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New & Noteworthy Releases

Coronavirus Just Put an End to One of the Biggest Tech Events of the Year

Concerns about coronavirus have lead to the cancelation of Mobile World Congress, one of the biggest tech events of the year. And that is not where the complications end.

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A ‘Cheaper, Entry-Level’ Porsche May Be in the Works

Porsche's head of design hinted the carmaker may be planning a modern-day 914.

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Seiko’s Affordable New Bombshell Watch Is Awesome and It’s Coming Stateside

Three awesome new automatic Presage watches reference the design of vintage chronographs, but they're far less expensive.

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The Safest American Cars You Can Buy for 2020

Want to buy domestic? These are the safest American cars on the road.

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These Are the Coolest Barbour Jackets You Can’t Buy in America

These limited release parkas are some of coolest collaborations we've seen from Barbour yet. But if you want one, you'll have to proxy them from Japan.

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This Overlanding Camper Van Is Called ‘Beast Mode,’ and With Good Reason

Your perfect off-road camper van, with a cool name to match.

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This Chronograph Watch Has a Feature Rarely Found at Its Price

In-house flyback complications typically cost, well, a lot more than this. But Frederique Constant knows how to offer solid value in a watch.

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This Electric Car Company Wants to Blow Tesla’s CyberTruck Away

This zero-emission truck will have 906 horsepower and up to 600 miles of range. But how much will it cost?

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Fresh Deals


Global G-2 Chef’s Knife
Save $60: On all Global knives, the handle is an extension of the blade. The lack of bulky handle allows the knife to be incredibly lightweight, but still well-balanced. Today on Amazon, Global’s G-2 Chef’s Knife is on sale for $90.

Buy Now: $159 $90

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Breville Barista Express
Save $150: To make good espresso at home, you need a decent espresso maker, a scale and a burr grinder. That’s why all-in-one espresso makers with scales and grinders are the best value. And one of those machines, the Barista Express, is on sale.

Buy Now: $600 $450


Patagonia Macro Puff Jacket
Save $174: For the first time that we’ve seen, the Macro Puff is currently on sale for 50 percent off. The quality that sets it apart is PlumaFill, a synthetic insulation proprietary to Patagonia that expertly mimics the lightness and warmth of down.

Buy Now: $349 $175


Peak Design Everyday Backpack
Save 35%: Today’s the day. Snag the legendary bag that raised more than $6 million on Kickstarter for as much as $101 off.

30L: $290 $18920L: $260 $169

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Beats Studio3 Wireless
Save $87: The Studio3 Wireless are Beats’s flagship over-ear noise-canceling headphones, and right now you can buy a pair in numerous finishes for $263.

Buy Now: $350 $263 (Amazon)Buy Now: $350 (Apple)


Luminox ICE-SAR Arctic 1200
Save 30%: The Luminox ICE-SAR Arctic 1200 is a super tough watch with all the specs you’d want for actual arctic search and rescue, and it’s on sale now for 30% off.

Buy Now: $695 $486

Today on Gear Patrol

Are These the Noise-Canceling Wireless Earbuds That Audiophiles Have Been Waiting For?

The 1More True Wireless ANC are wireless earbuds that have active noise-cancellation. They cost less than pretty much all of their rivals.

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Own a Hamilton Khaki Field Watch? Here Are Three Great Upgrades to Consider

Ready to boost your wrist game? The Hamilton Khaki Field is a great starter, but watches from Hamilton itself, Weiss, and Monta can help you level up.

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The Skis of Your Dreams Can Be Just a Phone Call Away — Here’s How

Thanks to upstart brands like Crested Butte-based Romp Skis, scoring custom skis is easier than ever.

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The 2020 Mazda 3 Makes You Wonder Why You’d Ever Buy a Civic

This Mazda is a dynamite small car. Question is, is it $31,000 worth of dynamite?

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How to Look Your Best for a Date Night

This readying regimen requires more than a shower and a hasty shave -- but it doesn’t demand you go so far out of your way, either.

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A Man, His Wife and a Sidecar Adventure

A sidecar-equipped Ural is a slow-moving, stubborn beast. But it's also the ultimate ride for travel partners seeking unique adventures.

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The 50 Best Menswear Shops in America

From Minnesota to Miami, these are the brick-and-mortar retailers to seek out first in all matters of personal style.

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