June 17 - 21, 2019

A Look Back at the Gear We Discovered This Week


June 22, 2019 Briefings By

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 17

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 Off-Road Legend Might Come Back in an Unexpected Way
This Off-Road Legend Might Come Back in an Unexpected Way

GM may bring the Hummer brand back to life as a range of battery-powered electric vehicles, according to a new report.

A Small Batch Bicycle Inspired by Small Batch Bourbon
A Small Batch Bicycle Inspired by Small Batch Bourbon

Hand-crafted in Montgomery, Pennsylvania and limited to only 100 units, the Proof is a one-of-a-kind production from Priority Bicycles, available only in the Gear Patrol Store.

Peloton Wants to Guarantee You Never Miss a Workout
Peloton Wants to Guarantee You Never Miss a Workout

Peloton launches a new way to see if you can ride every day you're on a vacation or work trip.

One of Kentucky’s Most Storied Bourbons Will Hit Shelves for the First Time Since Prohibition
One of Kentucky’s Most Storied Bourbons Will Hit Shelves for the First Time Since Prohibition

The Taylor family's 102-year-old bourbon-making drought ends.

The Most Iconic Square Watch of All-Time is Having a Moment
The Most Iconic Square Watch of All-Time is Having a Moment

The new limited TAG Heuer Monaco 1979-1989 watch celebrates the iconic Calibre 11 movement and 1980s motorsport with a striking red dial.

This Magical German Bicycle Converts to a Cargo Bike in Seconds
This Magical German Bicycle Converts to a Cargo Bike in Seconds

The Convercycle seems almost too good to be true.

The New Toyota Land Cruiser Could Have a Big Change Under the Hood
The New Toyota Land Cruiser Could Have a Big Change Under the Hood

The venerable Land Cruiser is all but certain to be revamped soon, but it might be forced to turn in its V8 engine in the process.


Tuesday, June 18

[Closed] Win: A $1,300+ Prize Pack for Your Summer Adventure
[Closed] Win: A $1,300+ Prize Pack for Your Summer Adventure

Enter below by July 7th for your chance to win over $1,300 in gear from Gear Patrol, AutoCamp, Fat Tire, The James Brand and Topo Designs.

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.

Jim Beam’s Forgotten Bourbon Brand Is About to Become a Whiskey Darling
Jim Beam’s Forgotten Bourbon Brand Is About to Become a Whiskey Darling

Due to no fault of Baker Beam, no one knows a lick about his bourbon. Come fall, everybody will.

Yakima’s Versatile New Roof Rack Makes Packing For Overland Adventures a Snap
Yakima’s Versatile New Roof Rack Makes Packing For Overland Adventures a Snap

Yakima's newest roof rack means you can take all your bikes, tents and boards to the mountain.

Klipsch’s Legendary Heritage Speakers, Now in Matte Black
Klipsch’s Legendary Heritage Speakers, Now in Matte Black

Monochrome your home's sound system with these classic speakers.

We’ve Never Seen a Headlamp Quite Like Knog’s Newest Light
We’ve Never Seen a Headlamp Quite Like Knog’s Newest Light

The Knog Bandicoot is a unique headlamp that should last for an entire half marathon.

Porsche’s New Cayman GT4 and Boxster Spyder Serve Up Flat-6 Fun
Porsche’s New Cayman GT4 and Boxster Spyder Serve Up Flat-6 Fun

The 718 Boxster Spyder and 718 Cayman GT4 mark a return to six-cylinder power for Porsche's mid-engined sports car. They look spectacular, too.

The Ultimate Disaster Survival Bag Just Doubled Its Impact
The Ultimate Disaster Survival Bag Just Doubled Its Impact

This practical survival kit gets an upgrade and now keeps two people safe.

This Clever Light-Up Keyboard Can Teach You How to Play Piano
This Clever Light-Up Keyboard Can Teach You How to Play Piano

The smart keyboard from Roli, makers of the Seaboard, can teach you how to play piano with Guitar Hero-style visuals.

This Clever $25 Item Will Be the Easiest Way to Upgrade Your Tent
This Clever $25 Item Will Be the Easiest Way to Upgrade Your Tent

Nemo Equipment introduces an innovative set of ultralight tent stakes to improve camping in a small yet impactful way.

This Smart Jacket Isn’t Really a Motorcycle Jacket, But It Is Revolutionary
This Smart Jacket Isn’t Really a Motorcycle Jacket, But It Is Revolutionary

Dainese's new Smart Jacket is actually a vest that goes under your protective gear, but don't let the name fool you: It's still every bit a smart piece of life-saving gear.

In 2020, Hikers Will Get a Hydration Breakthrough the Military Has Used for Over a Decade
In 2020, Hikers Will Get a Hydration Breakthrough the Military Has Used for Over a Decade

The military has employed this handy product since 2006. Next year, we'll be using it too.

Your New Favorite T-Shirts Are Made from This Cozy Material
Your New Favorite T-Shirts Are Made from This Cozy Material

Terrycloth tops are officially a thing in 2019 — here's why you need at least one in rotation for your hottest days (and any pool plans you have in mind).


Wednesday, June 19

An 87-Year Old Company Just Made Its First True EDC Pocket Knife
An 87-Year Old Company Just Made Its First True EDC Pocket Knife

Helle of Norway has made only three folding knives in its 87-year history.

Muji’s Cult-Favorite Gel Pens Just Got Better
Muji’s Cult-Favorite Gel Pens Just Got Better

There's a lot to like about Muji's cheap and charming pens. Now there's more.

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 New Camping Trailer Is So Nice, You Just Might Sell Your House to Buy It
This New Camping Trailer Is So Nice, You Just Might Sell Your House to Buy It

The Bowlus Road Chief Endless Highways may have a long name and a big price, but its lightweight construction and luxurious interior mean you might just wind up calling it "home."

This Might Be the Best Version Yet of Seiko’s Vintage-Inspired Dive Watch
This Might Be the Best Version Yet of Seiko’s Vintage-Inspired Dive Watch

Seiko's vintage-inspired Prospex dive watch collection just got a new model with a striking geen dial & gold highlights, and it looks killer.

This Is the Most Elegant Suit Carrier We’ve Seen
This Is the Most Elegant Suit Carrier We’ve Seen

A carry-on with an integrated garment bag.

Why This Cast-Iron Skillet Costs $8,000
Why This Cast-Iron Skillet Costs $8,000

Pre-World War II cast-iron skillets are wildly collectible, but none come close to the draw of Erie's legendary Spider Skillet.

This Land Cruiser By Another Name Is Getting an Off-Road Upgrade
This Land Cruiser By Another Name Is Getting an Off-Road Upgrade

Lexus's GX may be growing old, but updates for the 2020 model year mean this smaller, rebadged Land Cruiser Prado is better than ever off-road.

Ace Your Next Cookout With Snow Peak’s Three-Layered Charcoal Grill
Ace Your Next Cookout With Snow Peak’s Three-Layered Charcoal Grill

Cook a bird plus some veggies and bacon on the side.

Your Dog Needs a Perfectly Constructed Dog Bed — That’s Also Easy to Clean
Your Dog Needs a Perfectly Constructed Dog Bed — That’s Also Easy to Clean

Yeti's newest creation is a smartly designed dog bed that's guaranteed to last a lifetime.

The New Skechers Trail Shoe Looks Radically Fast
The New Skechers Trail Shoe Looks Radically Fast

This lightweight and super grippy runner boasts style and performance for days.

Lululemon Made Your Post-Gym Grooming Essentials
Lululemon Made Your Post-Gym Grooming Essentials

Deodorant, dry shampoo, moisturizer and more.


Thursday, June 20

Your Perfect Travel Water Bottle Is Almost Here
Your Perfect Travel Water Bottle Is Almost Here

Over anything else, a water bottle might be the most important travel accessory. For 2020, Matador will make a better one.

Darn Tough’s Retro-Styled Gym Socks Will Upgrade Any Workout
Darn Tough’s Retro-Styled Gym Socks Will Upgrade Any Workout

Our gym bags are packed and ready to go.

This Duffle Survived Two Weeks Under Water
This Duffle Survived Two Weeks Under Water

Whether you're a river guide or planning a surfing trip, this duffle will keep your belongings safe.

2019’s Most Popular Hiking Shoe Gets an Earth-Friendly Update
2019’s Most Popular Hiking Shoe Gets an Earth-Friendly Update

A little bit of ocean plastic goes a long way.

This Impossibly Small Canister Stove Is the Sleekest We’ve Seen
This Impossibly Small Canister Stove Is the Sleekest We’ve Seen

It weighs less than four ounces yet packs a fiery punch on the trail.

This 2020 Sleeping Bag Is Warmer and Lighter — Thanks to Titanium?
This 2020 Sleeping Bag Is Warmer and Lighter — Thanks to Titanium?

Rab's forthcoming Mythic Ultra sleeping bag uses an innovative process to increase warmth without affecting weight.

Garmin’s New GPS Is a Nav System Made Just for RV Drivers
Garmin’s New GPS Is a Nav System Made Just for RV Drivers

The new Garmin RV 785 provides RV-specific navigation, and brings advanced safety features to help keep your family safe.

Kawasaki’s New Dirt Bikes Are Affordable Off-Road Fun
Kawasaki’s New Dirt Bikes Are Affordable Off-Road Fun

The new KLX 300R and the KLX 230R may not be all that mighty, but they're just what the doctor ordered for pavement-free joy.

This Field Watch Is Stylish, Inexpensive and Available in Multiple Colors
This Field Watch Is Stylish, Inexpensive and Available in Multiple Colors

The new Field Watch from California-based brand MVMT comes in numerous dial, case and strap combinations.

We’re in Love with the Lightest, Most Packable Camp Stool Ever
We’re in Love with the Lightest, Most Packable Camp Stool Ever

Weighing less than a pound, the ingenious Hillsound BTR is totally worth a sit.

Phones That Can Charge in Just 15 Minutes Are Coming
Phones That Can Charge in Just 15 Minutes Are Coming

A demonstration by Chinese company Vivo shows how a full 4,000mAh phone battery can be charged from empty to full in 13 minutes.


Friday, June 21

Black Diamond Is Making Its First Shoes That Aren’t Just for Climbing
Black Diamond Is Making Its First Shoes That Aren’t Just for Climbing

Two years after making its first rock climbing shoes, Black Diamond reveals a new collection of footwear for life on and off the rock.

Marantz’s New AV Receivers Are Made With Audiophiles in Mind
Marantz’s New AV Receivers Are Made With Audiophiles in Mind

The Marantz SR5014 and the Marantz SR6014 will be available sometime in the middle of July.

This Fender Strat Is the Most Expensive Guitar to Ever Sell at Auction
This Fender Strat Is the Most Expensive Guitar to Ever Sell at Auction

From Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour.

This CamelBak Vest Will Keep You Hydrated All Day Long
This CamelBak Vest Will Keep You Hydrated All Day Long

This vest will get you out the door to the mountains in a jiffy.

These Frankenstein Work Boots Are One of a Kind
These Frankenstein Work Boots Are One of a Kind

Available on a made-to-order basis exclusively through Nepenthes Japan.

Jeep Gladiator Not Enough Truck for You? Buy This 6-Wheel Wrangler Pickup
Jeep Gladiator Not Enough Truck for You? Buy This 6-Wheel Wrangler Pickup

"The Inferno," as it's called, just might be the wildest Jeep pickup ever dreamed up.

Omega Just Announced the Deepest-Diving Dive Watch Ever
Omega Just Announced the Deepest-Diving Dive Watch Ever

Omega's beast of a diver has beat Rolex as the deepest diving watch ever, tested to the bottom of the Mariana Trench.

We’re in Love With This Perfect Land Rover Defender
We’re in Love With This Perfect Land Rover Defender

With a powerful new engine under the hood and an external roll cage, East Coast Defender's Project Neo may be the toughest Defender we've seen in a while.

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