June 10 - 14, 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, June 10

This Land Cruiser Is Your Ticket to Affordable Off-Road Luxury
This Land Cruiser Is Your Ticket to Affordable Off-Road Luxury

This well-traveled, affordable off-roader is the sort of overlanding rig you won't mind putting a few more hard miles on.

Microsoft’s New Powerhouse Xbox Is Coming Next Year
Microsoft’s New Powerhouse Xbox Is Coming Next Year

At this year's E3 conference, Microsoft promised its next Xbox is coming in 2020 with support for 8K video and more.

Yes, You Want Wool Swim Trunks. Here’s Why
Yes, You Want Wool Swim Trunks. Here’s Why

Coming in at $125, the new Woolaroo surf shorts combine everything great about merino wool with the best traits of technical trunks.

This Stunning Board Makes Me Wish I Surfed
This Stunning Board Makes Me Wish I Surfed

Whether you surf or not, we can all agree it's a beauty.

This Is the Frankenstein Porsche Of Your Dreams
This Is the Frankenstein Porsche Of Your Dreams

Emery Motorsports's 1960 Porsche 356 RSR blends two donor cars and a twin-turbo engine into a terrifying—and tasty—lightweight creation.

This Serious Dive Watch Is Meant to Help Save the Oceans
This Serious Dive Watch Is Meant to Help Save the Oceans

The final addition to the Oris Ocean Trilogy is a dive watch made in partnership with the Whale & Dolphin Conservation charity.

Snoop Dogg’s Casual Summer Shoes Are Handmade in England
Snoop Dogg’s Casual Summer Shoes Are Handmade in England

A slide, a mule and a loafer.


Tuesday, June 11

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.


Wednesday, June 12

Benchmade’s New Tool Is Going to Make Maintaining Your Pocket Knife a Lot Easier
Benchmade’s New Tool Is Going to Make Maintaining Your Pocket Knife a Lot Easier

The first step to making a pocket knife last long enough to become a family heirloom is to keep its blade sharp.

Would You Do This to Your Rolex Daytona?
Would You Do This to Your Rolex Daytona?

Les Artisans de Genève have collaborated with F1 driver Rubens Barrichello to create a Rolex Daytona watch like you've never seen before.

This Gorgeous Subaru WRX Wagon Is a Great Alternative to the STI
This Gorgeous Subaru WRX Wagon Is a Great Alternative to the STI

It doesn't take much to get a WRX closer to the STI experience, and this modified Impreza wagon is a perfect example.

Nike’s New Zoom Pack Looks and Feels Awesome
Nike’s New Zoom Pack Looks and Feels Awesome

The 2019 Nike Zoom Family is here and ready to race.

These New Grand Seiko Watches Are Made for the U.S. Market
These New Grand Seiko Watches Are Made for the U.S. Market

Four stunning new Hi-Beat and Spring Drive Grand Seiko watches poetically interpret the Japanese seasons with interesting dial executions.

These Understated Sneakers Are Quietly Revolutionary
These Understated Sneakers Are Quietly Revolutionary

Made from entirely plant-based components.

Porsche Found a Way to Make Its Cars Even More Special
Porsche Found a Way to Make Its Cars Even More Special

Porsche's new Second Skin program lets buyers slap custom designs inspired by racing liveries (or pretty much anything else) on their new sports cars.

DJI’s New Drone Is a Tiny Tank That Can Shoot Lasers and Drive Sideways
DJI’s New Drone Is a Tiny Tank That Can Shoot Lasers and Drive Sideways

It's called the RoboMaster S1 and it's DJI's first ground-based robot.

The Reebok Nano 9 Will Make Your Next CrossFit WOD a Little Easier
The Reebok Nano 9 Will Make Your Next CrossFit WOD a Little Easier

We have tested — and fallen in love with — the latest edition of the iconic workout shoe, which drops today.


Thursday, June 13

Skip the M3, This 330Ci ZHP Is the BMW You Really Want
Skip the M3, This 330Ci ZHP Is the BMW You Really Want

The BMW 330 ZHP comes with less power than the M3, softer suspension, but also a lower price. In other words, the ZHP is the one you want.

It’s Official: This Is the Google Pixel 4
It’s Official: This Is the Google Pixel 4

Why did Google show us a photo of the Pixel 4 months before its expected announcement?

You Can Tweak the Feel of This Overkill Mouse to an Absurd Degree
You Can Tweak the Feel of This Overkill Mouse to an Absurd Degree

The Nightsword gaming mouse can calculate its own center of gravity and lets you tweak it using two sets of weights and six places to mount them.

Get Dad this Pressurized Growler for All His On-Tap Needs
Get Dad this Pressurized Growler for All His On-Tap Needs

GrowlerWerks makes some of the best pressurized growlers money can buy — and for Father's Day, they're even more affordable than usual.

Airbnb Will Now Handle All Your Trip Details From Planning to Provisions
Airbnb Will Now Handle All Your Trip Details From Planning to Provisions

From planning to packing, Airbnb will handle everything you need to travel.

The Ducati Street Fighter Is Making a Comeback In a Big Way
The Ducati Street Fighter Is Making a Comeback In a Big Way

Ducati just confirmed the 2020 Street Fighter will get power from the new 1,100cc V4 from the MotoGP-inspired Panigale.

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.

If You Have a Finex Cast-Iron Skillet, You Need This
If You Have a Finex Cast-Iron Skillet, You Need This

A wood scraper, oil eye dropper and a chainmail scrubber – all your cast-iron skillet truly needs.

This New Chronograph Is Based on an Iconic Vintage Watch
This New Chronograph Is Based on an Iconic Vintage Watch

The new Zenith El Primero A384 Revival watch faithfully recreates the 1969 classic to celebrate the iconic chronograph's birthday.

A First Look at Tecnica’s New Customizable Trail Running Shoe
A First Look at Tecnica’s New Customizable Trail Running Shoe

Having perfected its heat molding customization process on hiking footwear, Tecnica is using it to make a trail running shoe.


Friday, June 14

This Vintage Ford F-150 Lightning Is the Sport Truck You Never Knew You Wanted
This Vintage Ford F-150 Lightning Is the Sport Truck You Never Knew You Wanted

The first-generation SVT Lightning defined the muscle truck for an entire generation. And now you can snap a beautiful example up to park in your driveway.

This Completely Waterproof Backpack Is Functional Enough to Use Every Day
This Completely Waterproof Backpack Is Functional Enough to Use Every Day

Drybags are usually too technical for everyday use. Not this one.

The Filson Essentials That Will Carry Your Summer, From the Alaska Range to the Adirondacks
The Filson Essentials That Will Carry Your Summer, From the Alaska Range to the Adirondacks

Filson has been outfitting generations of outdoor enthusiasts, and no summer adventure would be complete without a bit of Filson kit.

This New Charging Station Aims to Boost Your Office Productivity
This New Charging Station Aims to Boost Your Office Productivity

The Steelcase Flex Mobile Power is a portable charging station for the modern open office space.

Finally, Someone Made Canned Coffee That Doesn’t Suck
Finally, Someone Made Canned Coffee That Doesn’t Suck

A Boston-based company worked with an MIT engineer to make canned iced coffee isn't awful.

You’re Invited: Run with Our Editors in Brooklyn
You’re Invited: Run with Our Editors in Brooklyn

Join Gear Patrol for In the Field: Run at JackRabbit Brooklyn, a two-mile run through Park Slope and the surrounding area.

This Is Possibly the Most Affordable Swiss Automatic Chronograph You Will Find
This Is Possibly the Most Affordable Swiss Automatic Chronograph You Will Find

This young microbrand is giving vintage chronograph fans just about everything they want with this affordable, 38mm classic-feeling watch.

The Best Used Cars You Can Buy for Under $20,000
The Best Used Cars You Can Buy for Under $20,000

Millions of cars are coming off three-year leases these days, making it a great time to pick up a lightly-used ride. These 10 vehicles, however, offer the best bang for your buck in the under-$20K...

We Want One of Everything From Runner-Favorite Tracksmith’s Summer Collection
We Want One of Everything From Runner-Favorite Tracksmith’s Summer Collection

When your running gear looks this good, it begs for an outdoor adventure weekend.

Knob Creek Is Battling Back Against the Worst Trend in Bourbon
Knob Creek Is Battling Back Against the Worst Trend in Bourbon

Knob Creek's flagship, always-available bourbon is getting its age statement back. Here's why that matters.

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