December 17-21, 2018

A Look Back at the Gear We Discovered This Week


December 22, 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.

Monday, December 17

Triumph Just Made a Massive Mistake
Triumph Just Made a Massive Mistake

The Brits just slapped the ridiculous price tag on the two Scambler models — $14,000 for the Scrambler 1200 XC and $15,400 for the more hardcore XE.

The Pelton Sector Limited Edition Watch Features a Striking, Hand-Made Dial
The Pelton Sector Limited Edition Watch Features a Striking, Hand-Made Dial

It took over six hours to hand-craft a single dial for the new limited-edition run of Pelton's Sector Nickel Silver LE.

This New Shoe Company Doesn’t Care About Hype
This New Shoe Company Doesn’t Care About Hype

Kelly Dachtler is fed up with the way the footwear industry works, so he's laying his own tracks with his new brand, OB/VS.

Frank Sinatra’s Bizarre 1985 Chrysler LeBaron Wagon Is Up for Auction
Frank Sinatra’s Bizarre 1985 Chrysler LeBaron Wagon Is Up for Auction

Even with a turbo and leather seats, it remains a hideous icon from an era that nearly killed the station wagon.


Tuesday, December 18

More Middleweight Motorcycles Are On the Way
More Middleweight Motorcycles Are On the Way

Regardless of type – street, pure dirt or adventure – the total number of middleweight motorcycle choices is set to skyrocket over the next few years.

If You Don’t Like Merino Wool, Try Alpaca Instead
If You Don’t Like Merino Wool, Try Alpaca Instead

Like merino wool, alpaca fiber is warm, doesn't stink, and manages moisture.

Did a Japanese Design Studio Just Perfect the Ballpoint Pen?
Did a Japanese Design Studio Just Perfect the Ballpoint Pen?

Sometimes a great product is one that makes the boring parts of your day go by a little more smoothly.

Fluance’s New Turntables Are Perfected for Audiophiles
Fluance’s New Turntables Are Perfected for Audiophiles

These turntables are designed to make your current records sound even better.

Le Labo’s Concrete Candles Make a Great Stocking Stuffer
Le Labo’s Concrete Candles Make a Great Stocking Stuffer

And they smell good, too.

The Macallan Will Only Bring 5 Bottles of Its Newest Whiskey to the States
The Macallan Will Only Bring 5 Bottles of Its Newest Whiskey to the States

And you thought bourbon was getting expensive.


Wednesday, December 19

The Best Car In the Porsche Lineup Is the New 718 T
The Best Car In the Porsche Lineup Is the New 718 T

Porsche just took its entry-level mid-engine sports car and gave it the 'Touring' treatment.

This $150 Box of Socks Makes a Surprisingly Perfect Gift
This $150 Box of Socks Makes a Surprisingly Perfect Gift

Consider this a yuletide slam dunk.

Hoka One One’s Outdoor Boot is Urban Winter Approved
Hoka One One’s Outdoor Boot is Urban Winter Approved

These blacked out Hoka One One boots deserve a spot in everyone's closet.

This iMac Stand Solves the Problem of Hard-to-Reach Ports
This iMac Stand Solves the Problem of Hard-to-Reach Ports

Satechi is calling this stand the "perfect 2-in-1 solution" that both adds ports and elevates your desktop workstation.

The Nike Tailwind is Back Again in Two New Colors
The Nike Tailwind is Back Again in Two New Colors

The Tailwind OG popped back up in October, and this month they're back in two new colors.

This Is the First Waterproof AirPod Case That Apple Actually Endorses
This Is the First Waterproof AirPod Case That Apple Actually Endorses

Order for the Apple Store now. Get it before Christmas.


Thursday, December 20

It Looks Like Volkswagen Is Definitely Bringing Back the Beach Buggy
It Looks Like Volkswagen Is Definitely Bringing Back the Beach Buggy

Volkswagen hints at bringing back the Beach Buggy, this time as an all-electric vehicle, and it couldn't be more perfectly timed.

These May Be the Best New Gym Shoes of 2019
These May Be the Best New Gym Shoes of 2019

These gym-specific sneakers are the ideal new shoe for 2019 fitness endeavors.

This Limited-Edition Jacket Features a Unique Leather from Horween
This Limited-Edition Jacket Features a Unique Leather from Horween

Oiled roughout cowhide from Horween with matte black hardware.


Friday, December 21

This Might Be the Most Hands-Off Charcoal Grill Ever
This Might Be the Most Hands-Off Charcoal Grill Ever

One of the best chef's in the world launched a new line of things to cook with, including a charcoal grill that lights itself.

You Should Know About This Boutique Cycling Brand
You Should Know About This Boutique Cycling Brand

Isadore is a boutique cycling apparel company that was founded by two former World Tour riders, Martin and Peter Velits.

These No Nonsense Gloves Sets Have Everything You Need
These No Nonsense Gloves Sets Have Everything You Need

Roughout leather gloves or mittens, mil-spec liners, Sno-Seal and more.

This New Watch From Parmigiani Features an Unusual, Utterly Captivating Dial
This New Watch From Parmigiani Features an Unusual, Utterly Captivating Dial

The newest offering from Michel Parmigiani's eponymous watch brand blends disparate inspirations into a beautiful, unique design.

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