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Today in Gear: 2018’s Best Tech Releases, Our Favorite New Winter Running Kits & More


December 13, 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

HODINKEE Just Collaborated with Hermès on Two Beautiful New Limited Edition Watches
HODINKEE Just Collaborated with Hermès on Two Beautiful New Limited Edition Watches

These two special editions feature gorgeous blue dials made especially for this collab with HODINKEE.

These Wireless Noise-Canceling Earbuds Are Just $80
These Wireless Noise-Canceling Earbuds Are Just $80

Yep, that's $220 than what the Bose QC30s are going for.

The World’s Top Whiskey Expert Says This Is One of the Best Bottles of the Year
The World’s Top Whiskey Expert Says This Is One of the Best Bottles of the Year

Canadian Club's new 41-year-old expression is its oldest to date. But it's not just for show — this is a great bottle of booze.

We Bet Ralph Lauren Will Love These New Running Shoes
We Bet Ralph Lauren Will Love These New Running Shoes

District Vision teams up with Salomon, one of the most recognized brands in the trail running community, to create a new sneaker.

This Is the Underrated Piece of Camping Gear Everyone Needs
This Is the Underrated Piece of Camping Gear Everyone Needs

Tarps are as basic as camping gear gets, but they're also equally versatile. Kammok's new Khuli Pro might be one of the best.

The AX-9 Is the Versatile Adventure Motorcycle Helmet You Need
The AX-9 Is the Versatile Adventure Motorcycle Helmet You Need

AGV announced the all-new AX-9 adventure riding helmet earlier this year and it's finally hitting US shores.

This Lightweight Ducati Supersport Will Take You Back in Time
This Lightweight Ducati Supersport Will Take You Back in Time

At zero miles, with factory plastic wrap still intact, this Ducati Supersport 1000DS 'Race' could be yours for just under $5,000.


Fresh Deals



Outerknown’s 24 Hour Sale
Save 30% on These World-Saving Jeans Outerknown’s sustainable S.E.A line includes three truly great looking pairs of jeans in a variety of colors, and all of them are built from earth-friendly materials in a construction that’s made to last. For the next 24 hours, you can take 30 percent off a pair of jeans that just might help save the world. All you have to do is enter the code JEANS30 at checkout to take advantage of the deal.PIECE— Justin Fenner



J.Crew’s Extremely Affordable Cashmere
From Under $100 to Under $60 J.Crew’s Everyday Cashmere Sweater is a bargain at its full price of $98, but right now Nordstrom has marked it down by 40 percent.— Justin Fenner


Titleist Golf Balls
Save $8 Among the hundreds of deals and price drops associated with Amazon’s sports-themed Deal of the Day today, a diamond of a deal lies hidden in the rough. That diamond is actually a dozen diamonds, and it’s Titleist golf balls. The V1 and the V1x sets (the only difference is softness) are down a paltry $8, but seeing as that’s the lowest price either set has ever been on Amazon, the drop is welcome all the same. It’s likely this will be the easiest stocking stuffer decision of the year. —Will Price


Winter Vacation Clothing
Save up to 79%:If you’re using the winter holiday to escape to a warmer climate, it’s worth picking up some new clothes suitable for your trip. Though most retailers are still hocking cool-weather garb, a couple stores are selling beach-ready clothing at steep discounts. Head over to Todd Snyder for Los Angeles-made polos and swing by Nordstrom Rack to score some understated trunks — you’ll save up to 68 percent. — John Zientek


Today on Gear Patrol

The 10 Best Tech Products of 2018
Technology doesn’t slow down for anything and this year’s top gadgets proved it.

With the Series 4, Apple Mastered the Smartwatch. Finally.
Four years down the road, the Apple Watch comes into its own.



These Are the Best-Sounding True Wireless Earbuds, Bar None
These Are the Best-Sounding True Wireless Earbuds, Bar None

The Momentum True Wireless offer tremendous sound quality, comfort, battery life and connectivity.

The Inventor of the Snowboard Has a New Brand
The Inventor of the Snowboard Has a New Brand

After a rare nervous syndrome brought Jake Carpenter, founder of Burton Snowboards, to the brink of death, he decided to get creative.

The Best Winter Running Kits of 2018
The Best Winter Running Kits of 2018

Let no temperatures dissuade you from logging your miles outside this winter.

What’s the Best Way to Keep Coffee Fresh? Science Says to Keep the Bag.
What’s the Best Way to Keep Coffee Fresh? Science Says to Keep the Bag.

What is the best way to keep coffee fresher, longer? As it turns out, it's probably best to just leave it in the bag.

I’ve Had This Fleece in My Winter Kit for the Past 7 Years. Here’s Why
I’ve Had This Fleece in My Winter Kit for the Past 7 Years. Here’s Why

The Arc'teryx Stryka Hoody is the ultimate outdoor fleece.

This Japanese-Made Flight Jacket Is Lined with Alpaca Fleece
This Japanese-Made Flight Jacket Is Lined with Alpaca Fleece

A modern take on the B-2 flight jacket.

The Perfect Speaker Upgrade For All Roku Smart TVs
The Perfect Speaker Upgrade For All Roku Smart TVs

Bottom line: if you own a Roku smart TV, and you want better sound quality without spending a fortune, these speakers are a no-brainer buy.

The 14 Best Gifts for Trail Runners
The 14 Best Gifts for Trail Runners

Over the river and through the woods, these gifts will go the distance.

I’ll Wear This Weird Techy Crewneck Pullover Every Day
I’ll Wear This Weird Techy Crewneck Pullover Every Day

The North Face's Ventrix pullover is outdoor lifestyle apparel at its best. I wear mine to the top of mountains and in downtown New York.

The 15 Best Affordable Mechanical Watches
The 15 Best Affordable Mechanical Watches

A mechanical watch doesn't have to break the bank — here are 15 of the most affordable, from field watches to divers to dress watches.

This Performance Mountain Wear Is Designed to be Worn Anywhere
This Performance Mountain Wear Is Designed to be Worn Anywhere

Aztech Mountain creates garments that can transition from ideal performance on the mountain to après style without missing a beat.


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