July 2, 2019

Today in Gear: The Perfect Overlanding Land Cruiser, a Special-Edition Speedmaster & More


July 2, 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

We May Have Just Learned New Secrets About the Next Land Rover Defender
We May Have Just Learned New Secrets About the Next Land Rover Defender

Two new leaks may have revealed both the new Defender's front end and the off-roader's model lineup.

A Champion Barista Designed a Pour-Over Coffee Brewer for the Rest of Us
A Champion Barista Designed a Pour-Over Coffee Brewer for the Rest of Us

Stefanos Domatiotis is one of the world's best pour-over coffee technicians. He made a pour-over brewer so everybody else can keep up.

This Tent-Topped Toyota Land Cruiser Is Perfect for Overlanding on the Cheap
This Tent-Topped Toyota Land Cruiser Is Perfect for Overlanding on the Cheap

Want a cheap and easy way into the overlanding life? This '96 Land Cruiser comes tailor-made for your off-road camping fantasies.

This Blacked-Out Dive Watch Is Completely Unique, and Completely Unavailable
This Blacked-Out Dive Watch Is Completely Unique, and Completely Unavailable

Tudor introduces the first of its popular Black Bay dive watches to feature a ceramic case for the charity auction Only Watch 2019.

4 <I>Different</I> Animals Combined to Make This Incredible Sweater From Patagonia
4 Different Animals Combined to Make This Incredible Sweater From Patagonia

Karukinka is a new brand based in one of Chile's southernmost towns. Its new performance sweater is currently funding on Kickstarter.

The Last Electric Bike You’ll Ever Need Is Here
The Last Electric Bike You’ll Ever Need Is Here

The Juiced Bikes CrossCurrent 2 offers a potent combo of power and price.

Omega Partnered with The Metropolitan Museum on this New Speedmaster
Omega Partnered with The Metropolitan Museum on this New Speedmaster

The new First Speedmaster in Space: The Met Edition is based on a reference from 1962 worn by astronaut Wally Schirra.


Fresh Deals


Panasonic ER-GB80-S Beard Trimmer
Save 40%: If you needed an excuse to get on top of your grooming routine, the looming onset of beach season might do the trick. And for trimming anything from your beard to your back hair, it helps to have the right tool for the job. Enter the Panasonic ER-GB80-S, an electric trimmer with a waterproof design (yes, that means you can run it under the tap to rinse it out). The trimmer boasts a whopping 50 minutes of run time plus 39 different trim settings, adjustable in half-millimeter increments from just 0.5mm up to 20mm. The trimmer typically goes for $100, but thanks to a special Amazon deal, you can get yours today for just $59. — John Zientek

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August Smart Lock Pro
Save $64: In our recent smart lock buying guide, we named the August Smart Lock Pro as the best overall smart lock — and right now it’s on sale. The normally $280 smart lock is currently $64 off. It’s a pretty good deal for anybody that wants to buy a smart lock, considering it’s easy to install and works with August’s and Nest’s line of smart home products (both of which are extremely popular). The Smart Lock Pro can work with Alexa, Google Assistant or Siri, meaning you can use voice commands to lock and unlock your door. — Tucker Bowe

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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

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The Best Fourth of July Sales
Varies: We’re rounded up the best Fourth of July sales you should be making the most of to celebrate America’s birthday this week. — Gear Patrol


Lodge 4-Piece Cast Iron Set
Save 24%: Lodge’s four-piece cast iron set is for those who’ve caught the cast iron cooking bug but lack the cast iron cooking wallet. Discounted about 25 percent off today, the set includes at 10.25-inch skillet, a Dutch oven and a griddle for $70. That’s cheaper than any single, standard-sized skillet from boutique cast-iron cookware brands launched in the last few years. The whole set is made in Lodge’s South Pittsburgh, Tennessee facility and comes pre-seasoned with vegetable oil and ready to use out of the box. This is the lowest price the set has ever been listed at. — Will Price

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Vans Sneakers
Save up to 48%: If you’re in need of some new sneakers for the warm-weather months, head over to Todd Snyder today. Right now, you can save 30 percent on a bunch of iconic styles from Vans. Choose from slip-on and lace-up styles in a range of colors — prices start at just $29. — John Zientek

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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 one home. — John Zientek

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Seiko SRPB55 Dive Watch
Save 34%: Many watch enthusiasts cut their teeth on mechanical Seiko dive watches because they are some of the best values in the watch industry. Take, for example, this Prospex SRPB55 “Samurai.” It’s has a full 200-meter depth rating (meeting ISO’s standard for divers), an in-house automatic movement, a waffle-textured dial and a case with a black ion finish. Yet you can get all of this for just $525 — except right now on Amazon, the watch is selling at a 34 percent discount, meaning you can get this hard-hitting diver for only $345. — Oren Hartov

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Wolverine Boots
Save 40%: If you’ve been meaning to invest in a new pair of boots but haven’t found the right pair, Wolverine is currently making a compelling case for its hard-wearing styles. The Michigan-based brand is now offering 40 percent off a bunch of boots: choose from American-made lace-up styles including the iconic 1000 Mile boot and the go-anywhere Montague Boot boot. Many sizes are currently available, but with such a substantial discount, they won’t be for long. — John Zientek

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Julbo Vermont Classic Sunglasses
Save $61: Mountain-inspired sunglasses with shields on the temples and bridge are common today — you can get a pair for $89 from Sunski or for more than $500 from Vuarnet — but in 1950, when the French company Julbo released its Vermont glacier glasses, they were cutting-edge. Julbo aimed to provide mountain climbers with sufficient protection against the intense light in the high snowy and icy environments (UV rays bounce off these reflective surfaces and cause snow blindness).

Seven decades later, Julbo maintains that intention, and while it now uses polycarbonates and wrap-around designs to make lightweight sunglasses for use at high altitudes, the Vermont continues to justify itself in function and, with its iconic mountain aesthetic, style too. Julbo recently re-released the sunglasses, which are now dubbed the Vermont Classic, and right now they’re on sale at Drop for $61 off. — Tanner Bowden


Otterbox Elevation 64 Growler
Save 30%: We talk a lot about the importance of staying hydrated, and it is critical, especially during hot, humid summer days. However, some liquid storage products are ideal for carrying other types of beverages, too. Consider the growler, the ultimate vessel for toting one of man’s greatest inventions: beer.

Many breweries offer the opportunity to take home samples not just in bottles and cans, but in 64 oz. growler form. And they’ll gladly fill yours up if you bring your own. That’s four true pints, more than enough to socialize with, that’ll stay cold for days in the right unit. Our current fave: Otterbox’s Elevation 64, currently on sale for $49, 30 percent off its $70 retail price.

Right now you can score this stainless steel deal as well as 20 to 30 percent off select models of the Elevation 10-, 16-, 20- and 28-oz. tumblers. Click around for the discounts and remember to, ahem, stay hydrated. — Steve Mazzucchi

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Vizio 2019 4K TVs
Save up to $500: Vizio is discounting most of its 2019 4K smart TVs for the 4th of July, including its P-Series Quantum X, the company’s best and brightest 4K TV ever. Since Vizio makes what are arguably the best affordable 4K TVs you can buy, the fact that its new TVs (which were just released in the last few months) are already on sale — that’s pretty exciting. In addition to deals on the P-Series Quantum X, Vizio is also discounting its other high-end and midrange lines of P-Series Quantum and M-Series Quantum, respectively. — Tucker Bowe



Dainese Harrison Leather Jacket
Save 40%: Generally speaking, fashion-forward motorcycle jackets tend to be fairly useless against the elements, and they generally don’t offer much in the way of real protection against skids and spills. That’s where the Dainese Harrison leather jacket breaks from the mold, however. Its stylish four-pocket design and hand-dyed leather outer construction offer the look of a stereotypical all-form-no-function jacket, but hidden underneath the shoulders and elbows lies functional Pro-Shape Armor. There’s even a pocket in the back to accommodate a Dainese back protector. In addition to protection from impacts, the Harrison jacket also comes with a quilted thermal liner to keep out the wind chill when cruising down the road.
This is one of Dainese’s top-tier jackets, normally retailing for $800 — so being able to buy it for $320 cheaper than that price, as you can right now at Revzilla, pretty much counts on a steal. — Bryan Campbell


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