June 24 - 28, 2019

A Look Back at the Gear We Discovered This Week


June 29, 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 24

John Mayer Played Jerry Garcia’s Wolf Guitar with Dead & Co. in NYC
John Mayer Played Jerry Garcia’s Wolf Guitar with Dead & Co. in NYC

With Dead & Company at Citi Field.

Rapha’s New Collection Is the Crit
Rapha’s New Collection Is the Crit

Get ready to race… or just look like it.

Summer Travelers, This Versatile New Adidas Running Shoe Is for You
Summer Travelers, This Versatile New Adidas Running Shoe Is for You

The newest Adidas running shoes should go immediately into your suitcase for whatever trips you have planned.

Heaven Hill Is Bringing Back a Beloved, Discontinued Bourbon
Heaven Hill Is Bringing Back a Beloved, Discontinued Bourbon

Heaven Hill discontinued its quietly covetable Bottled-in-Bond bourbon last year. It's coming back.

This French Camper Trailer Might Make You Want to Move to Europe
This French Camper Trailer Might Make You Want to Move to Europe

The Carapate camper trailer is a French twist that includes an all-wood exterior, but it's only available in Europe for the time being.

These Go-Anywhere Shorts Are a Summer Necessity
These Go-Anywhere Shorts Are a Summer Necessity

An affordable basic for everyday wear.


Tuesday, June 25

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.


Wednesday, June 26

Everlane Discovered a Way to Make Better Shorts
Everlane Discovered a Way to Make Better Shorts

A sweat-wicking, quick-drying short with 4-way stretch.

We May Have Found Out What Engine the New Ford Bronco Has
We May Have Found Out What Engine the New Ford Bronco Has

An auto parts store database may have prematurely revealed the powerplant hiding under the 2021 Ford Bronco's hood.

This is the Strap Your Dive Watch is Missing
This is the Strap Your Dive Watch is Missing

Beloved by watch aficionados the world over, the ISOfrane strap is one of the world's premier diving bands, with a timeless, functional design that dates back to the 1960s. Get your ISOfrane at the Gear...

Someone Paid $2.1 Million for This 2020 Toyota Supra
Someone Paid $2.1 Million for This 2020 Toyota Supra

A Toyota dealer has taken delivery of Supra No. 1 after paying more than $2 million for it at auction earlier this year. But the sale isn't quite what you think.

This New Cast-Iron Pot Could Last You 100 Years
This New Cast-Iron Pot Could Last You 100 Years

The brand behind some of our favorite cast-iron skillets are now making an enameled Dutch oven.

These New Swiss Army Knives Are the Prettiest We’ve Ever Seen
These New Swiss Army Knives Are the Prettiest We’ve Ever Seen

Upgrade your EDC with Victorinox’s Ranger of the Lost Art National Park Collection.

Frye Teams Up with Crate&Barrel for a Home Bar Collection Full of Leather and Brass
Frye Teams Up with Crate&Barrel for a Home Bar Collection Full of Leather and Brass

If you like Frye's boots and a good Old Fashioned, you're probably going to like this.

One of America’s Favorite Cars May Be About to Die
One of America’s Favorite Cars May Be About to Die

A new report claims the next-generation Chevy Camaro has been cancelled, and the name will be allowed to expire with the current model in a couple years.

These 5 Awesome New Bike Products Will Transform Your Next Ride
These 5 Awesome New Bike Products Will Transform Your Next Ride

Just unveiled at one of the industry's coolest expos, this stuff could change the game.

This Charging Stand Is Perfect for Both iPhone and AirPods
This Charging Stand Is Perfect for Both iPhone and AirPods

TwelveSouth's newest wireless charger works as a wireless charging stand or pad.


Thursday, June 27

Amazon Prime Day 2019: Your Guide to the Best Deals
Amazon Prime Day 2019: Your Guide to the Best Deals

This year for Amazon Prime Day there's a change: it will be a full 48 hours from July 15-16. Get the lowdown on all the best Prime Day deals here.

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.

This Gorgeous, One-of-a-Kind Alfa Romeo Restomod Could Be Yours
This Gorgeous, One-of-a-Kind Alfa Romeo Restomod Could Be Yours

Dorian Valenzuela's custom Giulia has been rebuilt into a dynamite little canyon carver – and now, you can park it in your garage.

Did Nike Just Make the Perfect Training Shoe More Perfect?
Did Nike Just Make the Perfect Training Shoe More Perfect?

Nike updates its ever-popular Metcon training shoe with five new upgrades.

This Might Be the Lightest Cast-Iron Skillet You Can Buy
This Might Be the Lightest Cast-Iron Skillet You Can Buy

The folks at Lancaster Cast Iron just want to make cast-iron skillets like they used to – smooth, light and simple.

Ford Just Turned Its Mightiest Pickup Truck Into an Off-Road Monster
Ford Just Turned Its Mightiest Pickup Truck Into an Off-Road Monster

The 2020 Super Duty's new Tremor package brings added off-road chops to one of the biggest, strongest pickups on the road.

Why The Rock’s New Workout Shoes Are Raising Eyebrows
Why The Rock’s New Workout Shoes Are Raising Eyebrows

In a good way, of course.

This Is the Coolest Moon Phase Watch We’ve Seen in Recent Memory
This Is the Coolest Moon Phase Watch We’ve Seen in Recent Memory

Christopher Ward updates an old-school complication with modern design, bringing the moon phase into the 21st century.

$30 a Month for Email? This Company Thinks It’s Worth It
$30 a Month for Email? This Company Thinks It’s Worth It

Superhuman is an email app with an extensive, exclusive application process, a $30 price tag, and a handful of features that aren't entirely new.

Seiko Collaborated with a Japanese Brand on This Wildly Orange Dive Watch
Seiko Collaborated with a Japanese Brand on This Wildly Orange Dive Watch

The new Seiko Prospex Fieldmaster Lowercase Beams watch is a collaboration between three Japanese brands.


Friday, June 28

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.

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