January 31, 2019

Today in Gear: DUER’s Weatherproof Denim, Our Complete Rolex Buying Guide & Much 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.


Denim is no longer the stiff material it once was. Fabric technology has unearthed ways to make denim flexible, breathable and more athletic-inclined. All of which means the right jeans can be even more versatile.

Take, for instance, the brand new Weatherproof Denim by DUER. This update on its proprietary L2X Performance Denim fabric comes lined with a waterproof and windproof membrane that keeps rain and wind from penetrating. And Coolmax fibers with hollow cores help regulate body temperature, meaning these jeans perform in any weather and any temperature to keep you comfy. By pairing the membrane with this flexible fabric, these jeans also offer four times more stretch than traditional denim. Best of all, its technical properties are low-key and don’t intrude on the styling for total versatility so you can wear your new go-to jeans anywhere.


New & Noteworthy Releases

Nike Upgrades One of Its Most Popular Running Shoes, Available Now
Nike Upgrades One of Its Most Popular Running Shoes, Available Now

The Nike Epic React 2 debuts and it's a beauty.

Patagonia Is Making an Important Change to Some of Its Most Popular Products
Patagonia Is Making an Important Change to Some of Its Most Popular Products

Patagonia often leads the industry in innovation, and in 2019 it will do so by overhauling its alpine shells and Black Hole bags.

These $80 Backcountry Ski Poles Are Some of the Best You Can Buy
These $80 Backcountry Ski Poles Are Some of the Best You Can Buy

These lightweight backcountry poles offer high-performance features for beginners and experts alike.

This Advanced Climbing Shoe Uses the Same Material Found in Formula One Car Seats
This Advanced Climbing Shoe Uses the Same Material Found in Formula One Car Seats

This high performance rock climbing shoe looks petrifying to non-climbers, but works wonders on some of the highest levels of climbing.

Smith Wants You to See More on the Slopes
Smith Wants You to See More on the Slopes

Smith has a record being the first to innovate in the snow goggle space and it will continue that habit in 2019.

Barton’s Alligator Grain Watch Bands are Affordable and Come in Six Colors
Barton’s Alligator Grain Watch Bands are Affordable and Come in Six Colors

Get that alligator strap look without actual alligator deaths.

Can This New Brand Finally Make Ski Boots Comfortable?
Can This New Brand Finally Make Ski Boots Comfortable?

Dahu boots hopes to upend how we think about ski boot design (and comfort) with its innovative two-piece construction, but will performance be sacrificed?

This Is the Ski Sock You’ll Want to Buy Next Year
This Is the Ski Sock You’ll Want to Buy Next Year

Australia-based Le Bent is working with professional skier Cody Townsend to create the perfect sock for skiing.


Fresh Deals


Sonos Speakers
Save Up to $200: With the Super Bowl just around the corner, Sonos wants to make sure you’re watching (and more importantly, hearing) the big game in style. That’s why it’s offering a bunch of deals on its speakers. The price of its two big soundbars, the Playbar and Playbase, as well as its big subwoofer, the Sonos Sub, have all been slashed by $100, dropping their prices down from $699 to $599. And if you want its smaller, Alexa-enabled soundbar, the Sonos Beam, you can pick up one for $349, saving you $50.

The biggest deals are on Sonos’s home theater bundles. You can get a 3.1 system with a Playbase or Playbar and a Sub for $200 off. There are deals on 5.1 surround system bundles, too.


Todd Snyder x Timex Military Watch
Save 25%: Another Todd Snyder x Timex collaboration, another home run. This watch sports a slim profile, a highly-legible dial, a reliable quartz movement and 1970s military-spec styling with just enough modern styling to take it over the top. It even comes with an extra NATO strap in the box, so you can change up the look without laying out more cash. If you’ve been looking for a go-anywhere, do-anything watch, now’s your chance — pick up one of these before they’re gone.


J.Crew Suede Shearling Chukkas
Save 30%:If the recent weather is any indication, winter in North America is far from over. To make yourself more comfortable at home in the coming weeks, consider investing in a warm pair of slippers to wear after you kick your heavy boots off. If you’re looking to grab a nice pair for a good price, head over to East Dane where a pair of suede slippers from J.Crew is currently 30 percent off. The moc-toe chukka style features a faux-shearling lining, a lace closure and a rubber sole. Available in sizes 7 to 12, it’ll keep you comfortable as you take on the rest of the season. — John Zientek


Anker Powerline II Lightning Cables
Save 32%: Anker’s charging cables. They’re more durable, made of nylon, than Apple’s offerings, and they come in a bunch of colors (red is my favorite) so it’s less likely that somebody will “confuse” them as their own. Also, they’re not terribly expensive. (They’re actually less expensive than the cables that Apple sells on its website, here.) Anker offers its Powerline II collection of cables in a variety of lengths: 3-feet, 6-feet and 10-feet. If you need the extra length, say you have to run the cable under a couch or bed, Amazon is offering Anker’s 10-foot cables for extra cheap today. It’s part of their “Deal of the Day,” so you if you want one — act fast. The deal applies for red, white, black and gold cables.


Cool-Weather Arc’Teryx Apparel
Save 30%:BIf recent cold weather has caught you off guard and made you seriously question the vitality your winter wardrobe, don’t fret. East Dane is now offering 30 percent off a great selection of cool-weather staples from Arc’Teryx. The leading outdoor apparel brand produces a range of technical apparel geared at beating the elements at its factory in British Columbia. Its products are widely recognized as some of the best on the market, so this sale is definitely worth checking out. Choose from jackets, scarves, beanies and more, but don’t wait because sizes are selling quickly. — John Zientek


Porsche Design Sale
Save 46%Typically, when a car manufacturer attaches its name to a clothing line, it’s first-degree groan-inducing. Not so with Porsche Design. The smart, efficient design from the car side of things bleeds over into the company’s apparel branch. Porsche Design’s labeling and style are minimalist and attractive, which makes its sunglasses, hoodies, and tee shirts stuff you’ll actually want to wear. Porsche Design apparel tends to run with high price tags. However, today there’s a massive sale of up to 50 percent on select items.–Bryan Campbell


Today on Gear Patrol

The Complete Rolex Buying Guide: Every Current Model Explained
The Complete Rolex Buying Guide: Every Current Model Explained

We distill down the world of modern Rolex to something easily decipherable to help give you a leg up for your next purchase.

All Of Our Coverage From Outdoor Retailer Snow Show 2019
All Of Our Coverage From Outdoor Retailer Snow Show 2019

This is your one-stop shop for keeping track of all the news coming out of this year's Outdoor Retailer Snow Show.

Small, High-Performance SUVs are the New Hot Hatch
Small, High-Performance SUVs are the New Hot Hatch

Purists, take note. The hot hatchback segment looks like it will not just survive but flourish, under a different name.

The 6 Best Cleansers for Normal Skin
The 6 Best Cleansers for Normal Skin

The best way to wash your face if you have normal skin is with a relatively gentle, balanced cleanser. These options are the best.

You’re Cleaning Your Coffee Maker the Wrong Way
You’re Cleaning Your Coffee Maker the Wrong Way

If you haven't cleaned the inside of your coffee maker since you bought it, this guide is for you.

The Cutting-Edge Jeans That Make All Others Antiquated
The Cutting-Edge Jeans That Make All Others Antiquated

DUER Weatherproof Denim is made with proprietary L2X Performance Denim fabric that offers water and windproofing for the ultimate wear.

The Only Feature You Should Spend Extra Money On When Getting a New Car
The Only Feature You Should Spend Extra Money On When Getting a New Car

If you're buying a new car, save time, money and stress. Skip all the frivolous extras and focus on the seats. You won't regret it.

The 25 Tools Every Home Needs
The 25 Tools Every Home Needs

Embrace your inner Tim Allen.


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