July 16-20, 2018

A Look Back at the Gear We Discovered This Week


July 21, 2018 Briefings By Photo by Nike

We publish our weekly roundup of gear news for you to enjoy over the weekend. Savor it with your Saturday morning coffee, or use it to fend off the existential panic of Sunday night — it’s up to you. Comments or concerns? We’d love to hear from you at tig@gearpatrol.com.


Tuesday, July 17

Timeless Shoemaking From an Emerging Company Rooted in Tradition
Timeless Shoemaking From an Emerging Company Rooted in Tradition

Grant Stone may only have formed in 2016, but they have quickly become a go-to for the modern man looking for timeless shoes made with the traditional techniques.

The Oscars of Watchmaking Is Here. Here’s Why These 8 Watches Should Win
The Oscars of Watchmaking Is Here. Here’s Why These 8 Watches Should Win

In other words, these are some of the best watches of 2018.

These Cleats Scored the Most Goals at the World Cup
These Cleats Scored the Most Goals at the World Cup

If you know anything about cleats, you won't be surprised.

These $150 Wireless Speakers Are The Cheap Upgrade Your 4K TV Needs
These $150 Wireless Speakers Are The Cheap Upgrade Your 4K TV Needs

Because your TV's built-in speakers suck.

5 of the Most Popular Japanese Whiskies Under $100
5 of the Most Popular Japanese Whiskies Under $100

The most affordable of Japanese whisky's most popular bottles.

This Belt Was Inspired by Star Wars but Won’t Make You Look like a Star Dork
This Belt Was Inspired by Star Wars but Won’t Make You Look like a Star Dork

You'll like it because it's a scoundrel.

This Rugged American-Made Bag Is Ideal for Everyday Use
This Rugged American-Made Bag Is Ideal for Everyday Use

Made with 22-ounce waxed canvas and Horween leather.


Tuesday, July 18

The Nalukai Collection From OluKai Is Made to Go Anywhere
The Nalukai Collection From OluKai Is Made to Go Anywhere

The Nalukai Collection from Olukai offers five silhouettes on sneaker platforms including the Nalukai Boot, Nalukai Kapa Boot, Nalukai Lace Up, Nalukai Slip-On and Nalukai Sandal.

Ikepod Returns with a New Focus on Affordability
Ikepod Returns with a New Focus on Affordability

Ikepod's new watches will use quartz movements and cost well under $1,000.

Exclusive: This New Pocket Knife Is the First of Its Kind
Exclusive: This New Pocket Knife Is the First of Its Kind

Best Made Co. and its parent company Bolt Threads have collaborated to bring synthetic spider silk into a new pocket knife.

The Most Iconic Bond Car Is Now a Functional Lego Set
The Most Iconic Bond Car Is Now a Functional Lego Set

Lego dialed it up to 11 (or, at least 007) with the 1,295-piece James Bond Aston Martin DB5.

Klipsch’s High-End Soundbar Brings Bespoke Beauty to Your Home Theater
Klipsch’s High-End Soundbar Brings Bespoke Beauty to Your Home Theater

You won't find a more gorgeous soundbar.

Nike’s Newest Running Shoe Brings Its Fastest Technology to the Masses
Nike’s Newest Running Shoe Brings Its Fastest Technology to the Masses

Get ready to fly in one of the lightest and cushioned sneakers we've tested.

What Exactly Goes into a $275 T-Shirt?
What Exactly Goes into a $275 T-Shirt?

The Runflat Merino tee has a virtually seamless interior.

Adidas’s New “Running” Shoe Isn’t Great for Running — But They’re Still Awesome
Adidas’s New “Running” Shoe Isn’t Great for Running — But They’re Still Awesome

They look great and they're not as egregious as the last release, but I still wouldn't run in these.

This Is the Perfect iPhone Travel Accessory, Made by Mophie
This Is the Perfect iPhone Travel Accessory, Made by Mophie

Integrated Lightning cable? Check. Supports wireless charging? Check.

Want to See Nike’s Most Promising New Tech? Look at These Soccer Cleats.
Want to See Nike’s Most Promising New Tech? Look at These Soccer Cleats.

Nike's new soccer cleat is almost entirely mesh and flyknit, hides the laces and looks completely badass.


Thursday, July 19

Power and Aesthetics by Way of a Pocket Flashlight
Power and Aesthetics by Way of a Pocket Flashlight

The Urban EDC Supply Tain Aurora Flashlight boasts plenty of power and style for a pocket-size flashlight that can be a pivotal part of your every day carry.

Audeze’s Most Popular Headphones Just Got Better for Office Listening
Audeze’s Most Popular Headphones Just Got Better for Office Listening

Meet the new and improved Audeze LCD-2 Closed-Back headphones. The new design means you won't bother your neighbors while listening to them at work.

This Dive Watch Proves Bronze Cases and Blue Dials Belong Together
This Dive Watch Proves Bronze Cases and Blue Dials Belong Together

A handsome, well-finished watch that's still water-resistant to 300 meters.

There Will Be a Less Powerful Toyota Supra, But That Will Be the Better Buy
There Will Be a Less Powerful Toyota Supra, But That Will Be the Better Buy

It's widely known the Supra, and the next BMW Z4 share similar platforms and engineering, but the smaller, less powerful engine is a new discovery.

Greats and Nick Wooster Just Dropped a Wild Sneaker Collaboration
Greats and Nick Wooster Just Dropped a Wild Sneaker Collaboration

Come for the suede low-tops, stay for the tiger-print clogs.

Junghans’s Latest Watch Combines Two of the Brand’s Greatest Contributions to Timekeeping
Junghans’s Latest Watch Combines Two of the Brand’s Greatest Contributions to Timekeeping

An exceptional Bauhaus-inspired design gets a super-accurate movement.

You’ll Have To Join A Waitlist For The First-Ever Graphene Jacket
You’ll Have To Join A Waitlist For The First-Ever Graphene Jacket

This jacket is made using one of the most exciting materials since silicon. And yes, it can probably outperform your Gore-Tex all-weather shell.

These Stealthy New Dive Watches From Unimatic Look Fantastic
These Stealthy New Dive Watches From Unimatic Look Fantastic

These four new U1 dive watches from Italian micro-brand Unimatic are stealthy, beautiful, and almost guaranteed to sell out quickly.

Teva and Snow Peak Made the Summer’s Best Go-Anywhere Sandal
Teva and Snow Peak Made the Summer’s Best Go-Anywhere Sandal

If this style resonates with you, don’t wait -- sizes are selling fast.

Data Shows This Shoe Will Actually Make You Run Faster
Data Shows This Shoe Will Actually Make You Run Faster

The New York Times did a deep dive into Strava data to see if the Nike Zoom Vaporfly 4% actually help you run 4% faster.

District Vision’s New Sunglasses Could Be Its Best Yet
District Vision’s New Sunglasses Could Be Its Best Yet

The Junya frames are the culmination of two years of heavy-duty testing, Japanese top-notch engineering and hand-sculpted lens technology.

These Shoe Bags for Travel Are Made from Military Parachutes
These Shoe Bags for Travel Are Made from Military Parachutes

This is probably the coolest a shoe bag can get.


Friday, July 20

This Cult Classic Pocket Knife Is Back. And We’re Impressed.
This Cult Classic Pocket Knife Is Back. And We’re Impressed.

Featuring a new hybrid of a drop point and spear point, it's an impressive blade.

Red Wing Heritage Just Dropped a Sharp Limited Edition Boot
Red Wing Heritage Just Dropped a Sharp Limited Edition Boot

Two different leathers combined in one sharp boot.

Muir Way’s New Print Series Showcases the Beauty of Each State’s Waterways
Muir Way’s New Print Series Showcases the Beauty of Each State’s Waterways

Maps show each river, lake and stream in high-contrast detail; the thickness of individual waterways is based on the Strahler Order Number.

The HomePod (and Siri) Can Now Control My Favorite Smart Plug
The HomePod (and Siri) Can Now Control My Favorite Smart Plug

The Wemo Mini Smart Plug is the first device to gain HomeKit support via a software update.

These Jeans Are Like Khakis for Guys Who Only Wear Denim
These Jeans Are Like Khakis for Guys Who Only Wear Denim

Made from 11-ounce garment-dyed denim.

Zodiac’s Super Sea Wolf 68 Is A Celebration Of Dive Watch Heritage
Zodiac’s Super Sea Wolf 68 Is A Celebration Of Dive Watch Heritage

This new watch from Zodiac brings a classic 1960s diver firmly into the 21st century.

These Coffee Cups Won One of the Most Prestigious Design Awards in the World
These Coffee Cups Won One of the Most Prestigious Design Awards in the World

These coffee cups are made out of coffee.

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