April 15-19, 2019

A Look Back at the Gear We Discovered This Week


April 20, 2019 Briefings By

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 15

This Award-Winning Bag Just Got Modified for Bikers
This Award-Winning Bag Just Got Modified for Bikers

Ortlieb is tweaking its award-winning adventure travel pack so that it's more comfortable for multi-day bike trips.

The Blue Incarnation of One of Our Favorite Dive Watches is Perfect for Summer. But Buying It is Tricky
The Blue Incarnation of One of Our Favorite Dive Watches is Perfect for Summer. But Buying It is Tricky

Bucherer's hansome blue chronograph edition of the popular Oris Divers Sixty-Five may be the best entry in the series.

This New Bike Comes with 4 Wheels for a Reason
This New Bike Comes with 4 Wheels for a Reason

Thesis builds bikes to be versatile enough to handle both pavement and dirt. In the Omni, that means two sets of wheels.

The Best Travel Coffee Brewer You Can Buy Just Got Better
The Best Travel Coffee Brewer You Can Buy Just Got Better

It's been a decade-and-a-half since the travel-ready Aeropress was released. An even more compact version is coming soon.

Cycling Clothing Doesn’t Get More Comfortable Than This
Cycling Clothing Doesn’t Get More Comfortable Than This

Velocio's new cycling jersey draws on t-shirts for inspiration and is supermely comfortable, even on long rides, as a result.

The All-New Mercedes-Benz GLB Concept Wants to Be a Baby G-Wagen
The All-New Mercedes-Benz GLB Concept Wants to Be a Baby G-Wagen

If the growing number of SUVs on the road wasn't enough of a sign of their popularity, Mercedes just revealed another, the all-new GLB concept.

New Dials Add Vibrancy to this Swedish Brand’s Minimalist Watches
New Dials Add Vibrancy to this Swedish Brand’s Minimalist Watches

Bravur watches offer sleek Scandinavian designs, Swiss automatic movements, affordable prices, and colorful dials.

Everlane Has Discovered a Way to Make a Better Chino
Everlane Has Discovered a Way to Make a Better Chino

In preparation for the spring, the San Francisco-based clothing company has introduced pants designed to be as flexible and active as you are.

Wagon Lovers, Rejoice: The Audi RS 6 Avant Could Come to America
Wagon Lovers, Rejoice: The Audi RS 6 Avant Could Come to America

There's a new Audi RS 6 Avant on its way—and unlike past versions, this latest version could be sold in the United States.

You Can Avoid Luggage Fees with This Tricky New Bike Bag
You Can Avoid Luggage Fees with This Tricky New Bike Bag

Orucase's new B2 bike travel bag skirts expensive airline luggage policies so that you can travel with your bike without paying out the window.

This New T-Shirt Is Incredibly Soft and Comfortable
This New T-Shirt Is Incredibly Soft and Comfortable

Available in six colors.


Tuesday, April 16

These Are the Best New Products in Coffee, According to Coffee Experts
These Are the Best New Products in Coffee, According to Coffee Experts

The Specialty Coffee Expo is the world's largest glimpse into what's hot in the coffee world. These are the judges' favorite new things.

Galpin’s Ford Ranger X Will Make You Forget About the Ranger Raptor
Galpin’s Ford Ranger X Will Make You Forget About the Ranger Raptor

Wish Ford would bring the Ranger Raptor to the US? Galpin Auto Sports now makes an off-road pickup that could satisfy your craving.

Vans New Swim Trunks Will Make You Re-Think Your Summer Surfing Essentials
Vans New Swim Trunks Will Make You Re-Think Your Summer Surfing Essentials

Vans launched two new warm-weather surfing products that are sure to become your new go-to summer favorites.

The New Chevy Trailblazer Looks Great, But We Can’t Have It Yet
The New Chevy Trailblazer Looks Great, But We Can’t Have It Yet

The new 2020 Chevrolet Trailblazer is a compact crossover that looks an awful lot like its big brother, the Blazer. And that's a good thing.

Timex’s New Collection Brings Watchmaking Back to America
Timex’s New Collection Brings Watchmaking Back to America

Handsome and affordably priced, almost every part of Timex's new American Documents watch collection is made stateside.

The 2.5RS Is the Unsung Hero of the Subaru Impreza Family
The 2.5RS Is the Unsung Hero of the Subaru Impreza Family

In 1998, Subaru gave us the Impreza 2.5RS. The success of which is the reason Subaru finally brought the WRX in 2001 and the STI in 2004.

Patagonia Wants You to Get Its New Clothing as Dirty as Possible
Patagonia Wants You to Get Its New Clothing as Dirty as Possible

Patagonia created its new Hose-Down slicker jacket and bibs for the toughest jobs, from farming to crab fishing.

Is This the Best Universal Remote for Non-Techie People?
Is This the Best Universal Remote for Non-Techie People?

Too many remotes in your TV room? This universal remote simplifies things.


Wednesday, April 17

Get This Refined Monta GMT at a Discount When You Pre-Order
Get This Refined Monta GMT at a Discount When You Pre-Order

The Monta Atlas GMT, a newly refined GMT from the independent watchmaker, is currently available on pre-order for a notable discount.

Snow Peak Launches Water- and Fire-Resistant Apparel
Snow Peak Launches Water- and Fire-Resistant Apparel

Snow Peak's newest spring line is tough enough to get you through heavy rainfall.

This $50 Car Accessory Makes Google Assistant Your Co-Pilot
This $50 Car Accessory Makes Google Assistant Your Co-Pilot

The Roav Bolt will be useful for hands-free calling, navigation and music control .

New GMC Syclone Brings America’s Greatest Sport Truck Back to Life
New GMC Syclone Brings America’s Greatest Sport Truck Back to Life

With a 455-hp supercharged engine under its hood, Specialty Vehicle Engineering's 2019 GMC Syclone seems a fine successor to the Ferrari-beating original from the 1990s.

This Sporty New Chronograph Watch Nails the Retro Look
This Sporty New Chronograph Watch Nails the Retro Look

Tissot's new Heritage 1973 Chronograph watch features a "panda" dial and other retro-sporty elements enthusiasts just can't get enough of.

Four Roses’s New Whiskey Brings a Legendary Bourbon Recipe to the Masses
Four Roses’s New Whiskey Brings a Legendary Bourbon Recipe to the Masses

With its first mainline whiskey in more than a decade, Four Roses wants to give drinkers a taste of the good stuff.

Leatherman’s New Magnetic Multi-Tool Is Out Now
Leatherman’s New Magnetic Multi-Tool Is Out Now

Leatherman's new Free P Series multi-tools look like many of the company's older models but are better in one critical way.

The Perfect Cheap Soundbar for Your Affordable 4K TV
The Perfect Cheap Soundbar for Your Affordable 4K TV

If you have a TCL TV, you should seriously think about upgrading to a soundbar. You can buy a 2.0-channel soundbar for as little as $80.

These Zip Boots Look Great with Jeans
These Zip Boots Look Great with Jeans

Available in Bourbon calf leather and waterproof Honey suede.

Want a New 911 Speedster? Then Put This Watch on Your List Too
Want a New 911 Speedster? Then Put This Watch on Your List Too

If you're ready to drop $275k on a 2019 911 Speedster, you get first dibs on one of these Porsche Design chronographs.


Thursday, April 18

VW’s Small Pickup Truck Could Be Surprisingly Cheap in the U.S.
VW’s Small Pickup Truck Could Be Surprisingly Cheap in the U.S.

The Volkswagen Tarok pickup truck going on sale in South America this year might make it to U.S. showrooms, VW of America's CEO says.

Everlane’s New Sneakers Are Less than $100
Everlane’s New Sneakers Are Less than $100

A unisex shoe available in seven colors.

This New G-Shock Watch Is Bold and Packed with Tech
This New G-Shock Watch Is Bold and Packed with Tech

Casio's latest G-Shock MT-G watch is tough, features more tech than ever, and is now available in a striking black and red-accented version.

This Farm’s Coffee Helped Decide the World’s Best Barista
This Farm’s Coffee Helped Decide the World’s Best Barista

The coffee that helped win the World Barista Championship is almost impossible to find. Almost.

This Affordable New Knife Looks Custom-Made
This Affordable New Knife Looks Custom-Made

Civivi makes wallet-friendly pocket knives with more affordable materials, but its designs look good enough to pass for custom-made.

This Is the New York Auto Show Trend You Have To Know About
This Is the New York Auto Show Trend You Have To Know About

Compact crossovers like the Audi Q3, Lincoln Corsair, and Hyundai Venue are the biggest story of the 2019 New York International Auto Show.

Your Everyday Carry Is Missing This Vintage-Inspired Lighter
Your Everyday Carry Is Missing This Vintage-Inspired Lighter

The Akomplice Trench Lighter is fashioned after those supposedly crafted and used by soldiers in World War I and is an instant EDC upgrade.

With Its New Drop, Adidas Hints at the Future of Running Shoe Design
With Its New Drop, Adidas Hints at the Future of Running Shoe Design

Adidas's Futurecraft sneakers are meant to be recycled after use, and then you can get a new pair.


Friday, April 19

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.

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