April 29-May 3, 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 29

Osprey’s New Backpacks Are Perfect for Mountain Bikers
Osprey’s New Backpacks Are Perfect for Mountain Bikers

Osprey used key attributes from its award-winning hiking packs to create new hydration bags for mountain biking.

Are Algae Products The Next Big Thing in Sustainability?
Are Algae Products The Next Big Thing in Sustainability?

The quest for sustainability continues.

Our Favorite Cheap Camera Strap Just Got Even Better
Our Favorite Cheap Camera Strap Just Got Even Better

DSPTCH just revamped its line of camera straps with four totally new options.

Watching Your Weight? Buy This Cereal
Watching Your Weight? Buy This Cereal

Magic Spoon is a high-protein, low-carb cereal that won't send you on a guilt trip.

This Blacked Out Dive Watch Sets a High Bar for Modern Tactical Design
This Blacked Out Dive Watch Sets a High Bar for Modern Tactical Design

This masculine new dive watch from Mühle-Glashütte is dark and serious, with tough German tool watch-cred to back up its mean looks.

Stop Everything and Lease a Jeep Gladiator Right Now
Stop Everything and Lease a Jeep Gladiator Right Now

Right now, Jeep is pushing lease deals as low as $192/month for the all-new Gladiator pickup truck.


Tuesday, April 30

Oculus Quest Review: Oculus Just Made VR Cool Again with Its $399 Headset
Oculus Quest Review: Oculus Just Made VR Cool Again with Its $399 Headset

The Oculus Quest is a portable VR headset that delivers Rift-like experiences.

A First Look at Yeti’s New Gear Storage Box
A First Look at Yeti’s New Gear Storage Box

Yeti's newest product is an overbuilt and nearly indestructible storage container.

The New Toyota Supra Has Another Surprise for Us
The New Toyota Supra Has Another Surprise for Us

A government filing reveals Toyota is indeed planning to bring the turbo four-powered Supra to American shores alongside its six-cylinder sibling.

You Can Now Customize Your James Baroud Rooftop Tent
You Can Now Customize Your James Baroud Rooftop Tent

Your hardshell tent can now match your house, Jeep, motorcycle or whatever you want.

This Is One of the Best-Looking Dress Watches You Can Buy for Under $1,000
This Is One of the Best-Looking Dress Watches You Can Buy for Under $1,000

The new Mido Multifort Patrimony collection combines retro looks and a 80-hour power-reserve automatic movement.

A Japanese Designer and an Italian Watch Manufacturer Teamed Up On This Beautiful Dive Watch
A Japanese Designer and an Italian Watch Manufacturer Teamed Up On This Beautiful Dive Watch

Unimaitc, makers of some of our favorite minimalist dive watches, worked with with Mihara Yasuhiro on a stonewashed blue version of the U1.

These Military-Inspired Boots from Japan Spare No Details
These Military-Inspired Boots from Japan Spare No Details

Horween leather, Goodyear-welt construction, horsehide linings and Vibram soles.

This Is the Most Travel-Friendly Coffee Maker There Is
This Is the Most Travel-Friendly Coffee Maker There Is

The most stowable coffee brewer there is.

New Land Rover Defender Pictures Reveal a Curvy-Faced Off-Roader
New Land Rover Defender Pictures Reveal a Curvy-Faced Off-Roader

With almost 750,000 development miles under the SUV's belt, Land Rover is preparing the new Defender for new challenges—and giving us our best look yet at its design.

The New Toyota 86 Is a Salute to a Legendary Driving Road
The New Toyota 86 Is a Salute to a Legendary Driving Road

The Toyota 86 Hakone Edition may not offer anything in terms of performance upgrades—but it looks good enough to earn a second look.


Wednesday, May 1

These Shorts Are Perfect for Wearing Every Day
These Shorts Are Perfect for Wearing Every Day

Swedish company åäö recently revealed a pair of shorts that are wildly versatile yet good-looking enough to get away with every day.

This Ultra Tough Watch Is Made for Firefighters
This Ultra Tough Watch Is Made for Firefighters

Victorinox's ultra tough new INOX watch is built with a lightweight carbon case and color highlights for maximum visibility.

This 1993 Subaru WRX Is Rare and Wildly Affordable
This 1993 Subaru WRX Is Rare and Wildly Affordable

Right now, over on Japanese Classics, there's a mint condition 1993 Subaru WRX GC8 for sale and it's wildly affordable at just $12,995.

Garmin’s 4 New GPS Watches are Perfect for Runners and Triathletes
Garmin’s 4 New GPS Watches are Perfect for Runners and Triathletes

Garmin updates the Forerunner 45, 45S, 245, 245 Music and 945 with all new stats, Spotify integration and more to help you become a better athlete.

The Aston Martin Vantage AMR Keeps the Stick Shift Alive
The Aston Martin Vantage AMR Keeps the Stick Shift Alive

Hooking a seven-speed manual gearbox to an AMG-sourced twin-turbo V-8, then cramming it into a tiny two-seat sports car? Sounds like driving heaven.


Thursday, May 2

Another EDC Brand Just Made an Awesome Fixed-Blade Knife
Another EDC Brand Just Made an Awesome Fixed-Blade Knife

Quiet Carry, a brand we love for its key-sized EDC tools, recently revealed its first fixed-blade pocket knife, The Current.

This Blacked-Out Bulgari Watch Is Super Sleek in All Ceramic
This Blacked-Out Bulgari Watch Is Super Sleek in All Ceramic

Bulgari's flaghsip model is incredibly thin and modern, and new versions in black ceramic only add to its appeal.

Danner’s Knit Sneaker Will Still Take You to The Mountains
Danner’s Knit Sneaker Will Still Take You to The Mountains

Danner launches a 3D knitted sneaker perfect for the urban explorer.

Timex and Mr Porter Teamed Up On a Special Edition of This Affordable Field Watch
Timex and Mr Porter Teamed Up On a Special Edition of This Affordable Field Watch

The MkI Camper Aluminum gets a special treatment in this collaboration between Timex and Mr Porter, and of course, it's perfectly affordable.

Stop Everything and Bid On This Perfect Toyota Supra Now
Stop Everything and Bid On This Perfect Toyota Supra Now

Between its gorgeous red paint, its six-speed manual gearbox, and a handful of very subtle modifications, it's hard to imagine a better Supra of this generation for your driveway.

The Tailgate Accessory You Never Knew You Needed: This Sous Vide Circulator
The Tailgate Accessory You Never Knew You Needed: This Sous Vide Circulator

If you ever find yourself cooking for a couple hundred friends and family, this is the sous vide to turn to.


Friday, May 3

You’ll Never Get Lost with This New Bike Computer
You’ll Never Get Lost with This New Bike Computer

Wahoo Fitness's new Elemnt Roam cycling computer integrates new navigational features aimed at helping you explore new roads.

The Best DIY Security System Might Also Be the Cheapest
The Best DIY Security System Might Also Be the Cheapest

The Wyze Sense is the cheapest DIY smart home security system you can buy.

The Tech-Heavy New 2020 MK8 Volkswagen Golf Will Debut in October
The Tech-Heavy New 2020 MK8 Volkswagen Golf Will Debut in October

Volkswagen’s iconic hatchback gets an extra month to debug its array of new “connectivity” software.

These Badass Aluminum Suitcases Have Biometric Fingerprint Locks
These Badass Aluminum Suitcases Have Biometric Fingerprint Locks

From the company that made the transport cases for getting lunar samples back to Earth with Apollo 11.

Have a MacBook? This Is the Only Travel Adapter You Need
Have a MacBook? This Is the Only Travel Adapter You Need

It can charge up to three devices simultaneous, including your MacBook Pro or MacBook Air.

Score This Stunning Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser In Time For Summer
Score This Stunning Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser In Time For Summer

This FJ40 is clean and spectacular. Whoever buys it will have the best-looking beach cruiser on Nantucket, full-stop.

Hoka One One Launches What Could Be Its Fastest Running Shoe Yet
Hoka One One Launches What Could Be Its Fastest Running Shoe Yet

This may be Hoka One One's fastest shoe yet.

This Is One of the Best Values for an In-House Moonphase Watch
This Is One of the Best Values for an In-House Moonphase Watch

In-house movements and complications like the moon phase tend to be expensive from Swiss brands, but Frederique Constant breaks the mold.

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