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Today in Gear: Stress-Free Engagement Ring Shopping, a Prized Japanese Whisky’s Potential Swan Song & More

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.


Buying an engagement ring is a pivotal moment. It can also be incredibly stressful, between sourcing a diamond within your price range, picking a style and the mystery of whether or not you got a quality product. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Couple, the first luxury brand selling lab-grown diamonds, can help to make the process not only easier but actually enjoyable. The brand’s lab-grown diamonds are not only atomically identical to mined diamonds, but they are 35 percent larger for your money. The best part? Couple also offers a Diamond Concierge service that can help you to customize your own design and pick a stone that fits your budget and your style.

New & Noteworthy Releases

This World War II-Era, Military Panerai Dive Watch Is Up for Sale

This World War II-Era, Military Panerai Dive Watch Is Up for Sale

Manufactured around 1943, this military dive watch is just one of many vintage Panerais on sale at Oliver Smith Jewelers.

Chevrolet May Be Planning to Destroy the Ford Raptor

Chevrolet May Be Planning to Destroy the Ford Raptor

Ford’s toughest truck has owned its niche of the pickup truck market since it debuted in 2010. Chevy might change that.

Did a NASA-Engineered Supplement Just Help Shatter the Half Marathon World Record?

Did a NASA-Engineered Supplement Just Help Shatter the Half Marathon World Record?

When Geoffrey Kamworor set a new half marathon record time of 58:01, race commentators speculated that he did it with a special drink.

Toyota Sells the Vintage Land Cruiser–Based Truck of Your Dreams, Just Not In the U.S.

Toyota Sells the Vintage Land Cruiser–Based Truck of Your Dreams, Just Not In the U.S.

South Africans may get the coolest Toyota truck on the global market.

This MacBook Charger Is So Tiny It Can Fit In Your Pocket

This MacBook Charger Is So Tiny It Can Fit In Your Pocket

The ideal travel companion for your MacBook Pro or MacBook Air.

This Classically Styled Watch Looks Totally Different from Most Modern Chronographs

This Classically Styled Watch Looks Totally Different from Most Modern Chronographs

The new Yacht Timer watch from Frederique Constant is made for timing yacht races with a clean, handsome interpretation of the chronograph.

This Could Be Your Last Chance to Try One of Japan’s Most Famous Whiskies

This Could Be Your Last Chance to Try One of Japan’s Most Famous Whiskies

Hibiki 17 is among the most-awarded Japnaese whiskies ever. Here’s where to get it before it’s gone forever.

Is Nissan About to Reveal the Electric Car Everyone Really Wants?

Is Nissan About to Reveal the Electric Car Everyone Really Wants?

300-mile range, a practical size, and 0-60 mph in less than five seconds.


Fresh Deals

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Gillette Fusion 5 Razor Blad Refills
Save 30%: Now at Amazon, you can save 30 percent on some annoyingly expensive Gillette Fusion5 razor blade refills. This is a great chance to stock up if you shave regularly with a Fusion5 ProGlide razor. Each cartridge features five of Gillette’s thinnest blades (for a more comfortable shave) and a precision trimmer to help groom hard-to-reach areas. Normally $48 for 12 cartridges, the package costs just $34 today. — John Zientek


Roomba i7+ Robo-Vacuum
Save $100: When we reviewed iRobot’s i7+ robo-vacuum, we called it the best robo-vacuum you could buy. But we did so with one caveat: price. The full setup — which includes the vacuum and its charging and trash-dumping base — starts at $1,099. Today on Amazon, the cost is slightly more wallet-friendly.

Marked down $100, the i7+ is the first robo-vac to empty its dust contents for you. Once it senses its dustbin is full, it locks itself into its home base and deposits the trash inside (the base can hold around 30 Roombas worth of trash). It also retains “mission” data every time you send it out to clean, and it uses that data to more quickly clean your home on future missions. It’s all controlled through iRobot’s smartphone app. — Will Price

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Seiko SRPC91 “Save the Ocean”
Save 27%: Released in 2018, the Seiko SRPC91 “Save the Ocean” is a Turtle-based special edition diver produced in partnership with Fabien Cousteau, Jaques Yves Cousteau’s grandson and and himself an ocean explorer and conservationist. It features a special blue gradient dial meant to recall the ocean housed in a 45mm stainless steel case, a Hardlex crystal, rubber dive strap and the Seiko automatic 4R36 movement with day-date indication. In partnership with Cousteau, Seiko will dedicate a portion of the proceeds from sales of the SRPC91 to Cousteau’s Ocean Learning Center, dedicated to promoting ocean health and conservation.
— Oren Hartov
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G&L Limited Edition Tribute ASAT Classic Bluesboy Guitar
Save 33%:Today at Guitar Center, you can pick up a G&L Limited Edition Tribute ASAT Classic Bluesboy guitar for 33 percent off. This familiar guitar features the iconic body shape that put Fender on the map paired with a 22-fret maple neck. The bridge is unique and includes 6 individual brass saddles for accurate intonation and added sustain.

The Tribute ASAT Classic has a G&L humbucker in the neck position and a crisp G&L single-coil in the bridge position. This instrument features a limited-edition Mint Green finish and a 3-ply white pickguard.

Now at Guitar Center, this $450 guitar costs just $300. It’s practically a steal, so act fast — the deal will be gone before you know it. — John Zientek

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Wolverine Boots
Save 25%: If you’ve been meaning to invest in a new pair of boots but haven’t found the right pair, Wolverine is currently making a compelling case for its hard-wearing styles. Now at Zappos, a bunch of boots from the Michigan-based brand are 25 percent off: choose from American-made lace-up styles including the iconic 1000 Mile boot and the go-anywhere Montague Boot boot. Many sizes are currently available, but with such a substantial discount, they won’t be for long. — John Zientek
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Nike Epic React Flyknit 2
Save $50: When Nike announced React foam in 2017, it promised the impossible: foam that’s lightweight, durable, and provides ample cushioning and bouncy energy return. Nike’s materials scientists tested more than 400 chemical combinations until they found the perfect mix, which the first delivered in basketball footwear. But React found its stride after Nike injected it into the Epic React Flyknit, a running shoe that gained a considerable following throughout 2018.

It wasn’t surprising that the Epic React Flyknit 2, released earlier this year, would also be a success. It features the foam that’s embedded in its name as well as Nike’s sock-like knitted upper, Flyknit. But for the follow-up, Nike tweaked that part of the shoe’s construction: the upper is stretchier, more supportive, and comfier with a lower heel cuff. Right now, the shoe is $50 off on Nike’s website. — Tanner Bowden

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Cole Haan Suede Bomber Jacket
Save 50%: If you want to score a classic leather jacket for an incredible deal, head over to Nordstrom Rack today. Currently, you can save 50 percent on a few suede bomber jackets from Cole Haan. The zip-up style features two hand pockets, a cotton-linen lining and a ribbed collar and cuffs. Available in olive, navy and tan, this $500 jacket now costs just $250. — John Zientek
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Apple Watch Series 4
Save up to $100: Apple officially announced the Apple Watch Series 5 last week and, in doing so, also stopped selling the Series 4, presumably because it’s slightly too similar to the new flagship offering, with the exceptions the Series 5 has an always-on display and a new sensor (a magnetometer) that allows it to work as a compass, showing you which way you’re facing while using Apple Maps. The Series 5 also comes in titanium models, although those are significantly more expensive. That said, it’s a great time to shop for the Apple Watch Series 4 because it’s on sal. It also has a bunch of the newer features that the Series 3 lacks, including fall detection, a built-in EKG and a variety of fitness features. If you shop on Amazon right now, you can buy a Series 4 with cellular for as little as $399, which is $100 off. If you don’t need built-in LTE, which I’d argue that most people don’t need (nor do they want to pay the extra $10 each month on their phone bill), you can get a pretty good deal on GPS-only models of the Series 4, too. — Tucker Bowe |


Today on Gear Patrol

This Scottish Company’s Affordable Watches Are Unlike Anything Else on the Market

This Scottish Company’s Affordable Watches Are Unlike Anything Else on the Market

anOrdain has been making affordable enamel-dialed watches since late 2018, but it took the company 3 years to perfect its process.

Why Every Kitchen Absolutely Needs a Vacuum Sealer

Why Every Kitchen Absolutely Needs a Vacuum Sealer

Jimmy Papadopolous thinks everyone needs a vacuum sealer, a pair of weird Japanese knife sharpeners & more.

2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt Review: The Mustang You Really Ought to Want

2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt Review: The Mustang You Really Ought to Want

There are plenty of new Mustangs to choose from these days—but the Bullitt hits the sweet spot.

Galaxy Note10+ Review: Big, Beautiful, Best in Class

Galaxy Note10+ Review: Big, Beautiful, Best in Class

The Note10+ is a real powerhouse of a phone and if it has a primary flaw it is only that it may be more phone than you need or want to pay for.

The Best Habits and Products for a Safe, Smooth Shave

The Best Habits and Products for a Safe, Smooth Shave

Blade replacement, cleaning, post-shave hygiene and storage.

Test, Learn and Shop at the Stocked Product Marketplace in NYC

Test, Learn and Shop at the Stocked Product Marketplace in NYC

On Day Two of Stocked, there will be even more opportunities to learn more about products and shop them IRL — and after 12 PM, it’s completely open to the public.

This Is the Best Affordable Sports Car You Can Buy Right Now

This Is the Best Affordable Sports Car You Can Buy Right Now

Our Editor’s Pick for the best affordable sports car you can buy right now is the Mazda MX-5 Miata.

Discover the Gear That Inspires Chris Burkard at Stocked 2019

Discover the Gear That Inspires Chris Burkard at Stocked 2019

We’re excited to announce that adventure photographer and documentarian Chris Burkard will be headlining day one of Gear Patrol’s upcoming event, Stocked.

Note: Purchasing products through our links may earn us a portion of the sale, which supports our editorial team’s mission. Learn more here.

Today in Gear: Watch Spotting on the Football Field, a Sleeper-Hit Bourbon Returns & More

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.


New & Noteworthy Releases

Odell Beckham Jr. Rocked a $350,000 Watch on the Field

Odell Beckham Jr. Rocked a $350,000 Watch on the Field

The Cleveland Browns wide receiver played Sunday’s game wearing a timepiece worth more than your house.

Here’s What’s (Probably) Coming at Apple’s iPhone Event Tomorrow

Here’s What’s (Probably) Coming at Apple’s iPhone Event Tomorrow

Apple’s upcoming iPhone event hasn’t been officially announced yet, but we’ve got a good guess what might be on stage thanks to a report from Bloomberg.

This Affordable, Field-Inspired Watch Celebrates Fossil Watches of the 1990s

This Affordable, Field-Inspired Watch Celebrates Fossil Watches of the 1990s

The new Defender, which celebrates a cool field watch from the 1990s, is the latest entrant in the Archival Series from Fossil.

This Elegant GMT Watch Is Now Available in a Special Limited Edition

This Elegant GMT Watch Is Now Available in a Special Limited Edition

Swedish microbrand Bravure has released a new limited edition version of its Geography watch with a gold-toned case and attractive green dial.

The Website Making Diamonds No Fuss

The Website Making Diamonds No Fuss

Jamesallen.com is helping demystify the whole endeavor of finding the perfect ring, with 200,000 plus diamonds, you will find the perfect one.

These Boots Mark 40 Years of Danner Using Gore-Tex

These Boots Mark 40 Years of Danner Using Gore-Tex

A 6-inch boot with a Gore-tex membrane and Vibram sole.

We’ll Have to Wait Even Longer to See Tesla’s ‘Heart-Stopping’ Pickup Truck

We’ll Have to Wait Even Longer to See Tesla’s ‘Heart-Stopping’ Pickup Truck

CEO Elon Musk previously suggested his company’s “cyberpunk” electric pickup truck would arrive in September or October. Now it seems November might be more likely.

These Dieter Rams-Designed Speakers Are High-End Alternatives to Sonos

These Dieter Rams-Designed Speakers Are High-End Alternatives to Sonos

Braun hasn’t been in the speaker-making business for nearly 30 years, but that’s changing.

This Fixed-Blade Knife Is Ready For Anything

This Fixed-Blade Knife Is Ready For Anything

The Hell Gap is built to be capable of doing everything from digging roots in the backyard to dicing onions for your camp breakfast burrito.

The New Land Rover Defender: What You Need To Know

The New Land Rover Defender: What You Need To Know

The 2020 Land Rover Defender is about to debut. Here’s what we know about the engine, platform, off-road capability and price.

Sold Out for Three Years, This Sleeper-Hit Bourbon Whiskey Is Finally Coming Back

Sold Out for Three Years, This Sleeper-Hit Bourbon Whiskey Is Finally Coming Back

Back this fall: Smooth Ambler’s Old Scout 99.

Run Faster Than Ever With the Shoes That Just Won the Fifth Avenue Mile

Run Faster Than Ever With the Shoes That Just Won the Fifth Avenue Mile

The sneakers are finally available for all those who want to shave time off their mile PR.

Nike Launches One of the Lightest Jordans Ever

Nike Launches One of the Lightest Jordans Ever

Nike updates the Air Jordan XXXIV to look like no other Jordan of the past.

These New Levi’s Shirts Are Game Changing

These New Levi’s Shirts Are Game Changing

The fabric, thread, buttons and labels are made completely of cotton.


Fresh Deals

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G-Shock DW5600E-1V Watch
Save 37%: Right now, you can take 37% off the normally-$70 DW5600E-1V, for a sale price of $44. The DW5600E-1V features all the usual G-Shock goods: 200m of water resistance, a backlight with Afterglow, a multi-function alarm, a 1/100th-second stopwatch, a countdown timer, an auto calendar accurate until the year 2039, and much more.— Oren Hartov
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Fluance Turntables
Save Up to 16%: Fluance is a Canadian audio company that makes some of the best entry-level turntables and bookshelf speakers you can buy. And right now through September 16, you can get a great deal on its entry-level turntables if you shop on Amazon. The Fluance RT81 ($250 $210), which is most review publications’ pick for “best entry-level turntable,” and the Fluance RT80 ($200 $170) are both on sale. The main difference between the two is that the RT81 has a solid wood plinth, as opposed to the RT80’s hollow one, so it’s better at preventing vibrations. The two turntables have a built-in preamp that you can turn on or off, enabling you to buy upgraded external pre-amp further down the road if you so decide.

Additionally, the Fluance Ai40 ($250 $210) powered bookshelf speakers are also on sale, but only in black. — Tucker Bowe



Global G-2 Chef’s Knife
Save $65: The Global kitchen knives are made of Yoshikin’s (its parent company) proprietary Cromova 18 steel, a semi-mysterious mixture of chromium, molybdenum and vanadium, and is semi-analogous to VG-10 stainless steel, a popular steel for both Japanese and western-style kitchen knives. The key difference being, due to higher (though undefined exact percentage) chromium levels, it’s significantly hardier than VG-10, and most stainless knife steel in general. This means it’s unlikely to chip, is supremely corrosion resistant and doesn’t stain under any circumstances. Naturally, you do lose just slightly in the edge-holding department, and it’s not as easy to sharpen as softer steels (this is the balance of hardness and toughness versus cutting utility).

On all Global knives, as noted above, the handle is an extension of the blade. This is incredibly useful for an everyday kitchen knife, as there are no nooks or crannies for food particles or moisture to hide in and ruin the knife. The lack of bulky handle also allows the knife to be incredibly lightweight, but still well-balanced (to achieve this, the handle is hollow and filled with sand).

Today on Amazon, Global’s G-2 Chef’s Knife is on sale for $95, matching the lowest price on record on the platform. — Will Price

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Patagonia Stretch Rainshadow Jacket
Save 25%: Umbrellas are easy to hate. For caving in at the first threatening gust of wind, for holding their spikey arms at eye level, for taking up more than their share of sidewalk space. Rain jackets, on the other hand, do the same job of warding off precipitation without such a fuss. What’s more, their hands-free method of keeping dry makes them better for things like hiking, riding bikes and working outdoors. One of our favorites for all of these things, Patagonia’s Stretch Rainshadow Jacket, is currently 25 percent off at Backcountry.

The two and a half layer rain jacket is more breathable than other similar coats, which helps in these early days of fall when the temperature hasn’t fully dropped. Plus, when it does get hot, there are two underarm vents to help shed heat. The Rainshadow is also great because, as its full name implies, its nylon material is stretchy instead of stiff, which makes it great for activity (we even take it backcountry skiing). And on top of that, it’s exceptionally light, so you can shove it into your bag without a thought, even if the chance of rain is only 10 percent. — Tanner Bowden



This Iconic Motorcycle Jacket Is a Steal Right Now
Save 43%: Belstaff has been producing legendary motorsport apparel for nearly 100 years. Born from motorcyclists’ universal need for sturdy all-weather gear, Belstaff made a name for itself with its waxed-cotton-and-leather equipment. Developed for racers and adventurers, these jackets largely lived on the fringes until they were carried into the mainstream on the back of actor/racer/badass Steve McQueen. And if, like McQueen, you have your eye on a Belstaff, now is the time to pick one up at RevZilla.

The Belstaff Brooklands Jacket is an eight-ounce waxed cotton classic buzzing and ready for two-wheeled adventure. The Brooklands is made with removable armor in the shoulders and elbows, as well as a sleeve in the back to insert further protection. The Brooklands jacket was made with its namesake race track in mind, with an added padded layer for extra safety. The jacket is not only made for a tightly-tucked cafe racer, it’s such a stylish design, it can be worn right off the track and straight to dinner.

Buy this piece of gear as beautiful as it is rugged while the getting’s good. And the getting’s real good. — Peter Corn

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Catalinbread Belle Epoch Guitar Echo Pedal
Save $32: Now at Guitar Center, you can save $32 on one of the best echo pedals for guitar. The Catalinbread Belle Epoch Tape Echo was inspired by the iconic Maestro Echoplex EP-3 tape delay and packs all its nuanced features into a small, easy-to-use package.

“The Catalinbread Belle Epoch is the closest thing to a real EP-3 that I’ve ever played,” said legendary guitarist Eric Johnson in a statement. The Belle Epoch features a Mix knob to control volume, a Rec Lev knob to control how hard the delay is hit, a Mod knob to control the amount of random tape flutter, an Echo Sustain knob to control the number of repeats and an Echo Delay knob to control delay time.

Normally $210, the Belle Epoch is now $178 at Guitar Center. If you’ve been searching for a great echo pedal to add to your rig, don’t pass this one up.
— John Zientek

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Oakley Airbrake XL Prizm Goggles
Save up to $108: If Abraham Maslow worked at a ski shop, he’d tell you that after your skis, snowboard, and boots, goggles are the most important piece of mountain equipment you can own. Goggles are annoying to buy though. A good pair will often cost well over $100, while an affordable $30 lens will fog up before you make it out of the lift line and fall apart before your trip is over. But being able to see the snow beneath your feet is of the utmost importance, so our advice here is straightforward: spend more money on a decent pair of goggles.

The good news is that if you do your shopping ahead of time — as in, now — you might find a great deal on goggles from last season. We dug one up for you: Oakley’s Airbrake XL, which features the company’s contrast-boosting Prizm lens tech. New, they’ll run you $240. But with a discount at Backcountry, you can pick up a pair for more than $100 off that price. The catch? Only a handful of colors are available with the deepest discount, but others are marked down nearly as much. — Tanner Bowden


Today on Gear Patrol

Your Hairstyle Could Really Benefit from These New Products

Your Hairstyle Could Really Benefit from These New Products

A hair-centric eight-product lineup.

5 BCAA Supplements Personal Trainers Swear By

5 BCAA Supplements Personal Trainers Swear By

Branched-chain amino acids can reduce fatigue, aid recovery and boost growth. Here are five top options recommended by pros.

11 Things Our Readers Recommend, and the One They Think You Should Avoid

11 Things Our Readers Recommend, and the One They Think You Should Avoid

We rounded up the gear that our readers tested lately, their thoughts on it and whether or not they would recommend it.

Chef-Approved Kitchen Tools: A Whole Hog Roaster, Mexican Beer & More

Chef-Approved Kitchen Tools: A Whole Hog Roaster, Mexican Beer & More

Rick Ortiz thinks everyone should have a roaster that can fit a whole pig in it.

2019 Hyundai Kona EV Review: The Future is Here, But It’s Still Expensive

2019 Hyundai Kona EV Review: The Future is Here, But It’s Still Expensive

The Kona EV is for the understated early adopter who finds a Tesla a bit too flashy.

This Is the Best Watch Under $1,000 You Can Buy Right Now

This Is the Best Watch Under $1,000 You Can Buy Right Now

Our Editor’s Pick for the best watch under $1,000 you can buy right now is the Seiko Prospex SPB051J1 watch.

Note: Purchasing products through our links may earn us a portion of the sale, which supports our editorial team’s mission. Learn more here.

Today in Gear: A Subscription Box for All Your Needs, a New Sonos Speaker & More

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.


Subscription boxes can be more than meal kits and fresh underwear. Bespoke Post is a subscription club for guys who like to mix drinks, travel and outfit their homes with unique products and a dose of good advise. After a quick appraisal of what you are into to, Bespoke Post will send you a new box every month of gear they have tested and used from toiletries to kitchen essentials and even barware. When you sign up, it only costs $45 a month — but each packed box always has at least $70 worth of products curated just for you. You can also always customize your box from Bespoke’s online shop so you can get exactly what you want. Whether you’re looking to freshen up your shaving routine or change up your everyday carry, Bespoke Post can make it easy.

New & Noteworthy Releases

This New Coffee Table Book Is the Best Homage to Ski Culture

This New Coffee Table Book Is the Best Homage to Ski Culture

James Niehues has painted nearly 200 trail maps for ski resorts around the world. Now, his work is collected in a new coffee table book.

Finally, Sennheiser Releases New Flagship Noise-Canceling Headphones

Finally, Sennheiser Releases New Flagship Noise-Canceling Headphones

The Sennheiser Momentum Wireless headphones have all the new features that new consumers want.

Carhartt WIP Updated These Iconic Clarks Boots

Carhartt WIP Updated These Iconic Clarks Boots

Available in olive and Hamilton Brown suede.

Adidas’s New Gym-Ready Headphones Are Unbelievably Washable

Adidas’s New Gym-Ready Headphones Are Unbelievably Washable

No matter how much you sweat, these headphones will stay fresh — and sound great.

This Blacked-Out Watch Is Finally Available In Steel

This Blacked-Out Watch Is Finally Available In Steel

Malaysia-based microbrand Ming has released the 17.06, available in DLC-coated stainless steel in a black or copper finish.

Clean Up Your Apartment With These Manly Scented Candles

Clean Up Your Apartment With These Manly Scented Candles

Winford Candles will de-funk your pad with masculine scents like Casablance, Woods No. 22 and Apple Tobacco.

Philips Hue’s New Smart Lights Look Good Switched On and Off

Philips Hue’s New Smart Lights Look Good Switched On and Off

The new Philips Hue Filament Collection is the first smart bulb to consider aesthetics.

Sonos Is Killing the Play:1 and Replacing It With the Sonos One SL

Sonos Is Killing the Play:1 and Replacing It With the Sonos One SL

The Sonos One SL is essentially a Sonos One speaker, but without Alexa or Google Assistant.

This New Pilots Watch Is a Game-Changer For Oris

This New Pilots Watch Is a Game-Changer For Oris

The Big Crown ProPilot X Calibre115 features a completely skeletonized in-house movement and a 44mm titanium case.

Sonos Move: Everything You Need to Know About Sonos’s First Portable Speaker

Sonos Move: Everything You Need to Know About Sonos’s First Portable Speaker

The Sonos Move can work as a traditional Sonos speaker in a multi-room system, but then be quickly converting into a portable Bluetooth speaker.


Fresh Deals

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Marathon Military Watches
Save 25%: Marathon is a Canadian company making some badass military watches, many of which have seen action with Canadian, U.S. and other armed forces over the years. Right now three of their watches are on sale on Huckberry, including the Medium Divers Quartz (TSAR) in 36mm; the General Purpose Quartz in 39mm; and the Search and Rescue Medium Diver’s Automatic (GSAR) in 36mm. If you’re looking for a medium-sized dive watch, both the quartz and automatic models are serious tools and highly comfortable, and if a simple field watch will do the trick, the General Purpose Quartz is all you need. — Oren Hartov


A Giant Sale on Some of the Best Cool Motorcycle Helmets
Save Up to 53%: If you’re reading this, odds are good you know we here at Gear Patrol are always looking out for you motorcycle riders out there — and your heads in particular. Well, so are the fine folks at Revzilla by offering a bunch of great helmets at low prices in their closeout sale. With deals on some of the coolest-looking helmets from great brands like Schuberth, Bell and Arai, this is a sale you won’t want to miss. — Peter Corn


Eddie Bauer Summer Sale
Save 50%: In 2017, Eddie Bauer released its EverTherm Down Jacket and changed our perception of what down can look like. Rather than a horde of tiny feathers stuffed into horizontal baffles, EverTherm’s insulation is arranged in fabric-like sheets called Thindown. The construction prevents the need for that quilted look but also eliminates cold spots created by stitching, producing more warmth for less weight.

The EverTherm’s innovation was undeniable on paper, and when we put the jacket to the test, we found that it wasn’t all marketing jargon. The coat is impressive, and it’s certainly worthy of use in the mountains and around town, too, considering the lack of baffles makes it look less technical than most down jackets, which could be a boon to city-dwellers. For these reasons, we named it one of the best of the year and included it in our guide to the Best Down Jackets.

The EverTherm is only in its third season, but with Eddie Bauer’s current sale you can snag it for 50 percent off. If you need a down jacket for the inevitable cold of fall and winter, the EverTherm is a great option to consider.

To activate the discount, enter the code SUNBEAM at checkout. — Tanner Bowden

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The Best Backpacks at Nordstrom’s Summer Sale
Save up to 40%: Now at Nordstrom’s Summer Sale, you can save up to 40 percent on a great selection of backpacks. Choose options from Tumi, Chrome, Barbour and more — from compact, packable bags to waterproof, rolltop packs, there’s something for everyone. Prices start at $53, so act fast. — John Zientek
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BioLite Emergency Prep Kits
Save up to $75: Emergency preparedness is no joke, but taking it seriously doesn’t mean you need to dig a concrete bunker in your backyard. Beyond a plan of action, it’s smart to have a few essential items stashed away in a known place. BioLite is removing the guesswork from creating that gear list with its new Prep Kits, which cover light, power and drinking water for different living situations (there’s a solo kit, an apartment kit, and a family home kit).

The Prep Kits are essentially BioLite product bundles that bring together its HeadLamp, SunLight, and SolarHome with LifeStraw’s portable water filtration systems. In doing that, the company is cutting the total cost of these individual products by 15 percent, which levels out the family kit by $75. All together, these items are still small, highly stashable and efficiently provide survival basics should the power and water go out. — Tanner Bowden



Krups Coffee Grinder & Scale
Save 25%: You have to have a grinder to drink fresh coffee and you need a scale to make consistently fresh pots. Together, both devices typically cost anywhere from $150 to $200 (or more). Today on Amazon, cop both in one machine for barely $100.

Usually around $130, the Krups coffee grinder with scale is discounted to $105 today. Now all you need is better coffee. — Will Price


Today on Gear Patrol

Here’s All the New Audio Gear That Sonos Just Announced

Here’s All the New Audio Gear That Sonos Just Announced

Sonos just announced three brand-new products, including its first ever portable Bluetooth speaker.

Bell & Ross’ New Watch Is Made for the City

Bell & Ross’ New Watch Is Made for the City

For a watch company that is already known for breaking the mold, Bell & Ross is at it again with their latest design.

Driving Jerry Seinfeld’s Mercedes-Benz E60 Renntech RS

Driving Jerry Seinfeld’s Mercedes-Benz E60 Renntech RS

22 years ago, Mercedes-Benz and Renntech joined forces to build a one-off car for Jerry Seinfeld. It’s just as special today as it was then.

Everything You Need to Know to Buy a Rolex Datejust

Everything You Need to Know to Buy a Rolex Datejust

The Rolex Datejust, in continious production since 1945, is one of the most popular watches in the world .

Six Products That Will Help You Up Your Grooming Game

Six Products That Will Help You Up Your Grooming Game

When it comes to personal grooming, finding the right fit can be tricky. These six products will help you get the upper hand on your personal grooming.

Upgrade Your Tailgating Game With These Awesome Items for Your Car

Upgrade Your Tailgating Game With These Awesome Items for Your Car

Football season is here, which means it’s also time for tailigating. Up your parking lot game with these handy vehicular add-ons.

More People Should Buy the Acura NSX

More People Should Buy the Acura NSX

Acura’s super sports car is a dynamic, entertaining speed machine with styling worthy of a supercar. So why is no one taking it home?

The 10 Awesome Cars That Owners Keep Longer Than Others

The 10 Awesome Cars That Owners Keep Longer Than Others

These are the cars owners can’t bear to part with. Some automotive icons round out the Top 10.

The 7 Best Workout Gloves, According to Personal Trainers

The 7 Best Workout Gloves, According to Personal Trainers

These expert-recommended options will help you max out at the gym.

10 Beers That Prove Women Are Killing the Beer Game

10 Beers That Prove Women Are Killing the Beer Game

Women are making some of the best brews in the country. Here’s your starter’s guide.

The 10 Best Keychains for Your EDC

The 10 Best Keychains for Your EDC

Ranging from $15 to $320.

This Is the Best Pilots Watch You Can Buy Right Now

This Is the Best Pilots Watch You Can Buy Right Now

Our Editor’s Pick for the best pilots watch you can buy right now is the Monta Skyquest watch.

Here’s Everything That’s Happening at Our Biggest Event of the Year

Here’s Everything That’s Happening at Our Biggest Event of the Year

We’re bringing Gear Patrol’s mission to life this September 27-28 at Classic Car Club Manhattan, and you’re invited to join us. Here’s what you get access to with a ticket to Stocked: A Product Culture…

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Today in Gear: A Performance-Enhancing Mattress, a Cheap Mechanical Dive Watch & More

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.


Leading an active and athletic life can take its toll on your body. There are plenty of ways to jumpstart your recovery and get you feeling your best, but a good night’s sleep is a sure way to make a difference. 

The Zoma Sports Mattress is a performance-enhancing sleep system designed to deliver enhanced rest and rejuvenation no matter how demanding your workouts are, so you can get up and get back at it. Using cutting-edge design and technology, Zoma facilitates faster muscle recovery, improved athletic performance, and deeper sleep through three distinct layers perfect for those individuals with active lifestyles. 

The mattress is wrapped in a soft, lightweight cover that wicks away heat and moisture, keeping you cool throughout the night. Inside, there is the Triangulex™ pain relief layer, engineered with hundreds of triangular segments grouped into targeted comfort zones designed to soothe aching muscles. It also reduces pain-causing pressure points by up to 49%. 

The second layer consists of Reactiv™ material that contours to your body and minimizes motion transfer. Lastly, Zoma features its high-density Support+ core to provide long-lasting durability. With these unique layers, you get the perfect blend of comfort, pressure-relief, responsiveness, and support — whether you’re a pro athlete or living an active life.

Each Zoma Sports Mattress comes with a 10-year full warranty and a 100-night, risk-free trial. Plus, get free shipping and save $100 off your purchase with the code GEARPATROL100.

New & Noteworthy Releases

Tracksmith’s Fall Gear Will Have You Itching to Run

Tracksmith’s Fall Gear Will Have You Itching to Run

Tracksmith takes its fall cue from the current training season, which is constantly a work in progress.

This Ultra-Popular Sous Vide Circulator Just Got Way, Way Better

This Ultra-Popular Sous Vide Circulator Just Got Way, Way Better

Anova’s Precision Cooker was already one of the two best sous vide circulators money could buy. Now it’s better in every way.

Subaru’s New WRX and STI May Arrive Next Year, But With a Controversial Change

Subaru’s New WRX and STI May Arrive Next Year, But With a Controversial Change

A rumor says Subaru will debut a new WRX in 2020. One change won’t be popular with manual transmission lovers.

A Knife Company Just Made the Ideal EDC Pen

A Knife Company Just Made the Ideal EDC Pen

The James Brand is best known for its sleek and minimalist pocket knives, but it just released its take on the compact pen.

Your Wardrobe Needs Filson’s Quintessential Western Shirt

Your Wardrobe Needs Filson’s Quintessential Western Shirt

Made with brushed 6.2-ounce cotton twill.

Carhartt WIP Updated These Classic Converse Sneakers

Carhartt WIP Updated These Classic Converse Sneakers

Available in Duck Brown or Camo Olive.

Christopher Nolan and Martin Scorsese Want Your TV to Stop Ruining Their Movies

Christopher Nolan and Martin Scorsese Want Your TV to Stop Ruining Their Movies

So they, along with the UHD Alliance and a host of other directors, have introduced Filmmaker’s Mode.

This Hamilton Watch Is the First of Its Kind

This Hamilton Watch Is the First of Its Kind

The Gear Patrol Special Edition watch is a go-anywhere, do-anything diver designed by Gear Patrol and produced by Hamilton. Available exclusively in the Gear Patrol Store.

A New Mercedes G-Wagen Is Expensive, So Check Out This Awesome Vintage One

A New Mercedes G-Wagen Is Expensive, So Check Out This Awesome Vintage One

The Mercedes G-Class SUV is spectacular, but so is its price tag. This vintage G-Class will give you the same handsome looks for a lot less.

Store Your Vinyl in Style

Store Your Vinyl in Style

Up to 100 LPs fit nicely into this exquisite record crate, handmade from locally sourced walnut and white oak. At the corners, masterful craftsmanship can be seen in the exposed dovetail joinery, which adds not…

An Affordable, Mechanical Dive Watch for About $300? Check This Out

An Affordable, Mechanical Dive Watch for About $300? Check This Out

Merlin is new microbrand is launching with a solid dive watch offering a ton of value, especially at early-bird pricing.


Fresh Deals

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Seiko Coutura Solar Chronograph
Save 36%: Right now, two slick versions of the sporty Seiko Coutura Solar Chronograph are on sale at Macy’s for 20% off: one with a black case finish and soft silicone strap, and the other in steel with a steel bracelet. But for Labor Day, you can take a further 20% off the reduced price by using the promo code “WKND” at check out. That brings both versions down by more than $175 from around $500 to just over $300. — Zen Love
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Topo Designs Summer Sale
Save 50% Through Labor Day, you can save up to 50 percent on a plethora of excellent Topo Designs goods. We’ve dragged the classic Y-Pack through Outdoor Retailer and countless weekend trips, always impressed with how much it carries. And we’d be remiss not to mention the handy accessory packs, which is also on sale in a handful of colors and sizes. And if you’ve been holding back on the constantly sold out Ultralight Jacket, now’s the best time to pick one up for $20 off. Whether you need a good pair of hiking pants, a new gym bag or an additional layer, we highly recommend checking out the Topo Designs website today. — Meg Lappe
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Adidas x Missoni Ultra Boost Clima Sneakers
Save $116: If you’re looking for a wildly cool sneaker, head over to End today.

Currently, you can pick up a pair of Adidas x Missoni Ultra Boost Clima sneakers on sale. The style features a Climacool Primeknit upper with Missoni’s iconic space-dying pattern, a sock-like collar and a co-branded tongue tag. And for additional visual interest, it has a mismatched 3-Stripes medial cage.

Function doesn’t suffer and the style has a knit heel cup, Torsion System, Boost midsole and Continental rubber outsole. Available in sizes 7 to 12, the silhouette comes in three colors and is now $116 cheaper than list price. So if you’re in the market for a new sneaker, don’t sleep on this — sizes will sell quickly. — John Zientek

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L.L.Bean Labor Day Sale
Save up to 76%: Since its founding in 1912 by Maine woodsman Leon Leonwood Bean, L.L.Bean has produced a number of products that have become so recognizable that they transcend the brand name. Most of these things are rooted in utility. Its first item, the Maine Hunting Shoe, became somewhat of a draft for the universal Bean Boot and its omnipresent canvas tote bags originally hauled ice and wood. That function-first ethos still exists in the newer things, like school backpacks and synthetic jackets, that the company produces today.

All of these things, and many, many more, are currently on sale through Labor Day for 70 percent off plus another 20 percent off after that with the discount code GREAT20. That math comes out to potential savings of 76 percent. Below are some of the things that we’re pulling out our wallets for. — Tanner Bowden

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Save up to 30%: If you’ve been waiting for a great sale to invest in a new guitar, now’s the time to act. Currently at Guitar Center, you can save up to 30 percent on a bunch of well-made instruments. Choose models from Fender, Gibson, Martin, Gretsch, Taylor and more, but act fast — the sale only goes through September 3. — John Zientek
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A Giant Labor Day Sale on Motorcycle Gear
Save Up to 60%: It’s that time, y’all: Summer is winding down, and the leaves will be falling soon enough. As such, RevZilla has seen fit to to let some prices fall with them. Although there’s an obvious downside to colder weather for motorcycle riders, there’s also an upside: gear, gear, gear. It’s the best time of year for riders who love gear. You can shop for jackets without sweating in the store. Boot shopping no longer requires the removal of sandals and a barefoot fit test. Autumn, it’s safe to say, is the best time for anyone who rides and wants to look good doing it.

There’re too many deals in this sale to post them all here, so we’ve gone through the list and picked a few of our favorites. But act fast: Some of these deals end as soon as Labor Day. — Peter Corn

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Polk Audio Command Bar
Save $100: Polk Audio’s Command Bar is one of the best entry-level soundbars available, and it’s on sale right now. The normally $300 soundbar (which comes with a wireless subwoofer) is $100 off if you shop at either Best Buy or Amazon. Part of its allure, other than improving your TV’s sound, is that Command Bar has built-in Amazon Alexa — similar to the Sonos Beam. This means you can use your voice to do things like raise or lower the TV volume, play music from Spotify or Pandora or control the smart home devices in the rest of your house, should you have any.
— Tucker Bowe


Today on Gear Patrol

Ford’s New Bronco Might Give the Jeep Wrangler a Run for Its Money

Ford’s New Bronco Might Give the Jeep Wrangler a Run for Its Money

Plus we finally know what the new Land Rover Defender looks like, our hot take on the Land Cruiser and more.

How to Make Perfect Coffee Three Ways, Plus Neo-Vintage Hiking Boots & More

How to Make Perfect Coffee Three Ways, Plus Neo-Vintage Hiking Boots & More

Pour-over, French press and drip coffee methods, Vasque’s all-new old hikers, a soon-to-be-released helmet and Samsung’s latest stylus phone.

The Best Hydration Packs of 2019

The Best Hydration Packs of 2019

Carry your water on your back and you’ll never be dehydrated again. Here are eight great ways to do so.

This Hamilton Watch Is the First of Its Kind

This Hamilton Watch Is the First of Its Kind

The Gear Patrol Special Edition watch is a go-anywhere, do-anything diver designed by Gear Patrol and produced by Hamilton. Available exclusively in the Gear Patrol Store.

The Complete Jeep Buying Guide: Every Model, Explained

The Complete Jeep Buying Guide: Every Model, Explained

Wrangler or Gladiator? Cherokee or Compass? This Jeep Buying Guide will tell you everything you need to know.

3 Mechanical Jump Hour Watches With Digital Displays

3 Mechanical Jump Hour Watches With Digital Displays

We found three cool vintage mechanical watches that each use digital displays for a unique look and super easy readability.

The Beer and Whiskey Experts Will Be Drinking This Labor Day

The Beer and Whiskey Experts Will Be Drinking This Labor Day

Whether you’re a beer or whiskey drinker, we’ve collected our favorite reads and guides for making your Labor Day weekend a bit smoother when it comes to figuring out what to drink.

Meet the Man Designing the Most Beautiful Pocket Knives We’ve Ever Seen

Meet the Man Designing the Most Beautiful Pocket Knives We’ve Ever Seen

Ryan Coulter of the James Brand talks about his first pocket knife, where a new knife design begins and what’s always in his pocket.

This Is Your Back-to-School Tech Gift Guide

This Is Your Back-to-School Tech Gift Guide

Not only will these gadgets see their fair share of use around campus, but they’ll be useful long after graduation as well.

This Affordable New Military Watch Is Even Better Than the Vintage Original

This Affordable New Military Watch Is Even Better Than the Vintage Original

Hamilton has hit a home run with the new Khaki Pilot Pioneer Mechanical, a killer recreation of the military W10 watch produced in the 1970s.

The Absolute Worst Trend in Automotive Design Today

The Absolute Worst Trend in Automotive Design Today

The most recent and most egregious design quirk that’s been quietly swelling in popularity is fake exhausts.

The 25 Beers You Need to Try Before You Die

The 25 Beers You Need to Try Before You Die

We asked a dozen masters of beer and brewing to name which beers every drinker should try at least once in their lifetime. How many have you tried?

If You Own an iPhone, Here’s How to Cut Your Monthly Bill In Half

If You Own an iPhone, Here’s How to Cut Your Monthly Bill In Half

Google’s cell phone service, Google Fi, now works with all new iPhones. It’s a great way to manage your data and cut the cost of your monthly cell phone bill.

Note: Purchasing products through our links may earn us a portion of the sale, which supports our editorial team’s mission. Learn more here.

Today in Gear: Snap Up These Better Fitting Dress Shirts, Gorgeous New Motorcycle Helmets & More

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.


Enro has been making top of the line dress shirts for 100 years. But, you’d be forgiven if you hadn’t run across the shirts yourself, because until recently you could only find these gems in men’s specialty stores. Now, Enro’s perfectly fitted shirts are available online through its own website. With serious quality construction, forever flat seams that will never pucker and high fiber count fabrics, Enro ensures a made-to-measure fit without the measuring. The new Dynamic Fit uses 14 points of measurement reference — for comparison, the industry standard is eight points of measurement — which means it is shaped better and as close to custom as you can get off the rack. You also don’t have to worry about heating up the iron, as all Enro shirts are made with its second-generation non-iron technology that will keep your shirt crisp right out of the washing machine. With plenty of patterns and fabrics to choose from, you will be sure to find a shirt or two that fits your style. Right now you can snap up two Enro shirts for 25 percent off, three for 30 percent and four for 35 percent — so why not fill the closet.

New & Noteworthy Releases

What’s It Like to Ride in Porsche’s All-Electric Tesla Fighter on a Race Track?

What’s It Like to Ride in Porsche’s All-Electric Tesla Fighter on a Race Track?

Even from the passenger’s seat, being tossed around a racetrack in Porche’s all-electric Taycan prototype reveals plenty about the highly-anticipated sedan.

Grand Seiko’s New Limited-Edition GMT Watch Is Icy Cool

Grand Seiko’s New Limited-Edition GMT Watch Is Icy Cool

The new Spring Drive SBGE249 watch from Grand Seiko expands on the cult popularity of the “Snowflake” with the addition of a GMT function.

The Surprising Secret Ingredient in the 2020 Olympic Medals

The Surprising Secret Ingredient in the 2020 Olympic Medals

The games will give new life to old tech.

This Is the Best Multi-Tool You Can Buy Right Now

This Is the Best Multi-Tool You Can Buy Right Now

Our Editor’s Pick for the best multi-tool you can buy right now is the Leatherman Free P2.

Drooling Over This Gorgeous New Motorcycle Helmet? Thank BMW

Drooling Over This Gorgeous New Motorcycle Helmet? Thank BMW

London-based Hedon is teaming up with BMW Motorrad for a line of new lids inspired by the classic colors of Beemers past and present.

The Perfect MacBook Pro Accessory for the On-the-Road Photographer

The Perfect MacBook Pro Accessory for the On-the-Road Photographer

The portable USB-C hub is designed to work with the latest MacBook Pros.


Fresh Deals

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Seiko Prospex PADI Diver
Save $185: Powered by the cal. V157 quartz movement, the PADI special edition features a 47mm case, Hardlex mineral crystal, date display, Lumibright-coated hands and markers, and a unidirectional rotating dive bezel. It’s water-resistant to 200m and features a screw-down crown and case back. Once fully charged, the power reserve on the V157 movement lasts roughly 10 months. If mechanical watches aren’t your thing, then this PADI special edition could be your water watch this summer. — Oren Hartov grey_placeholder

Persol Sunglasses
Save up to 71%: If you’ve been waiting to invest in an iconic pair of Persol sunglasses, Nordstrom Rack has a deal for you. Right now, you can save 71 percent on three different Italian-made Persols: the Aviator, the Round and the Sartoria models. Normally $350, these shades are now just $100 while supplies last. — John Zientek grey_placeholder

Marathon General Purpose Quartz
Save 20%: Right now, you can take 20% off the quartz-powered date version of the General Purpose field watch on Huckberry, which has been discounted from $400 down to $320. The General Purpose field watch features tritium tube illumination on the hands and a 34mm case. While this may sound small by modern standards, the watch wears extremely well and its 12mm depth offsets somewhat the smaller width. — Oren Hartov grey_placeholder

Naglev Unico Hiking Shoe
Save $57: A pair of handmade hiking boots can cost as much as $750, but right now there’s a pair made by a small Italian brand called Naglev available for $173, which is 25 percent off its regular price of $230. Before you discount that as small change, know that the shoe, called the Unico Hiker, is unlike any other hiking shoe available (it’s also on our list of the best hiking boots available).

Naglev is based in the Alps, where outdoor footwear was invented, and it created the Unico to function as a middle ground between a hiking boot and a trail running sneaker. It calls to mind approach shoes (sturdy, low-cut hiking shoes typically used by rock climbers who face long treks through technical terrain on the way to a climb), but it’s built much differently. The upper is made of one single piece of Kevlar fabric — yes, the same stuff used to make body armor — and its inside is lined with a sock-like wool liner. This construction creates a remarkably durable shoe that’s unexpectedly comfortable, and entirely unique. — Tanner Bowden



Adirondack Chairs
Save 54%: On July 18, 1905, summer porch-sitting royalty was born. Officially invented by one Harry Bunnell, the Adirondack chair was described at the time as “a new and useful Improvement in Chairs” in its patent. The improvement was Bunnell’s want to be relaxed as hell.

The chair was designed to require the sitter to lean back, kick their feet up and made it intentionally challenging to remove themselves from the seat. More than 100 years later, Bunnell’s chair still kicks ass. Today on Sierra Trading Post, get Aspen Brand’s collapsible take on it for 54 percent off the sticker price. — Will Price

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Orient Ray II Dive Watch
Save 60%: Legible, water-resistant to 200m, topped with a mineral crystal, and packing an automatic movement with 40 hours of power reserve, the Orient Ray II is a handsome and highly wearable diver with a 41.5mm case. Its retail price of $335 is a pretty good value to begin with. But right now, you can get it on a bracelet with choices of dial colors for just $129. There are also options on a rubber strap for $5 less and a very cool all-black version for just $35 more. — Oren Hartov

Bell Race Star Helmets
Save Up to 50%: Bell’s Race Star helmet is a dynamite motorcycle lid for anyone who plans on hitting the track or back roads with verve. (Or at least wants other riders to think they’re hitting the pavement with verve.) Made with a carbon fiber 3K Carbon Shell to minimize weight, the Race Star doesn’t sacrifice offers protection at the altar of lightness; it meets or goes beyond Snell M2015 and DOT certifications, and packs a three-layer Flex Impact Liner to deal with crashes at any speeds. It’s been tested in wind tunnels to make sure the air flows over it with minimal fuss, while the Panovision viewport offers better visibility in all directions compared with Bell helmets past. And, of course, it just looks sweet.

Right now, thanks to a closeout deal over at Revzilla, you can pick up several variants of the Bell Race Star for massive savings — as much as 50 percent off on certain models. But there is, however, a catch: These sales are only available on small and extra-small helmets. If you need a bigger lid, you’ll probably want to look elsewhere; but if you’re cursed/blessed with a tiny head, well, today’s your lucky day. — Will Sabel Courtney

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Outerknown Clothing and Accessories
Save up to 60%: California-based clothing brand Outerknown makes some of our favorite wardrobe staples. Its laid back threads are easy to integrate into your daily wardrobe and will quickly become the first things you reach for in the morning. Now during the brand’s Summer Sale, you can save up to 60 percent on a huge selection of clothing. Pick from shirts, pants, shorts and more — deals start at just $9. — John Zientek

Lululemon Sale
Save 20%: Lululemon made too many shorts, tees, tanks and a plethora of other gym-approved apparel, so that means it’s time for a sale. All of the best gym and running shorts of 2019 are up to 20 percent off. T.H.E. Short is our favorite for training and CrossFit, while shorter lengths (think 5- or 7-inch) are ideal for summer runs. And if you’re more of a gym workout guy, specifically Barry’s Bootcamp, be sure to check out the special collection the team launched this week sold at Barry’s. You can stock up on tanks and shorts that are perfect for running and lifting weights. Shop the sale and the new gear today. — Meg Lappe

Bestech BG06 Kendo G-10 Series Knife Sale
Save 40%: Right now, you can grab this Japanese-inspired knife for just $39. The Bestech BG06 Kendo G-10 series is down $26 from its original $65. With a D2 tool steel blade and a tanto blade style, it’s like having a small Japanese sword in your pocket. A ball bearing system makes for a satisfying opening when you press on the flipper. The smooth non-slip handle comes in three colors: black, green or beige. You can shop the knife at Drop.com today and make this mini-sword your EDC— Meg Lappe


Today on Gear Patrol

You’re Smoking Meat All Wrong (Yes, You)

You’re Smoking Meat All Wrong (Yes, You)

Contrary to what your dad told you, more smoke does not mean better barbeque.

These 5 Tour de France Lessons Can Help You Ride Faster Today

These 5 Tour de France Lessons Can Help You Ride Faster Today

Even if you aren’t a super fan, there’s a lot we can all learn from the gear and nutrition pro riders use.

This Navy SEAL-Inspired Home Gym Delivers Huge Gains in a Small Package

This Navy SEAL-Inspired Home Gym Delivers Huge Gains in a Small Package

But does it work in an NYC apartment?

Aether Apparel Divide Motorcycle Touring Gear Review: Style for the Long Haul

Aether Apparel Divide Motorcycle Touring Gear Review: Style for the Long Haul

Aether’s new jacket and pants bring undertstated style to the motorcycle touring world.

The $200 Headphones That Punch Way Above Their Weight

The $200 Headphones That Punch Way Above Their Weight

If you want audiophile-grade headphones that work well with your smartphone and don’t need a separate headphone amplifier — get these.

Note: Purchasing products through our links may earn us a portion of the sale, which supports our editorial team’s mission. Learn more here.

Today In Gear: Revolutionary Adidas Runners, a Stranger Things Bike & More

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.


New & Noteworthy Releases

How to Score One of Maker’s Mark’s Rarest Bourbon Whiskeys

How to Score One of Maker’s Mark’s Rarest Bourbon Whiskeys

A juiced-up version of Maker’s Mark sweet, easy-drinking whiskey provides a very good excuse to visit Loretto, Kentucky.

These Revolutionary New Adidas Runners Will Rock Your World With 20,000 Struts

These Revolutionary New Adidas Runners Will Rock Your World With 20,000 Struts

Bring a fat wallet for this pricy but powerful pair of kicks.

Apple Had Some Crazy Ideas About the Car of the Future

Apple Had Some Crazy Ideas About the Car of the Future

Jony Ive’s Apple Car design concept was so groundbreaking, it didn’t even have a steering wheel.

This Affordable Swiss Automatic Watch Perfectly Balances Dressy & Sporty

This Affordable Swiss Automatic Watch Perfectly Balances Dressy & Sporty

The new Mido Commander Big Date 60th Anniversary watch celebrates the 1959 watch with an interesting complication and punchy highlights.

New Balance’s First Sneakers with 3D-Printed Heels Are Already Sold Out

New Balance’s First Sneakers with 3D-Printed Heels Are Already Sold Out

A heel made from durable, high-rebound photopolymer resin.

This Vintage Honda Motorcycle Could Be Your Ticket to Cheap Off-Road Bliss

This Vintage Honda Motorcycle Could Be Your Ticket to Cheap Off-Road Bliss

30 years on, the Africa Twin’s combination of friendliness, durability and capability remains legendary. And now you can snap one up at auction.

This German Brand Just Debuted an Awesome New Minimalist Watch

This German Brand Just Debuted an Awesome New Minimalist Watch

The Defakto Transit Standard is an exercise in restraint, featuring a dial devoid of ornamentation and a case measuring less than 10mm thick.


Fresh Deals



Cheap Patio Furniture
Save Up to 50%: Now that summer is upon us, back porches and patios are at a premium. Anyone whose residence possesses either is instantly a meeting ground for friends and family. Thus, if you have one but don’t have the seating to accommodate, you’re SOL. And that’s exactly what this very summer Ebay sale for. In it, you’ll find a multitude of already-cheap outdoor furniture discounted from 20 to 50 percent. And, as with all Ebay sales, there’s a lot to sift through (some $58 Adirondack chairs are a good place to start). If you’re in need of seating, tables, hammocks and fire pits on the cheap, you could do much worse. — Will Price grey_placeholder

Fender Guitars
Save up to 30%: Now through July 4th, you can save up to 30 percent on a bunch of Fender guitars at Guitar Center. For the 4th of July Sale, the retailer discounted some iconic guitars including Stratocasters, Telecasters, Jaguars and more. If you’ve been waiting to pick up an affordable axe with player-focused features, this is your chance.

Save $100 on a black Special Edition Standard Strat. The alder-body guitar has a Modern ‘C’ neck profile, a maple fretboard, a Fender Synchronized Tremolo and aged-white knobs. Or if you’re a Tele lover, pick up a Special Edition Standard Tele loaded with a pair of humbucking pickups for $100 off. For fans of offset guitars, a Special Edition Standard Jaguar is also on sale; The instrument comes in a Surf Pearl finish (an homage to the Jaguar’s early days) and has an alder body, a 22-fret maple neck and a Pau Ferro fingerboard. — John Zientek

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Everything You Need for More Comfortable Camping Is on Sale Right Now
Save up to 40%: If you camp close to your car more often than miles up a trail, you can bring bigger and more comfortable gear. This stuff emphasizes comfort, from a tent that you can stand in to a portable fire pit. — Tanner Bowden grey_placeholder

Sonos Playbar
Save $150: Sonos is selling refurbished models of its Playbar, the company’s biggest and best-sounding soundbar, for $150 off. The normally $699 soundbar can be bought for $549 right now on Sonos’s website. — Tucker Bowe grey_placeholder

Red Wing Pecos Boots
Save 44%: Red Wing made a name for itself building work boots for farmers and factory employees in the Upper Midwest, but the company also had an office in Dallas that opened in the early 1920s. To serve the Texas market — where men preferred pull-on riding boots — Red Wing developed its own version of this style in the ’30s. By the ’50s, it had refined the style and given it the name of a small Texas town: Pecos. And while the boots were developed in the rugged West, they quickly became a favorite across the country due to their simple silhouette, comfortable fit and field-tested durability.

Now at Nordstrom Rack, you can save 44 percent on a pair of iconic Red Wing Pecos boots. The pull-on style is modeled on a roper boot with a shorter heel, designed to handle a day of walking. Available in both Sand and Olive rough-out leather, the hard-wearing style will serve you for years to come — and now it costs as little as $180. — John Zientek

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Case Knives Mini Trapper Pocket Knife
Save 36%: It might be hard to imagine that a small, simple pocket knife like Case’s Mini Trapper could be collectible — especially when you can find other similar blades adorned with gems and bone — but it’s true. That’s thanks to Case Knives’s century-plus long history of crafting in the United States, as well as its orderly system of stamping each of its knives with a logo accompanied by small dots and Xs that denote the year in which it was produced. It’s a subtle detail that adds an element of time to a favorite blade and, for those with a mind to collect, a way to tell the difference between two knives born decades apart.

Just starting your Case Knives collection? The Mini Trapper, a model that’s characterized by two blades that are both under three inches in length, one a clip point and the other a spey point, is on sale at Huckberry with a synthetic yellow handle for 36 percent off, which brings it down to just $32. — Tanner Bowden

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UE Wonderboom 2
Save $20: Ultimate Ears released the Wonderboom 2, its smallest portable Bluetooth speaker, just a few weeks ago — and it’s already on sale. Normally $100, you can snag one from Best Buy or Amazon in a variety of different colors for just $80. It’s a pretty good deal considering the fact that some publications, such as 9to5Toys, have called the Wonderboom 2 “this summer’s best Bluetooth speaker.” — Tucker Bowe | grey_placeholder

High-End Sunglasses
Save 50%: Mr Porter consistently deals out some of the best stuff money can buy, from handmade footwear to fine Italian knits to ultra-limited pieces from the world’s top designers. Today you can get some of the best sunglasses on the market for 50 percent less than their usual cost, putting them in the same price range as the old beater shades you’ve had knocking around in your glovebox. If you want to upgrade to a pair of shades from Brioni, Cutler and Gross or Native Sons, your number’s being called — check out our picks below, or shop all Mr Porter’s sale eyewear to find your perfect pair. — John Zientek grey_placeholder

Timex X Todd Snyder Blackjack Watch
Save Almost 30%: We were enthusiastic about the “Blackjack” watch when it first debuted, but in case you need a refresher, this is a sleek, automotive-inspired timepiece with cool “roulette wheel” dial done up in black and white, a black-finished case, 50m of water resistance, a quartz movement and a black Nato strap. The watch generally retails for only $138, but right now, you can nab it for just $99. — Oren Hartov grey_placeholder

Seiko SNN241 Chronograph Watch
Save 54%: Get the Seiko SNN241 chronograph for just $99. Featuring a 42.6mm steel case with Japanese quartz movement and 100m of water resistance, it’s a great everyday wearer for the summer — just don’t try to to take it diving. — Oren Hartov


Insane Sale on Motorcycle Helmets Is Still Going On
Save Up to 50%: The gear you wear when you ride can literally save your skin, so it’s worth investing a little extra to make sure you’re protected as well as possible. Right now over at Revzilla, there’s an insane sale on top-of-the-line motorcycle helmets. You can save up to $700 on select top-tier motorcycle helmets from brands like AGV, Bell and Schuberth. If you’ve always wanted the performance and protection from one of the best motorcycle helmets available today (and really, why wouldn’t you want that?), now’s your chance to save a few hundred dollars and upgrade your lid. — Bryan Campbell


Today on Gear Patrol

We Go Off-Roading in the All-New Jeep Gladiator Overland Pickup

We Go Off-Roading in the All-New Jeep Gladiator Overland Pickup

Will Sabel Courtney goes off-road in the all-new Jeep Gladiator; Tucker Bowe extolls the virtues of Naim’s $1,600 all-in-one speaker; Will Price introduces us to booze from New Riff Distilling; and Josh Condon reveals Issue…

5 Protein Powders Top Fitness Trainers Swear By

5 Protein Powders Top Fitness Trainers Swear By

Protein powder is crucial for recovery — take a hint from these experts.

2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe Review: Cutting the Right Corners

2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe Review: Cutting the Right Corners

Porsche’s newest crossover may stretch the definition of “coupe,” but don’t hold that against it.

The 10 Most Expensive Headphones That Are Actually Worth Buying

The 10 Most Expensive Headphones That Are Actually Worth Buying

With so many expensive headphones flooding the market, how do you know which pair makes sense for you?

These Are the Best Bourbon Whiskeys of the Year, According to More than 40 Judges

These Are the Best Bourbon Whiskeys of the Year, According to More than 40 Judges

Every year, a team of more than 40 spirits experts tries, compares and ultimately judges hundreds of bourbon whiskeys. These are their picks for 2019.

Note: Purchasing products through our links may earn us a portion of the sale, which supports our editorial team’s mission. Learn more here.

Today in Gear: Urban Armor Gear’s Rugged Apple Watch Strap, How to Talk Bourbon & Much More

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.


Urban Armor Gear makes some of the sturdiest protective cases and accessories on the market to meet the demands of an active lifestyle. The rugged and innovative designs allow modern wanderers, outdoor enthusiasts, athletes and world travelers to always keep what they need — a phone, a tablet, even a laptop — with them through just about any scenario.

The latest evolution of that dedication to ruggedness is UAG’s Active Strap for the Apple Watch. This is an elevated NATO-style strap made from a high-strength nylon weave that can be fitted to any generation of the Apple Watch. It features custom stainless steel hardware, a hook and loop fastener for outstanding security, and a one-year warranty. No matter how high, low or far you’re going, you can rest assured the Active Strap is up for the challenge.

New & Noteworthy Releases

This Is the Motorcycle Harley-Davidson Should Be Building

This Is the Motorcycle Harley-Davidson Should Be Building

The Luxemburg-based Blacktrack Motors is showing Milwaukee how it’s done with its new BT-03 cafe racer.

Skip Ultralight and Get This Massive Sleeping Pad Instead

Skip Ultralight and Get This Massive Sleeping Pad Instead

Most camping companies are making gear smaller and lighter, but Nemo Equipment’s Roamer sleeping pad is big, and that’s a good thing.

Two of Our Favorite Brands Team Up on These Summer-Worthy Sandals

Two of Our Favorite Brands Team Up on These Summer-Worthy Sandals

The teams at Outdoor Voices and Teva partnered on a pair of colorful sandals that you’ll want to live in come Memorial Day.

This Is the Ideal Affordable Beach Watch for This Summer

This Is the Ideal Affordable Beach Watch for This Summer

Nixon’s latest surfing-inspired watch is affordable and fun, perfect for casual wear and beachy frollicking — or even catching waves.

Everlane Raises the Bar on Travel Pants

Everlane Raises the Bar on Travel Pants

Get prepared for the muggy months with these incredibly lightweight travel pants from one of our favorite brands.

The Most Iconic Lamborghini Was Perfectly Restored And It’s Gorgeous

The Most Iconic Lamborghini Was Perfectly Restored And It’s Gorgeous

Lamborghini’s in-house heritage division, certified and restored the original orange Miura P400 used in the opening scene of one of the most iconic films of the ’60s.

A Knife Company and a Watch Company Teamed Up On This Blacked Out, Tactical Watch

A Knife Company and a Watch Company Teamed Up On This Blacked Out, Tactical Watch

Seattle-based Ares has partnered with SOG Knives on a special edition of the DIVER 1, a tool watch made for professionals.

Master & Dynamic Unveils Its First-Ever Noise-Canceling Headphones

Master & Dynamic Unveils Its First-Ever Noise-Canceling Headphones

The MW65 are Master & Dynamic’s first active noise-canceling headphones.

This Is the Fixed-Blade Knife to Make You Want a Fixed-Blade Knife

This Is the Fixed-Blade Knife to Make You Want a Fixed-Blade Knife

The James Brand’s newest knife is its first fixed blade.


Fresh Deals



Kryptonite Kryptolok Mini 7 Bike Lock Sale
Save 40%: Aptly named, the Kryptonite Kryptolok Mini-7 with Front WheelBoltz is down from $33 to $20 today. No matter what city or town you bike in, it’s necessary to make sure your bike is safe from anyone who wants to get at it and buy a proper bike lock. The sleek black and silver vinyl-coated u-lock allows you to bike anywhere and attach your bike to the nearest pole and head to work, a class or a coffee meeting. With two stainless-steel keys, we recommend you keep one on your key ring and another in a safe spot (like your desk drawer or lock box at home), so you keep them separate in case one goes missing. Pick up one of these locks today for 40 percent off. — Meg Lappe

Italian-Made Tom Ford Sunglasses
Save 65%: Tom Ford makes some of the most tasteful luxury clothing and accessories available. As you’d expect with a reputation like that, the price point on everything from his shirts to sweaters to suits is sky high. Unsurprisingly, the brand’s sunglasses are something of a cult favorite and feature elegant curves and distinctive hinge detailing. Right now at Nordstrom Rack, you can save up to 65 percent on a few different Italian-made styles. Normally priced at over $400, these frames won’t cost more than a pair of traditional Ray-Bans while supplies last. — John Zientek


Orient Ray II Diver
Save 60%: With the Mako II, you get the new and improved Orient F6922 automatic movement with hand-winding capability and hacking seconds, a precise 120-click bezel, a mineral crystal, a 41.5mm stainless steel case, a stainless steel bracelet and 200m of water resistance. Available in three variations, this is a ton of value in a $325 watch, but right now you cab nab the Mako II on Drop for the almost laughably low price of $130. — Oren Hartov


Brooks Brothers Shirts and Polos
Save 40%: It’s easy to stick with plain white or blue shirts through the summer — they’re versatile and pretty fool-proof in terms of dressing up or dressing down. But in case you’re ready to freshen up your options, Brooks Brothers shirts and polos are up to 40 percent off right now at Nordstrom Rack. Choose from a selection of sturdy plaids, solid-color Oxfords and pique cotton polos in a variety of colors, and treat yourself to a hit of quality at a price that’s hard to argue with.
— Andy Frakes

Patagonia Nine Trails Backpack
Save 55%: While some hiking backpacks cram as many functions into as few liters as possible, others opt for the opposite tack: achieve utility through minimalism. This was precisely what Patagonia strove for in its Nine Trails packs, which launched last spring, and the company (as usual) landed its mark.

Instead of multiple compartments and various access points, the Nine Trails backpack has one spacious main compartment that’s accessed through a large U-shaped zipper. On the exterior are multiple stretchy sleeve-style pockets for storing items that need to be accessed routinely on the trail, like extra layers, water bottles and snacks. That’s essentially it, and the backpack is a success because of that simplicity (it’s one of our favorite daypacks for hiking). The bag isn’t without a couple of extras though — there are small zippered stash pockets inside, on the top and on the hipbelt, and a hydration sleeve with a port for the hose.

Compared to other hiking bags in Patagonia’s line, the Nine Trails is still new, but as long as you don’t mind last season’s colors — Classic Red and Sprouted Green — you can find the bag on sale for up to 55 percent off at Backcountry in both 20- and 28-liter capacities. — Tanner Bowden


Today on Gear Patrol

How to Talk Bourbon: 11 Slang Terms Every Wannabe Expert Should Know

How to Talk Bourbon: 11 Slang Terms Every Wannabe Expert Should Know

Our guide to bourbon terms covers everything you need to know to sound like a bourbon bro.

5 Flower Deliveries That Will Still Arrive In Time for Mother’s Day

5 Flower Deliveries That Will Still Arrive In Time for Mother’s Day

The best ways to order flowers online for Mother’s Day with same-day delivery, quick and easy service, transparent pricing and beautiful bouquets.

How the Ultimate Analog Music Player Is Making a Comeback

How the Ultimate Analog Music Player Is Making a Comeback

Reel-to-reel tape machines provide stellar quality, stunning looks and a direct connection to how music is made in the studio. No wonder hardcore audio geeks are rediscovering the tale of the tape.

The 6 Best Electric Shavers of 2019

The 6 Best Electric Shavers of 2019

From Wahl, Panasonic, Braun and more.

2019 Jeep Compass Review: The Cheap, Unsung Hero of the Lineup

2019 Jeep Compass Review: The Cheap, Unsung Hero of the Lineup

The Jeep Compass offers Jeep looks and capability at a bargain price point and it’s a better overall package than the Renegade or the Cherokee.

Kind of Obsessed: I Found the Perfect CrossFit Sneakers and I’m Never Looking Back

Kind of Obsessed: I Found the Perfect CrossFit Sneakers and I’m Never Looking Back

These CrossFit shoes have surprised me with every deadlift and KB swing.

This Unconventional Watch Brought a Historic German Brand Back to Life

This Unconventional Watch Brought a Historic German Brand Back to Life

This is the story of the most important watch for A. Lange & Söhne, one of the most celebrated brand’s in modern luxury watchmaking.

The 60+ Best Mother’s Day Gifts of 2019

The 60+ Best Mother’s Day Gifts of 2019

Shopping for the perfect Mother’s Day gift may not be as easy as shopping for yourself, but it doesn’t have to be wildly complicated either.

Note: Purchasing products through our links may earn us a portion of the sale, which supports our editorial team’s mission. Learn more here.

A Look Back at the New Gear We Discovered This Week: June 25-29, 2018

Good morning, and welcome to the latest edition of This Week in Gear — your single-shot serving of an entire week’s worth of the best new gear pulled from our weekday editions of Today in Gear. Bookmark it to peruse over a cup of coffee or before you soak up the last of your weekend freedom, then start your Monday completely up to speed. Here’s to another fantastic week.

Nixon’s Durable New Watch Is the Go-To of Pro Surfers

Nixon’s Durable New Watch Is the Go-To of Pro Surfers

With tide information from over 500 beaches around the world, it’s time to hang ten.

This Is the Only Utility Knife You’ll Ever Need

This Is the Only Utility Knife You’ll Ever Need

If anyone is going to update a classic utility tool, it better be the lauded creator himself.

This Might Be the Most Badass Dog Leash Ever Made

This Might Be the Most Badass Dog Leash Ever Made

The Lifetime Leash from Atlas Pet Company ensures you and your dog go on longer, better and safer walks – whether those walks take place in the neighborhood or climbing a mountain.

Breathe New Life Into Your Watch With These High-End Leather Straps

Breathe New Life Into Your Watch With These High-End Leather Straps

Made from calfskin sourced from the best French and Italian tanneries.

The All-New Ford Ranger Raptor Looks Insanely Good Off-Road

The All-New Ford Ranger Raptor Looks Insanely Good Off-Road

As of now, a US-bound Ranger Raptor is still undecided. But if the excitement over this promo video is anything to go by, Ford would be insane to hold back from the American market.

Designing the Perfect Engagement Ring Online Is Easy (and Cheaper Than Going to a Store)

Designing the Perfect Engagement Ring Online Is Easy (and Cheaper Than Going to a Store)

Buying online is actually 50-percent cheaper than going to a traditional store.

Why Hibiki’s New Blend Is a Bad Omen for Japanese Whisky

Why Hibiki’s New Blend Is a Bad Omen for Japanese Whisky

Japanese whisky may have gotten too hot.

The Most Versatile Home Security Camera You Can Buy?

The Most Versatile Home Security Camera You Can Buy?

It comes integrated with Alexa so you can ask it questions and stream music the same way you would with an Amazon Echo.

The Most Iconic Triumph of All Time Is Coming Out of Hiding

The Most Iconic Triumph of All Time Is Coming Out of Hiding

You have the rare chance to see one of the actual 1962 Triumph 650cc TR6Rs from The Great Escape.

This Beautiful Pocket Knife Is Invisibly Innovative

This Beautiful Pocket Knife Is Invisibly Innovative

Grovemade’s new Titanium Minimalist Knife is inspired by traditional Japanese blades. At its core is a unique and innovative feature that will go unseen by the untrained eye, and that’s by design.

This Super Pretty Headphone Amp Is Perfect for Audiophiles

This Super Pretty Headphone Amp Is Perfect for Audiophiles

The 3ES is compatible with high-end electrostatic headphones, by the likes of HiFiMan, Stax and MrSpeakers.

Toyota’s Alternative to Rolls-Royce Has the Best Seats In the Industry. Here’s Why

Toyota’s Alternative to Rolls-Royce Has the Best Seats In the Industry. Here’s Why

Unfortunately, you can’t get in the US, but we’ve got a solution.

This Titanium Chronograph Celebrates 70 Years of an Iconic Carmaker

This Titanium Chronograph Celebrates 70 Years of an Iconic Carmaker

It’ll be super limited, though, with just 70 pieces coming to the US.

The Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Is Hyper-Aggressive, Will Scare Supercars and Take Their Lunch Money

The Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Is Hyper-Aggressive, Will Scare Supercars and Take Their Lunch Money

The 5.5-liter unit conjures 715 horsepower and 664 lb-ft of torque, which is capable of sending the DBS Superleggera maxes out at a somewhat nutty 211 mph. It’ll hit 62 mph/100 kmh in 3.4 seconds.

Oris Completely Over-Engineered Its Biggest, Baddest Dive Watch

Oris Completely Over-Engineered Its Biggest, Baddest Dive Watch

This titanium beast can tell time in two different time zones all the way down to 1,000 meters.

One of the Year’s Best New Pocket Knives Is Finally Available

One of the Year’s Best New Pocket Knives Is Finally Available

If you’re looking for a new high-end EDC folding knife, this is the one to get.

Interested in Fly Fishing? This Is the Rod to Get You Started

Interested in Fly Fishing? This Is the Rod to Get You Started

Getting into a new hobby can be daunting – especially one like fly fishing, which requires an exhaustive list of specific gear. A new company, Reyr Gear, is simplifying the process with its super-packable and…

Todd Snyder Teams Up With New Balance to Make a Cocktail-Inspired Summer Sneaker

Todd Snyder Teams Up With New Balance to Make a Cocktail-Inspired Summer Sneaker

Made in the United States from high-end materials like Horween leather.

This Japanese Pocket Knife is Tiny, Tough and Beautiful

This Japanese Pocket Knife is Tiny, Tough and Beautiful

Seiichi Nakamura does away with Japanese minimalism with his newest, lightest pocket folder.

The New Chevy Blazer Is an Embarrassment Compared to This Stunning 1972 Example

The New Chevy Blazer Is an Embarrassment Compared to This Stunning 1972 Example

To put Chevy’s recent announcement into perspective, imagine if GM decided to slap the Camaro name on a high-riding, jelly bean-shaped misguided hatchback.

This App Is Basically the Ultimate Productivity Tool

This App Is Basically the Ultimate Productivity Tool

Gear Patrol readers get an exclusive discount to try it out.

These American-Made Whiskey Glasses Are Molded from Actual Oak

These American-Made Whiskey Glasses Are Molded from Actual Oak

They call back to how whiskey is made.

This $35 Accessory Lets You Turn Your Tablet Into a $160 Smart Speaker

This $35 Accessory Lets You Turn Your Tablet Into a $160 Smart Speaker

The Amazon Echo Show used to cost $230, and now this charging dock can make your tablet function just like it.

Designed with the Military in Mind, This Cooler Can Take on Pretty Much Anything

Designed with the Military in Mind, This Cooler Can Take on Pretty Much Anything

A rotomolded cooler that actually has a feature to accommodate a parachute landing.

Why This New Parka Makes Good Summer Outerwear

Why This New Parka Makes Good Summer Outerwear

Parkas are a cold weather apparel staple, but do they make sense to wear during the summer too? Outlier just released a new one that has us questioning the matter.

Panerai’s Iconic Dive Watch Uses a Cutting-Edge Case Material

Panerai’s Iconic Dive Watch Uses a Cutting-Edge Case Material

Called Carbotech, it’s extremely strong — yet lighter than ceramic or titanium.

This App Helps Photographers Take the Perfect Landscape Photo

This App Helps Photographers Take the Perfect Landscape Photo

The app factors in things like weather, time, elevation, the moon and sun cycle, and then helps the photographer plan for the perfect photo.

MasterCraft’s New Boat Will Let You Surf Anywhere

MasterCraft’s New Boat Will Let You Surf Anywhere

The newest boat from MasterCraft is the perfect way to hone in on your surfing skills, even if the lake is flat.

Adventure E-Bikes Are Here, and This One Looks Awesome

Adventure E-Bikes Are Here, and This One Looks Awesome

E-bikes are gaining in popularity, and Swiss bike maker BMC is capitalizing on the trend and combining it with one other movement: adventure riding. Meet the Alpenchallenge AMP Cross.

Sony’s Super-Telephoto Lens Is the Ultimate Weapon for Wildlife Photographers

Sony’s Super-Telephoto Lens Is the Ultimate Weapon for Wildlife Photographers

It’s also the world’s lightest 400mm f/2.8 prime lens.

4 Grill Upgrades You Need for the Fourth of July, All Under $50

4 Grill Upgrades You Need for the Fourth of July, All Under $50

Upgrading your grilling setup just in very easy and very cheap.

The 12 Best Cigars to Smoke in 2018

The 12 Best Cigars to Smoke in 2018

To novices, smoking a cigar can be more intimidating than fun. We’re here to help.

The 9 Backyard Games You’ll Find Us Playing This Summer

The 9 Backyard Games You’ll Find Us Playing This Summer

Here at Gear Patrol, we take summer seriously — from barbeques to yard games. Here are our top ways to get competitive with anyone who’s down to play.

The 16 Best Running Shorts of 2018 for Every Type of Runner

The 16 Best Running Shorts of 2018 for Every Type of Runner

Whether you’re looking for split shorts, 5″ or longer than 7″, we have you covered.

4 Grill Upgrades You Need for the Fourth of July, All Under $50

4 Grill Upgrades You Need for the Fourth of July, All Under $50

Upgrading your grilling setup just in very easy and very cheap.

The Best Outdoor Furniture for Your Patio, Balcony or Backyard

The Best Outdoor Furniture for Your Patio, Balcony or Backyard

From Ikea to Herman Miller, this is your survey of the best outdoor and patio furniture at every price point.

The Cars We Love — Even Though Everyone Else Hates Them

The Cars We Love — Even Though Everyone Else Hates Them

When the whole world is hurling hate at the terrible car you love, stand your ground.

These Are the Best Board Shorts Money Can Buy

These Are the Best Board Shorts Money Can Buy

Designed by 11-time surfing world champion Kelly Slater.

The Best Waterproof Bluetooth Speakers for Any Budget

The Best Waterproof Bluetooth Speakers for Any Budget

Looking for a portable speaker to take to the beach, park or backyard barbecue?

The 5 Best Sandals for Men, According to Style Experts

The 5 Best Sandals for Men, According to Style Experts

We asked five of menswear’s best to name their favorite pairs of sandals.

15 of the Worst Used Cars to Buy From 2007-2017

15 of the Worst Used Cars to Buy From 2007-2017

If you’re currently shopping for a used car, this is a good place to find the cars you don’t want.

The 6 Most Stylish Cycling Socks of 2018

The 6 Most Stylish Cycling Socks of 2018

Whether you’re a weekend warrior or a die hard road cyclist, these six socks are sure to make you stand out from the crowd.

8 White Sneakers to Wear All Summer Long

8 White Sneakers to Wear All Summer Long

Temperatures are rising, leisure levels are increasing. If there was ever a time for some great summer sneakers, it’s now.

Review: You’ve Never Listened to Headphones Like These Before

Review: You’ve Never Listened to Headphones Like These Before

The Audeara A-01 headphones give you a hearing test and then custom-tune the audio so that it sounds perfect for you.

The 2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia and Stelvio Quadrifoglio Offer Ferrari Performance for Audi Money

The 2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia and Stelvio Quadrifoglio Offer Ferrari Performance for Audi Money

In some small ways new for 2019, the high-performance versions of Alfa Romeo’s Giulia and Stelvio are wicked fun. If you haven’t considered buying one — or even driving one — you should.

Sonos Beam Review: The Perfect Entry-Level Soundbar, for Most People

Sonos Beam Review: The Perfect Entry-Level Soundbar, for Most People

It combines a smart speaker with TV control, plus the terrific multiroom sound that Sonos is revered for.

Dyson Pure Cool Review: Can Dyson’s Newest Fan Solve Your Allergy Problems?

Dyson Pure Cool Review: Can Dyson’s Newest Fan Solve Your Allergy Problems?

Dyson’s Pure Cool fan and filter is like many Dyson products — expensive, badass and possibly superlative.

Today in Gear: Oris’s New Pilot’s Watch, Snow Peak’s Exclusive Retro Apparel Drop and More

We’ve made some new adjustments to Today in Gear, including a new publishing time of 4 p.m. in order to capture all the day’s new stories. Comments or concerns? We’d love to hear from you at tig@gearpatrol.com.


Oris Big Crown Pointer
In 1938, Oris first developed its pointer date and put it into a pilot’s watch. The complication indicated the day of the month, with a hand pointed to the day at the edge of the dial and offered up additional functionality to the wearer back when dates were not as ubiquitous on watches as they are today. The configuration has been an Oris favorite since and continues on in the brand’s latest aviation-inspired watch 80 years later.
The new Big Crown Pointer Date does not stray far from that original formula. It features brilliant ’30s-inspired design details like “cathedral” hands, a coin-edge bezel and sharp, printed Arabic numerals done in a legible, old-school font. The watch is still designed with modern tastes in mind, though, and as such comes in a great, mid-size 40mm case with a tastefully stylish light blue dial. Inside ticks away an Oris-tuned Sellita SW 200-1, an affordable and reliable automatic. As such, the Big Crown Pointer Date is still an exceptionally-priced watch, retailing for just $1,600.

New & Noteworthy Releases

Three New Running Shoes to Check Out This Week

Three New Running Shoes to Check Out This Week

Hoka One One, Nike and On Running all dropped new kicks this week — here’s what you need to know.

Amazon Finally Launches Prime Wardrobe, Its New Try-Before-You-Buy Style Service

Amazon Finally Launches Prime Wardrobe, Its New Try-Before-You-Buy Style Service

This might be the easiest and lowest-risk way of shopping for clothes online.

Puma Hired Jay-Z to Launch First Basketball Shoe in Decades — Unveiled Today

Puma Hired Jay-Z to Launch First Basketball Shoe in Decades — Unveiled Today

The last time Puma was in the basketball shoe game it had a rookie Vince Carter posterizing one Dikembe Mutumbo.

This Is the Only Way to Get Snow Peak’s New Japan-Only Collection

This Is the Only Way to Get Snow Peak’s New Japan-Only Collection

Snow Peak just released a new collection of outdoor lifestyle apparel but it’s only available to Japanese consumers. With this trick though, you can get your hands on it.

Bose’s Revolutionary Sleepbuds Promise a Better Night’s Sleep

Bose’s Revolutionary Sleepbuds Promise a Better Night’s Sleep

What’s the difference between ‘Sleep-Masking’ and ‘Noise-Canceling’? We explain.

Fresh Deals



Outerknown Sale
Save up to 70%: Now at Outerknown, you can save up to 70 percent on a range of summer wardrobe essentials. Known for its focus on sustainability, the LA-based brand makes a range of tasteful garments appropriate for casual-wear in any locale. The brand’s Sun Sale includes markdowns on tees, trunks, outerwear and more, and prices start at just $19. Many styles and sizes are available now, but they won’t be for long with savings like this, so check out a few of our favorite pieces below for inspiration. — John Zientek


Samsung MU6300 4K TV (50-inch)
Save $150: A 50-inch Samsung MU6300 4K TV currently goes for $479 at Best Buy (or $750 on Samsung’s website), but right now you save a decent amount by picking up a refurbished model on eBay today. It’s going for just $379, plus you get an extra $50 off if you use the code “PLAYFUL15” at checkout, bringing the total down to $329 — and that’s about as budget-friendly as a quality 4K TV can get. — Tucker Bowe


The North Face Apex Flex GTX Hooded Jacket
Save 30%: Soft shell jackets land somewhere in the space between tradition windbreakers and fleece jackets. However, instead of getting lost in the shuffle, the softshell’s versatility helps it stand out. Today, you can get the Apex Flex GTX Hooded Jacket by The North Face for $161, when it usually retails for $229.

A three-layer GoreTex liner makes the Apex Flex GTX both wind and waterproof while venting under the arms works to regulate the temperature inside the jacket. More so, the fit of the jacket makes it possible to use as a base or mid-layer on chillier days. It’s most definitely a three season item, but if you plan on heading anywhere with serious altitude or a chance of a temperature drop a good soft shell like the Apex Flex GTX Hooded Jacket by The North Face is essential.
— Bryan Campbell



The North Face Bags
Save 30%: If you’re in need of a new bag for your summer travels, Nordstrom currently has some great markdowns on options from The North Face. You can save 30 percent on a range of bags and luggage including backpacks, duffels and wheeled luggage. No matter your destination, there’s a bag that will fulfill your needs, and among the current options, prices start at just $69. — John Zientek


Taschen Coffee Table Books
Save up to 75%: Your home is more than a living space; that term would imply that the sole purpose of everything inside it is to aid in the functions of daily survival. The truth is that your apartment or house is filled with a consciously- and unconsciously-collected group of objects that together act as a representation of who you are. (And if it truly is empty, well that says a lot, too.)

As a focal point of one of the more social rooms in any space — the living room — the coffee table provides an opportunity to curate how visitors might understand you. Yes, it’s a surface for remote controls and drinking vessels, but it can also accommodate larger objects, like books. There’s even a term for this: the coffee table book.

These publications are extensive and usually filled with as many pictures as words. Every subject is fair game too — the art lover might display a tome on Matisse’s work with paper cut-outs, while a vagabond would favor photographer Steve McCurry’s photographic work in Afghanistan. These two books and many more are currently featured in Taschen’s sale on display and slightly-damaged models. Discounts range from 25-75 percent off, and given that these big books can cost as much as $700, it’s a sale worth checking out. — Tanner Bowden



Mountain Steals Tent Sale
Save 46%: While Memorial Day Weekend is often symbolic of the beginning of Summer Fridays (if you’re lucky enough to get them), today is the summer solstice. It’s also the longest day of the year and the official start of summer. The weather is currently cooperating, and bringing with it nights that are often pleasant, temperature-wise. If sleeping outdoors is your jam, you know the time to do so is now. And while there are many ways to do so in your backyard — hammock, tree house, etc. — this sale on tents is the best way to do it everywhere. Save up to 46 percent on tents from Sierra Designs, The North Face, Eureka, Big Agnes, Nemo and more. Pick one up that is light, portable and spacious, as well as minimalist in nature. Here are a few to get you started. — Meg Lappe

Today on Gear Patrol

The 10 Best Board Shorts to Buy in 2018

The 10 Best Board Shorts to Buy in 2018

From Outerknown, Hurley, Birdwell and more.

Why the Perlon Strap Is Perfect for Summer

Why the Perlon Strap Is Perfect for Summer

The perlon is made from a weaving of nylon, thus giving it massive amounts of breathability and adjustability.

Hip Packs Are Back — Here are 11 Worth Buying

Hip Packs Are Back — Here are 11 Worth Buying

Say goodbye to annoying backpack straps and hello to your new favorite fanny pack.

You Probably Have Supercar Tech On Your Family Sedan and Don’t Even Know It

You Probably Have Supercar Tech On Your Family Sedan and Don’t Even Know It

Today, active aerodynamics have made their way from race tracks and expensive supercars to almost every segment of the consumer car mass-market.

Win: Fresh Summer Essentials from KEEN

Win: Fresh Summer Essentials from KEEN

Keen has partnered with Gear Patrol to give you the chance to win three new pairs of shoes and a tough as nails cooler.

Oru Kayak Coast XT Review: The Original Origami Kayak Just Got an Upgrade

Oru Kayak Coast XT Review: The Original Origami Kayak Just Got an Upgrade

Inspired by origami, the original Oru Kayak launched in what was at the time the most successful crowdfunding campaign ever. The brand’s biggest kayak, the Coast XT, just got a new and very important upgrade.

In the Future, Hi-Fi Speakers Will All Look Like Your Home Furniture

In the Future, Hi-Fi Speakers Will All Look Like Your Home Furniture

Speakers are converging with home decor. We look at this surging trend and the companies pushing it forward.

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Today in Gear: A Fantastic Portable Fire Pit, Mazda’s Muscled-Up Miata, Gourmet Camp Coffee and More

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Campfire Defender Pop-Up Pit
Growing up, I always wanted a fire pit. I suggested it to my parents on numerous occasions, as I did with a pool and a trampoline, but they always vetoed it. Why? Not because it’s a safety issue. We were all Boy Scouts, my father included, after all. No, they didn’t want a fire pit because it would be a blight on their yard — they claimed it would be ugly! Also, it would get in the way of all our backyard soccer games and frisbee catches. It would be a magnet for stubbed and bruised ankles, they claimed.

Looking back, my parents might have been right. Maybe. But what if we got a portable fire pit instead? One that could be used and enjoyed, to roast marshmallows and tell ghost stories over, and then packed up and stored in the garage — that’d be a game changer, right?

Enter the Campfire Defender Pop-Up Pit ($90) by Fireside Outdoor. It collapses and folds up very similar to camping chair, and then it sets up just as easily. It’s lightweight (less than 8 pounds), so carrying from prime spot to prime spot won’t be a chore. And it’s made of a proprietary stainless steel alloy so it can withstand being heated and then rapidly cooled over and over again. Lastly, because the design of it allows for more airflow. the fire actually burns brighter with less smoke than a traditional on-ground fireplace.

The Campfire Defender Pop-Up Pit is available now for $90, but you can get an extra 15-percent of your order by entering the code USA15 at checkout.


New & Noteworthy Releases

Mazda Actually Listened and Gave the Next MX-5 More Power

Mazda Actually Listened and Gave the Next MX-5 More Power

Giving the current Mazda Miata 181 horsepower might just put it in the sweet spot everyone wanted.

Two of Our Favorite Coffee Companies Teamed Up for the Ultimate Camp Coffee

Two of Our Favorite Coffee Companies Teamed Up for the Ultimate Camp Coffee

It’s not technically instant coffee, but it may as well be.

Military and Mountaineering Design Collide in This New Backpack

Military and Mountaineering Design Collide in This New Backpack

Triple Aught Design’s newest backpack combines design inspiration from military goods and mountaineering equipment to create a modular backpack that’s capable in any situation.

Finally, the All-New 2019 Volvo S60 Sedan Is Revealed

Finally, the All-New 2019 Volvo S60 Sedan Is Revealed

And you can get it with a 415 horsepower hybrid drivetrain if you so choose.

5 Reasons You Should Buy This $2,800 Cast-Iron Skillet Immediately

5 Reasons You Should Buy This $2,800 Cast-Iron Skillet Immediately

Fire up your wood stove.

The FTR 1200 Is the Motorcycle Harley-Davidson Is Too Afraid To Build

The FTR 1200 Is the Motorcycle Harley-Davidson Is Too Afraid To Build

Indian is breaking the American cruiser tradition with the all-new flat track-style FTR 1200, and it’s about damn time.

Fresh Deals



Persol Sunglasses
Save 71%: If you’ve been waiting to invest in an iconic pair of Persol sunglasses, Nordstrom Rack has a deal for you. Right now, you can save 71 percent on three different Italian-made Persols: the Icona Evolution, the Sartoria and the Pilot models. Normally $350, these shades are now just $100 while supplies last. — John Zientek


Logitech Computer Accessories
Save up to 67%: If you’re in the market for some desktop accessories, such as a mouse, wired or wireless keyboard, or some computer speakers, head on over to Amazon now. For today only, you can find great deals (up to 67-percent) on a trove of Logitech accessories — some old, some new — that could improve upon your current setup. We’ve highlighted some of my favorite products that are on sale below, but you can check out all Amazon’s current deals on Logitech accessories by clicking the button below. — Tucker Bowe


Summer Sneakers
Save over 50%: Affordable low-top sneakers are a summer essential. If you’re in need of a new pair of versatile warm-weather kicks, head over to Tillys and peruse a huge selection of sneakers that are 50 percent off. Brands include Adidas, Converse and Vans, among others, and prices start at just $10. Right now, a wide range of sizes are still available, so if you see something you’re into, don’t wait — with these prices, they’ll be gone soon. — John Zientek


Yeti Tundra 65
Save $69: Finding a deal on a Yeti is a tough thing to do — almost as hardcore as the extra-thick walls that make up the bulk of this cooler. Online, the Yeti Tundra 65 already $50 off on Yeti.com (down from $400), but thanks to a steal on eBay, you can pick one up for another $50 off, and get it down to $331 after taxes — just use code PLAYFUL15. Let’s face it; once you have one of these coolers, you’re sure to win any barbecue you have planned all summer long. — Meg Lappe


Danner Mountain Light Hiking Boots
Save $114: Ask I child to draw a picture of a someone wearing hiking boots. She’ll likely illustrate footwear that’s somewhat clunky with some heavy tread, and if you give her colored pencils, chances are that boot will be brown. Task an adult with the same assignment and the result may be a more skillful reproduction (depending on the adult) but the image will essentially be the same — a brown leather boot, heavy tread; it’s the icon image that’s come to stand for the entire hiking boot category.

It also happens to be a very close representation of Danner’s most iconic hiking boot, the Mountain Light. That boot is a contemporary iteration of Danner’s very first hiking boot, the 6490, which was released in 1973 and quickly gained acclaim from numerous outdoor publications at the time. The boot was durable, comfortable and lighter than any other rugged hiking footwear at the time.

The Mountain Light continues the legacy of the 6490. It’s built with an upper made from a single piece of full-grain leather and hefty Vibram Kletterlift rubber outsole. The construction provides ample stability and support, and after the requisite break-in period, the Mountain Light’s leather conforms to the foot for a close fit akin to which only a custom bootmaker can provide. Treat them well, and they’ll likely last long enough to pass on to the next generation.

Right now, Danner’s Mountain Light hiking boots are on sale at Backcountry for 30 percent off, with plenty of sizes and colors in stock. It might be the cheapest way to pick up a pair (other than searching for the ones that Reese Witherspoon threw off of a cliff in Oregon’s Willamette Forest during the filming of Wild).

Note: Danner recommends buying a half-size down from what you typically wear for the best fit. — Tanner Bowden



Sony NW-A45 Walkman
Save $42: You can still buy a Sony Walkman these days, it’s true, but they aren’t the Walkmans of yesteryear that play cassette tapes. Instead, Sony’s current crop of Walkmans are portable high-res audio players that look similar to an iPad Touch. The NW-A45 Walkman is one of the company’s newer models — released in 2017 — and it’s also one of the most budget-friendly you can find. It has a built-in amplifier and is able to play 24-bit audio at 96kHz, which is significantly higher-resolution than what you’d get from a CD player. And it has 16GB of storage with a microSD slot in case you need more. For musicians, audiophiles on a budget, and or anybody who wants to take the first steps into hi-fi, this device is a pretty good upgrade from your smartphone.

Today on Gear Patrol

What Our Style Team Likes Now: Panerai’s New Divers, Japanese-Made Sunglasses and More

What Our Style Team Likes Now: Panerai’s New Divers, Japanese-Made Sunglasses and More

Fashion is confusing. Style is simple.

Traeger Ranger Pellet Grill Review: Is This the Best Tailgate Smoker Ever?

Traeger Ranger Pellet Grill Review: Is This the Best Tailgate Smoker Ever?

A $400 electric wood pellet smoker could very well be the best in its class.

A Complete Guide To Mechanical Watch Maintenance

A Complete Guide To Mechanical Watch Maintenance

Your mechanical timepiece could very well outlive you. These are the steps to take to ensure that.

Finally, No-Show Socks that Don’t Suck

Finally, No-Show Socks that Don’t Suck

From Arvin Goods.

2018 Mustang GT Performance Pack 2 Review: Is It Worth the $6,500 Upgrade?

2018 Mustang GT Performance Pack 2 Review: Is It Worth the $6,500 Upgrade?

In a pure performance context, however, it’s all the things anyone would dream to do make their Mustang track-ready — Ford just went ahead and took care of the extra legwork and bundled in a…

Lifestyle Gear Is Changing the Outdoors, but Is It a Good Thing?

Lifestyle Gear Is Changing the Outdoors, but Is It a Good Thing?

For the longest time, outdoor gear companies built products designed to summit Everest and get to the South Pole. Now, a new generation of companies is building less-technical gear to use at home and in…

This Travel Adapter Changed the Way I Use AirPods

This Travel Adapter Changed the Way I Use AirPods

New ways to use your AirPods, all thanks to this little nifty gadget.

7 Running Shoes Under $100 That Are Actually Worth It

7 Running Shoes Under $100 That Are Actually Worth It

Buying new running shoes doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg. These top-rated sneakers are all $100 or less.

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A Look Back at the Gear We Discovered This Week

Good morning, and welcome to the latest edition of This Week in Gear — your single-shot serving of an entire week’s worth of the best new gear pulled from our weekday editions of Today in Gear. Bookmark it to peruse over a cup of coffee or before you soak up the last of your weekend freedom, then start your Monday completely up to speed. Here’s to another fantastic week.


Monday, April 16

One of Our Favorite Chronographs Just Got the Panda-Dial Treatment

One of Our Favorite Chronographs Just Got the Panda-Dial Treatment

One of our favorite watches gets one of our favorite colorways.

This Extremely Fast SSD Is Perfect for Storing 4K Video (Works for Mac and PC)

This Extremely Fast SSD Is Perfect for Storing 4K Video (Works for Mac and PC)

It’s the fastest external drive that OWC has ever made.

In the Future, Leather Will Be Made From Mushrooms Not Cows

In the Future, Leather Will Be Made From Mushrooms Not Cows

The main ingredient is mycelium, a fungus found in the root structure of mushrooms.

OtterBox’s New Accessory Puts Other Cooler Brands on Notice

OtterBox’s New Accessory Puts Other Cooler Brands on Notice

OtterBox just released its All-Terrain Wheels, which are a set of two three-inch wide and ten-inch diameter attached to a reinforced axle and an expandable chassis that can accommodate both the 45- and 65-liter Venture…



Tuesday, April 17

You Can Only Buy IWC’s New Vintage-Style Chronograph Online

You Can Only Buy IWC’s New Vintage-Style Chronograph Online

It’s reminiscent of classic chronograph the brand made during the 1990s.

DeWalt’s New Sledgehammers and Axes Are Made with Carbon Fiber

DeWalt’s New Sledgehammers and Axes Are Made with Carbon Fiber

DeWalt, the ubiquitous tool manufacturer, released a new line that’s anything but average.

This Home Security Camera Has An Impressive 365-Day Battery Life

This Home Security Camera Has An Impressive 365-Day Battery Life

This is Anker’s first home security camera.

Did Specialized Just Make the Most Versatile Mountain Bike Ever?

Did Specialized Just Make the Most Versatile Mountain Bike Ever?

The Stumpjumper has been a mainstay in Specialized’s stable of mountain bikes since its introduction in 1981. The just-released 2018 model continues the trend with a wildly innovative design.

Nike Quietly Rolled Out a Revolutionary New Material Tested By The World’s Top Marathoner

Nike Quietly Rolled Out a Revolutionary New Material Tested By The World’s Top Marathoner

The newest Nike sneaker is 11 grams lighter than previous iterations of the Zoom Vaporfly Elite.

Sonos Is Releasing New Colors of Its Sonos One Speaker — Same Sound, Fresh Look

Sonos Is Releasing New Colors of Its Sonos One Speaker — Same Sound, Fresh Look

New color palette. Same sound.



Wednesday, April 18

This Affordable, Limited Edition Dive Watch Is Ready For Summer

This Affordable, Limited Edition Dive Watch Is Ready For Summer

A handsome diver from a Texas-based microbrand.

This Giant Multi-Tool Has Fewer Tools Than a Leatherman

This Giant Multi-Tool Has Fewer Tools Than a Leatherman

The just-announced Combar is a beefed up multi-tool with only three tools: a hammer, an ax and a spade. It won’t fit in a pocket, but that doesn’t mean it’s not useful.

Why You Should Be Wary of Sega’s “Exciting” New Mega Drive Mini

Why You Should Be Wary of Sega’s “Exciting” New Mega Drive Mini

It’s hard not to get excited about a miniature, updated version of a classic piece of gaming history, but in this case it might be wise not to.

BMW’s Best Performance Car Just Got a Lot More Hardcore

BMW’s Best Performance Car Just Got a Lot More Hardcore

The M2 is dead. Long live the M2 Competiton.

Be like Elon Musk. Invest in This Rare Japanese Denim Shirt.

Be like Elon Musk. Invest in This Rare Japanese Denim Shirt.

Made from overdyed 18oz indigo selvedge Japanese denim.

Garmin’s New Edge 130 Bike Computer Has Everything You Need, Nothing You Don’t

Garmin’s New Edge 130 Bike Computer Has Everything You Need, Nothing You Don’t

Garmin’s newest, paired-down cycling computer might be the cure for too much information.

These New Shoes Are Inspired by Rugged Hunting Moccasins

These New Shoes Are Inspired by Rugged Hunting Moccasins

Featuring a Vibram Morflex 2060 outsole and memory foam sock-liner for comfort.



Thursday, April 19

These $70 Pants Fit the Part from the Office to the Backcountry

These $70 Pants Fit the Part from the Office to the Backcountry

How do you make chinos less boring, you ask? You make them flexible, tough as shit and office-ready all at the same.

Opinel Made a Limited-Edition Version of its Iconic Pocket Knife

Opinel Made a Limited-Edition Version of its Iconic Pocket Knife

The No. 8 is a straightforward pocket knife with a steel blade, rotating lock and a wooden handle. Now there are 100 available with a limited-edition handle made with rare woods.

This Tough Polycarbonate Carry-On Is Your New Travel Companion

This Tough Polycarbonate Carry-On Is Your New Travel Companion

Polycarbonate body, aluminum framing and corners, thief-proof, no zippers. Arlo Skye’s new carry-on doesn’t look bad at all.

New Jaguar Sedans Get Enticing Style Upgrades

New Jaguar Sedans Get Enticing Style Upgrades

Superficial performance trim levels are nothing new, but Jaguar’s new Sport 300 models might actually be worth it.

A Brand Our Readers Love Just Released a New Sneaker — and It’s Awesome

A Brand Our Readers Love Just Released a New Sneaker — and It’s Awesome

Designed for the urban explorer, these all grey sneakers look fresh and feel good in any environment.

It’s Hard to Beat the Quality of This Newly-Released Dress Shoe

It’s Hard to Beat the Quality of This Newly-Released Dress Shoe

Featuring vegetable tanned Italian calfskin.



Friday, April 20

‘The Rarest Steak on the Planet’ Is Coming to the United States

‘The Rarest Steak on the Planet’ Is Coming to the United States

Where’s the beef? Here in the US, finally.

Your New Summer Wardrobe Starts With These Affordable Essentials

Your New Summer Wardrobe Starts With These Affordable Essentials

Packable windbreakers, seersucker bombers, linen shirts and more.

Yamaha Brought Insanely Beautiful Bikes to the Handbuilt Motorcycle Show

Yamaha Brought Insanely Beautiful Bikes to the Handbuilt Motorcycle Show

When the Handbuilt Motorcycle Show pops up on the calendar, that’s when salivary glands go into overdrive.

These Packable Bags Are a Commuter’s Godsend

These Packable Bags Are a Commuter’s Godsend

Durable, lightweight and water-repellent.