January 15, 2019

Today in Gear: Great Wool Blankets to Beat the Cold, Detroit Auto Show Updates & More


January 15, 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

The Best of the 2019 North American International Auto Show
The Best of the 2019 North American International Auto Show

The unofficial theme at this year's North American International Auto Show is "kickass."

Sony’s True Wireless Earbuds Are Just $100
Sony’s True Wireless Earbuds Are Just $100

Looking for true wireless earbuds to workout in? Save big on these.

The Royal Oak “Jumbo” Ultra-Thin Looks So Damn Good in This Combination of Gold
The Royal Oak “Jumbo” Ultra-Thin Looks So Damn Good in This Combination of Gold

Slim proportions and a pink gold-toned dial make this iteration of the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak "Jumbo" Extra-Thin an instant hit.

This Is the Productivity Accessory Your Laptop Needs
This Is the Productivity Accessory Your Laptop Needs

This invisible laptop stand is perfect for anybody who works from at a portable workstation.

These Sweat-Proof Earbuds Should Survive a HIIT Workout
These Sweat-Proof Earbuds Should Survive a HIIT Workout

Whether it's raining or snowing outside, these earbuds will help you power through your next workout.

This Limited Edition Breitling Bucks a Big Trend in Modern Watchmaking
This Limited Edition Breitling Bucks a Big Trend in Modern Watchmaking

Breitling's new chronograph is an officially licensed dedication to one of the giants of mid-century commercial air travel.

Thirst No More: These Hip Packs Are Exactly What You Didn’t Know You Needed
Thirst No More: These Hip Packs Are Exactly What You Didn’t Know You Needed

Whether you run, bike, walk or hike, lumbar hydration packs are the easiest way to keep the breeze at your back.


Fresh Deals


Sony SP700N True Wireless Earbuds
Save $78: Sony’s SP700N’s do have a lot of redeeming qualities. They sound good. They are sweat- and water-resistant. And thanks to a combo of silicone earbuds and earwings, you can get them to fit very snugly in your ears. All in all, I’d recommend them to most anybody looking for true wireless earbuds to workout in. As for price, the SP700N’s are usually expensive, coming in at $178, eBay is selling them for more than $75 off.


Burrow Furniture
Save 10% Among many internet furniture companies, Burrow manages to be a bit different. Its couches, chairs, throws and pillows are all made in the US and all ship to your place for free. The cushion fabric on the couch and chairs is stain-resistant, and there’s even a built-in USB port to plug a phone or laptop charger into.

Burrow furniture arrives at your home in a few boxes. This means there’s some assembly required, but it’s all snapping parts together and a bit of elbow grease (Burrow says it requires no tool and takes 10 minutes, max).

Today on Huckberry, Burrow gear is 10 percent off — a forgettable discount on most things, but not a couch. Ten percent off a Burrow couch is a cool $120 saved. Huckberry stocks the couch in grey, navy and charcoal. —Will Price


Filson Clothing and Accessories
Save up to 65%:Seattle-based brand Filson has been outfitting loggers, hunters and all forms of rugged outdoorsmen with clothing and gear since 1897. The brand’s wool and tin cloth outerwear has gone largely unchanged for a century and its bags are favorites of both city commuters and rural workers. Filson’s reputation for quality materials and American manufacturing justify the price point of its products — if you buy a Mackinaw jacket, chances are you’ll still be wearing it decades from now.

But if you want to pick up something from the brand for a substantial discount, head over to Filson’s Winter Sale where you can save up to 65 percent on a range of rugged clothing and gear. Pick from outerwear, bags and more, but don’t wait because things are selling out quickly. — John Zientek


Lodge Cast-Iron Skillets
Save Up to 50% The cast-iron skillet is heavy and occasionally tedious, but it’s the only piece of cookware that you can buy dirt cheap and not see much drop-off in performance. Truth be told, the pans boutique skillet-makers are putting out don’t perform that much better than your everyday Lodge skillets. They’ll typically be a fair bit lighter and sport a machined-smooth cooking surface (food will release from them with a bit less fuss), but it’s not necessarily game-changing.
Today on Amazon, Lodge’s cast-iron skillets are on sale. Starting a $5, Lodge’s range runs wide — a creme brulee-sized 3.5 inches at the smallest to a whopping 15-inch, 12-pound behemoth at the largest. Don’t forget to buy extra oil for seasoning. —Will Price


Lucchese Boots
Save up to 30%:Founded in 1883, Texas-based Lucchese makes some of the finest boots in America. Originally based in San Antonio, the company moved to El Paso in 1987 where it is still headquartered today. While the brand has outsourced some of its entry-level production to Mexico, it still makes a range of top-tier boots in America. And while the high prices rightly reflect the quality materials and domestic craftsmanship, they also signal that these boots are investments.

If you’ve been jonesing for a pair of Lucchese boots but haven’t wanted to pay list price, head over to Zappos today. You can save up to 30 percent on a range of American-made styles including cowboy boots, Chelsea boots and more. There are plenty of sizes and colors available, so browse the selection and see what catches your eye — it’s hard to beat the quality and finishing on these. — John Zientek


Today on Gear Patrol

How to Take Care of Your Oily Skin
How to Take Care of Your Oily Skin

Oily skin may seem like a drag, but treat it right and you'll shine in the best way possible.

2019 Is the Year of the Adventure Vehicle
2019 Is the Year of the Adventure Vehicle

The tally of overlanders and adventure vehicles saw a steady increase from 2017-2018, and 2019 is shaping up to be a crescendo.

9 Great Wool Blankets to Keep You Warm This Winter
9 Great Wool Blankets to Keep You Warm This Winter

Moisture-resistant, warm, odor-resistant and more, wool is the best choice for a warm winter blanket.

Detroit Auto Show: Powerful Gasoline Engines Aren’t Dead Yet
Detroit Auto Show: Powerful Gasoline Engines Aren’t Dead Yet

Carmakers sliced through the mobility jargon with some gasoline-swilling performance.

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.


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