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Today in Gear: Oris’ Rhine-Inspired Timepiece, the Best Tequila in the World and Much More

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The River Rhine is one of the most important rivers in all of Europe. Originating in the Swiss Alps, it flows some 764 miles to its endpoint of the North Sea. Along the way, it passes Hölstein, Switzerland — which is where iconic watchmaker Oris calls home.

Oris decided to pay tribute to this all-important body of water in the form of a limited edition timepiece — of which only 2,343 were made. The Source of Life Limited Edition watch celebrates the role water plays in creating, connecting and sustaining life. Based on Oris’s high-performance Aquis diver, it’s a special timepiece straight from the backyard of Oris.

Learn More: Here

New & Noteworthy Releases

Speedvagen’s Handcrafted Bikes Are Getting Us Excited About Steel

When I spoke with Richard Pool, a designer at the workshop where these bikes are built, he told me he was excited as hell about these new models.

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You Can Order a 1,000-HP Corvette From the Dealer Because This Is America, Damn It

Specialty Vehicles Engineering will gleefully stuff a massive supercharger under the hood of the already-fast Corvette Grand Sport.

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The Toyota 86 TRD Special Is the Car It Was Always Meant to Be and a Future Classic

The 2019 Toyota 86 TRD Special doesn't get any extra power but is finally the car it was always meant to be.

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These Ray-Ban Aviators Are Based On a Historic Model from 1938

Only 500 pairs available.

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Is This the Best Tequila Brand in the World? These Experts Seem to Think So.

Today is National Tequila Day, apparently, and this tequila brand just mopped at an important spirits competition.

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Porsche is Recreating a Classic on Its Best Modern Platform

If you look close enough and do the math, it's actually quite obvious what Porsche is cooking up.

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Fresh Deals


Patagonia’s Better Sweater
Save $40: Patagonia’s excellent Better Sweater, which usually retails for around $150, is going for just $109.90 during Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale. And while you might not want to wear it in the middle of summer, you’ll be grateful to have it in your closet (and a little extra money in your pocket) when the mercury does finally start to drop. — Justin Fenner

Learn More: Here


Denim from Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale
Save 43%: Denim transcended its roots as a workhorse fabric becoming a staple in wardrobes across the world. And, it’s no surprise: the fabric is durable, it only gets more comfortable after years of wear and it fades in patterns unique to the wearer. While pop culture’s association of denim with miners and cowboys is waning, there is no shortage of great garments cut from the fabric. To pick up a few of your favorite denim wardrobe staples, check out Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale where a range of styles are 43 percent off. Pick from shirts, jackets, pants and more, but don’t wait because the sale ends soon. — John Zientek

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Instant Pot Luxe
Save 39%:No doubt gearing up for the release of the new Instant Pot Max on August 1st, Instant Pot has been a sales spree as of late.

During Prime Day we saw the Ultra and Duo models both on steep, all-time low discounts, and today the most affordable Instant Pot variant goes even further. The Instant Pot Lux, the original Instant Pot model, is under $50 — a first for any Instant Pot model, ever. The Luxe is the most stripped back of the brand’s soon-to-be five models — featuring only one pressure cooking setting (high). Though, frankly, if you’re getting an instant pot for 45-minute fall-off-the-bone spare ribs, you don’t need more flexibility. The Luxe also features the other staples of all Instant Pots, like a pretty unremarkable sauté function, rice cooker, steamer and a solid slow cook mode. The size that’s on sale, the 6-quart, is large enough to cook for small families.

Hot tip: request to join Instant Pot’s community Facebook page for a small slice of happiness and plenty of recipe fodder. — Will Price

Converse Chuck Taylors: $80 $49


Jabra Elite 65t Wireless Earbuds
Save $71 (58% off): eBay is selling the Jabra Elite 65t wireless earbuds (read our review, here), which are probably the best all-around AirPod alternatives and normally cost $170, for just $99. That’s $71 off. The reason for the deal — and I’m guessing here — is that it’s a clearance sale due to the fact that Jabra recently announced the Jabra Elite Active 65t (read our review, here), which are essentially sweatproof and slightly more expensive versions of the Jabra Elite 65t wireless earbuds. Both use the same app. Both sound great. Both have great battery life, too. — Tucker Bowe

Buy Now: $170 $99

Today on Gear Patrol

SPOT X is the Off-the-grid Messaging Device For Modern Exploration

SPOT X has built a modern two-way satellite messaging device for modern off-the-grid exploration that makes it easier to communicate with others.

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Our Favorite Gear from Outdoor Retailer, Day 1

The best new gear from Patagonia, The North Face, Peak Design and more.

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The Best Used Cars Under $10,000 We’d Buy Right Now

Whether it's your main mode of transport or a second -- or third -- ride, a $10,000 used car hits the right budget so long as it's cool enough.

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Can a $20 Home Security Camera Stand Up To Its $300 Rivals?

Same picture quality. Same smart features. Way different price. What gives?

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The Best Beef Jerky You Can Buy in 2018

High in protein, high in happiness.

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The New Jaguar I-Pace Is Performance-Oriented Enough to Warrant Its Own Racing Series

The Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy is a racing series that will exclusively feature the I-Pace, a car you can buy for yourself.

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Meditation App Shootout: Pzizz, Headspace and Inscape

Does meditation help minimize stress and ease your ability to fall asleep? We take three popular apps for a test run.

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This Non-Essential Accessory Helps Me Sleep in the Woods

Some will criticise me for it, but I always bring a pillow with me camping. Here's why, along with my recommendations for some good ones.

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