February 6, 2019

Today in Gear: OneBlade’s Simple Shaving Solution, How to Sharpen Your Own Kitchen Knives & More


February 6, 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.


There’s a certain point when shaving with too many blades does more harm than good. In fact, one of the smoothest shaves a man can get is also the simplest: using just a single blade. This is the thinking behind OneBlade’s razors, which use a precise Feather Single Edge blade.

The HYBRID Razor is constructed with an ultra-high grade stainless steel pivoting head that provides maximum performance, ultimate flexibility and forgiveness while adapting to the curvature of every part of your face. The blade is set at the optimal angle with the ideal exposure to deliver a close yet comfortable shave free of razor burn and irritation. There’s a beauty in that sort of simplicity.

Get a free grooming bundle (shave brush, shave cream and aftershave) with the purchase of a OneBlade Razor by using the code NEWSHAVE at checkout.


New & Noteworthy Releases

The Subaru Ascent Has a Big Target on Its Back
The Subaru Ascent Has a Big Target on Its Back

Today, Kia announced the Telluride's price tag, clearly gunning for the Subaru Ascent, even the Volkswagen Atlas should watch its back.

This Startup Thinks You’re Paying Way Too Much for Daily Household Essentials
This Startup Thinks You’re Paying Way Too Much for Daily Household Essentials

Society wants to make it cheaper to get ahold natural ingredient shampoos, soaps, insect killers and more.

Adidas Teams Up With Eddie Huang on This All-Red Ultraboost
Adidas Teams Up With Eddie Huang on This All-Red Ultraboost

Eddie Huang, celebrity chef and travel journalist, teams up with Adidas to design an all-red Ultraboost for the Chinese New Year.

Tesla Just Knocked $1,100 Off the Model 3 Price Tag
Tesla Just Knocked $1,100 Off the Model 3 Price Tag

The company further cut the price to $42,900 (before incentives). That will get you a black, rear-wheel drive Model 3 with the lower 264-mile battery range.

These Military-Inspired Boots from Japan Spare No Details
These Military-Inspired Boots from Japan Spare No Details

Horween leather, Goodyear-welt construction, horsehide linings and Vibram soles.

Our 5 Favorite Things from Ikea’s New Catalog
Our 5 Favorite Things from Ikea’s New Catalog

From baby toys to the world's cheapest motorized blinds, Ikea is releasing a bunch of new gear to start off 2019. This is what we'd go for.

The Future of the Audi TT Is in Doubt
The Future of the Audi TT Is in Doubt

The TT RS receives a few cosmetic updates for 2019, but reports are surfacing Audi's pint-sized supercar is in danger of extinction.

Snag Jeremy Collins’s Artwork on This New Rumpl Blanket
Snag Jeremy Collins’s Artwork on This New Rumpl Blanket

Rumpl's latest collaboration allows artists to showcase what inspires them in the great outdoors.


Fresh Deals


Glerups Slippers
Save 20%: That conception you have about slippers, that they’re fluffy, indoors-only shoes; it’s wrong. Not entirely, (most slippers likely fit that description), but some examples refute it, elevating the slipper to something that’s not only cozy but practical too.

Glerups is perhaps the best example. They’re made in Denmark with a mix of merino and Gotland wool that’s felted, so it has a hardier texture that’s plush without looking like it. They’re warm too, and the family that came up with them was thoughtful enough to make a version with a rubber sole that can handle grass, dirt and snow should you want to wear them beyond the limits of the front door (my pair has become my après ski shoe of choice).

Rubber-soled Glerups slippers are currently on sale at Huckberry for 20 percent off in various colors and in shoe and ankle boot heights. — Tanner Bowden


Jabra Elite Active 65t
Save $65 (34%): Jabra’s Elite Active 65t are essentially sweatproof versions of the Jabra Elite 65t ($170) wireless earbuds. They sound superb and have an impressive mic array to make taking calls clear and easy. The Elite Active 65t also work with Amazon Alexa, as well as your smartphone’s native assistant. Normally $190, eBay is selling Jabra’s Elite Active 65t for $125. The catch is that they’re “Manufacturer Refurbished”, but if you have any issues with them, eBay has a pretty lenient return policy (30 days). It’s no doubt this is a pretty great deal on some seriously good true wireless earbuds.


Outerknown Clothing and Apparel
Save 60%:California-based clothing brand Outerknown is offering some substantial savings on a range of wardrobe essentials today. Currently, you can save up to 60 percent on past seasons’ styles at the brand’s Warehouse Sale. Because Outerknown focuses on perennial staples, these garments look just as fresh today as they did when they were released. Pick from tees, pants, sweaters and more — prices start at just $9. — John Zientek


Peak Design Travel Collection
Save $50: When it comes to photography accessories, Peak Design, in our opinion, makes some of the best available. We’re not alone either — the company’s products rank three out of the top ten most successful outdoor and travel Kickstarter projects of all time. Its most recent launch was its Travel Collection, which included packing cubes, camera cubes, a tech pouch, a Dopp kit and a backpack that anchors all of these items.

It’s not much, but the Travel Backpack, Tech Pouch and Wash Pouch are currently 12 percent off — a savings of $50 — when ordered in a bundle from Huckberry. Typically we seek out more substantial discounts to highlight in our deals coverage, but given that all three of these items are so successful at fulfilling their intended function, we wanted to make sure that you didn’t miss out. — Tanner Bowden


Today on Gear Patrol

How to Sharpen Kitchen Knives the Right Way
How to Sharpen Kitchen Knives the Right Way

Sharpening a chef's knife manually doesn't have to be a daunting task. We asked a guy who sharpens 100 knives a day to show us the way.

The 7 Best Toners for Combination Skin
The 7 Best Toners for Combination Skin

From Aesop, Obagi, Epionce and more.

The Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Is Already a Legendary Car
The Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Is Already a Legendary Car

The sports sedan is the ultimate real-life driver’s car. The Giulia Quadrifoglio may be the ultimate high-performance variant. It may never be topped.

IWC and HODINKEE Pair Up On a Modern Pilot’s Watch
IWC and HODINKEE Pair Up On a Modern Pilot’s Watch

A storied Swiss watchmaking powerhouse and one of the world's foremost resources on horology have joined forces on a badass new timepeice.


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