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Today in Gear: Mott & Bow’s Premium Denim, the New & Improved Mazda Miata and More

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Mott & Bow Denim
When you need a new pair of jeans, there’s no shortage of high-end denim makers to choose from. But when it comes down to it, most of us are looking for quality pairs that blend style, comfort, and affordability.

Mott & Bow was born to solve this dilemma. The brand combines expert manufacturing with a direct-to-consumer model. Its home try-on program makes sure you get a perfect fit: you can order two sizes, the second size is included for free with your order. Keep the pair that fits the way you like, and send the other pair back with a prepaid return label. Ordering from Mott & Bow might be the easiest way to get premium denim that fits great at a reasonable price.

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New & Noteworthy Releases

Mammut’s New Helmet Is the First of its Kind

Mammut's history of producing mountain safety equipment took another step today with the release of the Wall Rider MIPS.

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This Funky Two-Seater Is the Arcimoto FUV, and It May Change the World

This isn't the choice for speed demons or motorcycle daredevils, but rather for measured, forward-thinking early adopters.

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A Lightweight Jacket Built to Handle Autumn’s Worst

AETHER's Realm Jacket is the one to reach for when that chilly weather finally sets in and you're packing for the coming adventures on your fall calendar.

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Tumi Just Released its First Line of Bags Made from Recycled Material

Tumi's Recycled Capsule features six bags made from 70 percent recycled materials -- a first for the stylish luggage brand.

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Zodiac’s New Dive Watches Boldly Embrace Color

Sweet as candy.

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The New 911 Speedster Is the Purest Porsche You Could Hope For

The Speedster is an exercise in lightweight: there are nylon pull-loops for interior door handles and no center console to speak of.

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This Waterproof Duffle from Outerknown Is Surprisingly Affordable

Cut from repurposed billboard vinyl.

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This Nato Strap Helps Fund Cancer Research

If you're looking for a new Nato strap, this grey-and-pink option is not only a cool look, but sales go toward breast cancer research.

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Fresh Deals


These Ray-Bans Are Better Than Half Off
Save over 50%: For anyone wanting a slight update to one of the most iconic eyewear designs in history, these shades from Ray-Ban are more than a good deal. This specific model a lightweight and flexible feel when worn, plus a slightly more rounded profile than the original Wayfarer design.— Andy Frakes

Buy Now: $178 $80


Brightland Olive Oils
Save 15%: You need better olive oil. Not for cooking — use the cheap stuff for that — but for everything else you use (or should be using) olive oil for. That is salad dressings and “finishing” dishes (drizzling over the top of most things you make), a common restaurant practice that is all too uncommon in the home.

Glugging a couple drops of olive oil over the top of a dish before serving is a dead simple way to raise the luxury profile of a meal. The reasons are simple and not needing much explanation: fat is a wonderful thing, good olive oil is a wonderful fat, it gives a subtle astringent bite to the food and, as a bonus, makes the dish look glossy. The joy of great olive oil is you don’t need much to make an impact, the trouble is buying good olive oil. Brightland makes good olive oil.

A set of two usually retails somewhere around $75, but are on sale on a modest 15 percent discount today on Huckberry. — Will Price

Buy Now: $74 $63


>Lowepro StreetLine SH 180 Camera Bag
Save $130: The Lowepro StreetLine SH 180 is a bespoke and functional messenger bag that’s designed to carry your DSLR and laptop. It’s currently selling on Lowepro’s website for $180 (here), but today it’s also being featured on B&H’s Deal of the Day – and it’s going for just $50 (here). As for other specs, the SH 180 has a water-resistant exterior, foldaway pockets and a stowaway compartment for an umbrella. If you’re at all in the market for a new camera bag, you’re not likely to find a better deal than this.

Buy Now: $180 $50


J. Crew Fall Basics
Save 40%: J. Crew has become a place, maybe even the place, to shore up a closet in need of a foundational bedrock — meaning affordable, everyday basics.

Today is one of the days to build such a thing. Take 40 percent off more than 700 items online with code BIGSALE (discounts in-store as well), including things currently on sale. Most sizes were available as of posting. — Will Price

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Filson Mile Marker Jacket
Save 43%: Fall is here, and with that comes a need for a good-looking jacket that can stand up to cooler weathers and the occasional rainstorm (and go with those boots, that’s important, too). For that, a waterproofed canvas jacket never fails, and if you’re in the market, Filson’s Mile Marker jacket is currently a good 43 percent off at Nordstrom Rack. The exterior is made from an 8oz cotton with an oil finish (available in either green or black), features a cotton lining and a moleskin-lined collar. There is also a two-way brass zipper, snap enclosures and an adjustable drawstring waist to seal in warmth. What’s more, the jacket is compatible with some zip-in liners and attachable hoods from Filson. — Andrew Connor

Buy Now: $350 $200


Woolrich John Rich and Bros. Outerwear
Save 30%: Woolrich John Rich and Bros. makes outerwear with a decidedly urban perspective. Though its namesake heritage brand was founded in Pennsylvania in 1830, John Rich and Bros. developed in Europe under the umbrella of Italian fashion company WP Lavori starting in 1982. The brand’s styles were more continental and its understated outerwear featured sleeker silhouettes and modern fabrics. Though John Rich and Bros. has joined forces with its American counterpart in recent years, you can still pick up the distinct garments that defined the brand at a range of online retailers. Now at East Dane, you can save 30 percent on a few pieces of outerwear from Woolrich John Rich and Bros. Choose from a vest, a peacoat and a jacket — right now they’re available in full size runs. — John Zientek

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Patagonia Apparel and Equipment
Save up to 50%: Patagonia’s reputation for producing some of the best outdoor apparel and equipment available goes without saying. That now-iconic label that depicts the Fitz Roy skyline — a lodestar for the company’s founder, Yvon Chouinard, who climbed the mountain in 1968 — is a mark that implies the company’s values: “Build the best product, cause no unnecessary harm.” It’s also as well-recognized as any brand, even those from the fashion world.

But Patagonia couldn’t have earned its reputation if the items that it makes weren’t high quality, or if they didn’t push the boundaries of technical performance through innovative materials and designs. Some pieces, like its Synchilla Fleece, have done this for years. Others, like the ultralight Micro Puff Jacket, are brand new. These and much more of Patagonia’s catalog are handily on sale for as much as 50 percent off right now at Mountain Steals — just in time for the arrival of cooler weather. — Tanner Bowden

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Light My Fire Spork Sale
Save 60% or More: Hiking and camping require a significant amount of planning — there are the right hiking boots and backpack, a sturdy water bottle and a GPS tracker. The one thing you don’t need to overthink and pack is a spork. No matter what you’re cooking or boiling, a spoon and fork-combo is a helpful camp tool. If it’s beans and rice for dinner, pick the spoon. If it’s spaghetti a la pesto, the fork is probably your best bet.

A serrated edge on the fork means there’s no need to bring a knife, and no matter how hot your food is, you don’t have to worry about melting the BPA-free spork. Made in Sweden, the 6.75-inch utensil is full-size. While available in 17 different colors, the green is on sale now for just $2. — Meg Lappe

Buy Now: $8+ $2

Today on Gear Patrol

The Gear Eric Larsen Used to Conquer the Arctic

Whether you're thinking about an expedition or have been on a few before, you're going to need the proper gear. Here are Eric Larsen's picks.

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The Miata Is Mazda’s Best Car. Now They’ve Made It Even Better

Mazda gave the MX-5 the hotrod treatment for 2019, bumping up the power, raising the redline, making this the car it was always meant to be.

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In the Heart of the South, a Man Keeps Vintage Watch Collecting Alive

We visit the shop of Seth Roberts' Hub City Vintage to see what makes it tick.

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5 Brands Making Cheap Furniture That Looks Good, Too

Not everything in your home needs to be (or can be) of the absolute best quality.

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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 Best Performance Running Sunglasses for Every Face Shape

Whether you only wear your performance sunglasses when running or all the time, there's a shape in here that's bound to bring you joy.

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The 5 Best Aluminum Suitcases Worth Your Money

From affordable Away to ritzy Rimowa.

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Velomacchi’s Over-Engineered Motorcycle Gear Is Literally Military-Grade

Velomacchi has established its name in the adventure- and commuter-motorcycling community with products from its Speedway collection.

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