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Today in Gear: Hardsided Luggage Worth Waiting For, a Modern Take on the Jeep Willy and More

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Thule Revolve Hardside Luggage Collection
No stranger to the world of gear protection, Thule’s next venture will parlay 75 years of masterful engineering cues from its extensive and successful roof-carrier past into a brand-new, innovative collection of business-class luggage. The Revolve Collection is “focused on durability and ease of use” and features four sizes of rolling cases in three colorways, all of which utilize the company’s new eight-wheel system for smooth and efficient travel.

The new series of luggage is European-made of 100 percent virgin polycarbonate materials in order to maximize its lightweight and durable properties. A TSA-approved lock and puncture-proof zippers protect your belongings from the outside while a full felt liner keeps things cozy and unmarred inside, where packing space is maximized thanks to cleverly recessed wheels. The Revolve Collection promises to be a hit when it officially launches in early 2019.

See Thule’s Other Collections: Here

New & Noteworthy Releases

Mahindra Roxor

This Jeep-based off-roader from a stalwart Indian manufacturer is available in the US, but you can't take it on the street.

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Technica Forge Hiking Boot

Every piece of the Forge is designed for customization, most notably so the upper, which is available in both synthetic ripstop and Nubuk leather.

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CRKT Snap Lock Knife

Instead of the traditional upward swing, the Snap Lock uses a unique 180-degree outward motion to fold in and out of a minimal skeletonized handle.

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2019 GMC Sierra Denali

The Sierra Denali, the "most premium Sierra ever," according to GMC, is for the badass who can appreciate some open pore wood paneling while traveling to pressing business in Wine Country.

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Joshua + Vela C Pouch

Vegetable-tanned leather and a Riri zipper.

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2019 Mercedes-AMG C43

Just announced at the Geneva International Motor Show, that, the Mercedes-AMG C43 get updated looks but it's also set for a small power bump as well.

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Fresh Deals

Allen Edmonds

Allen Edmonds Sandman Shearling Slippers
Save 62%: Treat yourself to a new pair of slippers to wear around the house. These $149 Allen Edmonds Sandman Shearling Slippers are now just $57. This casual style features double-faced shearling, handsewn moccasin construction and a dimpled rubber sole. They’re currently available in half-sizes between 8 and 13 but act fast — with savings of 62 percent, they won’t be around long. — John Zientek

Buy Now: $149 $57

vitamix e310

Vitamix E310 Explorian Blender
Save $50: Vitamix’s Explorian Blender renders your blender-based quibbles obsolete. It is self-cleaning (soap, water, turn on), it doesn’t break off into a dozen pieces, it’s dishwasher-safe, there is literally nothing it can’t pulverize and now it’s $50 more affordable. The Explorian line is Vitamix’s newest, and most affordable, offering. The Explorian line packs the power and variable blend speeds one would expect from Vitamix, and drops the size of the blend unit as well as some programmable features.
Treat yourself to a blender that rocks aircraft-grade steel blades and a 10-year manufacturer warranty. You and your smoothies deserve it. — Will Price

Buy Now: $349 $299


Levi’s Commuter Trucker Jacket
Save 53%: Levi’s Commuter line merges the iconic styles of the brand with modern performance-driven features ideal for the active person. The Commuter Trucker Jacket is made from durable water-resistant denim with four-way stretch and features a back opening with mesh ventilation paneling, an interior zipper pocket and a zip-out hood. Now at the brand’s website, it’s 53 percent off and costs just $70. If you’ve ever wanted more performance from your denim, check this jacket out. — John Zientek

Buy Now: $148 $70


Stanley Master Series Thermoses and Flasks
Save 20%: You already know that the thermoses and mugs produced by Stanley are high quality, but did you know that Stanley — as in William Stanley Jr. — invented the vacuum bottle in 1913? (He also patented an early version of the electric transformer and used it to light up Main Street in a small Massachusetts town.) That gives Stanley over 100 years of bottle-making experience, and it means there’s a good chance that a Stanley product has been passed down through some of the branches of your family tree — because Stanley bottles are super durable. I’ve had my 16-ounce Vacuum Mug for half a decade now, and the thing barely has a scratch on it, despite my less-than-coddling treatment of it.
Stanley recently doubled-down on that heritage of strength in introducing its Master Series. This new collection of mugs uses stainless steel that’s at least 50-percent thicker than similar vacuum mugs and Stanley’s Quadvac insulation, which keeps drinks warmth for up to 40 hours. They’re Stanley’s most resilient, heat-retaining mugs yet. Right now at Huckberry, you can save 20 percent on Master Series thermoses, mugs and flasks as well as some solid pieces from past collections. — Tanner Bowden

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Adidas Stan Smith’s
Save 30%: No disrespect meant to Stan, but it’s not often an athlete’s shoe eclipses the athlete in popularity, but the adidas Stan Smith has in all likelihood done just that. This weatherproof version of the classic monochrome sneaker (originally meant to play tennis in) sports a rubber cupsole, leather upper and a gusset tongue to keep what elements it can away from your feet. Pick up the 3-stripe classics for 30% off retail from adidas now. — Will Price

Buy Now: $90 $63

Allen Edmonds

Swims Classic Overshoe
Save $45: A good pair of galoshes protect your investment-grade shoes from rain and snow, so you don’t need to worry about them succumbing to the elements or bringing a pair of rain boots with you for your commute. These galoshes from SWIMS are made from a tear-resistant rubber and feature a soft insulating lining that buff your shoes as you walk. While a pair normally retails for $95, Allen Edmonds is selling them at a steep discount, so you can pick them up for just $50. Just in time for soggy, transitional weather. — Andrew Connor

Buy Now: $50

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