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November 2, 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.


VKTRY Gear Athletic Performance Insoles
There is a lot of gear out there designed to elevate your athletic performance. Insoles are rarely thought of as a boon to athletic performance, but that’s because not all insoles are like VKTRY Gear’s insoles.

Proven to increase explosiveness by over 9 percent on average, increase vertical by an average of 1.6 inches and decrease 40-yard dash time by .12 seconds, VKTRY Performance Insoles are made from aerospace-grade carbon fiber in a patented curved shape to return the energy an athlete generates. This comes back in the form of increased power, speed and agility. They also provide added support, stability and shock absorption to protect against lower body injuries. There’s a reason why 44 NFL, NBA and MLB teams and over 100 NCAA teams wear VKTRY Performance Insoles: they can offer an explosive edge.

Enter GP70 at checkout to save $70 on VKTRY Performance Insoles.


New & Noteworthy Releases

Brew Watch Co’s Retrograph is a Wearable Espresso Shot Timer
Brew Watch Co’s Retrograph is a Wearable Espresso Shot Timer

Some of the coolest watches take design inspiration from unusual places — the Brew Watch Co. Retrograph is a case in point.

These Cashmere-Lined Winter Boots Are Designed to Walk on Ice
These Cashmere-Lined Winter Boots Are Designed to Walk on Ice

Made from water-resistant and stain-resistant calf suede.

The MkII Cruxible is an Updated Take on a Classic Military Watch
The MkII Cruxible is an Updated Take on a Classic Military Watch

MkII, makers of beautiful, contemporary versions of vintage military watches, has updated the American A-11 for modern wear.


Fresh Deals


Kershaw Leek Pocket Knife
Save 54%: Kershaw’s Leek pocket knife is unremarkable at first glance. It’s slim, with a three-inch, drop-point blade and a thumb stud for opening, like many everyday task-oriented blades. But not all knives are flash and flourish, and the unsuspecting Leek is innovative, iconic even, for the mechanism inside of it.

That small bit of machinery is called SpeedSafe, and it was developed by Ken Onion, a former US Marine and an industry-renowned knife designer who has created more than 30 patents for blade technologies. SpeedSafe was his remedy for restrictive laws against switchblades; it’s a fast and smooth mechanism that springs to life partway through the action of opening the blade (think of it as semi-automatic). If this sounds familiar, that’s because even though Onion designed the tech for Kershaw, many other companies have since adopted similar variations.

The Leek is great because it’s so simple, and if you’re in need of a solidly-reliable pocket knife for everyday use it’s a good option. Right now you can get a Leek with carbon fiber handles for 54 percent off at Massdrop. — Tanner Bowden


Rev’It Millburn Jacket
Save 42%: There are those who choose to winterize their motorcycles and store them until Spring, which is perfectly normal and fine. Then there are those of us who can’t go that long without riding, layer up and soldier through the colder months. When the latter is the case, getting the right gear is mandatory, but sacrificing style doesn’t have to be. The Rev’It Millburn Jacket is a subtle call back to military-style jackets of old and it’s also entirely ready for some of the worst winter has to throw at you.

The outer shell is a polyester and cotton twill with a Hydratex G-liner for waterproofing and a thermal liner to help keep you extra toasty. You also get decent on-road protection with Seesmart CE-level 1 armor at shoulders and elbows. It’s another stylish motorcycle from Rev’It that packs legitimate impact protection, and today it’s 42% off. — Bryan Campbell


Monoprice Strata Home
Save $27 The Strata Home doesn’t boast the absolute precision and speed-heating of Anova’s option, or the app control of the Joule, but it is more than half the cost of either right now. The Strata Home, which usually retails around $70, is $43 on Monoprice’s site — that’s $20 cheaper than it is on Amazon. Pro tip: you can use ordinary ziplock bags, you don’t actually need a vacuum sealer.


Levi’s Made and Crafted Sweatshirts
Save 30%:In early November, citizens in North America undergo a bombardment of holiday ads. The post-Halloween-pre-Black-Friday weeks are a time for brands and retailers to make forthright pitches for your hard-earned money, and while you may not want to think about the hectic aspects of the holidays quite yet, you can always prepare for the relaxed times. Now at East Dane, you can save 30 percent on the perfect sweatshirts for holiday lounging from Levi’s Made and Crafted. Available in both crew neck and hoodie and zip-up styles, they’re sure to keep you comfy this season, no matter the state of family celebrations. — John Zientek


Today on Gear Patrol

Cannondale SuperX Review: A True All-Rounder
Cannondale SuperX Review: A True All-Rounder

If push comes to shove, this bike will happily tackle hours-long off-road jaunts just as well as it tackles your local cyclocross circuit.

You Don’t Need A Yacht to Own a Vintage Yacht Timer Watch
You Don’t Need A Yacht to Own a Vintage Yacht Timer Watch

Some of the most stylish and unique race timers built exclusively for sailing on the high seas.

2019 Volvo S60 T6 R-Design Review: A Sports Sedan for the Sensible Guy
2019 Volvo S60 T6 R-Design Review: A Sports Sedan for the Sensible Guy

Just because the S60 is sportier than the S90 doesn’t make it a sports car. Fun can be had, but it makes a better impression in other ways.

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