January 23, 2019

Today in Gear: GoPro’s Latest Go-Anywhere Adventure Camera, Our Absolute Favorite Watches from SIHH 2019 & More


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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.


Whatever your plans, you need a camera that can withstand the voyages you’re embarking on. That choice has been a GoPro for years. It still is. With the rugged camera brand’s latest release, the HERO7 Black, that sentiment isn’t simply reinforced, it’s cemented — the HERO7 Black is GoPro’s most sophisticated camera yet.

Here’s what makes it superior. The development of HyperSmooth technology ensures the end of shaky videos. Voice commands allow for easy hands-free filming on-the-go. The SuperPhoto feature analyzes lighting situations to ensure the optimal image. And the new direct-to-social live streaming capabilities offer an experience unlike anything else. All of this adds up to making the premier adventure camera even better for documenting wherever your 2019 travels take you.


New & Noteworthy Releases

6 New Pocket Knives You Should Know About
6 New Pocket Knives You Should Know About

Knifemakers from around the world just revealed all of the new designs they plan to release in 2019.

The New Seiko 5 Is Still Affordable, Mechanical and Colorful
The New Seiko 5 Is Still Affordable, Mechanical and Colorful

The Seiko 5 has been an inexpensive watch line for decades — now it's being reimagined with an inner rotating bezel and dual crowns.

Three Cars with the Best Resale Value in 2019 are Subarus
Three Cars with the Best Resale Value in 2019 are Subarus

Subaru just won Kelley Blue Book’s 2019 Best Resale Value award for the Crosstrek, Legacy, and Outback.

Polo’s New Heated Jacket Is Powered By Serious Tech
Polo’s New Heated Jacket Is Powered By Serious Tech

Ralph Lauren is bringing the DuPont technology that warmed Team USA at the 2018 Winter Olympics to a limited-edition winter parka.

Triumph Brings Its Most Beautiful Bike to the Next Level
Triumph Brings Its Most Beautiful Bike to the Next Level

Photos of the Triumph Thruxton R TFC leaked late last year, but now we have detailed drool-inducing photos to go along with the bike's official performance numbers.

One Simple Feature Makes These Sport Sunglasses Better than the Rest
One Simple Feature Makes These Sport Sunglasses Better than the Rest

Alba Optics makes some of the sleekest and highest performing sunglasses in the cycling world. Its third frame just dropped.


Fresh Deals


Dyson V8 Vacuums
Save 30% Among Dyson’s vast and expensive catalog, the V8 vacuum stands out. The cordless vacuum sports more suction power and battery life than its preceding model, and its entire filtration system is washable — meaning you don’t have to replace the filters as often. And because it’s three years old, it can be had for much less than the most up-to-date model.

Today on Amazon, the V8 Absolute is marked down to $350 — or more than $100 lower than any price we’ve seen before. —Will Price


Zwilling x Bob Kramer Chef’s Knife
Save $60Owning a Bob Kramer knife is a status symbol. Owned by culinary giants like Thomas Keller, Charlie Palmer and Andrew Zimmern, Kramer’s knives sell at auctions for tens of thousands of dollars, and he’s got a years-long waitlist to boot.

It should be noted that this is a high carbon steel blade, meaning it shouldn’t be washed in a dishwasher or left with any moisture on it. If you’re serious about picking up a carbon steel knife, it would be wise to pick up some knife oil, too. —Will Price


Sony WH1000XM3 Noise-Canceling Headphones
Save $50: The Sony WH1000XM3 are the best noise-canceling headphones you can buy. This past December we gave them a 2018 GP100 award, which we give to the 100 best products of the year. If you haven’t heard of these headphones, here’s what you need to know: Sony released the WH1000XM3 this past fall and they’re better than the Sony WH1000XM2 in every way. They sound better. They’re better at noise-cancellation. They have modern perks, like USB-C charging. And now you can get them for a discount. Amazon is selling refurbished models for $300 — that’s a savings of $50. Both black and silver models are available at this discount.



Sitewide Savings
Take 25% Off Everything on Levi.com Right now, Levi’s is selling everything on its website for a whopping 25 percent off. Just be sure to enter the code THANX25 at checkout to take advantage of the great deal.
— Justin Fenner


Today on Gear Patrol

The 12 Best New Watches of SIHH 2019
The 12 Best New Watches of SIHH 2019

This year's SIHH saw watch companies developing exciting new movements and innovative takes on classic complications.

Breville Bambino Plus Review: A Compact Espresso Machine That Doesn’t Cost a Fortune
Breville Bambino Plus Review: A Compact Espresso Machine That Doesn’t Cost a Fortune

In a vacuum, the newly released Bambino Plus works exactly as advertised. In the real world, it casts a narrow net.

Document Your 2019 Travels With the Ultimate Adventure Camera
Document Your 2019 Travels With the Ultimate Adventure Camera

The GoPro HERO7 Black is the ultimate travel camera to document wherever 2019 takes you.

11 Cars We Can’t Wait To Drive in 2019
11 Cars We Can’t Wait To Drive in 2019

After taking it all in, these are the cars and trucks we're looking forward to driving the most in 2019.

2020 Porsche 911 Carrera Review: Better In Almost Literally Every Way
2020 Porsche 911 Carrera Review: Better In Almost Literally Every Way

This eighth generation is bigger in many dimensions, wonderfully powerful and strikingly fast – more so than its predecessor by a longshot.

The 10 Best Audio Products to Come Out in the Last Year
The 10 Best Audio Products to Come Out in the Last Year

Audio went way beyond buzzy smart speakers this year. Here are our favorite launches and updates of 2018.

The Affordable Oris Aquis Date Relief Packs a Punch
The Affordable Oris Aquis Date Relief Packs a Punch

For their second release of the year, Oris adds a refreshing new take on the dive watch for their popular and affordable Aquis range.

5 New Workouts And Classes to Try in 2019
5 New Workouts And Classes to Try in 2019

If your 2019 goals are starting to slow down, heed these five tips and get moving.

The Best Standing Desks for the Home or Office
The Best Standing Desks for the Home or Office

Each has been selected for their design, ergonomics and ability to toggle between sitting and standing positions.

The 10 Best Travel Mugs Money Can Buy
The 10 Best Travel Mugs Money Can Buy

Mugs designed to keep your favorite hot coffees and teas warm for commuting. Whether for a gift or a personal go-to, these are just perfect.


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