

Built with an experimental fabric developed specifically for Western Rise.

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Today’s Best Deals

Allen Edmonds

Allen Edmonds Park Avenue Cap-Toe Oxford
Save 30%: If you’re wanting to invest in new dress shoes, you don’t have to look to Europe for a top-quality pair. Allen Edmonds makes a range of well-built dress shoes here in America. Its refined cap-toe silhouette, for example, features a lined calfskin upper, Goodyear-welt construction and triple-seam stitching across the vamp. Built to last, this shoe can be recrafted with new outsoles and heels after years of wear. Now at Brooks Brothers, you can save 30 percent on the $428 sticker price and take these home for under $300. — John Zientek

Buy Now: $428 $298


Klipsch Audio Bundle
Save 48%: If you’re looking to upgrade your home sound system on the cheap, Amazon is running one hell of a deal on a bundle of Klipsch gear today only. It includes a set of analog R-14M bookshelf speakers (normally $200) and a 2×100 watt Klipsch Powergate amplifier (normally $500) for just $360, all together. The Powergate amplifier features Klipsch’s “Klipsch Stream” wireless multi-room audio system which allows you to sync up other compatible pieces of Klipsch gear wirelessly, making it a great start to a home-spanning audio system.
— Andrew Connor

Buy Now: $360


Anker Roav Dash Cam
Save 85%: Believe it or not, but dash cams don’t exist solely for Russains to gift the internet weirdly exciting video of their commutes — they serve a much more practical purpose. They come in handy for insurance reasons in accidents and on the recreational side, can record your favorite drives. Pick up a Roav Dash Cam by Anker today for just $51 and save almost $70. — Bryan Campbell

Buy Now: $120 $51


Victorinox Swiss Army Pocket Knife
Save 30%: In 1884, Karl Elsener opened up a cutler’s workshop in Switzerland, and soon after created the iconic Swiss army knife. The red Victorinox Swiss Army Pocket Knife has stood the test of time and has progressed to include 15 different functions, yet still with the same slim design. It’s now on sale for 33% off at just under $20. It will look just as good on your dresser as it did on your grandfather’s. — Meg Lappe

Buy Now: $29 $20


The North Face Winter Sale
Save 30%: One can argue that The North Face makes pretty perfect outdoor gear for climbing, hiking, mountaineering and more. After all, we named the Ventrix Jacket the most innovative synthetic down jacket of 2018. Now, you can pick up this past season’s gear for up to 30% off. There are plenty of jackets, midlayers and vests to get you through the rest of winter, and quite possibly next. — Meg Lappe

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Today on Gear Patrol

The 3 Best Throwback T-Shirt Brands: Under-the-Radar Tees

Lady White Co., National Athletic Goods and Velva Sheen.

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The Best Sports Cars of 2018, Stripped Out and Race-Ready

In the IMSA Weathertech SportsCar Championship, cars you know and love are split into two tiers.

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All the Gear Mikaela Shiffrin Used to Win Gold in PyeongChang 2018

From her helmet to her skis.

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One of the World’s Fastest Production SUVs Starts at Just $80,000

The Italian SUV hustled around the Nürburgring in just under 7 minutes 52 seconds. That's damn quick for a grocery-getter.

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Feast Your Eyes on 3 Ultra-Rare Rolex Daytonas Selling at Auction This Spring

Think of them as the vintage Ferraris of the watch world.

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