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New & Noteworthy Releases

This Indie Brand Just Dropped Its Best GMT Watch Yet

Farer's automatic GMT watches always provided great value, but the striking blue-accented Oxley Silver Limited Edition has to be Farer-est of them all.

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Why Do the Subaru Outback’s Headlights Make It Less Safe than the Legacy? We Found Out

The IIHS's ratings for the Outback and Legacy didn't seem to make sense, so we started asking questions.

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This Practical, Value-Driven Traveler’s Watch Helps You Track Multiple Time Zones

The newest release from British watchmaker Christopher Ward combines popular GMT and world time functions in a handsome, reasonably priced watch.

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Believe It or Not, This Is the Craziest Porsche 911 We’ve Ever Seen, And It’s Up for Sale

Don't judge this book by its cover.

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This Might Be the Most Advanced Backpack We’ve Seen

Bellroy's Apex backpack is its most daring design yet, the culmination of a decade of work.

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This Corvette-Powered Defender Is the Vintage Land Rover You Really Want

There are many exquisite restored Defenders, but this is one you won't be afraid to let your dogs ride in.

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We’ve Never Seen a Mountain Bike This Cheap With This Feature

The deluxe version of the Schwinn Axum stays under $500 while packing a component unheard of at this price point.

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Fiat 124 Spider Vs. Ford Fiesta ST: Which of These Cheap Speed Machines Would You Buy for $20,000?

Two of our favorite fun sports cars are available with huge discounts. But which one should you buy?

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No Plans This Weekend? We Have Just the Thing

Get new cooking tools, home workouts, and explainers on the newest smart home technology delivered right to your inbox.

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This Wild Electric Motorcycle Looks Cool, But Is It Worth the Money?

How much would you pay for this kind of style?

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Fresh Deals


Past Issues of Gear Patrol Magazine
Save 50%: For a limited time, we’re offering up 50% off of individual past issues of Gear Patrol Magazine.

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Vasque Hiking Boots
Save over 25%: Backcountry’s sale section is chock full of boots, including some of our favorites from Vasque like the full-support Saga GTX as well as the streamlined Breeze LT Low. Both are currently 25 percent off.

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Italian-Made Persol Sunglasses
Save up to 75%: Right now, you can save up to 75 percent on a bunch of different Italian-made Persols: the Clubmaster, the Square and the Aviator models are just a few. Normally up to $395, these shades are now just $100 while supplies last.

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KEF Q150 Bookshelf Speakers
Save $300: The KEF Q150 are really nice passive bookshelf speakers, especially for the price. And Amazon is offering them for almost half off right now.

Buy Now: $600 $300


Xbox One X (Refurbished)
Save Over $100: The Xbox One X is the cheapest that it’s ever been right now. A refurbished 1TB console is selling for just $230 at Walmart. This is the perfect Xbox console to get if you want the best gaming performance on a 4K TV.

Buy Now: $500 $230 (Walmart)Buy Now: $500 $268 (Amazon)

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Nixon Base Two-Tone Digital Watch
Save 40%: This retro-styled Timex Base watch has a two-tone case and sleek negative LCD digital display and it’s available now for 40% off.

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Today on Gear Patrol

The 13 Best Meal Kit Delivery Services for Every Kind of Cook

Even the world's best home cooks need to call in the cavalry sometimes. These meal kits make it easy to get food on the table when takeout isn't an option.

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The 2020 Mazda CX-30 Makes the Best Case Yet for Crossovers

The newest Mazda keeps almost all the advantages of a hatchback, but adds a few features to ease your life.

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These Are the Watches We’re Obsessing Over in March 2020

We're flipping our lids over affordable quartz watches from Shinola, vintage-inspired stunners from Seiko and more.

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The Best Online Courses for Cooking, Staying in Shape and Learning New Skills at Home

Now is the time to take an online class, learn something new or pick up that hobby you've always wanted to master.

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The 12 Best Whiskey, Beer and Wine Subscriptions of 2020

From all of us without a wealth of liquor stores, beer bars and wine shops near us, thank you.

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13 Products to Make Working From Home a Breeze

If you're working from home, you know it's tough to stay focused and productive. Plus, one of the nicest camper vans we've ever seen.

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This Might Be the Most Advanced Backpack We’ve Seen

Bellroy's Apex backpack is its most daring design yet, the culmination of a decade of work.

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The 10 Best Yoga Mats for 2020

Whether you're a newbie or an expert, these superlative mats will support you through any practice.

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