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December 5, 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.


New & Noteworthy Releases

Build Your Dream Overlander Resto-Mod with FJ Company’ New Online Configurator
Build Your Dream Overlander Resto-Mod with FJ Company’ New Online Configurator

FJ Company recently launched the G40 program which lets you pick from three base trim levels to customize yourself with an all-new online configurator.

Buffalo Trace’s New Experimental Bourbon Brand Was 15 Years in the Making
Buffalo Trace’s New Experimental Bourbon Brand Was 15 Years in the Making

Buffalo Trace's revamped line is all about fiddling with one thing: barrels.

You Need to Know About This British Cycling Brand
You Need to Know About This British Cycling Brand

Want to impress your riding buddies? Introduce them to this boutique English cycling brand (it isn't Rapha).

This Is the Ultra-Thin Charger Your MacBook Air Needs
This Is the Ultra-Thin Charger Your MacBook Air Needs

It's way smaller than the wall adapter that comes with your MacBook Air or MacBook Pro.

The New Triumph Speed Twin Is a Bonneville With More Performance
The New Triumph Speed Twin Is a Bonneville With More Performance

The 2019 Triumph Speed Twin cherry picks the best parts from the brand's modern classic line to build what looks like one hell of a motorcycle.

This American-Made Leather Duffle Bag Is Built to Last
This American-Made Leather Duffle Bag Is Built to Last

Available in black Italian pebbled leather and smooth Horween Redwood Essex leather.

This Reader-Favorite Brand Just Dropped a New Trail Running Shoe
This Reader-Favorite Brand Just Dropped a New Trail Running Shoe

On Running takes its sneaker-building expertise to the trail.


Fresh Deals


Sennheiser CX 6.00BT Earbuds
Save $30: The Sennheiser CX 6.00BT were released earlier in 2018 and, in all honesty, they’re pretty standard wireless in-ear headphones. They’re lightweight and adaptable. And they boast the signature high-end sound that Sennheiser is well known for, supporting Bluetooth 4.2 and aptX codecs, too, so you can stream really high-quality tracks. Normally $100, you can order Sennheiser CX 6.00BT today from worldwidestereo.com for $70, which is $30 off and a deal you can’t find anywhere else. Just make sure to type in the code GEAR at checkout. At the very least, these headphones will make a great stocking stuffer.


Garmin Fenix 5X Sale
Save $130 Garmin makes some of the most reliable GPS tracking watches around. We’ve run with the Forerunner 235, the Vivoactive 3 and the Fenix 5S. Beyond marathon training, one of our favorite ways to use the Fenix 5S is for hiking. We awarded it one of the Best Hiking Watches this year and are still wearing it around town. It tracked our routes seamlessly, and the battery life is pretty impressive. Right now, you can save $130 off a Garmin Fenix 5X.

Whether you love running, hiking or adventuring, the Fenix 5X is the perfect model. It’s a hefty watch but comes with 20 hours of battery life, a super strong face and design, and a comfortable band. Check your VO2 max, messages, steps and more after each run around the block or down the hill. The watch monitors training status as well as how long you need to recover after your logged workouts. Shop this Amazon deal while it lasts.
— Meg Lappe


Computer Monitors
Save Up to 30% Good computer monitors are both expensive and, once purchased, very worth it. That is to say that once you’ve dipped your toes into the world of monitors with higher refresh rates (standard monitors operate at 60 Hz), shrunken response times, framerate smoothers and superior color depth, there’s no turning back.

Today, a slew of these monitors are on sale during Amazon’s PC-focused segment of its 12 Days of Deals. We’ve picked out a few below, but if you’re new to the jargon-filled world of computer monitors, prepare to do some Googling. An example: if you’re buying a monitor as a gift for a PC user, you should know what kind of graphics card the giftee uses — if it’s Nvidia look for G-Sync, if it’s AMD look for FreeSync. —Will Price


Frye Suede Boots
Save up to 40%:Contrary to some widely held beliefs, you don’t have to be cautious with suede boots. Roughout styles can take the same use and abuse as full-grain alternatives, and they age just as well. Now at Zappos, you can save up to 40 percent on a range of rugged suede boots from Frye. The selection includes Chelsea boots, harness boots and zip boots, available in a range of neutral colors. And for those who prefer slim or tapered pants: these styles are designed to sit under the cuff without causing abnormal bulging. — John Zientek


Today on Gear Patrol

2019 Mazda CX-9 Review: The Best SUV I’ve Ever Driven
2019 Mazda CX-9 Review: The Best SUV I’ve Ever Driven

A spirited family hauler that feels nothing like a family hauler.

The Most Stylish Men We Know Share Their Favorite Boots
The Most Stylish Men We Know Share Their Favorite Boots

Including Red Wing, RRL, Clarks and more.

These Overshirts Make the Perfect Lightweight Layer
These Overshirts Make the Perfect Lightweight Layer

The crisp mornings and cool evenings of fall call for the warmth of an overshirt. Here are a handful of our favorites, from Iron Heart, Filson and more.

4 Chronographs That Evoke the Motorsport Heritage
4 Chronographs That Evoke the Motorsport Heritage

TAG Heuer has long been connected with motorsport by way of its racing chronographs.

The 12 Best Down Jackets of Winter 2019
The 12 Best Down Jackets of Winter 2019

These top picks for lightweight, innovative down jackets will keep you warm from when the leaves fly until the snow melts next spring.

5 Gear Picks From One of the West’s Top Running Shops
5 Gear Picks From One of the West’s Top Running Shops

This running shop in Bend, Oregon, is one of the best. It helps when you have professional athletes that live in very close proximity.

Why You Should Care About How to Grind Coffee Beans
Why You Should Care About How to Grind Coffee Beans

There's a lot of science involved in making great coffee. Here are a few tips on one of the essentials: grinding your beans.

The Best Gifts for Whiskey Lovers
The Best Gifts for Whiskey Lovers

Though a popular gift this time of year, whiskey actually runs the risk of being thoughtless. These picks are anything but.

This Bold Bell & Ross Chronograph Has Supersonic Origins
This Bold Bell & Ross Chronograph Has Supersonic Origins

The limited-edition Bell & Ross BR-X1 Military chronograph was born from a lineage of the first supersonic flight and stealth fighter planes.

Roomba i7+ Review: This Is the Best Robot Vacuum You Can Buy. Period.
Roomba i7+ Review: This Is the Best Robot Vacuum You Can Buy. Period.

The Roomba i7+ from iRobot adds a self-emptying bin, remembers your floorplan and picks up all the dog hair in your house. Is that enough to justify $950.

Road Trip Gifts: For Those Who Love the Open Road
Road Trip Gifts: For Those Who Love the Open Road

We all know someone who loves the open road. Give them the tools they need to make their next road trip the best one yet.

This Exclusive Bundle Is the Perfect Gift for the Coffee Nerd in Your Life
This Exclusive Bundle Is the Perfect Gift for the Coffee Nerd in Your Life

The Ratio Eight Coffee Maker makes a cup of joe with the body and richness of a barista-made brew with the touch of a single button.

IWC’s Timezoner Spitfire Edition “Longest Flight” Is a True Purpose-Built Pilot’s Watch
IWC’s Timezoner Spitfire Edition “Longest Flight” Is a True Purpose-Built Pilot’s Watch

Developed for a trip around the world in a vintage aircraft, the Timezoner Spitfire Edition features a unique new movement and feature set.

IWC Expands Its Pilot’s Watch Line With New Materials, Features & Movements
IWC Expands Its Pilot’s Watch Line With New Materials, Features & Movements

Several new additions to the IWC pilot's watch offer something for everybody, including complicated movements, bronze cases and more.

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