February 4-8, 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.

Monday, February 4

Jerry Seinfeld Is In Trouble Over This Rare Porsche 356 – Here’s the Deal (Updated)
Jerry Seinfeld Is In Trouble Over This Rare Porsche 356 – Here’s the Deal (Updated)

If it's authentic, this particular 356 is exceptionally special. If it isn't, well... not funny.

This New Bag Collection from Arc’teryx is Perfect for Your Commute
This New Bag Collection from Arc’teryx is Perfect for Your Commute

These packs from Arc'teryx will quickly become your new favorite commuter bags.

Vermicular, the Le Creuset of Japan, Brings Its Cast-Iron Cookware to America
Vermicular, the Le Creuset of Japan, Brings Its Cast-Iron Cookware to America

After some 10,000 prototypes, Japan's favorite cast-iron pot is finally coming to stateside.

These New Travel Pouches Are Incredibly Innovative
These New Travel Pouches Are Incredibly Innovative

Travel essentials are usually basic goods to help you pack, but Nite Ize has included a far-reaching innovation in its RunOff Collection.

This $15 Device Addresses One of the Biggest Gripes with Apple AirPods
This $15 Device Addresses One of the Biggest Gripes with Apple AirPods

This accessory slips over your current AirPods' case and, from there, you can place them right on your Qi-wireless charging pad.

We Can’t Wait to Wear These Sharp New Chelsea Boots this Fall
We Can’t Wait to Wear These Sharp New Chelsea Boots this Fall

Stylish enough for a suit and built for the long haul, Blundstone's new City Dress boots are worth the wait.

This Rugged Canvas Jacket Is Versatile and Affordable
This Rugged Canvas Jacket Is Versatile and Affordable

An insulated work jacket for less than $100.


Tuesday, February 5

This New Line of Mixers Lets You Stock Your Home Bar Like World’s Best Bartenders
This New Line of Mixers Lets You Stock Your Home Bar Like World’s Best Bartenders

Muyu sources inspiration for its trio of liqueurs from the heart of the Amazon rainforest.

Strava Adds Slopes So You Can Now See Your Ski Lines in 3D
Strava Adds Slopes So You Can Now See Your Ski Lines in 3D

Strava teams up with Slopes so that your apres will consist of checking your runs, vertical and distance.

This Is the First Time We’ve Seen This Tech in Skis
This Is the First Time We’ve Seen This Tech in Skis

G3 is adding magnets to its backcountry-specific Findr ski, making it the first model to integrate the tech.

Land Rover Announces the Velar SVAutobiography Dynamic
Land Rover Announces the Velar SVAutobiography Dynamic

“SV” means it will be high performance. "Autobiography" means it will be fancy. "Dynamic" means it will be more aggressively styled. This model will be a one-year special edition.

These Sharp Dress Shirts Were Made to Feel Like Pajamas
These Sharp Dress Shirts Were Made to Feel Like Pajamas

They blend cotton, silk and micro modal to create some of the most comfortable shirts on the market.

Sonos Finally Made an Outdoor Speaker — Well, Sort Of
Sonos Finally Made an Outdoor Speaker — Well, Sort Of

They'll have no problem handling humidity, water, salt spray, heat, UV rays, and freezing temperatures.

This New Dive Watch is Comfortable and Perfectly Sized
This New Dive Watch is Comfortable and Perfectly Sized

The new Rado Captian Cook Mk II may be styled and even sized like its 1962 ancestor, but modern features make it remarkably robust.

These Fragrances Are as Dependable as Your Favorite Pair of Jeans
These Fragrances Are as Dependable as Your Favorite Pair of Jeans

Made with natural essences and oils from around the world.


Wednesday, February 6

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.


Thursday, February 7

The Trail Shoes We’re Eyeing for Next Fall and What to Buy Now
The Trail Shoes We’re Eyeing for Next Fall and What to Buy Now

We can't wait to get our hands on these shoes that launched at Outdoor Retailer 2019. In the meantime, we've rounded up previous iterations of those shoes, so you can stock up now.

The Jeep Wrangler Is the Most Affordable Off-Roader to Own
The Jeep Wrangler Is the Most Affordable Off-Roader to Own

If you're on the market for an off-roader and on a tight budget, the American icon is the best four-wheeler you can get.

Patagonia Proves It’s Thinking Carefully About Running
Patagonia Proves It’s Thinking Carefully About Running

Patagonia just released new products for spring, and among the collection are new running vests for serious athletes.

The New Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro Is the Death of the Land Cruiser
The New Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro Is the Death of the Land Cruiser

Toyota announced today the Sequoia would finally get the TRD treatment and seeing as how the SUV is 18-years-old, it's about damn time.

These Quality Travel Bags Help Do Good Around the Globe
These Quality Travel Bags Help Do Good Around the Globe

The high-quality travel bags from Packs Project help fund educational efforts in underprivileged countries around the globe.

Hamilton’s Affordable Field Watch Gets a Fresh New Look
Hamilton’s Affordable Field Watch Gets a Fresh New Look

More case finishes, dial colors, and NATO straps offer great new options for the classic Hamilton Khaki Field Mechanical watches.

You Need to Install Google’s New Chrome Extension, Password Checkup, ASAP
You Need to Install Google’s New Chrome Extension, Password Checkup, ASAP

Password Checkup is a new Chrome extension that checks to make sure your online passwords are safe every time you visit a website.

One of the World’s Best Bourbon Whiskeys Just Got the Unicorn Treatment
One of the World’s Best Bourbon Whiskeys Just Got the Unicorn Treatment

A unicorn of a bottle from one of the most respected names in bourbon.

The 2020 Subaru Legacy Is All-New: Here’s What Changes
The 2020 Subaru Legacy Is All-New: Here’s What Changes

Subaru unveiled the new 7th Generation sedan at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show.

A Japanese Streetwear Brand Teamed Up With Seiko On This Cool Automatic Dive Watch
A Japanese Streetwear Brand Teamed Up With Seiko On This Cool Automatic Dive Watch

Seiko and Japanese streetwear brand BAPE joined forces on a camo-dialed diver — the catch is it's only available in Japan and online.

A Monthly Box of Nearly Anything a Guy Could Ever Want
A Monthly Box of Nearly Anything a Guy Could Ever Want

Bespoke Post offers top value in monthly box club subscription services for men by delivering goods and advice in all areas of a man's life.


Friday, February 8

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.

(Updated) The New Volkswagen GLI Brings Much Needed Soul to the Practical Sedan
(Updated) 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.

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