June 11, 2019

Today In Gear: Giro’s Versatile New Road Cycling Shoe, Luxury Luggage Even You Can’t Destroy & More


June 11, 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.


At a gravity-defying 215g, the Giro Imperial gives you the performance and adjustability you need to take on the steepest climbs and snappiest sprints. To create a shoe that could handle this kind of range, Giro created an ultra-light monofilament mesh upper called Synchwire that fits and feels like a second skin. Dual Boa IP1 with soft lace guides help keep you secure as you hammer the pedals, while thermal-welded Teijin TPU gives you structural support right where it counts. A high-modulus Easton EC90 SLX2 carbon-fiber plate delivers the ultimate stiffness-to-weight ratio, providing impressive power transfer for a better ride. The final touch is the footbed — it features customized arch support right out of the box for optimal comfort and pedaling efficiency.

New & Noteworthy Releases

This Adventure Trailer Doesn’t Need a Single Upgrade to Be Perfect for Camping
This Adventure Trailer Doesn’t Need a Single Upgrade to Be Perfect for Camping

Even a bone-stock Trail Head trailer from Three Feathers Manufacturing will let you make camp in the comparative lap of luxury.

This Unicorn Whiskey Marks the Beginning of Bourbon Hunting Season
This Unicorn Whiskey Marks the Beginning of Bourbon Hunting Season

Every year, the end of the summer marks bourbon hunting season. Old Forester's Birthday Bourbon release marks is opening day.

This Might Be the Perfect Bag for Outdoor Photography
This Might Be the Perfect Bag for Outdoor Photography

Evoc, the sport-oriented German bag maker, just revealed a new outdoor photography bag (and it isn't a backpack).

Hi-Fi Company Cambridge Audio Is Making Affordable AirPod Rivals
Hi-Fi Company Cambridge Audio Is Making Affordable AirPod Rivals

Cambridge Audio just announced its first pair of true wireless headphones, the Melomania 1, and they have a 45-hour battery life.

Ikea’s New Collection of Furniture Is Made for Small Apartment Renters
Ikea’s New Collection of Furniture Is Made for Small Apartment Renters

This Ikea furniture breaks down on purpose.

One of Our Favorite Cast-Iron Brands Made a Lighter, Better Skillet
One of Our Favorite Cast-Iron Brands Made a Lighter, Better Skillet

Isaac Morton made his Charleston-made cast-iron skillets more modern, and it's pretty great.

Meet Mercedes-Benz’s Affordable New Off-Roader, the GLB
Meet Mercedes-Benz’s Affordable New Off-Roader, the GLB

The new Mercedes-Benz GLB may be a small SUV, but with available seating for seven and an off-road package, it punches well above its curb weight.

This Brand is Resurrecting a Favorite Military Watch Design
This Brand is Resurrecting a Favorite Military Watch Design

The new Serica W.W.W. WM Brown edition is a handsome, modern interpretation of the famed W.W.W. watch from WWII.


Fresh Deals


Seiko 5 “Sea Urchin” Dive Watch
Save 60%: The Seiko 5 SNZF “Sea Urchin” is one of our favorite Seiko 5 models, and right now, you can grab one for $129, which is 60% off MSRP. Available in several dial and strap options (some for around $20 or $50 more), the SNZF features the automatic Seiko 7S36 23-jewel movement, a 42mm stainless steel case, a unidirectional dive bezel and a Hardlex crystal and display case back. With 100m of water resistance and the option for either a stainless steel bracelet or rubber strap, the SNZF is the perfect watch for summer.
— Oren Hartov


Pay What You Want at Everlane’s Spring Sale
Save up to 40%:Thanks to one of Everlane’s “Choose What You Pay“ sales, you can save up to 40 percent on a range of warm-weather essentials you’ll need as temperatures climb. The sale also includes a healthy selection of fall and winter necessities like fleeces, sweaters, parkas and jackets at reduced prices — perfect if you want to get ahead of the seasonal shopping curve. — Andy Frakes


Adidas x Missoni Ultra Boost Clima Sneakers
Save $50:If you’re looking for a wildly cool summer sneaker, head over to Need Supply Co. today. Currently, you can pick up a pair of Adidas x Missoni Ultra Boost Clima sneakers on sale. The style features a Climacool Primeknit upper with Missoni’s iconic space-dying pattern, a sock-like collar and a co-branded tongue tag. And for additional visual interest, it has a mismatched 3-Stripes medial cage.

Function doesn’t suffer and the style has a knit heel cup, Torsion System, Boost midsole and Continental rubber outsole. Available in sizes 7 to 12, the silhouette comes in three colors and is now $50 cheaper than list price. So if you’re in the market for a new sneaker, don’t sleep on this — sizes will sell quickly. — John Zientek


Backcounty’s Essential Outdoor Gear
Save 20%: Backcountry recently began making its own collection of outdoor gear starting with the essentials, all of which are 20 percent off right now. — Tanner Bowden


TRX Sale
Save 25%:A good home gym doesn’t have to entail heavy and bulky — not to mention expensive — equipment. In fact, it can be portable, something that you can carry on an airplane and set up in a hotel room when on the road. The idea has been proven by TRX, a fitness company that began with a highly-portable suspension training system designed by a Navy SEAL. TRX’s collection of at-home fitness products has since expanded to include grippy medicine balls, foam mats, resistance bands and kettlebells.

For a limited time, you can purchase any of TRX’s training essentials from Huckberry and save up to 25% — it’ll be cheaper than a gym membership.

— Meg Lappe


Belstaff Classic Tourist Trophy Jacket
Save up to $700: Your motorcycle gear isn’t something to take for granted. What you wear when you ride can literally save your skin, so it’s worth investing a little extra money when and where you can, to ensure you’re protected as much as possible. However, where the motorcycle lifestyle can have a tantalizingly low cost of entry compared to a car, the necessary protective clothing like pants, jackets, and especially helmets, can quickly run up a steep tab making the cheaper, lesser options more attractive.

Now, it’s understandable not everyone has an unlimited budget to spend on the latest and greatest motorcycle gear, but today, over at Revzilla there’s an insane sale on top-of-the-line motorcycle helmets. Right now you can save up to $700 on select top-tier motorcycle helmets from brands like AGV, Bell and Schuberth. If you’ve always wanted the performance and protection from one of the best motorcycle helmets available today (hint: You should), now’s your chance to save a few hundred dollars and still upgrade your lid game. — Bryan Campbell


Today on Gear Patrol

This Is How a Guide in a Remote National Park Spends His Time
This Is How a Guide in a Remote National Park Spends His Time

In our Off the Beaten Path series, we're telling the stories of outdoor guides and how they spend their time off. This time in the remote Channel Islands.

Last Chance: Some of The Best Father’s Day Deals for Dad
Last Chance: Some of The Best Father’s Day Deals for Dad

We've compiled the best Father's Day sales in case you still need to find pops a gift, or if you want to grab yourself something even.

Master & Dynamic’s Noise-Canceling Headphones Sound As Good As They Look
Master & Dynamic’s Noise-Canceling Headphones Sound As Good As They Look

The company's first-ever noise-canceling headphones are the perfect upgrade if you don't want Bose's or Sony's noise-canceling headphones.

The Luxury Luggage Even You Can’t Destroy
The Luxury Luggage Even You Can’t Destroy

Traveling through Europe with Montblanc's latest luggage.

The Best Blue Dial Watches for Summer
The Best Blue Dial Watches for Summer

Blue-dial watches that remind us of the sea and the sky just seem to work during the summer. We pick out some of our favorites.

Want a Juicier Steak? Punch Some Holes in It
Want a Juicier Steak? Punch Some Holes in It

Hint: it's all about the muscle fibers.

The Kiwi Brand Making The Stowable Gear you Need
The Kiwi Brand Making The Stowable Gear you Need

Kathmandu cooks up some of the most innovative kit be it making easily stowable garments or a multi-use jacket.

Nissan Built a Fleet of Custom Overlanders. We Took Them Off-Roading
Nissan Built a Fleet of Custom Overlanders. We Took Them Off-Roading

To show off an array of modified Armadas, Frontiers, Titans and NV vans, Nissan sent us deep into the woods of Arizona on an off-road drive to America's favorite hole in the ground: the Grand...

Why You Should Never Bring a Spork Camping
Why You Should Never Bring a Spork Camping

Fed up with the spork, an ineffective jack-of-two-trades, I sought out a campsite cutlery alternative.

The 6 Best Water Shoes for Men
The 6 Best Water Shoes for Men

This amphibious footwear fairs equally well in rapids and on trails.

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