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November 8, 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.


Bespoke Post Gift Box Subscriptions
Holiday shopping can bring about plenty of stress. So it’s important to also treat yourself a little bit during the holidays. But why settle for just one month when you can give yourself a specially-curated box each and every month?

Bespoke Post’s monthly boxes are based on a variety of themes that are always tailored to the individual. And Bespoke Post boxes offer some of the best value out there with $70+ of high-quality goods in each box for less than $50. You only pay for what ships, and you can skip or cancel anytime. Giving yourself a treat each month that’s made just for you is a great thing to look forward to after all the holiday shopping is done.


New & Noteworthy Releases

This Classic Piece of Fitness Equipment Just Got an Upgrade
This Classic Piece of Fitness Equipment Just Got an Upgrade

There's no such thing as a bad workout on a water rower.

This Home Robot Lays the Groundwork for the Future of A.I.
This Home Robot Lays the Groundwork for the Future of A.I.

The home robot Vector from robotics company Anki lays the groundwork for the continued evolution of artificial intelligence.

This Portable Laptop Battery Is Powerful and Pretty Cheap
This Portable Laptop Battery Is Powerful and Pretty Cheap

The V88 Portable Laptop Battery is a 1.5-pound battery that's capable of fully charging your MacBook Pro.

East Coast Defender’s Latest Resto-Mod Is this Gorgeous Range Rover Classic
East Coast Defender’s Latest Resto-Mod Is this Gorgeous Range Rover Classic

East Coast Defender's latest build, "Project Red Rover," is its second Range Rover Classic resto-mod, featuring a big V8 and streamlined aesthetic.

The Longines A-7 U.S.A. Exclusive Edition Resurrects a Pilot’s Watch From the 1930s
The Longines A-7 U.S.A. Exclusive Edition Resurrects a Pilot’s Watch From the 1930s

The A-7 Avigation watch was a little-known timepiece utilized by U.S. Army Air Corps Crews, resurrected here for the U.S. market by Longines.

You Can Get Custom Graphics on Some Audi Models, and That Is a Bad Thing
You Can Get Custom Graphics on Some Audi Models, and That Is a Bad Thing

"Partial Matting" would be a small dollop of social media brought to the one place you can get away from it.

Timberland Released Some Great Collaboration Boots this Week
Timberland Released Some Great Collaboration Boots this Week

Prices range from $175 to $260.


Fresh Deals

BOLDR Watches
A field watch should be ready for whatever you can throw at it. And while many watches claim to be field watches, few are truly rugged enough to handle any environment. The Venture Field Watch from BOLDR with its titanium case, however, is a true adventurer’s companion.

Made out of solid aerospace-grade titanium, the slim 38mm case is incredibly strong and extremely light. Water-resistant up to 330 feet, the Venture also sports a Nato strap with a titanium keeper and buckle. And with BOLDR’s lifetime warranty, you certainly won’t have to worry about the watch should something ever happen to it. Sleek and stylish, BOLDR’s Venture Field Watch can go anywhere you want it to and will look good along the way.



Two Great Coffee Makers
Save 20% There are hundreds of drip coffee makers in the world, but only 14 have earned the Specialty Coffee Association’s stamp of approval. The Certified Home Brewer Program is the most rigorous third-party coffee maker certification there is.

Today, two coffee makers from some of coffee’s biggest names — OXO and Breville — are on sale on Amazon, and both are SCA-certified. .

The Breville Precision Brewer ($240) and the OXO Barista Brain ($160) both produce excellent cups of coffee. For the prospective buyer, the Breville machine comes with more brew options and a bit more in the way of customizing your brew, and is a good bit faster to brew (this is thanks to a unique water heating system). The OXO brewer is a bit more compact (measure the space between your counter and cabinets before purchasing either) and straightforward, though, and is likely the better choice for the person who wants the easiest route to great coffee.

Both are at or near the lowest price we’ve ever seen them on Amazon today.


All-Clad Roasting Pan
Save 50% All-Clad, widely regarded as producers of the best stainless steel cookware money can buy, make a roasting pan and rack combo that typically runs $260. Today, it’s half that. All-Clad’s roaster pack is made with the same 18/10 stainless steel as its skillets and saute pans, and therefore is safe to put on the stove to make gravy from the turkey drippings. The rack itself is coated in a non-stick material, a helpful touch intended to keep meat from latching onto the rack.


Two of Patagonia’s Best Lifestyle Jackets Are on Sale Today
Save 50%: Patagonia is offering 50-percent off some of its best pieces in the Web Specials section of its website. Two highlights from the sale are the Tough Puff Shirt and the Nano Puff Bivy Pullover. Both are currently available in near-full size runs. — Gear Patrol

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Levis Holiday Sale
Save 30% The 501 Original Fit jeans from Levi’s are a classic for a reason. Generations before us have worn the slim fit and durable denim. Right now you can pick up a pair of your favorite style of jeans for 30 percent off. Stock up on fall staples like jean jackets, tees and pants all before the holidays. Enter code HOL30 at checkout. Here are a few of our picks. — Meg Lappe


Today on Gear Patrol

These Are 10 of the Best Vintage Reissues of 2018
These Are 10 of the Best Vintage Reissues of 2018

With an increasing focus on vintage, watchmakers are creating better old-school watch reissues.

The Best Smart Home Gadgets for the New Homeowner
The Best Smart Home Gadgets for the New Homeowner

From smart lights to smart thermostats, smart cameras and smart speakers – these are the ones that make the best gifts.

Rainy Day Office Style Items to Stay Dry and Look Good
Rainy Day Office Style Items to Stay Dry and Look Good

Dressing down because it's raining outside is a thing of the past with the technical materials being use in office attire, especially modern shoes.

The Best Gifts for Athletes
The Best Gifts for Athletes

Whether you're an elite or training for that level, these 20 gifts are for you.

The Best New Knives of October 2018
The Best New Knives of October 2018

This month, we saw the release of Kickstarter knives, a new take on a classic blade, a folder from a brand with a 100-year history and more.

The 15 Best Gifts for Dog Lovers
The 15 Best Gifts for Dog Lovers

This guide to the best gifts for the dog lover aims to improve the lives of both dog and parent. Call it a win-win.

These are the 7 Best Rubber Watch Straps You Can Buy in 2018
These are the 7 Best Rubber Watch Straps You Can Buy in 2018

A rubber watch strap is perfect for the water or for sports, but quality and price vary widely. Here are 7 of the best available.


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