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January 14, 2019 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

Follow Our Coverage of SIHH 2019 for This Year’s Biggest Watch Industry News & Updates
Follow Our Coverage of SIHH 2019 for This Year’s Biggest Watch Industry News & Updates

This week, the Palexpo facility in Geneva, Switzerland, will become the center of the watch world for the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie, or SIHH, a luxury watch show rivaled only by BaselWorld in...

Subaru WRX STI S209: The Most Powerful STI Ever Is an AWD Dream
Subaru WRX STI S209: The Most Powerful STI Ever Is an AWD Dream

The simple philosophy behind the S209 over the standard models is more power, less weight and more downforce.

2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500: Affordable and Purpose-Built to Embarrass Supercars
2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500: Affordable and Purpose-Built to Embarrass Supercars

With a supercharged 5.2L V8 that will generate more than 700hp, the Shelby GT500 is the most powerful street-legal Mustang ever.

The Spyderco Ikuchi Folder Is Like a Paring Knife for Your Pocket
The Spyderco Ikuchi Folder Is Like a Paring Knife for Your Pocket

This ultra-slim pocketknife from Spyderco is discreet and perfect for chopping up your lunch.

2020 Volkswagen Passat: Mostly the Same, Still a Great Deal
2020 Volkswagen Passat: Mostly the Same, Still a Great Deal

The Passat is much less powerful than the Audi A6, but it looks vaguely similar and costs half as much.

2020 Toyota Supra Revealed: Return of the King
2020 Toyota Supra Revealed: Return of the King

It felt like this day would never come. Toyota officially unveiled the all-new 2020 Supra at the North American International Auto Show.

Don’t Sleep on West Elm’s New Bathroom Gear
Don’t Sleep on West Elm’s New Bathroom Gear

West Elm's Water Street collection is the affordable and good-looking version of everything you need in your bathroom.

2020 Cadillac XT6: Does the All-New Three-Row Model Even Stand a Chance?
2020 Cadillac XT6: Does the All-New Three-Row Model Even Stand a Chance?

There’s no doubting the Cadillac brand’s historic resonance. But, there’s an open question whether the Cadillac brand serves as a buoy or a millstone for GM.

Outerknown Just Made Its Everyday Chinos More Winter-Friendly
Outerknown Just Made Its Everyday Chinos More Winter-Friendly

Made from a rugged, durable organic cotton twill.


Fresh Deals


TRX Slam Ball Sale
Save 15% There’s never been a better time to upgrade your home gym. While you don’t need much to get it going, we’re big fans of the TRX (after all the Navy SEALS use it) and its corresponding tools. The TRX will help you improve strength, coordination and overall fitness. And to hit those high-intensity goals, TRX created a variety of gear you can also use to up your burn and sweat levels. The TRX training slam ball is one of those accessories that will help you push yourself past your current limits. — Meg Lappe


The North Face Base Camp Duffel Sale
Save 25% Whether you’re heading to Colorado for a ski trip or out to Jackson for some backcountry skinning and split-boarding, you’re going to need a durable duffel. The North Face’s Base Camp duffel is one of those time-tested bags that hasn’t changed much over the years, mostly because the original was pretty awesome. It’s of the best adventure duffels available thanks to an exterior of laminated ballistic nylon and a spacious main compartment. This durable duffel is a purchase you’ll never regret. — Meg Lappe

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Sony-WH-1000XM2 Noise-Canceling Headphones
Save $168:Most retailers still sell Sony’s WH-1000XM2 headphones for $348 — like on Amazon — which is actually crazy considering Sony’s WH-1000XM3 headphones are the exact same price. That said, good deals on the WH-1000XM2 headphones are becoming more common. For example, one of the best deals we’ve seen is running right now on eBay — its selling WH-1000XM2 headphones for $180, which is almost half off. It should be noted that these are “manufacturer refurbished” models, but eBay has an excellent 30-day returns policy if you have any issues. Both black and silver models are available.


Furniture from Target
Save Up to 60% Target’s Home section is worthy of praise. The mega-retailer’s unlikely blend of frugality, surprising quality and clean looks is refreshing.

Today, a host of its already-cheap furniture is discounted even further. We’re talking couch for just over $100 cheap. —Will Price


Hestra Arthur Gloves
Save 52%:When it comes to leather gloves, Swedish brand Hestra makes some of the best for any activity. While the brand offers a range of rugged alpine skiing and mountaineering gloves, it also produces a line of dress gloves appropriate for daily use in the city.

The Arthur model is a quintessential example of this style. The glove is cut from hairsheep suede — sourced from the high altitude regions of Ethiopia, then tanned and dyed in Naples — and is lined with wool to keep your hands warm in freezing temperatures. It features elastic at the wrist for a secure fit and is handsewn throughout utilizing a technique perfected in the 17th century.

Normally $125, these gloves are now 52 percent off at Nordstrom Rack and cost just $60. They’re available in sizes S through XL, so if you’re in need of a new pair of winter gloves for everyday use, don’t pass on this sale.
— John Zientek


Today on Gear Patrol

The Best Garage Equipment To Outfit Your Workspace
The Best Garage Equipment To Outfit Your Workspace

The importance of having the right tools at the right time cannot be overstated, but what about the garage itself?

Why You Should Never Buy Your Ski Boots Online
Why You Should Never Buy Your Ski Boots Online

When it comes to ski boots, you should always consult a professional bootfitter.

Affordable Dream Car: The BMW 330i ZHP Is the Smart Man’s M3
Affordable Dream Car: The BMW 330i ZHP Is the Smart Man’s M3

Sold between 2003-2006, BMW 3301 models with the ZHP Performance Package are available for a relative bargain, yet provide all the thrills.

7 Iconic Watch Bracelets Every Fan Should Know
7 Iconic Watch Bracelets Every Fan Should Know

Some watch bracelets are instantly recognizable, even outside the diehard collector's community. Here's a look at seven of the most popular.


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