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Today in Gear: Oris’ Diver 65 Reissue, The Best Office Chairs You Can Buy and More

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Oris Diver 65
The 1960s was quite the era. For Oris, the decade was when the Swiss watchmaker, founded in 1904, came into its own. One of its most significant moments happened in 1965, when Oris launched its state-of-the-art diver’s watch, the Divers Sixty-Five. It came with a unidirectional rotating bezel, luminescent numerals, and water resistance to 100 meters.

Oris revamped the Divers Sixty-Five with modern updates that include a 40mm case made of an anti-corrosive stainless steel and a sapphire crystal — a vintage-inspired bubble-curved glass with anti-reflective coating on the inside to reduce glare and increase readability underwater. Simply put, it’s a masterly ode to the original by way of 21st-century watchmaking techniques.

Buy Now: $2,000


New & Noteworthy Releases


Panasonic’s First Full-Frame Mirrorless Cameras Are Unique In a (Newly) Crowded Field

The Lumix S1 and S1R will both use Leica's existing full-frame-L mount SL system.

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An Incredibly Easy Way to Update Your Old Car

AT&T is now getting into the aftermarket with a novel approach, the Harman Spark OBD II plug.

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This Collection Offers the Best of Both Italian Tailoring and Japanese Innovation

Seven pieces that blend functional fabrics with tasteful designs.

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A Simple but Essential Piece Of Gear For Cold Weather Riding

Now that summer is done and dusted, next up on the to-do list is preparing for a new season of cool-weather riding.

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Aesop’s First Design Product Looks as Good as You’d Expect

An oil burner that works and looks good? Yes.

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This Discounted Trail Quilt Will Make You Ditch Your Sleeping Bag

Kammok's Bobcat trail quilt is designed with features that make it versatile enough to replace that old camping standard. (It works great for lounging at home too.)

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This Is the AirPower Alternative You’ve Been Waiting For

If you've been holding your breath for Apple's AirPower and are getting red in the face, this might actually be a better alternative.

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Fresh Deals

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Bonavita 8-Cup Coffee Maker
Save 30%We, and other websites writing about coffee, write a great deal on what are largely alternative brewing methods — pour over, cold brew, instant and so on. For most people, this is useless. The king of home coffee brewing is the drip coffee maker, as it has been for decades.

Dive deeper into the SCA’s standards and it will become even more clear why so few achieve this certification, or, pick up Bonavita 8-cup drip coffee maker, which is on sale at the lowest price we’ve ever seen it, $91. It goes without saying, but you probably don’t need to do much in the way of vetting in this case. — Will Price

Buy Now: $132 $92

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Waterproof Boots from Hunter
Save up to 46%: With unpredictable fall weather in the not-to-distant future, you’d be well-advised to pick up a pair of waterproof boots if you haven’t done so already. While there are many options on the market, few have a UK-based Hunter has been making functional rubber boots for over 150 years. Founded in 1856 as the North British Rubber Company, Hunter was the go-to for foul-weather footwear for British soldiers during the World Wars and became a civilian staple in the post-war decades. Now at Nordstrom Rack, you can pick a range of waterproof boots from the brand for at least 42 percent off. The styles feature gusseted welting, quick-dry lining, padded insoles and grippy outsoles. The best part? The classic waterproof styles look good with a range of clothing and are appropriate for daily wear both in and out of the city. — John Zientek

Learn More: Here

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Feedback Sports Bike Stand
Save $44: We cyclists love our bike shops and mechanics, and there’s no problem with paying an expert to do an expert job on the more technical stuff. But shelling out $20 or more every time we need a minor adjustment? That adds up fast. It can quickly become worthwhile to do at least some of our own maintenance work at home.

And, while you could technically work on your bike while it’s leaned against a wall or flipped upside down (though we’d urge you not to do this), there’s nothing like a good bike stand to make the work easier. Specifically a bike stand that’s well-made and comes in at a reasonable price — like this sturdy model from Feedback Sports.

You can adjust the height on this particular stand from 42″ to 65″, rotate the mounting clamp to work from any angle and fold the unit down into a slim 12.5-pound package when it’s not in use to transport it or store it away. Best of all, the stand can support bikes that weigh up to 65 pounds. So whether you ride an ultra-light carbon road bike, a downhill mountain bike or a steel-framed fat bike with all the accessories possible, this piece of gear is up to the task.

Buy Now: $170 $126

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Oliver Peoples Sunglasses
Save up to 73%: If you’ve been waiting for an end-of-season sale to invest in a new pair of quality sunglasses, this is your chance. Nordstrom Rack is currently offering up to 73 percent off a range of Italian-made shades from Oliver Peoples. At the sale, you can pick up both acetate and metal framed styles from the cult-favorite LA brand for just $100 — that’s savings of up to $265. — John Zientek

Learn More: Here

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Snow Peak Outdoor Apparel
Save 55%: Decades after its founding in the 1950s, Snow Peak pivoted from producing technical mountaineering gear to more general fare for camping. It’s how the company became known for items like a stainless steel coffee prep set, a modular grill table and the titanium mugs that the company is known for. More recently, Snow Peak began producing apparel. Each piece is made with an eye for style as well as function, using materials like ventile, a high-density fabric made from 100 percent extra-long-staple cotton that was first used in the immersion suits worn by British fighter pilots during WWII, as well as performance-oriented synthetics like Dermizax.

Snow Peak is currently offering many of its 2018 styles for 50 percent off, but when you enter the code JUS4FMF at checkout you’ll receive an extra 10 percent off that. — Tanner Bowden

Buy Now: Here

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Jungmaven Hemp Tees Sale
Save 15% Summer tees are an easy base layer to help you slowly transition into a new season. While the weather is figuring out exactly what it’s doing (Is it summer? Is it fall? Why is it raining every day?) a basic t-shirt is helpful to navigate 80-degree weather in a torrential downpour. The best ones made from a slightly heavy-duty fabric feels silky smooth when you slip it on and wicks away any sweat. You can wear it hiking, to soccer games, tailgating and maybe even wear it to the office. Jungmaven uses hemp to make some of the softest shirts out there — and we’re big fans.

Starting with the first wear, you’ll enjoy the worn-in feel, classic fit and breathable fabric. Born in the USA, each tee has a mix of 55-percent hemp and 45-percent cotton to provide a weightier feel that’s wearable in all four seasons. Right now you can pick from a short sleeve or long sleeve option in a variety of colors — each for 15 percent off. — Meg Lappe

Tee: $48 $40 Long Sleeve: $60 $50

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Sonos Playbar
Save $150: The Sonos Playbar has been around for years, yet it’s still a great wall-mounted soundbar for anybody who wants to link their TV’s audio with the rest of their Sonos speakers (either in a multi-room system or a multi-channel home theater system). It’s not integrated with Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant like the Sonos One or the company’s newest soundbar, the Sonos Beam ($399), which also can be wall mounted, but that could be a good thing for some people – not everybody wants to talk to their speakers (or have their speakers listen to them). Despite being a few years old the Sonos Playbar is still fairly expensive – Amazon and Sonos still sell the Playbar for $699. However, Sonos is currently selling refurbished models of its Playbar for $549, which is a pretty good deal for anybody looking for a solid Sonos soundbar.

Buy Now: $699 $549


Today on Gear Patrol


The 18 Best Office Chairs of 2020

Everything you need to know to find an office chair best suited to your needs, including ergonomics, price, aesthetics and features.

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The 2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Van Is Built For Both Utility and Adventure

More stylish, easy to drive, packed with tech and made in the U.S.A, the 2019 Sprinter is a van designed from the driver's seat out, not the cargo area in.

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Editor’s Picks: 3 Fall Layering Staples From Life After Denim

Our editors pick three timeless staples for fall layering and the season change from Life After Denim's new fall line.

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In A Crowded Market, the Kawasaki Z900RS Cafe Stands Out

Kawasaki initially held back on giving the US a cafe race version of the Z900RS. But patience is a virtue because the wait was worth it.

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