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Today in Gear: Thuma’s Minimalist Bed Frames, the 5 Best Adventure Camper Trailers & More


October 23, 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.

Thuma Beds
While all the focus the last few years has been on overhauling the mattress, the bed frame had remained behind the times. That is until Thuma set out to upgrade the foundation for the most important room in the house.

The Bed’s timeless design is packed with lifestyle-enhancing details. The minimalist natural walnut-colored frame utilizes Japanese joinery for simple set-up (and breakdown) while providing lasting, naturally noise-minimizing support. Additional features include The PillowBoard (available in Dark Charcoal and Light Linen), double-strength slats, rounded corners and a 9-inch under-bed clearance. The Bed ships free to your door and assembles in 5(ish) minutes, no tools or team needed. It’s the bedroom upgrade you deserve.

New & Noteworthy Releases

Even at $89, This Chef’s Knife Is an Absolute Steal
Even at $89, This Chef’s Knife Is an Absolute Steal

This knife uses the same stuff Wustof, Victorinox and other power players in the Western knife game use for their nicer blades, except Made In's is only $89.

Rapha’s New Sleeping Bag Is Changing the Category
Rapha’s New Sleeping Bag Is Changing the Category

Rapha wants you to streamline and expand your outdoor biking activities. The Explore Sleeping Bag and Down Jacket combo does just that.

The 2019 Zero Motorcycles Line Proves the Volatility of the Industry
The 2019 Zero Motorcycles Line Proves the Volatility of the Industry

Zero Motorcycles announced today its new lineup. Meanwhile, a competitor closed up shop and another smaller brand is winning awards as it makes initial deliveries.

Breitling’s New Premier Line Echoes Its Classic Watches
Breitling’s New Premier Line Echoes Its Classic Watches

The reimagining of the classic Premier line sees Breitling adding several new, historically-informed references to their catalog.

Nike’s Rival Shield Is the Running Shoe You Need for Winter
Nike’s Rival Shield Is the Running Shoe You Need for Winter

These water-repellent running sneakers are back, just in time for the moody weather change.

You’ll Want to Wear Huckberry’s New Boots Every Day
You’ll Want to Wear Huckberry’s New Boots Every Day

Huckberry's latest private label brand, Rhodes, is comprised of sharp casual boots engineered to be worn every day.

Todd Snyder Just Released a Very Limited Sneaker with New Balance
Todd Snyder Just Released a Very Limited Sneaker with New Balance

Limited to 200 pieces.


Fresh Deals

Revtown Jeans
Denim is a tried-and-true classic that hasn’t changed all that much over the years. Improvements have occurred, but most times we know what we’re getting when we put on a pair of jeans. Revtown set out to change this thinking.

A few former Under Armour execs got together with masters of craft at Italian fabric mills and denim wash houses to make jeans that balance the best parts of performance gear — comfort, durability and flexibility — with effortless style. The result is its signature Decade Denim. Made from premium Italian yarn, the denim is then infused with four-way, dynamic stretch and made with the strongest fibers in apparel design today for a pair of jeans that’s unlike any others you’ve worn before.



AGV AX-8 DS Line
Save up to 42%: The original AX-8 hit shelves back in 2011, then AGV refined and evolved the design over multiple iterations, from pure dirt to pure street versions, then to dual sport and adventure iterations. By the time it got to the DS Evo dual sport, it was as far as AGV could take the AX-8. It’s a fan favorite on and off-road and now with the pre-orders open for the new incoming AX-9 AGV needs to make room so there are incredible deals on AX-8 models. You can now get up to 42% off on what’s still considered a benchmark dual sport helmet. — Bryan Campbell



Levi’s Friends and Family Sale
Save 30% If you’re in the market for a great pair of jeans or a denim jacket, don’t miss Levi’s friends and family sale. Right now you can save 30 percent and get free shipping on many of the brand’s fall staples — as long as you order from Levi.com. Don’t forget to enter the code FAM30 at checkout if you want to take advantage of this great deal.— Justin Fenner


Google Home Wi-Fi Mesh System
Save $30: If there are certain areas in your home that don’t get wi-fi – we call them “dead spots” – a mesh-router system is a great and simple solution. There are a number of popular mesh-router systems out there, and they all basically do the same thing, but Google’s own system, called Google Wi-fi, is probably the best. It’s the cheapest, for starters, and it’s also the easiest to set up and monitor. All you need to do is plug one “hub” into your modem and the app walks you through the rest. For those with a small home or an apartment, one hub is probably all you need: it covers an area between 500-1500 square feet. Normally $129, it’s down to just $99 at B&H right now.


Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance Starter Kit
Save $50: Not only are Philips Hue the most trusted smart lights you can buy, but they also work with everything: Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa and Apple HomeKit. So no matter which smart speaker you’ve built your home’s ecosystem around, these lights will slot right in. They’re easy to set up and allow you to mess around with up 50,000 shades of white. This starter kit, which consists of two lights and a Hue bridge (which is needed for them to work), normally costs $150, but you can buy it for $100 right now on Amazon.


Power Tools and Home Improvement Gear
Save Up to 40% Amazon, for all its might, has yet to conquer some markets of consumerism. In tools and home improvement gear, Home Depot and Lowe’s still reign supreme in price, reliability, customer service, availability and shipping.

Take this Milwaukee Tool workbench setup, which is $699 at Home Depot and over $1,000 on Amazon. Or this Husky tool cabinet, which is $249 at Home Depot and over $450 on Amazon. How about a Makita hammer drill driver combo kit? It’s $235 at Home Depot, $100 more on Amazon. Feel free to compare yourself, you’ll find similar patterns across the board.

You’ll notice the gap between traditional mass hardware store prices and Amazon prices widens even further the larger the product is — tool cabinets, lawnmowers and so on. Also, both offer in-store pick up for online orders, meaning you save even more cash to avoid fat shipping charges on those big-ticket items (and the potential for mailman clumsiness).

Today, during Home Depot’s Overstock Sale, price disparity with Amazon is widened further, with more than 190 power tools knocked up to 40 percent off. Not a bad time to capitalize.


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The 5 Best Camper Trailers for Any Adventure
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Which Instant Pot Is Best? Read Before You Buy.
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The Secret Behind This Wine Club’s Success
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