May 28, 2019

Today In Gear: Oris’s New Sustainability-Focused Dive Watch, 7 Hacks for Your Weber Charcoal Grill & More


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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.


According to the pioneering new ocean conservation organization Pacific Garbage Screening, “Every minute, a whole garbage truck full of plastic garbage gets into the oceans somewhere in the world.” PGS has designed a revolutionary floating platform that once implemented, may make it possible to filter plastic particles out of the water without threatening marine life. This filtered plastic could then be used to create recycled plastic materials.

Oris, who has long championed grassroots ocean conservation initiatives, has partnered with PGS for the Oris Aquis Clean Ocean Limited Edition. Only 2,000 of these unique 39.5mm timepieces were produced — the limited number is a reflection of the scarcity of clean water around the world today. Each watch includes a recycled PET plastic medallion set into the case back commemorating the partnership. As a final touch, the watches are packaged in boxes made of environmentally-friendly algae, which shows that sustainability can be a goal in watchmaking.


New & Noteworthy Releases

This Is the Closest Thing to a Subaru Legacy STI You Can Buy
This Is the Closest Thing to a Subaru Legacy STI You Can Buy

It's a shame we'll have to wait for 14 more years to see a real Legacy STI, but in the meantime, there's a modified 2009 Subaru Legacy 2.5GT spec.B up for grabs which should hold...

These Sunglasses Make You Look Like You’re An Expert Cyclist
These Sunglasses Make You Look Like You’re An Expert Cyclist

Whether you actually ride like one is up to you.

This Book Explores the Origins and Stories Behind Dive Watches
This Book Explores the Origins and Stories Behind Dive Watches

"Sea Time" tells the stories of timepieces developed for the water: dive watches, regatta timers, sailing watches and more.

Apple Finally Announced a New iPod Touch. Here’s What You Need to Know
Apple Finally Announced a New iPod Touch. Here’s What You Need to Know

It's the first time that Apple updated the iPod touch since 2015.

The North Face’s Newest Tent Is Over the Top in the Best Way
The North Face’s Newest Tent Is Over the Top in the Best Way

Based on the design principles of Buckminster Fuller, the Geodome 4 Tent is an undeniably cool shelter for outdoor living.

If You’re Into Mid-Century Modern Design, You Need This Book
If You’re Into Mid-Century Modern Design, You Need This Book

From the house of Eames, Nelson, Noguchi and more, a coffee table book you'll actually read.

The Acura NSX We Always Wanted Might Finally Be Coming
The Acura NSX We Always Wanted Might Finally Be Coming

In spite of impressive tech and an exotic design, the second-generation Acura NSX has never quite caught on with buyers or enthusiasts. That could be set to change this October, however...

Grace Your Desk With a Keyboard That’s Thousands in One
Grace Your Desk With a Keyboard That’s Thousands in One

The Apex Pro's variable-actuation switches give you an unprecidented level of customization.

If You Love Driving, Porsche’s New App Is Made for You
If You Love Driving, Porsche’s New App Is Made for You

Roads by Porsche seems a little off-brand, yet it's so perfectly Porsche. It's a free community-based app by driving enthusiasts, for driving enthusiasts.

This Is the TRD-Tuned Sequoia Toyota Should Have Built a Decade Ago
This Is the TRD-Tuned Sequoia Toyota Should Have Built a Decade Ago

One look at this insanely modified 2008 Sequoia you'll wonder why Toyota waited so long to build a TRD Pro version of its own.

TAG Heuer’s Newest Watch Celebrates One of the Most Iconic Chronographs Ever
TAG Heuer’s Newest Watch Celebrates One of the Most Iconic Chronographs Ever

This new TAG Heuer watch celebrates 50 years since the iconic Monaco introduced notable technical achievements and an unforgettable design.

The Best Convertible Laptop Is Now Thinner and More Powerful Than Ever
The Best Convertible Laptop Is Now Thinner and More Powerful Than Ever

The Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 has been one of the best convertible laptops for the past few years; now Dell is giving it a near-total hardware redesign.


Fresh Deals


Seiko SNA Flightmaster Alarm Chronograph Watch
Save 58%: The classic pilot’s watch can provide the user with a plethora of useful information, and the Flightmaster, a quartz chronograph from Seiko, is a good example. The Flightmaster can give information on speed and distance, fuel consumption, climbing altitude, and much more. You also get a 42mm steel case, screw-down crown, 200m of water resistance, Seiko 7T62 quartz movement, domed Hardlex crystal, and a steel bracelet, now all for well over half off at just $199.
— Oren Hartov


Everything at Levi’s
Save 40%:If the warmer spring weather has you dreaming of a new wardrobe, you’re in luck. Levi’s is offering 40 percent off everything on its website including clothing, shoes and accessories that are already discounted. So if you want to get a classic 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 FUNSUN40 at checkout to take advantage of the deal. — John Zientek


Mr Porter Sale
Save up to 50%:Online men’s clothing powerhouse Mr Porter is currently having its Spring Sale where a wide range of casual garments are up to 50 percent off. There’s a great mix of popular and hard-to-find brands represented and you can browse products from Vans, the Elder Statesman, Yuketen, Garrett Leight California Optical and more. Mr Porter’s normally steep prices are far more accessible now, making this a great chance to stock up on summer wardrobe staples — but if you see something you like, act fast. Sizes are limited. — John Zientek


Kammok Roo Double Camping Hammock Bundle
Save $48: There’s no right or wrong way to camp — the old sleeping-bag-in-a-tent method is perhaps the most traditional, but there’s nothing wrong with bedding down directly on the ground, beneath the stars and next to a lowering fire, either. Somewhere between these two choices is hammock camping, and right now one of the best camping hammocks available, Kammok’s Roo Double, is on sale at Huckberry for 37 percent off, a savings of nearly $50.

The main benefit of hammock camping is that you save weight. Instead of sacrificing half of the space in your pack to a tent and hauling it miles up a trail, you can instead carry a bed the size of a grapefruit. The Roo Double weighs only 22 ounces but can hold up to 500 pounds with Kammok’s tree-friendly Python Straps, which usually are sold separately but included in this discounted bundle. Another possibly more significant argument for hammock camping is that it’s fun, particularly during the summer months when being rocked to sleep by a warm breeze is preferable to roasting in a tent. — Tanner Bowden


Seiko Prospex PADI Dive Watch
Save Almost 50%: Powered by the cal. V157 quartz movement, the PADI special edition features a 47mm case, Hardlex mineral crystal, date display, Lumibright-coated hands and markers and a unidirectional rotating dive bezel. It’s water-resistant to 200m and features a screw-down crown and case back. Once fully charged, the power reserve on the V157 movement lasts roughly 10 months.
If mechanical watches aren’t your thing, then this PADI special edition could be your water watch this summer.— Oren Hartov


Moccamaster Coffee Maker
Save $79: Among its features and accolades, two things are most crucial: copper tube heating and the ability to disassemble. Copper coils, given the material’s natural heat conductivity, heat the water much more quickly than machines using steel or other methods (the only machine we’ve tested that brews faster is Breville’s Precision Brewer). The ability to take the whole thing apart is also unique, and it allows for troubleshooting and fixing at home rather than losing your source of coffee to the mail for a few weeks (it’s also great for cleaning the machine).

Today, Moccamaster’s KBS model is $79 off on Drop. It’s basically a blacked-out version that uses a glass carafe and hot plate rather than the classic stainless steel thermo-carafe. — Will Price


Running Essentials Memorial Day Sale
Save 70%:Beyond the typical Memorial Day weekend sales, JackRabbit’s 48-hour flash sale includes up to 70 percent off apparel — from shorts to tees to tanks to jackets. Now’s the time to pick up everything you need for summer runs. You’ll have to pick through sizes and colors, but there’s still a plethora of items on sale. — Meg Lappe


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