July 22, 2019

Today In Gear: A New All-Black Seiko, the Cadillac Escalade Could Get an Electric Powertrain & More


July 22, 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

This All-Black, Affordable Seiko Dive Watch Is a Rugged Beast
This All-Black, Affordable Seiko Dive Watch Is a Rugged Beast

The Seiko Prospex SRPD29 gets a special black-ion treatment and is being offered as a U.S.-exclusive watch.

Cadillac Might Be Building a 400-Mile Range Electric Escalade
Cadillac Might Be Building a 400-Mile Range Electric Escalade

The fifth generation of the Cadillac Escalade will come for the 2021 model year, with one of the three powertrain options being fully electric with a range of 400 miles.

A Company You’ve Never Heard of Is Bottling Some of the Oldest Whiskeys in the World
A Company You’ve Never Heard of Is Bottling Some of the Oldest Whiskeys in the World

The oldest-aged whiskey being bottled in the US isn't Pappy.

This Badass Jeep Wrangler Was Customized by Auto Shop Students
This Badass Jeep Wrangler Was Customized by Auto Shop Students

More than $15,000 in aftermarket modifications, and it's up for auction for a good cause.

This Adorable Vest Will Save Your Dog’s Life
This Adorable Vest Will Save Your Dog’s Life

Keep Fido safe in any body of water.

One of Our Favorite Running Brands Just Made Hiking Shoes We’ll Wear Every Day
One of Our Favorite Running Brands Just Made Hiking Shoes We’ll Wear Every Day

Altra, a company known for its unique, award-winning trail and road running shoes, just launched two low-cut hiking shoes.

Celebrate the Moon Landing With These Lunar Knives
Celebrate the Moon Landing With These Lunar Knives

Bulk up your knife collection with blades that are out of this world.


Fresh Deals


Urban EDC Supply Companion Wallet
Save 10%: The new Urban EDC Supply Companion Wallet is as minimalist as you can get. Embracing maximum simplicity, the wallet shares the same design language as the brand’s Urban Organizers, meaning it is engineered to do the most with the least. Made in several configurations — and in three leather choices — the wallet will pair with any carry out there. Every detail and every component serves a purpose, with no extra space or superfluous features, to make the most versatile wallet that’s slim, sleek and stylish. The Urban Companion Wallet comes with two to four slots for your gear, cards, cash and tools. Depending on what you carry, your wallet can be best configured to even fit a small flashlight or utility blade. You can grab one of the Urban EDC Supply Urban Companion Wallets for 10% off right now for the next 48 hours, with the code GearCompanion. — Gear Patrol


Target Patio Furniture Sale
Save up to 30%: Target plays designer pretty well. The mega-retailer is home to a shocking number of decent-looking, wallet-sensitive homewares, which includes its in-house range of outdoor furniture and patio items. And it’s all marked down up to 30 percent right now. — Will Price

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Gerber Jukebox Pocket Knife
Save 23%: Of all the reasons to buy a knife — size, steel quality, price and the rest — looks, beauty, often rises to the top. And it should. It’s okay to be vain when purchasing a tool that you plan to carry daily, to match it to your watch or wallet or to go in the opposite direction with something bizarre and unconventional. Gerber’s folding Jukebox might fit into either of those categories, and despite that it just came out this summer, it’s already on sale for 23 percent off.

The Jukebox’s 2.7-inch blade, which Gerber designed as an homage to the straight razors used by barbers, is accompanied by a distinct acrylic resin handle that comes in either tortoiseshell or marble. It has an extended flipper tab that creates a unique opening action and an integrated liner lock to hold it closed. These features, along with its sheepsfoot blade, ensure that it remains highly functional despite its overt showiness. The Jukebox doesn’t just go with the keys in your pocket; pair it with a bottle of Old Forester, vintage Ray-Bans, a custom Fender guitar or an Indian motorcycle. — Tanner Bowden

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Orient Bambino Automatic Dress Watch
Save 53%: The Orient Bambino is a stalwart low-cost favorite amongst many watch enthusiasts for pairing an automatic, hacking and hand winding-capable movement with a clean, vintage-inspired design. You also get a nicely domed dial and crystal, and a date at 3 o’clock, all at a relatively low price. Drop currently has 5 different versions of the Bambino on sale starting at $139 with a couple of gold-toned iterations for just $10 more. — Oren Hartov

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Sneakers Under $70
Save up to 30%: Now during Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale, you can save up to 30 percent on a bunch of classic sneakers. For less than $70, you can pick up great options from Nike, Adidas, Vans and more. There are plenty of sizes still available, but act fast — deals like these won’t be around long. — John Zientek


Patagonia Black Hole Duffel Sale
Save 25%: If you’ve never heard of Patagonia’s Black Hole duffel bags, you’ve likely spotted one in an airport, foreign train station or strapped to the roof of an overlander. Patagonia built the weather-resistant and sturdy bags to last decades with a rugged TPU-laminated ripstop nylon. They also include removable backpack straps that make carrying one a breeze, even when it’s fully loaded.

The 60-liter version is arguably the most versatile size; it’s big enough to pack everything you’ll need for a weekend or a week, and it still fits into the overhead bins on planes. We’ve put this bag through its paces on all kinds of adventures, from a ski weekend in Vermont to a month-long trip to Ecuador. It’s one of the best rugged duffel bags available, and right now it’s also 25 percent off at Backcountry in nearly every volume.

And, if you need something even easier to carry than a backpack strap-equipped duffel, Patagonia thought to use its Black Hole construction to make a wheeled suitcase. It comes with a 70-liter capacity that you can pack to the brim without worrying whether you’ll be able to get all your gear from A to B. This bag is also 25 percent off. — Tanner Bowden

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Todd Snyder Camp Shorts
Save 41%: If you’re still searching for some great shorts to keep you cool this summer, head over to Todd Snyder today. Right now, the brand’s Italian Corduroy Camp Shorts are 41 percent off. Available in three versatile colors, these shorts have patch pockets and a 9-inch inseam. They’re casual, comfortable and may be the ultimate warm-weather shorts. If you’re into the style, act fast — they’re $69 off and will sell quickly. — John Zientek

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Seiko Prospex PADI Diver
Save $179: Powered by the cal. V157 quartz movement, the PADI special edition features a 47mm case, Hardlex mineral crystal, date display, Lumibright-coated hands and markers, and a unidirectional rotating dive bezel. It’s water-resistant to 200m and features a screw-down crown and case back. Once fully charged, the power reserve on the V157 movement lasts roughly 10 months. If mechanical watches aren’t your thing, then this PADI special edition could be your water watch this summer. — Oren Hartov

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Iconic Ray-Ban Sunglasses
Save up to 68%: Right now, Nordstrom Rack is selling three Italian-made Ray-Ban frames for 68 percent off the normal retail price — they cost as little as $60. You have options including both polarized and non-polarized lenses, and black and Havana acetate frames. Choose from Wayfarers, round frames and throw-back ’80s aviators — but act fast because these deals will be gone soon. — John Zientek

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Fender Custom Shop Black Moon Telecaster
Save $2,000: The Fender Custom Shop Black Moon Telecaster features a 5a quilted maple top that’s carved to a 50-inch radius. The instrument — finished with transparent black nitrocellulose lacquer — features a 2-piece ash body with a carved neck heel, a quartersawn 22-fret maple neck with a modern C profile and a compound-radius ebony fingerboard with sterling silver “hollow dot” position inlays. Unlike traditional Teles, this guitar has two EVH Wolfgang humbuckers (the neck pickup has a push/pull coil split), a vintage-style Strat hardtail bridge and Schaller NOS tuners.

Originally listed for $8,000, this one-of-a-kind guitar is now 25 percent off and costs $6,000. If you’re looking for a truly unique Tele from a world-class builder, this is definitely worth considering — and if you’re in New York City and are contemplating the purchase, you can stop by Guitar Center and play it yourself. — John Zientek


Today on Gear Patrol

The Complete Guide to Bose Headphones: Which Are Right for You?
The Complete Guide to Bose Headphones: Which Are Right for You?

From the brand new Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 to AirPod competitors, Bose makes a helluva lot of high-quality headphones. Which should you buy?

What Does It Mean for a Mechanical Watch to Be “Swiss Made?”
What Does It Mean for a Mechanical Watch to Be “Swiss Made?”

Are all Swiss watches really 100% made in Switzerland? We go over the realities governing what constitutes "Swiss Made."

2019 BMW M2 Competition Review: Ma Deuce Picks Up More Firepower
2019 BMW M2 Competition Review: Ma Deuce Picks Up More Firepower

The M2 Competition now comes standard with the same engine as the larger M4. Is there any reason left to buy the bigger Bimmer?

8 Lightweight Gym Bag Grooming Essentials
8 Lightweight Gym Bag Grooming Essentials

From Living Proof, Harry's, Marlowe and more.

This Perfect Classic Defender Is Actually Brand-New From the Ground Up
This Perfect Classic Defender Is Actually Brand-New From the Ground Up

Off-roading in a $125K Land Rover Defender, Smithey Ironware's carbon steel skillet, neuropriming headphones and Bob Kramer's latest knife.

How the Omega Speedmaster Beat NASA Torture Tests and Went to the Moon
How the Omega Speedmaster Beat NASA Torture Tests and Went to the Moon

To mark 50 years since the Moon landings, we discuss the history of the Apollo Program and Omega's partnership with NASA.

10 Bike Racks that Blend Seamlessly Into Your Home
10 Bike Racks that Blend Seamlessly Into Your Home

City bikes need a place to rest inside -- enter the indoor bike rack.

The Essentials from Huckberry That Will Make Your Summer
The Essentials from Huckberry That Will Make Your Summer

From the perfect shades or the shoes that will stop your dogs from barking, these are the things that the Huckberry crew don't leave home.

The Beach Ready Sneaker You Need on Your Feet
The Beach Ready Sneaker You Need on Your Feet

The Huaka?i L? which roughly translates to "journey, lace" in Hawaiian, is OluKai's handsome sneaker that can go anywhere without an issue.

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