February 19, 2019

Today in Gear: Dango’s Versatility-Focused Watches, a Surf Brand’s Perfect Everyday Backpack & More


February 19, 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.


Dango Products has been committed to thoughtfully-designed everyday objects since launching in 2015. Incorporating industrial design principles into gear meant for daily use, Dango Products aims to solve problems for its users. With that intention in mind, the company has been hard at work on designing a unique watch collection that complements everything it does.

The new collection is made up of three timepieces: a 45mm field watch (TREK TK-01), a 45mm chronograph (CHRONO CR-01) and a 45mm dive watch (DIVE DV-01). Each features a Swiss Rhonda movement, sapphire crystal, luminescent dial, 316L stainless steel case and patented stainless steel interchangeable lugs. This system allows you to quickly switch straps and/or lugs, all of which come with quick-release features, making these watches even more versatile. With the Kickstarter campaign launching today, you can snag one of these clever timepieces at an early bird price.


New & Noteworthy Releases

Did a Surf Company Just Perfect the Everyday Backpack?
Did a Surf Company Just Perfect the Everyday Backpack?

Futures Fins is well known amongst surfers for its surfboard fins, but its newest product is a backpack that will be appreciated everywhere.

JFK’s Personal Hawaiian Shirt Is up for Sale
JFK’s Personal Hawaiian Shirt Is up for Sale

From the estate of long-time Kennedy financial advisor Thomas J. Walsh.

Why the Warby Parker of Window Shades Is Actually Pretty Damn Useful
Why the Warby Parker of Window Shades Is Actually Pretty Damn Useful

Forgoing brick-and-mortar locations, Mesken wants to make custom-sized window treatments to be cheaper.

Teva Just Figured Out How to Make Water Shoes Cool
Teva Just Figured Out How to Make Water Shoes Cool

Teva's new shoe, the multi-sport Wilder, packs all the function of performance-driven outdoor footwear but doesn't let down on style either.

Our Favorite Jeans Now Come in 3 New Colors
Our Favorite Jeans Now Come in 3 New Colors

Light blue, black and light brown.

Ikea’s Newest Innovation Was Made for Small Kitchens
Ikea’s Newest Innovation Was Made for Small Kitchens

Everyone's favorite Swedish furniture store introduces a brilliant fold-out shelving unit for small kitchens.

This Portland-Based Company Makes the Ultimate Versatile Watch
This Portland-Based Company Makes the Ultimate Versatile Watch

Using many American-made parts, the Vero SW watch is meant for a range of situations by combining simple design with sporty specifications.


Fresh Deals


Seiko 5 Dive Watches
Save $210:
The SRPC series of Seiko 5 models is based on a diver that features the Seiko 4R36 24-jewel automatic movement with 41 hours of power reserve, a 45mm x 13mm stainless steel case with Hardlex crystal, a day-date display, a rotating dive bezel, and 100m of water resistance. The watch is available in several different case and bezel colors as well as on different bracelets and straps with prices between $140 and $170, but each gives you that unmistakable Seiko 5 value in a fun, sporty package. — Oren Hartov


The North Face Sale
Save 30% With spring races just around the corner, the number of excuses for not running outside start to dwindle. As our staff prepares for the NYC Half Marathon (in less than four weeks), we have reached the point where we must train outside. With temperatures still below freezing, we need to layer up, which is why it’s ideal that some of our favorite equipment is now 30 percent off.

The North Face makes some of the most popular training pieces — everything from breathable vests to wind-proof gloves — each designed to streamline your running routine and get you outdoors faster. Today, you can save up to 30 percent off leggings, base layers, accessories and more. — Meg Lappe


Epson Home Cinema 5040UB 4K Projector
Save $300: The Epson Home Cinema 5040UB is one of the best-rated 4K projectors in this “affordable” price range. It’s received some glowing reviews from numerous projector publications. And now the Epson Home Cinema 5040UB is on sale. Normally $2,300, Amazon is selling it for a few hundred dollars off.


Jaybird X4 Wireless Earbuds
Save $30: Jaybird makes some of the most trusted sports headphones on the market. Case in point: the X4 Wireless Bluetooth Headphones, released in August as the update to the well-received X3s. Whereas the X3s were sweat-resistant, however, the X4s are IPX7-rated, meaning they’re fully waterproof and can survive a 30-minute spell in water. According to the company’s CEO, they’re perfect for running and more intense activities, “from trail runs and mountain bike rides to summit scrambles and deep powder days.” Though they normally retail for $130, you can currently score them for $100 on Amazon — good for their lowest price ever.


Today on Gear Patrol

4 Building Blocks of Superior Sports Supplements
4 Building Blocks of Superior Sports Supplements

Transparent Labs creates sports supplements with 100 percent formula transparency and ensures key ingredients are at effective dosages.

Does Cylinder Deactivation Tech in Trucks Even Matter?
Does Cylinder Deactivation Tech in Trucks Even Matter?

The concept is simple: use fewer cylinders under light loads to improve fuel economy.

3 Best VPN Services to Make Sure Your Online Data Is Private
3 Best VPN Services to Make Sure Your Online Data Is Private

Using a Virtual Private Network (VPN) make going online safer by hiding your data and identity.

5 of the Best Essential Oils to Put in Your Diffuser
5 of the Best Essential Oils to Put in Your Diffuser

They're not all the same.

The 6 Best Coffee Mugs of 2019
The 6 Best Coffee Mugs of 2019

The best coffee mugs you can buy are largely dependent on taste and utility.


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