January 22-25, 2019

A Look Back at the Gear We Discovered This Week


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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.


Tuesday, January 22

2019 Chevy Silverado: Seriously, Just Get the V8. Here’s Why
2019 Chevy Silverado: Seriously, Just Get the V8. Here’s Why

Turbocharged four-cylinders work great in smaller cars. But, they still have to work to push a full-sized truck at speed.

Can’t Decide What to Wear to Work? This New Capsule Is for You
Can’t Decide What to Wear to Work? This New Capsule Is for You

Off White's capsule collection for Mr Porter, entitled "Modern Office", is filled with clothes that'll make you the coolest guy at work.

Every Camper Should Consider Buying This $50 Sleeping Pad
Every Camper Should Consider Buying This $50 Sleeping Pad

Closed-cell sleeping pads are traditionally bulkier and less comfortable, but Nemo Equipment's new mattress addresses those issues head-on.

If Apple Made a Mechanical Keyboard, It’d Look a Lot Like This
If Apple Made a Mechanical Keyboard, It’d Look a Lot Like This

Keychron's extra-skinny wireless keyboard was a huge Kickstarter success. Now you can actually buy one.

Nomos Releases Bracelet Versions For Their Much-Loved Club Campus Watches
Nomos Releases Bracelet Versions For Their Much-Loved Club Campus Watches

Long marketed by NOMOS as the gift watch for new graduates or rising young professionals, the brand's automatic Club Campus watch is finally available on a gorgeously minimal OEM steel bracelet.

Triumph Officially has a Competitor In the World of Off-Beat ADV Motorcycles
Triumph Officially has a Competitor In the World of Off-Beat ADV Motorcycles

Moto Guzzi finally announced pricing and arrival date for its all-new retro-styled V85 TT adventure motorcycle.

This Is the First Wireless Charging Case for AirPods
This Is the First Wireless Charging Case for AirPods

How much would you pay for an accessory that wirelessly charges your AirPods? Is it $37?


Wednesday, January 23

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.


Thursday, January 24

Bell & Ross Returns To Its Military Roots With the New Bi-Compass
Bell & Ross Returns To Its Military Roots With the New Bi-Compass

The last few years saw Bell & Ross expand its watch offerings with round case shapes, but the Bi-Compass takes us back to the beginning.

The Best Cars to Buy in 2019
The Best Cars to Buy in 2019

The new car market is packed with choices this year, but KBB.com's list of best cars to buy in 2019 should help the decision process.

This Cast-Iron Skillet Caters to Cooks Who Want the Heat without the Maintenance
This Cast-Iron Skillet Caters to Cooks Who Want the Heat without the Maintenance

Milo made one of our favorite cooking products of 2018, and its first new product of 2019 looks to follow suit.

Ford has an All-New, Smaller Pickup On the Way
Ford has an All-New, Smaller Pickup On the Way

Thought the 2019 Ranger is the smallest truck Ford wants to build? Think again. Ford confirmed an even smaller, more affordable pickup is on the way.

Titleist’s Best-In-Class Irons Are Matte-Black Fire
Titleist’s Best-In-Class Irons Are Matte-Black Fire

Titleist is releasing all-black versions of its best-in-class irons, the 718 AP2 and 718 AP3.


Friday, January 25

Like Tiny Knives? Here Are 4 Coming Out This Year
Like Tiny Knives? Here Are 4 Coming Out This Year

Knifemakers just revealed their new blades for 2019, and a handful of the most compelling models are super-small.

This New Waterproof Duffel Could Be Your New Favorite Weekender
This New Waterproof Duffel Could Be Your New Favorite Weekender

As winter dwindles on and the itch for a warm-weather trip develops, this 44-liter pack is your new go-to.

Do Audiophiles Want an All-In-One Turntable?
Do Audiophiles Want an All-In-One Turntable?

Most all-in-one turntables are designed for the beginner "just getting into vinyl" crowd. This isn't that.

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