September 4-7, 2018

A Look Back at the Gear We Discovered This Week


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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, September 4

Another ‘Extra Special’ Pilot Chronograph From Zenith
Another ‘Extra Special’ Pilot Chronograph From Zenith

The Zenith Pilot Type 20 Chronograph Extra Special watch is in line with and elevates the brand's aviation heritage.

Put Your Luggage to Work and Double It as a Roof Top Cargo Box
Put Your Luggage to Work and Double It as a Roof Top Cargo Box

Combine what you need from a standard suitcase with the space-saving of a roof-mounted cargo box.

Here’s What Makes These Boots Worth $775 — and a 4-Month Wait
Here’s What Makes These Boots Worth $775 — and a 4-Month Wait

Utilizing Black tea-core Horween Chromexcel horsehide.

Alpinestars Gets a Refreshing Dose of Unbranded Minimalism
Alpinestars Gets a Refreshing Dose of Unbranded Minimalism

The new-for-fall 2018 Ray v2 Jacket and Motochino Pants are as casual and low-key as they come.

This Reader-Favorite Sneaker is Now Waterproof
This Reader-Favorite Sneaker is Now Waterproof

On Running wants to eliminate wet feet as a concern for runners. Three of its most popular running shoes are now protected against any weather.


Wednesday, September 5

Jack Ryan’s Striking Chronograph From the New Amazon Series
Jack Ryan’s Striking Chronograph From the New Amazon Series

The new "Jack Ryan" Amazon Prime series features the protagonist wearing the Hamilton Khaki Field Auto Chrono in full black.

A Brand You May Not Know Just Made a Better Running Sweatshirt
A Brand You May Not Know Just Made a Better Running Sweatshirt

PATH Projects, a direct-to-consumer running brand, just revealed a hoodie designed thoughtfully for cool temperatures and long miles.

This Small Brand Just Made the Best Looking Gravel Bike We’ve Seen Yet
This Small Brand Just Made the Best Looking Gravel Bike We’ve Seen Yet

Weighing in at 16-pounds, this custom carbon fiber gravel bike is seriously beautiful.

This Original BMW M5 Is the Vintage Super Sedan You Crave
This Original BMW M5 Is the Vintage Super Sedan You Crave

The foundation of the brand's reputation is rooted firmly in sports sedans like this.


Thursday, September 6

The New Roomba Empties Dirt on its Own and Figures Out the Fastest Way to Clean Your House
The New Roomba Empties Dirt on its Own and Figures Out the Fastest Way to Clean Your House

This robot vacuum remembers your house and gets better at cleaning it over time.

Mr P.’s New Footwear Line Includes Every Shoe You’ll Ever Need
Mr P.’s New Footwear Line Includes Every Shoe You’ll Ever Need

Mr Porter's house brand just introduced a thoroughly well-designed line of sneakers, dress shoes, hiking boots and more.

Good Flannel Sheets Aren’t Just for Fall and This New Set Proves it
Good Flannel Sheets Aren’t Just for Fall and This New Set Proves it

Boll & Branch may be one of the neweset to the bedding game, but it's easily one of the best.

The Ford Ranger Raptor Gets Beaten to the Punch
The Ford Ranger Raptor Gets Beaten to the Punch

Chevrolet pulled a fast one on everybody and announced the Colorado ZR2 Bison concept is actually in production and will go on sale January 2019.

Ball Introduces Yet Another Watch That Looks Like It Could Withstand A Nuclear Strike
Ball Introduces Yet Another Watch That Looks Like It Could Withstand A Nuclear Strike

There are purpose-built tool watches, and then there are Ball watches. This is the latter.

This Everyday Tote Looks Like Leather, But Is Actually Made from Mushrooms
This Everyday Tote Looks Like Leather, But Is Actually Made from Mushrooms

Designed in collaboration with between Portland-based brand Chester Wallace and Bolt Projects.

Say Goodbye to Your Gym Membership with This New At-Home Gym Setup
Say Goodbye to Your Gym Membership with This New At-Home Gym Setup

A machine that acts as a mirror when not in use is one of the smartest workout tools we've seen.

This American-Made Denim Is Suited for Every Guy
This American-Made Denim Is Suited for Every Guy

With denim from Mt. Vernon mills.

The Hamilton Boulton Reintroduces a 1940s Classic
The Hamilton Boulton Reintroduces a 1940s Classic

A staple of the Hamilton lineup in the 1940s, the new version brings the Art Deco classic firmly into the 21st century.

This Is What Collaboration Between Fashion and Outdoor Brands Should Look Like
This Is What Collaboration Between Fashion and Outdoor Brands Should Look Like

Swedish fashion house Acne Studios and Swedish expedition brand Fjällräven have teamed up on a new collaboration collection.

This Iconic Track Jacket is Back
This Iconic Track Jacket is Back

Dating back to the 70s, New Balance has crafted a unique apparel piece that's set to last a lifetime.


Friday, September 7

A Watch Brand in a Class of Its Own
A Watch Brand in a Class of Its Own

Vincero Watches focuses on handmade quality and oversees every step of the watchmaking process to ensure a premium timepiece.

Bas & Lokes’s Watch Pouch Comes in Four New Colors
Bas & Lokes’s Watch Pouch Comes in Four New Colors

This Australian leather maker designs some of the best watch accessories around.

These Handmade Chelsea Boots Are a Surprisingly Good Value
These Handmade Chelsea Boots Are a Surprisingly Good Value

Made from 4-ounce Saddle Tan leather and featuring Goodyear welt construction

Finally, Apple’s Magic Keyboard Has a Worthy Competitor
Finally, Apple’s Magic Keyboard Has a Worthy Competitor

Satechi has launched the first worthy competitor to Apple's Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad — and it's a fraction of the cost.

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