April 1-5, 2019

A Look Back at the Gear We Discovered This Week


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We publish our weekly roundup of gear news for you to enjoy over the weekend. Savor it with your Saturday morning coffee, or use it to fend off the existential panic of Sunday night — it’s up to you. Comments or concerns? We’d love to hear from you at tig@gearpatrol.com.

Monday, April 1

This Pocket Notebook Will Make You Want to Plan a Road Trip
This Pocket Notebook Will Make You Want to Plan a Road Trip

Just the look of a Field Notes notebook is enough to keep one handy all the time and the new limited run "Mile Marker" Edition is no different.

This Is a Surprisingly Funky Watch for Conservative Patek Philippe
This Is a Surprisingly Funky Watch for Conservative Patek Philippe

The new Patek Philippe Aquanaut 5168G for Baselworld 2019 introduces a sporty look with khaki green dial and matching rubber strap.

The Best AirPower Alternatives You Can Buy Right Now
The Best AirPower Alternatives You Can Buy Right Now

Because the dream is still to be able to charge your iPhone, Apple Watch and AirPods on the same wireless charging pad.

Want to Pack Lighter for Camping? Get a Hammock
Want to Pack Lighter for Camping? Get a Hammock

Kammok's new Ultralight Collection is a full camping setup that's lighter and cheaper than the most progressive tents available.

These Limited-Edition Shoes Embody American-Made Quality
These Limited-Edition Shoes Embody American-Made Quality

Three exclusive styles.

These Bright New G-Shock Watches Will Get You in the Mood for Spring
These Bright New G-Shock Watches Will Get You in the Mood for Spring

Casio has introduced fresh new colors to its G-Shock G-Carbon GA2000 watches in bright red, yellow, and blue.

This Is the Ultimate Starting Point For an Adventure Van Project
This Is the Ultimate Starting Point For an Adventure Van Project

If you're looking to start an adventure vehicle project this 1979 Volvo C202 Laplander 4×4 is the way to go.

Lemon Lovers, This New RxBar Flavor Is for You
Lemon Lovers, This New RxBar Flavor Is for You

Banana Chocolate Walnut, Chocolate Cherry and Lemon are bound to find their way into our pantries this spring.


Tuesday, April 2

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.


Wednesday, April 3

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.


Thursday, April 4

These Are the Best Bourbon Whiskeys of the Year, According to More than 40 Judges
These Are the Best Bourbon Whiskeys of the Year, According to More than 40 Judges

Every year, a team of more than 40 spirits experts tries, compares and ultimately judges hundreds of bourbon whiskeys. These are their picks for 2019.

If You Want a Deal On a New Luxury Car, Start With These
If You Want a Deal On a New Luxury Car, Start With These

If you want a luxury car, have a desire to save a heap of cash and don't mind an already slightly broken-in driver's seat, this is list is the right place to start shopping.

Orient Has Released a New Affordable Dive Watch
Orient Has Released a New Affordable Dive Watch

Japanese Orient releases an all-new line among their popular automatic dive watches, and it is handsome, solid, and packed with value as ever.

These Sneakers Are Made with a Wildly Innovative Leather
These Sneakers Are Made with a Wildly Innovative Leather

A Dyneema bonded leather called Hyperlapse.

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.

Rhone’s New Board Shorts Are Perfect For Beach Adventures
Rhone’s New Board Shorts Are Perfect For Beach Adventures

It's time to start planning for summer vacation.

Volvo Is Hot-Rodding Its Most Practical Car with Hybrid Power
Volvo Is Hot-Rodding Its Most Practical Car with Hybrid Power

Polestar Engineered cars will add some more heat to the Volvo's lineup, and next up in the pipeline are hotrod versions of the XC60 compact SUV and V60 wagon.

Reviewers Hate the Palm Phone. That Could Change with These New Updates
Reviewers Hate the Palm Phone. That Could Change with These New Updates

The Palm phone's updates promise a longer battery life, snappier performance and better image capture through the phone's 12-megapixel rear camera.

Nike Just Put Its Top Tech in a Trail Running Shoe
Nike Just Put Its Top Tech in a Trail Running Shoe

Nike's first trail running shoe to feature its React foam is the Terra Kiger 5.

This Automotive-Inspired Watch Just Got an Awesome Upgrade
This Automotive-Inspired Watch Just Got an Awesome Upgrade

Autodromo teamed up with Worn & Wound on a special edition of the Group B Series II, one of our favorite automotive watches.


Friday, April 5

Experts Just Named an Irish Whiskey the World’s Best Single Malt
Experts Just Named an Irish Whiskey the World’s Best Single Malt

The biggest Cinderella story of March? An Irish whiskey winning best single malt at the World Whiskies Awards.

There’s a Reason This Stunning Porsche Is Relatively Affordable
There’s a Reason This Stunning Porsche Is Relatively Affordable

When you find a '70s Porsche with an outward appearance this spectacular, you can expect a price somewhere close to the six-figure range.

This New Workout Apparel Could Make You a Better Athlete
This New Workout Apparel Could Make You a Better Athlete

Under Armour's new UA RUSH collection incorporates Celliant fabrics to improve bloodflow and circulation as well as regulate body temperature.

HODINKEE’S New Watch Strap is Available in Ten Colors
HODINKEE’S New Watch Strap is Available in Ten Colors

Nubuck leather makes for a unique look and a super comfortable strap, and HODINKEE's latest is available in a range of shades.

This Bold New Breitling Watch Is Tough & Packed With Tech
This Bold New Breitling Watch Is Tough & Packed With Tech

Breitling's bold new Professional watch is crammed with features and celebrates the first non-stop hot air balloon flight around the world.

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