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A piece of practical “dadvice”: Invest in the products that come between you and the ground — like your bed, your boots and your tires. As far as the latter is concerned, Nokian Tyres’ new ONE HT light truck and SUV tires are designed with performance and safety in mind and are built for seamless transitions between bumpy backroads and crowded concrete jungles, regardless of the weather. The ultra-strong Aramid fibers embedded in each tire’s sidewall compound bring tangible improvements to durability and puncture-resistance, and additional Aramid fiber reinforcements along the tread of Nokian’s LT-metric tires effectively create a veritable shield of Aramid Armor. They’re also manufactured according to Nokian Tyres’ rigorous sustainability standards, making them some of the most eco-friendly options on the market. If nothing else, your dad will sleep a bit easier knowing you’ve got a good set of tires on your car — unless, of course, he ignored his own advice and bought himself a cheap-o mattress, in which case he’ll be, well…tired.
New & Noteworthy Releases
Timex Has Updated an Affordable Dive Watch with an Automatic Movement
Timex's Navi XL Automatic, available in three styles, just got a serious upgrade in the form of a 21-jewel, mechanical power plant.
VW’s Electric Sports Car Could Have a Secret Weapon Against Tesla
The secret to EV performance cars lies beneath the skin.
This Affordable Automatic Pilot’s Watch Pays Homage to a Famous WWII Fighter Plane
The Avi-8 Spitfire Type 300 Automatic Edition watch is a tribute to the legendary Supermarine Spitfire.
Why Doesn’t Every Keyboard Have This Clever Decluttering Feature?
What if, instead of cluttering up your disk with a big hub or dongle, those ports just lived in your keyboard instead?
Buy This Pop-Top Land Rover Overlander Before We Do
A vintage Land Rover — that's also a tricked-out overlanding rig with a 600-mile range.
This New Travel System Is the Voltron of Adventure Packs
Boundary Supply's modular storage set-up provides as much (or as little) pack as you want.
ThermoWorks ThermoPop Thermometer
Save $10: These ThermoPops are open-box meaning they may have some blemishes, but they still come with a full warranty and perform to ThermoPops’ standards. Expect fast temperature reads, a rotating, backlit display and a splash-proof casing.
Dims. x Gear Patrol Utility Cart
Save 20% We teamed up with the Dims. team to beef up the Barbican; the result is the first ever indoor/outdoor Barbican. The Dims. x Gear Patrol Utility Cart is ready for just about anything you can throw at it.
Roomba 960 (Refurbished)
Save $280: The Roomba 960 is app-controlled, packs plenty of suction and won’t fall down the steps. A new model is $600, but today a refurb is on sale and marked down to just $320 on Amazon.
The North Face Ventrix Jacket
Save $80: The North Face’s Ventrix system is highly unique; its fluffy structure is perforated with tiny holes that close and expand as the body moves, allowing for dynamic temperature regulation. Right now, you can save $80 on a Ventrix jacket.
Opinel No. 8 Ebony Ellipse
Save 42%: Opinel upgraded its classic No. 8 folding knife with a limited-edition ebony handle and a tasteful aluminum leaf inlay; a combination that doesn’t lose any of the practicality of the original.
13 Style Deals Too Good to Ignore This Week
Save 80%: Twenty dollar waterproof trench coats, vacation-ready sunglasses, carbon-fiber off-roading hiking boots and more style deals we’re eyeing this week.
Ray-Ban Wayfarer Sunglasses
Save 55%: In the world of sunglasses, it doesn’t get much more iconic than a pair of Ray-Ban Wayfarers, and right now you can get a pair of $178 Wayfarers in either black or Havana for just $80.
TP-Link AC1200 Wi-Fi Range Extender
Save $8: A Wi-Fi extender is a quick and affordable fix for uneven or weak wifi. The TP-Link AC1200 extender bolsters the Wi-Fi signal in an area that’s too far away from your home’s central router.
Sony WH-1000XM3 Noise-Canceling Headphones
Save 49%: The Sony WH-1000XM3 are one of the best noise-canceling headphones you can buy, and right now you can buy refurbished Sony WH-1000XM3 headphones for $180.
Affordable Watches from Huckberry
Save Up to 33%: Right now, the online one-stop men’s shop is featuring discounts on all sorts of cool stuff, from affordable quartz field watches to serious automatic dive watches. Check out some of our favorites below, but be sure to head over to Huckberry to peruse the full selection.
Today on Gear Patrol
Shaving Cream, Gel, Oil, Soap: What’s the Difference?
Condition and protect the skin from that sharp razor, while keeping hairs soft and cooperative during the entire process.
Why a Good Pocket Knife Is Absolutely Essential in the Kitchen
From a sturdy pocketknife to a world-famous pepper grinder, these are the kitchen tools Chef Jeremy Hansen couldn't live without.
2020 Ford F-Series Super Duty First Drive: A Comfortable, Off-Road-Ready Workhorse
Take a great heavy-duty pickup, and add more off-road prowess.
Why You Need a Password Manager (And Four to Try)
Writing down passwords on a notepad, or just using the same password for everything, may have served you well so far, but these are high-risk strategies that are going to leave you exposed sooner rather...
How a Plastic Swatch Became a Hardcore Punk Icon
When the Straight Edge movement gained ground in the 1980s, its adherents quickly adopted an affordable watch whose symbol matched their ideology.
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