April 3, 2019

Today in Gear: Flight-Inspired Carrying Essentials from Incase, Everything You Need to Run in the Rain & More


April 3, 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.


Incase has become synonymous with rugged, well-designed bags to protect technology devices. By focusing on modern solutions for safeguarding and mobility, its bags and accessories have become essential for anyone carrying a MacBook or other tech gear. In its latest collection, Incase has developed a utility-driven yet stylish line with materials coming straight off the backs of pilots.

The Flight Nylon Collection is made from its namesake Flight Nylon, a tightly woven fabric originally used in flight jackets for warmth as well as weather- and stretch-resistance. It’s a material well-regarded for high-tensile strength, a luxuriously soft feel and a distinctly crisp look — all ideal qualities to protect and transport a MacBook or any of your other precious tech.

Receive an exclusive 20 percent off sitewide for Gear Patrol readers from Incase by using the INC-GP20.


New & Noteworthy Releases

The Powerbeats Pro Promise to Be the Best Wireless Headphones for Working Out
The Powerbeats Pro Promise to Be the Best Wireless Headphones for Working Out

Love your iPhone but AirPods don't fit in your ears? Get these.

This High-End G-Shock MR-G Watch Will Channel Your Inner Samurai
This High-End G-Shock MR-G Watch Will Channel Your Inner Samurai

The new G-Shock MRG G2000G-1A watch features traditional Japanese craftsmanship and the latest Casio technology.

Yes, You Should Upgrade Your Bike Lights
Yes, You Should Upgrade Your Bike Lights

Knog's new Cobber bike lights are straightforward but offer a wide range of features that every bike rider will appreciate.

This is One of the Most Unique Watches We’ve Worn Recently
This is One of the Most Unique Watches We’ve Worn Recently

The H. Moser & Cie. Flying Hours isn't brand-new, but new glowing blue and green dials make for an awesome upgrade to an innovative watch.

Danner and Helinox Team Up on Hiking Boots and Chairs
Danner and Helinox Team Up on Hiking Boots and Chairs

The powerhouse brands team up on a boot, chair and table, just in time for your warm-weather backcountry needs.

These $68 Jeans Are Made with Quality American Denim
These $68 Jeans Are Made with Quality American Denim

Available in slim and tailored fits.


Fresh Deals


Some of the Best Workout Shorts Around Are on Sale Right Now
Save 30%: A crucial aspect of any workout is comfort — not just how your body feels, but what you’re wearing. It’s why the perpetually active can debate the merits of even the simplest piece of clothing, like a pair of shorts: details like pocket placement, waistband material, and whether they include a built-in liner means the discerning consumer will find significant variability among available products.

That’s why a number of brands are tackling the finer points of workout shorts — for the gym, for running, for yoga and more — in creative (and comfortable) ways. Many of our favorite models, including those preferred by professional trainers, from brands like Ten Thousand, Rhone, Wolaco and more are currently on sale at Huckberry for 30 percent off. — Tanner Bowden


Reebok CrossFit Nano and Floatride Run Sale
Save 40%: Today, you can pick up a pair of Reebok’s best-selling CrossFit Nano 8 gym shoe and the Floatride Run — both on sale for over $50 off. Each training-approved shoe is just a tad over $70, which is a steal for a sneaker that’s a winner in our Best Gym Sneakers guide. While the Nano sneakers are built for CrossFit, they make great gym sneakers, whether you prefer lifting weights and using machines over rope climbs and handstand pushups.

The best news of all is that Reebok’s massive spring sale doesn’t just include sneakers — you can take an additional 40 percent off all items including apparel and Classics. While not every single color is on sale, be sure to use code GETMORE at checkout.
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Persol Sunglasses
Save up to 75%: Nordstrom Rack is having a crazy sale on Persol sunglasses right now and all available styles cost $100. Normal retail prices hover up around $350 which means you’ll save up to 75 percent if you shop now. With a history dating back to 1917, Persol epitomizes Italian luxury sunglasses and its vintage frames are highly collectible. Now owned by Luxottica, the frames are more widely available than in past decades but the styles are no less iconic. If you’re in need of a new pair of everyday shades, don’t pass on this sale — it’ll be hard to find prices like this again. — John Zientek


Bertucci DX3 Field Watch
Save 33%: Sometimes you just want an inexpensive, no-frills, no-hassle field watch for taking out into the wild, and Bertucci’s watches fit the bill. If you’re looking for something real cheap, the DX3 Performance Field Watch is the way to go.
Featuring a 40mm fiber-reinforced poly-resin case with 50m of water resistance, a mineral crystal, luminous hands, a nylon strap and Japanese quartz movement, the DX3 weighs only 1.5 oz and is available in multiple dial and case colors. Best of all, it’s available right now for just $50, a 33% savings off MSRP. — Oren Hartov


Samsung Q8F 4K TV (55-inches)
Save $221: If you play console video games (Xbox One, PlayStation 4 or Nintendo Switch) and you’re in the market for a new 4K at a great price, look no further than the Samsung Q8F. Wirecutter recently named as one of the best 4K TVs for gamers. It’s a QLED TV, meaning it uses Samsung’s Quantum Dot technology and produces brighter colors and better contrast than more affordable 4K TVs by the likes of TCL and Vizio (all of which use standard LED technology). Normally $1,500 for a 55-inch model, you can get the same Samsung Q8F for couple hundred bucks off on Amazon.


Wüsthof Steak Knives
Save Over 40%: A set of inexpensive serrated steak knives could certainly dispatch your steak with no problem. But then those are hard to sharpen, and even a very sharp serrated edge can shred meat as you cut. Enter the offerings of Wüsthof, a 200-year-old German knife company known to professional chefs and enthusiastic home cooks as one of the very best. While this brand’s level of lasting quality demands some investment up front, this set of knives is a whopping $140 cheaper today thanks to this Amazon deal, knocking the price down to a very reasonable $200.

If you’re interested in buying a set of steak knives that will last you the rest of your life — Wüsthof guarantees their products against manufacturer defects forever, and knives can be mailed in to the company for sharpening at just $4 apiece — this is the deal you’ve been waiting for. — Andy Frakes


Today on Gear Patrol

The 18 Best Products for Common Skin Issues
The 18 Best Products for Common Skin Issues

Dryness, redness, breakouts and more.

The Best Home Espresso Machines Under $1,000
The Best Home Espresso Machines Under $1,000

Pulling a shot from a semi-automatic espresso machine is more rewarding than pressing a button on your Nespresso machine. It's more delicious, too.

The 20 Best Pilot’s Watches Available Right Now
The 20 Best Pilot’s Watches Available Right Now

Whether an automatic GMT or a solar-powered perpetual calendar, there's a pilot's watch out there for the fighter jock in everyone.

The 8 Best Items for Running in the Rain
The 8 Best Items for Running in the Rain

Everything you need to tackle a run in the rain, snow, sleet or cyclone.


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