February 25 - March 1, 2019

A Look Back at the Gear We Discovered This Week


March 3, 2019 Briefings By

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 25

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.


Tuesday, February 26

These Are the 10 Best iPhone Photos
These Are the 10 Best iPhone Photos

And two of the photos were taken on an iPhone 7.

These Baking Dishes Are Boring and Cheap, But You’ll Use Them a Ton
These Baking Dishes Are Boring and Cheap, But You’ll Use Them a Ton

Sometimes the most welcome upgrades are the most boring, too.

One of the Best Cars of 2018 Is Getting an Upgrade
One of the Best Cars of 2018 Is Getting an Upgrade

Toyota Gazoo Racing let loose on the pint-sized hero and is upgrading its best attributes for the Corolla GR Sport.

It’s Time to Invest in a Better Sweatshirt
It’s Time to Invest in a Better Sweatshirt

Made from American-grown Supima cotton and sewn in a Fair Trade Certified factory.

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.

Sorry, Purists, the Porsche Macan Is Going Fully Electric
Sorry, Purists, the Porsche Macan Is Going Fully Electric

Porsche announced that the next generation of the company’s smaller Macan SUV will become fully electric in 2022.


Wednesday, February 27

This New Pocket Knife Is the Best Kind of Simple
This New Pocket Knife Is the Best Kind of Simple

WESN Goods' new Allman folding pocket knife is made with premium materials, and it's good-looking, simple and practical.

Heel Strikers Take Note: This New Shoe from Asics Is Built for You
Heel Strikers Take Note: This New Shoe from Asics Is Built for You

The MetaRide running shoe from Asics combines a stable base with an energy-efficient rocker for a truly unusual sensation.

If You Like Lodge’s Cast-Iron Skillets, You’re Gonna Love This
If You Like Lodge’s Cast-Iron Skillets, You’re Gonna Love This

Lodge's new and improved Fish Pan can be used for a whole lot more than frying fish.

Did an $18 Bottle of Scotch Just Win One of the Biggest Awards in Whiskey?
Did an $18 Bottle of Scotch Just Win One of the Biggest Awards in Whiskey?

Lidl's blended Scotch may be the best value scotch money can buy.

Volvo’s Polestar Finally Makes an EV That Looks Like a Car
Volvo’s Polestar Finally Makes an EV That Looks Like a Car

Other manufacturers have tussled with how to make a grille-free car look normal. Polestar just cut the Gordian knot and added a faux one.

This 5.1 System Is as Cheap as a Bluetooth Speaker
This 5.1 System Is as Cheap as a Bluetooth Speaker

Logitech just announced a 5.1 speaker system that's as easy to use as a Bluetooth speaker.

This World-Class Work-Boot Brand Just Made a Dress Boot
This World-Class Work-Boot Brand Just Made a Dress Boot

A 5'' boot with a single-piece heel and backstay and no pull loop.

VW Desperately Needs to Make a GTI Wagon
VW Desperately Needs to Make a GTI Wagon

With VW already having GTI and R variants of the Golf hatchback, almost every small car now has a performance option, except the Golf SportWagen.

Hipcamp Just Made Booking Your Summer Camping Trip A Lot Easier
Hipcamp Just Made Booking Your Summer Camping Trip A Lot Easier

Getting out of the city and into the woods is going to be a lot easier this summer thanks to this platform.

Want a Vintage Motorcycle For Dirt Cheap? Get a Honda
Want a Vintage Motorcycle For Dirt Cheap? Get a Honda

Old Hondas are loaded with timeless style and, even in good condition, they're still wildly affordable.

(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.


Thursday, February 28

Celebrate the Grand Canyon’s Birthday with New Sandals
Celebrate the Grand Canyon’s Birthday with New Sandals

The Grand Canyon just turned 100, and both Teva and Chaco are celebrating with new limited edition adventure sandals.

L.L. Bean Updates Its Bean Boot for the First Time in 107 Years and You Need to See It
L.L. Bean Updates Its Bean Boot for the First Time in 107 Years and You Need to See It

Maine-based brands L.L. Bean and Flowfold team up to update the iconic Bean Boot.

This Supple Leather Jacket Costs $2,600. Here’s Why
This Supple Leather Jacket Costs $2,600. Here’s Why

Based on a Depression-era deerskin sports jacket.

This Is the Productivity App That Every Mac Should Have
This Is the Productivity App That Every Mac Should Have

It's basically Spotlighter, but even faster and more convenient.

Did This Grill Company Make a Better Big Green Egg?
Did This Grill Company Make a Better Big Green Egg?

The masters of luxury grilling just showed off their first new grill since 2014.

Up Your EDC Game with a Great Deal on This Brass Pen
Up Your EDC Game with a Great Deal on This Brass Pen

Inventery's carefully considered Bolt Action Pen is available for 25 percent off through this special Gear Patrol discount code.


Friday, March 1

This American-Made Boot Just Got a Very Noticeable Update for Spring
This American-Made Boot Just Got a Very Noticeable Update for Spring

With Tazman Cumberland Palm roughout leather and a Vibram ripple sole.

Sean Brock’s Cast-Iron Skillet of Choice? A $300 Pan from a Small Virginia Maker
Sean Brock’s Cast-Iron Skillet of Choice? A $300 Pan from a Small Virginia Maker

On the latest volume of Netflix's "Chef's Table," Sean Brock using a cast-iron skillet that we're pretty familiar with.

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.

Classy New Colors for Timex’s Affordable Automatic Dress Watch
Classy New Colors for Timex’s Affordable Automatic Dress Watch

The popular Timex Marlin Automatic is one of the best affordable dress watches available, and it now is offered in a new dial color and a new band.

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