March 22, 2019

Today in Gear: How to Clean & Maintain a Pocket Knife, More Watch Industry News from Baselworld and More


March 22, 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

Don’t Hate the Porsche Cayenne Coupe Just Yet
Don’t Hate the Porsche Cayenne Coupe Just Yet

Porsche just revealed the Cayenne Coupe and joins the latest design craze of steep-roofed sporty SUVs.

Apple’s New TV Streaming Service: Here’s What We Know
Apple’s New TV Streaming Service: Here’s What We Know

Apple is expected to announce its new video service on Monday, March 25.

There’s a New Breitling Superocean Dive Watch for Everyone
There’s a New Breitling Superocean Dive Watch for Everyone

The newest additions to Breitling's dive watch line offer a serious timepiece in sizes and colors that'll suit any wrist size.

This Pristine 1984 BMW Would Make a Great First Car
This Pristine 1984 BMW Would Make a Great First Car

There aren't many cars better at teaching the fundamentals of driving than an old BMW like this 318i.

Can’t Wait for Game of Thrones to Come Back? Adidas Just Launched an Ultraboost for Every Major House
Can’t Wait for Game of Thrones to Come Back? Adidas Just Launched an Ultraboost for Every Major House

The Game of Thrones Ultraboost collection is sure to sell out.

Sinn’s Tough New Watches Celebrate Extreme Durability
Sinn’s Tough New Watches Celebrate Extreme Durability

The 206 Arktis II and 206 St Ar recreate the original watches that first introduced some of Sinn's legendary durability features.

This Low Profile Boot Is Perfect for Everyday Wear
This Low Profile Boot Is Perfect for Everyday Wear

Save $60 when you pre-order today.

Patagonia’s First Ever Collaboration Product Is for Fishermen
Patagonia’s First Ever Collaboration Product Is for Fishermen

Patagonia worked with Oregon-based Danner to create its first ever collaboration products: two pairs of wading boots for fishermen.

Porsche Design’s Newest Watch is Perfect for the Modern Traveller
Porsche Design’s Newest Watch is Perfect for the Modern Traveller

The 1919 Globetimer UTC, available in titanium or solid gold, makes changing time zones a breeze with an easy-to-use push-button system.

Every Creative Will Want Moleskine’s New Tech-Laden Notebook
Every Creative Will Want Moleskine’s New Tech-Laden Notebook

A new notebook that pulls your illustrations and sketches directly into the Adobe Creative Cloud. Not bad.

Grand Seiko Celebrates its Unique Spring Drive Movement with Four New Watches
Grand Seiko Celebrates its Unique Spring Drive Movement with Four New Watches

Grand Seiko introduces two new Spring Drive movements and several stunning dress watches with finishing you won't believe.

TAG Heuer’s Autavia Takes On a Brand New Form
TAG Heuer’s Autavia Takes On a Brand New Form

TAG Heuer introduces a three-hand version of its well-known 1960s watch featuring modern, high-tech materials.


Fresh Deals


Kershaw Leek Sale
Save 54%: Kershaw’s Leek pocket knife is unremarkable at first glance. It’s slim, with a three-inch, drop-point blade and a thumb stud for opening, like many everyday task-oriented blades. But not all knives are flash and flourish, and the unsuspecting Leek is innovative, iconic even, for the mechanism inside of it.

That small bit of machinery is called SpeedSafe, and it was developed by Ken Onion, a former US Marine and an industry-renowned knife designer who has created more than 30 patents for blade technologies. SpeedSafe was his remedy for restrictive laws against switchblades; it’s a fast and smooth mechanism that springs to life partway through the action of opening the blade (think of it as semi-automatic). If this sounds familiar, that’s because even though Onion designed the tech for Kershaw, many other companies have since adopted similar variations.

The Leek is great because it’s so simple, and if you’re in need of a solidly-reliable pocket knife for everyday use it’s a good option. Right now you can get a Leek with carbon fiber handles for 54 percent off at Massdrop.
— Tanner Bowden


Wilfa Coffee Brewer
Save $30: Norwegian designed Wilfa coffee makers are quick to brew, heat with precision and come with a few smart, convenient features. They’re also just gorgeous.

Released in 2017, the WSP-1A features simple flow control, a hot plate, detachable water reservoir (something that should be standard in every coffee maker) and owns both a Red Dot Design Award and iF World Design Guide award. Today, the brewer is marked down to $140 on Ebay — the lowest price we’ve seen for this model, and a far cry from the $400 retail price it launched with a couple of years back. —Will Price


Peet Original Boot Dryer
Save 20%: If you want your boots to last for years, proper care and maintenance are crucial. Along with keeping them clean and oiled, you should make a point to fully dry them if they’re worn in damp conditions. While you could let them dry at room temperature, it’s actually better and faster to use a Peet dryer.

“If your boots are wet, we recommend using a boot dryer like a Peet shoe dryer or let them dry a room temperature,” said Eric Kinney, the vice president of operations at White’s Boots in Spokane, Washington. “We don’t recommend putting your boots on a heater vent. When leather starts to crack there is not much you can do except get it rebuilt.”

The Peet Original Boot Dryer silently dries and deodorizes footwear in three to eight hours and works effectively with a range of materials. The dryer channels slightly-warmed air through two chambers while using less electricity than a standard light bulb. What’s more, it has a staggering 25-year warranty.

Normally $50, this essential piece of gear is now 20 percent off at Amazon and costs just $40. So if you care about keeping your boots in prime condition, pick one of these up today. — John Zientek


Nike Sale
Save up to 40% Right now you can pick up a pair of Nike’s best running shoes, the Epic React Flyknit 2 and the Zoom Pegasus Turbo . Each pair is over 30 percent off in a few colors. Both are solid workhorse training shoes, weighing in at 8.4 ounces. For my last half marathon training block, I rotated running in both for speed workouts and long runs, and ran the entire 13.1 miles in the Pegasus Turbos. If you’re running a shorter distance, say 5K or 10K, the Epic React Flyknit 2 is a bouncy choice — you’ll feel like you’re flying through the miles.

Right now, on nike.com there’s a large number of sizes in a few colors for each shoe, but shop while you can as Nike’s gear tends to sell out quickly. If you don’t need a new pair of running shoes there are also a plethora of gym and everyday sneakers and apparel on sale for up to 40 percent off. — Meg Lappe

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5 Discounted AV Receivers
Save Up to $100: An audio/video (AV) receiver is an essential part of any home theater. It connects your beloved passive speakers to your TV and enables you to build out a surround system (if you have more speakers). Right now Amazon is selling several of these newer AV receivers at discounted rates – save up to $100. It’s a great time to invest in one, especially with all the March Madness gamings coming down the pipeline. — Tucker Bowe


Today on Gear Patrol

How to Clean and Maintain a Pocket Knife
How to Clean and Maintain a Pocket Knife

With proper care and attention, any pocket knife — even the cheap ones — can become a generational heirloom.

Some of the Best Loudspeakers Are Made by This Small American Company
Some of the Best Loudspeakers Are Made by This Small American Company

Single-driver loudspeakers are almost always high-impedance, high-sensitivity designs without a crossover, requiring only a few watts to fill a room with sound.

2019 Honda Talon Review: a Bold First Attempt Raises the Bar for Sport Side-by-Sides
2019 Honda Talon Review: a Bold First Attempt Raises the Bar for Sport Side-by-Sides

Honda's no stranger to either off-roading or powersports, which makes it odd the company took so long to jump into the sport side-by-side market.

The 17 Best Bourbon Whiskeys You Can Buy in 2019
The 17 Best Bourbon Whiskeys You Can Buy in 2019

Everything you ever wanted to know about America's favorite brown spirit, including, of course, the best bottles you can actually buy.

Power Wagons By Legacy Classic Trucks Are Made for Work
Power Wagons By Legacy Classic Trucks Are Made for Work

The chassis, cab and body panels are restored from the original parts, but the engine, transmission, brakes and electronics get robust upgrades.


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