April 2, 2019

Today in Gear: Aether’s Weatherproof New Anorak, Shinola’s Runwell Goes Automatic & 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 springtime, it’s important to arm yourself with wardrobe staples that are versatile enough to guard against the season’s wildly variable weather. A day that starts with a chilly morning can quickly morph into a humid, rainy afternoon and demand a seam-sealed, waterproof and wind-resistant shell jacket.

Aether’s Central Anorak makes for a functional and modern take on the outerwear style. It’s made from 88 percent nylon and 12 percent spandex and features a stretch three-layer nylon shell with DWR finish. The Central Anorak also has weatherproof zippers at all entry points to ensure no moisture gets inside. Convenient chest and kangaroo pockets make this elevated layer highly functional. Add in the custom map-print interior and Aether has put together a stylish anorak to get you through the ups-and-downs of spring weather.


New & Noteworthy Releases

The World’s Most Famous Espresso Maker Gets a Few Simple Design Tweaks
The World’s Most Famous Espresso Maker Gets a Few Simple Design Tweaks

Italian housewares company Alessi recently unveiled a new take on the classic moka pot invented in the 1930s.

The E63 AMG Will Be One of the Most Coveted Wagons Ever
The E63 AMG Will Be One of the Most Coveted Wagons Ever

A 2012 E63 with the insane Renntech R1 performance package might end up being one of the most coveted wagons of all time.

Apple Sued Swatch About This Watch and Lost
Apple Sued Swatch About This Watch and Lost

This unassuming and inexpensive little watch has been the center of a legal row between tech giant Apple and Swiss watchmaking giant Swatch.

This iPad Pro Keyboard Is Better and Cheaper Than the One Apple Sells
This iPad Pro Keyboard Is Better and Cheaper Than the One Apple Sells

Logitech announced the Slim Folio Pro, its first keyboard for the new iPad Pro, which is way cheaper than Apple's Smart Keyboard Folio.

These Sunglasses Are Inspired by a Hollywood Legend
These Sunglasses Are Inspired by a Hollywood Legend

A nod to Cary Grant in the 1959 movie North by Northwest.

This New Tandem Kayak Will Fit in the Back of Your Sedan
This New Tandem Kayak Will Fit in the Back of Your Sedan

Oru Kayak, the San Francisco-based maker of origami boats, just released its newest vessel since 2016, the two-person Haven.

Ressence’s Unique Dive Watch Gets a Beautiful Blue Upgrade
Ressence’s Unique Dive Watch Gets a Beautiful Blue Upgrade

The Type 5N was already the most unique dive watch in existance, but new blue livery makes it all the more at home beneath the waves.

Crush Your Next Mile With Under Armour’s New Running Shoes
Crush Your Next Mile With Under Armour’s New Running Shoes

The newest sneaker from Under Armour will make your speed workouts a breeze -- plus with these shoes, every mile you go is logged.

Shinola’s Flagship Watch Finally Gets an Automatic Movement
Shinola’s Flagship Watch Finally Gets an Automatic Movement

Shinola's Runwell watch has been popular for its classic design, and it is now finally available with a Swiss automatic movement.


Fresh Deals


Jomers Button-Down Shirts
Save 48%:If you’ve been waiting for a great sale to invest in some new shirts, now’s the time to act. Jomers is currently offering a huge selection of button-down shirts for only $25. Pick from classic oxfords, checked shirts, Japanese flannels and more. Hell, you can pick up a handful of classic styles without breaking the bank. But if you see a style you like, don’t wait — these are priced to move. — John Zientek


Competitive Cyclist Windbreaker Sale
Save 55%: Right now, a variety of windbreaker jackets are on sale at Competitive Cyclist for up to 55 percent off. After a brief sighting of summer this past weekend (which made riding exquisite), we’re quickly back to mid-spring and the dregs of winter days, which means layering up on the bike is the key to staying warm. The blustery wind this week makes it feel much colder than the thermometer reads, meaning a wind-resistant jacket is necessary for rides. It traps warmth as well as helps you handle any head or tailwinds. We picked out a few of our favorite jackets below to help you get started, but there are many more on the site. — Meg Lappe


Red Wing Heritage Boots
Save 36%: When you’re presented with the chance to save on Red Wing Heritage boots, you’d be foolish to pass it up. The brand’s boots are rarely on sale and when they are, sizes are often limited. But now at Nordstrom Rack, you can save 36 percent on a pair of classic Red Wing Heritage Moc-Toe boots available in sizes 7 to 13. This American-made style features Brown Boomer leather from the S.B. Foot Tanning Company in Minnesota and a non-marking outsole. What are you waiting for? — John Zientek


Rhone Celliant Tee
Save 31%: We should all ask more of our t-shirts. It’s no longer enough that they fit us well, that they’re not only comfortable while relaxing at home but also an hour into a workout. Now, they have to help us shed sweat, control odor and keep us cool or warm depending on the temperature. Some work beyond even that, like Rhone’s Celliant Tee, which is currently on sale at Huckberry for 31 percent off.

According to Rhone, the Celliant Tee increases athletes’ blood flow and aids in effective oxygen use. It does that with one key ingredient that’s right in its name: Celliant. Celliant has been implemented in a wide range of products that includes sheets and ski boots as, according to the company that produces it, “a proprietary mineral matrix that can be embedded into the core of a yarn.” There, it works to recycle the heat emitted by your body as infrared light to provide more energy and as a result aid in muscle performance and recovery.

We’re not sure whether Celliant’s claims are true or not. Even if they aren’t, Rhone’s athletic t-shirt looks good, is plenty comfy during exercise and offers a host of benefits before managing blood flow. Maybe, in the end, that’s enough for a t-shirt (plus that nice discount). — Tanner Bowden


Today on Gear Patrol

The Best Cast-Iron Skillets You Can Buy in 2019
The Best Cast-Iron Skillets You Can Buy in 2019

This definitive guide explores everything you need to know about cast-iron cookware, including the best skillets for every type of cook.

9 Best Budget Sneakers of 2019: All $100 or Less
9 Best Budget Sneakers of 2019: All $100 or Less

These nine picks are budget-friendly and work for a wide array of feet.

This New Facial Cleanser Is Worth the Investment
This New Facial Cleanser Is Worth the Investment

Aesop's new Gentle Cleansing Face Milk is so gentle we used it up to four times a day and didn't see a single blemish or sign of stress.

A Performance Suit Is the Only Suit You Need
A Performance Suit Is the Only Suit You Need

With crease and stain resistance, a subtle stretch and water repellency, a performance suit takes you from AM to PM stress-free.

5 Easy-to-Install Gadgets to Upgrade Your Smart Home
5 Easy-to-Install Gadgets to Upgrade Your Smart Home

No need to deal with wiring or complicated instruction manuals.

Timekeeping Icon: The Seiko 5
Timekeeping Icon: The Seiko 5

We review the history of the Seiko 5, a 50-year-old series of watches that's spawned affordable innovation and loads of offspring.


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