January 2-4, 2019

A Look Back at the Gear We Discovered This Week


January 5, 2019 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.


Wednesday, January

The Jimny Black Bison Edition by Wald International is Aggressively Awesome
The Jimny Black Bison Edition by Wald International is Aggressively Awesome

Do you need aero scoops on a Jimny? Absolutely not. But, since when does need come into it?

These Impeccable Boots Are Now Available for Pre-Order
These Impeccable Boots Are Now Available for Pre-Order

Vintage-inspired styles made in Japan.

Now’s Your Chance to Buy Some of Japan’s Most Coveted Whisky
Now’s Your Chance to Buy Some of Japan’s Most Coveted Whisky

The first booze release of the year is a 300 bottle haul of whisky from a famous Japanese distillery.


Thursday, January

Can This New Brand Finally Make Ski Boots Comfortable?
Can This New Brand Finally Make Ski Boots Comfortable?

Dahu boots hopes to upend how we think about ski boot design (and comfort) with its innovative two-piece construction, but will performance be sacrificed?

The Last Time This Chef’s Knife Was Available It Sold Out in 24 Hours
The Last Time This Chef’s Knife Was Available It Sold Out in 24 Hours

This knife uses the same stuff Wustof, Victorinox and other power players in the Western knife game use for their nicer blades, except Made In's is only $89.

BMW Needs to Admit It Has a Problem
BMW Needs to Admit It Has a Problem

The M2 Gran Coupe will hit showroom floors later this year, but BMW must admit it has a problem.

We’re Obsessing Over This Gorgeous Backyard Upgrade
We’re Obsessing Over This Gorgeous Backyard Upgrade

This is how you build the coolest backyard of anyone you know.

These Japanese Sweatshirts Look and Feel Like Well-Worn Vintage Favorites
These Japanese Sweatshirts Look and Feel Like Well-Worn Vintage Favorites

Available in indigo and black.


Friday, January

Mophie’s Super-Powerful Portable Charger Is Perfect for Commuters
Mophie’s Super-Powerful Portable Charger Is Perfect for Commuters

Mophie announced two tiny portable power banks that are designed to charge the latest iPhones and Androids smartphones as fast as possible.

A Restored Vintage Off-Roader That’s Actually Affordable
A Restored Vintage Off-Roader That’s Actually Affordable

There was no shortage of undeniable craftsmanship in 2018 dedicated to breathing new life into old overlanders. But, all that fine work comes at a hefty price — this '84 Land Cruiser does not.

A Pocket Knife Company Just Made a Blade for the Kitchen
A Pocket Knife Company Just Made a Blade for the Kitchen

We Knife Co. is known for its futuristic pocket knives, but its latest blade is Japanese-inspired and built for the kitchen.

These Norwegian Door Mats Blend Commercial-Grade Durability with Designer Looks
These Norwegian Door Mats Blend Commercial-Grade Durability with Designer Looks

Heymat's door mats are as beautiful as they are tough, and their newest offerings are just plain awesome.

Is It a Zippo? No, It’s Klipsch’s First True Wireless Earbuds
Is It a Zippo? No, It’s Klipsch’s First True Wireless Earbuds

As you'd expect, they're supposed to deliver the same excellent sound that you'd expect from Klipsch.

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