January 28, 2019

Today in Gear: Leatherman’s Multitool Reinvention, Four New Whiskeys On Our Radar & 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.


New & Noteworthy Releases

4 New Bottles of Whiskey We’re Dying to Try in 2019
4 New Bottles of Whiskey We’re Dying to Try in 2019

The end of 2018 saw a flurry of new and interesting bottles of brown hit the market — here are some of the highlights.

A Look at Leatherman’s Reinvention of the Multi-Tool
A Look at Leatherman’s Reinvention of the Multi-Tool

How does a decades-old company that created a product category reinvent itself and reimagine its most iconic product? The answer: magnets.

These Four Running Shoes Will Keep Your Feet Dry on Slushy Roads
These Four Running Shoes Will Keep Your Feet Dry on Slushy Roads

Spend more time outdoors and less time warming up your feet with the proper footwear for winter runs.

Tumi’s New Luggage Will Charge Your Phone, But that’s Not the Best Thing About it
Tumi’s New Luggage Will Charge Your Phone, But that’s Not the Best Thing About it

Tumi launched its A3 luggage collection with the least annoying marketing spokespeople in history: Lenny and Zoe Kravitz.

These Pretty Bookshelf Speakers Are a Cheap Way to Get Great Stereo Sound
These Pretty Bookshelf Speakers Are a Cheap Way to Get Great Stereo Sound

They are the perfect partner for any entry-level turntable.


Fresh Deals


Vizio 2018 P-Series 4K HDR TV
Save $150: Last year it was one of the best 4K HDR TVs under $1,000 that you could buy. Now, with the advent of the 2019 Vizio P-Series, which promises to be a little brighter, faster and smarter, the prices of these 2018 models are dropping. Best Buy is selling a 55-inch model for $650, which is $150 off what it normally costs, and it’s actually about the same cost of its mid-range M-Series. For real though: the 2018 Vizio P-Series is a seriously good 4K HDR TV. It supports Dolby Vision HDR so, beyond its many dimming zones and great contrast, this TV looks terrific. And Vizio announced that sometime in 2019 it’ll be updated to support AirPlay 2 and HomeKit, which is just another reason why there’s no shame in buying an “older” TV.


All-Clad 12-Inch Fry Pan
Save $15 All-Clad has held the crown as the best maker of stainless steel cookware in the world since its founding in 1971. Its line of pots and pans is vast, filled out with unknowable product acronyms like D5, D5 Armor, C4 and MC2 LTD. But the first set the Pennsylvania company ever made is still the best ever.

All-Clad’s D3 line is made by bonding a top and bottom layer of stainless steel to an aluminum alloy middle layer. This makes for a pan that’s light, heats more quickly than a fully stainless pan and is still safe to cook on without fear of metal leaching into food. In recent years the D3 has received helpful upgrades like a steeper handle for easier tossing and extra aluminum in the core for faster heating (and for use on induction cooktops).

Today on Massdrop, the D3 12-inch fry pan — the most-recommended member of the D3 line — is a few bucks cheaper. It should be noted that Massdrop lists its retail price at $160, which is well above the $120 is usually sells for. All the same, $15 off the best stainless steel fry pan money can buy isn’t too bad. —Will Price


Mystery Ranch Urban Assault
Save 46%It should come as no surprise that bags from Mystery Ranch consistently make our “https://gearpatrol.com/2018/12/31/the-top-bags-and-backpacks-of-2018/”Best Bags of 2018 and “Best Everyday Bags” lists. Their bags are compact and durable, and their tactical yet subtle designs add usefulness without looking overdone. The Urban Assualt 21-Liter is no different.

The unique three-zipper enclosure allows for quick access when you need it and can fully open when you need to push capacity to the limits. The Urban Assault takes inspiration from military rucksacks, but in true Mystery Ranch fashion, the backpack is at home in almost any environment. Today, you can get the versatile everyday pack at a steep 46 percent discount. —Bryan Campbell



Todd Snyder’s Final Sale
Take an Extra 20% Off With a polar vortex right around the corner, could you blame us for distracting ourselves by shopping for spring? Right now you can do just that with Todd Snyder’s final sale. Currently, you can take an additional 20 percent off already discounted items, like this Blackwatch coaches jacket made in collaboration with Golden Bear. It’s not the kind of thing that’ll get you through a blizzard, but you’ll be glad you have it once the snow melts.— Justin Fenner


Dyson Space Heater
Save $150 In classic Dyson fashion, its space heater is levels above what you’d expect from a space heater. The energy-efficient tower allows you to zero in your desired temperature down to a single degree, set automatic off-on timers and even customize the width of the oscillation cycle. Plus, it’s temperature-capped at 392 degrees — also known as the temperature dust burns, which is the source of the awful smell that radiates from lesser space heaters.

Dyson’s Hot + Cool Heater Fan is priced at $300 on Ebay today — good for $150 off what it’s retailing for on every other site it’s listed on. —Will Price


Stamina ATS Air Rower
Save 23% Building a home gym can get pricey. Between the weights and bigger machines, spending north of $1,000 isn’t out of the realm of possibility. But, if you’re looking for a simple, affordable cardio machine and don’t want to drop a month’s rent on a treadmill, the Stamina ATS Air Rower is a safe bet.

It doesn’t have all the bells and whistles of the Concept 2 rowing machine, but then again the Concept 2 is a neighborhood gym stalwart and costs close to $1,000. The Stamina’s simple LCD screen shows you displays speed, distance, time, and calories burned. The Stamina also folds up for easy storage. Today, the Stamina ATS Air Rower is 23% off at $230 and comes highly recommended as far as a basic cardio machine goes. If you’re looking to save money and your joints from high-impact exercise, the Stamina ATS Air Rower fits the bill. —Bryan Campbell


Today on Gear Patrol

How to Stick to Your Running Resolution
How to Stick to Your Running Resolution

Who better to give you running advice than runners who consistently log hundreds of miles?

This Cozy Cashmere Blend Beanie is Now 15% Off
This Cozy Cashmere Blend Beanie is Now 15% Off

Featuring a totally seamless one-piece construction, the American Trench x Gear Patrol beanie is lightweight, comfortable and incredibly warm. Get yours now for 15% off, only at the Gear Patrol Store.

The Complete Audi Buying Guide: Every Model, Explained
The Complete Audi Buying Guide: Every Model, Explained

Audi follows a simple naming format, for the most part, employing letters and numbers.

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

Our picks for the best home goods of 2018 didn't prompt keynotes or unboxing videos. But they all made life a little bit better.

3 Best VPN Services to Make Sure Your Online Data Is Private
3 Best VPN Services to Make Sure Your Online Data Is Private

Using a Virtual Private Network (VPN) make going online safer by hiding your data and identity.

SIHH ’19 Confirmed Our Suspicions: The Unisex Watch Is Here to Stay
SIHH ’19 Confirmed Our Suspicions: The Unisex Watch Is Here to Stay

Smaller cases, brighter dials, less macho marketing. It's 2019, and watches have never been more unisex than they are right now.


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