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New & Noteworthy Releases

Biolite SolarHome

The SolarHome 620 is a portable, easy-to-install off-grid lighting kit. The SolarHome is equipped with three overhead lights and a wall-mounted panel that contains USB charging ports and doubles as a radio.

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McIntosh MCT500 SACD/CD Transport

The company's amps and preamps are adored by audiophiles, producing accurate sound and being majestic pieces of machinery.

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Row 7 Seed Company

Dan Barber continues his march into a better and more sustainable food culture.

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2019 Audi A6

Audi is trickling down a healthy amount of tech and design from the A7 to the 2019 A6.

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Hurom Citrus Juicer

What's better than freshly-squeezed orange juice? Having it every day, and making it in 15 seconds.

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Timex X Nigel Cabourn

Featuring a classic dial, a 36mm case and two different straps options.

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Deals of Note


Frye Chris Inside Zip Boots
Save 50%: If you need a boot you can pair with a variety of pants, consider investing in a zip boot. Like a Chelsea boot, the design features a narrow shaft, but instead of elastic side panels, this style has an inside zipper for quick entry. Frye’s Chris Inside Zip boot is a great example cut from from Italian calf suede. The slim silhouette is appropriate for everything from tailor trousers to tapered jeans, and now at Zappos it’s 50 percent off. — John Zientek

Buy Now: $328 $164


Faherty Reversible Morning Tour Jacket
Save 63%: Shirt jackets are made for the crisp mornings and cool evenings of spring. Faherty offers an easy-to-wear style made from soft brushed flannel. This fully reversible piece of outerwear is windproof and insulated, so you’ll stay warm without the need of a bulky jacket. Now on the brand’s website, you can pick it up for under $100. — John Zientek

Buy Now: $268 $98


Olympus E-M1 Mark II Mirrorless Camera
Save $350: Right now, you can buy the Olympus E-M1 Mark II mirrorless camera, along with its HLD-9 battery grip, for $1,898 on B&H Photo. It’s a good deal considering that the camera (body only) usually goes for $1,999, with the grip adding another $249 on top of that. You can find the E-M1 Mark II on sale on other outlets $1,699, like Amazon or Adorama, but those don’t include the option of getting the discounted battery grip as well. — Tucker Bowe

Buy Now: $2,248 $1,898


Uniqlo Long Sleeve Checked Flannels
Save 80%: A variety of Uniqlo’s flannels are $6. Six. Dollars.
These 100% cotton, dual-brushed flannels are (somehow) still available in all sizes at the time of writing this. Uniqlo’s flannels are machine-washable, and are available in patterns ranging from tight check to the more classic one-inch checkered. It’s time to stock up. — Will Price

Buy Now: $30 $6


GoPro Hero6 Black
Save $50: The GoPro Hero6 Black is the company’s newest and best action camera. Released this past fall for $499, you can already find it on Best Buy, Amazon and GoPro’s website for $400; but if you’re looking for the best deal on a Hero6 Black, check out eBay right now. It’s another $50 off. — Tucker Bowe

Buy Now: $400 $350


Timex Watches
Save Up to 55%: Timex, kings of the budget watch, just got more affordable.
The wallet-friendly watchmakers are offering 25% off already-on-sale watches with code WATCH25 now, and there definitely isn’t a shortage of options to flip through. If you’re looking to grab your first watch, or a beater to wear every day, this is your time to strike.

Use code WATCH25 at checkout to receive that extra price cut. — Will Price

Buy Now: Up to 55% off


Levi’s Sitewide
Save 30%: Right now, Levi’s is offering a solid 30 percent discount on a majority of its site (though the sale excludes Made in the USA products and most collaborations), including some items already marked-down. This means that Levi’s affordably-priced jeans, jackets and shirts just got even more attainable. Just use the code FAM30 at checkout. If you’ve been thinking about stocking up with new transitional weather wardrobe staples, now seems like as good a time as any. — Andrew Connor

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Today Is the Last Day to Save on My Favorite Gear Hauler
Save 40%: I’ve used it to haul gear into the backcountry and to move between apartments. — Tanner Bowden

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Today on Gear Patrol

Fitbit’s Next Smartwatch Will Look Pretty Similar to an Apple Watch

And it'll be significantly less expensive than the current Series 3.

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10 Great Horween Watch Straps for Timepieces New and Old

Made with traditional methods, Horween leather works perfectly for both vintage and new watches.

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How to Free Up iCloud Storage Space on Your iPhone, Quickly and Without Spending a Penny

Are you constantly getting a "Not Enough Storage" message on your iPhone?

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For a Killer at Home Workout, Listen to the Top Timbersports Athlete

Wood chopping is in timbersports athlete Matt Cogar's DNA. Here's how he trains to be number one.

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Review: Here’s Why Moleskine’s New E-Pen Is Not Worth Its $179 Price Tag

Figuring out who Moleskine's new pen is for is almost as difficult as figuring out why it's so expensive.

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