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New & Noteworthy Releases


Native Union Drop Wireless Charging Pad

This wireless charging pad comes with a cool design and it's capable of fast charging any supported smartphone.

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Solgaard Carry-On Closet

Organize your packing.

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Coffee Lids: Peel, Pinch, Pucker, Puncture

A loving ode to the modest, yet apparently artful, coffee lid.

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Objéo Dishwashing Set

Leave it to the French to bring elegance to washing dishes.

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Ford Transit Connect Wagon

Now the whole family can live the #vanlife.

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Bennett Winch Suit Carrier Holdall

Premium materials and rugged construction.

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Stutterheim Chelsea Rainwalker Rain Boots

Swedish rainwear purveyor Stutterheim released a natural rubber Chelsea rain boot.

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Fresh Deals

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2016 Apple MacBook
Save $300: Amazon is currently selling 2016 MacBooks for as low as $1,000 — that’s $300 off. They’re still not super cheap, mind you, but these laptops also aren’t super old. Each 12-inch model packs a Retina display, Intel processor, USB-C charging port, Force Touch trackpad and an all-day battery life. If you’re not sold on a MacBook Pro (or its Touch Bar), and you have no problem not getting the latest and greatest laptop, these 2016 MacBooks are both reliable and affordable — and a great option if your several-years-old laptop just isn’t cutting it anymore. (This is deal is part of Amazon’s Deal of the Day, so don’t expect it to last long.) — Tucker Bowe

Buy Now: $1,300 $1,000


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Red Wing


Red Wing Heritage Weekender Chukka Boot
Save 55%: Love the American-made quality of Red Wing Heritage boots, but hate the hefty build? For you, the brand offers a stripped-down chukka featuring Copper Rough and Tough Leather and stitchdown construction. They’re lightweight and comfortable from the first wear, and now at Nordstrom Rack, they’re 55% off. — John Zientek

Buy Now: $220 $100


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Topo Designs Klettersack Bag
Save 30%: Topo Designs crafts durable functional bags here in America. Built to withstand everyday use, they utilize materials like Cordura nylon and seatbelt webbing. The brand’s versatile Klettersack bag features a top-entry main compartment and padded shoulder straps and is fit for both urban and rural activities. If you’re in the market for a replacement pack, this one will run you less than $120. — John Zientek

Buy Now: $169 $118


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KitchenAid 6-Quart Mixer
Save $200: The ubiquity of the KitchenAid mixer is not some mistake or stroke of luck — the classic kitchen gadget came to dominate through efficiency and longevity, and now it can be yours for $200 off the sticker price. This six-quart version comes with a spiral dough hook, flat beating and stainless steel wire attachments and a six-quart bowl stainless steel hard-locking bowl, which provides plenty of space and sturdiness for your next batch of cookies. (According to KitchenAid, by the way, it can handle more than 150 cookies in a single batch). Monetary roadblocks to culinary stardom be damned. The KitchenAid KL26M1XSL Pro 6-Qt Lift Stand Mixer is 48% off.
— Will Price

Buy Now: $420 $230


Today on Gear Patrol


The Best American-Made Chef’s Knives Money Can Buy

A well-crafted chef's knife isn't just an extension of its maker, but of its owner, too.

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This All-New, American All-Wheel-Drive Wagon Costs $15,000 Less than an Audi Allroad

The brand has come full circle: Buick wagons are back.

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2018 Jaguar E-Pace Review: The All-New Porsche Competitor Is Surprisingly Capable Off-Road

It fords rivers, handles sharply and looks (almost) really great.

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5 Vintage Designs We’d Love to See Make a Comeback in Modern Watchmaking

As vintage watches grow in popularity, watchmakers should take notice.

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Owning a Classic Porsche Is About to Get a Whole Lot More Practical

Getting the dreaded "part no longer available" may be a thing of the past.

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One of the Best Selling Cars in the World Is Also One of the Cheapest to Own

After an in-depth study, Kelley Blue Book has awarded the Nissan Leaf the 5-Year Cost to Own Award.

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The Death of This Stalwart Brand Marks a Sad Day for Outdoorsmen

Ibex Outdoor Clothing has officially shut its doors.

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The Best New Cars at North America’s Largest Auto Show

Chicago is North America's largest auto show -- and there's plenty to see.

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The Custom Three-Row Wrangler Jeep Should Be Building

While we wait for the Wrangler pickup, there's another truck Jeep should be building and that's this custom, three-row, two-door soft top.

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Kind of Obsessed: I Want to Put This Obscure $6 Sauce on Everything I Eat

This Costa Rican sauce is sweet, tangy, a little smoky and spicy and good on almost everything.

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