October 29—November 2, 2018

A Look Back at the Gear We Discovered This Week


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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 29

Ford May Be Planning a High-Performance Four-Door Mustang
Ford May Be Planning a High-Performance Four-Door Mustang

At a closed-door meeting, attending dealers were allegedly told a four-door Mustang is on the way.

This Smartphone Has an In-Screen Fingerprint Reader
This Smartphone Has an In-Screen Fingerprint Reader

It's got most of the latest high-end hardware specs you'd expect, but starting at just $549, you're getting them at a really good deal.

22 Years of Customer Feedback Makes This Winter Gear Great
22 Years of Customer Feedback Makes This Winter Gear Great

Backcountry announces its first proprietary line of technical ski gear, based on decades of experience selling stuff made by other brands.

John Elliott’s New Down Coat Is the Most Stylish Way to Stay Warm This Winter
John Elliott’s New Down Coat Is the Most Stylish Way to Stay Warm This Winter

One of the most covetable jackets of the season.

These Top-Tier Japanese Sunglasses Are Hard to Find Stateside
These Top-Tier Japanese Sunglasses Are Hard to Find Stateside

Featuring titanium and Carl Zeiss CR-39 lenses.

If You Grew Up With PlayStation, It’s Now Your Turn to Get a Classic
If You Grew Up With PlayStation, It’s Now Your Turn to Get a Classic

The PlayStation Classic is a miniature version of the original PlayStation console.


Tuesday, October 30

Why the Sweatpants in The Row’s New Menswear Collection Cost $790
Why the Sweatpants in The Row’s New Menswear Collection Cost $790

Not for the light-walleted or faint of heart.

The New MacBook Air Looks Like the Perfect Laptop for Most Apple Fans
The New MacBook Air Looks Like the Perfect Laptop for Most Apple Fans

Apple has finally reimagined the aging MacBook Air with a Retina Display, Touch ID, faster internals and a form factor that's 10% thinner.

Apple Releases First New Mac Mini in 4 Years — and It’s a Powerhouse
Apple Releases First New Mac Mini in 4 Years — and It’s a Powerhouse

The last time Apple updated the Mac Mini was slightly over four years ago. So this new release has been a long time coming for Mac power users who need more than a laptop can...

The New iPad Pro Is Sexier, Brighter, More Powerful and Has Face ID
The New iPad Pro Is Sexier, Brighter, More Powerful and Has Face ID

They have smaller bodies, bigger screens and also ditch the Lightning port in favor of USB-C.

Curious About Wharncliffe Pocket Knives? This is the One to Get
Curious About Wharncliffe Pocket Knives? This is the One to Get

Ka-Bar is best known for its military knives, but the company's latest was designed with a shape specifically for everyday use.


Wednesday, October 31

United By Blue’s New Sustainable Puffer Is Made From Bison Fur
United By Blue’s New Sustainable Puffer Is Made From Bison Fur

You might just forget what the cold feels like with this new insulated jacket.

Audio-Technica’s Super Popular Studio Headphones Are Now Wireless
Audio-Technica’s Super Popular Studio Headphones Are Now Wireless

The ATH-M50xBT are wireless versions of Audio-Technica's ATH-M50x studio headphones. They're available today for $199.

Need a Last-Minute Halloween Costume? Head to Suitsupply
Need a Last-Minute Halloween Costume? Head to Suitsupply

The brand's latest release looks like it was pulled from the set of the 1931 film 'Dracula.'

Patagonia’s Former CEO Made a Car Seat and It’s Pretty Sick
Patagonia’s Former CEO Made a Car Seat and It’s Pretty Sick

A former Patagonia CEO teamed up with some other material-minded industrialists and came out with a super light, super safe car seat.

Don’t Miss Out on These Limited-Edition Sneakers From Vans
Don’t Miss Out on These Limited-Edition Sneakers From Vans

Featuring an embossed black suede upper.

The New Fleece from Outdoor Voices is All We Want to Wear Right Now
The New Fleece from Outdoor Voices is All We Want to Wear Right Now

It's cozy, made of recycled wool and will keep you #DoingThings for longer.

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.


Thursday, November 1

This Is the Perfect Affordable Wireless Hi-Fi System
This Is the Perfect Affordable Wireless Hi-Fi System

KEF has introduced the LSX, a stereo speaker system that's essentially just a smaller, cheaper and more colorful version of the company's elite LS50 Wireless speaker system.

These Might Be the Perfect Headphones for Long-Distance Runners
These Might Be the Perfect Headphones for Long-Distance Runners

14 hours of battery life and a personal audio experience. These are the Jaybird Tarah Pro wireless headphones.

Reebok’s New Sustainable Sneakers Are 100% Vegan
Reebok’s New Sustainable Sneakers Are 100% Vegan

These animal-friendly kicks are sleek and USDA certified.

One of America’s Best Roasters Just Made it Easier to Drink its Coffee
One of America’s Best Roasters Just Made it Easier to Drink its Coffee

Verve has led the American specialty coffee movement from early days. Now, its released a canned coffee that promises the freshness and quality to its lofty standards.

Lodge Released a Two-Piece Set of Cast-Iron Cookware That’s Tailored for the Outdoors
Lodge Released a Two-Piece Set of Cast-Iron Cookware That’s Tailored for the Outdoors

About a month ago, Lodge quietly released a pretty handy set of cast-iron cookware that's tailored for campfires.

This Might Be the Most Practical Bike Helmet for Commuters
This Might Be the Most Practical Bike Helmet for Commuters

It weighs less than a pound and fits right in your briefcase.

These Are the Most Travel-Friendly Bags We’ve Ever Seen
These Are the Most Travel-Friendly Bags We’ve Ever Seen

A fully-waterproof backpack that'll fit in the palm of your hand? Yeah, we'll take that.

An Ex-Government Land Rover is All the Defender You’ll Ever Need
An Ex-Government Land Rover is All the Defender You’ll Ever Need

There's no doubt about it: overlanding is an expensive (read: addictive) hobby, but getting a rig already perfectly set up can save you time and money.


Friday, November 2

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.

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