July 27 - 28, 2019

A Look Back at the Gear We Discovered This Week


July 27, 2019 Briefings By

We publish our weekly roundup of gear news for you to enjoy over the weekend. Savor it with your Saturday morning coffee, or use it to fend off the existential panic of Sunday night — it’s up to you. Comments or concerns? We’d love to hear from you at tig@gearpatrol.com.

Monday, July 22

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.

Tuesday, July 23

Woodford Reserve’s New $35 Bottle Could Set Off the Next Trend in Whiskey
Woodford Reserve’s New $35 Bottle Could Set Off the Next Trend in Whiskey

Wheat whiskeys might not see the same popularity or acclaim of wheated bourbons, but that doesn't mean they never will.

This Vintage Land Rover Was Custom-Made to Carry Motorcycles
This Vintage Land Rover Was Custom-Made to Carry Motorcycles

The Australian motorcycle brand Deus Ex Machina collaborated with Portuguese Land Rover restorers Coolnvintage on a magnificent resto-mod.

Pelican’s New Cooler Is the Perfect Shape and Size
Pelican’s New Cooler Is the Perfect Shape and Size

We've never seen a sling-style cooler before, and we're glad Pelican made one.

This Wireless Charger Just for AirPods Is Equal Parts Awesome and Overkill
This Wireless Charger Just for AirPods Is Equal Parts Awesome and Overkill

It's available for preorder right now and is expected to ship in September.

Warby Parker Teamed up with Artist Geoff McFetridge for Its Best Sunglasses Yet
Warby Parker Teamed up with Artist Geoff McFetridge for Its Best Sunglasses Yet

Inspired by vintage frames.

The New Land Rover Defender’s Bones Will Be Used for a Jaguar SUV
The New Land Rover Defender’s Bones Will Be Used for a Jaguar SUV

Jaguar has confirmed plans for a new J-Pace SUV that will use the same underpinniun the new Land Rover Defender this fall.

How to Become a Pro Cyclist Without Ever Leaving Your Home
How to Become a Pro Cyclist Without Ever Leaving Your Home

Zwift, the company that blends indoor cycling with video games, just launched a virtual training program with a big real-world prize.

Wednesday, July 24

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.

Thursday, July 25

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.

Friday, July 26

Seiko Has Released a New Affordable Field Watch, But It’s Not Easy to Get
Seiko Has Released a New Affordable Field Watch, But It’s Not Easy to Get

Seiko's basic new quartz "SUS" field watch is inexpensive and stylish, but you can currently only buy it in Japan.

One of the Best Backpacks We’ve Seen Just Got Better
One of the Best Backpacks We’ve Seen Just Got Better

Mission Workshop's Rhake WX is the pack to end all packs.

Omega Celebrates the Tokyo 2020 Olympics with Two New Ceramic Dial Watches
Omega Celebrates the Tokyo 2020 Olympics with Two New Ceramic Dial Watches

Omega's new Aqua Terra and Planet Ocean watches mark the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

These Are the Best Knives of the Year, According to Experts
These Are the Best Knives of the Year, According to Experts

These are the best knives of the year, as chosen by a select panel of judges from the cutlery industry.

This Vintage Land Rover Was Custom-Made to Carry Motorcycles
This Vintage Land Rover Was Custom-Made to Carry Motorcycles

The Australian motorcycle brand Deus Ex Machina collaborated with Portuguese Land Rover restorers Coolnvintage on a magnificent resto-mod.

This Is Way Cooler Than Your Average Smart Plug
This Is Way Cooler Than Your Average Smart Plug

It's also an air quality monitor and nightlight.

This Affordable, Military-Inspired Watch Is Packed With Useful Features
This Affordable, Military-Inspired Watch Is Packed With Useful Features

The Promaster Nighthawk features a world time complication with 26 time zones, a perpetual calendar and 200m of water resistance.

This Is the Best Smart Lock You Can Buy for Your Home Right Now
This Is the Best Smart Lock You Can Buy for Your Home Right Now

Our Editor's Pick for the best smart lock you can buy for your home right now is the August Smart Lock Pro + Connect.

You Should Be Making Your Own Queso Dip
You Should Be Making Your Own Queso Dip

Quit your jarred queso habit and make the good stuff at home.

The Next BMW M3 Will Still Have One of Its Most Beloved Features
The Next BMW M3 Will Still Have One of Its Most Beloved Features

BMW has been leaving manual gearboxes behind in recent years, axing them from everything from the M5 to the 3 Series. But it looks as though the new M3 will be an exception.

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