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Today In Gear: ZipStitch’s Adventure-Ready First Aid, This Year’s Most Innovative New Outdoor Products & More

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Safely closing a wound on the spot is not an easy task, especially if you’re not a medical professional. Which is exactly the problem ZipStitch solves. ZipStitch is designed to enable nearly anyone to expertly treat cuts and wounds that can’t be closed with bandages, wherever you may be. Using four zip ties made of medical-grade polymer, ZipStitch distributes the pulling force uniformly across either side of the adhesive base for precise control of closing the wound. When applied on clean, dry skin, it can last for up to two weeks. Ideal for a first aid kit, ZipStitch can provide peace-of-mind to outdoor enthusiasts who are out of range of a hospital, because now they can get surgical-quality wound closure on-the-go.

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New & Noteworthy Releases

You Should Know About the Other Brand Named Yeti

Years before Yeti built its bearproof coolers, another brand by the same name was making contraband sleeping bags in East Germany.

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Toyota Beats the Aftermarket to the Punch With a TRD Body Kit

Toyota's TRD department is beating the aftermarket to the punch with a factory-designed body kit of its own.

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Now’s Your Chance to Buy One of Jerry Garcia’s Iconic Guitar Pedals

Sold by longtime Grateful Dead roadie Steve Parish.

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These Are the Most Innovative Outdoor Products Coming in 2019

This year's ISPO award winners were announced and here are the four biggest game-changers in the outdoors category.

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Why Adidas’ Latest Sneaker Is Already Re-Selling for Almost Twice the Price

Turns out Adidas's 4D sole tech looks pretty stellar on a late '80 sneaker.

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One of the Best American Bootmakers Released a New Style

Handmade in Spokane, Washington.

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One of Our Favorite Aluminum Carry-Ons Now Comes in Black

Buying dark luggage can be a little bit of a risk. After all, people tend to default to black, and no traveler wants to cause confusion at the baggage claim carousel or during the weird...

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These New Work Pants Are Made From a Uniquely Durable Fabric

Tuff Duck fabric made with hemp, organic cotton and recycled polyester.

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Fresh Deals


Timex Ironman Digital Watch
Save 40%: If you’re into throwback digital watches, don’t miss out on the Timex x Todd Snyder Ironman watch. This reissue was first developed in 1984 in partnership with the Ironman triathlon and features 200-meter water resistance, an Indiglo night light, a 100-hour chronograph, a 99-lap counter and a 24-hour countdown time. Though the contemporary model features an enlarged face and dial, it’s just as lightweight and durable as the original. — Oren Hartov

Buy Now: $98 $59


Roomba Robot Vacuum
Save $420 The robot vacuum market has been dominated by iRobot’s Roombas since their introduction in 2002. But the company’s domination in cleaning robot tech comes at a price — a really, really high price.

It should be noted that this particular sale model is a manufacturer refurb, which the seller notes has “been professionally inspected, tested, and cleaned. 100% Functional, cosmetically will show very little to no signs of usage.” It’s $420 off right now. —Will Price

Buy Now: $900 $480


Patagonia Backpack Sale
Save 30%Whether you live in the city or country, a hard-wearing versatile backpack is a necessity for daily life. While there are countless brands offering solid options, California-based outdoor brand Patagonia makes a range of styles fit for various pursuits. If you’re in need of a new bag, head over to Nordstrom today: you can now save 30 percent on a handful of the brand’s great backpacks. Ranging in size from 25L to 32L, they start at just $62 and come with the brand’s Ironclad Guarantee which promises repair, replacement or refund if you’re not completely satisfied.
— John Zientek

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Rubbermaid Brute Storage Bins
Save up to 56%: When you live in a 500-square-foot apartment, a shortage of space forces you to get creative. The problem escalates when you’re a runner/biker/hiker/backpacker/skier — kitchen cabinets are for cookware and coffee grinders, not down jackets — to the point of potentially damaging interpersonal relationships between you and those who might be sharing the space. Even when closets are in abundance, outdoor gear storage should be carefully considered; you’re going to need some bins.

It’s hard to tell by exactly how much the bins are marked down. On some websites, they cost as much as $50, and the smaller 14-gallon version is more expensive at the moment. In any case, it’s one of the best bins available for taking your outdoor gear storage up a notch, and it costs just $23 at Amazon and $22 at Lowes. — Tanner Bowden

Buy Now: $23


Patagonia’s Latest Deal Marks the Beginning of a New Era
Save $30 Right now folks can get about $30 off Patagonia’s popular pullover sweater-knit polyester fleeces. In addition to being made from comfortable fabric, these cold-weather items feature a chest pocket, flat seam construction and raglan sleeves for a snug fit. — J.D. DiGiovanni

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Sony A8F 65-inch OLED TV
Save $800: The Sony A8F series is the company’s line of super high-end 4K OLED TVs — it’s the best Sony makes. If you’re in the market for a 4K OLED TV, meaning you want the absolute best, the Sony A8F is definitely an option you should be considering. Sony, alongside LG, is one of the industry leaders for 4K OLED TVs. And even though all OLED TVs are pretty expensive, Sony just dropped the price of its 65-inch A8F. Amazon is selling them for just under $3K, which is $800 less than what had previously been going for. Best Buy is selling them for basically the same price, too. It’s the lowest price that we’ve seen the A8F going for.

Buy Now: $3,800 $2,998 (Amazon)Buy Now: $3,800 $2,998 (Best Buy)

Today on Gear Patrol

Why Audiophiles Are Shopping for Vintage Turntables

And if you're interested, these are the best places to look refurbished, vintage turntables.

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Hamilton is Finally Producing the “Murph” Watch from Interstellar

The Hamilton Khaki Field "Murph" watch specially made for the film Interstellar is finally going to be a regular production model.

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The Best Wines to Drink on Valentine’s Day, According to Experts

When it comes to picking out a wine for dinner, you'll want something that encourages conversation, not contemplation. Here's what you'll wish you were drinking.

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The Best Flower Delivery Services for Mother’s Day

The best ways to order flowers online for Mother's Day with same-day delivery, quick and easy service, transparent pricing, and beautiful bouquets.

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The 2019 Cadillac CTS-V Will Be One of the All-Time Greats

Thanks to a supercharged eight-cylinder heart working in unison with the expertly tuned chassis, the last generation of the CTS-V has earned a place in the pantheon of all-time greats.

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Five Head-Turning Gym Shoes Released in January

We've rounded up the best new gym shoe releases you can buy right now.

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The 20 Best Valentine’s Day Gifts For Her

Still not sure what to give to the woman in your life this Valentine's Day? We have you covered with our list of 20 gifts for her.

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