November 5-9, 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, November 5

What Makes These Skis Great? Limited-Edition, 13-Year-Old Whiskey
What Makes These Skis Great? Limited-Edition, 13-Year-Old Whiskey

A key ingredient in Parlor's new custom downhill skis comes directly from the award-winning WhistlePig distillery.

This Might Be the Best Instant Coffee You Can Buy
This Might Be the Best Instant Coffee You Can Buy

There's a rush in the specialty coffee space to make great instant coffee and, frankly, it's very confusing.

Ducati Unveils Its All-New 2019 Lineup
Ducati Unveils Its All-New 2019 Lineup

If there's one theme to sum up the flock of bikes Ducati brought to EICMA this year; it's bigger and better.

Wandering Photographers, This New Backpack Is for You
Wandering Photographers, This New Backpack Is for You

Shimoda Designs launched last year with expedition-worthy photography backpacks, but its new bag is more versatile and travel-friendly.

Helinox and Rumpl Collaborated on a Camp Chair and We Love it
Helinox and Rumpl Collaborated on a Camp Chair and We Love it

Camping is infinitely better when your backside is warm and your chair is plush.

Let Your Favorite Summer Sneaker Brand Carry You Into Fall
Let Your Favorite Summer Sneaker Brand Carry You Into Fall

Since their merge with Nike, Converse is putting out footwear that kicks ass year-round.

Dsptch and 3sixteen Just Released the Ultimate Daypack
Dsptch and 3sixteen Just Released the Ultimate Daypack

Available in four tonal colorways.


Tuesday, November 6

This Cast-Iron Skillet Pays Tribute to Vintage Pans Prized by Collectors
This Cast-Iron Skillet Pays Tribute to Vintage Pans Prized by Collectors

Like the Griswolds, Wagners and legends of cast iron gone by, Field's signage has changed in time. Even if it's only been a year.

Nike’s New Running Jacket Looks Strange for a Reason
Nike’s New Running Jacket Looks Strange for a Reason

Nike's latest running jacket looks different, but is designed intentionally to help runners maintain their training in harsh weather.

The Yamaha Ténéré 700 Is the Adventure Motorcycle We’ve Been Waiting For
The Yamaha Ténéré 700 Is the Adventure Motorcycle We’ve Been Waiting For

Yamaha finally announced the Ténéré 700 will go into production. The bad news is we have to wait until 2021.

The North Face Purple Label and Spike Jonze Just Released Some Distinctive Luggage
The North Face Purple Label and Spike Jonze Just Released Some Distinctive Luggage

Featuring original check-pattern fabric made by the Italian textile house Para.

Dollar Shave Club’s New Men’s Colognes Are Just $50 a Bottle
Dollar Shave Club’s New Men’s Colognes Are Just $50 a Bottle

Blueprint, a new line of six men's fragrances from Dollar Shave Club, was built with affordability and inclusivity in mind.


Wednesday, November 7

Autodromo Updates The Group B Watch With an Integrated Bracelet
Autodromo Updates The Group B Watch With an Integrated Bracelet

Autodromo's Group B Series 2 gets a new look with an integrated steel bracelet and an awesome new dial color option.

The Aero 701 Is Stunningly Beautiful and Needs to Be Built
The Aero 701 Is Stunningly Beautiful and Needs to Be Built

The concept bikes are pouring out of EICMA, and the Husqvarna Vitpilen 701 AERO Concept stands out among the crowd.

Visvim Made an Exclusive Collection for Mr Porter and It’s Exceptional
Visvim Made an Exclusive Collection for Mr Porter and It’s Exceptional

28 pieces including jeans, knits and footwear.

When It Comes to Everyday Cooking, This Is the Pan You Want
When It Comes to Everyday Cooking, This Is the Pan You Want

Cast-iron skillets aren't the only pan that can hold its heat. Carbon steel carries many of the same properties as iron, but weighs less and is hugely popular in professional kitchens.

This Beautiful Stereo Console Works With Your Sonos Speakers
This Beautiful Stereo Console Works With Your Sonos Speakers

It's the best of both worlds. You can stream music or play records.


Thursday, November 8

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.


Friday, November 9

This Espresso Machine Is Tiny and Doesn’t Cost a Fortune
This Espresso Machine Is Tiny and Doesn’t Cost a Fortune

Breville is home espresso making royalty, and it may have just realeased its most accessible machine yet.

These New Sweats Are Well Worth the Price
These New Sweats Are Well Worth the Price

Cut and sewn in Los Angeles, they are made from cotton grown in North Carolina.

The Best AirPod Alternatives Are $50 Off Today
The Best AirPod Alternatives Are $50 Off Today

Jabra's Elite 65t true wireless headphones fit and sound great, plus they come with a bunch of features that AirPods lack.

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