July 25, 2019

Today in Gear: An Utterly Cool Vintage Land Cruiser, Trying Out Nike’s New Running Shoe & More


July 25, 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

Hate Running? Try Nike’s Newest Sneaker
Hate Running? Try Nike’s Newest Sneaker

Even those who hate running will find it hard not to love this revolutionary Joyride.

Could This Be the Coolest Vintage Toyota Land Cruiser Ever Made?
Could This Be the Coolest Vintage Toyota Land Cruiser Ever Made?

How do you make an iconic old-school Land Cruiser even better? Well, if you're The FJ Company, you start by adding doors.

This Could Be the Most Collectible Rye Whiskey of the Year
This Could Be the Most Collectible Rye Whiskey of the Year

Get cozy with your local liquor store owner before September. You've been warned.

Win: These Made-in-USA Menswear Staples
Win: These Made-in-USA Menswear Staples

We've partnered with a few of our recommended menswear purveyors to curate a head-to-toe outfit perfect for summer.

This Iconic Chronograph Watch Is Now More Wearable and Legible than Ever
This Iconic Chronograph Watch Is Now More Wearable and Legible than Ever

The newly revamped Carrera Calibre 16 watch improves upon TAG Heuer's longtime flagship model with better sizing and more lume.

Want a Custom Mountain Bike? Buy This Instead
Want a Custom Mountain Bike? Buy This Instead

Adam Sklar is best known for making custom steel and titanium mountain bikes. He just revealed his first stock model.

Your Favorite Boat Shoes Just Got a Wild Update
Your Favorite Boat Shoes Just Got a Wild Update

Five fresh styles.

You’re Invited: An Exclusive Night with Gear Patrol at FILA’s New NYC Pop-Up
You’re Invited: An Exclusive Night with Gear Patrol at FILA’s New NYC Pop-Up

August 7th, link up with the Gear Patrol team and FILA for an exclusive night of tastings and a limited edition watch strap.


Fresh Deals

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Shinola Canfield Watch
Save 33%: If you like the look of a blacked out timepiece but aren’t necessarily into the whole “tactical” thing, then boy, do we have the watch for you. This PVD version of the Shinola Canfield features a 43mm case, Argonite 715 quartz movement, sapphire crystal, date window, coin-edge bezel, handsome grey dial and an American-made leather strap. Best of all, you can nab one for 33% off right now on Nordstrom.com, for a price of $469. — Oren Hartov


Arai Helmets
Save Up to $88: The world of legendary high-end racing apparel isn’t cheap, for plenty of good reasons. But for a limited time, buying an Arai helmet can be a bit more affordable: Right now, Triumph Brooklyn is now offering some of their lineup of Arai helmets at sale pricing.

According to the company’s own website, in 1976, Mitch Arai decided to take his family’s helmet company from an average gear maker into, in his words, “the number one helmet manufacturer in the world.” Arai was passionate about developing the safest helmet possible for racers, because the Arai family also raced. They set out to meet this goal by dedicating development to creating consistent shell strength and shape, as well as focusing on interior lining materials and stitching to better soak up any impending impact. All of this time and dedication to quality and racing culture has cemented Arai in the annals of motorsport over the last 40 years. And now, you can cement one of the company’s DT-X, XD-4 or Signet-X helmets on your head and save up to $88 in the process. — Peter Corn

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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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Goruck MACV-1 Boots
Save 20%: Goruck, a company founded by former US Special Forces soldier Jason McCarthy, is best known for its military-inspired everyday backpacks (its GR1 is our top pick in the category). Last fall, it released its first piece of footwear: the MACV-1, a boot inspired by those worn army operatives during the Vietnam War, updated for modern everyday and travel use.

Goruck designed the MACV-1 to be lightweight and durable with materials like premium full-grain leather, 1000-denier Cordura and a robust footbed. McCarthy enlisted Paul Litchfield, the inventor of the Reebok Pump, and Richard Rice, a Special Forces veteran, to get the boot to the middle ground between modern and military footwear. The boot is currently on sale — for the first time that we’ve seen — for 20 percent off. — Tanner Bowden

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Laid-Back Onia Shorts
Save 85%: If you’ve been looking for some laid-back shorts to pull-on after work or wear on weekend mornings, head over to Nordstrom Rack today. Currently, some very comfy options from Onia are 85 percent off. Choose from a range of colors, but act fast — these $110 are just $17. — John Zientek

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Ray-Ban Wayfarer Sunglasses
Save $98: In the world of sunglasses, it doesn’t get much more iconic than a pair of Ray-Ban Wayfarers. First released in 1956, the design has hardly changed in over half a century. If you’ve been wanting the style, but the list price is more than you want to spend, Nordstrom Rack has you covered; you can get a pair of $178 Wayfarers in either black or Havana for just $80. What’s more, these Italian-made shades also come with polarized lenses to protect your eyes all summer long — hard to beat that. — John Zientek

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Shinola Canfield Over-Ear Headphones
Save a Helluva Lot: When Shinola released its first-ever headphones, the Canfield Over-Ear Headphones, in 2017, they were priced at a hefty $595. Since then, Shinola has gotten out of the headphone market and the only way to find its headphones is through third-party sites — and right now you can get them for pretty cheap. For instance, on Nordstrom Rack they are selling for just $85. That’s a hell of a discount. — Tucker Bowe


Patagonia Nano Puff Water Resistant Jacket
Save 25%: Sure, it’s hot out now, but fall will be here before we know it. So now’s the time to pick up a premium Patagonia jacket at a discount, courtesy of Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale, running through August 4th. A ton of quality items are marked down, but we are most stoked about this Nano Puff Water Resistant Jacket, available at a full 25 percent off. The lightweight, quilted garment boasts a weather-resistant ripstop shell, durable water-repellent finish and a nod to sustainability, thanks to recycled fabric and partially recycled PrimaLoft insulation. It warm and super compressible, making it the perfect travel piece once temps start to drop. — Steve Mazzucchi


Global G-2 Chef’s Knife
Save $36: Today on Drop, a whole lot of Global knives are on sale, including the G-2, its best all-around knife, which is marked down well below its usual price on Amazon. To access, click the “Buy” button and choose G-2 Chef’s Knife from the dropdown list. — Will Price

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11-inch iPad Pro with LTE (Latest Model)
Save $200: Amazon is selling the latest 11-inch iPad Pro with cellular and 256GB of storage at its lowest price ever — it costs $1,099 on Apple’s website right now, but Amazon is discounting the same model by $200. The interesting thing is that Amazon is selling the same iPad Pro without cellular for the same price ($899), while Apple is currently selling that model for $50 more. Basically, if you’re thinking about getting an iPad Pro with cellular and you’re cool with the smaller model, now’s your time to shine. — Tucker Bowe


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