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October 25, 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.

Aether’s Dakota Jacket
When winter hits, having a jacket both hefty and handsome is crucial. Aether’s Dakota Jacket ticks both of those boxes.

The Dakota Jacket is a stylish, ultra warm and weatherproof insulated 800-fill-grey-goose down jacket made from waxed canvas that’s ideal for winters in the city. It also features wool-blend ribbing at the collar and cuffs, which adds a touch of refinement. As for storage, there are plenty of exterior and interior pockets to carry all of your necessities on-the-go. Additional features include branded donut snaps with thumb loops that make it easy to close with one hand and a two-way zipper at the center to keep you warm and nimble. A rugged jacket that will get better with time and wear (like your favorite pair of jeans), the Dakota is ready for whatever winter brings.


New & Noteworthy Releases

The New ‘iPad Pro X’ Will Be All-Screen and No Notch
The New ‘iPad Pro X’ Will Be All-Screen and No Notch

Many of the best iPhone XS features could come over to the new iPad Pros, which are expected to be announced next week.

This Grill Is Completely Excessive and Kind of Awesome
This Grill Is Completely Excessive and Kind of Awesome

Francis Mallmann partnered with one of our favorite brands and made a grill that's almost as over the top as he is.

The Most Comfortable Cool-Weather Pants Are Here
The Most Comfortable Cool-Weather Pants Are Here

Embrace the cords.

You Don’t Need a Big SUV to Tow These New Lightweight Adventure Trailers
You Don’t Need a Big SUV to Tow These New Lightweight Adventure Trailers

You don't need a massive SUV to tow these lightweight trailers from the new brand TetonX. Starting at 700lbs, all you need is a small car and a sense of adventure.

Bremont’s Supersonic Watches are Inspired by an Icon of Flight
Bremont’s Supersonic Watches are Inspired by an Icon of Flight

Bremont's newest offering is a tribute to the famed Concorde aircraft, and actually incorporates a piece of a Concorde in each watch.

A Look at 4 Premium Travel Items Thule Will Release in 2019
A Look at 4 Premium Travel Items Thule Will Release in 2019

The 2019 product line by Thule is one of its most comprehensive yet and stays true to its focus on superior design, style and safety.

There’s a Great Deal on This Timeless Jack Mason Dive Watch
There’s a Great Deal on This Timeless Jack Mason Dive Watch

Jack Mason's Diver Automatic watch is an homage to the timeless dive watches, and Gear Patrol readers can get a special deal on it.


Fresh Deals


Breville Barista Touch
Save $600: There are more details to get into — milk texture and temperature adjustments, ways to fiddle with water pressure and temperature, grind level and so on. But what’s most important to know is this: it cranks out impressive espresso from your kitchen countertop, it’s normally close to $2,000 and today it’s $600 off.


Gerber Knives Sale
Save 33%: Whether it’s time to invest in a new EDC or you’re looking to upgrade from a previous model, a variety of Gerber knives are on sale today. Thanks to Amazon’s deals of the day, you can save up to 33 percent on mini knives, game folders, tactical knives — even a Bear Grylls ultimate knife. The deals are only around for a brief 24-hours so grab one while you can right now.
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Sonos One (Bundle of Two)
Save $57: Sonos One speakers are great. I have two in my house, paired with another Play:1 speaker, and the three speakers combine in a seamless multiroom system that I control with my voice. Sonos normally sells its Sonos One speaker for $199 a pop, but it also sells bundle packs of two Sonos One speakers for $379, so you can save $20 if you know you want to buy two. If two Sonos One speakers interest you, eBay is currently discounting the bundle even further – if you use the code PICKUPTEN at checkout, you can get the bundle down to $341. That’ll save you another $37.

Also: If you want to add to your home’s Sonos system, but you don’t need to talk to Alexa, Sonos is still selling refurbished models of its Play:1 speaker for just $119 – that’s $30 off the normal $149 price.


John Varvatos Fingerless Gloves
Save 78%: For the cool autumn months, fingerless knit gloves are something of a necessity. When the temperature dips and the wind picks up, they’ll keep your hands warm, but still easily allow for smartphone use. New York designer John Varvatos offers a classic iteration of the style that is now heavily discounted at Nordstrom Rack. You can pick up a pair in either gray or black for just $15 — that’s savings of 78 percent. — John Zientek


Ami Desert Boots
Save 30%: Parisian brand Ami offers a range of understated wardrobe staples for everyday wear. Designer Alexandre Mattiussi founded the brand in 2011 after working for Dior, Givenchy and Marc Jacobs, and as such, the clothes he creates for Ami are a reaction to the trend-driven garments made by his former high-fashion employers. A great example of the brand’s style is its Desert Boot, a classic three-eye style made from rich brown suede. Featuring a black crepe sole, the boot is both comfortable and versatile. And now at East Dane, it’s 30 percent off and costs $340. While definitely an investment, it’s sure to go with just about everything in your wardrobe. — John Zientek


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This Shop Features Some of the Coolest Japanese Products in the World, and You’ve Never Heard of Any of Them
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Dopp Kit Essentials for Surviving Holiday Travel
Dopp Kit Essentials for Surviving Holiday Travel

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10 Best True Wireless Earphones of 2018 – Which Is Right For You?
10 Best True Wireless Earphones of 2018 – Which Is Right For You?

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