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Today in Gear: A Better Protein Snack, Sail Cloth Bags, a Maniacal Porsche and More

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



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Chomps Snack Sticks
Packing in nine grams of protein and 100 calories per stick, with a helluva lot more attention to health and well-being than your standard gas station variety, CHOMPS beef and venison snack sticks should be your new go-to on-the-go snack option. They come in four distinct flavors (from jalapeño to salt & pepper venison) and have a long list of no’s — no added sugar, no hormones, no antibiotics, no artificial preservatives, no fillers, no MSG. CHOMPS snacks are Whole30- and Paleo-approved, Keto-friendly and Non-GMO Project-verified. Use our promo link GearPatrol20 at checkout and automatically get 20% off your order until Feb. 28. Happy snacking.

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New & Noteworthy Releases

2019 Porsche 911 GT3 RS

The latest non-turbo, race-ready 911 variant, freshly facelifted and very green, has finally arrived.

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Herschel Supply Co. Trail Collection

Crafted from sail cloth, the four new styles will hold up in the great outdoors.

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3Sixteen x Alpha Industries Jackets

There's just one problem: only a couple hundred will be made.

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Bombas Hiking Socks

All the tech from Bombas's running socks in a midweight hiking sock.

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Velocio Spring '18 Cycling Collection

Shoulder season is around the corner. Time to gear up.

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Lululemon Spring 2018 Running Collection

A full kit designed to get you back into your warm weather routine.

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Coyuchi Organic Crinkled Percale Sheets

Coyuchi is a California-based producer of sustainable bedding and home goods.

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Outdoor Voices Doing Things Tee

Outdoor Voices's new Doing Things Tee is everything we want in a tee: soft, lightweight and technical.

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The Best Deals of the Day


Faherty Surplus Sale
Save up to 80%: Now’s a great time to stock up on warm weather wardrobe essentials. The New York brand Faherty is offering up to 80 percent on a range of staples fit for sunnier days. Know for designing its own fabrics and investing in quality construction, Faherty’s timeless pieces are built to last. So if you’re wanting to pick up some new clothing before the seasons change, don’t miss this sale — prices start at just $30. — John Zientek

Buy Now: $30 +

Mountain Standard

Mountain Standard Down Jackets and Gloves
Save 50%: Don’t be fooled by a mid-February heat wave; winter is fickle, and it will return with a cold disregard for whatever clothing you were planning on wearing until Spring takes over. Luckily Colorado-based outdoor brand Mountain Standard is selling off the last of its 2018 insulation collection — that includes jackets, shirt jackets and gloves — for 50 percent off. Each piece is stuffed with premium 700-fill goose down or Primaloft Gold to provide lightweight warmth in a variety of stylish profiles. — Tanner Bowden

Buy Now: $148+ $74+


Breville Quick Touch Microwave
Save $40: There’s no arguing that the microwave is a necessity in the modern kitchen, and, even at $250, Breville’s Quick Touch model is one of the best value-gets out there. It sports a 12-inch glass reheat table, ten variable power levels, a one-year replacement warranty and a particularly useful “A Bit More” button, which adds exactly “a bit” of cook time. Best part? It’s $40 off right now. — Will Price

Buy Now: $250 $210


Barcelona Chair
Save $900: The Barcelona Chair isn’t just icon of modern furniture design, but modern design writ large — and we won’t say $900 off makes it a no-brainer pick-up, but it definitely doesn’t hurt.

Made to the same specifications today as it was in its heyday, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s 1929 piece was originally made to seat the king and queen of Spain at an event in Barcelona. The legs and frame are hand-buffed chrome, and the seat and cushion itself is a combination of Spinneyback Volo cowhide and cowhide belting straps.

The Barcelona Chair, its accompanying stool, couch and more than 200 other items are part of the DWR Dining and Knoll sale going on right now. — Will Price

Buy Now: $6,000 $5,100


Apple AirPods
Save $19: Apple still doesn’t sell AirPods in the “certified refurbished” part of its site, but Best Buy does. You can get a set of refurbished AirPods on Best Buy for $140 — that’s $19 off their original MSRP. It’s not a lot, but to the best of my knowledge, it’s the only place you can get any type of deal on Apple AirPods. — Tucker Bowe

Buy Now: $159 $140


Ray-Ban Sale
Save $75+: Since its creation in 1956, Wayfarer-style sunglasses have found their way onto the big screen more than a few times. Until the end of today, you can check out a variety of styles that are all on sale for up to 60% off. Here are a few to get you started — including a stylish blue lens pair. — Meg Lappe

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Hoka One One Vanquish 3
Save $100: No matter how you choose to say Hoka One One (is it one-one or OH-ne, Oh-ne?) the maximalist shoes are loved for all things long distance related. You’re sure to spot a pair (or five) on triathlon, marathons and ultras courses — the cushioning is unparalleled. To sweeten the deal, when you use code JRSOLEV at checkout, you can pick up a pair of the Vanquish 3s for just $67 down from $170. — Meg Lappe

Buy Now: $170 $67

Today on Gear Patrol

It’s Time You Cooked with a Carbon Steel Skillet — The Lighter, Stronger Sibling to Cast-Iron

Carbon steel cookware is used by professional chefs around the world. So why aren't you using skillets made from the stuff?

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The Vintage Italian Car Market Is About to Get Injection of Authenticity

Aside from upping the number of SUVs in their lineups, the next biggest trend for automotive manufacturers seems to be buying, restoring and selling their own classic cars.

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How to Switch Over from Spotify to Apple Music — It’s Easy

It's really Apple Music or bust with the HomePod, which is why if you want Apple's newest smart speaker you need to make the switch to Apple Music.

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The Greatest Design Success of the Tesla Model 3 Is Also Its Biggest Flaw

The 'less is more' approach gets in the car's own way at times.

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This App Changed the Way I Work Out

Perfect with: A pair of Bluetooth earbuds and some space.

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