February 8, 2019

Today in Gear: Apple Over-Ear Headphone Rumors, the 20 Best Valentine’s Day Gifts for Her & More


February 8, 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.


New & Noteworthy Releases

The 2020 Range Rover Velar Doubles in Price But Gets a Supercharged V8
The 2020 Range Rover Velar Doubles in Price But Gets a Supercharged V8

For 2020, the Range Rover Velar will get the brand's top-tier treatment with an SVAutobiography Dynamic Edition.

This Traveler’s Shoe Is Beyond Wild
This Traveler’s Shoe Is Beyond Wild

With C.F. Stead suede and Vibram soles.

These New Grand Seiko Watches Are Chock Full of Traditional Japanese Craftsmanship
These New Grand Seiko Watches Are Chock Full of Traditional Japanese Craftsmanship

The new Grand Seiko Elegance SBGK watches feature a new movement and a slew of traditional Japanese crafstmanship techniques.

The New Volkswagen GLI Brings Much Needed Soul to the Practical Sedan
The New Volkswagen GLI Brings Much Needed Soul to the Practical Sedan

The 2019 Jetta GLI, just unveiled at the Chicago Auto Show, is here to add some soul and energy to Volkswagen's mid-sized sedan.

This Gorgeous Pocket Knife Just Got an Invisible Upgrade
This Gorgeous Pocket Knife Just Got an Invisible Upgrade

The James Brand recently gave its flagship pocket knife a new look, but the important upgrades will likely go unnoticed.


Fresh Deals


Topo Designs Klettersack Backpack
Save $69: The Klettersack is one of Topo Designs’ original backpacks. It’s also one of its best, sporting plenty of trail capability but remaining appropriate for daily use around town. The fact that it’s staying power has proven true over the years is remarkable, considering Jedd Rose started Topo Designs by sewing together bags in a basement. Now, the Klettersack is one of the bags in Topo Designs’ collection that reappears every season in different colors but with few changes. The adage “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” applies.

The Klettersack, which usually goes for $189, is currently marked down by 37 percent to $120. Some other items from Topo Designs are also on sale at Huckberry, including a duffel and some fleece jackets. — Tanner Bowden


MR PORTER Winter Sale
Save Up To 80% If you tend to scroll wistfully through Mr Porter’s beautiful offerings, the site’s current sale is a great chance to snag items you love for a lot less. But for the love of all that’s stylish and good-looking, you’d better act fast — everything is selling out very quickly, and this mouthwatering sale ends at midnight tonight. — Andy Frakes


Audio Technica ATH-WS660BT Wireless Headphones
Save 43%: If you’re looking for good wireless headphones that push well-above their weight, and don’t cost a fortune, check out these Audio Technica’s. Released in 2018, the ATH-WS660BT is a pair of wireless over-ear headphones that typically cost $150 — that’s what Amazon (here) and Adorama (here) are both selling the headphones at now — but you can get them from World Wide Stereo for just $85, if you use the promo code WKND at checkout. That’s 43% off.


Chef’sChoice Knife Sharpener
Save 50% Is an electric knife sharpener the absolute best you can do to keep your kitchen knives in shape? Probably not — sharpening by hand allows more control and the ability to tailor the job to the knife. But sharpening by hand can be a pain to learn and takes a hell of a lot more time than running a knife through a machine for a few seconds.

Today on Amazon, the Chef’sChoice 130 is marked 50 percent off — good for savings of $90. This premium electric sharpener comes from the same brand routinely recommended by the likes of Cook’s Illustrated and Wirecutter. —Will Price


LG C8 OLED TV
Save Over $1,500: LG’s 2018 C8 series of 4K OLED TVs are expensive. When they were released last past spring, a 65-inch model was going for $3,500. Almost a year later, however, that price has dropped over to around $2,997 — that’s over $500 off. But today eBay is running a deal on a brand-new C8 for $1,999 – that’s almost $1,500 off. Yes, it’s still expensive, but it’s not that bad considering that we’re talking about LG’s top-of-the-line 4K OLED TV. And LG makes the best 4K OLED TVs.


Filson Outerwear and Bags
Save up to 43%:Chances are, if you’re reading this, you already know that Filson is a legendary brand. You’re well aware that the Seattle-based outfit has been outfitting loggers, hunters and all forms of rugged outdoorsmen for over 120 years. You know the brand’s wool and tin cloth outerwear have gone largely unchanged for the majority of that time. And you undoubtedly know about Filson’s much-lauded lifetime guarantee.

You’re also probably aware that the price of the brand’s garments are a direct reflection of the quality materials and manufacturing utilized, and that each piece is an investment. That said if you’ve been in the market for some new Filson gear, head over to Zappos where you can save up to 43 percent on a huge mess of jackets and bags from the brand. The savings are as solid as the garments — hard to argue with that. — John Zientek


DWR Organization Gear
Save 15% Among the many pieces of high design available at Design Within Reach, organization and office gear is likely the most overlooked. Though it’s often not be as flashy as an Eames lounge or as iconic as the Noguchi table, it’s just as necessary. Today, a load of its office, workspace and organization gear is on sale. Discounts are hovering around 15 percent off, with price drops on a plethora of task lamps, file organizers, wall shelves and more. —Will Price


Today on Gear Patrol

Apple Is Making Over-Ear Headphones? Here’s What We Want
Apple Is Making Over-Ear Headphones? Here’s What We Want

It's been rumored that Apple will announce its Apple Is Making Over-Ear Headphones? Here's What We Want over-ear headphones sometime in 2019. Here's what we want.

The 20 Best Valentine’s Day Gifts For Her
The 20 Best Valentine’s Day Gifts For Her

Still not sure what to give to the woman in your life this Valentine's Day? We have you covered with our list of 20 gifts for her.

Three Vintage Dive Watches In Modern Sizes
Three Vintage Dive Watches In Modern Sizes

We found three great examples of vintage dive watches that will wear boldly even on modern wrists.

The 13 Best Valentine’s Day Gifts For the Gym Rat
The 13 Best Valentine’s Day Gifts For the Gym Rat

There’s a gift in here that’s sure to please yogis and mountain bikers alike.

The 7 Best Moisturizers for Combination Skin
The 7 Best Moisturizers for Combination Skin

From Aesop, Elta MD, Neutrogena and more.

A Review of the Technology That’s Revolutionizing Ski Goggles
A Review of the Technology That’s Revolutionizing Ski Goggles

The newest ski goggles can change tints at the push of a button. The technology is brand new, but does it actually work? We put two pairs of goggles head to head to find out.

Win at Winter With These Deals From the Gear Patrol Store
Win at Winter With These Deals From the Gear Patrol Store

Get up to 50% off the best winter goods in the Gear Patrol Store, for a limited time only.


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