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A Look Back at the Gear We Discovered This Week


October 20, 2018 Briefings By Photo by Porsche

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, October 15

One of Our Favorite Cast-Iron Brands Just Made the Perfect Breakfast Skillet
One of Our Favorite Cast-Iron Brands Just Made the Perfect Breakfast Skillet

Isaac Morton's machine-smoothed cast-iron skillets are drool-worthy, functional and now a bit easier to handle.

This Billy Reid Sweatshirt Will Change the Way You Think About Elbow Patches
This Billy Reid Sweatshirt Will Change the Way You Think About Elbow Patches

Billy Reid's Dover sweatshirt, one of a handful of the designer's wares available at Huckberry, makes smart use of a unique elbow patch.

The Exclusive Ralph Lauren Collection at Mr Porter Is an Encyclopedia of Menswear
The Exclusive Ralph Lauren Collection at Mr Porter Is an Encyclopedia of Menswear

With 83 unique pieces.

The Best Car of 2018 According to Jeremy Clarkson
The Best Car of 2018 According to Jeremy Clarkson

He isn't back on our screens just yet, but in between filming and hosting the third season of The Grand Tour, Clarkson found time to name the Best Car of the Year.

Ball’s Roadmaster Watches Boast Record-Breaking Value
Ball’s Roadmaster Watches Boast Record-Breaking Value

These COSC-certified watches are between $500 and $800 off during this limited-time pre-sale.

The New Ducati Multistrada 1260 Enduro Proves that 2019 Is Going to be Big for ADV Bikes
The New Ducati Multistrada 1260 Enduro Proves that 2019 Is Going to be Big for ADV Bikes

The new Ducati Multistrada 1260 Enduro doesn't just get a new engine (good for 158 horsepower and 94 lb-ft), but the chassis and body get a list of further upgrades – aiming it squarely at...

My Favorite Running Shoes Just Got an Awesome Upgrade
My Favorite Running Shoes Just Got an Awesome Upgrade

I thought I found my perfect running shoe, but then Mizuno went and made one that might just be better.


Tuesday, October 16

This Texas Brand Is Making Your New Favorite T-Shirt
This Texas Brand Is Making Your New Favorite T-Shirt

Natural dyed, organic cotton shirts.

Get This Used KTM 1190 Adventure R And Save More Than $5,000
Get This Used KTM 1190 Adventure R And Save More Than $5,000

Buying a brand-new bike, then outfitting it with all the bells and whistles you want and need, spending close to $20,000 isn't out of the realm of possibility.

A Cult Bedding Brand Just Released a Handmade Mattress. And It Doesn’t Have Memory Foam.
A Cult Bedding Brand Just Released a Handmade Mattress. And It Doesn’t Have Memory Foam.

Makers of some of the best bedding you can buy, Boll & Branch is arguably the best example of direct-to-consumer done right, and its next product is a big one.

Stop Counting Pills and Let This Countertop Machine Do It for You
Stop Counting Pills and Let This Countertop Machine Do It for You

Streamline medical care right from your own home.

This Leather Bag Will Only Get Better with Time
This Leather Bag Will Only Get Better with Time

Made from hand-burnished vegetable tanned leather.

Montblanc’s Summit 2 is a Case Study in How to Meld Luxury With Tech
Montblanc’s Summit 2 is a Case Study in How to Meld Luxury With Tech

The Swiss watchmaker uses the design codes of their oldest watch on the smartest and most modern timepiece they've ever produced.

The New 2019 Panamera GTS Is the Thinking Man’s Porsche
The New 2019 Panamera GTS Is the Thinking Man’s Porsche

The latest Panamera GTS isn't just the Goldilocks option for Porsche's sedan family, it's arguably the smartest choice the brand offers.

Line Just Made the Most Unique All-Mountain Ski in Years
Line Just Made the Most Unique All-Mountain Ski in Years

As a follow-up to 2016's Pescado, Line's Sakana stands out as one of the most innovative all-mountain skis since the term "parabolic" was everyday ski jargon.

Hate All of the Giant New Smartphones? Try This On For Size
Hate All of the Giant New Smartphones? Try This On For Size

Palm has a tiny 3.3-inch screen and runs Android 8.1. It also has a 12-megapixel camera.

You Will Struggle To Find a More Perfect BMW Than This
You Will Struggle To Find a More Perfect BMW Than This

BMW owes almost all of its enthusiast credibility to the 02-series, chiefly, the 2002tii.

This Premium EDC Knife Is Actually Affordable
This Premium EDC Knife Is Actually Affordable

Statgear's latest pocket knife, the Slinger, is a small flipper that's made with high-quality materials that'll last day after day.

This Award-Winning Light Bulb Is Even Better Now
This Award-Winning Light Bulb Is Even Better Now

One of the best designs of the last decade was an elegant, British-made light bulb, and it just got a bit better.


Wednesday, October 17

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.


Thursday, October 18

These Coffee Mugs Can Track Your Caffeine Consumption via Apple Health
These Coffee Mugs Can Track Your Caffeine Consumption via Apple Health

Ember now makes its sleek temperature controlled travel mugs in Apple white.

Off-White and Virgil Abloh’s Latest Collab Is an Aluminum Suitcase
Off-White and Virgil Abloh’s Latest Collab Is an Aluminum Suitcase

Off-White x Rimowa released its latest piece of luggage today and, unsurprisingly, it sold out instantly.

J.Crew Finally Made a Suit You Can Throw in the Washing Machine
J.Crew Finally Made a Suit You Can Throw in the Washing Machine

J.Crew's newest suit, the Destination Performance Stretch Suit, comes in a Ludlow fit and a variety of classic colors.

The Ultra Comfortable Sneakers Adidas Has Been Talking About for Months Are Finally Here
The Ultra Comfortable Sneakers Adidas Has Been Talking About for Months Are Finally Here

With a three-piece sole, these POD sneakers from adidas will have you harking about the past.

The Future of Porsche Will Be Priced to Fight Tesla
The Future of Porsche Will Be Priced to Fight Tesla

The All-electric Porsche Taycan will be priced to be more affordable than the Panamera Sedan, putting it in the same ring as the Tesla Model S.

Sony’s Awesome New Travel Camera Is Tiny and Can Zoom Big
Sony’s Awesome New Travel Camera Is Tiny and Can Zoom Big

The HX99 has a 24-720mm fixed lens, a 35mm equivalent, with 28x optical zoom and it's capable of shooting 4K video.


Friday, October 19

The New MRG-G2000R-1A is the One G-Shock to Rule Them All
The New MRG-G2000R-1A is the One G-Shock to Rule Them All

Featuring the latest tech and a super abrasion-resistant case, the new MRG-G2000R-1A may be the ultimate luxury beater watch.

When Is an Original Jeep Worth $130,000?
When Is an Original Jeep Worth $130,000?

Original Willys MB Jeeps regularly sell for around $30,000, but when Steve McQueen is a previous owner, be sure to tack a '1' on the price tag.

Nike Is Bringing the First Air Sneaker, the Tailwind, Out of the Archives
Nike Is Bringing the First Air Sneaker, the Tailwind, Out of the Archives

Set an alarm for next Tuesday at 10 am if you want a pair. Because these things will probably go very, very fast.

Rimowa and Aesop Team Up for the Coolest Grooming Kit on the Market
Rimowa and Aesop Team Up for the Coolest Grooming Kit on the Market

It's a match made in heaven, and it produced a sharp-looking kit filled with some of the world's best products.

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Getting the New, Cheap iPhone
The Advantages and Disadvantages of Getting the New, Cheap iPhone

It's the cheapest new iPhone. Available in more colors. And with a longer battery life than the iPhone XS.

These Autumn Wardrobe Essentials from Belstaff Are Worth a Look
These Autumn Wardrobe Essentials from Belstaff Are Worth a Look

Waxed canvas, leather and knits.

Today Is the Last Day to Grab One of the Best New Headlamps of 2018
Today Is the Last Day to Grab One of the Best New Headlamps of 2018

It's been a minute since technology has changed headlamps, and BioLite is out to change that.

Burton’s New Outerwear Collaboration Could Be Its Best Yet
Burton’s New Outerwear Collaboration Could Be Its Best Yet

Carhartt WIP and Burton combine forces on their third workwear-inspired collection.

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