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Today in Gear: Aztech Mountain’s All-Capable Ski Jacket, SCUBA Diving With the Seiko SKX & More

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Aztech Mountain makes technically proficient sportswear for the mountain and beyond. Born in Aspen and designed in New York City, it focuses on garments that can thrive from the trail to après. This is the sentiment that drove Olympic gold medalist Bode Miller to partner with Aztech Mountain by becoming its Chief Innovation Officer.

And the item that convinced Bode to seek out the partnership was the Nuke Suit jacket. It’s a performance ski jacket made with a Toray Dermizax EV four-way stretch nylon for waterproofing and a 100 percent down fill for warmth. It also offers ventilation panels and a technology pocket to keep your device safe and sound. The detachable hood and powder skirt further ensure this sleek-looking jacket will operate just as well afterward in the lodge.

Learn More: Here

New & Noteworthy Releases

Bike Commuters, This New Backpack Is for You

The everyday carry gurus at Bellroy teamed up with cycling apparel brand MAAP to produce a backpack just for bike commuters.

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Rimowa’s New Trunks Are Great for People Who Can’t Pack Light

Got a lot of gear to take on your next big trip? The Rimowa Trunk S was made with you in mind.

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These New Sweats Are Made with One of Nature’s Strongest Plant Fibers

Utilizing a hemp-organic cotton blend.

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The Carpenter Watches “Brooklyn Gent” Is a Handsome Entry-Level Mechanical

The Brooklyn-based watch company's newest offering utilizes a simple, attractive dial and the workhorse Swiss ETA 2824-2 movement.

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You Can Buy a Perfect Classic Bronco and Ford Is Totally Cool With It

Gateway Bronco officially signed a licensing deal with Ford for its restored and modified builds of 1966 and 1977 Broncos. Support like this, from a big manufacturer, is tough to come by, which is why...

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You’ve Heard About Waxed Cotton, but What About Waxed Wool?

Made with Halley Stevenson 13-ounce waxed wool.

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Fresh Deals


Backcountry Camping and Climbing Sale
Save 20%If you’re struggling to find the perfect gift for the camp lover in your life, right now is an excellent time to make a purchase. At Backcountry, you can save 20 percent off one full priced item that will get you camping and climbing faster. Some of our favorite picks include one of the best camp chairs, one of our favorite cooler brands and more. Use code TAKE20CC at checkout to get 20 percent off one full priced item. And now is a good time to remind you that there are only ten more shipping days until the holidays. — Meg Lappe

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L.L.Bean Canvas Tote
Save 25%: If you’ve recently been to a farmer’s market or urban downtown area, then you know this: tote bags are trendy. They’re replacing backpacks and briefcases as the go-to carrier for errand-running and commuting; they’ve become stand-ins for plastic and paper shopping bags at upscale stores; they come with magazine subscriptions. But the bag that popularized the tote wasn’t made to carry laptops or groceries — it was meant to haul ice and wood, and L.L.Bean created it in 1944.

That bag is still around today, and it’s called the Boat and Tote. It’s made in Maine from rugged 24-ounce cotton canvas just as it was all those decades ago when it was known as the Ice Carrier, and even though it’s more likely to transport supplies for a weekend at a cabin than firewood or block ice, it can still support loads that weigh up to 500 pounds. L.L.Bean’s design for the tote actually hasn’t changed much at all beyond the addition of colored handles and trim. It’s still the original rugged tote, and today you can pick one up in any of its four available sizes for 25 percent off by entering the code GIFT25 at checkout. — Tanner Bowden

Buy Now: $19+


Lodge Cast-Iron Skillets
Save $12 Lodge was making skillets similar to the competition back then (all of which are highly collectible today) — near-perfectly smooth cooking surfaces, light seasoning layers and lighter weights. But a reckoning came at the turn of the mid-century, as the rise of stainless steel cookware forced every major name in cast-iron cookware to fold or consolidate. Lodge was the only manufacturer to make it out alive, and it did so by making the most resource-efficient cast iron ever.

The company shifted from handcrafting each and every piece to making heavier, more easily replicable pots and pans. Instead of machining the surfaces, they left them as-cast — this is when the gritty hand feel comes from. Instead of casting thinner iron and risking chips and breaks during production, today’s Lodge’s are thicker and heavier — a tradeoff that’s still hotly debated in the cast-iron collecting world.

Most importantly, though, Lodge made its pans affordable to everyone, and in doing so made cast iron democratic. Today, a host of its American-made skillets are discounted on Amazon– including an 8-inch skillet for a whopping $7. —Will Price

Buy Now: $19 $7


Dyson Pure Hot + Cool Link Purifier
Save 40% After conquering the world of floor cleanliness, Dyson turned its gaze to air cleanliness. Among its lineup of sci-fi-looking air treatment products is the Pure Hot + Cool Link, a purifier that sucks in a room’s air, cycles it through a HEPA filter and pushes it back into the room at whatever temperature you want, all while feeding you a real-time report of your home’s air quality (via Dyson’s Link smartphone app).

Today, the machine is discounted 40 percent off on Amazon — its cheapest price ever. —Will Price

Buy Now: $599 $359


Anker Charging Accessories
Save Up to 40%: One of today’s featured “Deals of the Day” on Amazon is on a bunch of Anker’s latest and greatest charging accessories — all up to 40 percent off. While “charging accessories” might not be the sexiest of topics, there’s actually a bunch of practical items on sale, from power strips to portable power banks.

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Today on Gear Patrol

Scuba Diving in Bermuda with the Seiko SKX007

The Seiko SKX007 is one of the most beloved of all modern, affordable dive watches, but how does it actually perform beneath the waves?

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9 Best Budget Sneakers of 2019: All $100 or Less

These nine picks are budget-friendly and work for a wide array of feet.

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These Are the Best Motorcycles We Rode in 2019

This past year was full of great bikes—ones built for both off-road and on.

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Corduroy Is Back. Here’s How to Wear it

Hats, pants, shirts and more.

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The 13 Best Men’s Style Books

From patching denim to understanding streetwear, this baker's dozen of style tomes deserve serious real estate on the well-dressed man's shelf.

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The Best Gifts for Kids

While this guide is primarily made up of gifts specifically for kids, some of these are for parents, too — which also makes this a great guide for the new parent in your life.

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The 8 Best All-Wheel-Drive Cars on the Road

Technology has improved to the point where there isn’t a performance cost – all-wheel-drive is as likely to appear on your supercar as your crossover SUV.

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The Best Gifts for the Dudes in Your Family

The best gift and present ideas for the brother, uncle, father or other male members of your family, selected by Gear Patrol experts.

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The Best Noise-Canceling Headphones of 2020

This definitive guide to the best noise-canceling headphones of 2020 explores everything you need to know before buying your next pair of headphones.

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One Man in Colorado Is Keeping the Dying Art of Painting Ski Trail Maps Alive

An interview with the man behind the maps.

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