March 11-15, 2019

A Look Back At the Gear We Discovered This Week


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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, March 11

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.


Tuesday, March 12

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.


Wednesday, March 13

Get This Affordable Alternative to the Porsche Boxster
Get This Affordable Alternative to the Porsche Boxster

If you don't want to spend $60,000 on a German sports car, the 2002 Toyota MR2 is a great Japanese substitute, at almost one-tenth the cost.

This Ultraviolet Flashlight Is Built Like a Luxury Watch
This Ultraviolet Flashlight Is Built Like a Luxury Watch

Flashlight-maker Muyshondt collaborates with watch enthusiast group RedBar on an ultraviolet pocket flashlight made especially for watches.

These Shoes and Boots Hit the Sweet Spot Between Dress and Casual
These Shoes and Boots Hit the Sweet Spot Between Dress and Casual

Three styles made with C.F. Stead leathers.

This Minimalist Stroller Is About to Be on Everyone’s Baby Registry
This Minimalist Stroller Is About to Be on Everyone’s Baby Registry

A new company promising performance-based baby gear released a highly functional, minimalist baby stroller.

Hermès Updates its Elegant Dress Watch with an Anthracite Dial and Orange Accents
Hermès Updates its Elegant Dress Watch with an Anthracite Dial and Orange Accents

The Slim d'Hermès Titane features a smoky grey dial, a titanium case and an ultra-thin movement.

Kuat’s New Roof Rack is Perfect for Kayakers
Kuat’s New Roof Rack is Perfect for Kayakers

Kuat's newest roof racks are a breeze to install and make getting out on the river seamless.

Is a Rival for the Toyota Supra on Its Way?
Is a Rival for the Toyota Supra on Its Way?

If Mazda doesn't seize this as an opportunity to revive the RX-7 or bring the RX Vision to life, they're already admitting defeat.

Would You Pay $2,500 for a Smartwatch? Garmin Thinks So
Would You Pay $2,500 for a Smartwatch? Garmin Thinks So

The popular outdoor tech and smartwatch brand is getting into the world of luxury watchmaking. Will it work?

This Machined Brass Pen Deserves a Permanent Spot in Your EDC
This Machined Brass Pen Deserves a Permanent Spot in Your EDC

The Bolt Action Pen from Inventery delivers tactical elegance with a smooth mechanism for a pen that is the upgrade you need.


Thursday, March 14

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.


Friday, March 15

These Canadian Military Sneakers Are Updated with Italian Suede
These Canadian Military Sneakers Are Updated with Italian Suede

A collaboration between Reproduction of Found and Lady White Co.

The Next Bond Car Will Be an Electric Aston Martin and That’s Okay
The Next Bond Car Will Be an Electric Aston Martin and That’s Okay

In reality, Bond driving an EV is fitting, natural, and the right thing to do.

This New High-Tech Grill Will Be on Every Father’s Day Wish List
This New High-Tech Grill Will Be on Every Father’s Day Wish List

Traeger's new grills and grill technology are further proof that wood pellet grilling is the furthest thing from a fad.

A 30-Day Trial of Gym Shorts Isn’t Actually a Crazy Idea
A 30-Day Trial of Gym Shorts Isn’t Actually a Crazy Idea

Thirty-day free trial periods pertain to Casper mattresses and Spotify Premium, but gym shorts? Ten Thousand is confident enough to try it.

Swell’s Reusable Straws Will Help Eliminate Plastic From Your Life
Swell’s Reusable Straws Will Help Eliminate Plastic From Your Life

A stainless steel straw is one way to keep plastic out of our waterways.

Rado’s Retro Dive Watch Takes on a New Patina
Rado’s Retro Dive Watch Takes on a New Patina

Rado has introduced a new version of its popular 37mm retro-styled dive watch that's sure to please vintage fans.

Everything You Need to Know About the Tesla Model Y
Everything You Need to Know About the Tesla Model Y

Last night, after a meandering speech and brief company history lecture, Elon Musk finally delivered the Tesla Model Y.

This Mercedes Wagon Is a Future Classic — And a Total Steal
This Mercedes Wagon Is a Future Classic — And a Total Steal

When a real future classic comes around, they tend to stand out -- even if it's a gray station wagon, like this Mercedes-AMG E63.

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