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Today in Gear: Nisolo’s Summer-Perfect Slip On Shoes, a Big-Little Folding Knife from Gerber and More

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Nisolo Alejandro Slip-Ons
There are just certain places that sandals can’t go. Weddings, bars and classy restaurants are not places to show your toes. But in the heat of the summer, you need lightweight footwear that won’t constrict your feet and make matters worse. This is where a woven slip-on comes in.

The Alejandro from Nisolo is not your average woven slip-on though. Made from a soft, vegetable-tanned leather, it sits atop a comfortable, partially lined footbed. It also features a leather sole and rubber heel cap for added durability. Nisolo employs shoemakers in a factory they own and operate in Peru, as well as several partner factories in Mexico. The producers are paid above fair trade wages and given access to health care, helping to create sustainable jobs in the footwear industry. So not only will your feet feel good when you wear these shoes, but so will your conscience.

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New & Noteworthy Releases

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Land Rover’s New Accessories Will Make Adventures With Your Dog Easier and Safer

Your dog deserves nothing but the best.

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Gerber Released a Little Knife that Works Like a Big Knife

Gerber's Kettlebelle pocket knife is affordable, safe and makes a few small, smart changes to a miniature EDC staple.

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A New Adventure Motorcycle From the Maker of the AK-47

If Kalashnikov's reputation is anything to go by, the world of overlanding and adventure riding should be a piece of cake.

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Grado Cuts the Cord on Its Hi-Fi Headphones

Before, if you were looking for great open-back headphones, you had to "go wired" – not anymore.

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Cotopaxi Launches the Perfect Mid-Sized Travel Pack

This travel backpack is the Goldilocks of sizes — making it ideal for your last minute weekend trips.

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Some of the Best Coffee in the US Is Sold on Amazon

Roasting out of northwestern Arkanas, Onyx Coffee Lab is taking home awards in roasting and brewing, and taking the coffee world with it.

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Fresh Deals

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Rosephoria Everlasting Rose
Save 15%: If you’re a good partner, you should get your significant other flowers at least once a month — just as a nice gesture. If you’re lucky, those corner deli flowers might last a week. Toss in premium bouquets for birthdays and anniversaries, and you’re spending a few hundred dollars on flowers that ultimately don’t last that long every year.

Which is where Rosephoria’s Everlasting Rose comes in. It’s a much more practical option: each rose is eco-friendly because it cuts down on waste, lasts up to a year and are a cost-effective alternative to buckets of flowers (the Everlasting rose costs $150 for a 9-inch stem and $190 for an 11-inch). Plus, they look enchanting under the included luxury crystal glass dome. If you fancy yourself a practical (lazy) romantic, consider buying one luxury flower that will be there for days to come.

Use discount code Gear10 for 10% off a Rosephoria Everlasting Rose.

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Shade on Sale
Save 30% on Sunglasses at East Dane If, at some point during all the fun you’ve had this summer, you happen to have misplaced a pair of sunglasses, fret not. Right now, East Dane is offering 30% off great pairs from trusted brands like Illesteva, Raen, and Le Specs. It’s a great way to save a little bit on a wardrobe essential that you should have around all year long. Just try to hold onto these pairs — deals like this don’t come around often— Justin Fenner

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This Is the Arc’teryx Sale You’ve Been Waiting For
Save 30%: Arc’teryx is known for technical quality, not low prices. Right now though you can save 30 percent on one full-priced item from the Vancouver brand at Backcountry. — Tanner Bowden

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Some of the Year’s Best Outdoor Products Are on Sale Now
Save up to 50%: Patagonia’s lightest synthetic insulation jacket, one of our favorite new pairs of hiking boots and so much more. — Tanner Bowden

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Thule Motion XT Rooftop Cargo Box
Save up to $157: Utilizing the open real estate on the roof of your car for cargo is a decades-old method of saving on interior space. However, now that modern cars, trucks and SUVs can easily hit 65mph where aerodynamics become a concern means you have to be smarter about how stack gear on your roof. The Thule XT Motion is designed for such a problem. Pack a weekend’s worth of stuff in either the 16-, 18- or 22-cubic foot cargo box and losing MPGs or your duffel bag to highway winds becomes a thing of the past. Today on Amazon you can save up top $157 on a Motion Xt in black or titan grey. — Bryan Campbell

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Mophie Wireless Charging Pad
Save $18: If you still haven’t bought a wireless charging pad for your iPhone X, and you know a friend who’s in the same boat, well it’s both your lucky days. That’s because Amazon is selling two Mophie wireless charging pads for pretty cheap. You can get two for just over $60, while Apple is currently selling one for $40. Basically, it’s good to buy in bulk.

Buy Now: $80 $62

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Orient Bambino and Mako II
Save up to $155: Right now on Massdrop, you can get a great deal on two of Orient’s most popular timepieces: the dressy, old-school Bambino and the Mako II diver. The former features a slim 40mm case, a domed crystal and a ton of different dial options. The later, meanwhile, boasts a chunky case with a unidirectional rotating bezel and a 200-meter depth rating. Both can be had at exceptionally low prices right now, just $160 for the Bambino (marked down from a $300 MSRP) and $170 for the Mako II (which has a $325 MSRP). — Andrew Connor

Buy Now: $325 $170 (Mako II) Buy Now: $300 $160 (Bambino)

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Osprey Stratos 24 Daypack
Save 25%: The Osprey Stratos is outfitted with all the pockets, compression straps and access points you’d expect from a backpack company — especially one with a golden reputation among long-distance thru-hikers — but the standout for me has been its mesh back panel. It’s raised and tensioned away from the pack’s main vestibule, which provides a comfy trampoline-like feel and allows lots of air to flow between my back and the bag, which minimizes the sweaty back issue I had used to view as unavoidable. The mesh also integrates into the hip belt, wrapping its arms around my lower torso like a well-studied dance partner for a fit that’s more comfortable than any I’ve known before.

Right now Amazon is offering discounts on all types of Osprey backpacks, and the Stratos is currently 25 percent off. It’s perfect timing for a deal — just in time for fall hiking season. — Tanner Bowden

Buy Now: $130 $97


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Staff Picks: A Captivating Travel Watch, a Technical Commuter Pack and More

Fashion is confusing. Style is simple.

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2019 GMC Sierra Denali 1500 Review: A Truck That Makes the Statement You Pay For

More than a rebadged Silverado, the 2019 GMC Sierra Denali aims to be a commanding, opulent, and tech-savvy truck.

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MSR Hubba Tour 2 Review: The Definitive Adventure Motorcycle Tent

Designed for motorcyclists, by the motorcyclists at MSR, the Hubba Tour 2 was meant for two-wheeled adventures.

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The 12 Best AR Apps for iPhone and iPad

Pokemon Go and the IKEA app not included.

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The 20 Best Desk Lamps to Buy in 2020

The best desk lamps at every style and price point.

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The Best Items for an Outdoor-Friendly EDC

The best EDC items that can find their way through any standard day but have also been optimized for use in the outdoors.

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