July 29, 2019

Today in Gear: Patagonia’s Best New Jacket, a Vintage Land Rover with an Identity Crisis & More


July 29, 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 Gorgeous Vintage Land Rover Is Not What It Seems
This Gorgeous Vintage Land Rover Is Not What It Seems

The Kahn Automobiles's Flying Huntsman Homage II may look like a classic Series II outside, but it's a Defender 90 beneath the skin.

TAG Heuer’s Exotic New Watches Use an Unexpected Dial Material
TAG Heuer’s Exotic New Watches Use an Unexpected Dial Material

Unusual colors and organic patterns deriving from layers of paint from car factories form the dials of artistic new TAG Heuer watches.

You’re Almost Out of Time to Buy This Superb Rally-Ready BMW
You’re Almost Out of Time to Buy This Superb Rally-Ready BMW

This 1981 BMW R80G/S was made to go to war on the brutal Paris-Dakar rally nearly 40 years ago, and it's still ready to ride into battle today.

What’s the Catch With Sevenhugs’s New Cheap Smart Remote?
What’s the Catch With Sevenhugs’s New Cheap Smart Remote?

The new Sevenhugs smart remote has all the same controlling capabilities as the original, but for $100 less.

Black Ember Makes the Best Packs and We Can’t Wait to Test Its Newest Convertible Carry-On
Black Ember Makes the Best Packs and We Can’t Wait to Test Its Newest Convertible Carry-On

This sleek Black Ember bag expands from 20 to 30 liters, making it the perfect bag for travel.

Don’t Wait Until It’s Cold to Get Patagonia’s Best New Jacket
Don’t Wait Until It’s Cold to Get Patagonia’s Best New Jacket

Patagonia quietly released the Macro Puff, a new cold-weather jacket that promises to be one of the year's best.


Fresh Deals

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Zucklight
Save 50%: Mark Zuckerberg came up with a concept to help his wife’s sleep and shared his idea in a Facebook post — of course. Based on his idea, Zucklight was created — a sleep box designed to help you sleep through the night without distractions. The concept is simple, a small sleep box emits a faint light during specific periods of the night — all set through an intuitive smartphone app — to notify whether you can try to get some more shut-eye or it’s time to wake up. So if you happen to wake up in the middle of the night, you can return to sleep without having to check the time. You can grab the Zucklight in three different models that include a wireless charging station, environmental sensors and even a sound system, so it can perfectly fit your needs. Right now, you can get up to 50% off if you pre-order through Zucklight’s Kickstarter campaign.

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Orient Mako XL Dive Watch
Save 55%: Japanese brands continuously offer great value for money with respect to watches. Take the Orient Mako XL Automatic dive watch as a case in point: you get an in-house, 21-jewel automatic movement with 40 hours of power reserve, a stainless steel 44.5mm case, a mineral crystal, steel bracelet, day-date display, unidirectional rotating bezel, 200m of water resistance, and the choice of 5 dial colors: black with black bezel, black with green bezel, blue with blue bezel, black with orange bezel and vaguely-yellowish-greenish-mintish with black bezel (+$15). And all this for $145 right now on Drop. — Oren Hartov


Tumi Luggage
Save 33%: Good luggage is worth investing in. Not only will it keep your possessions safe and secure, but it will also reduce stress while traveling (read: no more struggling with awkward bags). Take the Tumi V3 International Carry-On: It has an incredibly lightweight design with 360-degree swiveling wheels and an impact-resistant X-Brace 45 telescoping handle. Featuring an interior U-zip pocket and a hanger bracket, this suitcase is water-resistant and has a two-way zip closure with an integrated TSA lock. Normally $595, you can pick it up for 33 percent off today at Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale — that means it’s just $398. And, if you’d rather have a bag with a cloth shell, the sale also features two great options from the Alpha 3 collection starting at $502. — John Zientek

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Seiko “Samurai” SRPC07
Save 50%: A distinctive angular case and legible dial have made the Samurai is one of Seiko’s most popular watch families. This version has a popping dial in a bright orange to brighten up your wrist, and it’s capable enough for even the roughest or wettest activities this summer with 200 meters of water-resistance. A strong value at its normal retail price of $525, the Seiko “Samurai” SRPC07 is currently going for half that on Amazon. You won’t find it for much less. — Oren Hartov

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Stasher Reusable Snack Bag
Save 20%: Since their debut in 2016, Stasher’s self-sealing platinum silicone bags have garnered widespread recognition, including Red Dot and Global Innovation awards. The airtight bags are microwave-, freezer- and dishwasher-safe, and they’re suitable (if not ideal) for use during sous-vide cooking. Right now, save 20 percent on the snack-sized bags — perfect for half-used lemons, overnight marinades and all the healthy snacks you wish you brought to work today. — Gear Patrol


Incredible High-End Motorcycle Helmet Sale
Save Up to 53%: Your motorcycle gear isn’t something to take for granted. What you wear when you ride can literally save your skin, so it’s worth investing a little extra money to make sure you’re protected as well as possible.
However, while the motorcycle lifestyle can have a tantalizingly low cost of entry compared to owning a car, buying the necessary protective clothing — pants, jackets and especially helmets — can quickly run up a steep tab, making the cheaper, lesser options more attractive, even if they may not be quite as good.

Right now, however, is the time to upgrade your head protection if there ever was one. Right now over at Revzilla, there’s an insane sale on top-of-the-line motorcycle helmets. You can save up to $700 on select top-tier motorcycle helmets from brands like AGV, Schuberth and Bell. If you’ve always wanted the performance and protection from one of the best motorcycle helmets available today (and really, why wouldn’t you want that?), now’s your chance to save a few hundred dollars and upgrade your lid game at the same time. — Bryan Campbell

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Classic Adidas Sneakers
Save up to 35%: If you’re a fan of classic Adidas sneakers, head over to End today. Currently, you can save up to 35 percent on the Stan Smith, the Trimm Trab and the Handball Spezial, among others. There are plenty of sizes still in stock, but don’t wait — with prices starting at $59, these will be gone soon. — John Zientek

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Outerknown Tees
Save up to 70%: It’s never a bad time to pick up a new t-shirt. And now during Outerknown’s Summer Sale, you can save up to 70 percent on some essential options. Choose from a range of colors and styles — prices start at $15. — John Zientek


Marmot Rain Jacket Sale
Save 35%: Marmot’s PreCip jacket is one of the best rain jackets available for less than $100. And now, you can pick one up today for 35 percent off. The fully seam-sealed jacket packs up into its own pocket so you can easily toss in a hiking bag or weekender to fend off any future storms. A NanoPro membrane is Marmot’s environmentally-friendly alternative to DWR that’s still breathable. If you need a lightweight and easy to store rain jacket, now’s the best time to buy one that you’ll have for years to come. — Meg Lappe

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Foehn Brise Short
Save 20%: Foehn may describe itself as a rock climbing apparel company, and it may have come together when its designer-founder, Anthony Boronowski, sought a pair of pants that skillfully combined style and function. But Foehn’s products have always been for much more than scaling granite walls — its Nelson pant is stylish enough for city wear, and its Robson Down Hoody is perfect for winter commuting. The same is true for the company’s newest product, the Brise Short.

The Brise Short channels the same design philosophies that Boronowski demanded of his first pants: that they be as functional as possible while sacrificing nothing in terms of style. So he made the shorts using a four-way stretch fabric, a comfortable waistband, laser-cut, bonded hems. That taped zipper pocket on the thigh is accessible while wearing a climbing harness but also serves as a handy place to stash anything you don’t need at your side. I’ve been wearing these shorts all summer and have yet to rope up in them. Instead, I lounge in them, run in them, travel in them and wear them to work. They’ve also become my go-to for hiking. — Tanner Bowden


Today on Gear Patrol

The 11 Best Camp Chairs of 2019
The 11 Best Camp Chairs of 2019

Lightweight seating for every type of camping out there.

The Sea Ranger Is an Affordable Field Watch and Dive Watch in One
The Sea Ranger Is an Affordable Field Watch and Dive Watch in One

The Sea Ranger, available in four colors for $850, combines the best features of divers and field watches in one attractive package.

Nike Joyride Run Review: First Impressions from Nike’s NYC HQ
Nike Joyride Run Review: First Impressions from Nike’s NYC HQ

Plus the IKEA x Sonos "Symphonic" wi-fi speaker collaboration and The North Face's newest, majorly advanced material tech.

How to Recover from Razor Burn
How to Recover from Razor Burn

With the expertise of Jason Bauers, barber at Blind Barber in NYC.

How One Artist is Bringing Hawaiian-Inspired Art to the Masses
How One Artist is Bringing Hawaiian-Inspired Art to the Masses

Nick Kuchar turned a Hawaiian vacation into a permanent life on Oahu as an artist. Take a look at his life behind the scenes.

2019 Jaguar XE SV Project 8 Review: Odd Name, Delightful Car
2019 Jaguar XE SV Project 8 Review: Odd Name, Delightful Car

Jaguar's Special Vehicles division took their smallest sedan and crammed their biggest engine into it. The resulting car? Not surprisingly, quite fun.

3 Old Speakers That New Audiophiles Want
3 Old Speakers That New Audiophiles Want

JBL, Klipsch and Wharfedale are make new-age versions of their beloved classic loudspeakers.

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