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New & Noteworthy Releases
Like Tiny Knives? Here Are 4 Coming Out This Year
Knifemakers just revealed their new blades for 2019, and a handful of the most compelling models are super-small.
This New Waterproof Duffel Could Be Your New Favorite Weekender
As winter dwindles on and the itch for a warm-weather trip develops, this 44-liter pack is your new go-to.
Do Audiophiles Want an All-In-One Turntable?
Most all-in-one turntables are designed for the beginner "just getting into vinyl" crowd. This isn't that.
Save Up to 40%: Seiko consistently offers some of the best value for money in watches, even before the sales start. That being said, we all relish the opportunity to save even more, and right now Macy’s is offering deep discounts on tons of popular models, from the Presage dress watch line to the professional Prospex diver models. With such variety on offer, there’s truly something for everybody. Use the code “WINTER” at checkout to nab the extra 15% off. — Oren Hartov
AGV Motorcycle Helmets
Save Up to 50%For most motorcycle riders, winter means staring longingly at your beloved bike while it lives life hooked up to a trickle charger waiting for the first warm day. It’s a low point in the year, but it doesn’t mean you can’t prepare for the first spring-time ride with fresh gear. AGV Helmets is having a closeout sale on its 2018 models, and a select few are over 50% off.
Helmets of all categories have discounts, even AGV’s top race helmet the Pista GP R, which usually runs for $1,500, is now $800. The AX-8 Adventure helmet is 45 percent off, down to $300 from $550. The optimal riding season is just around the corner, be ready for it. —Bryan Campbell
Dyson Space Heater
Save $150 In classic Dyson fashion, its space heater is levels above what you’d expect from a space heater. The energy-efficient tower allows you to zero in your desired temperature down to a single degree, set automatic off-on timers and even customize the width of the oscillation cycle. Plus, it’s temperature-capped at 392 degrees — also known as the temperature dust burns, which is the source of the awful smell that radiates from lesser space heaters.
Dyson’s Hot + Cool Heater Fan is priced at $300 on Ebay today — good for $150 off what it’s retailing for on every other site it’s listed on. —Will Price
Save 20% It may feel odd to buy living things on the internet and expect them to be delivered unharmed, but it shouldn’t — at least not for houseplants.
Today on Home Depot’s site, a small but hardy selection of houseplants are marked down 20 percent. Standouts include the unkillable Snake plant ($17), the extra-sturdy Rubber tree ($25) and a classic palm ($20). Frankly, though, any plant that can make it from a farm in Florida through the toils of a shipping facility and to your door is going to be a low-maintenance kind of plant. Buy two to take advantage of free shipping ($45 orders and up).
Patagonia Nine Trails 28L Pack
Save DEAL: While some hiking backpacks cram as many functions into as few liters as possible, others opt for the opposite tack: achieve utility through minimalism. This was precisely what Patagonia strove for in its Nine Trails packs, which launched last spring, and the company (as usual) landed its mark.
Compared to other hiking bags in Patagonia’s line, the Nine Trails is still new, but right now it’s on sale for 34 percent off at Mountain Steals. — Tanner Bowden
Today on Gear Patrol
A Field Guide to All the Races You Should Sign Up For Next Year
It's a new year, which means it's time to fill your calendar with races. After all, it makes training that much better.
Here are Some of the Most Ridiculously Complicated Watches We Saw at SIHH 2019
This year's SIHH saw a focus on complicated watches, which do way more than just tell the time. Here are some standouts.
The Best Cleansers for Dry Skin
The best cleansers for dry skin remove dirt gently while hydrating. Get groomed with one of these options.
Affordable Dream Car: The Poor Man’s Porsche
While other '80s-era sports cars were trying to kill its drivers with massive power curves and no electronic aides the 944 kept an even keel, was easily controllable and enjoyable to almost everyone.
The One Bike Upgrade to Make in 2020
With a few tweaks to your drivetrain, 2020 could be the year you finally snag that local KOM.
Opinion: Ford’s Biggest Problem Is That It’s Simply Not Cool
But, Ford still claims the automotive industry's biggest gold mine, still produces good cars, and does things the right way, relatively.
The 10 Best Cars & Motorcycles of 2018
New vehicles that push the boundaries of safety, speed and design.
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