September 10-14, 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.

Monday, September 10

These Shoes and Boots Are Made for the Long Haul
These Shoes and Boots Are Made for the Long Haul

Grant Stone adheres to the tradtions of shoemaking that emphasize inner components are equally as important as outer components.

Bonobos Is Now Making Clothes That Every Guy Can Fit Into
Bonobos Is Now Making Clothes That Every Guy Can Fit Into

The fit-obsessed brand now offers waists up to 54" and shirts up to 4XL.

This Tiny Battery Will Power Your MacBook Pro for an Extra 50 Minutes
This Tiny Battery Will Power Your MacBook Pro for an Extra 50 Minutes

Ecoflow's River Rapid is powerful and slim -- the ultimate MacBook Pro accessory.

Under Armour Just Released Its Best-Looking Clothing Ever
Under Armour Just Released Its Best-Looking Clothing Ever

The latest collection is filled with gear we can't wait to get our hands on.

Everything You Need to Know About the New, Less Expensive J.Crew
Everything You Need to Know About the New, Less Expensive J.Crew

Suits for under $400, t-shirts for less than $15 and a whole new line of shoes and accessories.

Farer Debuts Its First Chronograph Watches and They’re Magnificent
Farer Debuts Its First Chronograph Watches and They’re Magnificent

It's accessibly priced, too.

The Best-Selling Ducati Gets an Update for 2019
The Best-Selling Ducati Gets an Update for 2019

In an effort to keep its best-selling bike fresh, Ducati is updating the Scrambler for 2019, owing much of the new look to the top-of-the-line Scrambler 1100.


Tuesday, September 11

Affordable, Truly Wireless Earbuds Made With Data-Driven Design
Affordable, Truly Wireless Earbuds Made With Data-Driven Design

The Optoma NuForce BE Free5 wireless earbuds were designed with an analysis of over 1,000 ears to create a more secure and comfortable fit.

Best Made’s New Pants Look as Good as Its Axes
Best Made’s New Pants Look as Good as Its Axes

You know Best Made Co. for its stylish, hand-painted axes. Its expanding line of apparel will soon change that.

The Iconic Panerai Radiomir Has a Fresh New Face
The Iconic Panerai Radiomir Has a Fresh New Face

Panerai's classic diver has a new dial dripping with art deco style.

This Is the Most Interesting New Coffee Maker in a Very Long Time
This Is the Most Interesting New Coffee Maker in a Very Long Time

The new FrankOne brewer from Colombia has the potential to be the best (and most affordable) way to make great coffee without the work.

Mr Porter Just Dropped an Insanely Luxurious Capsule With Brunello Cucinelli
Mr Porter Just Dropped an Insanely Luxurious Capsule With Brunello Cucinelli

Prices range from $325 to $11,995.

Vacheron’s Vintage-Inspired Collection Now Features a Tourbillon
Vacheron’s Vintage-Inspired Collection Now Features a Tourbillon

The tourbillon cage alone takes 12 hours to finish by hand.

OtterBox’s Latest, Waterproof Duffels, Are Now Available
OtterBox’s Latest, Waterproof Duffels, Are Now Available

Announced earlier this summer, OtterBox's Yampa dry bags are now available for purchase. They're waterproof, as well as puncture-, UV- and chemical-resistant.


Wednesday, September 12

Consolidate Your Everyday Pocket Carry With This Organizer
Consolidate Your Everyday Pocket Carry With This Organizer

The Urban Organizer Mini from Urban EDC Supply is a compact wallet combined with two slots for your favorite everyday carry tools.

The iPhone XR Is Really Affordable, and Still Totally Feature-Packed
The iPhone XR Is Really Affordable, and Still Totally Feature-Packed

Not quite all the flagship tech, but impressive nonetheless — and at a price we can (sort of) get behind.

Meet the iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max, Apple’s New Gold Standard
Meet the iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max, Apple’s New Gold Standard

Which new iPhone is right for you?

This Brilliant New Travel Watch Uses Your Smartphone Flash To Set the Time
This Brilliant New Travel Watch Uses Your Smartphone Flash To Set the Time

Setting timezones, in a flash.

This New Bike Is Gorgeous, and Extremely Limited
This New Bike Is Gorgeous, and Extremely Limited

Chapter2 Bikes tapped the apparel designers at Ornot to create a highly-limited capsule collection that includes a custom bike frame.

Here’s Everything You Need to Know About the Apple Watch Series 4
Here’s Everything You Need to Know About the Apple Watch Series 4

Announced at Apple's latest keynote event in Cupertino, the Apple Watch Series 4 brings some much-needed updates and a few fun features.

At Just 5.6 Ounces This Minimalist Rain Coat Could Be Worth Its Price Tag
At Just 5.6 Ounces This Minimalist Rain Coat Could Be Worth Its Price Tag

These rainy transition days have of us dreaming of beautifully designed rain jackets that aren't a burden to carry around when it stops raining — so naturally, we found one.

These Hefty Loomstate Jeans Are Perfect for Fall
These Hefty Loomstate Jeans Are Perfect for Fall

Made with unsinged, unsanforized 16-ounce denim from Okayama, Japan.

This Is One of the Rarest Bottles of Pappy Van Winkle in the World — Here’s Why
This Is One of the Rarest Bottles of Pappy Van Winkle in the World — Here’s Why

It's the tenth bottle of Pappy ever made, and the first through the ninth have all been accounted for.

Timex’s Aluminum Field Watch Now Comes in Four Conspicuous Colorways
Timex’s Aluminum Field Watch Now Comes in Four Conspicuous Colorways

Eschew the drab field watch look for bright neon.

Madewell Just Launched its First Menswear Line
Madewell Just Launched its First Menswear Line

J.Crew's sister brand steps into menswear with upgraded jeans, denim jackets, t-shirts, sweats and more.

This Smart Bike Trainer Helps You Train All Year Long
This Smart Bike Trainer Helps You Train All Year Long

Don't let the weather dictate your training. Keep up.


Thursday, September 13

A Dive Watch That Looks Like Nothing Else Before It
A Dive Watch That Looks Like Nothing Else Before It

The BR 03-92 Diver Blue from Bell & Ross is a technical dive watch that implements its signature round-within-a-square case shape.

This Menswear Brand Is Bohemian, Exclusive and Relatively Affordable
This Menswear Brand Is Bohemian, Exclusive and Relatively Affordable

Former Eidos Creative Director Antonio Ciongoli is setting the standard for menswear in 2018.

Badass and Brown: Score This Vintage Bronco (Plus a Jeep and Defender)
Badass and Brown: Score This Vintage Bronco (Plus a Jeep and Defender)

Tan trucks that exude trend-transcendent style.

Pro Chefs’ Favorite Cookware Manufacturer Just Designed Pans for Small Kitchens
Pro Chefs’ Favorite Cookware Manufacturer Just Designed Pans for Small Kitchens

Matryoshka pans, folks.

Get Ready For Fall With These Awesome New Sweaters from Toad&Co
Get Ready For Fall With These Awesome New Sweaters from Toad&Co

Changing of the seasons is a good thing when you're looking at these sweaters.

The Apple Watch Series 4 From a Watch Guy’s Perspective
The Apple Watch Series 4 From a Watch Guy’s Perspective

A snobby mechanical watch guy weighs in on what the newest iteration of the Apple Watch means for his nerdy brethren.


Friday, September 14

A Fabled Sports Watch Gets an Innovative Materials Update
A Fabled Sports Watch Gets an Innovative Materials Update

The Officine Panerai Luminor 1950 Submersible BMG-TECH™ is the first mechanical watch whose case is made of bulk metallic glass.

We Need the New Small Sport Bikes From Kawasaki, Here in the US
We Need the New Small Sport Bikes From Kawasaki, Here in the US

Kawasaki released the first images of its all-new Ninja 125 and Z125 pro. But will we get them here?

A Professional Outdoorsman Designed This New Knife
A Professional Outdoorsman Designed This New Knife

The Wabakimi is a new fixed-blade survival knife produced by Helle Knives and designed by Survivorman's Les Stroud.

How to Shop the Yeezy Boost 700’s Massive Restock
How to Shop the Yeezy Boost 700’s Massive Restock

Not recommended for actual waverunning.

It’s Hard to Beat the Quality of These Japanese Jeans
It’s Hard to Beat the Quality of These Japanese Jeans

Made from unique 14.25-ounce unsanforized Japanese selvedge denim.

These Nike SB’s Look Like Killshots – and They’re Just Half the Price
These Nike SB’s Look Like Killshots – and They’re Just Half the Price

J.Crew's hard-to-come-by sneakers have a more affordable lookalike.

Schott’s 90th Anniversary Leather Jacket Is an Aficionados’ Dream
Schott’s 90th Anniversary Leather Jacket Is an Aficionados’ Dream

The 90th anniversary Perfecto jacket.

Badass and Brown: Score This Vintage Bronco (Plus a Jeep and Defender)
Badass and Brown: Score This Vintage Bronco (Plus a Jeep and Defender)

Tan trucks that exude trend-transcendent style.

A New Adventure Motorcycle With Classic Italian Flair
A New Adventure Motorcycle With Classic Italian Flair

Images of what looks like a production-ready Moto Guzzi V85 adventure bike have surfaced.


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