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New & Noteworthy Releases


Viberg Just Added Two Minimalist Sneaker Styles to Its Lineup

Inspired by WWII sailing sneakers and SoCal skate culture.

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Watch Out Sonos, Bose’s First Smart Speakers Are Coming For You

Bose's first smart speaker and soundbars come with Alexa built-in.

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Patagonia Just Gave One of its Best Jackets an Important Upgrade

Last year Patagonia released the Micro Puff, its lightest insulation jacket ever. This year, that coat is getting an important new feature.

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If an Old M5 Is Out of Your Price Range, Try This Instead

Like a lot of top-end sports cars, there's often a perfectly suited performance car living in their shadows and the E39 M5 is no different.

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These Japanese Exclusive Nike Sneakers Are Worth a Trip to Tokyo

Nike's Cortez sneaker is a classic silhouette that's lasted, largely unchanged, since the '70s. Today it gets a very clean exclusive-to-Japan update.

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Fresh Deals

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A Versatile, American-Made Boot on Sale
Save $58 There’s not a man alive who couldn’t stand to benefit from having Chelsea boots in his closet. And right now, Allen Edmonds’ excellent iteration of this hardworking style, the Tate, is on sale. You can save $58 on a pair of American-made boots that you can wear from fall and well into winter, thanks to their sturdy lug soles.— Justin Fenner

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Seiko 5 SNKK “Speed Racer”
Save $130: Right now you can get four iterations of the SNKK “Speed Racer” — the SNKK25J1, SNKK27J, SNKK29J1, and SNKK31J1 — on sale at Massdrop. The watch gets its nickname from the colorful minute track that extends from the 12 o’clock position to four. All four models come packing the venerable 7S26 automatic movement, 38mm cases and stainless steel bracelets, and each of the four dial colors on offer will set you back just $90. Massdrop says that’s a $130 drop from the watch’s $220 MSRP, though the reality is that these models will regularly sell for around $100 at places like Jomashop. Still, that’s a fantastic price for a well-made mechanical watch with an irrefutably bold personality. — Andrew Connor

Buy Now: $220 $90

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The One Hiking App You Need
Save 50% Hiking is one of those activities that seems like there shouldn’t be any prep until the morning of the hike and you realize you don’t know much about the trail. No matter how big or small the mountain is, it’s always a good idea to at least look at a map of the area and figure out which trail is best to follow. AllTrails is one of the best ways to do just that. The app crowdsources trail maps, reviews and photos from its community of nine million. Right now, if you sign up for a year-long membership, you can save $15. Typically, it’ll cost you $2.50 each month, or $30 for the year, but right now the app is running a 50 percent off promo with code LIFELINE. If you’re not one of the nine million users, we recommend you become one.
— Meg Lappe

Buy Now: $30 $15

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Monoprice USB-C Adapters for MacBook and MacBook Pro
Save Up to 50%: Adapting to life with a new MacBook or MacBook Pro can be difficult. Apple’s new computers only have USB-C ports, while most of your current gadgets have cords that connect via USB-A. No bueno. To get them to work together you need an adapter, which is annoying but necessary. Fortunately, Monoprice is having a pretty epic sale for Labor Day on a variety of USB-C adapters. There are USB-C adapters for HDMI, Gigabit Ethernet and docks for USB-A. Whatever you need, there’s a good chance that it’s massively discounted (up to 50-percent) right now.

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Wireless Meat Thermometer
Save 15%One of the most repeated lines in cookbooks is some permutation of the following — cook to temperature, not time. Essentially, you’re bringing food to an ideal internal temperature, no matter how many minutes that takes.

Hence why food thermometers are essential, and why Meater’s (pardon the name) Wireless Thermometer is special — it tracks temperature, delivers the reading to your phone in real time and gives you a remaining cooktime reading as well. These features, specifically its cook time helper and wireless capabilities, place it firmly in its own subcategory of food thermometers. You can slide it into a chicken in the oven, a brisket in a smoker or a steak on a cast-iron skillet and know exactly when to pull each.

Today, the Meater Wireless Thermometer is 15 perent off on Huckberry with code MEATER15 at checkout. — Will Price

Buy Now: $69 $59

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GSI JavaPress Coffee Brewer
Save 25%: There’s something about a freshly-brewed cup of coffee enjoyed in the wilderness. All the pleasures that accompany the beverage when experienced in the comforts of home or at a favorite cafe are multiplied at a campsite, whether the journey required to get there has already been undertaken or still lies ahead. Without the machinery accessible indoors though, coffee making becomes a modified and slightly more humble process. There is a range of lightweight and packable brewers available, from French press to pour over, but GSI’s JavaPress is our favorite for its ability to serve multiple cups in one batch and for its easy-to-clean construction. It’s currently 25 percent off at Moosejaw (and if pour over is more your style, GSI’s JavaDrip is also on sale). — Tanner Bowden

Buy Now: $45 $34

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Rhone Apparel on Sale
Save 10% Rhone makes some of the best performing tees and shorts in the fitness world. On top of that, they also make sweat-wicking gear for your off-days, too. The brand designs chinos and polos with performance features to keep you on top of your game at all times. Right now, Huckberry is offering 10 percent off all Rhone apparel, so that you can stock up on shorts, tees, sweats and polos. Here are a few of our favorites. — Meg Lappe

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Today on Gear Patrol


10 Things You Need to Know About Pressure Cookers

Martha Stewart is one of the original kitchen gearheads, and her latest cookbook is proof.

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Joys of the Cheap American Military Watch

They're cheap, they're plentiful, they were issued to genuine badasses — what's not to like here? And moreover — why not collect them?

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The Toys We’d Buy for a Summer Home on the Lake

It's never too late to splurge on a few toys for your summer home.

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A Simple Guide to Motorcycle Helmet Ratings

We've come a long way from strapping leather caps on our heads and thinking it was safe enough.

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