April 22-26, 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 22

Converse Returns to Its Basketball Roots
Converse Returns to Its Basketball Roots

Converse created the original basketball shoe, but over the years they've become a lifestyle sneaker — can they change that?

For Better Travel Clothing, Look to This Surf Company
For Better Travel Clothing, Look to This Surf Company

UK-based Finisterre specializes in cold-water surfing, but its apparel is well-designed to go anywhere around the globe.

This Is What You Buy When You’re Ready to Upgrade from Sonos
This Is What You Buy When You’re Ready to Upgrade from Sonos

Bowers & Wilkins just announced a bunch of new wireless speakers that are designed to sound exceptional and have the looks to match.

Every Photographer Should Download This $2 iPhone App
Every Photographer Should Download This $2 iPhone App

The app gives iPhone users complete control over the camera's rear flash brightness and screen brightness.

This Tool Watch Marries Italian Design and Swiss Precision in an Affordable Package
This Tool Watch Marries Italian Design and Swiss Precision in an Affordable Package

A cool, military-inspired dial and a Swiss movement help this Kickstarter project stand out from the crowd.

The All-New Land Rover Defender Should Debut in September
The All-New Land Rover Defender Should Debut in September

By the end of the summer, we should see the new version of Land Rover's iconic off-roader in all its uncamouflaged glory.

This Mouse Is Basically an Eames Chair for Your Hand
This Mouse Is Basically an Eames Chair for Your Hand

Taking cues from the Eameses, Shane Chen made a mid-century modern computer mouse.

The Perfect Jeep Wagoneer Does Exist, and It’s This Restomod
The Perfect Jeep Wagoneer Does Exist, and It’s This Restomod

New Legend 4x4 is a master at bringing vintage vehicles up to date with modern performance and this '78 Jeep Wagoneer built in collaboration with Iron & Resin is further proof.


Tuesday, April 23

Looking for a Lightly Modified Subaru WRX STI? This Is the Jackpot
Looking for a Lightly Modified Subaru WRX STI? This Is the Jackpot

Finding a well-maintained WRX STI not driven to with an inch of its life is near impossible, but this is probably the next best thing.

Theragun’s Lower Priced Massage Tools Will Help Eliminate Soreness
Theragun’s Lower Priced Massage Tools Will Help Eliminate Soreness

You can forgo your next massage once you buy one of these new massage tools from Theragun.

Exotic Features Make this Affordable Dress Watch Stand Out
Exotic Features Make this Affordable Dress Watch Stand Out

Microbrand Mercer celebrates its fifth anniversary with an affordable watch combining an enamel dial and vintage French mechanical movement.

Why You Should Care About Igloo’s New $10 Cooler
Why You Should Care About Igloo’s New $10 Cooler

Igloo's new cooler isn't indestructible and it won't keep ice frozen for days on end. What it can do might be more important though.

The Best Couch on the Internet Now Comes in Leather
The Best Couch on the Internet Now Comes in Leather

A satisfying marriage of price, quality and technology.

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.


Wednesday, April 24

How Much Would Noise-Canceling AirPods Cost?
How Much Would Noise-Canceling AirPods Cost?

The latest reports suggest that AirPods 3 with noise-cancellation could be set to arrive this holiday season.


Thursday, April 25

Two of the Most Unique Brands in Running Just Collaborated on a Pair of Sunglasses
Two of the Most Unique Brands in Running Just Collaborated on a Pair of Sunglasses

Individually, District Vision and Satisfy are two of the most forward-thinking running brands out there. They just worked together.

Gmail’s Former Lead Designer Made a Free Chrome Extension That Simplifies Your Inbox in Seconds
Gmail’s Former Lead Designer Made a Free Chrome Extension That Simplifies Your Inbox in Seconds

Simplify is a new Chrome extension that gives Gmail a new, clean look.

Not Many Brands Offer a Totally Swiss-Made GMT Watch at this Price
Not Many Brands Offer a Totally Swiss-Made GMT Watch at this Price

This GMT watch from indy brand Ultramarine is competitively priced with all Swiss parts, from its automatic movement to the last screw.

This Is Your New Versatile Adventure Motorcycle Jacket
This Is Your New Versatile Adventure Motorcycle Jacket

The new 2019 spring line from Aether continues the trend with the Divide motorcycle jacket as the flagship and as a follow up to the much-loved Expedition jacket.

These Adidas Ultraboosts Are the Most Expensive We’ve Seen
These Adidas Ultraboosts Are the Most Expensive We’ve Seen

Adidas collaborates with Missoni to create $250 Ultraboosts.

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

A unisex shoe available in seven colors.

These Are the Best and Worst States For Speeding Tickets
These Are the Best and Worst States For Speeding Tickets

A New York car dealership, Yonkers Honda, came up with some compelling and useful reading material concerning the likelihood of a speeding ticket in 48 of the 50 states.


Friday, April 26

This Is the New King of Portable Hi-Fi Players
This Is the New King of Portable Hi-Fi Players

Is this the best portable hi-fi music player money can buy? Our money's on yes.

These American-Made Shoes Are a Summer Essential
These American-Made Shoes Are a Summer Essential

For a great summer shoe in premium leather or suede, pick up a pair of these hand-sewn moccasins or loafers from Yuketen.

These Limited Edition Blacked-Out Persols Are Already Sold Out
These Limited Edition Blacked-Out Persols Are Already Sold Out

As if being inspired by the king of cool wasn't enough, these shades were given a totally unique look.

Arc’teryx Introduces Veilance As Its Own Brand With Its New Spring Collection
Arc’teryx Introduces Veilance As Its Own Brand With Its New Spring Collection

The Fast and Light line will get you through spring and well into summer.

Mission Workshop Redesigns the Tracksuit
Mission Workshop Redesigns the Tracksuit

You'll want to live in the new designs.

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