July 1, 2019

Today In Gear: Revolutionary Adidas Runners, a “Stranger Things” Bike & More


July 1, 2019 Briefings By

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

How to Score One of Maker’s Mark’s Rarest Bourbon Whiskeys
How to Score One of Maker’s Mark’s Rarest Bourbon Whiskeys

A juiced-up version of Maker's Mark sweet, easy-drinking whiskey provides a very good excuse to visit Loretto, Kentucky.

These Revolutionary New Adidas Runners Will Rock Your World With 20,000 Struts
These Revolutionary New Adidas Runners Will Rock Your World With 20,000 Struts

Bring a fat wallet for this pricy but powerful pair of kicks.

Apple Had Some Crazy Ideas About the Car of the Future
Apple Had Some Crazy Ideas About the Car of the Future

Jony Ive's Apple Car design concept was so groundbreaking, it didn't even have a steering wheel.

You Can Now Own Max Mayfield’s <i>Stranger Things</i> Season 3 Bike
You Can Now Own Max Mayfield’s Stranger Things Season 3 Bike

Mongoose just dropped a BMX-style beauty based on his ride.

This Affordable Swiss Automatic Watch Perfectly Balances Dressy & Sporty
This Affordable Swiss Automatic Watch Perfectly Balances Dressy & Sporty

The new Mido Commander Big Date 60th Anniversary watch celebrates the 1959 watch with an interesting complication and punchy highlights.

New Balance’s First Sneakers with 3D-Printed Heels Are Already Sold Out
New Balance’s First Sneakers with 3D-Printed Heels Are Already Sold Out

A heel made from durable, high-rebound photopolymer resin.

This Vintage Honda Motorcycle Could Be Your Ticket to Cheap Off-Road Bliss
This Vintage Honda Motorcycle Could Be Your Ticket to Cheap Off-Road Bliss

30 years on, the Africa Twin's combination of friendliness, durability and capability remains legendary. And now you can snap one up at auction.

This German Brand Just Debuted an Awesome New Minimalist Watch
This German Brand Just Debuted an Awesome New Minimalist Watch

The Defakto Transit Standard is an exercise in restraint, featuring a dial devoid of ornamentation and a case measuring less than 10mm thick.


Fresh Deals


Cheap Patio Furniture
Save Up to 50%: Now that summer is upon us, back porches and patios are at a premium. Anyone whose residence possesses either is instantly a meeting ground for friends and family. Thus, if you have one but don’t have the seating to accommodate, you’re SOL. And that’s exactly what this very summer Ebay sale for. In it, you’ll find a multitude of already-cheap outdoor furniture discounted from 20 to 50 percent. And, as with all Ebay sales, there’s a lot to sift through (some $58 Adirondack chairs are a good place to start). If you’re in need of seating, tables, hammocks and fire pits on the cheap, you could do much worse. — Will Price

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Fender Guitars
Save up to 30%: Now through July 4th, you can save up to 30 percent on a bunch of Fender guitars at Guitar Center. For the 4th of July Sale, the retailer discounted some iconic guitars including Stratocasters, Telecasters, Jaguars and more. If you’ve been waiting to pick up an affordable axe with player-focused features, this is your chance.

Save $100 on a black Special Edition Standard Strat. The alder-body guitar has a Modern ‘C’ neck profile, a maple fretboard, a Fender Synchronized Tremolo and aged-white knobs. Or if you’re a Tele lover, pick up a Special Edition Standard Tele loaded with a pair of humbucking pickups for $100 off. For fans of offset guitars, a Special Edition Standard Jaguar is also on sale; The instrument comes in a Surf Pearl finish (an homage to the Jaguar’s early days) and has an alder body, a 22-fret maple neck and a Pau Ferro fingerboard. — John Zientek

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Everything You Need for More Comfortable Camping Is on Sale Right Now
Save up to 40%: If you camp close to your car more often than miles up a trail, you can bring bigger and more comfortable gear. This stuff emphasizes comfort, from a tent that you can stand in to a portable fire pit. — Tanner Bowden

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Sonos Playbar
Save $150: Sonos is selling refurbished models of its Playbar, the company’s biggest and best-sounding soundbar, for $150 off. The normally $699 soundbar can be bought for $549 right now on Sonos’s website. — Tucker Bowe

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Red Wing Pecos Boots
Save 44%: Red Wing made a name for itself building work boots for farmers and factory employees in the Upper Midwest, but the company also had an office in Dallas that opened in the early 1920s. To serve the Texas market — where men preferred pull-on riding boots — Red Wing developed its own version of this style in the ’30s. By the ’50s, it had refined the style and given it the name of a small Texas town: Pecos. And while the boots were developed in the rugged West, they quickly became a favorite across the country due to their simple silhouette, comfortable fit and field-tested durability.

Now at Nordstrom Rack, you can save 44 percent on a pair of iconic Red Wing Pecos boots. The pull-on style is modeled on a roper boot with a shorter heel, designed to handle a day of walking. Available in both Sand and Olive rough-out leather, the hard-wearing style will serve you for years to come — and now it costs as little as $180. — John Zientek

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Case Knives Mini Trapper Pocket Knife
Save 36%: It might be hard to imagine that a small, simple pocket knife like Case’s Mini Trapper could be collectible — especially when you can find other similar blades adorned with gems and bone — but it’s true. That’s thanks to Case Knives’s century-plus long history of crafting in the United States, as well as its orderly system of stamping each of its knives with a logo accompanied by small dots and Xs that denote the year in which it was produced. It’s a subtle detail that adds an element of time to a favorite blade and, for those with a mind to collect, a way to tell the difference between two knives born decades apart.

Just starting your Case Knives collection? The Mini Trapper, a model that’s characterized by two blades that are both under three inches in length, one a clip point and the other a spey point, is on sale at Huckberry with a synthetic yellow handle for 36 percent off, which brings it down to just $32. — Tanner Bowden

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UE Wonderboom 2
Save $20: Ultimate Ears released the Wonderboom 2, its smallest portable Bluetooth speaker, just a few weeks ago — and it’s already on sale. Normally $100, you can snag one from Best Buy or Amazon in a variety of different colors for just $80. It’s a pretty good deal considering the fact that some publications, such as 9to5Toys, have called the Wonderboom 2 “this summer’s best Bluetooth speaker.” — Tucker Bowe

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High-End Sunglasses
Save 50%: Mr Porter consistently deals out some of the best stuff money can buy, from handmade footwear to fine Italian knits to ultra-limited pieces from the world’s top designers. Today you can get some of the best sunglasses on the market for 50 percent less than their usual cost, putting them in the same price range as the old beater shades you’ve had knocking around in your glovebox. If you want to upgrade to a pair of shades from Brioni, Cutler and Gross or Native Sons, your number’s being called — check out our picks below, or shop all Mr Porter’s sale eyewear to find your perfect pair. — John Zientek

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Timex X Todd Snyder Blackjack Watch
Save Almost 30%: We were enthusiastic about the “Blackjack” watch when it first debuted, but in case you need a refresher, this is a sleek, automotive-inspired timepiece with cool “roulette wheel” dial done up in black and white, a black-finished case, 50m of water resistance, a quartz movement and a black Nato strap. The watch generally retails for only $138, but right now, you can nab it for just $99. — Oren Hartov

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Seiko SNN241 Chronograph Watch
Save 54%: Get the Seiko SNN241 chronograph for just $99. Featuring a 42.6mm steel case with Japanese quartz movement and 100m of water resistance, it’s a great everyday wearer for the summer — just don’t try to to take it diving. — Oren Hartov


Insane Sale on Motorcycle Helmets Is Still Going On
Save Up to 50%: The gear you wear when you ride can literally save your skin, so it’s worth investing a little extra to make sure you’re protected as well as possible. 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. — Bryan Campbell


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5 Protein Powders Top Fitness Trainers Swear By
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2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe Review: Cutting the Right Corners
2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe Review: Cutting the Right Corners

Porsche's newest crossover may stretch the definition of "coupe," but don't hold that against it.

The 10 Most Expensive Headphones That Are Actually Worth Buying
The 10 Most Expensive Headphones That Are Actually Worth Buying

With so many expensive headphones flooding the market, how do you know which pair makes sense for you?

These Are the Best Bourbon Whiskeys of the Year, According to More than 40 Judges
These Are the Best Bourbon Whiskeys of the Year, According to More than 40 Judges

Every year, a team of more than 40 spirits experts tries, compares and ultimately judges hundreds of bourbon whiskeys. These are their picks for 2019.

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