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Today in Gear: Roark Revival’s Layover-Friendly Travel Pants, the New World Whiskey Champion & More

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The best way to stay comfortable during extensive travel is wearing clothing that’s as comfortable in motion as it is when you’re sitting still. The designers at Roark Revival knows journeys to far-off lands better than most, and they created the Layover Collection for just this reason.

The Layover Collection consists of Stretch Travel Pants and Stretch Travel Shorts, to suit any climate you’re heading to. Both implement a drawstring closure waistband with a zipper fly so you don’t have to take off a belt at the airport. A front extended long zip pocket with an internal stash sleeve can accommodate all your travel documents. And a back yoke vented mesh panel adds the perfect amount of breathability and comfort to tackle any travel demands.

Learn More: Here

New & Noteworthy Releases

Experts Just Named a $30 Bourbon the Best Whiskey in the World

The first bourbon to win San Francisco's top whiskey prize in a decade.

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This Is the Ford F-150 Raptor We’ve Wanted All Along

Ford is planning to send off the current generation F-150 with another Raptor version, this time fitted with the V8 from the new Shelby Mustang GT500.

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Hex Launched a Rainproof Bag Collection Just In Time for Spring

With full neoprene construction and dark tonal designs, these versatile tech-ready commuter and travel bags are totally spring-ready.

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Speed Up Your Commute with Schwinn’s New E-Bikes

Whether you're looking for a way to get to work faster or want to take up a new hobby on the weekend, these e-bikes fit the bill.

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These 4K Home Security Cameras Are Just the Right Kind of Excessive

Arlo's 4K security camera is over-the-top in the best way.

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A Vintage Honda Is the Perfect Motorcycle for the City

If you live in the city, whether you enjoy some light trail riding on the weekends or not, an old scrambler like this '72 Honda CL350 is the perfect weapon of choice.

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This Is the Ideal Overshirt for Spring

The Utility Shirt made from 9.5-ounce cotton herringbone fabric.

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Filson Just Released Your New Favorite Shorts

Made from 4.5-ounce cotton that's treated for water resistance.

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Fresh Deals


Nike SaleSave up to 40%
Right now you can pick up a pair of Nike’s best running shoes, the Epic React Flyknit 2 and the Zoom Pegasus Turbo . Each pair is over 30 percent off in a few colors. Both are solid workhorse training shoes, weighing in at 8.4 ounces. For my last half marathon training block, I rotated running in both for speed workouts and long runs, and ran the entire 13.1 miles in the Pegasus Turbos. If you’re running a shorter distance, say 5K or 10K, the Epic React Flyknit 2 is a bouncy choice — you’ll feel like you’re flying through the miles.

Right now, on nike.com there’s a large number of sizes in a few colors for each shoe, but shop while you can as Nike’s gear tends to sell out quickly. If you don’t need a new pair of running shoes there are also a plethora of gym and everyday sneakers and apparel on sale for up to 40 percent off. — Meg Lappe

Epic React: $150 $120Pegasus Turbo: $180 $126


ELAC Debut 2.0 B6.2 Bookshelf Speakers
Save Over $100: The ELAC Debut 2.0 B6.2 is one of our favorite passive bookshelf speakers. Designed by famed loudspeaker designer Andrew Jones, who is known for his award-winning work at KEF, Pioneer and TAD, the Debut 2.0 B6.2 speakers are able to produce a strong and clear sound. They have a 6.5-inch Aramid fiber woofer and a 1-inch cloth dome tweeter, and because the bass port is on the front of the speaker, they can be placed against a wall and still sound great. We named the Debut 2.0 B6.2 as one of the “best bookshelf speakers under $300” in our recent bookshelf speaker buying guide. Normally just under $300, Amazon is selling the Debut 2.0 B6.2 for $197, which is the lowest we’ve seen these speakers going for. If you’re looking to get a great pair of Andrew Jones-designed passive speakers, here’s your chance.

Buy Now: $300 $197


REI Hiking Sandal Sale
Save 30% Today, three pairs of outdoor-approved sandals are on sale for up to 30 percent off at REI for members. The Teva Terra-Float 2 Universal sandals, Chaco Z/2 Classic Sandals, and Keen Newport Eco Sandals are all discounted in a handful of colors and sizes. . Each comes with adjustable straps that won’t weather under hot temperatures and lots of water time. And since each pair fits your foot, it’s easy to swap heavy hiking boots to lightweight open-toed sandals when your vacation week consists of sunning and relaxing with some active moments in between. To scoop up these deals (and many more), you’ll have to become an REI member, which is an annual cost of just $20. In addition to special sales, you’ll also earn an annual dividend from member purchases, and member events. Join now and this sale is just the start of your membership benefits. Then use code MEMPERK2019 at checkout to save an extra 20 percent off one item.
— Meg Lappe

Teva: $95 $66Chaco: $105 $78.73Keen: $110 $76.73


Jabra Elite 65t True Wireless Earbuds
Save $40: The Jabra Elite 65t is one of the best true wireless earbuds you can buy right now. They sound great, fit snug, and, with a four-mic array, they’re better for taking calls than most alternative true wireless earbuds; for more information, you can read our full review of the Jabra Elite 65t, here. Best Buy is currently selling them for $150, but you can get the same earbuds, albeit manufacturer refurbished, on eBay for $110, which is still a good deal (despite not being nearly as good). You’re saving $40.

Buy Now: $150 $110

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Breville Barista Express
Save $120: To the frustration of many would-be espresso nerds, getting into espresso is no easy task. And by no easy task, we mean it’s expensive as hell. At a bare minimum, you need a decent espresso maker, a scale and a high-end burr grinder. That’s why all-in-one espresso makers equipped with scales and grinders represent the best value in espresso makers. And one of those machines, Breville’s Barista Express, is on sale today.

The usually $600 machine looks confusing but isn’t — turn the power on, choose single or double, press the corresponding brew button (denoted by symbols of one and two cups of coffee) and espresso is made in under a minute. Plus, Breville’s steam wand makes lush, foamy milk without any requisite skill or know-how. Get one for $120 off today at Amazon. —Will Price

Buy Now: $600 $480


Extra Savings On Already-Discounted Items
Save 46% Today J.Crew has marked down its classic striped anorak by 46 percent, making the already attractive casual spring layer that much harder to pass up.

The cotton layer features button cuffs, a zippered neck, and front pocket as well as drawstrings at the hood and waist. All of this comes together to make the loose-wearing casual layer an ideal pick for the slow but steady transition from winter to spring. And today, thanks to the Sale on Sale event at J.Crew, buyers can get the jacket for half the already steeply discounted price. —J.D. DiGiovanni

Buy Now: $148 $79

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5 Run Club Founders On Starting Their Crews and the Gear That Keeps Them Going

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