March 11, 2019

Today In Gear: Life After Denim’s Spring-Ready Sweater, Our Guide to Seiko Watches & More


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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.


When spring arrives, you can finally pack away the heavy-duty sweaters and pull out the lighter ones. You’ve worn the heck out of your chunky sweaters the last few months and it’s time for something fresh.

The Knox Crew from Life After Denim is a versatile crewneck sweater that you’ll get plenty of use out of for the other three seasons of the year. This 100 percent cotton staple features a unique two-tone birdseye novelty stitch that gives it a distinct look, and a ribbed neck, cuff and hem help complete the clean styling. Worn as a layer over a button-up or a stand-alone in the warmer months, the Knox Crew will have you wishing spring would get here already.


New & Noteworthy Releases

Want an Original Shelby Cobra? Save Your Money and Get This
Want an Original Shelby Cobra? Save Your Money and Get This

For those of us who don't have one million dollars for an original production Shelby Cobra 427, the Superformance MkIII Cobra is a perfect substitute.

This Company Is Your Ticket to Gear-Free Travel
This Company Is Your Ticket to Gear-Free Travel

Awayco is a membership-based gear reservation program that lets adventurous travelers go from A to B without loads of luggage.

These New Compression Socks Are Worth Testing If You Get Sore Easily
These New Compression Socks Are Worth Testing If You Get Sore Easily

Compression socks can help you recover after long runs as well as after a grueling flight. These new ones from CEP are top-notch.

Reaching Into the Past to Reimagine the Future of the Autavia
Reaching Into the Past to Reimagine the Future of the Autavia

TAG Heuer looked to the past to revive the iconic Autavia line, and the 1972 Special Re-Edition Autavia balances the past and the future.

These American-Made Boots Will Age Beautifully
These American-Made Boots Will Age Beautifully

An engineer boot made with undyed vegetable-tanned leather.

Oris Debuts a Beautiful New Dial for its Divers Sixty-Five Watch
Oris Debuts a Beautiful New Dial for its Divers Sixty-Five Watch

The new limited-edition Oris Divers Sixty-Five Honey watch combines a winning retro dive watch design with a unique dial color.

Want to See What Smartphones Will Look Like in 5 Years? Check This Out
Want to See What Smartphones Will Look Like in 5 Years? Check This Out

Would you buy a phone with no buttons, headphone jack or charging ports? Vivo’s new concept bets you will and ditches everything but the screen and the cameras.


Fresh Deals


Seiko 5 SNK795
Save 59%: Seiko 5s are mechanical, they’re affordable, they’re plentiful, they’re (often) colorful and they’re fun. Oh, and they’re inexpensive. Did we mention that they’re inexpensive? The SNK795 encompasses most of these traits: it’s got a 37mm stainless steel case with matching steel bracelet and exhibition case back; an automatic movement with day-date display; a matte black dial with silver baton hands and matching indices, and best of all, it’s only $79, a nearly 60% savings off the list price of $195. — Oren Hartov


Faherty Overshirts
Save 50%:When planning a wardrobe around shoulder-season weather, focusing on layering. And, on days where a light jacket is too heavy, reach for an overshirt instead. It’ll keep you warm through brisk mornings and chilly evenings, but won’t be too much during a sunny afternoon.

If you’re in need of a new overshirt, NYC-based Faherty makes a few great options, each utilizing a unique custom-designed fabric. Now at Huckberry, you can save 50 percent on a number of these styles. Available in sizes S to XL, they’ll be the perfect light layer for spring weather and, what’s more, they all cost under $100. — John Zientek


Philips Sonicare Electric Toothbrush
Save $100 Last year, I bought a toothbrush for $100. It was the best $100 I spent all year.

The Philips Sonicare Diamond Clean is a weighty, loud brush that uses vibration and water movement to shake plaque and other gross substances off your teeth and gums. The electric brush operates in five modes which act as different power levels — clean, white, sensitive, gum care and deep clean — and charges via conduction in a small glass cup that comes with it.

Today on Amazon, the $200 Diamond Clean is $100 — matching its lowest ever from Prime Day last summer. It’s worth every penny. —Will Price


Anova Culinary Precision Cooker
Save $30 The sous vide tool is not deserving of its present condition. Confined for most of its life to high-end restaraunts, the sous vide circulator is sometimes labeled as a tool with too few uses to justify the price. This isn’t really true.
For one, great, easy-to-use sous vide circulators exist — just look at Anova Culinary’s sous vide tool tool, a circulator with a robust and intuitive cooking app. But there’s also the matter of what the everyday, utility-first home cook can get out of it. Here are three ways to use them every day. —Will Price


Adidas Adizero 3 Sale
Save 50%In five short weeks, over 30,000 runners will gather in Hopkinton, Massachusetts to run 26.2 miles into the heart of Boston, and many of them will be wearing the Adidas Adizero 3. Today, it’s on sale for up to 50 percent off. The neutral runner has Adidas’s popular Boost technology in the midsole to help lower the road impact and keep your energy levels high for all those miles. It’s a lightweight sneaker built for fast race days — and all the runs that lead up to that.

Typically, the Adizero Adios 3 shoes are $140, but the all-black version is 50 percent off and down to $70. There are very limited sizes, but the white version is also 25 percent off and down to $105.
— Meg Lappe


Vizio P-Series 65” 4K UHD TV with HDR
Save $200 Since a lot of tech brands have recently launched their latest and greatest models in time for CES, great TVs from the last year or two are being discounted. And because 2017 and 2018 models still have so much to offer, that’s a very good thing for anyone currently looking to buy. In this case it means you can take $200 off one of the best models in Vizio’s well-reviewed line of TVs.

Even better, all Vizio SmartCast TVs are primed to receive software updates later in 2019, updates that will include support for AirPlay 2 and HomeKit. That’s a big deal. Vizio won’t be offering native iTunes support, meaning Apple fiends can’t play iTunes movies or music without bringing Apple TV into the mix, but just about anywhere you look, native iTunes support is going to cost you extra. If you don’t need it, you don’t need it. — Andy Frakes


Spyderco Efficient Pocket Knife
Save 35%: Spyderco knives are easily recognized, even for EDC initiates. It’s that circular hole in the blade that takes the place of a thumb stud or nail nick — a solution that the company’s founder, Sal Glesser, created while searching for a new one-handed opening method back in the early 1980s. It’s been modified and imitated by plenty of other makers because it’s simple, and it works. Every Spyderco blade features the cutout, including the new all-black version of the Efficient, which you can already purchase with a 35 percent discount at Massdrop.

Spyderco built the Efficient to be an everyday pocket knife. Its drop-point blade is just shy of three inches long and is available with a plain or partially serrated edge. The handle scales are textured G10 fiberglass, and the mechanism locks open with a stainless steel liner lock. None of these features are brand new — they were present in the original release of the Efficient — but now they’re all finished with a matte black oxide coating, which gives the knife a look that’s both sleek and modern. — Tanner Bowden


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The Best Yoga Gear for Runners
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