February 14, 2019

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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

This Sexy Wireless Speaker Can Be Your Soundbar
This Sexy Wireless Speaker Can Be Your Soundbar

Black glass front panel, illuminated logo, lovely analog control knobs, and a pair of illuminating blue power meters -- must be a McIntosh.

This BMW 540i Is a More Sensible, Affordable M5
This BMW 540i Is a More Sensible, Affordable M5

BMW has a real knack for building utterly fantastic performance cars, them resigning them to the shadows of top-tier trims.

Nomad Just Launched the Apple Watch Bracelet We’ve Been Waiting For
Nomad Just Launched the Apple Watch Bracelet We’ve Been Waiting For

The titanium links and stainless-steel lugs are rated to resist up to 20 kilograms of lateral force, making this bracelet one of the most robust options on the market.

Ready for Pro-Level Camera Gear? Canon Just Made it Affordable
Ready for Pro-Level Camera Gear? Canon Just Made it Affordable

Maybe the most interesting thing about it is that it essentially undercuts the Sony equivalent, A7III, by roughly 40-percent.

Two of Nike’s Best Running Shoes Get a New Look
Two of Nike’s Best Running Shoes Get a New Look

Nike's collaboration with Japanese streetwear designer Jun Takahashi continues with a new take on it's most popular running gear -- and it's out now.

Your Next Investment Portfolio? Collectible Whiskey
Your Next Investment Portfolio? Collectible Whiskey

Bowmore claims the top spot on Rare Whisky 101's best investment booze portfolio.

Taylor Stitch Just Updated One of Our Favorite Travel Blazers
Taylor Stitch Just Updated One of Our Favorite Travel Blazers

A modern two-button blazer made from a breathable wool-linen blend.

This Is a Belstaff Jacket For a More Sensible Budget
This Is a Belstaff Jacket For a More Sensible Budget

If you're on the hunt for a specific style and don't care which brand name gets stitched on the shoulder, consider the Merlin Elmhurst as a budget-Belstaff.

These Sneakers Take the Term ‘Handmade’ to a New Level
These Sneakers Take the Term ‘Handmade’ to a New Level

Available exclusively at Standard and Strange.

What If Your Workout Socks Were Designed by One of the Toughest Endurance Athletes?
What If Your Workout Socks Were Designed by One of the Toughest Endurance Athletes?

Whether you're running 100 miles at a time or heading out for a jaunt around the block, these new socks are comfortable and breathable.


Fresh Deals


Patagonia Micro Puff Jacket
Save 30%: Since it came out in the fall of 2017, Patagonia’s Micro Puff Jacket has been our choice for the best synthetic insulated jacket. Simply put, it strikes the perfect balance of warmth and weight (it’s the lightest insulated jacket that Patagonia has made to date). The secret to its innovation is a new type of insulation called PlumaFill that’s made up of down-mimicking polyester fibers that are secured together in one continuous, fluffy line, which zig-zags around beneath its ripstop nylon shell.

That Patagonia has released variations of the Micro Puff by no means makes the jacket obsolete. If anything, it’s further verification that it, and it’s fluffy filling, work pretty damn well. Right now the Micro Puff is 30 percent off at Backcountry — a savings of $75. — Tanner Bowden


Casio World Timer Watch
Save 27%: It was suggested I pick up a G-Shock, but I can’t bring myself to put that big of a chunk of rubber and plastic on my wrist; plus, I was aiming to invest even less. In my search, I came across the Casio AE1200WH World Multifunction. With an analog-style alarm clock, day-month-year readout and a world time zone map, it’s beyond what I was looking for, but it’s exactly what I need. And for $18, how could I turn it down?
— Bryan Campbell


Allen Edmonds Shoes, Boots and More
Save an additional 30%:For over 95 years, Wisconsin-based Allen Edmonds has crafted a great selection of Goodyear-welted shoes and boots. Its dress styles are essentially the American standard and its casual boots are on-par with some of the best. If you’re in the market for some new footwear and have been waiting for a good sale, head over to Allen Edmonds today.

Clearance styles are an additional 30 percent off and include American-made oxfords and Italian-made loafers. You can even score a great deal on shirts, sweaters and belts if your closet is also in need of some extra attention. — John Zientek


Denim Deals
Save 30% at Levi’s President’s Day Sale Thanks to Levi’s President’s Day Sale, you can get a lot of value for less than full price. The American denim giant is offering an extra 30 percent off sitewide until Feb. 19.— Justin Fenner


Orient Star Classic Automatic
Save 65%: Orient Star represents a tier of watches made by Seiko subsidiary Orient to a higher standard than their more budget-focused offerings. Right now, however, this handsome example of Japanese quality and value is priced closer to the brand’s more basic fare at $240, down from an MSRP of $690.  — Zen Love


Patagonia Provisions
Save 20%: Despite its connection its lineage in outdoor gear, Patagonia Provisions doesn’t explicitly bill itself as a camp meal company, it’s just good food. I’ve taken to keeping a stash of it in my apartment for those weeks that I forget to go grocery shopping and those nights when cooking seems overly tedious. My favorites: the black bean soup with the addition of rice and avocado and a tin of the lemon herb mussels smeared onto a crusty baguette. And a can of Long Root Ale (beer is good too).

From now until February 25, Patagonia Provisions is offering 20 percent off everything on its site. If you’re planning a camping trip, need backup meals for the home or want to stock up on bison jerky, now’s the time. Use the code EATWELL at checkout for the discount. — Tanner Bowden


L.L. Bean Sale
Save 25% Now through next Tuesday, you can get 25 percent off absolutely everything at L.L. Bean — Bean boots, fleeces, suitcases and jackets. Just enter the code BEAN25 at checkout. But the best gets are these three things below — they are some of the classics we find ourselves coming back to time and time again. — Meg Lappe


Today on Gear Patrol

Bose’s New Audio Sunglasses Are Actually Pretty Freaking Cool
Bose’s New Audio Sunglasses Are Actually Pretty Freaking Cool

The catch is that you have to be wearing sunglasses to listen to music, meaning you won't be wearing them at night.

How to Navigate #Vanlife Problems with Your Partner
How to Navigate #Vanlife Problems with Your Partner

A Brooklyn writer with wanderlust imagines setting out on the road with her partner, and all the pain/joy that could theoretically ensue.

Outdoors and Fitness Staff Picks: What We’re Most Excited About in 2019
Outdoors and Fitness Staff Picks: What We’re Most Excited About in 2019

There is a whole lot of gear coming out in 2019 - find out what we're the most excited to get our hands on.

The 20 Best Coffee Tables for Every Budget and Style
The 20 Best Coffee Tables for Every Budget and Style

Coffee tables are an important part of any living room. Eat on them, kick your feet — or even put coffee on them.


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