May 28-31, 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.


Tuesday, May 28

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.


Wednesday, May 29

This Fishy $50 Bourbon Will Be Prized by Whiskey Collectors
This Fishy $50 Bourbon Will Be Prized by Whiskey Collectors

A website called Sip Whiskey listed a new and enticing bottle of 1792's award-winning Full Proof bottling, but there's something amiss.

This Is the Lightest Denim We’ve Ever Seen
This Is the Lightest Denim We’ve Ever Seen

At six ounces per square yard, Duer's Weightless Denim is the lightest we've seen the material, a trait that makes it ideal for outdoor use.

This New Adidas 3D-Printed Sneaker Will Boost Your Running Style
This New Adidas 3D-Printed Sneaker Will Boost Your Running Style

Adidas culled years of athlete data to create a 3D-printed sneaker that's built to help your run feel better.

VW’s Insane Golf R Wagon and GTI Concepts Hide Serious Power
VW’s Insane Golf R Wagon and GTI Concepts Hide Serious Power

The VW Golf Estate R FighteR and GTI Aurora may look subtle, but beneath the skin, these customized Volkswagens pack more tech and performance than you'd imagine.

Amazon Has a New Echo and, Better Yet, a Big Privacy Upgrade
Amazon Has a New Echo and, Better Yet, a Big Privacy Upgrade

Amazon's Echo Show 5 has a 5.5-inch screen and a camera, but the best part of Amazon's announcement is improvements to privacy control.

These Iconic Adidas Sneakers Got the Update We’ve Wanted
These Iconic Adidas Sneakers Got the Update We’ve Wanted

Stunning, limited-edition updates on classics like the Stan Smith, the Supercourt, the Continental 80 and many more.

First Look: These Are Bose’s Exciting New Noise Canceling Headphones 700
First Look: These Are Bose’s Exciting New Noise Canceling Headphones 700

You can preorder them starting today in either black or silver.

Omega Teamed Up With a Tequila Brand on This Blacked-Out Ceramic Dive Watch
Omega Teamed Up With a Tequila Brand on This Blacked-Out Ceramic Dive Watch

Omega worked with Casamigos, the tequila brand co-founded by George Clooney, on a limited Planet Ocean dive watch in all-black ceramic.

iRobot’s New Robo-Cleaners Take Smart Cleaning to Another Level
iRobot’s New Robo-Cleaners Take Smart Cleaning to Another Level

iRobot's next generation of vacuum is powerful, handles corners well and can tell your mop when it needs to do its job.

Timex and Todd Snyder’s Latest Watch Is An Affordable Ode to Vintage Timepieces
Timex and Todd Snyder’s Latest Watch Is An Affordable Ode to Vintage Timepieces

The Welton Bi-Metal is a modern take on a vintage model from the Timex archives, updated with a quartz movement.


Thursday, May 30

The Toyota Pickup Is One of the Toughest Trucks In the World, This One Is Better Still
The Toyota Pickup Is One of the Toughest Trucks In the World, This One Is Better Still

No matter where you go on this planet, you're bound to see an old, beat-up Toyota pickup roaming around. For a good reason.

This Might Be the Most Bizarre Knife We’ve Ever Seen
This Might Be the Most Bizarre Knife We’ve Ever Seen

As the everyday carry segment grows, creative and strange knives like the Lyra will become more common.

Bose Promises the First Great True Wireless Noise-Canceling Earbuds
Bose Promises the First Great True Wireless Noise-Canceling Earbuds

They promise the same level of noise canceling as the current QuietComfort 35 II. Maybe even better.

You Can Finally Buy a New Motorcycle Helmet by Hello Cousteau
You Can Finally Buy a New Motorcycle Helmet by Hello Cousteau

The Bell SRT is a tried-and-true full-face lid, and now it looks light-years better thanks to a dose of distinct Hello Cousteau style.

Ralph Lauren Just Re-Launched Its Iconic Polo Sport Line
Ralph Lauren Just Re-Launched Its Iconic Polo Sport Line

Polo Sport is back in all its 1990s glory with two new capsule collections you can shop right now.

Ferrari’s New Car Moves Away From 80 Years of Tradition
Ferrari’s New Car Moves Away From 80 Years of Tradition

Packing three electric motors and all-wheel-drive, the new range-topping SF90 Stradale deviates farther from the front-engined/rear-wheel-drive layout originally used by Enzo Ferrari than any F-car before.

The Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir Swears by These Workout Shoes
The Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir Swears by These Workout Shoes

Designed for active fitness enthusiasts.

The Rock’s New Gym-Centric Earbuds Are More Proof His Stuff Doesn’t Suck
The Rock’s New Gym-Centric Earbuds Are More Proof His Stuff Doesn’t Suck

Who doesn't want to be like The Rock?

HODINKEE’s Latest Leather Watch Straps Are the Perfect Compliment to Your Watch Collection
HODINKEE’s Latest Leather Watch Straps Are the Perfect Compliment to Your Watch Collection

This collection is made from premium French calfskin leather and comes in 10 colors and four different sizes.


Friday, May 31

The Inventor of the Sweatshirt Is Now Making a Premium Line
The Inventor of the Sweatshirt Is Now Making a Premium Line

After nearly a century of producing athletic uniforms and basics, Russell Athletic is making some of the best heritage-inspired apparel and streetwear on the market.

This New Printer Is Actually Worth Getting Excited About
This New Printer Is Actually Worth Getting Excited About

The HP Tango X is a compact, minimalist laser printer with home-friendly design elements and all the tech you could ask for.

This Might be the Coolest Pair of Shoes Danner’s Ever Made
This Might be the Coolest Pair of Shoes Danner’s Ever Made

Made for the Japanese market.

Buffalo Trace’s New Whiskey Pushes the Boundaries of Bourbon, for the Better
Buffalo Trace’s New Whiskey Pushes the Boundaries of Bourbon, for the Better

Buffalo Trace Distillery's Old Charter Oak line is a big science experiment.

Seiko Has Released a New Affordable Field Watch, But It’s Not Easy to Get
Seiko Has Released a New Affordable Field Watch, But It’s Not Easy to Get

Seiko's basic new quartz "SUS" field watch is inexpensive and stylish, but you can currently only buy it in Japan.

This New Grill Solves One of Gas Grilling’s Biggest Problems
This New Grill Solves One of Gas Grilling’s Biggest Problems

If you're going to go gas over charcoal, you might as well do it big.

Your New Favorite Polo Shirt Is Now Just $15
Your New Favorite Polo Shirt Is Now Just $15

Uniqlo and Engineered Garments have joined forces to give us the perfect polo shirts for a long, hot summer.

This Smart Device Seamlessly Makes All Your Bike Rides Better
This Smart Device Seamlessly Makes All Your Bike Rides Better

Never get lost again.

In Performance Terms, Cadillac’s New V-Series Sedans Are a Huge Step Down
In Performance Terms, Cadillac’s New V-Series Sedans Are a Huge Step Down

The new CT4-V and CT5-V ostensibly replace the ATS-V and CTS-V, respectively, but they pack far fewer ponies than the models they're subbing in for.

Is Another Jeep Wrangler Rival On the Way?
Is Another Jeep Wrangler Rival On the Way?

General Motors was spotted testing a pair of Jeeps at its Milford Proving Grounds in Michigan, hinting GM is cooking up a Wrangler rival.

This Affordable Battery Is the Space Gray Accessory Your iPhone Needs
This Affordable Battery Is the Space Gray Accessory Your iPhone Needs

Mophie's new line of smartphone chargers start at just $40.

Baboon Launches Bright New Daypacks You’ll Want for Your Commute
Baboon Launches Bright New Daypacks You’ll Want for Your Commute

Thanks to a combo of technical features and colorful style, Baboon's new bags are worth a look.

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