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Today in Gear: A Waxed Canvas Duffel, Filson’s Orange Cooler, an Innovative Spork and More

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This Waxed Canvas Duffel is Your New Go-Anywhere Bag
While Frye is known for making good-looking, quality boots, it also has a curated line of bags that is just as reliable. The brand’s Carter Duffel bag is cut from rugged waxed military canvas and features antique brass hardware, leather trim, and an adjustable strap. Fully lined, the bag has two interior pockets and zip closures to secure your valuables. The timeless design is appropriate for both daily-carry as a gym bag or use as a vacation bag for weekend getaways. The versatility, along with the durable waxed cotton-and-leather construction, makes a strong case for investing in this classic duffel.

Buy Now: $428

New & Noteworthy Releases

Turn Your MacBook Pro Into a Productivity Beast With This Adapter

The hub features a number of ports: gigabit ethernet, micro/SD card slots, three USB 3.0 ports, 4K HDMI (30Hz), 4K mini DisplayPort (30Hz) and a USB-C Power Delivery port.

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Filson’s Funky New Cooler Keeps Beer Cold Longer Than You Could Possibly Need

Fishing trips, tailgates or lake outings, Filson's new compact cooler was bred to come with you.

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This Hovering Tent Makes Camping in the Rain Less Miserable

The UNA Tree Tent was made for those who despise having a good hiking trip ruined by a soggy tent. Or if you just like hammocks.

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The Spork Receives Its Long-Awaited Redesign

The extra-long Morsel is a fully-equipped outdoor dining and cooking utensil with uses far beyond the backpack.

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Fresh Deals


The Black Tux Tuxedos
Save $20: The Black Tux offers stylish and affordable alternatives to mall-brand rental tuxes. Its modern suits and tuxes are cut from Italian wool, fit-ordered online and delivered for free. Complete outfits are available for rent (depending on the occasion), and the brand offers a free two-day home try-on program along with free replacements if your order doesn’t fit perfectly. Now with the code GP20, you can save $20 on your rental until April 22. It’s never too early to start planning for spring graduations or summer weddings, so before settling on a polyester get-up from the big-box store, check out the refined options from the Black Tux. — Gear Patrol

Buy Now: $95+


Filson Quilted Mile Marker Jacket
Save 30%: Seattle-based Filson has set the bar for no-B.S. outdoor garments for over 120 years. Its outerwear pairs functional designs with durable materials made to stand up to years of constant use. As the weather transitions and temperatures are too warm for the brand’s Double Mackinaw Cruiser, consider wearing the Quilted Mile Marker jacket. The jacket is lightweight, water-repellent and abrasion-resistant, and features three front pockets, a nylon lining and a moleskin-lined collar. It’s made in the USA, and now for a limited time, it’s 30 percent off. — John Zientek

Buy Now: $450 $315


Smartwool Socks
Save 50%: Whether you hike, bike, ski or run, you need a sturdy pair of socks to make every outdoor experience enjoyable. No one likes cold toes. These Smartwool socks, made from merino wool are virtually indestructible meaning they’ll last for years. All socks are 20 to 50% off, so you’ll get a great deal and a superb sock. — Meg Lappe

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Columbia River Knife and Tool 5500 K.I.S.S.
Save 20%: There’s not much more you can do to a folder to make it more simple. The basic architecture is a handle, blade and clip — what more is there to do? Well, if Columbia River Knife and Tool went any further with the K.I.S.S., they wouldn’t have a knife at all. The blade folds down, sealing the cutting edge against the one piece handle. Like most other folding blades, a thumb stud is used for a one-handed open action and stopping the blade is an integrated frame lock. At this point, the clip almost feels like an excess. Keeping with the theme of ‘less is more,’ you can now get the CRKT K.I.S.S. at 20% off. — Bryan Campbell

Buy Now: $25 $20

Flint and Tinder

Flint and Tinder Flannel-Lined Waxed Trucker Jacket
Save $55: Waxed canvas predates GORE-TEX as one of the original waterproof materials. The discovery of the material’s rough weather potential came when sailors noticed that wet sails caught wind better than dry sails, and decided to preemptively apply oil to their canvas to make it less permeable. Soon they began cutting sheets from these oiled sails and sewed them into jackets, which, while not perfect, provided an ideal layer against rain and ocean spray.

Now, manufacturers create waxed canvas garments through a process that impregnates cotton with paraffin wax, which yields better water resistance and less color fading. The waxed canvas jacket, once standard attire for sailors, soldiers and outdoorsmen, has mostly been replaced with lighter synthetic materials, but it still maintains its place as a workwear staple and weatherproof style piece.

Flint and Tinder’s Waxed Trucker Jacket stays true to the original style of waxed canvas jackets. It’s made with Martexin seven-ounce sailcloth that’s cut to waist length, in keeping with traditional trucker jacket style. It also contains hand pockets, a chest pocket and metal buttons. The Waxed Trucker goes beyond the typical canvas design with a flannel-lined interior, which makes it the perfect outer layer for the variable weather that accompanies the onset of Spring. Right now, it’s also 25 percent off, which is its lowest price yet. — Tanner Bowden

Buy Now: $220 $165


Staub Braise and Grill Pan
Save 50%: If you’re not familiar with Staub perhaps the quickest indicator of their quality is they are Le Creuset’s largest direct competitor in the world of premium enameled cast-iron. Simpler clean-up and a wider array of cooking options, enameled cast-iron is ideal if you’re looking for cookware that will last and won’t demand extra attention (you don’t need to season enameled cast-iron). The grill pan itself acts as a fitted lid in this instance, and is easily removed when necessary. Prized for heavy-duty durability, Staub’s cookware is cast and twice enameled-coated, and is more resistant to chips and cracking because of it. The Braise and Grill typically retails for a whopping $400 — it’s 50 percent off on Sierra Trading Post right now. — Will Price

Buy Now: $400 $200


Alpinestars Quick Seal Out Two-Piece Rain Suit
Save 20%:Having a rain suit that fits over your riding gear will be a crucial asset in the coming months. Luckily, the Alpinestars Quick Seal Out Two-Piece Rain Suit is on sale just in time. We just got hammered with another nor’easter, but if forecasts are to be believed, it looks like real spring weather is just a week or two away. What that means, though, is you can expect the snow to turn to slush and as soon as that’s gone, sporadic rain showers will be the next annoyance. — Bryan Campbell

Buy Now: $130 $104


Defy Bags
Save 15%: A brand based in Chicago, Defy, makes some of the toughest bags available, but you might not know it from first glance. The all-black bags have a minimalist-look, yet stand up to serious endeavors. Each is hand-made with the same material that the troops use today — waterproof 22 oz. M35 military truck tarpaulin. Today, the Bucktown Backpack, Ultimate Overnighter, and R&R Weekender are all 15% off. — Meg Lappe

Learn More: Here

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Goldwin’s Latest Collection Is Sleek, Urban and Ready for the Rain

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