November 26-30, 2018

A Look Back at the Gear We Discovered This Week


December 1, 2018 Briefings By

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.


Tuesday, November 27

Take Home a $400 Yeti Cooler for Free
Take Home a $400 Yeti Cooler for Free

We're giving away one of the best coolers of 2018 and 100 issues of our newest magazine to 101 lucky readers. Will you be one?

Not All Hiking Boots Should Be Worn in the City
Not All Hiking Boots Should Be Worn in the City

Unlike shoes and boots created for scaling mountains, Fronteer's outdoor-inspired footwear is designed to wear in cities.

This Mini Multitool Claims to Be the World’s Smallest
This Mini Multitool Claims to Be the World’s Smallest

This EDC is less than one inch and does everything you need.

The Honda CRF450L Rally Is Too Good to Just Be a Concept
The Honda CRF450L Rally Is Too Good to Just Be a Concept

The CRF450L Rally, inspired by the Dakar race bike, would be easier to live with day-to-day but Honda will need to make a few changes.

It Took a Knife Company to Make a Pen This Pretty
It Took a Knife Company to Make a Pen This Pretty

The latest project from the maker of some of our favorite pocket knives is a writing utensil that's sure to impress.

Meet Nécessaire, the Body Care Line that Treats Showering Like Sex
Meet Nécessaire, the Body Care Line that Treats Showering Like Sex

This new line of body wash, lotion and personal lubricant, treats skincare and having sex in the same refreshing breath.

The Most Popular Mechanical Keyboard of the Decade Gets a Small But Welcome Upgrade
The Most Popular Mechanical Keyboard of the Decade Gets a Small But Welcome Upgrade

By and large, mechanical keyboards are clicky and loud. Razer's new mechanical keyboard isn't,

The New Rivian R1T Truck Is A Direct Challenge to Land Rover
The New Rivian R1T Truck Is A Direct Challenge to Land Rover

Supposedly, it drives like a Corvette on-road and romps like a Wrangler off-road and is more practical than a Subaru.

This Solar-Powered Watch is Made from 85% Reclaimed Materials
This Solar-Powered Watch is Made from 85% Reclaimed Materials

The SWII from One Eleven Watches is made from recycled water bottles and castor bean oil byproduct -- and it's perfect for the outdoors.


Wednesday, November 28

With This Device, Specialized Just Made Cycling Safer
With This Device, Specialized Just Made Cycling Safer

Specialized's tiny new device knows when a rider goes through a crash, and will automatically call for help if it's needed.

This High-Performance Hatchback Should Be a BMW But It’s Not
This High-Performance Hatchback Should Be a BMW But It’s Not

You can certainly see the influence of BMW bubbling to the surface with an injection of old-school 'ultimate driving machine' bloodlines.

This Is the All-New Jeep Gladiator Pickup Truck
This Is the All-New Jeep Gladiator Pickup Truck

Ever since we got our hands on the newest Jeep Wrangler late last year, we immediately started asking when the pickup version would out.

This Is the Hangboard Alex Honnold Swears By
This Is the Hangboard Alex Honnold Swears By

Alex Honnold is one of the greatest free solo climbers ever. He uses the Beastmaker 2000 to work on finger strength. Here's why you need one, too.

Here Are 3 New 2019 Knives You Should Know About
Here Are 3 New 2019 Knives You Should Know About

CRKT has revealed a handful of new pocket knives slated for release in 2019, and there's a lot to get excited about.

Our Favorite Wool Slippers Just Launched a Blacked Out Model
Our Favorite Wool Slippers Just Launched a Blacked Out Model

Glerups makes some of the best all-wool slippers -- and the latest charcoal model is possibly our new favorite.

These Wool Knits Are Made by Japanese Master Craftsmen
These Wool Knits Are Made by Japanese Master Craftsmen

Hats, socks, scarves and more.

This $60 Wood Cutting Board Is Smart Without Being Fussy
This $60 Wood Cutting Board Is Smart Without Being Fussy

Material prides itself on creating kitchen gear that is essential. This smartly-made cutting board is just that.

The Bravur Geography Series is an Elegant Take on the GMT Watch
The Bravur Geography Series is an Elegant Take on the GMT Watch

Bravur's newest offering melds minimalist Scandinavian design with a Swiss automatic movement for a particularly attractive dual-time zone watch.


Thursday, November 29

This May Be Trek’s Fastest Bike but It’s Not for Racing
This May Be Trek’s Fastest Bike but It’s Not for Racing

Trek used the platform of its high-performance road bike to create its newest e-bike, a drop-bar model called the Domane+.

The New Porsche 911 Is a Radical Departure From the Last, Just Not Visually
The New Porsche 911 Is a Radical Departure From the Last, Just Not Visually

The new Porsche 911 comes with a big price hike, but take a look at the new performance numbers and the spec sheet is just as eye-watering.

Everlane’s New $68 Jeans Are Built for Winter Weather
Everlane’s New $68 Jeans Are Built for Winter Weather

Cut from 13.5-ounce Italian denim.

The Swatch Sistem51 Blue Edition for HODINKEE is the Perfect Entry-Level Automatic
The Swatch Sistem51 Blue Edition for HODINKEE is the Perfect Entry-Level Automatic

If you're looking for an affordable, entry-level automatic watch, this special collaboration between Swatch and Hodinkee is an excellent candidate.

Audi Reveals the e-Tron GT at the LA Auto Show
Audi Reveals the e-Tron GT at the LA Auto Show

The E-Tron GT is a four-door sports coupe engineered for an extremely low center of gravity, great handling and 590 horsepower.

Apparently, This Is Ford’s Latest Project
Apparently, This Is Ford’s Latest Project

Are Ford and GM earnestly preparing for the post-automobile future? Or, is this two companies doing a little bit of PR?


Friday, November 30

Now You Can Test Arc’teryx Gear for Free
Now You Can Test Arc’teryx Gear for Free

Arc'teryx just launched its Gear Library, a program that lets you try out its gear before you buy it, for free.

If You Think Cast-Iron Skillets Have to Be Heavy, Think Again
If You Think Cast-Iron Skillets Have to Be Heavy, Think Again

There are typically only two things people knock cast-iron skillets for: upkeep and weight. Michigan's Marquette Castings solves one of these things.

This Pocketable Power Bank Is the Backup Battery Your iPhone Needs
This Pocketable Power Bank Is the Backup Battery Your iPhone Needs

Mophie's powerstation with Lightning connector is a small 5,050mAh portable power bank that can extend the battery of an iPhone X by 20 hours.

Add Some Color to Your Wardrobe with These Limited Edition Sweaters
Add Some Color to Your Wardrobe with These Limited Edition Sweaters

Riffing on the Shaggy Dog sweater.

Timex and The Good Company Collaborate on a Special MK1 Watch
Timex and The Good Company Collaborate on a Special MK1 Watch

Timex continues its recent streak of collaborations by partnering with The Good Company on a special edition of its popular field watch.

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