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Massdrop Finds

Massdrop is a discount site which offers a pretty legit discount on most things they do "drops" for.  Once you get in on a drop, you'll have to wait for it ship, usually 2-4 weeks.  So if you don't want/need something immediately and want to save usually 5-20% off retail, its worth checking out.  I've purchased a lot of stuff through massdrop over the years, they have some decent deals and I check them regularly, and post here whenever I see pretty good stuff.  You have to make an account, please use this link to make that account, you get a $10 discount on your first order and I get a $10 credit for you signing up.  Once you sign up, just search for the item you are interested in.  All prices are plus shipping.

The above pictured Salewa Ultra Train 2 shoes are listed for $89 on massdrop and $120 on Amazon.  Salewa is one of the biggest competitors to Salomon.

The ALTRA KING MT 1.5 TRAIL SHOES are ultralite and only $70 on massdrop, decent reviews too.  On Amazon, depending on your size they can be over $100.

The Oakley Fuel Cell sunglasses are $85 on massdrop and $110+ on Amazon depending on what type you decide to get.  Good fit for duty/street work.

The Adidas Skychaser LT GTX shoes are $105 on massdrop, and about $150+ if you can find your size on Amazon.  Adidas has made extraordinary leaps in their "Tactical" and "Running" sneaker lineup.  These have the same aggressive styling as the Salomon SpeedCross.

The Darn Tough Hiker 1/4 Sock are one of the best socks you'll find on the market, the whole brand is pretty damn awesome and, darn tough.  I've got a bunch of these that I wear on duty, during training and long rucks, they are really comfortable.  Two pack on massdrop is $32 in various sizes and colors, on amazon, depending on your size they may be up to $20 for one pair.

The ADATA HD710 Pro External Hard Drive 1TB on massdrop is $52 with an optional add-on purchase of $19 for 6 (that's six individual) 16gb ADATA thumb drives.  The higher TB's are more but you save $10 over Amazon's price and have the optional add-on of the thumb drives.  I have several of these specifically because of the features which they offer.  I like redundancy and having an external backup HD is very important to that face.  Technically speaking you should have two backup HD's in different locations which you backup once every two to three weeks with your personal information.  Scans of personal documents, tax returns, birth cert scans, bank info, wills, etc.  This is all stuff you'll need if your house burns down and having a copy of them is better than not.  Also all your photos which are always in need of backup. 

The Alpina Startimer Pilot Quartz is a pretty decent entry level watch which is Swiss made and has a lot of really nice specs for the price point.  They are $250 on massdrop and come in different colors  I know a few guys who have Alpina watches and they are pretty happy with them.

The Oris Big Crown Pointer Date is $520 on massdrop, and at 40mm it's a decent dress watch with a lot of flair.  Same one is double the cost on Amazon and about $200 more on jomashop.  This is a really good deal for a really sophisticated watch.  Would make a good gift for a suit wearing guy or a woman who likes bigger-than-girly watches.

Sometimes massdrop has exclusive items and collab's with well know manufacturers in a particular field, they have this "MASSDROP X SENNHEISER HD 58X JUBILEE HEADPHONE" which is a wired studio quality, top tier headphones, with a lot of pedigree behind them.  If you've never had high end headphones they are pretty good.  For $160, which is $100 cheaper than you can find a comparable headphone somewhere else.  These seem to work really well.  Make an account on massdrop and search for them.