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Today in Gear: Stylish Watches for Dad, Iconic Sneakers Get New Colorways, a Customizable Knife & Much More

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New & Noteworthy Releases


These Watches Are Exceptionally Stylish and Perfect for Father’s Day Gifts
A watch is more than just a time-telling device. That’s the ethos behind Vincero, a San Diego-based watch brand that retains in-house control over every part of the watchmaking process — design, material sourcing, assembly, servicing — rather than outsourcing it overseas. As such, Vincero offers impeccably-crafted watches using high-end materials and parts like Italian leather and Japanese movements at fair prices.

They’re the perfect gift for dad, who’s probably been telling time for years on a worn-out wristwatch. With a wide range of styles, there’s something to suit any dad’s tastes. Whats more, if you use the promo code POPS you can score an extra 15 percent off these handcrafted timepieces.

Learn More: Here

This Affordable ’70s-Inspired GMT Is One of the Best Deals In Watches

This groovy dual-timer is based on a vintage alarm watch design and has an affordable price tag, to boot.

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Olamic Cutlery Wayfarer 247 Pocket Knife Review: The Most Customizable Pocket Knife in the World

Olamic Cutlery's Wayfarer 247 pocket knife is a production model blade that still has nearly limitless options for customization. This year, the 247 gets two new blade shapes, which only makes the choice more difficult.

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Masion Margiela’s Replica Sneaker Just Got a Batch of New Colors

Maison Margiela's instantly recognizable sneaker is gorgeous in many iterations, but these are the best yet.

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Fresh Deals


Highwood USA Adirondack Chairs
Save 40%: The premise behind Highwood USA’s Adirondack chairs is pretty straightforward: they’re made of a synthetic wood look-a-like, they’re low-maintenance, they’re affordable and no one will know the difference.

On sale on Amazon right now, Highwood USA Adirondacks fold up easily, are made of recycled plastics, literally can’t splinter your backside and come with a 12-year home warranty. No matter the model, every chair is fade-resistant, and the company encourages you to leave it outside all year round.

Highwood USA’s Adirondack chairs come in three models and a slew of colors, and they’re up to 40 percent off right now. — Will Price

Buy Now: 40% Off


Filson Bags
Save up to 50%: Now at Mr Porter’s Spring Sale, you can save up to 50 percent on Filson bags if you’re quick. Prices start at just $68 and you can choose from a Dopp kit, a backpack, a briefcase and more. If you’re in need of a versatile and durable American-made bag, this is a sale you don’t want to miss. — John Zientek

Buy Now: $68 +


Klipsch R-26PF Powered Floor-Standing Speakers
Save $551: Most Klipsch speakers tend to be pretty expensive. Not today. Right now you can buy a pair of its R-26PF tower speakers, which normally retail for $1,000, for just $449 — that’s more than half off. It’s a terrific deal for anybody looking to build out their own home theater system, but the R-26PFs are solid floor-standing speakers for really anybody. Released in 2018, the powered speakers have a number of modern conveniences. There’s no need for a receiver thanks to a 260-watt integrated amplifier. You can stream directly to them over Bluetooth (supports aptX). Plus there are 3.5mm and RCA analog line inputs, so you can play music directly from a number of different devices or hook up the speakers right to your turntable. However you want to use them, there’s a good chance these speakers will work for you.

Buy Now: $1,000 $449


Great T-Shirts
Save up to 50%: Few garments are as universal as the T-shirt. While the classic tee has its roots in early-20th-century sportswear and military garb, it is now a widespread staple of wardrobes regardless of occupation or income. If you need to stock up on a few new tees, Mr Porter is currently offering up to 50 percent off a range of quality options at its Spring Sale. Prices start at $18 and brands include J.Crew, Outerknown, Velva Sheen and more. There’s a range of colors and fits to choose from, but don’t hesitate if you see something you like — sizes are limited. — John Zientek

Buy Now: $18 +


Timbuk2 Commuter Bags
Save up to 30%: If you missed all the sales over Memorial Day weekend, you’re in luck. Over on Revzilla, you can save up to 30% on Timbuk2 commuter bags. All different styles are available at various price points, so we curated a few to make it a little easier as you settle into the short work week. — Bryan Campbell

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Bose SoundSport Wireless Headphones
Save $70: These in-ear headphones are sweat resistant, sound great and allow users to adjust the audio’s EQ through an app. Also, if you know Bose’s in-ear headphones fit in your ears, these will fit you as well. (All Bose in-ear headphones use the same Stay Hear+ eartips.) Normally $149, you can score a pretty good deal on eBay right now by picking the Bose SoundSport Wireless in-ear headphones for just $79. They’re “manufacturer refurbished,” it’s true, but eBay has a 30-day and money back return policy in case you’re not happy with them.

Buy Now: $149 $79


Gregory Baltoro 75 Backpack
Save $141: The first backpacking pack I bought was Gregory’s Baltoro 65. Like so many do and have done, I was heading across the Atlantic to travel through Europe. My journey would be mostly through cities instead of mountains, and I’d be staying in 14-bunk hostel dorms, not a tent. But I knew that after the trip I’d want to use the backpack for those things, and I informed the store clerk of exactly that.

We chatted about my backpacking tendencies while he measured my torso to get a size and then he pulled three bags off the wall, removed their stuffing and replaced it with weighted bags that simulate a fully-packed backpack. I threw each one on and hiked around between the store’s racks and displays, attempting to get an idea in three minutes of what three months of travel might be like.

I landed on Gregory’s Baltoro backpack in the 65-liter volume. It was, to my consternation, the most expensive pack of the three the clerk had selected and slightly heavier too. But it was also the most comfortable — this fact is subjective, and what works for me may not for you — and the most feature-laden.

The list of those distinctive attributes is exhaustive. The ones that I’ve discovered to be most practical in the years since making that purchase — and trading the bag in for the bigger 75-liter model before an excursion to Ecuador — are its multiple points of access, a segmented and removable lid and a water bottle holster that’s actually accessible while hiking.

It was only until after many trips with the Baltoro that I learned it’s Gregory’s flagship backpack, and I can see why. It’s rightfully worth its full sticker price, but right now you can snag one for over $100 off at Mountain Steals. Enter the coder SAVE15 for an extra 15 percent off the already-marked-down price. — Tanner Bowden

Buy Now: $320 $179

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