June 28, 2019

Today in Gear: The Nikes We Ran Our Fastest Mile In, a Look Back at Jony Ive’s Impact on Apple & 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.


New & Noteworthy Releases

These Luxury Leather Goods Just Got a Much-Hyped Makeover
These Luxury Leather Goods Just Got a Much-Hyped Makeover

Available in selected Montblanc boutiques and Bape stores.

These Sunglasses Have a Secret Hidden in Plain Sight
These Sunglasses Have a Secret Hidden in Plain Sight

Sunski sunglasses are lightweight, stylish and polarized, ready or the beach, mountains, and everywhere the sun's out. Shop the collection at the Gear Patrol Store and enjoy free shipping on all domestic orders.

Watch: In the Field at the Mid-Atlantic Overland Festival
Watch: In the Field at the Mid-Atlantic Overland Festival

Check out some of the gear we tested at the annual Mid-Atlantic Overland Festival, and don't miss out on the exclusive Gear Patrol reader discount on 2020 passes.

We Ran Our Fastest Mile in These New Nikes
We Ran Our Fastest Mile in These New Nikes

Nike's update to the brand new running style that launched in 2018 includes a firmer midsole and sleeker upper.

Jony Ive is Leaving Apple. Here Is a Look Back at His Last Projects
Jony Ive is Leaving Apple. Here Is a Look Back at His Last Projects

Apple's chief design officer is striking out on his own. Here is what we thought of his most recent projects.

The Affordable BMW M3 of Your Dreams Is Up for Grabs Right Now
The Affordable BMW M3 of Your Dreams Is Up for Grabs Right Now

The E36-generation M3 may not be the fastest Bimmer ever made, but it's certainly among the most fun to drive. And there's a gorgeous one up for grabs on Bring a Trailer.

We Test Rode the Revamped Cannondale SuperSix Evo — Here’s Everything You Need to Know
We Test Rode the Revamped Cannondale SuperSix Evo — Here’s Everything You Need to Know

Essential notes on the latest edition, which drops today.

There’s Never Been a Better Time to Invest in Smart Lights
There’s Never Been a Better Time to Invest in Smart Lights

Philips Hue smart bulbs were already idiot-proof. Now you can integrate them for less cash.

Now’s Your Last Chance to Get Three Months of Spotify Premium for $1
Now’s Your Last Chance to Get Three Months of Spotify Premium for $1

Spotify's deal to give lapsed listeners a sweet deal on renewing their premium membership ends on June 30th.

You Can Grab Jony Ive’s Favorite Land Rover for a Great Price
You Can Grab Jony Ive’s Favorite Land Rover for a Great Price

The iconic Apple designer's eye for style once led him to the LR3. Now, you can pick one up for a steal.

Take This Affordable New Watch Camping This Summer
Take This Affordable New Watch Camping This Summer

The new Victorinox FieldForce has the design DNA of the brand's famous pocket knives, and is equally rugged and affordable.


Fresh Deals

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Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Sneakers
Save 64%: If you’re in need of a new pair of everyday sneakers, head over to Nordstrom Rack today. Currently, you can save 64 percent on a pair of black Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars — that means the classic style costs just $25. If you want a pair, act fast because they’ll sell out quickly. — John Zientek

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Marathon Military Watches
Save 20%: Marathon is a Canadian company making some badass military watches, many of which have seen action with Canadian, U.S. and other armed forces over the years. Right now three of their watches are on sale on Huckberry, including the Medium Divers Quartz (TSAR) in 36mm; the General Purpose Quartz in 39mm; and the Search and Rescue Medium Diver’s Automatic (GSAR) in 36mm. If you’re looking for a medium-sized dive watch, both the quartz and automatic models are serious tools and highly comfortable, and if a simple field watch will do the trick, the General Purpose Quartz is all you need. — Oren Hartov

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Ray-Ban Wayfarer Sunglasses
Save 55%: In the world of sunglasses, it doesn’t get much more iconic than a pair of Ray-Ban Wayfarers. First released in 1956, the design has hardly changed in over half a century. If you’ve been wanting the style, but the list price is more than you want to spend, Nordstrom Rack has you covered; you can get a pair of $178 Wayfarers in either black or Havana for just $80. What’s more, these Italian-made shades also come with polarized lenses to protect your eyes all summer long — hard to beat that. — John Zientek

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Winston Online Privacy Device
16% Off: It is no secret at this point that anything we search, click on, or post can be collected, tracked, stored and used by tech companies, advertising agencies and (conspiracy theories aside) the government. Ad blockers and incognito mode do virtually nothing to protect your privacy. To help give you peace of mind — and keep your data private — try the new Winston Online Privacy Device. A VPN (Virtual Private Network) alternative, Winston is a small minimalist box that is plugged-in between your modem and router that shields all the information passing through your home or office network. It does this by scrambling your information between different locations, obscuring its point of origin and giving you the protection you need. Winston also blocks over 90,000different advertising and tracking sites helping to declutter your online experience as well. You can grab a Winston from its Kickstarter page below. — Gear Patrol


Dainese Stripes D1 Perforated Leather Jacket
Save 50%: Dainese has been protecting riders on the street, on the track and in the dirt since the 1970s. It’s safe to say, then, that the brand knows a thing or two about style and performance, and the Stripes D1 Perforated Leather Jacket — marked down by 50% at Rezvilla right now — is a prime example of what they can do. — Bryan Campbell


L.L. Bean x Flowfold Crossbody Tote Sale
Save 20%: The minimalist L.L. Bean x Flowfold’s Crossbody Tote has earned its place as one of our favorite bags — even outshining our love for the perfect backpack, and it’s 20 percent off today. Flowfold and L.L. Bean, two Maine-based companies, teamed up to design this commuter bag. We love the waterproof exterior, laptop sleeve, open main compartment and water bottle holder — everything you need and nothing you don’t. Right now, you can save up to 20 percent off your entire order at L.L. Bean — just in time for the Fourth of July, just enter code JULY4 at checkout. — Meg Lappe

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Jabra Elite 65e Noise-Canceling In-Ear Headphones
Save $160: The Jabra Elite 65e headset is arguably the best value proposition for anybody who wants in-ear headphones with active noise cancellation. Their nearest rival is the Bose QuietComfort 30, which costs $299, and that’s $99 more than the Jabra Elite 65e usually go for. — Tucker Bowe


Bodum 8-Cup French Press
Save 20%: Bodum doesn’t claim to make the best French press, the most innovative French press or the prettiest French press. Instead, the brand that’s come to dominate the French press game makes stable presses that aren’t too expensive. Today on Amazon, its 8-cup press is marked to an all-time low price of $24. For best results, use coarsely ground coffee about brew with water between 195 and 204 degrees. — Will Price

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Martin Acoustic Guitars
Save up to 30%: Now through July 4th, you can save up to 30 percent on a few great Martin acoustic guitars at Guitar Center. For the 4th of July Sale, score discounts on classic instruments like the D-18, the D-28, the OMC and more. If you’ve been eyeing one of these iconic American-made acoustics for years, this is your chance to take on home. — John Zientek

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iPhone 7 (Unlocked, Refurbished)
Save $184: Break your iPhone and don’t want to spend big on a new one? No problem. You can get pretty good on a slightly older model. For example, eBay is selling unlocked iPhone 7s for under $200 (here). It’s a manufacturer refurbished model, granted, but if you have any issues eBay has a “free 30 day return” policy. — Tucker Bowe


La Thiers Manche Bouleau de Nlande folding knife
Save $30: Those who know, know that the French hamlet of Thiers is a hotbed of topnotch knifemaking. This release from renowned 150-year-old blade fashioner Au Sabot is, quite literally, a shining example. Notable features of the Manche Bouleau de Nlande include a sturdy 3.5-inch carbon blade, a beautiful birch handle and an inset corkscrew for opening wine (as Frenchmen are wont to do). Each knife is made by hand in Le Thiers, France. Get one now from Huckberry at a deep discount. — Steve Mazzucchi


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Three Very Different Vintage Watches from a Storied Brand
Three Very Different Vintage Watches from a Storied Brand

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The 23 Best Wardrobe Upgrades of Summer 2019
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An Engineer Explains the Magic of Bose’s New Headphones
An Engineer Explains the Magic of Bose’s New Headphones

A senior engineer at Bose explains what makes the Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 so great.

The Complete Buying Guide to Suntory Japanese Whisky: Important Brands and Bottles Explained
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From Hibiki to highball whisky, here's everything you need to know about Suntory, Japan's most prolific whisky makers.

Bike Pain-Free With These Game-Changing Cycling Upgrades
Bike Pain-Free With These Game-Changing Cycling Upgrades

These life-changing mods go way beyond adjusting your seat height.

The Complete Triumph Buying Guide: Every Model, Explained
The Complete Triumph Buying Guide: Every Model, Explained

Your comprehensive guide to the Triumph Motorcycles lineup, all in one place.

These 12 Amazing Products Will Revolutionize Your Next Outdoor Adventure
These 12 Amazing Products Will Revolutionize Your Next Outdoor Adventure

At the country's biggest outdoor trade show, we picked a dozen awesome items we can't wait to see hit shelves in the year ahead.

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