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New & Noteworthy Releases

Mystery Ranch x Timex Field Watch

It's a Japan exclusive, but you can still get your hands on one.

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Allbirds Tree Runners

Perfect for warmer weather, Allbirds' new runners feature a breathable mesh knit upper.

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Anker PowerWave Wireless Charging Pads

And if you act now, you can get a great deal on it.

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Canyon Grail Adventure Bike

The new handlebar design on Canyon's latest adventure bike is actually reminiscent of a design from the 1990s.

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Nest Room Temperature Sensors & Nest X Yale Lock

Nest's money-saving temperature sensors add more functionality to a growing smart home collection.

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Grovemade Walnut Wall Hooks

Grovemade redesigned its humble wall hook with a feature that's gentle on soft goods.

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Today’s Best Deals


Reebok Crossfit Nano 7
Save $70: Out with the old and in with the new. The recent launch of Reebok’s Nano 8 means the 7 is fair game for a sale. Since the Nano first launched in 2011, it’s quickly become a favorite for CrossFit athletes and gym-goers alike. Today, both the Nano 7 and the Nano 7 Weave (with an upgraded mesh upper to keep feet fresh) are on sale for an additional 40% off. Use code FRIEND at check out. There aren’t many sizes left in the weave, so act fast. — Meg Lappe

Nano 7 Weave: $130 $54 Nano 7: $130 $54


Levi’s Flash Sale
Save an extra 40%: Now’s the time to stock up on a range of wardrobe basics. For a limited time, you can save an additional 40 percent on sale items at Levi’s. Look for jeans, tees and outerwear with prices starting at $6 — you’ll spend less on an outfit than you will on lunch. — John Zientek

Buy Now: $6 +


Victorinox Swiss Army Spartan PS Pocket Knife
Save $40: Boost your EDC with this Victorinox Swiss Army Spartan PS pocket knife complete with a wire stripper and corkscrew. A Polispectral finish on the stainless steel construction gives the multitool a mirror-smooth finish, which looks cool, and the 12 functions are an upgrade to the seven on the original. It’s about an ounce and a half heavier, but your back pocket should be able to handle it. Get one today for $40 off. — Meg Lappe

$90 $50


Amazon Fire TV Stick and 4k Fire TV Stick
Save Up To $25: Amazon is offering both of their streaming media-player USB sticks at significant savings right now, so long as you’re a Prime Member. The standard HD Fire TV Stick is down to $24.99 (from $39.99) and the 4K Ultra HD Fire TV stick can be had for $44.99 (normally $69.99). Basically, if you ever stream anything on your TV, these things are a great buy. They work perfectly and seamlessly, and if you don’t own a smart TV already, you’ll feel like some sort of futuristic sci-fi space captain in an instant. My recommendation: don’t wait — make it so. — Nick Caruso

Buy the HD Fire TV Stick: $40 $25

Buy the 4k Ultra HD Fire Stick: $70 $45

Today on Gear Patrol

This Is the Budget Synthetic Jacket We’ve Been Waiting For

Patagonia's Nano Puff Jacket has been an insulation staple for years, and rightly so. But L.L.Bean's Packaway Jacket is nearly identical, and in some ways, better.

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Kind of Obsessed: My Favorite Sunglasses Aren’t Sunglasses At All

Clip-on sunglasses are slowly making a comeback, and it's good news for eyeglasses wearers.

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The Fantastic-Looking Arteon Fastback Sedan Nearly Outdoes Audi’s A4

This is a great-looking, German quality grand tourer aimed at those who couldn’t care less about badge snobbery, all for the price of a certified pre-owned Audi.

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Filson’s Outstanding New Raincoat is Worth Its High Price Tag

Filson already has the most popular commuter bag for a certain type of young, urban professional -- now they're making a play to provide your rainjacket of choice as well.

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6 Bottles of Irish Whiskey to Savor Long After St. Patrick’s Day

Irish whiskey is booming – here are six bottles to know, all under $100, selected by the Dead Rabbit's Sean Muldoon.

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