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October 17, 2018 Briefings By

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.


OXO’s Conical Burr Coffee Grinder
Coffee can be polarizing. There are simply many ways to enjoy it, and each drink — whether that’s espresso or French press — has its own set of impassioned devotees. But here’s one thing most coffee drinkers can agree on: freshly ground beans are better. Always. And OXO’s Conical Burr Coffee Grinder is one of the top options you can buy for just $99 to ensure you’re getting the most from your brew.

With the OXO Conical Burr Coffee Grinder, you get a precise, uniform grind that protects flavor for optimal brewing. It offers a wide range of grind size settings to suit any brew method for gold-cup flavor every time. And the static fighting grounds container accommodates up to 110 grams, which is enough for 12 cups. The OXO Conical Burr Coffee Grinder is sure to elevate your morning cup no matter how you like it.


New & Noteworthy Releases

Noah and Rowing Blazers Team Up to Support a Great Cause
Noah and Rowing Blazers Team Up to Support a Great Cause

Rowing Blazers and Noah have partnered on a capsule collection that benefits Row New York, a program that makes the sport of rowing more accessible.

The Best Cargo Box for Your Car Is the One You Can Sleep In
The Best Cargo Box for Your Car Is the One You Can Sleep In

Tepui released the Hybox, a two-in-one rooftop tent and gear storage container that fits on the roof of your car.

The New Designs For Bell’s Vintage Helmets Are Some of the Best Yet
The New Designs For Bell’s Vintage Helmets Are Some of the Best Yet

Bell keeps the vintage momentum going with more classic and neo-classic colorways for the Bullitt, Moto-3 and the all-new Eliminator.

Mido Upgrades the Multifort With a Chronometer-Grade Movement
Mido Upgrades the Multifort With a Chronometer-Grade Movement

Mido adds an upgraded, COSC-certified movement to its popular line of day-date watches for increased accuracy.

This Fall Overshirt Is Durable, Soft and Relatively Affordable
This Fall Overshirt Is Durable, Soft and Relatively Affordable

Made from organic cotton moleskin.

Adidas Blended Together Some of Its Most Iconic Shoes to Make New Classics
Adidas Blended Together Some of Its Most Iconic Shoes to Make New Classics

Blending the past with the present to create Never Made.

The Méraud Bonaire is a Dive Watch With Classic 60s Charm
The Méraud Bonaire is a Dive Watch With Classic 60s Charm

Inspired by the golden era of SCUBA diving and watch design.

Don’t Head Into the Outdoors Without This Simple Accessory
Don’t Head Into the Outdoors Without This Simple Accessory

The ZipStitch Laceration Kit is a simple wound closure device that comes in a tiny envelope, making it a must-have on any outdoor excursion.


Fresh Deals


Technivorm Moccamaster
Save $100: Today, the Moccamaster K741 is fully $100 off its retail price. This model features a pour-over basket, a matte silver finish and brews its full 40-ounce max load in 6 minutes or less. All Moccamaster models are certified by the SCA and ECBC (an incredibly challenging feat) and all are still handmade and tested before shipping. — Will Price


J.Crew Flash Sale
Save 35%: The weather has taken a rapid turn into fall on the East Coast, and I’m personally scrambling to figure out how many layers I need before it’s too much. Whether sub-freezing temperatures are already your new normal, or you’re still relishing in the sunny and seventy weather, there’s plenty of new apparel items to go around at the J.Crew flash sale. For the next 48 hours, J.Crew is offering 35 percent off all new items including tees, shirts, suits, polos, denim and more. All new items grace the page of your web browser alongside a healthy discount of 35 percent. We’re big fans of everything you’ll see below, plus the vests, sherpa-lined windbreakers and trench coats, which you can find online. Enter code FLASH at checkout to save. — Meg Lappe


The North Face Ventrix Jacket
Save 45%: Last year, when The North Face revealed Ventrix, it’s first take on active insulation, we were skeptical. Active insulation, a form of synthetic insulation that’s meant to be worn during activity and is highly breathable, isn’t new — if anything, The North Face was quite late to the game. But Ventrix is different; its fluffy structure is perforated with tiny holes that close and expand as the body moves, allowing for dynamic temperature regulation.

It’s an awesome concept, but again, when we first heard about it, we weren’t sold. But then we tried Ventrix — on hikes and ski tours and just around town — and it worked. It worked really well actually, so we included it on our list of Best Synthetic Down Jackets of 2018. We continue to stand by that choice even more so now that The North Face has expanded the scope of Ventrix into a variety of jackets (and a pair of wild-looking shorts) for 2019.

It’s still the most innovative iteration of active insulation we’ve seen, and right now you can even snag the original jacket in last season’s colors for $89 off. — Tanner Bowden


Dyson V10 Cordless Vacuum
Save 16%: Today on Amazon, the V10 Motorhead — the base model, which comes with only the essential detachable heads for difference surfaces and areas — is on sale at its lowest price to date. To my mind, this sale puts the V10 in a more fair price point. — Will Price


Epperson Mountaineering Bags and Backpacks
Save 35%: California-based designer Yuki Matsuda has a penchant for well-made products. Born in Osaka, Japan, Matsuda moved to the US when he was 18 years old and immersed himself in the world of vintage clothing. He bought and sold products at the Rose Bowl market and eventually tapped some of the best craftspeople on the continent to produce some of his own designs. Matsuda works with traditional bootmakers in Maine for his footwear brand Yuketen and collaborates with artisans in Mexico for his knitwear brand Chamula. Monitaly — the clothing brand that Matsuda started in 1995 — riffs on classic American designs like military gear, Baja hoodies and parkas, and is made in America.
When Matsuda wanted to expand into bags and backpacks, he encountered Epperson Mountaineering, the heritage bag brand founded by Mark Epperson in 1973. With a wealth of history to draw on, Matsuda began to offer a range of well-made throwback mountaineering bags under the Epperson name. Made in Montana, the bags utilize industry-standard Cordura, YKK zippers and mountaineering-spec cording.
If you’re in the market for a new bag, head over to End where a range of Epperson Mountaineering bags are 35 percent off. Choose from a tote, a backpack and a travel bag, among others, and rest assured you’ll be getting a top-tier bag for your money. — John Zientek


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A Tailor’s Guide to Suiting Fabrics
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The 2019 Ducati Scrambler Icon Cannot Be Beat In Terms of the Joy-to-Cost Ratio
The 2019 Ducati Scrambler Icon Cannot Be Beat In Terms of the Joy-to-Cost Ratio

With the addition of an impressive Bosch cornering ABS system that's trickled all the way down from the flagship Panigale V4S, the Ducati Scrambler Icon has raised the bar for entry level bikes.

8 Things You Need to Sail Around the World
8 Things You Need to Sail Around the World

Captain Liz Clark has been at sail aboard her vessel Swell since 2006. Here, she shares the items that she relies on most.

The Best GPS Watches for Hiking
The Best GPS Watches for Hiking

We took three of the top-rated watches to the highest point in New York to get some legit testing notes.


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