June 5, 2019

Today in Gear: What the Death of iTunes Really Means, the Watch Auction World’s Most Influential Man & More


June 5, 2019 Briefings By

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.


New & Noteworthy Releases

You Don’t Need a Massive SUV to Haul the New Airstream Trailers
You Don’t Need a Massive SUV to Haul the New Airstream Trailers

Airstream just announced it's bringing back the compact single-axlel Bambi and Caravel trailer lines for 2020.

The AP Royal Oak Is Now Available in Beautiful White Ceramic
The AP Royal Oak Is Now Available in Beautiful White Ceramic

Audemar Piguet's Royal Oak is a perennial favorite of watch collectors, and it's arguably never looked so good.

This Vintage Toyota 4Runner Could Be an Off-Road Bargain
This Vintage Toyota 4Runner Could Be an Off-Road Bargain

It may have 197,000 miles on the clock, but this '87 Toyota off-roader still looks almost brand-new—and every bit ready to tackle the trails.

This New Subscription Service Makes It Easy to Not Own a Car
This New Subscription Service Makes It Easy to Not Own a Car

Hertz's new car subscription service not only lets members swap between cars early and often; it also bundles up insurance, maintenance, and other hassles of ownership into one simple monthly fee.

A New American Brand Is Building a Vintage-Inspired Chronograph Watch
A New American Brand Is Building a Vintage-Inspired Chronograph Watch

Based in the Midwest, Haven is an American microbrand debuting with a very vintage-inspired and moderately sized automatic chronograph.

New Balance Made Some of the Best Sandals You Can Buy (Just Not in the U.S.)
New Balance Made Some of the Best Sandals You Can Buy (Just Not in the U.S.)

The SDL330 and SDL900.

One of Our Favorite Coffee Companies Just Made a Cheaper, Better Brewer
One of Our Favorite Coffee Companies Just Made a Cheaper, Better Brewer

Specialty coffee precision meets a clean, modern aesthetic.

Never Stumble Again in These New Gym Shoes from Mizuno
Never Stumble Again in These New Gym Shoes from Mizuno

These new training shoes from Mizuno will help you with single leg movements like lunges and lifts.

This Affordable Adventure Trailer Is a Perfect Rolling Campsite for Two
This Affordable Adventure Trailer Is a Perfect Rolling Campsite for Two

Off-road trailers tend to cost as much as the trucks that tow them. The Woolly Bear, on the other hand, starts at just $9,200.

Even If You Hate Climbing, You’ll Love These New Rock Climbing Shorts
Even If You Hate Climbing, You’ll Love These New Rock Climbing Shorts

Foehn, a small brand based in Quebec, released a new pair of climbing shorts that have enough style to wear in the city too.

iTunes Is Dead. Here’s What Will Happen to Your Music Library
iTunes Is Dead. Here’s What Will Happen to Your Music Library

The death of iTunes should leave your library intact, but it's a better time than ever for a backup. Here's how to do it.


Fresh Deals


Designer Sunglasses from Mr Porter
Save up to 50%: Mr Porter consistently deals out some of the best stuff money can buy, from handmade footwear to fine Italian knits to ultra-limited pieces from the world’s top designers. Today you can get some of the best sunglasses on the market for 50 percent less than their usual cost, putting them in the same price range as the old beater shades you’ve had knocking around in your glovebox. If you want to upgrade to a pair of shades from Tom Ford, Ermenegildo Zegna, Kingsman or Native Sons, your number’s being called. Shop all Mr Porter’s sale eyewear to find your perfect pair. — Andy Frakes


Yeti Hopper Two 30 Soft-Sided Cooler
Save $60: Like getting a bonefish on the line or achieving the perfect smoke ring on a brisket, finding a deal on a Yeti cooler is tricky. More than anything else, it takes dedication and patience — when the moment of action arises, it requires swift decision-making (and a willingness to accept cut-rate analogies) if it’s not to be missed. That moment is now; Yeti recently dropped the price on one of its original soft-sided coolers, the Hopper Two 30, from $300 to $240.

Yeti made the Hopper Two 30 with its DryHide Shell, which is waterproof from the outside, leak-proof from the inside and resolutely puncture-resistant. It has a super-strong waterproof zipper and a shoulder strap that makes carrying it easy when it’s filled to the brim. It’s one of the best soft coolers at keeping ice frozen and drinks and food cold. If $240 still seems like a hefty price tag, remember that this thing is made to last a lifetime. — Tanner Bowden

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Victorinox INOX
Save 52%: The shockingly tough INOX is one of Victorinox Swiss Army’s most popular models and built to withstand a range of (130, to be exact) stress tests. A Swiss quartz movement means it will be super accurate as well as robust with scratch-proof sapphire crystal, robust steel construction, and a water-resistance of 200m. Right now, you can get it on a bracelet with a cool olive green dial for over half off retail price at Nordstrom Rack. — Zen Love


Oakley Sunglasses Sale
Save 60%:If you don’t yet have the perfect pair of summer shades, today is a great day to change that. Head to eBay to shop a plethora of Oakley and Ray-Ban sunglasses, all under $60.

You’ll have to shop around to find some of the styles that will work double duty for your run and your commute, but there are over 100 available. We pulled together a few of our favorites below — all of which are over 60 percent off as well. — Meg Lappe


Today on Gear Patrol

Behind the Scenes with the Watch Auction World’s Most Influential Man
Behind the Scenes with the Watch Auction World’s Most Influential Man

We sit down with Aurel Bacs to discuss the complicated world of watch auctions and his personal history with timekeeping.

Review: This Bowers & Wilkins Speaker Is the Perfect Upgrade From Sonos
Review: This Bowers & Wilkins Speaker Is the Perfect Upgrade From Sonos

Think of it as a Sonos Play:5, but for serious audiophiles who also have a little more cash to splash.

Grab These Classic Ray-Ban Shades, the Perfect Gift for Father’s Day
Grab These Classic Ray-Ban Shades, the Perfect Gift for Father’s Day

We've picked some of the best Ray-Ban's has to offer for Father's Day gift from Sunglass Hut. Give dad an update and maybe elevate yourself.

G-SHOCK’s GBD-800UC and GBA-800UC Are Like a Personal Trainer on Your Wrist
G-SHOCK’s GBD-800UC and GBA-800UC Are Like a Personal Trainer on Your Wrist

G-Shock's G-Shock's Power Trainer Series has numerous features, all there to keep you healthy, whether you're tracking steps or checking in on post-workout data.

This Father’s Day, Introduce Your Dad to Athleisure
This Father’s Day, Introduce Your Dad to Athleisure

School your dad on athleisure, then help him upgrade his active apparel to something that's both stylish and comfy.

7 Post-Workout Recovery Creams Endurance Athletes Swear By
7 Post-Workout Recovery Creams Endurance Athletes Swear By

After a tough workout, you need to take care of your muscles. These seven products might just help you find some relief.

The Ultimate Apartment Dweller’s Tool Kit
The Ultimate Apartment Dweller’s Tool Kit

With these nine essentials, you'll be well-set for routine fixes around the house. Never hire a handyman again.

Save $80 On These Iconic Design Watches
Save $80 On These Iconic Design Watches

The AW 10 EVO, released last year, is touted as re-tooling of the original design by Lubs himself. But to stop there is to do the AW 10 and the EVO a serious disservice.

5 Old Whiskeys to Share with Your Old Man This Father’s Day
5 Old Whiskeys to Share with Your Old Man This Father’s Day

The best old bourbons, Irish whiskeys and ryes to sip with your dad.

The Best Way to Tie a Tie
The Best Way to Tie a Tie

Expert tie tying from the staff at NYC's The Armoury.

The Best Father’s Day Gifts for the Dad Who Travels a Lot for Business
The Best Father’s Day Gifts for the Dad Who Travels a Lot for Business

The good thing about shopping for a frequent flyer is that there are nearly infinite things you can gift them to make their life better.


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