March 18, 2019

Today in Gear: Thuma’s Wonderfully Minimalist Bed Frame, Apple’s Latest iPad Releases & Much More


March 18, 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.


You’re not doing your mattress any favors by plopping it on the ground. Beyond good looks, a proper bed frame promotes airflow and provides support and breathability for your mattress. The Bed by Thuma does just that with a straightforward design ready to enhance any bedroom. And after selling out twice, it’s back in stock.

A better foundation for your sleep, Thuma has utilized the timeless construction technique of Japanese joinery to handcraft a platform bed that exudes minimalism. It ships for free and can be assembled in five minutes without tools. The latest small-batch production of The Bed probably won’t last long, so act fast — especially if you’re still sleeping on the floor.


New & Noteworthy Releases

The Swiss Army Knife Doesn’t Get Flashier Than This
The Swiss Army Knife Doesn’t Get Flashier Than This

Victorinox released a limited-edition collection of Swiss Army knives that look noticably different from its classic red.

This Sleek Military Chronograph Watch Just Got Stealthier
This Sleek Military Chronograph Watch Just Got Stealthier

The Hemel HFT20 Night Ops uses a mecaquartz movement to offer a Type 20-style military chronograph watch at an affordable price.

Goldwin’s Spring Line Is Perfect for the Rainy Season
Goldwin’s Spring Line Is Perfect for the Rainy Season

Goldwin's spring line has everything you need to stay dry in case you get caught in the rain.

These Vintage-Inspired Military Watches Get New Beige Dials
These Vintage-Inspired Military Watches Get New Beige Dials

Bell & Ross updates its BR V watch line with military beige dials on stainless steel bracelets or elastic straps.

Everything You Need to Know About Apple’s New iPads, Now Available
Everything You Need to Know About Apple’s New iPads, Now Available

The iPad Air and iPad mini are decked out with Retina displays, A12 Bionic processors and Apple Pencil support.

This New Polo Fits Like Your Favorite T-Shirt
This New Polo Fits Like Your Favorite T-Shirt

Made from soft Supima cotton.

Independent Watchmaking That Grew Out of a Hobby
Independent Watchmaking That Grew Out of a Hobby

Mike Stanton built The Stanton Watch Co. independent watchmaking brand out of a passion for mechanical movements and precision.


Fresh Deals


Jackrabbit Fitness Shirts and Running Shorts SaleSave 50%
Fitness shirts and running shorts are up to 50 percent off at Jackrabbit today, meaning all shirts are $30 and shorts are $35. You’ll recognize big name brands like Nike, Adidas, Brooks, Rhone and more. But hurry, the deal only lasts until the end of the day today, so stock up while you can.

You’ll find award-winners from our Best Gym Shorts of 2018 like Rhone’s Bullitt Shorts and Adidas Supernova shorts, as well as one of the top running shirts, New Balance’s Q Speed Short Sleeve. It’s hard to find deals this big on brand-name gym shorts and shirts, so we recommend you move quickly. — Meg Lappe


Gucci Tinted Aviators
Save 62%:Many sunglasses available today tout loads of features: polarized lenses, titanium frames, photochromic tints, hydrophobic and oleophobic coatings. While all these are certainly valuable, sometimes it’s nice to have a pair of sunglasses that just look good. For example, Gucci makes a simple tinted aviator designed for everyday wear.

While it doesn’t have loads of performance features, the classic metal-frame silhouette comes with various tinted lenses that will compliment a variety of aesthetics. And now at Nordstrom Rack, these Italian-made shades are 62 percent off and cost just $150. So if you’re in the market for a great pair of stylish sunglasses, check these out before they’re gone. — John Zientek


Butter Pat Industries 12-Inch Cast-Iron Skillet
Save $45 Butter Pat Industries makes skillets you could rightly call modern heirlooms. The cooking surfaces are buttery smooth, they come without machining marks and weigh less than skillets of the same size from other companies. The rounded pour spouts are probably the most effective of any skillet we’ve tested.

Today, the company’s 12-inch skillet is marked down a modest $45. Butter Pat pans don’t go on sale often, so jump now if you want a skillet that can be in your family forever.
Will Price


Nikwax Hiking Boot Care Bundle
Save 25%: It’s nearly that time of year when your ski boots will trade places in the depths of your closet with the leather hiking boots that you laid down there months ago. After so long a time, those boots might be neglected; maybe they’re a bit dry, perhaps they’re still caked in some late autumn mud. This light mistreatment can have consequences over time — the leather might become stiff, cracked or unwearable — but is easily remedied with Nikwax boot treatment solutions, a twin-pack of which is all of $12 right now at Backcountry.

Caring for leather hiking boots is remarkably easy. All you need to do is wash them, condition the leather and bolster its waterproof coating (read our in-depth guide on how to do this here). This bundle includes Nikwax’s Footwear Cleaning Gel, which you should use to take care of that first step, as well as its Fabric and Leather Proof solution, which will revitalize water repellency not just in leather boots but those made of canvas or synthetic materials also. — Tanner Bowden


Coway Mighty Air Purifier
Save $50 On the cusp of allergy season, a timely deal: the Coway Mighty air purifier is marked down $50 at Amazon.

Recommended by everyone from the Wirecutter to Home Air Guides, the Mighty boasts a four-stage filtration system, washable pre-filter and “eco mode.” It’s not ideal for big rooms — Coway recommends placing it in spaces no bigger than 361 square feet — but it’s the right choice for most bedrooms and city apartments. The Mighty is already significantly less expensive than the competition, and today its discounted below last year’s Prime Day price. —Will Price


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