July 31, 2019

Today in Gear: Patagonia’s New Bags Are Made for Wet Gear, a Sleek Travel Trailer & More


July 31, 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 Sleek Camping Trailer Wants to Help You Save the Planet
This Sleek Camping Trailer Wants to Help You Save the Planet

Safari Condo's new travel trailer slips through the wind, making it better-suited to being towed by electric vehicles.

Patagonia’s New Bags Make Carrying Wet Surf Gear Look Good
Patagonia’s New Bags Make Carrying Wet Surf Gear Look Good

Patagonia's new Planing Collection makes hauling your wet surf gear back from the beach a breeze.

This Is the Best Stuff from Ikea’s New Catalog
This Is the Best Stuff from Ikea’s New Catalog

Ikea's new catalog is very long and chock-full of new products. Here's the stuff to look out for.

This New, Affordable Automatic Watch Has a Unique Feature
This New, Affordable Automatic Watch Has a Unique Feature

Scottish brand Akura's first watch, the Wayfarer, features a compass bezel controlled via a second crown for navigation.

The Only Surfing App You Really Need Is Here
The Only Surfing App You Really Need Is Here

The new Surfline Sessions app boasts the most comprehensive fitness and video features we've seen.

Triumph’s New Rocket 3 Packs the Biggest Motorcycle Engine Ever to Hit the Streets
Triumph’s New Rocket 3 Packs the Biggest Motorcycle Engine Ever to Hit the Streets

The 2020 Rocket 3 R and Rocket 3 GT deliver 165 hp and 163 pound-feet, thanks to a 2500-cc triple.

The Perfect Wireless Earbuds for Long-Distance Runners
The Perfect Wireless Earbuds for Long-Distance Runners

These running earbuds are smaller, cheaper and better for most people than the Powerbeats Pro.

The Cheapest Smart Plugs Might Also Be the Best Smart Plugs
The Cheapest Smart Plugs Might Also Be the Best Smart Plugs

The Wyze Plug is a new smart plug that works with both Amazon's Alexa and Google Assistant.


Fresh Deals


Adidas Terrex Free Hiker
Save $60: Good things really do come to those who wait. And by good things, we mean “killer deals on awesome hiking shoes.” After all, earlier this year we were breathlessly admiring the Adidas Terrex Free Hiker, which effortlessly weaves in some of the brand’s outstanding running innovations, including an energy-returning Boost foam sole and a super-breathable, close-fitting Primeknit upper. Now, five months later, that very same shoe is a whopping 30 percent off, thanks to Huckberry’s summer sneaker sale. That’s right, all you’ve gotta do is enter the code “SNEAKER30” at checkout to knock $60 off the price of a game-changing shoe that’s as comfortable on the streets as it is summiting peaks. Shop the Free Hiker in three colorways — plus some other awesome shoe deals — at the link below.— Steve Mazzucchi


Garmin Watch Sale
Save $260: Garmin makes some of the most reliable GPS tracking watches around, which is why we’re so psyched to see one of its best watches on sale. We’ve run and tested a handful of them, including the Fenix 5, and were so impressed we kept it on our wrists for more than just our activity of the day. This watch works for everything from hiking to marathon training and is still the one we’re happy to wear around town. It tracked our routes seamlessly, and the battery life is pretty impressive. Right now, you can save $260 off a Garmin Fenix 5, which is the lowest we’ve seen it.

Whether you love running, hiking or adventuring, the Fenix 5 is the perfect model. It’s a hefty watch but comes with 24 hours of battery life (when running GPS/HR), a super-strong face and design and a comfortable band. Check your VO2 max, messages, steps and more after each run around the block or down the hill. The watch monitors training status as well as how long you need to recover after your logged workouts. Shop this Amazon deal while it lasts. — Meg Lappe

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R.M. Williams Chelsea Boots
Save $325: In 1932, Reginal Murray Williams founded his eponymous brand in Adelaide, South Australia, offering saddles, riding boots and other leather goods for cattlemen. The boots, in particular, were a hit. Made from a single-piece leather upper, they had a clean silhouette, a simple pull-on style and superior durability. And over the past eight decades, the design hasn’t changed much.

In recent years, however, the brand received investment from L capital — a private-equity fund sponsored by LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy) — along with IFM Investors and Hugh Jackman. The influx of resources and capital has allowed R.M. Williams to expand on a global scale, offering its iconic boots to a much wider audience. You can pick up a pair at East Dane, where the classic Chelsea boot style is now on sale.

Available in full-grain cognac leather, it features elastic insets, branded pull-tabs and leather soles. The current sale offers 50 percent off — that’s savings up to $325. — John Zientek

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Seiko Samurai Dive Watch
Save 25%: Many watch enthusiasts cut their teeth on mechanical Seiko dive watches because they are some of the best values in the watch industry. Take, for example, this Prospex SRPB55 “Samurai.” It’s has a full 200-meter depth rating (meeting ISO’s standard for divers), an in-house automatic movement, a waffle-textured dial and a case with a black ion finish. Yet you can get all of this for just $525 — except right now on Amazon, the watch is selling at a 25 percent discount, meaning you can get this hard-hitting diver for only $394. — Oren Hartov

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Barbour x Engineered Garments Jackets
Save 35%: British outerwear brand Barbour has been making durable weather-resistant jackets since 1894 and has a reputation for quality. Recently, the brand teamed up with NYC-based label Engineered Garments to reimagine a number of classic silhouettes. The collab pieces — a bomber jacket, a cropped jacket, a riding coat and a smock — are made in England from lightweight, hydrocarbon-coated cotton and feature raglan-sleeve construction. And now at End, they’re priced to sell at a 35 percent discount. If you need a lightweight layer to keep you dry as summer comes to an end, these styles are definitely worth a look. — John Zientek


Today on Gear Patrol

15 Products That Will Change Your Life For Under $25
15 Products That Will Change Your Life For Under $25

Some of the best stuff can be had for a lot less. Don’t just take our word for it. Hear what our readers have to say.

OXO Is Making The Better Tools For Your Home
OXO Is Making The Better Tools For Your Home

Everything OXO makes is designed to be used in your hands. OXO has a loyal following among the most discerning, and for good reason.

2019 Ferrari Portofino Review: Every Bit a Ferrari In the Ways That Matter
2019 Ferrari Portofino Review: Every Bit a Ferrari In the Ways That Matter

This hardtop convertible may not be the first car you think of when you think "Ferrari," but that doesn't make it any less worthy of the name.

Master the Harshest Environment with the G-SHOCK MUDMASTER
Master the Harshest Environment with the G-SHOCK MUDMASTER

The Mudmaster is engineered to handle the most rugged environments on land and keep it ticking through it all.

How to Hand Wash Your Jeans
How to Hand Wash Your Jeans

You've invested in raw denim, so learn how to wash it.

The Trusty Travel Charger I Keep In Every Bag
The Trusty Travel Charger I Keep In Every Bag

At the apartment, during a day on the town, or during a long trip upstate, the PowerCore Fusion 5000 is my constant companion and savior several times over.

Perfect Day Hikers: The 6 Best Approach Shoes
Perfect Day Hikers: The 6 Best Approach Shoes

These special shoes will make your day hikes way more manageable.

SCUBA Diving in Bermuda with the Seiko SKX007
SCUBA Diving in Bermuda with the Seiko SKX007

The Seiko SKX007 is one of the most beloved of all modern, affordable dive watches, but how does it actually perform beneath the waves?

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