July 24, 2019

Today in Gear: Snap Up These Better Fitting Dress Shirts, Gorgeous New Motorcycle Helmets & More


July 24, 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.


Enro has been making top of the line dress shirts for 100 years. But, you’d be forgiven if you hadn’t run across the shirts yourself, because until recently you could only find these gems in men’s specialty stores. Now, Enro’s perfectly fitted shirts are available online through its own website. With serious quality construction, forever flat seams that will never pucker and high fiber count fabrics, Enro ensures a made-to-measure fit without the measuring. The new Dynamic Fit uses 14 points of measurement reference — for comparison, the industry standard is eight points of measurement — which means it is shaped better and as close to custom as you can get off the rack. You also don’t have to worry about heating up the iron, as all Enro shirts are made with its second-generation non-iron technology that will keep your shirt crisp right out of the washing machine. With plenty of patterns and fabrics to choose from, you will be sure to find a shirt or two that fits your style. Right now you can snap up two Enro shirts for 25 percent off, three for 30 percent and four for 35 percent — so why not fill the closet.

New & Noteworthy Releases

What’s It Like to Ride in Porsche’s All-Electric Tesla Fighter on a Race Track?
What’s It Like to Ride in Porsche’s All-Electric Tesla Fighter on a Race Track?

Even from the passenger's seat, being tossed around a racetrack in Porche's all-electric Taycan prototype reveals plenty about the highly-anticipated sedan.

Grand Seiko’s New Limited-Edition GMT Watch Is Icy Cool
Grand Seiko’s New Limited-Edition GMT Watch Is Icy Cool

The new Spring Drive SBGE249 watch from Grand Seiko expands on the cult popularity of the "Snowflake" with the addition of a GMT function.

The Surprising Secret Ingredient in the 2020 Olympic Medals
The Surprising Secret Ingredient in the 2020 Olympic Medals

The games will give new life to old tech.

This Is the Best Multi-Tool You Can Buy Right Now
This Is the Best Multi-Tool You Can Buy Right Now

Our Editor's Pick for the best multi-tool you can buy right now is the Leatherman Free P2.

Drooling Over This Gorgeous New Motorcycle Helmet? Thank BMW
Drooling Over This Gorgeous New Motorcycle Helmet? Thank BMW

London-based Hedon is teaming up with BMW Motorrad for a line of new lids inspired by the classic colors of Beemers past and present.

The Perfect MacBook Pro Accessory for the On-the-Road Photographer
The Perfect MacBook Pro Accessory for the On-the-Road Photographer

The portable USB-C hub is designed to work with the latest MacBook Pros.


Fresh Deals

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Seiko Prospex PADI Diver
Save $185: 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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Persol Sunglasses
Save up to 71%: If you’ve been waiting to invest in an iconic pair of Persol sunglasses, Nordstrom Rack has a deal for you. Right now, you can save 71 percent on three different Italian-made Persols: the Aviator, the Round and the Sartoria models. Normally $350, these shades are now just $100 while supplies last. — John Zientek

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Marathon General Purpose Quartz
Save 20%: Right now, you can take 20% off the quartz-powered date version of the General Purpose field watch on Huckberry, which has been discounted from $400 down to $320. The General Purpose field watch features tritium tube illumination on the hands and a 34mm case. While this may sound small by modern standards, the watch wears extremely well and its 12mm depth offsets somewhat the smaller width. — Oren Hartov

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Naglev Unico Hiking Shoe
Save $57: A pair of handmade hiking boots can cost as much as $750, but right now there’s a pair made by a small Italian brand called Naglev available for $173, which is 25 percent off its regular price of $230. Before you discount that as small change, know that the shoe, called the Unico Hiker, is unlike any other hiking shoe available (it’s also on our list of the best hiking boots available).

Naglev is based in the Alps, where outdoor footwear was invented, and it created the Unico to function as a middle ground between a hiking boot and a trail running sneaker. It calls to mind approach shoes (sturdy, low-cut hiking shoes typically used by rock climbers who face long treks through technical terrain on the way to a climb), but it’s built much differently. The upper is made of one single piece of Kevlar fabric — yes, the same stuff used to make body armor — and its inside is lined with a sock-like wool liner. This construction creates a remarkably durable shoe that’s unexpectedly comfortable, and entirely unique. — Tanner Bowden


Adirondack Chairs
Save 54%: On July 18, 1905, summer porch-sitting royalty was born. Officially invented by one Harry Bunnell, the Adirondack chair was described at the time as “a new and useful Improvement in Chairs” in its patent. The improvement was Bunnell’s want to be relaxed as hell.

The chair was designed to require the sitter to lean back, kick their feet up and made it intentionally challenging to remove themselves from the seat. More than 100 years later, Bunnell’s chair still kicks ass. Today on Sierra Trading Post, get Aspen Brand’s collapsible take on it for 54 percent off the sticker price. — Will Price

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Orient Ray II Dive Watch
Save 60%: Legible, water-resistant to 200m, topped with a mineral crystal, and packing an automatic movement with 40 hours of power reserve, the Orient Ray II is a handsome and highly wearable diver with a 41.5mm case. Its retail price of $335 is a pretty good value to begin with. But right now, you can get it on a bracelet with choices of dial colors for just $129. There are also options on a rubber strap for $5 less and a very cool all-black version for just $35 more. — Oren Hartov


Bell Race Star Helmets
Save Up to 50%: Bell’s Race Star helmet is a dynamite motorcycle lid for anyone who plans on hitting the track or back roads with verve. (Or at least wants other riders to think they’re hitting the pavement with verve.) Made with a carbon fiber 3K Carbon Shell to minimize weight, the Race Star doesn’t sacrifice offers protection at the altar of lightness; it meets or goes beyond Snell M2015 and DOT certifications, and packs a three-layer Flex Impact Liner to deal with crashes at any speeds. It’s been tested in wind tunnels to make sure the air flows over it with minimal fuss, while the Panovision viewport offers better visibility in all directions compared with Bell helmets past. And, of course, it just looks sweet.

Right now, thanks to a closeout deal over at Revzilla, you can pick up several variants of the Bell Race Star for massive savings — as much as 50 percent off on certain models. But there is, however, a catch: These sales are only available on small and extra-small helmets. If you need a bigger lid, you’ll probably want to look elsewhere; but if you’re cursed/blessed with a tiny head, well, today’s your lucky day. — Will Sabel Courtney

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Outerknown Clothing and Accessories
Save up to 60%: California-based clothing brand Outerknown makes some of our favorite wardrobe staples. Its laid back threads are easy to integrate into your daily wardrobe and will quickly become the first things you reach for in the morning. Now during the brand’s Summer Sale, you can save up to 60 percent on a huge selection of clothing. Pick from shirts, pants, shorts and more — deals start at just $9. — John Zientek


Lululemon Sale
Save 20%: Lululemon made too many shorts, tees, tanks and a plethora of other gym-approved apparel, so that means it’s time for a sale. All of the best gym and running shorts of 2019 are up to 20 percent off. T.H.E. Short is our favorite for training and CrossFit, while shorter lengths (think 5- or 7-inch) are ideal for summer runs. And if you’re more of a gym workout guy, specifically Barry’s Bootcamp, be sure to check out the special collection the team launched this week sold at Barry’s. You can stock up on tanks and shorts that are perfect for running and lifting weights. Shop the sale and the new gear today. — Meg Lappe


Bestech BG06 Kendo G-10 Series Knife Sale
Save 40%: Right now, you can grab this Japanese-inspired knife for just $39. The Bestech BG06 Kendo G-10 series is down $26 from its original $65. With a D2 tool steel blade and a tanto blade style, it’s like having a small Japanese sword in your pocket. A ball bearing system makes for a satisfying opening when you press on the flipper. The smooth non-slip handle comes in three colors: black, green or beige. You can shop the knife at Drop.com today and make this mini-sword your EDC— Meg Lappe


Today on Gear Patrol

You’re Smoking Meat All Wrong (Yes, You)
You’re Smoking Meat All Wrong (Yes, You)

Contrary to what your dad told you, more smoke does not mean better barbeque.

These 5 Tour de France Lessons Can Help You Ride Faster Today
These 5 Tour de France Lessons Can Help You Ride Faster Today

Even if you aren't a super fan, there's a lot we can all learn from the gear and nutrition pro riders use.

This Navy SEAL-Inspired Home Gym Delivers Huge Gains in a Small Package
This Navy SEAL-Inspired Home Gym Delivers Huge Gains in a Small Package

But does it work in an NYC apartment?

Aether Apparel Divide Motorcycle Touring Gear Review: Style for the Long Haul
Aether Apparel Divide Motorcycle Touring Gear Review: Style for the Long Haul

Aether's new jacket and pants bring undertstated style to the motorcycle touring world.

The $200 Headphones That Punch Way Above Their Weight
The $200 Headphones That Punch Way Above Their Weight

If you want audiophile-grade headphones that work well with your smartphone and don't need a separate headphone amplifier — get these.

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