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Today in Gear: A Backpack You Can Actually Wear to Work, Affordable Denim & More


March 5, 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.


The Backpack You Can Actually Wear to Work

The general concept of a backpack hasn’t changed all that much over the years. What has changed are the materials certain brands use.

Take Moral Code’s Reese Backpack for instance. This premium canvas and leather backpack is a stylish way to lug your stuff around. It offers an elevated design that’s distinct from the versions you used in school — this is an adult’s backpack. Built with plenty of interior pockets to hold your laptop, papers and maybe even your clothes, the Reese is the ideal professional’s backpack.

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New & Noteworthy Releases

This Is the Ford Ranger Raptor We Should Have
This Is the Ford Ranger Raptor We Should Have

There's little doubt we'll get the Ranger Raptor eventually, but in the meantime, Hennessey will build you a VelociRaptor Ranger.

Looking for an Easy-to-Install Smart Doorbell? This Is Your Guy
Looking for an Easy-to-Install Smart Doorbell? This Is Your Guy

It's the company's first battery-powered doorbell. No need to deal with any wires.

Who Needs Yeti’s Massive New Mug? Everyone
Who Needs Yeti’s Massive New Mug? Everyone

Yeti's newest product is a massive, overbuilt and awesome 24-ounce mug that's perfect for big beverage servings.

Jomers’ New $68 Jeans Are Made With Quality American Denim
Jomers’ New $68 Jeans Are Made With Quality American Denim

Available in slim and tailored fits.

Aer’s New Minimalist Collection Is Perfect for Travel
Aer’s New Minimalist Collection Is Perfect for Travel

The new Aer line of travel bags rolls up to fit in your suitcase, then carries all your gear once you get to your destination.


Fresh Deals


Seiko 5 SNZH “Fifty Fathoms”
Save $170: The Seiko 5 SNZH “Fifty Fathoms” is a 42mm, stainless steel-cased diver with a 23-jewel Seiko 7S36 automatic movement. Featuring polished block hour markers and sword hands done up in Lumibright, a 120-click unidirectional bezel and Arabic numbers, this is a simple, handsome day-date watch that’s water resistant down to 100m, which should be plenty for most divers. You also get a Hardlex crystal, display case back and stainless steel bracelet, and the watch is available in several colors (add $25 for certain versions). — Oren Hartov


TRX Sale
Save $95: When arranged thoughtfully and outfitted appropriately, a home gym can be an entirely capable alternative to a pricey gym membership. It doesn’t have to call for heavy and bulky (not to mention expensive) equipment, either. TRX’s original suspension trainer was created with this type of functional minimalism in mind — it was invented by a Navy SEAL squadron commander named Randy Hetrick who was searching for a way to stay fit during deployment.

Like an as-seen-on-TV contraption, it can be adapted to various workouts and targeted exercises. Unlike that hulking machine, it can be bought in fewer than 12 installments, especially now that it’s $95 off. — Tanner Bowden


Bulova Lunar Chronograph Moon Watch
Save 54%: While the Omega Speedmaster is considered the preeminent moon watch, there have been many timepieces that have ventured into space, including a Bulova chronograph worn by Commander David Scott on the Apollo 15 mission in 1971. The reissue retails relatively cheap, at $675 on the bracelet, but right now, Amazon is offering the watch with a 54 percent markdown, making this already-affordable tribute to space exploration even more accessible. — Zen Love


Dr. Martens Shoes and Boots
Save 30%: For well over a half century, Dr. Martens has made a range of iconic, hard-wearing boots in the UK. the brand’s minimalist uppers and rugged rubber soles are instantly recognizable, a favorite of musicians, furniture makers, art-school students and countless others. If you’re looking to pick up a pair for yourself, head over to East Dane today. Currently, you can save 30 percent on a range of Dr. Marten’s footwear including shoes, lace-up boots and Chelsea boots. There are numerous styles to choose from, all priced to sell. — John Zientek


Penfield Bomer Jacket
Save 54%:Right now Penfield’s Okenfield Jacket is on sale for more than 50% off at Century 21. Available in both black and olive, it’s the perfect lightweight layer to wear into the spring.

The Penfield Okenfield mirrors the cut and looks of old-school bombers while skipping out on the out on the heavy materials and insulation. This makes the layer an ideal light option for wearing into the spring as rising temperatures rule out heavier jackets but not jackets altogether. — J.D. DiGiovanni


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