March 21, 2019

Today in Gear: Fundrise’s Private Real Estate Investment Platform, New Home Tech from Dyson & 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.


In finance, real estate is what’s called a hard asset. It’s tangible, providing intrinsic value, unlike stocks or bonds. Real estate can also generate consistent cash flow from rent — one of the many reasons it’s so attractive to investors. Just one problem: big investment firms are usually the only ones with access to private market investment opportunities.

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New & Noteworthy Releases

Zenith Revives Its Original El Primero A386 Watch from 1969
Zenith Revives Its Original El Primero A386 Watch from 1969

Zenith celebrates 50 years of its El Primero chronograph with the A386 Revival, which is incredibly faithful to the original.

This Work of Art Just So Happens to be a Coffee Table Too
This Work of Art Just So Happens to be a Coffee Table Too

Discommon adds yet another impressive installment to its Automotive Icon Table Series with the Aston Martin Valkyrie "Wake" table.

This Steel Weekly Calendar Watch Is Highly Unusual for Patek Philippe
This Steel Weekly Calendar Watch Is Highly Unusual for Patek Philippe

Patek Philippe's new Calatrava Weekly Calendar watch is the brand's first non-limited modern steel timepiece.

New Gear from Dyson: Lights That Help You Sleep, a Super-Charged Vacuum and More
New Gear from Dyson: Lights That Help You Sleep, a Super-Charged Vacuum and More

The British homeware stalwart continues the pursuit to build the perfect vacuum.

J.Crew and Barbour Teamed Up to Make the Perfect Spring Jacket
J.Crew and Barbour Teamed Up to Make the Perfect Spring Jacket

Barbour's new collaboration with J.Crew applies classic green waxed cotton to J.Crew's timeless barn coat silhouette.

Tudor’s Vintage-Style Chronograph Gets Updated in Two-Tone Glory
Tudor’s Vintage-Style Chronograph Gets Updated in Two-Tone Glory

Tudor releases a two-tone version of its Black Bay Chrono watch for Baselworld 2019, and it's more retro-classy than ever.

Rapha’s First In-House Bike Shoes Look Amazing
Rapha’s First In-House Bike Shoes Look Amazing

Rapha's first all in-house cycling shoes, the Classic and the Explore, focus on what matters most: comfort.

Amazon’s Cheapest Kindle Finally Has a Front Light
Amazon’s Cheapest Kindle Finally Has a Front Light

One more good reason to read a ton of books in 2019.

Terrible at Golf? This Garmin Watch Can Change That
Terrible at Golf? This Garmin Watch Can Change That

Garmin's newest smart golf watch is lightweight and good-looking, plus it'll help you hit those birdies -- or possibly an eagle.

This Pilots Watch Is Inspired by the Iconic MA-1 Flight Jacket
This Pilots Watch Is Inspired by the Iconic MA-1 Flight Jacket

In instantly recognizable green and orange, the new Bell & Ross BR92-03 MA-1 pilots watch is a tribute to a military jacket icon.

You’ve Probably Never Heard of This Adventure Bike, But You’ll Want It All the Same
You’ve Probably Never Heard of This Adventure Bike, But You’ll Want It All the Same

If you need further proof of the rise in popularity middleweight and lightweight adventure bikes, feast your eyes on the AJP PR7 Rally.

Rolex’s Yacht-Master Is 2mm Bigger and It’s a Big Difference
Rolex’s Yacht-Master Is 2mm Bigger and It’s a Big Difference

Introducing the Yacht-Master 42, upsized for a bolder wrist presence and in white gold for Baselworld 2019.

Everlane May Have Just Rolled Out the Perfect Spring Layer
Everlane May Have Just Rolled Out the Perfect Spring Layer

Everlane rolls out a pitch-perfect layer built to be worn on crisp spring days and cool summer evenings

Seiko Unleashes a New Line of Hardcore Prospex Watches
Seiko Unleashes a New Line of Hardcore Prospex Watches

Seiko's new Prospex LX line features titanium cases, Spring Drive movements, and tough sport watch specs in its Land, Sea, & Air families.


Fresh Deals


Au Sabot L’Armor Pocket Knife
Save 25%: Au Sabot’s L’Armor pocket knife still has that function at its heart, but it adds an appropriate amount of flair too. The four-inch blade is made of Sandvik 12C27 stainless steel, a well-rounded Swedish steel known for its hardness and toughness (it’s often used to make ice skate blades) and is available with handles made of palo santo, olive or horn. All three are currently available at Huckberry for 25 percent off. — Tanner Bowden


Blunt XL Umbrella
Save 40%: We love a good rain jacket but admit that they leave something to be wanted. They’re visibly technical in appearance, sweaty in warm weather and most won’t stop your thighs from getting wet. In towns and cities, we often prefer an umbrella, and our favorites are those made by a New Zealand-based company called Blunt. That’s because it uses a radial tensioning system to keep the fabric taught and blunted spokes that are easy on the eyes (in more than one way).

We like them so much that we stock them in the Gear Patrol Store, but right now, Blunt’s XL-sized umbrella, which the company tested in 72mph winds and weighs under two pounds, is 40% off at Massdrop. If you’d rather save your technical rain jacket for the trail, a sturdy umbrella is your best alternative. — Tanner Bowden


TCL 6 Series 4K TV (2018, 65-inch)
Save $180: March Madness is around the corner and if you’re looking for a 65-inch 4K TV to binge watch all the games, TCL’s 6-Series (2018) is a great one to consider. Not only is it a great 4K TV that supports both HDR10 and Dolby Vision, but it’s also one of the few new-ish 65-inch 4K TVs that are under $1,000. In a recent review, CNET‘s David Katzmaier wrote “TCL’s 6 series is the best TV value we’ve ever reviewed.” Amazon just dropped the price of TCL’s 65-inch 6 Series to its lowest price ever. The $1,000 TV is on sale right now for $820 — that’s $180 off. If you’re at all interested in buying a 65-inch 4K TV without having to break the bank, this is as great as ever an opportunity to do just that.


Today on Gear Patrol

The Best Watches of Baselworld 2019: Day 1
The Best Watches of Baselworld 2019: Day 1

All of our coverage from Press Day at one of the world's largest watch trade shows is right here -- stay tuned for more!

How Three Personal Trainers Dress for the Gym
How Three Personal Trainers Dress for the Gym

Three personal trainers share their go-to gym outfits for when they're in the gym all day long.

These Are Some of the Best Coffee Roasters in the US, According to Experts
These Are Some of the Best Coffee Roasters in the US, According to Experts

The U.S. Coffee Roaster Championship is a rigorous, grueling test of skill for some of America's best coffee roasters. These are the best of the best.

This Motorcycle Magazine Sets a New Industry Standard
This Motorcycle Magazine Sets a New Industry Standard

It seems every time someone calls the time of death for print, another well-designed boutique magazine pops up and thrives. Meta is one of those magazines.

Camper Van Restoration Pros at Peace Vans Make Modern Magic of Retro VWs
Camper Van Restoration Pros at Peace Vans Make Modern Magic of Retro VWs

“Van life is evocative of authenticity and nostalgia, of simpler times, of an escape and disconnection.”

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