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New & Noteworthy Releases

The Faster, More Powerful Audi S6 and S7 Are Here

Audi thoroughly upgraded the A6 and A7 last year, and as expected, the German automaker came back with performance versions with the S6 and S7.

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Forget the Old Jeeps and G-Wagens and Get This Isuzu Trooper

An Isuzu Trooper is a relatively rare sight on America roads, but this one takes rarity to a whole new level.

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A New All-Black Ceramic Case Makes this Underrated Dive Watch Look So Damn Good

The new Longines Hydroconquest for 2019 takes on a sleek and sporty character with a deep black ceramic case.

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These Popular Running Sunglasses Are Now for Any Outdoor Pursuit

District Vision makes some of the most comfortable and lightweight sunglasses -- that also happen to look good on a run, hike or bike ride.

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This Is Our First Glimpse Of the All-New 2020 Subaru Outback

The all-new 2020 Subaru Outback is set to make a big splash at the New York Auto Show on April 16—but we just got a sneak preview.

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This Is the Easiest Way to Make Your Weber Kettle Grill a Smoker

Aftermarket Weber Kettle grilling equipment may be the coolest product niche there is.

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This New Wind Jacket Is So Lightweight It Barely Exists

Black Diamond's new Deploy Wind Shell weighs only 48 grams, which is roughly as much as a standard golf ball.

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Fresh Deals


Seiko SNA Flight Alarm Chronograph Watch
Save $100: The classic pilot’s watch can provide the user with a plethora of useful information, and the Flightmaster, a quartz chronograph from Seiko, is a good example. A slide-rule bezel with two logarithmic scales and a a tachymeter scale, the Flightmaster can give information on speed and distance, fuel consumption, climbing altitude and much more. An alarm positioned at 6 o’clock and controlled by the crown provides another layer of usefulness, as does a chronograph and date function. You also get a 42mm steel case, screw-down crown, 200m of water resistance, Seiko 7T62 quartz movement, domed Hardlex crystal and a steel bracelet, all for just $200. — Zen Love

Buy Now: $300 $200


MSR Hubba Hubba NX Tent
Save $112: If any tent could be considered a modern classic, it might just be the Hubba Hubba. MSR’s experience designing tents goes way back — its first shelter debuted in 1973. It built the Hubba Hubba for lightweight backpacking but constructed it with enough space to keep even the once-in-a-while camper comfortable. That’s largely a result of an innovative single-unit pole design that stretches the interior walls wide and lifts the tent ceiling at the same time. The result is a two-person tent that is 43 cubic feet in volume, weighs just under four pounds and packs down smaller than most sleeping bags. That makes the tent light enough for multi-day treks and spacious enough for a weekend music festival. — Tanner Bowden

Buy Now: $450 $338


CAP Dumbbells Sale
Save $15: CAP makes some of the best dumbbells available, and you can pick up a pair of 25-pounders for up to 17 percent off. Weights are requisite home gym gear and necessary for strength-based at-home workouts. And these durable CAP rubber coated dumbbell weights are ideal for a variety of exercises. While you can do most fitness moves with just your bodyweight, adding a pair of dumbbells ups the intensity level leading to the results you want.

The rubber ends mean they won’t rust, and the hex-shaped design makes it easy to hold a plank and row. Right now, you can pick up a couple of 25-pounders for $15 off. Buy a pair, then start pumping out overhead presses, dumbbells squats and AMRAP (as many reps as possible) bicep curls. — Meg Lappe

Buy Now: $91 $75.88


5-Piece Set of Lodge Cast-Iron Cookware
Save $35: Live yesterday, more than 100,000 rugs, couches, light fixtures and kitchen islands are discounted across Wayfair and its sub-brands AllModern, Joss & Main and Birch Lane for Way Day. You could buy furniture, or you could pick up five pieces of Lodge’s cast-iron cookware for $80.

The set includes two traditional skillets, dutch oven (Wayfair includes the lid as the fifth piece) and a low-walled skillet that might be the ideal breakfast skillet. Use code KITCHEN19 for an additional 10 percent knocked off the price. Congratulations on your new iron. — Will Price

Buy Now: $115 $80


Allsaints Mid Season Sale
Save 30-50%: The British label Allsaints is known for premium leathers, dark muted colors and slim rock-inspired silhouettes, all of which can be had if you’re willing to pay for the craftsmanship and fashion-forward designs. But when the brand holds one of its rare sales, you can find everything from spring-friendly tees and shirts to sturdy outerwear and motorcycle jackets at up to 50 percent off. — Andy Frakes

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Today on Gear Patrol

First Look: How The North Face Will Change Everything You Wear Outside

The North Face promises that Futurelight, its new outerwear fabric technology, is the most advanced in the world. We got an early first look.

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Japanese Whisky Is Overpriced, Over-Hyped and More Exciting Than Ever

Demand for Japanese whisky has skyrocketed, sending some endangered bottles into hiding. For collectors, the thrill is in the hunt.

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Want to Make Your Bike More Versatile? Start with the Wheels

Enve's newest wheels are for road cyclists who want to take their bikes from smooth tarmac to dirt and back again.

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Some of the Best New Motorcycle Helmets of 2020

Riding season has arrived. Here are some of the best new motorcycle helmets manufacturers have released for 2020.

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The Best Sunscreen for Every Need

From Clinique, Sachajuan, Coola and more.

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These Are the 10 Best Field Watches of 2020

Field watches should be reliable, legible and simple.

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Best Mother’s Day Gifts For New Moms

Because new moms deserve a little something extra on their first (and second, and third, and fourth) Mother's Day.

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10 Incredible Driving Roads in the USA

The very best of America's pavement.

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The Boston Marathon Gear the Pros Will Be Rocking on Race Day

The biggest marathon in the U.S. is right around the corner -- here's the gear the pros are wearing, and what you can snag, too.

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