February 20, 2019

Today in Gear: Samsung’s Ludicrous Folding Phone, New & Improved Ultraboost Sneakers and More


February 20, 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

Would You Pay $1,980 for Samsung’s Insanely Cool Foldable Phone?
Would You Pay $1,980 for Samsung’s Insanely Cool Foldable Phone?

The Galaxy Fold's standout feature 3-app multitasking, which allows you to have three apps opened and viewable all at the same time.

Finally, A Travel Pump That Doesn’t Compromise on Stability and Efficiency
Finally, A Travel Pump That Doesn’t Compromise on Stability and Efficiency

Regular pumps tend to be bulky and hard to pack. Silca's newest Viaggio Travel Pump solves those problems.

A Vintage Honda CB650 Makes a Perfect First Motorcycle
A Vintage Honda CB650 Makes a Perfect First Motorcycle

If you don't know what two-wheeled path to take, you'll want something affordable, manageable, and adaptable, like this vintage Honda CB650 .

Breitling’s New Watches Celebrate Its Military Aviation History
Breitling’s New Watches Celebrate Its Military Aviation History

The new Breitling Aviator 8 Curtiss Warhawk watches recall the vicious, shark-mouthed fighter planes from the 1940s.

Gerber’s New Tool Will Change How You Eat in the Woods
Gerber’s New Tool Will Change How You Eat in the Woods

Gerber's new Compleat is a mulit-tool for eating on the trail and at campsites that packs a ton of utility without becoming bulky.

The New and Improved Adidas Ultraboost Dropped Early Thursday Morning, and It’s Selling Fast
The New and Improved Adidas Ultraboost Dropped Early Thursday Morning, and It’s Selling Fast

Version 19 completely sold out when it first launched. This is your chance to pick up one of the newest colors before they sell out again.

This Is the Perfect Mini Music System for Your Desktop, And It Costs Under $300
This Is the Perfect Mini Music System for Your Desktop, And It Costs Under $300

Audioengine added wireless streaming to its best-in-class computer speakers.

Don’t Miss out on This Rugged American-Made Western Shirt
Don’t Miss out on This Rugged American-Made Western Shirt

Made with 9-ounce black twill.


Fresh Deals


Timex Expedition Scout Watches
Save Up To 30%: The Timex Expedition line has an affordable field watch for everyone, with numerous dial options and strap colors available. Right now you can nab one of several sleek Expedition Scout 40 watches on Amazon, each of which features a 40mm case, Indiglo backlight technology, quick-set date, 50m of water resistance and either a two-piece leather strap or a nylon NATO strap. If you’re willing to shell out a few more bucks, there are more dial and strap options available, as well. — Oren Hartov


American Needle National Parks Hats
Save 47%:If you want an easy way to rep your favorite National Park, head over to Nordstrom Rack today. Currently, a range of vintage-inspired National Park caps from American Needle are 47 percent off. These adjustable styles feature patches from parks like Zion, Yellowstone and Grand Canyon, among others, and cost just $17. If one catches your eye, don’t wait — they’re selling out quickly. — John Zientek


Two Dyson Vacuums
Save Up to 35% Today on Amazon, a pair of Dyson vacuums are marked down to their lowest prices ever. The first, Dyson’s cordless V7 Trigger vacuum, is a vehicle cleaning machine. The tiny vacuum boasts half an hour of continuous suction, a two-year warranty and three detachable heads for different surfaces. Plus, the dustbin is opened with a lever on the top of the device and empties through the bottom, meaning your hands aren’t covered in dirt after emptying. It’s comfortably the most powerful handheld vacuum for the money.

The Ball Animal 2 is the opposite of the V7 Trigger. The full-sized, upright, corded vacuum was one of the last traditional vacuums the British company made. It features whole-machine HEPA filtration, enormous suction and a head that adjusts to the different surfaces in a home. This particular model is “Certified Refurbished,” which means it was refurbished by Dyson. According to the brand, this means it “shows limited or no wear, includes all original accessories, and a 6 month Dyson limited warranty against original defects in materials & workmanship; warranty covers private household use in accordance with the owner’s manual.” —Will Price

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Made in the Shade
Save up to 60% on Classic Ray-Bans If you see something you like for sale, act fast. This deal will only last for the next 48 hours.— Justin Fenner


Herman Miller Aeron Task Chair
Save 52% By virtually any measure, Herman Miller’s Aeron task chair is one of, if not the, greatest desk chair of all-time. Bill Stumpf and Don Chadwick’s design features supreme adjustability: seat height, arm height, lumbar support, reclining tension and forward and rear tilt locks. It was the first successful integration of airy mesh into task chair design. Shoot, it even earned a spot in the Museum of Modern Art’s permanent collection. Fair or not, any company that releases a high-end office chair today must bear comparison to the Aeron.

Today, the Aeron is 52 percent off on Ebay. These specific products are open-box models, but haven’t been used. So while they can’t be advertised as “new,” you’re not buying a worn-in chair. This is about as affordable as an unused Aeron will go for, and roughly the same price as a used Aeron. —Will Price


Beats Powerbeats3 Wireless Sport Headphones
Save $87: Runners are an opinionated bunch when it comes anything gear-related. Shoes are obvious fodder for discussion and debate, but arguments are frequently had over socks and even torn-up t-shirts. The subject of headphones is ripe for disagreements, so we’ll settle the matter before they occur: Beats Powerbeats3 Wireless are among the best running headphones available. Right now, they’re also on sale for 44 percent off.

Last year, we stacked the Powerbeats3 against eleven other pairs of wireless and true wireless sport headphones from brands like Jabra, Sony and Bose, and the Beats held out. The list of pros includes a super-comfortable fit, fast and seamless Bluetooth pairing, a 12-hour battery life and bass-pumping sound. The principle con is price, but the current discount shaves $87 off its full tag, which is a deal even the choosiest athletes can’t dispute. — Tanner Bowden


Thrive Market Paleo Sale
Save 25% If you’re looking to add more protein into your diet — whether that’s to lose weight or see some performance gains in the weight room — a Paleo meal plan can help. The meat and nuts-heavy diet eliminates whole grains and added sugar, which means you’ll need to go grocery shopping to re-stock your cabinets. Through Friday, you can save up to 25 percent off on all the essentials you need to start cooking like a caveman. Everything from steaks to jerky to almond butter to tortilla chips is Paleo-friendly and on sale.

— Meg Lappe


Today on Gear Patrol

5 Awesome Features That Vault Samsung’s Latest Smartphones to the Head of the Pack
5 Awesome Features That Vault Samsung’s Latest Smartphones to the Head of the Pack

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Thoughts While Driving the New McLaren 600LT Spider
Thoughts While Driving the New McLaren 600LT Spider

“Man, this is fast” is definitely one of them.

The Pocket Knives We Keep at Our Desks
The Pocket Knives We Keep at Our Desks

Our picks for EDC and beyond.

The 7 Pieces of Gear You Need to Start Lifting Weights
The 7 Pieces of Gear You Need to Start Lifting Weights

We talked to four experts from across the country to make sure you're properly prepared.

Here are 10 Books That Every Watch Lover Should Read
Here are 10 Books That Every Watch Lover Should Read

The internet may be an endless source of knowledge, but there's still a place for a beautiful, well-illustrated reference book.

Camper Van Restoration Pros at Peace Vans Make Modern Magic of Retro VWs
Camper Van Restoration Pros at Peace Vans Make Modern Magic of Retro VWs

“Van life is evocative of authenticity and nostalgia, of simpler times, of an escape and disconnection.”


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