March 12, 2019

Today in Gear: 8 Awesome Boots For Spring Wear, Omega’s Commemorative Solid-Gold Speedmaster & More


March 12, 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

One of the Best Looking Motorcycles of 2018 Will Get Beginner-Friendly Technology
One of the Best Looking Motorcycles of 2018 Will Get Beginner-Friendly Technology

The Husqvarna Svartpilen and Vitpilen 401 street bikes will have beginner-friendly clutch kits available to help keep riders from stalling out.

A Faster, Lighter Toyota Supra Is On the Way
A Faster, Lighter Toyota Supra Is On the Way

When Toyota delivered scores of Supras to Gazoo Racing, the engineers got to work making that GT4 vision become a reality.

The Best Mac and MacBook Stands to Elevate Your Workstation
The Best Mac and MacBook Stands to Elevate Your Workstation

Show off your desktop or laptop in style. And keep your workstation more organized.

This Sustainable Foam Roller Is the Best-Looking One We’ve Ever Seen
This Sustainable Foam Roller Is the Best-Looking One We’ve Ever Seen

Built from cork, The Warbler deserves a spot in your living room.

The North Face’s New Backpacks Are Simple and High-Tech
The North Face’s New Backpacks Are Simple and High-Tech

The North Face just released a new line of backpacks that use DynoCarry, an easy bag adjustment system that makes hiking more comfortable.

The Most Unloved BMW M3 Is a Performance Bargain
The Most Unloved BMW M3 Is a Performance Bargain

It might live in the shadows of the E30 and E46, but the BMW E36 M3's lack of popularity is what makes this 1996 M3 a performance bargain.

This Waxed Canvas Jacket Will Stand Up to the Worst Spring Weather
This Waxed Canvas Jacket Will Stand Up to the Worst Spring Weather

Heritage fabric from Halley Stevensons.

Mophie’s New Battery Pack Takes Portability to Another Level
Mophie’s New Battery Pack Takes Portability to Another Level

Mophie's newest releases are tiny but mighty chargers for the phones of the future.


Fresh Deals


Timex X Todd Snyder Blackjack Watch
Save 30%: Todd Snyder’s access to the Timex archives has resulted in all sorts of cool collaborations over the past few years, but the updated versions of the once-obscure “Sprite” models from the 1970s have proven so be some of our favorites. This is a sleek, automotive-inspired timepiece with cool “roulette wheel” dial done up in black and white, a black-finished case, 50m of water resistance, a quartz movement and a black Nato strap. The watch generally retails for only $138, but right now, you can nab it for just $99. — Oren Hartov


Taylor Stitch Winslow Parka
Save 35%:Halley Stevensons knows a thing or two about waxed canvas fabric. The UK-based brand has been manufacturing textiles since 1864 and was awarded a patent in 1910 for “cleaning and water-proofing textiles.” Along with holding the domain name waxedcotton.com, it continues to produce some of the best breathable weather-resistant fabrics on the market. So when San Francisco clothing brand Taylor Stitch decided to make a waxed canvas jacket, it’s no surprise they went to Halley Stevensons for the fabric.

Made in the UK, this jacket normally costs $298, but is available for $199 on sale while supplies. Considering the versatile design and quality materials, that’s a steal for jacket that will stand up to whatever spring weather comes your way. — John Zientek


A Pair of Entry-Level Gas Grills
Save Up To $179 It is mid-March and, for many of us, the temperature has officially risen to levels that don’t induce pain upon exiting a building. What does this mean? Fewer parkas, fewer gloves and more grills.

Today, a pair of trusty, entry-level gas grills are on sale — Weber’s Spirit II grill and the more affordable Char-Broil four-burner. The former comes with raves from websites with names like Amazing Ribs and Smoked BBQ Source, citing its heavy construction, enameled cast-iron grates and a whopping 10-year warranty. The Char-Broil grill also sports enameled iron grates, is slightly bigger and significantly more affordable. —Will Price

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Patagonia Jackets and Bag Sale
Save 40%Three Patagonia items that’ll make your life infinitely easier on hiking trips are up to 40 percent off right now. While the idea of winter camping is sometimes too involved for us, thanks to the Daylight Savings time change, the possibility of spring camping is seemingly right around the corner.Stock up with the lightweight Synchilla Snap-T fleece pullovers, a Patagonia Nano-Air Jacket and a Black Hole Pack — all of which are on sale today.

You’ll have to cull through sizes and colors, but the soft layers and pack streamline any packing you have to do for upcoming mountain (or lake) adventures. In addition to keeping you warm, both jackets double as pillows and seamlessly fit in the 26-liter ripstop backpack. While these three items are some of our favorites for hiking and camping, there are a handful of other Patagonia items on sale at Huckberry, Backcountry and Patagonia today, too. — Meg Lappe

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Bowers & Wilkins PX Headphones
Save $75 The Bowers & Wilkins PX headphones are excellent and offer a more expansive sound than just about anything else on the market. They also score points for form — nothing against Bose or Sony but the PX headphones are simply stunning.

When it comes to performance, the PXs offer some attractive perks like EQ tweaking on the companion app. The 22-hour battery life and top-notch active noise cancellation don’t hurt, either. The real selling point, however, is that they’ve never been cheaper — right now, they’re listed at Amazon for $25 cheaper than they were on Cyber Monday. — Andy Frakes


DWR Semi-Annual Sale
Save 15% Design Within Reach is as much a furniture design retailer as it is a museum of furniture design. The company deals only in licensed, original works from some of the world’s foremost craftspeople — George Nelson, Hans Wegner, Richard Neutra, Milo Baughman and more. During DWR’s Semi-Annual Sale, works from all of these names (and a lot more) are discounted a modest 15 percent.
Choice pickups include Wegner’s famous Wishbone chair, the Nelson Ball Clock and a load of gear from Hay. The sale runs until the end of March. —Will Price


Salomon Sense Ride Trail Running Shoe
Save 30%: When I first laced my feet into Salomon’s Sense Ride trail running shoe, it was in the French Alps, the day before I was to run roughly 10 miles along the ridge opposite Mont Blanc, the tallest mountain in the range. Despite never having run that far in my life at the time, the day was a success, and while that might’ve been due to the postcard or the pre-run cheese and pastries, it was undoubtedly due to the shoes.

Right now, the Sense Ride is also 30 percent off at Backcountry, with a price that’s down from $120 to $84. If you aren’t looking for a discount though, Salomon recently revealed the Sense Ride 2, which builds on its predecessor with a more flexible and comfortable upper. — Tanner Bowden


Today on Gear Patrol

8 New Boots We Can’t Wait to Wear This Spring
8 New Boots We Can’t Wait to Wear This Spring

From Lucchese, White's, Viberg, Rancourt and more.

Hypervolt vs. Theragun: Which Brand Makes the Best Recovery Tool?
Hypervolt vs. Theragun: Which Brand Makes the Best Recovery Tool?

Two well-known recovery brands have a very similar product with almost identical results. Which one is worth the money? We tested them both to see which one came out on top.

How a Better Goggle Lens Can Improve Your Mountain Experience
How a Better Goggle Lens Can Improve Your Mountain Experience

Skiing or riding in a superior goggle lens can make a world of difference — in both safety and performance.

Your Next Purchase: One of These 12 Great Dress Watches
Your Next Purchase: One of These 12 Great Dress Watches

From $1,000 to $20,000 and everything in between.

Design Companies Are Training US Customs Agents to Spot Knock-Off Furniture
Design Companies Are Training US Customs Agents to Spot Knock-Off Furniture

Buying a fake Eames lounge could be a whole lot more destructive than you think.


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