April 19, 2019

Today in Gear: Our New Favorite Travel Shirts, The 30 Best Watches Under $1,000 & Much More


April 19, 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

This Might Be Your Perfect Travel Shirt
This Might Be Your Perfect Travel Shirt

Proof recently expanded its 72 Hour Merino collection to include new shirts that you'll never have to take off on the road.

The 2020 Subaru Outback Is the Most Significant Car of the New York Auto Show
The 2020 Subaru Outback Is the Most Significant Car of the New York Auto Show

The Subaru Outback paved the way for the current crossover craze—and the new 2020 model represents the near future of the automobile itself.

National Parks are Free This Weekend. Here Is What You’ll Need For a Great Day Exploring
National Parks are Free This Weekend. Here Is What You’ll Need For a Great Day Exploring

Celebrate National Parks Week and Earth Day and spend a day in the parks.

You Can Now Eat on the Soylent Liquid Diet
You Can Now Eat on the Soylent Liquid Diet

Soylent, the brand that makes meal replacement drinks, launches snack bars that are just 100 calories and packed with protein.

Ball’s Insanely Bright Dive Watch Now Has a Bronze Case and In-House Movement
Ball’s Insanely Bright Dive Watch Now Has a Bronze Case and In-House Movement

A new version of Ball Watch Co.'s Roadmaster Starlight dive watch offers not only a bronze case but in-house movement, and all for a pretty reasonable price.

This $99 Carbon Steel Wok Has a 1,500-Person Waitlist
This $99 Carbon Steel Wok Has a 1,500-Person Waitlist

The Austin-based startup Made In to expand its lineup by delivering on its most-requested specialty pan: a wok made for home cooks.

These Shoes Are an Homage to the Original Apple Sneakers
These Shoes Are an Homage to the Original Apple Sneakers

The drop is scheduled for 11am EST — you snooze, you lose.

This Watch Delivers a Rare Complication for Less Than $1,500
This Watch Delivers a Rare Complication for Less Than $1,500

A world time complication allows you to access multiple time zones, but it typically makes for an expensive watch. Not so, here.


Fresh Deals


Sony WH1000XM3 Noise-Canceling Headphones
Save $120: The Sony WH1000XM3 are the best noise-canceling headphones you can buy. This past December we gave them a 2018 GP100 award, which we give to the 100 best products of the year. Here’s what you need to know: Sony released the WH1000XM3 this past fall and they’re better than the Sony WH1000XM2 in every way. They sound better. They’re better at noise-cancellation. They have modern perks, like USB-C charging. And they still cost $350. Again, these are the best noise-canceling headphones you can buy. Period. And now you can get them for a discount. Ebay is selling refurbished models for $230. Both black and silver models are available at this discount.


Stance Sock Sale
Save 40%: Today, you can pick up a pair of Stance running socks for just $10 at Jackrabbit. These are some of the best running socks available, and at $10 they’re a steal. They’re my favorite pair of socks to wear on a run or to the gym. Each pair is breathable, sweat-wicking and lightweight with just the right amount of cushion under the heel, toe and along the arch. Pick from crew socks that hit right at the calf or tab socks that fall at the ankle. There are limited sizes and colors, so pick up a pair while you can.
— Meg Lappe


Levi’s Clothing and Accessories
Save 30%:If the warmer spring weather has you dreaming of a new wardrobe, you’re in luck. Levi’s is offering 30 percent off everything on its website including clothing, shoes and accessories that are already discounted (only the Made and Crafted, LVC and Wellthread collections are excluded). So if you want to get someone an awesome western shirt, a denim trucker jacket or even just a great pair of jeans, you won’t have to break the bank to do it. Just be sure to use the code ENJOY at checkout to take advantage of the deal. — John Zientek


Patagonia Lightweight Black Hole Backpack
Save 40%: Of the well-loved products that Patagonia has created over the years — from ultralight synthetic insulation jackets to iconic fleeces — the Black Hole duffel is one that has weathered the years. The utilitarian gear hauler is made rugged enough to handle the rigors of weeks-long field expeditions yet practical enough that its features aren’t lost on casual travelers. (The 60-liter version is perfect for carry-on-only trips.)
The Black Hole duffel succeeds because its design is so simple — it has an accessible D-shaped opening, mesh pockets for a small amount of internal organization, removable backpack straps — and its laminated ripstop construction is both durable and weather-resistant. Patagonia hasn’t altered the bag much beyond changing the buckles and tweaking the material recipe to include more recycled content, but it did recently introduce a lightweight version of the bag that’s even more travel-friendly, but no less rugged. It’s precisely these qualities that make the 26-liter Lightweight Black Hole backpack excellent too. The pack uses the same hardwearing TPU-laminated ripstop fabric in an everyday bag that’s well suited to commuting and shorter adventures.
Similar to the duffel, the Black Hole Pack uses a wide opening to access its main compartment, which has a sleeve for a laptop or a hydration reservoir as well as smaller pockets for essential items. Unhindered by other unnecessary features, the bag is left to do what it should: provide ample space for whatever it is you might need to carry.
Right now Backcountry is selling Patagonia’s Lightweight Black Hole Pack for 40-percent off. — Tanner Bowden


TCL’s 6-Series 4K TVs (2018)
Save up to $250: TCL’s 6-Series (2018) is one of the best budget 4K TVs you can buy and both 55-inch and 65-inch models are on sale. The deals are running on Amazon right now and it’s no doubt because TCL is about to release its 2019 models — out with the old, in with the new. That said, it’s a fantastic time to get a great deal on last year’s TVs.

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Seiko Watch Sale
Save A TON: Seiko consistently offers some of the best value for money in watches, even before the sales start. That being said, we all relish the opportunity to save even more, and right now Macy’s is offering deep discounts on tons of popular models, from the Presage dress watch line to the professional Prospex diver models. With such variety on offer, there’s truly something for everybody. — Oren Hartov


Red Wing Heritage Boots
Save 26%: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


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The 11 Best Weed Accessories, According to Experts
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10 New Bike Products You Should Know About Now
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These 3 Vintage LIP Watches With Very Different Looks
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Can CBD Improve Your Athletic Performance?
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Two Backpacks for Run Commuting That Outperform the Competition
Two Backpacks for Run Commuting That Outperform the Competition

Thinking about run commuting? We tested two packs to let you know which one you need.

The 30 Best Affordable Watches Under $1,000
The 30 Best Affordable Watches Under $1,000

From $80 to a cool grand, these are the best watches to get when you don't want to spend a fortune.

The Most Beautiful Details Hidden Throughout the New York Auto Show
The Most Beautiful Details Hidden Throughout the New York Auto Show

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