March 14, 2019

Today in Gear: Monta’s Versatile New Field Watch, Filson’s Expanded CCF Workwear Line & Much 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.


A field watch is a versatile tool built for the rigors of daily use in the outdoors. While there are different approaches to designing a field watch, any timepiece in the category should feature three essential qualities: legibility, functionality and durability.

Inspired by the military watches used by the French, British and American armed forces over the last 60 years, MONTA’s Swiss-made Triumph line showcases these essential qualities of the field watch in a timepiece of uncompromised quality. The Triumph, which is available in four dial colors (one matte and three sunbursts) and is powered by a Selita SW300 movement, features a 38.5mm wide and 9.6mm thick stainless steel case with a dynamic mix of polished chamfers contrasted against brushed planes, giving it the look of an upgraded field watch that’s both capable and handsome.


New & Noteworthy Releases

Lodge Just Released a Better Version of Its Affordable Cast-Iron Skillet
Lodge Just Released a Better Version of Its Affordable Cast-Iron Skillet

Lodge's Chef Collection is a slightly pricier but all-around better version of its of cast-iron cookware offerings.

This New Tent Is Stronger Than Whatever You Sleep in Now
This New Tent Is Stronger Than Whatever You Sleep in Now

Hyperlite Mountain Gear's newest ultralight tent takes cues from the shelters that less weight-conscious campers like best.

The 2020 GT500 Will Be One of the Most Advanced Ford Mustangs Ever Built
The 2020 GT500 Will Be One of the Most Advanced Ford Mustangs Ever Built

The Shelby GT500 is always one of the most anticipated iterations of every Ford Mustang and the 2020 GT500 is no different.

Upgrade Your Spring Running Gear with Three Boutique Brands
Upgrade Your Spring Running Gear with Three Boutique Brands

Saysky, Soar and Tracksmtih all launched new spring running gear just in time for the weather to warm up.

Filson’s New Chore Coat Is Surprisingly Affordable
Filson’s New Chore Coat Is Surprisingly Affordable

Made in Canada from thick 12-ounce canvas.

Why Is Cadillac Making Life More Difficult for Itself?
Why Is Cadillac Making Life More Difficult for Itself?

Cadillac is changing the way it names its cars, yet again. The problem is it's only going to get more complicated.


Fresh Deals


Converse Jack Purcell Sneakers
Save 20%:Canadian badminton ace Jack Purcell designed his eponymous canvas sneaker back in the 1930s. Over the past eight decades, the style has gone essentially unchanged. It features a lightweight canvas upper, a rubber outsole with a signature ‘smile’ across the toe and medial eyelets for breathability. In the crispy white colorway, it’s an essential spring sneaker: breathable, lightweight, casual. Normally $65, the style is 20 percent off at East Dane and now costs just $52. A range of sizes are still available but act fast because they’re selling quickly.
— John Zientek


Glerups Sale
The conception you have about slippers — that they’re fluffy, indoors-only shoes — it’s wrong. Not entirely, (most slippers likely fit that description), but some examples refute it, elevating the slipper to something that’s not only cozy but practical too.

Glerups is perhaps the best example. They’re made in Denmark with a mix of soft white wool from New Zealand and Gotland wool that’s felted, so it has a hardier texture that’s plush without looking like it. They’re warm too, and the family that came up with them was thoughtful enough to make a version with a rubber sole that can handle grass, dirt and snow should you want to wear them beyond the limits of the front door (my pair has become my après ski shoe of choice).

Rubber-soled Glerups slippers are currently on sale at Huckberry in various colors and in shoe and ankle boot heights.
— Tanner Bowden


All-Clad Stainless Steel Cookware
Save Up to 70% All-Clad’s covetable cookware has been the option for high-end stainless steel since the brand literally invented bonded cookware in 1971. The only knock against them? That price tag.

Today, however, is a mammoth exception — the All-Clad factory seconds sale is live.

If there were ever a time to invest in a few pieces of peerless cookware, this is it — these are the lowest prices you’ll find on unused All-Clad outside of visiting the company’s in-person seconds sale at the factory. Congratulations on your new pans. —Will Price


Orient Ray II Automatic Watch
Save 60%: Japanese brand Orient offers some of the best value in mechanical watches, of which the Ray II Automatic is a perfect example. Legible, water-resistant to 200m, topped with a mineral crystal, and packing an automatic movement with 40 hours of power reserve, this is a handsome and highly wearable diver with a 41.5mm case. — Zen Love


Mystery Ranch Urban Assault Backpack
Save 28%: In 1985 the founder of Mystery Ranch, Dana Gleason, invented a revolutionary internal frame design called ArcFlex that permanently changed how pack makers think about load bearing. But Gleason and co-founder Renee Sippel-Baker hit their stride when Navy SEALs approached them in search of custom packs. Now they craft bags for the military, backcountry firefighters and the US Forest Service, but they haven’t forgotten the everyday outdoorsman.

The Urban Assault pack, which is currently 28 percent off at Massdrop in lots of colors, utilizes the same technical design features that make Mystery Ranch bags suitable for the most rigorous users but it includes features that make it ideal for the urban inhabitant. It’s made with 500-denier Cordura nylon and has a unique three-zipper opening system, two internal accessory pockets, a laptop sleeve and a quick-access lid pouch. It also employs a fixed-harness frame system, which allows the commuter-friendly pack to perform like a high-end expedition backpack. — Tanner Bowden


Suunto Core Military Smartwatch
Save 41%:

I do not have any plans to go on a backpacking or camping trip anytime soon, but if I did, I think I’d spring for this Suunto Core watch. And that’s not just because it is marked down by 41% (although that helps).

Other than just looking cool with its all-black case, strap and face, the watch features a handful of genuinely useful features. An altimeter tracks how many feet you climb on any given hike while a compass helps guide you along your path. Just useful as those features are the barometer, weather trend graph and storm alarm system. The trio works together to read the atmosphere, predict changing conditions and let you know in advance if things are going to get hairy. Oh yeah, and it tells time. These are all things I would’ve liked to have had on my last camping trip.

— J.D. DiGiovanni


Marshall Acton Wireless Speaker
Save Over 50% With its classic Marshall styling and analog output controls, the Acton wireless speaker looks just like what you’d plug into for your best Angus Young impersonation. But unlike the massive multi-tier audio systems Marshall made its name with, this home speaker makes the most of smaller spaces and modern wireless tech.

This small-but-powerful unit boasts up to 50 watts of audio output, plus classic analog-style controls for bass, treble and volume, and it manages to pack some serious sound into a package that’s less than 11 inches wide. For a portable tabletop speaker it offers an awful lot, with Bluetooth connectivity to boot — and best of all, it’s hugely discounted on eBay right now. — Andy Frakes


Today on Gear Patrol

Forget the Tailor and Just Buy Better-Fitting Garments
Forget the Tailor and Just Buy Better-Fitting Garments

Peter Manning NYC designs and develops garments for the not-so-tall guy by focusing on proper proportions without sacrificing style.

The 7 Best Under-Eye Creams for Men
The 7 Best Under-Eye Creams for Men

But consider this: if the eyes are the window to the soul, would you want them sitting in a crappy frame?

How a Pro Cyclist Trains in the Winter
How a Pro Cyclist Trains in the Winter

Veteran pro cyclist Ted King recently swapped his warmer winter training grounds in California for the frigid hills of Vermont. Here's how he keeps up his fitness during the coldest months of the year.

The Best Gym Shorts According to 5 Personal Trainers
The Best Gym Shorts According to 5 Personal Trainers

These five pairs of shorts deserve a spot in your gym wardrobe, whether you lift weights, do yoga, run, HIIT or box.

Watches We’re Obsessing Over
Watches We’re Obsessing Over

We're flipping our lids over a Patek Philippe Calatrava dress watch, a vintage Omega Cosmic calendar watch, a Seiko 4520 and more.

The Forgotten Generation of BMW M5 Is the One You Want
The Forgotten Generation of BMW M5 Is the One You Want

Though overshadowed by the original E28 M5, and the later V8-powered E39, the E34 is a performance bargain and an underrated classic.

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