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New & Noteworthy Releases


You’ll Want a Ford Raptor If You’re Ever Stranded in The Desert

Getting stuck in the middle of the Nevada desert isn't so daunting when you have the right back up.

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The Sonos Amp Connects Your Old Passive Speakers to Your TV (And So Much More)

Sonos's new Amp is upgraded with more power, an HDMI Arc port, and support for AirPlay 2. It basically makes it easier than ever to stream audio throughout the home.

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The New Jeep Wrangler Moab Is a More Luxurious Rubicon

The Wrangler Moab is the first new edition of the current generation Jeep. Combining the Sahara and Rubicon, it sets a new standard.

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This $250 Chronograph Is Meant to Look and Feel Like a Vintage Watch

As vintage watch prices skyrocket, Dan Henry's latest watch is a tempting, low-cost alternative.

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Leaked: Tesla’s $65 Power Bank Can Wirelessly Charge Your iPhone

It has an integrated USB-C cable and it supports Qi-wireless charging.

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Fresh Deals

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BioLite Labor Day Sale
Save 15%: BioLite isn’t your typical outdoor equipment company. Its product, instead of aiming to be as lightweight as possible, pack in unexpected functionalities. Take the new FirePit for example — it’s a portable, freestanding fireplace, but it’s also a grill, and its flame is smokeless thanks to an innovative fan system that can be controlled via Bluetooth (the fan module can also charge your phone). These forward-thinking mechanisms are BioLite’s modus operandi; batteries and Bluetooth are at home next to fire and food. In a way, BioLite is as much a tech company is it is an outdoor brand.

For Labor Day, BioLite is providing 15 percent off a variety of its products with the code CHILLOUT. Exclusions apply, but favorites like the CampStove 2 and BaseLantern XL are up for grabs. — Tanner Bowden

Buy Now: Here

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Forsake Range Shoes
Save 15%: At the core of the city-to-mountain trend is the idea of versatile functionality, that a jacket or a backpack or a pair of pants could operate in harsh wilderness environments and be minimal and stylish enough for life around town too. When it works, it means you can cull the contents of your closet.

Forsake hit on this idea before it became so popular. Its founders sought a pair of shoes that could handle slush and mud and hiking but were as comfortable and wearable as sneakers. Now there are numerous companies making shoes like this, but Forsake has always led the pack with styles reminiscent of skate shoes and chukkas. Its newest model, the Range, make good on this idea with a water-repellent exterior and a rugged Vibram MegaGrip sole, and it’s available in mid and low profiles on Huckberry for 15 percent off. — Tanner Bowden

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Kamado Joe Classic
Save $403>Everyone knows what a Big Green Egg is (or has heard of it, at the very least) — a heavy ceramic, heat-retaining, outdoor grill, smoker and oven. Anyone who’s tried to buy one also knows they don’t come cheap and you can’t buy them online. The Egg didn’t have much real competition in its space for the first few decades of its existence (the company was founded in the mid-70s), but has encountered a great deal of it in Kamado Joe.

The Kamado Joe is also a heavy ceramic, heat-retaining, outdoor grill, smoker and oven (both are backed by lifetime warranties), but it’s available online and comes with features the Big Green Egg doesn’t. The two most impactful is its patented Divide & Conquer cooking system, which manifests itself as grates that can be lifted up or down in certain sections (BBQ Guys has a nice illustration of it), and an ash drawer that slides out for simplified cleaning (the lid is also much easier to lift, for what it’s worth).

Today, the Kamado Joe Classic (18-inch) is $400 off, a price that’s easily the lowest we’ve ever seen it on Amazon. — Will Price

Buy Now: $1,199 $696

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Zero Halliburton’s Best Luggage is on Sale Now
Save 15% If you’re a Mission Impossible or James Bond fan, you’ve likely spotted these metallic-sided suitcases and briefcases. Zero Halliburton designs epic rollaboards from aircraft grade aluminum — a la how NASA moved rock samples from the moon down to earth. It’s that intense. The silver carry-on measures 19-inches and comes with a 10-year warranty, but with the secure closures and stain-resistant lining, it’s unlikely that dust, dirt and grime will have its way with your new suitcase. TSA-friendly is a necessity these days (who is still checking their bags?!), and there’s truly no other way to roll along unless your bag has four wheels. Use code ZERO at checkout to get an additional 15 percent off. — Meg Lappe

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Cheap Outdoor Furniture
Save Up to 65%>Need hardwearing, cheap outdoor furniture that you won’t feel bad about leaving out in the rain? Wayfair’s Labor Day deals span many categories, but few offer the depth of discount that the outdoor and patio furniture category does (up to 65 percent off). Disclaimer: these products are not high design and they’re unlikely to draw the “where did you get that?” question. They are, however, sturdy, affordable items that can withstand a bit of weather. Here are some of our favorites. — Will Price

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Today on Gear Patrol


This Tiny Store in New Orleans Might Be the Best Place to Buy Japanese Chef’s Knives in the US

Get a knife made by a 750-year-old name that used to make swords for the Emperor.

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Outerknown’s New Sustainable Jeans Are the Best on the Market

Made from organic cotton and guaranteed for life.

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Back to School Essentials For Kids of Every Age

Boots, pencils, water bottles, backpacks and more.

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Everything You Need for a Proper Labor Day Camping Trip

If you're not sitting fireside with a drink, you're doing it wrong.

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4 Reasons You Should Be Sleeping with Linen Sheets

Linen's easy to clean and far more versatile than most people assume. Here's everything you need to know.

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Affordable Alternatives to 5 Iconic Watches

They aren't knockoffs or homages, either. They completely stand on their own.

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The 10 Best Aviator Sunglasses for Men

From Ray-Ban, Barton Perreira, Jacques Marie Mage and more.

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TFT Displays Are the Next Motorcycle Technology Trend

TFT displays are Gaining popularity among motorcycle manufacturers, but have yet to be used to their full capacity.

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The 10 Best Polo Shirts to Wear This Summer

From Polo Ralph Lauren, Sunspel, Canali and more.

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The Best Sandals for Hiking in 2019

Thanks to durable materials and innovative constructions, sandals aren't just for beaches and poolsides anymore.

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Picking the Right Watch to Wear in Every Situation

We help you decide what type of watches to wear in various scenarios, at least one of which is underwater.

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10 Incredible Driving Roads in the USA

The very best of America's pavement.

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