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Today in Gear: Jack Mason’s Racing-Inspired Chronograph, Patrick Bateman’s Duffle Bag and More

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Jack Mason Racing Chronograph
The chronograph watch has deep roots in automotive racing; long before digital, racing depended heavily on the chronograph for its stopwatch capabilities to accurately track time and speed. Texas-based watchmaker Jack Mason has paid homage to that heritage in their reformulated Racing Collection.

The Racing Chronograph 40mm is the centerpiece of the collection, with interior and exterior elements of mid-century sports cars made manifest in the watch’s design. The instrument panel- inspired dial, the paint scheme-inspired sub-dials and perforated leather strap (it’s also available on a stainless bracelet) are just a few of the details intended to honor both time and speed. With details like a tachymeter bezel and a racecar etched into the case back, the Racing Chronograph is an affordable watch that punches well above its weight.

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New & Noteworthy Releases

One of America’s Best Breweries Made Hop-Infused Water for IPA Obsessives

Lagunitas's Hop Water isn't beer, but it's meant to taste like it.

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The Elusive Nike 4% Gets an Upgrade, and It’s Even More Comfortable

The hard-to-get race day shoes get an upgrade.

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Get Your Nostalgia Fix with These Cheap and Stylish Digital Watches

Three new takes on a classic.

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The Family that Makes Proraso and Marvis Just Launched a Line of Hair Products

The Italian makers of some of the best toothpaste and shaving products in the world just turned their attention to your hair.

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One of Our Favorite Lifestyle Brands Just Made a Wetsuit

Saturdays NYC collabs with another Japanese brand to push out a wetsuit we can't wait to get our hands on.

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This Will Be the Last Non-Hybrid Lamborghini V12

Lamborghini is finally giving in and joining the semi-electric ranks with Ferrari, McLaren and Porsche.

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Rowing Blazers’ Latest Drop Is a Big, Preppy Nod to ‘American Psycho’

*We're kidding about the watermark.

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First Look: The DJI Mavic 2 Pro Blurs the Line Between Drone and DSLR

The Mavic 2 brings a Hasselblad camera and rediculous image quality, while the Mavic 2 Zoom is the first consumer drone with optical zoom.

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Fresh Deals


Montage Towels
Save 15%: Drying off with a sopping wet towel is not how anyone should start their morning. Made from 100 percent long-stapled cotton, Montage bath towels are woven with a curved weave, meaning they’re lightweight, breathable and dry more quickly than the average bath towel. This not only results in a better overall feel, one that’s both soft and absorbent, it reduces the chances that your daily towel grows mold or microscopic bacteria. Unless, of course, you like that sort of thing.

Use discount code GP15 for 15% off your entire Montage order.
— Gear Patrol Studios

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Now on Sale: Non-essential Gear That Makes Camping More Fun
Save up to 25%: It’s the non-essential gear that makes camping enjoyable — things like hatchets and lanterns and hammocks. Right now, these things are on sale for up to 25 percent off at Huckberry. — Tanner Bowden

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Junghans Max Bill Mechanical Watch
Save $160: The Junghans Max Bill is a delightful timepiece that refuses to change. The watch’s Bauhaus aesthetic has barely evolved since its legendary Swiss designer Max Bill first penned the dial design in the 1950s. This model here is powered by a Swiss-made ETA 2801-2 hand-winding movement that’s packed up in a sleek, 34mm case. Yes, that’s fairly small, but it’s in line with the watch sizes of the era in which the Junghans was originally designed (the thin bezel and large dial also make it wear a bit larger than it really is, too). The Max Bill also happens to be very affordably priced, with an MSRP of $690, but you can get it even cheaper from Massdrop right now for just $530. — Oren Hartov

Buy Now: $690 $530


Aether End of Season Sale
Save up to 60%: Aether rarely has sales, whether its lifestyle clothing and accessories or motorcycle gear. So when select items across the site are on sale up to 60% off, it naturally demands attention. — Bryan Campbell

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DeLonghi Nespresso Maker
Save 50%>The beauty of Nespresso machines is not the quality of the final product. Frankly, most machines make espressos that are virtually indistinguishable from one another. If you’ve never used one, they’re basically espresso versions of Keurig machines — easy, efficient producers of OK-tasting beverages. Hence why this deal on DeLonghi’s slightly sturdier, less plasticky Nespresso maker is worth pulling the trigger on. Though most of the items in its product description (the ones in caps) are either inconsequential or dubious (“Barista Grade”…), it does hold a lot more water than most, and is operated with a single button. — Will Price

Buy Now: $200 $100


Kershaw Scallion Pocket Knife
Save up to 69%: What makes a good everyday knife? Small blades have proven time and again that it isn’t always size. Kershaw’s Scallion is a testament to this idea. Created as a little brother to the company’s ever-classic Leek, the Scallion is a pocketable flipper with a 2.25-inch drop-point blade. The Scallion is built with the Ken Onion-designed SpeedSafe system, an assisted opening mechanism that helps the blade pop out rapidly but that doesn’t fall under the classification of a switchblade. Inside, the Scallion has a liner lock to keep its blade safely in place, and there’s a sliding Tip-Lock for additional assurance when the knife is closed.

Kershaw has dressed up the Scallion in various colors and with different handles over the years, and right now a handful of these different styles are on sale at Amazon for as much as 69% off. — Tanner Bowden

Buy Now: $24+

Today on Gear Patrol

2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody Review: A Five-Figure Death Punch With a Massive Name

The SRT Hellcat Redeye is the vehicular equivalent of the guy who does “The Worm” on the dance floor at weddings. Sure it’s ridiculous, but it’s a hell of a party trick and never gets...

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Want Cheap Gear? Check Out This Sporting Goods Company, Now in the US for the First Time

Decathlon Sports is the biggest sporting goods company in the world, and the gear it sells is wildly affordable. Now, it's available in the US.

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6 Questions With the Designer Helping to Bring Back a Cult-Favorite Watch Brand

Watch designer Emmanuel Gueit discusses his plans for the Ikepod watch revival.

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Review: Sony’s Newest Mini Projector Is the Sleek Travel Gadget You Only Maybe Want

We review the Sony MP-CD1, the company's newest pico projector.

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The Best Affordable Workout Gear for the Athlete on a Budget

You can put your wallet away, this won't cost much.

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First Look: The DJI Mavic 2 Pro Blurs the Line Between Drone and DSLR

The Mavic 2 brings a Hasselblad camera and rediculous image quality, while the Mavic 2 Zoom is the first consumer drone with optical zoom.

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16 of the Best Made in America Outdoor Brands

Some of the best outdoor gear is designed and hand-made right here in the USA. To save you time, we pulled together a list of the best ones.

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The 6 Best Beard Trimmers You Can Buy in 2020

From Wahl, Philips Norelco, Braun and more.

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