July 19, 2019

Today In Gear: A Backpack That’s Basically a Mobile Office, the All-New 2020 Corvette Revealed & More


July 19, 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.


Our livelihoods and passions increasingly rely on the tech hardware we pack. And how to pack your computer, charger, hard drive, more chargers and tablet is a constant conundrum. First released by Incase in 2014, the Icon Backpack is a mobile office. Designed with a focus on the needs of the commuting creative, the Icon is a truly intentional, tech-optimized backpack with integrated comfort features, intelligent storage and organization for a litany of tech — MacBook, iPad, iPhone and accessories included. The Icon even has space for documents, since not everything can live solely in the digital world. The result of Incase’s precise design is a pack ready to take on the rugged demands of a life on your back, all while keeping your tech safe. In short, the Icon backpack is the pinnacle of organization and functionality, and right now, you can grab one for 20 percent off when you use the code INC-GEAR20.

New & Noteworthy Releases

Meet the All-New, Entirely Different 2020 Chevrolet Corvette
Meet the All-New, Entirely Different 2020 Chevrolet Corvette

The eighth-generation Corvette throws six decades of tradition out the window by moving the engine behind the driver.

Grand Seiko’s Sporty New GMT Watch Is Swanky and Drool-Worthy
Grand Seiko’s Sporty New GMT Watch Is Swanky and Drool-Worthy

The new Grand Seiko Sport Spring Drive GMT SBGE248 is a luxury sport watch with handy complication and unique gold/blue colorway.

This Limited-Edition Land Cruiser Has a Red Wing Leather Interior
This Limited-Edition Land Cruiser Has a Red Wing Leather Interior

Menswear designer Todd Snyder's take on the iconic FJ43.

Did <i>Lexus</i> Just Create the Perfect Overlanding Rig?
Did Lexus Just Create the Perfect Overlanding Rig?

The Lexus GXOR Concept turns the aging-yet-capable Land Cruiser Prado-Based GX460 into one of the coolest overlanders we've ever seen.

One of Our Favorite Running Brands Just Launched Your New Favorite Shades
One of Our Favorite Running Brands Just Launched Your New Favorite Shades

District Vision's latest drop is super lightweight and features a shape both cyclists and runners will love.

Believe It or Not, These Pumas Are as Technical as They Are Colorful
Believe It or Not, These Pumas Are as Technical as They Are Colorful

The new LQDCELL Optic Sheer sneakers pack a rainbow of fruit flavors — and workout-friendly features, too.

This Is a More Affordable Version of a Classic Military Chronograph Watch
This Is a More Affordable Version of a Classic Military Chronograph Watch

Tutima Glashütte's M2 Coastline continues the legacy of the NATO Chronograph in a more accessible package.

The One Wallet You Should Carry Just Got Better
The One Wallet You Should Carry Just Got Better

The magicians over at Pioneer Carry launched a brand new design and two fresh colorways. Find your new favorite EDC item, only at the Gear Patrol Store.


Fresh Deals

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Adidas x Missoni Ultra Boost Sneakers
Save $100: If you’re looking for a wildly cool summer sneaker, head over to Need Supply Co. today. Currently, you can pick up a pair of Adidas x Missoni Ultra Boost Clima sneakers on sale. The style features a Climacool Primeknit upper with Missoni’s iconic space-dying pattern, a sock-like collar and a co-branded tongue tag. And for additional visual interest, it has a mismatched 3-Stripes medial cage.

Function doesn’t suffer and the style has a knit heel cup, Torsion System, Boost midsole and Continental rubber outsole. Available in sizes 7 to 12, the silhouette comes in three colors and is now $100 cheaper than list price. So if you’re in the market for a new sneaker, don’t sleep on this — sizes will sell quickly. — John Zientek


AmazonBasics Kettlebell Sale
Save 40%: Kettlebells are a lifetime purchase — once you buy them, they’ll likely outlast you and your workouts. They’re an alternative to those pricey gym memberships, considering you can upgrade your home gym with just one KB. And when you realize that these essential fitness tools can be affordable, like AmazonBasics’ kettlebells, your home gym will be locked and loaded. Today, the AmazonBasics kettlebells are currently on sale for up to 27-percent off.

Crossfit has helped bolster kettlebells’ reputation as a must-have gym item and a dynamic alternative to dumbbells. They can be used to increase the results of rows, deadlifts and squats, and a properly-executed kettlebell swing can increase strength, speed and explosiveness. All this from a hunk of iron with a handle attached. AmazonBasics makes its kettlebells from cast iron and coats them in enamel for a smooth feel and appearance. Given that some kettlebells can cost as much as $200, it’s a considerable deal — Amazon’s kettlebells range from ten to 60 pounds and cost as little as $15. –Meg Lappe

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Levi’s Denim Essentials
Save up to 75%: If you’ve been waiting for a chance to stock up on some solid wardrobe basics, head over to Levi’s today. Currently, you can save up to 75 percent on a huge range of clothing at the Premium Warehouse Sale. Choose from jeans, jackets, tees and more — the prices are hard to beat. — John Zientek

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Seiko 5 Automatic Field Watch
Save 14%: Realistically, Seiko 5 watches rarely sell for retail, and the prices they effectively trade at are pretty damn low already. However, the SNK805, a sort of prototypical Seiko 5, is currently on sale for just $68, which is even less than it’s typical absurdly low price of seventy-something bucks. The SNK805 features a 37mm case, automatic Seiko movement with day-date display, a green dial and matching nylon strap and 30m of water resistance. With its mid-size case and military-inspired look, this Seiko 5 is the perfect summer “beater watch,” and at this price, it’s hard to argue against it. — Oren Hartov

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Breedlove Pursuit Exotic Concert CE Acoustic Guitar
Save $200: Founded in 1990, Oregon-based Breedlove makes a range of high-end guitars designed for discerning players. Just look at the Pursuit Exotic Concert CE. It features a solid myrtlewood top, back and sides in Breedlove’s original body shape, and an African ebony fretboard and bridge. Myrtlewood is the brand’s most-used tonewood — it has the best tonal elements of rosewood, mahogany and maple — and grows along Oregon’s Pacific coast.

Designed for players, this guitar includes top-tier L.R. Baggs EAS electronics and a pinless bridge for easy string changes. And, the hand-rubbed, semi-gloss neck has a slim profile that is appropriate for many hand sizes. To top it off, the guitar features subtle neck inlays, a simple rosette and a tasteful binding.

Normally priced at a very fair $750, the Stage Series Concert E now costs just $550. That’s almost too good to be true, so if it catches your eye, act fast — savings like this won’t be around long. — John Zientek


Barebones Exclusive Woodsman Set
Save $25: Perhaps nothing is more frustrating than trying to do a tough job with the wrong tool, and that’s especially true in the outdoors, where getting that job done may mean the difference between a lively fire pit and wrapping yourself in every available garment to stay warm. Thankfully, Huckberry is selling the Barebones Exclusive Woodsman Set, featuring a Field Hatchet and Ultimate Tool, for $25 off. The hatchet boasts a four-inch blade of heavy-duty carbon steel, perfect for splitting wood. Meanwhile, the tool’s nearly 7-inch blade has both straight and serrated edges, ideal for tackling all kinds of cutting and sawing tasks. Together they present a formidable backwoods combination — one that ensures you’ll never be left out in the cold. –Steve Mazzucchi


Schuberth C4 Spark
Save 53%: Riding a motorcycle is a delight for the senses, but it can grow a little weary on the ears after a while. Between the roar of the wind rushing past and the drone of the engine, it doesn’t take long for the sounds of a ride to push into the irritation zone — or even start to cause causing hearing damage.

Of course, a good helmet can help offset those potentially-deafening noises. And right now, one of the quietest helmets on the market today—the Schuberth C4 Spark Helmet—is on sale for a massive 53 percent off at RevZilla. — Will Sabel Courtney

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Samsung 4K TVs and Soundbars
Save Up to $1,500: Samsung is currently having a “Black Friday in July” sale where you can snag a pretty good deal on many of its newest TVs and soundbars. You can save up to $1,500 on select QLED 4K TVs and up to $1,000 on the Frame TVs; the best deals on obviously on some of its larger TVs (75-inches and up), but you still score several hundred bucks off a 55- or 65-inch TV. If you’re looking to build out your home theater system as well, you can save up to $300 on Samsung’s latest-and-greatest soundbars. — Tucker Bowe

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Dyson V8
Save $120: Dyson’s discounted back catalog has some of the most impressive vacuums ever known to man. And in 2019, none represents a better balance of price and performance than the three-year-old V8. It boasts plenty of suction (115 airwatts), up to 40 minutes of runtime (seven minutes on full power), a washable HEPA filter and, of course, it comes with Dyson’s legendary warranty. The cherry on top: you can buy the $450 vacuum directly from Dyson for just $330 today. — Jack Seemer


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