February 25, 2019

Today in Gear: Standard-Setting Protein from Transparent Labs, Our Interview With Alex Honnold at the Oscars & More


February 25, 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.


Whether you’re looking to build muscle or lose weight, protein is an essential component and tool for success. Whey protein can be an effective way to go about supplementing your diet to achieve your goals. But with a crowded marketplace, where do you start?

Transparent Labs creates sports nutrition supplements with complete formula transparency and employs science-based ingredients at clinically effective dosages. Its 100% Grass-Fed Whey Protein Isolate is emblematic of this standard, using no artificial sweeteners, no artificial flavors and no synthetic food dyes. Sourced from American grass-fed cows and cold processed, it contains a high protein-to-weight ratio with 28 grams of protein in each 32-gram scoop. Available in five flavors (chocolate, french vanilla, strawberry, mocha and salted caramel), it’s perfect for post-workout recovery and hitting daily protein goals.

Use discount code GEAR10 for 10 percent off — this can be combined with standard volume discounts as well.


New & Noteworthy Releases

It’s Only February but Adidas Already Dropped One of the Year’s Best Hiking Boots
It’s Only February but Adidas Already Dropped One of the Year’s Best Hiking Boots

Adidas new Terrex Free Hiker has garnered serious excitement from streetwear crowds, but it's still meant for walking on trails.

This Sleek German Dress Watch Celebrates Modern Design
This Sleek German Dress Watch Celebrates Modern Design

The Junghans Max Bill Automatik 100 Jahre Bauhaus watch celebrates the early 20th-century school that defined minimalist German design.

Our Pick for the Best Camping Headlamp Just Got a New Upgrade
Our Pick for the Best Camping Headlamp Just Got a New Upgrade

Black Diamond's Spot is our favorite headlamp available. This spring, the brand gave it a suite of new upgrades that make it even better.

The All-New Zero Will Be the Most Modern Motorcycle On the Market
The All-New Zero Will Be the Most Modern Motorcycle On the Market

The 2020 Zero SR/F is all new from the ground up and packed with technology you'd expect from a modern motorcycle, electric or not.

Strava’s Latest Update Makes It Easy to Mix Up Your Running Route
Strava’s Latest Update Makes It Easy to Mix Up Your Running Route

This new tool from Strava makes it easy to plot out all your running and cycling routes.

2019 Will Be the Year of the Foldable Phone
2019 Will Be the Year of the Foldable Phone

Just two months into the new year and it looks as if one of the biggest narratives of 2019 will be folding screen technology.

The Best Drip Coffee Maker You Can Buy Just Got an Awesome Update
The Best Drip Coffee Maker You Can Buy Just Got an Awesome Update

These coffee makers are great because of fair pricing, ease of use and stellar coffee brewing. Now we can add looks to the list.


Fresh Deals


MWC GG-W-113 US Infantry Watch
Save $24: The GG-W-113 is one of the classic American military field watches produced in large quantities for servicemen during the Vietnam War. These were small (by modern standards), hand-wound field watches made to a strict specification that evolved over time, and they have an instantly recognizable, no-nonsense aesthetic that has made them beloved by watch collectors and lovers of militaria. Military Watch Company, based in Zurich, Switzerland, has developed a modern homage to the GG-W-113 using a Seiko NH35 automatic movement. — Oren Hartov


Tom Ford Sunglasses
Save 68%:Tom Ford makes some of the most tasteful luxury clothing and accessories available. As you’d expect with a reputation like that, the price point on everything from his shirts to sweaters to suits is sky high. Unsurprisingly, the brand’s sunglasses are something of a cult favorite and feature elegant curves and distinctive hinge detailing. Right now at Nordstrom Rack, you can save up to 68 percent on a few different Italian-made styles. Normally priced at over $400, these frames won’t cost more than a pair of traditional Ray-Bans while supplies last. — John Zientek


Huckberry Hiking Boot Sale
Save up to 50%With four days left in February, spring hiking days are right around the corner. Now’s the time to upgrade your current pair of hiking boots thanks to a well-timed massive sale at Huckberry. Despite limited sizing, it’s worth checking out for the breadth of boots. Three of our favorite brands — Danner, Salewa and Viberg — have a pair of hiking boots built for the toughest hiking challenges, all up to 50 percent off. All three will stand up to the slushy spring conditions found on trails in the Pacific Northwest, as well as up and down the East Coast. If you were thinking about investing in a new pair of hiking boots, now’s a good time to get shopping. — Meg Lappe

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Target Furniture Clearance
Save Up to 50% Target’s pile of affordable private label home collections is growing quickly — Project 62, Made By Design, Threshold, Room Essentials and others have all sprouted up just in the last few years. The lines are each meant to serve a different person’s taste, but all are equally hellbent on staying inexpensive.

Today, more than 100 pieces — bar carts, stools, side chairs, desks and more — are steeply discounted in the brand’s clearance section. Markdowns depend heavily on the product category, but seem to range between 20 to 50 percent off sticker prices. —Will Price


Sonos Play:1
Save $29: If you act fast, you can pick up a Sonos Play:1 for just $120. That’s $29 off. We’ve seen Sonos drop the price of its entry-level speaker before, but seeing a deal this good on a new Play:1 speaker is rare; Sonos was selling refurbished models for $119 back in October, but it looks like those models are currently out of stock.


Kershaw Chive Pocket Knife
Save 33%: Tiny pocket knives have proven over and again that in everyday scenarios, size doesn’t count for everything. Kershaw’s Chive demonstrates the point perfectly. The Chive is the smallest in a line of veggie-themed blades designed by renowned knifemaker Ken Onion; the biggest of the group is the Leek with a three-inch blade, and then there’s the middle child Scallion at 2.4 inches. Kershaw knocks another half inch off to bring the Chive’s blade down to 1.9 inches.

Over time, Kershaw has released the Chive in various builds, but right now a version with a Damascus steel blade is on sale at Massdrop for 33 percent off. — Tanner Bowden


Paraboot Vintage-Inspired Boots
Save 20%: Now at Need Supply Co., you can save 20 percent on two hiking boot styles from the brand. The Avoriaz Hiking Boot ($410) features a Chromexcel leather upper, rubber outsole and speed hooks. The Clusaz Leather Shoe ($371) offers a low-profile version of the classic hiker style for those wanting something a little less hefty.

Paraboot’s footwear is rarely on sale, and though the discounted styles are still expensive, they are made to stand up to years of wear. So if you’re in the market for some new boots, give this heritage French brand a serious look. — John Zientek


Today on Gear Patrol

At The Oscars With Alex Honnold Talking Free Solo, Accidental Movie Stardom, and His Custom The North Face Tuxedo
At The Oscars With Alex Honnold Talking Free Solo, Accidental Movie Stardom, and His Custom The North Face Tuxedo

The world’s greatest climber gets ready for the red carpet, and possibly an Academy Award

A Preview of the Best Ski and Snowboard Gear of 2020
A Preview of the Best Ski and Snowboard Gear of 2020

The best is available now and a better rendition is a season away; here's what we're already testing for next winter.

The Bauhaus Century: A Design Movement Crucial to Watchmaking Turns 100 This Year
The Bauhaus Century: A Design Movement Crucial to Watchmaking Turns 100 This Year

The Bauhaus Movement, established in 1919, has had an outsize influence on watch design and continues to inform new models.

All the Tips and Gear You Need to Transition Into Trail Running
All the Tips and Gear You Need to Transition Into Trail Running

Everything you need to know before stepping foot in the woods, over rocks or into the mud.

50 Terms Every Watch-Lover Needs to Know
50 Terms Every Watch-Lover Needs to Know

Fancy French words and technical jargon, explained.

The Hummer H1 Is Given New Life By Mil-Spec Automotive
The Hummer H1 Is Given New Life By Mil-Spec Automotive

Mil-Spec Automotive knows the simple beauty and huge potential of the H1, and has already produced a string of quarter-million-dollar trucks.

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