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January 18, 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 North Face’s Most Exclusive Collection Is Coming to the US
The North Face’s Most Exclusive Collection Is Coming to the US

The North Face Purple Label is a highly sought-after streetwear brand that, until now, has only been available in Japan.

The ERA Prometheus Is a Tourbillon Watch Nearly Anyone Can Afford
The ERA Prometheus Is a Tourbillon Watch Nearly Anyone Can Afford

The ERA Prometheus watch is an impressive tourbillon timepiece that retails for under $1,500, meaning nearly anyone can afford it.

A More Affordable Old-School BMW M3 Is On the Way
A More Affordable Old-School BMW M3 Is On the Way

The next generation BMW M3 is on its way and with a new, more affordable, no-frills, manual-only trim as well. It's about time.

How to Get Nike’s New Running Shoe Before It Comes Out
How to Get Nike’s New Running Shoe Before It Comes Out

The new iteration of Nike's Epic React Flyknit, the running shoe that debuted its high-end foam, was just revealed. Here's how to get it.

This Jean Maker Has a Two-Year Waitlist. Here’s How to Get His Style Now
This Jean Maker Has a Two-Year Waitlist. Here’s How to Get His Style Now

A 1950s style jeans made with Japanese denim.

Dark-Roasted Coffee Could Be the Comeback Story of 2019
Dark-Roasted Coffee Could Be the Comeback Story of 2019

The idea behind Trade's new coffee subscription is that good coffee can, and should, be for everyone.

The Ultimate Smart Gadget You Don’t Need? This Is It
The Ultimate Smart Gadget You Don’t Need? This Is It

Yes, it's a massage chair.


Fresh Deals


Kramer Zwilling Chef’s Knife
Save $90 For most people on the planet, buying a new Bob Kramer knife is a pipe dream. Owned by esteemed chefs and food moguls like Thomas Keller, Mario Batali, Charlie Palmer and Andrew Zimmern, Kramer’s custom knife waitlist is quite literally years long, and his knife auctions frequently see individual blades close at prices in the tens of thousands.

Thankfully, if you want a knife designed (but not made) by Bob Kramer, it’s markedly less expensive. Kramer’s series of knives produced by Zwilling are not as enviable as those that Kramer makes himself, but they much of the same knife DNA. The Kramer Euroline Essential chef’s knife sports a wide blade, polished bolster, curvy ergonomic handle and the tri-circle logo on the handle — all are indicative of a Kramer-designed blade. This is also the only Kramer-designed knife to be produced using stainless steel rather than carbon steel, making it perfect for those who don’t want to deal with the requisite maintenance of a carbon steel blade.

Today, that knife is 36 percent off — good for a $90 savings. —Will Price


TCL 5-Series 4K TV (65-inch)
Save $200+: If you’re looking for a 4K TV and you’re on a budget, you want to go TCL. The company makes the best bang-for-your-buck 4K TVs, and you really can’t go wrong. (Vizion also makes really good options.) Obviously, the biggest TV-watching event of the year is just a few weeks away and naturally, you’re going to see a lot of good deals on TVs in the coming days (especially considering that most manufacturers just announced new models at CES last week), but this is an early one that caught my eye. It’s on TCL’s 5-Series from last year (2018). It’s a beautiful 4K TV that supports Dolby Vision HDR — it looks great — and has a Roku smart interface. And now it’s on sale.


Bell Bullit Retro Helmet
Save $170 The Bell Bullitt is the quintessential vintage-styled motorcycle helmet on the market, right now. And it’s no surprise — the Bell Star, the first ever full-faced motorcycle helmet is the inspiration for the Bullitt. So technically, all the other retro lids out there are imitating the Bell, but hey, they say that’s the highest form of flattery. Today, different styles of the Bell Bullitt are nearly half-off, at $230. Stock up for the first ride of spring. —Bryan Campbell


Faherty Clothing
Save up to 80%:New York-based clothing brand Faherty is having a huge sale right now with prices slashed by up to 80 percent. It’s a great opportunity to pick up some new threads for a good price as the Surplus sale includes shirts, sweaters, pants more. While the styles are all relatively standard, it’s the fabric that sets these apart from the competition. Designer Mike Faherty custom develops fabric for each garment in order to achieve a worn-in feel and sun-kissed appearance. So if you see a style you like, you can be sure the pictures don’t do it justice — it’s all about the in-person experience. An experience that’s much more accessible while this sale is running. — John Zientek


Today on Gear Patrol

2020 Supra: Toyota is Hell-Bent on Reviving Its Reputation
2020 Supra: Toyota is Hell-Bent on Reviving Its Reputation

The Supra name returns to the Toyota lineup, making it clear Toyota is hell-bent on changing the world's idea of its cars.

The 6 Best Toners for Oily Skin
The 6 Best Toners for Oily Skin

From $5 witch hazel to $50+ jasmine water, these toners make managing oily skin a breeze.

The One Tool Trainers Always Pack in Their Suitcase
The One Tool Trainers Always Pack in Their Suitcase

Trainers and fitness professionals share all the gear they stash away in their suitcases so they can keep up their training routine while traveling.


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