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Today in Gear: Cariuma’s Ethically Made Sneakers, an Outlandish Land Rover Defender & More

The best way to catch up on the day’s most important product releases and stories.


Today in Gear is our daily roundup of all the latest product announcements, drops and deals. Comments or concerns? We’d love to hear from you at tig@gearpatrol.com.

If you’re looking for sneakers that are made ethically and with natural materials, you’ll probably be hard-pressed to find much from the big brands. That’s why Cariuma is passionate about creating sneakers with minimal impact on the planet, and making them with skilled craftsmen who are paid a fair wage and work in safe and comfortable working conditions. The sneakers are made with canvas crafted from fair-trade cotton, raw natural rubber harvested via ethical tapping and leather from tanneries that are Gold-rated by the Leather Working Group. The final product is a sneaker that looks good, feels comfortable and is consciously made. All shipping to customers is carbon-neutral, and they still ship them to you for free. If you want a sneaker that you can feel good about, and that you’ll love wearing, look no further than Cariuma — and right now Gear Patrol readers will also be able to score 15 percent off a pair of kicks.

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New & Noteworthy Releases

One of Our Favorite Watches of SIHH 2019 Just Got a Makeover

Laurent Ferrier's Galet Annual Calendar Montre École was beautiful in black, white or blue, but a an opaline dial takes it to the next level.

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Is This the Most Ridiculous Land Rover Defender Ever Made?

There are plenty of ways to play up a Defender's best traits. Yacht-inspired teak? Not really one of them.

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One of 2019’s Coolest EDC Knives Is on Sale

Helle has been making knives in remote Norway for nearly a century, but the Kletten is its first genuine EDC blade.

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These Japan-Only, Enamel-Dial Watches Are Some of Seiko’s Best

Two new Presage models with enamel dials and automatic movements are beautiful, but you'll have to fly across the pond to buy them.

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This Truck’s Tailgate Could Be an Absolute Gamechanger for the Pickup World

No more dirtying your pants or hyperextending your arms to reach inside the bed? Sounds great.

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Fresh Deals


Lodge 10.25-Inch Cast-Iron Skillet
Save $5: Good news: Lodge’s 10.25-inch skillet is marked down to just $10 at Sierra Trading Post (the same pan is almost always $15 to $20 on Amazon).

Buy Now: $15 $10


Sur La Table Cookware Sale
Save up to 75%: Sur La Table is holding a huge sale on cookware, but it expires tonight. Save on a variety of cast iron brands and their goods like a Staub Dutch oven or a Le Creuset cast-iron skillet.



It’s Not Too Late to Grab Insane Savings on Top-of-the-Line Motorcycle Helmets
Save Up to 50%: Right now over at Revzilla, there’s an insane sale on top-of-the-line motorcycle helmets. You can save up to $700 on select top-tier motorcycle helmets from brands like AGV, Schuberth and Bell.

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Built by Backcountry Ski Outerwear
Save 30%: Stock up on this awesome, awesomely discounted outerwear now, and you won’t be ducking your head when the next round is on you at the après bar.

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Everything at L.L. Bean
Save 20%: Do not sleep on L.L. Bean. Right now, the originator of the eponymous waterproof boot is offering 20 percent off your entire order. Just use the code CHEER20 at checkout.

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Wolverine 1000 Mile Chukka Boot
Save 45%: Fans torn between Wolverine’s beloved 1000 Mile Boot and a sleek pair of chukka boots can have their Goodyear-welted cake and eat it, too.

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Engineered Garments
Save 40%: It doesn’t look I’ll ever get to all my holiday shopping because Need Supply has a ton of Engineered Garments on sale for up to 40 percent off.

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Save 68%: Anything under $200 for a pair of Persol sunglasses is a sweet deal but slashing the original price down to $99 is used car salesman territory.

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KEF Q150 Bookshelf Speakers
Save $300: The KEF Q150 is one of our favorite passive bookshelf speakers, and now you can get a great deal on a pair. Amazon is slashing the price of the normally $600 bookshelf speakers to $300.

Buy Now: $600 $300


Sony WF-1000XM3
Save $32: The Sony WF-1000XM3 are the company’s latest and greatest wireless earbuds with active noise-cancellation. They normally cost $230, but right now they’re $198 on Amazon.

Buy Now: $230 $198


Jaybird Vista
Save $20: The Jaybird Vistas are a Gear Patrol pick for best fitness products of 2019, and they’re on sale right now for $20 off.

Buy Now: $180 $160


Victorinox INOX Carbon Watch
Save 50%: Get this true outdoorsman’s watch with a carbon case, sapphire crystal, and rubber strap for 50% off its retail price.

Buy Now: $850 $425

Today on Gear Patrol

The Best Places to Buy Japanese Kitchen Knives Online

Japanese chef's knives are coveted by chefs the world over. But where do they buy them?

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Love Your Timex Weekender? Try a Seiko 5 Field Watch Next

If you have a quartz-powered Timex Weekender but are ready for an upgrade, the mechanical Seiko 5 field watch is the next logical step.

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How to Turn Your Home Stereo Into a Sonos Wireless System

Sonos's newest audio component is fairly expensive, but it does exactly what it sets out to.

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2020 Bentley Flying Spur Review: A Supersonic Flying Carpet

Bolder, prettier and more opulent than its predecessor, this Bentley may be the brand's best new car in ages.

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Everything You Need to Know About Rolex’s Most Popular Watch

From languishing on shelves to becoming the hottest watch in the world, Rolex's Cosmograph Daytona has had a wild ride, indeed.

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The 30+ Best Holiday Gifts at Every Price Point

If you're doing holiday shopping properly, you have a set budget you can spend. Here are the best extravagant gifts, under $100, under $50 and under $25.

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The 19 Best Hoodies for Men

Quality zip-ups and pullovers.

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Reader Survey: What Was the Best Gear to Come out This Decade?

We want to know what you think was the best product to come out this decade.

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The 12 Best Down Jackets of 2020

These top picks for lightweight, innovative down jackets will keep you warm from when the leaves fly until the snow melts next spring.

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Everyday Style Essentials Fit for Your Holiday Wish List

While everyone is scrambling to get holiday wish lists covered for all of their loved ones, we made one just for you. From classic sneakers to the perfect t-shirt, this is our list of everyday...

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