August 7-10

A Look Back at the Gear We Discovered This Week


August 11, 2018 Uncategorized By Photo by June Oven

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, August 7

Protect Your Apple Watch With This Low-Profile Tactical Band
Protect Your Apple Watch With This Low-Profile Tactical Band

The RhinoBand Stealth band offers three-layer protection for all 42mm Apple Watches.

Like Outdoor Gear? You’ll Love This Tiny Japanese Brand.
Like Outdoor Gear? You’ll Love This Tiny Japanese Brand.

The discovery of this tiny, slightly-beguiling Japanese outdoor company is the result of one of my latest Instagram binges.

Meet a Modern, Italian-Made Answer to the Classic Running Sneaker
Meet a Modern, Italian-Made Answer to the Classic Running Sneaker

Perforated suede and a lightweight sole make this shoe perfect for the dog days of summer.

Filson Takes a Shot at Carhartt with an Affordable New Workwear Line
Filson Takes a Shot at Carhartt with an Affordable New Workwear Line

This exciting move from Filson demonstrates that the made-in-America premium brand hasn't forgotten about its hard-working roots.

Ray-Bans Introduces Japanese-Made Versions of Its Iconic Sunglasses
Ray-Bans Introduces Japanese-Made Versions of Its Iconic Sunglasses

The Aviator, Round and Caravan now feature beautifully-finished titanium frames.

One of the Best Hiking Boots of the Year Just Got an Update
One of the Best Hiking Boots of the Year Just Got an Update

Of the over 20 hiking boots that we reviewed this year we rated Vasque's Saga GTX at the top of the list. Now, it's getting a welcome update.

Did Logitech Make the Perfect Wireless Charger for iPhone?
Did Logitech Make the Perfect Wireless Charger for iPhone?

Logitech's first wireless charger ticks all the boxes.

These Stylish Sweats Deserve a Place in Your Closet
These Stylish Sweats Deserve a Place in Your Closet

Soft French terry made from hemp and organic cotton.


Tuesday, August 8

A Trusty Everyday Carry Switchblade From Tekto Gear
A Trusty Everyday Carry Switchblade From Tekto Gear

The Amber switchblade from Tekto Gear stands out with good looks and functionality for everyday use.

These Italian-Made Shoes Were Built to Last a Lifetime
These Italian-Made Shoes Were Built to Last a Lifetime

Brooks Brothers' new trio of Italian-made shoes will make a smart addition to any stylish guy's footwear rotation.

Pop-Up Headlights Were Dead, Until Now
Pop-Up Headlights Were Dead, Until Now

If you haven't noticed, pop-up headlights disappeared from production cars over a decade ago, but the Ares Panther is bringing them back this October.

The North Face Just Dropped a Seriously Stylish Collaboration
The North Face Just Dropped a Seriously Stylish Collaboration

This wearable, functional partnership pays tribute to the brand's history as an outdoor outfitter.

This App Will Help You Make Better Instagram Stories
This App Will Help You Make Better Instagram Stories

It's also refreshingly easy to use.

This Startup Just Released a $599 Countertop Oven. Here’s Why It’s a Steal.
This Startup Just Released a $599 Countertop Oven. Here’s Why It’s a Steal.

The June Oven just launched a cheaper version of its original smart oven — is the new price worth it?

Leave It to a Pocket Knife Company to Make the Carabiner Cool
Leave It to a Pocket Knife Company to Make the Carabiner Cool

The James Brand is best known for its gorgeously-minimal pocket knives, but today it released its latest product: an everyday carabiner.

This Tasteful Chukka Is Weatherproof and Rebuildable
This Tasteful Chukka Is Weatherproof and Rebuildable

Available now for pre-sale.


Thursday, August 9

The Brand Behind Some of the Best-Selling Mattresses on Amazon Just Released a Line of Dirt-Cheap Sofas
The Brand Behind Some of the Best-Selling Mattresses on Amazon Just Released a Line of Dirt-Cheap Sofas

Zinus's new series of couches and loveseats are all under $400.

The 4 Coolest Vehicles Tom Cruise Abused in ‘Mission Impossible: Fallout’
The 4 Coolest Vehicles Tom Cruise Abused in ‘Mission Impossible: Fallout’

I am in the three-ish percent of people who did not care for the new MI movie, "Fallout," but that didn't stop me from lusting after some of the vehicles featured, like a Defender 110...

According to Design Experts, These Are the Best Outdoor Products of the Year
According to Design Experts, These Are the Best Outdoor Products of the Year

From a treadmill to a triathlon bike, these are some of the most beautiful outdoor products of the year.

This Kickstarter Watch Company Offers a Feature-Filled Diver at A Reasonable Price
This Kickstarter Watch Company Offers a Feature-Filled Diver at A Reasonable Price

And a dial inspired by a sea urchin skeleton. Really.

The Galaxy Note 9 Is Like a Laptop That Fits in Your Pocket
The Galaxy Note 9 Is Like a Laptop That Fits in Your Pocket

Here's everything you need to know about the Samsung Galaxy Note 9.

The Sunglasses From ‘The Big Lebowski’ Just Got Two Big Upgrades
The Sunglasses From ‘The Big Lebowski’ Just Got Two Big Upgrades

Classic shades, now with a gradient frame and lenses that'll help you see better in low light.


Friday, August 10

The 3 Most Important Products Unveiled at 2018’s Samsung Unpacked Event
The 3 Most Important Products Unveiled at 2018’s Samsung Unpacked Event

Here's everything you need to know about Samsung's newest gadgets, including when you can buy them.

Bellroy’s Terrific New Commuter Bags Hit the Form/Function Sweet Spot
Bellroy’s Terrific New Commuter Bags Hit the Form/Function Sweet Spot

There are lots of bags out there trying to blend commuter capability with office-ready good looks—but these ones do it right.

You Won’t Find a Better GMT Watch Than This for Under $1,000
You Won’t Find a Better GMT Watch Than This for Under $1,000

Just consider acting quickly, as it's likely to sell out fast.

J.Crew’s Well-Priced New Suit Is Perfect for Guys Who Don’t Like Suits
J.Crew’s Well-Priced New Suit Is Perfect for Guys Who Don’t Like Suits

No lining and a more generous fit makes for a really great suit.

It Just Got Easier to Buy One of Italy’s Most Stylish Brands
It Just Got Easier to Buy One of Italy’s Most Stylish Brands

Great news for guys who have the money to drop on Versace's luxurious wares.

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