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Today in Gear: A Burly Chronograph Diver from Oris, Audi’s Empowered New R8 & More


October 24, 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.


Oris Aquis Chronograph
A dive watch with a chronograph function is not something one comes across every day. But, when done properly, this combination can offer a useful elapsed-time measurement complication in a waterproof package for a true statement timepiece.

This is what Oris has achieved in its Aquis Chronograph. Water-resistant down to 500 meters, the Aquis Chronograph achieves high legibility with a dark blue dial that sports white numerals and indices. The multi-piece stainless steel case measures 45.50 mm and features a unidirectional rotating bezel with black ceramic diver’s inlay. The chronograph itself is easily operated with rounded pushers that respond instantly to applied pressure. With its rubber dive strap, the Aquis Chronograph is a wonderful tool that surpasses expectations both in the water and on land.

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New & Noteworthy Releases

Danner’s Latest Weatherproof Boots Have You Covered
Danner’s Latest Weatherproof Boots Have You Covered

Cold feet no more: the insulation in these boots makes them practically winterproof.

This Is the Motorcycle the Triumph Scrambler Always Should Have Been
This Is the Motorcycle the Triumph Scrambler Always Should Have Been

Triumph turned up the off-road eccentricities and gave the new Scrambler 1200 the capabilities it deserves and then some.

Everlane’s New Fleeces and Puffers Are Good (In More Ways Than One)
Everlane’s New Fleeces and Puffers Are Good (In More Ways Than One)

And prices range from $60 to $198.

The New Audi R8 Has More Power and Better Styling
The New Audi R8 Has More Power and Better Styling

Going into 2019, the Audi R8 V10 gets massive updates amounting to more than just an average refresh and redesigned front bumper.

Say Hello to a Cutting Board Worthy of Your Christmas List
Say Hello to a Cutting Board Worthy of Your Christmas List

Five Two is Food52's new gear brand, and its cutting board is the first product. Verdict: it's sick.


Fresh Deals

BLDG Active Skin Repair
Whether heading out for a ride or hitting the road for a weekend adventure, there’s one 3-ounce bottle that could make or break your outing. Everyone that enjoys an active life knows that cuts, scrapes, sunburn and bug bites are part of the deal but can turn a fun weekend into misery in a hurry. Now there’s a quick fix for all skin irritations: BLDG Active Skin Repair Spray and Hydrogel.

The non-toxic, multi-functional skin and wound repair solution kills 99.9 percent of all bacteria and helps speed the natural healing process. The main ingredient is Hypochlorous (HOCl), which is naturally produced by white blood cells to kill bacteria, reduce inflammation and help speed healing. Since it’s also non-sensitizing, it can be used on the face and other sensitive areas. Active Skin Repair is the better way to repair your skin and speed your body’s natural recovery process.

Get 10 percent off your order when you use the code gearpatrol at checkout.


Matfer Carbon Steel Skillets
Save 40%: Today, these Matfer carbon steel skillets are discounted fairly deeply on Massdrop. Matfer Bourgeat is a French family business that expanded stateside 25 or so years ago. Its main customers are chefs, hotels and catering services.


Streamlight ProTac 2L-X Flashlight Sale
Save $48: Finding the perfect EDC flashlight requires some research, a little patience and a knowledge of exactly what you want. Whether you’re looking for something to use in the field or at home, the technical expectations change slightly. If you can’t make up your mind or want something that’s guaranteed to handle a variety of tasks, the Streamlight ProTac 2L-X is an excellent place to start. A crowd-pleaser that’s also easy to carry makes this one of our award-winning everyday carry flashlights. A 500 lumen light isn’t the brightest out there but will do the trick in any condition. The removable pocket clip means it’s a breeze to throw in a back or side pocket. Right now, the light is down to just $37 from its original price of $85 but shop quickly since the deal is up at the end of today (as of publishing). — Meg Lappe[


Refresh Your Luggage With This Massive Tumi Sale
Save up to 40%: Need a luggage refresh? You’re in luck: Nordstrom Rack is offering an insane amount of Tumi luggage for up to 40 percent off. Pick from scores of backpacks, satchels, briefs, duffels and hard-sided suitcases in a plethora of colors and materials. Basically, there’s something to fulfill anyone’s needs, but you’ll have to act quickly, as the flash sale ends in a day.— Andrew Connor


Red Wing Heritage Pecos Boots
Save 47%: Though many people associate Red Wing with building work boots for farmers and factory employees in the Upper Midwest, the company also had an office in Dallas that opened in the early 1920s. To serve the Texas market where men preferred pull-on riding boots, Red Wing developed its own pull-on boot in the ‘30s. By the ‘50s, it had refined the style and given it the name of a small Texan town. And while the Pecos boot was developed in the rugged West, it quickly became a favorite across the country due to its simple silhouette, comfortable fit and durability.

If that sounds like a boot for you, head over to Nordstrom Rack for a very rare deal. You can save 47 percent on a pair of Pecos boots made with Black Skagway leather from the S.B. Foot Tanning Company in Minnesota. Currently, the style is available in sizes 7 to 10.5 (E width is standard for the Pecos silhouette) and it costs just $160. Pull them on, wear them hard, use them for years — they look equally at home on the ranch and in the city. — John Zientek


Today on Gear Patrol

Want a Excellent Soundbar for Under $100? It’s Possible
Want a Excellent Soundbar for Under $100? It’s Possible

Your beautiful new 4K TV is great. Its built-in speakers not so much.

The Story Behind Three of the Most Popular Indoor Cycling Bikes
The Story Behind Three of the Most Popular Indoor Cycling Bikes

You might be surprised to learn that three of the most popular indoor cycling fitness studios all tapped the same designer to create their bikes.

7 Outdoor Creatives Pushed Themselves (and Their Gear) in New Zealand
7 Outdoor Creatives Pushed Themselves (and Their Gear) in New Zealand

Urban Armor Gear took seven outdoor photographers and influencers to New Zealand recently to put its new products to the test in the wild.

How to Hem Your Pants
How to Hem Your Pants

Clean, fashion-forward and conservative.

15 of the Greatest Automotive Instrument Clusters of All Time
15 of the Greatest Automotive Instrument Clusters of All Time

When the gauges receive care, effort and attention to detail, you can often find yourself glancing down in admiration rather than checking the dials for any relevant information.

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