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New & Noteworthy Releases
Converse Returns to Its Basketball Roots
Converse created the original basketball shoe, but over the years they've become a lifestyle sneaker — can they change that?
For Better Travel Clothing, Look to This Surf Company
UK-based Finisterre specializes in cold-water surfing, but its apparel is well-designed to go anywhere around the globe.
This Is What You Buy When You’re Ready to Upgrade from Sonos
Bowers & Wilkins just announced a bunch of new wireless speakers that are designed to sound exceptional and have the looks to match.
Every Photographer Should Download This $2 iPhone App
The app gives iPhone users complete control over the camera's rear flash brightness and screen brightness.
This Tool Watch Marries Italian Design and Swiss Precision in an Affordable Package
A cool, military-inspired dial and a Swiss movement help this Kickstarter project stand out from the crowd.
The All-New Land Rover Defender Should Debut in September
By the end of the summer, we should see the new version of Land Rover's iconic off-roader in all its uncamouflaged glory.
This Mouse Is Basically an Eames Chair for Your Hand
Taking cues from the Eameses, Shane Chen made a mid-century modern computer mouse.
The Perfect Jeep Wagoneer Does Exist, and It’s This Restomod
New Legend 4x4 is a master at bringing vintage vehicles up to date with modern performance and this '78 Jeep Wagoneer built in collaboration with Iron & Resin is further proof.
Timex X Todd Snyder Mod Watch
Save 50%: The “Mod Watch” is a recreation of a vintage model from the 1970s that uses a unique “roulette wheel” dial incorporating concentric 12-hour, 24-hour and 5-minute interval rings in alternating colors. It uses a 40mm steel case, a three-hand quartz movement, a mineral crystal, luminous hands, and a quick-release leather strap, available in several colors. Right now, you can get the Mod Watch in one of two dial colors and in several different strap colors for just $75, a 50% savings off of list price. — Oren Hartov
Save up to 46%:Take warmer spring weather as a call to revisit your summer footwear. Along with lightweight sneakers, you should have a solid pair of sandals for casual wear. If you’re looking to save on a new pair, head over to Nordstrom Rack today. You can currently save up to 46 percent on a range of great styles for summer. Choose from brands including Rainbow, Chaco, Birkenstock and Keen, among others, but don’t wait — sizes are selling quickly. — John Zientek
Onnit Semi-Annual Sale
Save 40%: This week you can save up to 40 percent off everything you need to start CrossFit at Onnit.com. From kettlebells to battle ropes to med balls, the semi-annual sale is hard to beat. Onnit has some fun collaborations, in addition to its classic Gorilla Onnit Kettlebells — including Darth Vader-inspired weights and Captain America Barbell plates. Whether you’re looking to deck out your home gym, or get started with your own CrossFit workout, these discounted fitness tools are the place to start. — Meg Lappe
Lodge Squared Cast-Iron Skillet
Save $13: Lodge’s classic, dirt cheap cast-iron skillet is one of the best bangs for your buck in kitchendom. But a circular skillet isn’t withou. Because of the shape, only food in the center of the pan takes advantage of its size — meaning foods that are lengthier than others often struggle to fit. From frying bacon to making steaks or asparagus, a consistent width is necessary.
Saturdays NYC Spring Sale
Save up to 60%: If you’re falling behind on updating your warm-weather wardrobe, Saturdays NYC’s heavily-stocked sale section has everything you need to catch up before peak summer comes your way. Choose from staples like swim trunks, tanks, t-shirts and pullovers, and in case you’re still fighting chillier temperatures in the mornings and evenings, there are plenty of sweaters and jackets marked down as well. But we recommend getting on the sale now, not later — common sizes are bound to sell out pretty fast.
— Andy Frakes
Today on Gear Patrol
Here’s a Mesh Sneaker That Can Go from the Beach to the Office
Whether you're on a tropical vacation or just running errands after work, OluKai's new Alapa Li is a casual shoe that can do it all.
Essential Knowledge: How to Buy a Tuxedo
Learn in the ins and outs of this formal staple.
10 Products That Will Help You Buy Less This Earth Day
This Earth Day, cut down on your unintended plastic pollution and replace what can’t be repaired with these super-durable goods.
The Best Stereo Receivers Under $500
Looking for a great stereo receiver for your bookshelf speakers?
6 Questions with Crispin Jones of Mr. Jones Watches
We speak to Crispin Jones, founder of Mr. Jones Watches, about melding art with mechanical watchmaking at affordable prices.
These Jeans Are the Most Comfortable You’ll Ever Wear
Mott & Bow's soft twill denim line is created with 20 percent stretch and in five colorways for a more comfortable, versatile pair of jeans.
How to Collect a Mountain, According to World-Class Athletes
In a world with no more "firsts" left, do incredible athletic acheivements in the mountains lose their luster?
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