March 20, 2019

Today in Gear: The Latest Watch Releases From Baselworld 2019, Trek’s Innovative New Bike Helmets & More


March 20, 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

Zodiac Has Brought Back its Beloved, Affordable GMT Watch
Zodiac Has Brought Back its Beloved, Affordable GMT Watch

Zodiac is continuing its tradition of recreating classics by bringing back the Aerospace GMT, an affordable dual-time watch.

Your Brain Should Thank Trek for Its New Bike Helmets
Your Brain Should Thank Trek for Its New Bike Helmets

Trek's newest innovation is a helmet technology called WaveCel that's designed to reduce the likelihood of concussions by 48 times.

The Rolex GMT-Master II ‘Batman’ Is Back in Steel & Better Than Ever
The Rolex GMT-Master II ‘Batman’ Is Back in Steel & Better Than Ever

The Rolex GMT-Master II will excite fans with its black and blue "Batman" bezel, steel case, and Jubilee bracelet.

Shop Protein Powders and Multivitamins at Brandless for Less
Shop Protein Powders and Multivitamins at Brandless for Less

Brandless launches superfoods and powders, essential oils and non-GMO supplements all designed to help you get closer to your goals one day at a time.

There Is No Substitute for an Old Land Rover Defender, and This Example Is Just the Right Amount of Classic
There Is No Substitute for an Old Land Rover Defender, and This Example Is Just the Right Amount of Classic

It's safe to say the new Defender will be a far cry from the Defenders of yesteryear. There's an easy solution, however. Just get this 1991 Land Rover Defender 110 V8 instead.

The New Limited Edition Oris Diver Makes a Serious Statement
The New Limited Edition Oris Diver Makes a Serious Statement

A striking watch that manages to stand out on the wrist without sacrificing functionality.

These Rugged Boots Are Made in Colorado
These Rugged Boots Are Made in Colorado

An exclusive collaboration with Oakland retailer Standard and Strange.

Mr P.’s Spring Drop Has Every Jacket You Need Right Now
Mr P.’s Spring Drop Has Every Jacket You Need Right Now

Weather the season in style.

Apple’s New AirPods Are Better in So Many Ways
Apple’s New AirPods Are Better in So Many Ways

The new AirPods come with a number of welcome improvements, including faster pairing speeds, more talk time and improved microphone clarity on calls. They can also wirelessly charge.

Monta’s New GMT Combines the Best of its Different Watches
Monta’s New GMT Combines the Best of its Different Watches

With the new Atlas GMT watch, Monta once again offers a ton of value in the form of a useful complication in a solid, refined package.

One of Patek Philippe’s Most Striking Watches Gets an Update In Rose Gold
One of Patek Philippe’s Most Striking Watches Gets an Update In Rose Gold

The annual calendar regulator reference 5235 is an unusual watch for Patek Philippe, now done up with a two-tone dial and rose gold case.


Fresh Deals


Moccamaster CDG Coffee Maker
Save $110 Launched in 1969, the original Moccamaster was the first coffee maker ever approved by the Specialty Coffee Association’s rigorous home brewer program, is easy as hell to use and it’s never lost its sleek ’60s aesthetic. Altogether, it’s got serious claims on being the best coffee maker money can buy. Today, the grail coffee pot is marked down a healthy $110 on Massdrop.

Who shouldn’t get a Moccamaster? If you value programmability or scheduling brew times in advance, look toward Oxo’s Barista Brain or Breville’s Precision Brewer. Don’t forget the filters. —Will Price


American Trench Socks
Save an Extra 30%:For many, the sock drawer is one of the more neglected wardrobe nooks. Though socks get repeated wear and laundering, they’re often not replaced as soon as they should be. If your sock drawer is in need of a refresh, head over to American Trench today where you can save an additional 30 percent on all sale socks. Choose from recycled cotton and wool blends in a range of colors — there’s something for everyone. — John Zientek


SOG CrossCut Multi-tool
Save 31%: Most butterfly-style multi-tools build on a base of pliers, with knives, screwdrivers and bottle openers folding out of the handles, but not the SOG CrossCut, which is currently on sale at REI for 31 percent off. Instead, SOG put a pair of spring-loaded scissors front and center, with a knife, bottle opener, two screwdrivers, nail file, ruler, toothpick and tweezers available in its handles. It’s a setup that’s more practical for general users who don’t find a daily need for pliers or more specialized tools like awls and wire cutters, and with a 2.5-inch length when closed it’ll fit neatly on the keychain you already carry. — Tanner Bowden


Kamado Joe XL Grill
Save 21% The Kamado Joe is a heavy, ceramic, heat-retaining, outdoor grill, smoker and oven that’s backed by a lifetime warranty. In some ways, it’s a Big Green Egg that you can buy online (Eggs are only sold by certified retailers on location). But it comes with features the Big Green Egg doesn’t — a “Divide & Conquer cooking” system, ash drawer and a much better-fitting lid. The former is a cooking system that allows grates to slide up or down in certain sections to grill different foods at different temperatures and the latter two are just really nice convenience bonuses.

Today on Ebay, the 24-inch Kamado Joe — the brand’s largest model — is more than $500 off. Don’t forget the charcoal. —Will Price


Uniqlo Rain Jackets SaleSave $50
Right now you can pick up a Uniqlo rain jacket for under $100. With spring right around the corner, you’re going to need a proper rain jacket to handle commutes, travel and more. There are five different styles available, each under $100. Pick from a deep brown, navy or forest green, all in a boxy fit with vintage accents. Tomorrow is the official start to spring, so now’s the best time to stock up and save over $50 on a new style. — Meg Lappe


Ultimate Ears Boom 3 Speaker
Save $30: Like its predecessors, the Ultimate Ears Boom 3 speaker boasts 360-degree stereo audio output and holds a reputation for go-anywhere ruggedness. It also packs some noteworthy upgrades like wireless charging (dock sold separately) and Ultimate Ears’s new “Magic Button” control interface.

While you could always go for a similar speaker from Bose or Sony, the Boom 3 offers a lot of durability and plenty of sound in a well-designed package. A good value at its MRSP of $150, you can pick up the Boom 3 today for just $120. — Andy Frakes


Today on Gear Patrol

All of Our Coverage From Baselworld 2019
All of Our Coverage From Baselworld 2019

Our hub for all of the latest news and trends coming from one of the biggest events in the world of horology.

The Inevitable Rise of Custom Skincare
The Inevitable Rise of Custom Skincare

Thanks to brands like Proven and Geologie, the age of customization has reached our medicine cabinets. Meet the brands are leading the trend.

The 2019 Lincoln Black Label Nautilus Breaks Out of the MKX’s Shell
The 2019 Lincoln Black Label Nautilus Breaks Out of the MKX’s Shell

The Lincoln Nautilus accomplishes everything it sets out to do and even manages to be a surprising delight in some aspects.

The Best Vinyl LPs to Really Show Off Your Turntable
The Best Vinyl LPs to Really Show Off Your Turntable

Put on these records and they'll sound are a million light years away from today’s sterile digital soundscapes. Consider a seat belt.

Everything You Need to Bike Commute in the Rain
Everything You Need to Bike Commute in the Rain

The weather might change but your commute remains the same. Here's eight items to get you from A to B when it gets wet.


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