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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.

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10 Spotify Tricks You’ll Wish You’d Known Sooner

We've rounded up the best tricks of the trade to help you get the most out of your Spotify subscription.

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The 25 Whiskeys You Need to Try Before You Die

Whiskey is more than the juice inside the bottle.

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For a New Cook, This $145 Pan Feels Like a Steal

Our Place made an all-in-one pan for cooking newbies and the Instagram-obsessed.

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The Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir Fell in Love with Birkenstocks for This Simple Reason

Easy on, easy off.

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This Ultralight Mountain Bike Proves Every (Missing) Pound Counts

The Canyon Neuron CF SLX 9.0 LTD packs a lot of juicy features into a sub-26-pound package, holding the promise of helping any rider really send it.

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These Forgotten Vintage Watch Brands Are Back with New Models

The popularity of vintage watches has led to the reestablishment of once-defunct companies in Switzerland, Austria, France and elsewhere.

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These Are the Best Rental Cars to Grab This Summer

We combed through the prominent rental car companies's inventories and picked out the best cars they offer, so you can make the most of your summer.

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Toyota’s Coolest New Car Is, Believe It or Not, a Minivan

The new Sienna is one sweet minivan. (Yes, really.)

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You Can Finally Get Sonos’s Big Hi-Fi Upgrade. Here’s What You Need to Know

The Sonos S2 update is now live. It's time to update your current Sonos system.

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This Dive Watch Honors the World’s Oldest International Sporting Trophy

Omega's new Seamaster Planet Ocean 36th America’s Cup Limited Edition celebrates their status as Official Timekeeper of America's Cup 2021 in New Zealand.

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Popular Guides

Craigslist, Back Rooms & Money Launderers: Two Months Hunting for the World’s Most Wanted Bourbon

Pappy Van Winkle is America's most coveted whiskey. We gave a writer $300 to see if it's possible to find at retail price.

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The 18 Best Office Chairs of 2020

Everything you need to know to find an office chair best suited to your needs, including ergonomics, price, aesthetics and features.

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The 35 Best Sofas and Couches For Every Budget and Style

Mid-century modern, contemporary and plenty of the classics, this list is your personal lookbook to the most important piece of furniture that's not your bed.

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The 51 Most Iconic Motorcycles of All Time

There are countless combinations of weapons-grade speed, sex, beauty, design and freedom found between two tires, sure — but these are the icons hand-picked by Gear Patrol as our favorites of all time.

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Review: Should You Buy Chris Hemsworth’s New App?

Chris Hemsworth, most notably the face of Thor, developed and an app to help you conquer 360 of health, wellness and fitness just in time for summer.

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Fresh Deals

Outdoors and Fitness

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Patagonia Black Hole Duffel Sale
Save 30%:The iconic Black Hole Duffel boasts loads of durability and functionality, and it’s currently discounted in all four sizes.

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Black Diamond Spot 325 Headlamp
Save 25%: Black Diamond updated the Spot last year to the Spot 325 — it’s smaller, brighter and has a second button that makes for improved operation. The only element of the headlamp not to see an uplift is its price; the Spot 325 still costs just $40. Right now, however, it’s even cheaper than that. Thanks to a sale at REI, you can snag this camping essential for just $30.

Buy Now: $40 $30


Best Fitness Deals of the Week
Save up to 50%:Get pumped. We’ve rounded up loads of awesomely discounted footwear, apparel, running stuff, cycling gear and more just for you.

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Now’s the Best Time to Get Discounted Hiking Boots for Summer
Save 30%: Memorial Day is the unofficial start to summer hiking season, and if you’re in need of new hiking boots, there isn’t a better time to get them.

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Best Memorial Day Style Deals
Save 70%:Memorial Day sales are popping off and these are the most stylish deals you need to know about.

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Astell & Kern ACRO L1000
Save $224:
The Astell & Kern ACRO L1000 is an all-in-one desktop amplifier, headphone amp and DAC that’s made almost completely out of aluminum — it’s beautiful. Not only is it a hi-fi lover’s dream (capable of playing hi-res audio files up to 32bit/384kHz without downsampling, and it supports native DSD playback), but it’s got one of the biggest, boldest and most satisfying volume knobs we’ve ever felt. The ACRO L1000 normally costs $899, but the discount code knocks well over $200 off that. It’s still expensive, for sure, but it’s the best deal on this gorgeous amp that we’ve ever seen. Just make sure to use the code “MEMDAY” at checkout.

Buy Now: $899 $675See All Deals (WWS)


UE Megaboom 3
Save $80: The Megaboom 3 is one of Ultimate Ear’s biggest and best portable speakers. Normally $200, you can buy the Megaboom 3 for $120 on Amazon right now in either black or blue colors. It’s the cheapest that Megaboom 3 has ever been. (Not to mention, it’s the same price that Amazon is currently selling the smaller Boom 3 for.)

Buy Now: $200 $120 (Amazon)


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Nixon Base Digital Watch
Save 38%: This retro-styled Nixon Base watch has a two-tone case and sleek negative LCD digital display, and it’s available now for just $78.

Buy Now: $125 $78

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