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Changing your watch strap is one of the easiest ways to elevate your go-to everyday watch. The House of Straps offers an impressive array of watch straps, in nearly any style you can imagine, from lined and unlined to saddle stitching and single pass-through construction. The saddle stitching technique used on many of the straps is done by hand and sets them apart from other machine sewn varieties. And you don’t have to worry about them not fitting either, The House Straps offers its bands from 16mm to 24mm — including odd-sized lugs — so you will be sure to have a snug fit. The Horween Shell Cordovan style is one of our favorites — but it was hard to pick from the pretty robust line-up. To help you get strapped up, The House of Straps is offering 15% off the whole site, just for Gear Patrol readers. All you have to do is use the code GEARPATROL.
Lodge Cast-Iron Skillet
Save $15: Point blank: there’s not an American-made piece of cast-iron out there that is a better deal at retail price than a Lodge. The only widely-available producer of American cast-iron cookware has been cranking out all manner of cookware from the same factory in South Pittsburgh, Tennessee for more than 120 years. When treated right, their skillets can last a lifetime for what a trip to the movies costs. Lodge’s 9-inch skillet will fit a large steak just fine, is more maneuverable than its larger cousins and takes up less precious cabinet space. It also happens to be the perfect size for a dual serving of crispy, hearty breakfast hash. Just saying.
Right now, the 9-inch skillet is discounted to a whopping $9 — that’s $15 under its usual price and the most affordable we’ve ever seen it. — Will Price
The Perfect All-Weather Motorcycle Jacket Is $200 Off, But Act Fast
Save 35%: Good (or bad) news, everyone: Autumn is officially here. On the bad side, that means the balmy days of summer are now officially behind us until 2020, and the chill of winter lies dead ahead, like an iceberg in the path of our Titanic. On the plus side: At long last, it’s fall — the season of football, crisp air, fiery foliage, Halloween and Thanksgiving.
The seasonal transitional also means that, for many of us, it’s time to change out our riding gear for something a little heavier. Then again, if you have the Dainese Corbin D-Dry motorcycle jacket, you don’t really need to. This cowhide coat is well-ventilated enough for summertime riding, thanks to large mesh panels, but a thermal liner can be popped in to add insulation for cold-weather rides. And while the leather can wick away water just fine on its own, there’s a waterproof D-Dry membrane for really rainy conditions. Mix and match the combinations as needed, and you’ve got a Dainese jacket good for spring, summer, winter and fall alike.
And for the next few days, you can snap up this riding jacket for $200 off at RevZilla as part of their weekly sale. — Will Sabel Courtney
Outdoors and Fitness
The North Face Griffin 65 Pack
Save $109: Ever since we got a sneak preview at Outdoor Retailer last year, we’ve been huge fans of The North Face’s Griffin 65 hiking pack. It’s our favorite among a line of four outstanding packs the brand launched in 2019 featuring DynoCarry, an easy-to-adjust load management system that makes carrying as close to a natural walking experience as possible. This pack is so well-designed and user-friendly, it claimed one of our OR Editor’s Choice Awards.
Want to grab one for yourself? You can currently save nearly 37 percent ($109) on this pack at Moosejaw. Use the promo code SOFTPRETZEL to claim the full savings, but like the headline says, there is indeed a catch. Though the Griffin 65 is available in three colors, the only shade with this level of savings is the Asphalt Grey/Tin Grey variety — which to the untrained eye looks a heckuva lot like black and white. Quantities are also quite limited, so if you want one, now’s the time to act. — Steve Mazzucchi
Levi’s Jeans, Jackets and More
Save 30%: Right now, Levi’s is offering 30 percent off sitewide. This is a great chance for those looking to bolster their fall wardrobe with some new garments from the iconic brand. Though some exclusions apply, there are tons of jeans, shirts, jackets and other great wardrobe staples up for grabs. Click through and use code SCORE at checkout, then tell a friend. — John Zientek
Fender Custom Shop Joe Bonamassa Vintage Collector Series Special Mod 1955 Relic Telecaster
Save over $1,150: The Custom Shop Joe Bonamassa Vintage Collector Series Special Mod 1955 Relic Telecaster has an ash body, 21-fret quartersawn maple neck with a ’57 soft-V profile, a vintage bridge and a single-ply parchment pickguard. The guitar has two hand-wound Tele pickups — a ’55 Tele pickup in the neck and a ’51 Nocaster pickup in the bridge — and a 3-way pickup switch. Also notable: the Tele has a heavily-worn 3-tone sunburst finish that was virtually non-existent on models from the mid-‘50s.
Limited to just 40 instruments which are exclusively carried at Guitar Center, this model is geared towards serious players or avid collectors. And while normal Custom Shop prices can be hard for some to swallow, this guitar is now 25 percent off. That means you can save $1,151 on this ridiculously nice Tele and take it home for just under $3,500. For a person obsessed with the details, this is a deal worth acting on. — John Zientek
Klipsch Powered Bookshelf Speakers
Save Up to $100: If you’re looking for a pair of great-sounding powered bookshelf speakers, both of Klipsch’s R-41PM and R-51PM are on sale right now. The two speakers share a similar design and build quality, but the main differences between the two are size and sound – and thus price. The Klipsch R-51PM are the larger of the two speakers and are capable of real “room-filling sound.” The Klipsch R-41PM powered speakers are the smaller and more affordable option. Both the Klipsch R-41PM and R-51PM are powered bookshelf speakers and come with their own built-in amplifier, meaning you won’t need to connect either pair of speakers to an external amp or receiver to play music. Additionally, the two speaker pairs have a number of different analog inputs, allowing you to can connect them to pretty much anything, whether that’s a turntable, laptop or an old CD player. They also have built-in Bluetooth, so you can stream directly to the speakers right from your smartphone. — Tucker Bowe
Bulova Accutron II Lobster Chronograph
Save 62%: Bulova’s Accutron is no ordinary quartz movement: as its name emphasizes, it’s extremely accurate, operating at an exceptionally high frequency of 262kHz. Its seconds hand not only sweeps (rather than the typical quartz-watch ticking) but it does so far more smoothly even than your typical mechanical watch operating at 4Hz. Here, it’s in the form of a chronograph in a cool and unique, very vintage-style case measuring a bold 45mm on a nice Milanese bracelet. Nicknamed the “Lobster,” right now, you can get a great deal on this awesome Bulova Accutron II at Norstrom Rack for 62% off its full retail price ($650) for just $244. — Zen Love
Seiko Prospex PADI Automatic Dive Watch
Save 37%: Another day, another automatic Seiko dive watch delivering significantly more value for money that your average non-Japanese timepiece. The Seiko Prospex PADI features the Seiko cal. 4R36 automatic, 24-jewel movement with 41-hour power reserve, a 44mm steel case with 200m of water resistance, a day-date display, a matching steel bracelet, a unidirectional rotating bezel and a handsome blue dial. If you’re a serious diver or simply in need of a tough, reliable watch for the outdoors, look no further — the Prospex PADI is on sale for 37% off today, down to just $331 from $525. — Oren Hartov
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