June 25, 2019

Today In Gear: A Minimalist Everyday Backpack, the Last Knife You’ll Ever Need & More


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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.


How to haul your everyday essentials can be a tough decision to make. Too often, everything ends up at the bottom of a seemingly bottomless tote bag hanging on your shoulder. This is far from ideal. You need to be comfortable getting to and from the office or studio and ready to bug-out for the weekend. The City Backpack organizes and protects all your tech and leaves room for all your must-haves without sacrificing looks. This minimalist ruck from Incase is at the intersection of tech and lifestyle. The fleece-lined compartments for your phone and laptop offer excellent protection for your tools of the trade while the two additional zippered stash pockets mean you will be able to stow enough to carry you right into the weekend. You can grab this perfect backpack over at Incase for 20 percent off with the code INC-GEAR20, so head over there and get organizing.

New & Noteworthy Releases

Announcing Gear Patrol Magazine, Issue Ten: The Innovation Issue
Announcing Gear Patrol Magazine, Issue Ten: The Innovation Issue

In our newest mag, we take a look at innovation in everything from virtual reality to coffee farming and more.

This Is Your Opportunity to Buy a New Rolex GMT Master II “Batman” At MSRP
This Is Your Opportunity to Buy a New Rolex GMT Master II “Batman” At MSRP

Missed out on the 2019 Rolex GMT Master II? StockX, the world's first "stock market for things," is giving you a chance to buy one at MSRP.

The Last EDC Knife You’ll Ever Need Is Here
The Last EDC Knife You’ll Ever Need Is Here

Leatherman’s latest multitools pack everything you need and nothing you don’t.

These Are the Most American Cars and Trucks On Sale
These Are the Most American Cars and Trucks On Sale

A new list of vehicles made in the United States using the greatest amount of American-sourced materials reveals a few more "imports" than you might have guessed.

One of Our Favorite Vintage-Inspired Dive Watches Is Finally Available Again
One of Our Favorite Vintage-Inspired Dive Watches Is Finally Available Again

The Baltic Aquascaphe, released late in 2018, is one of the best neo-vintage divers we've handled. And now they're back in stock.

This Travel Gadget Is the Upgrade Your Carry-On Needs
This Travel Gadget Is the Upgrade Your Carry-On Needs

It's a portable power bank. It's a wall adapter. And it's a wireless charging pad.

The Days of Losing Your iPhone Could Finally Be Over
The Days of Losing Your iPhone Could Finally Be Over

iOS 13, now available in beta, lets Apple devices broadcast their location even if they are off, which means that you'll never completely lose track of your phone again.

These New Vintage-Correct Fender Guitars Are Actually Affordable
These New Vintage-Correct Fender Guitars Are Actually Affordable

Period-correct neck shapes, pick-ups with decade-specific tones and vintage finishes.


Fresh Deals

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Citizen Eco-Drive Chronograph
Save 50%: Citizen’s Eco-Drive watches feature quartz movements that are powered by light and don’t require battery changes — perfect for summer adventuring and travel. The AT0200-05E features a 3-register chronograph and date display built into a 40mm case with mineral crystal, luminous hands and 100m of water resistance. It also ships on a green canvas two-piece strap that lends a cool military look. Right now, you can take half off the $250 MSRP, for a price of just $125. — Oren Hartov

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Persol Sunglasses
Save up to 76%:Nordstrom Rack is having a crazy sale on Persol sunglasses right now and all available styles cost $100. Normal retail prices hover up around $350 which means you’ll save up to 76 percent if you shop now. With a history dating back to 1917, Persol epitomizes Italian luxury sunglasses and its vintage frames are highly collectible. Now owned by Luxottica, the frames are more widely available than in past decades but the styles are no less iconic. If you’re in need of a new pair of everyday shades, don’t pass on this sale — it’ll be hard to find prices like this again. — John Zientek


Seiko Prospex “Orange Samurai” SRPB97
Save 50%: The Seiko Prospex SRPB97 “Orange Samurai” is exactly what you want in a summertime timepiece. It has a boldly-colored orange dial, runs Seiko’s proven 4R35 automatic movement and has a chunky case to keep that movement safe at depths up to 200 meters (not to mention the occasional careless knock here or there). Best of all, it’s cheap. Right now at Macy’s, you can get it for a full 50 percent off. That takes the price down to just $262 from its full retail of $525. And if orange isn’t exactly your thing, Macy’s is offering tons of other Seiko dive watches on sale to choose from as well. — Andrew Connor

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Soludos Espadrilles
Save 30%: As with summer clothing, summer footwear should be lightweight and breathable to keep you comfortable on the hottest of days. An espadrille is a great option for casual wear. Typically, it features a canvas upper, a jute sidewall and comfortable soles.

Soludos makes a few affordable options, with canvas or leather uppers and durable rubber soles. Now, these espadrilles are 30 percent off at East Dane and cost as little as $53 — not a lot to pay for the amount of wear you’ll get out of them this season. — John Zientek


Breville Barista Express Espresso Machine
Save $110: Making a decent espresso at home requires a lot. You need a scale to weigh out a proper shot, you need a burr grinder to ensure you’re using fresh grounds and you need an espresso maker to pull everything together. The alternative is to get an espresso maker with all that built-in, and then some. Something like Breville’s Barista Express. Today on Ebay, Breville’s Barista Express is available for $110 off its retail price. It should be noted that this sale comes courtesy of a third-party seller, not Breville itself, so slight caution is warranted. And though the listed price on Ebay is north of $900, its actual retail price is $600. — Will Price



Insane Motorcycle Helmet Sale
Save Up to 50%: What you wear when you ride can literally save your skin, so it’s worth investing a little extra money to ensure you’re protected as well as possible. However, while the motorcycle lifestyle can have a tantalizingly low cost of entry compared to owning a car, necessary protective clothing — pants, jackets, and especially helmets — can quickly run up a steep tab, making the cheaper, lesser options more attractive, even if they may not be quite as good. Right now over at Revzilla, there’s an insane sale on top-of-the-line motorcycle helmets. 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 (and really, why wouldn’t you want that?), now’s your chance to save a few hundred dollars and upgrade your lid game. — Bryan Campbell


Nike Running and Training Sneaker Sale
Save 30%: If you’re in the market for a new pair of running shoes or gym sneakers now’s the time to shop at Backcountry thanks to an additional 30 percent off Nike’s top performing sneakers. The best-selling running shoes are at least $30 off in a couple of colors and the trail runner’s favorite sneaker, theTerra Kiger 5, are less than $100 for a limited time. You’ll have to poke around to find your size and the perfect color. — Meg Lappe

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Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case
Save $20: For the first time since they were released a few months ago, Apple’s second-generation AirPods with a wireless charging case are on sale. The normally $200 package is selling on Amazon for $180 right now, so it’s saving you $20 bucks. — Tucker Bowe


Weber Charcoal Chimney
Save 26%: The biggest pain point in charcoal grilling happens before the food is out of the fridge. Properly lighting charcoal has always been a contentious, frustrating and tedious subject. The fastest way to light coals naturally is a charcoal chimney, and Weber’s already-affordable option is on sale today. Place the chimney on the grates of your grill, fill it with charcoal and light a wad of newspaper underneath. Once your coals start to turn gray (usually about 20 minutes), dump them in the base of the grill and you’re ready to cook. The Weber chimney is a little more than 25 percent off today on Amazon. — Will Price

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Sony WH-1000XM3 Noise-Canceling Headphones
Save $130: The Sony WH-1000XM3 are our pick for the best noise-canceling headphones you can buy right now; we named them as a 2018 GP100 award winner this past December, which we give annually to the 100 best products of the year. If you’re looking for a real deal, eBay is selling refurbished models for just $220 — that’s $130 off. Both black and silver models are available at this discount.



Dainese Misano D-Air Perforated Jacket
Save 41%: No matter how much defensive and proactive riding we do, life on two wheels out on the open road is inherently more dangerous than driving. The best thing motorcycle riders can do to keep themselves safe is wear the right gear — an armored jacket, pants, boots and gloves. Even then, though, it’s always not enough. Seat belts just aren’t an option on a bike…but these days, airbags can be. Dainese took a giant leap forward with its top-of-the-line riding gear incorporating the D-Air system. And right now, you can get the Misano D-Air Perforated Jacket for $700 less than it normally costs. Using a wireless airbag system, microprocessor, internal sensors and a GPS system, a D-Air equipped jacket can determine if an accident is imminent and deploy extra protection in less than 15 milliseconds to protect the riders shoulders, collarbone and body. The inflated airbags will also mitigate helmet roll in an accident, keeping your lid from making direct contact with the collarbone. It’s a technology only top-level MotoGP riders and racers had access to until recently, but now it’s available for street riding…and right now, it’s 41 percent off. -— Bryan Campbell


Hydro Flask Water Bottle Sale
Save 30%:Hydro Flask makes some of the best water bottles, backpack coolers and beer growlers, and today, you can pick up one of their bottles for up to 30 percent off. If you’re traveling this summer, Hydro Flask’s standard mouth water bottle will be your new go-to: it fits perfectly in the car, your backpack side pocket or your carry-on. And if you’re planning a picnic or going car camping, don’t leave home without the 64-ounce Growler, filled with one of this year’s best beers. — Meg Lappe


Seiko Solar Chronograph
Save 50%: Seiko’s Solar Chronograph watches offer not only the accuracy and reliability of quartz along with the build quality the brand is famous for, but they also include solar charging, which means another level of convenience, since you won’t have to worry about changing batteries. On top of that, they represent a lot of bang for buck even at retail price. Now, these bold watches, available in red or blue versions, are on sale at Macy’s for half-off their retail price of $350 when you enter the code “SHINE” at checkout. — Zen Love


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This Is the Satellite Messenger to Get Before Your Next Adventure
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What Are Hybrid Noise-Canceling Headphones?
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The 11 Essentials You Need for a Perfect Summer Dive
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Barely any divers go under the waves with dive watches these days,but the Panerai Guillaume Nery Submersible begs to get salty.

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