August 1, 2019

Today in Gear: LED Bulbs Get a Serious Breakthrough, a Technical New Mountain Bike & More


August 1, 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

Ford’s New Super Duty Packs the Strongest Gas Engine in a Heavy-Duty Pickup
Ford’s New Super Duty Packs the Strongest Gas Engine in a Heavy-Duty Pickup

Ford's new 7.3-liter engine cranks out a whopping 430 horsepower and 475 pound-feet of torque.

10 Things Gear Patrol Readers Bought Last Month
10 Things Gear Patrol Readers Bought Last Month

We take a look back at the most popular stories and products from the past month.

This Super Cool Smart Light Can Emit Many Colors At Once
This Super Cool Smart Light Can Emit Many Colors At Once

It's the first time that a single LED bulb has been able to do this.

This Dynamic New Survival Shovel Has Us Dreaming of Dirt
This Dynamic New Survival Shovel Has Us Dreaming of Dirt

The durable, compactable Delta Shovel is so cleverly designed, we can't wait to start to moving earth with it.

This Is the Best Time to Buy a New VW
This Is the Best Time to Buy a New VW

Get Volkswagen's industry-best six-year/72,000-mile warranty while you still can.

This Stylish Chronograph Watch Celebrates One of the Most Influential Design Movements Ever
This Stylish Chronograph Watch Celebrates One of the Most Influential Design Movements Ever

Junghans celebrates 100 years of the Bauhaus with a special edition of its iconic chronograph watch, the Chronoscope.

These Are the Best Fitness Earbuds You Can Buy Right Now
These Are the Best Fitness Earbuds You Can Buy Right Now

Our Editor's Pick for the best fitness earbuds you can buy right now are the Beats by Dre Powerbeats Pro Wireless Earbuds.

Yeti’s Brand-New Mountain Bike Is So Much Fun
Yeti’s Brand-New Mountain Bike Is So Much Fun

Truly offering the best of both worlds, the SB 140 was born to tackle technical hill climbs and scorching downhills.


Fresh Deals

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Seiko Prospex PADI Automatic Dive Watch
Save 37%: Another day, another automatic Seiko dive watch delivering significantly more value for money that your average non-Japanese timepiece. The Seiko Prospex PADI features the Seiko cal. 4R36 automatic, 24-jewel movement with 41-hour power reserve, a 44mm steel case with 200m of water resistance, a day-date display, a matching steel bracelet, a unidirectional rotating bezel and a handsome blue dial. If you’re a serious diver or simply in need of a tough, reliable watch for the outdoors, look no further — the Prospex PADI is on sale for 37% off today, down to just $331 from $525. — Oren Hartov

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13-Inch MacBook Pro (2019 Models)
Save $100: If you go to Amazon right now, you can purchase a 13-inch 2019 MacBook Pro for $100 off. That’s $100 off on both 128GB and $1,399 models. As a refresher, Apple just updated its latest line of 13-inch MacBook Pro in July 2019. The new models now have the latest Intel processors, Touch ID and updated keyboards. It should be noted that all new 13-inch MacBook Pros have a Touch Bar; if you’d rather have a row of function keys, you’ll have to get an older model. — Tucker Bowe

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Kryptonite Bike Lock Sale
Save 28%: If you ride a bike in the city, buying a heavy-duty bike lock is imperative. Unless you’re hauling your bike inside your apartment, home or garage, you’re going to need a way to keep it safe from thieves. While there are a variety of high-tech bike locks out there, going old school is always a good idea, which means steel chains. Kryptonite’s New York Fahgettaboudit Chain and disc lock features 14-mm six-sided manganese steel chain links attached with a steel shackle. Unlock with three stainless steel keys. Pro tip: keep one at your office, one on your key ring and one at home — you never know when you’ll get stranded somewhere and need an extra one. Today, you can pick up one of these durable locks for 28 percent off. Shop while you can. — Meg Lappe


Kamado Joe Grill
Save $450: The Kamado Joe is a heavy ceramic, heat-retaining, outdoor grill, smoker and oven that’s backed by a lifetime warranty), and it’s available online and comes with features the Big Green Egg doesn’t. The two most impactful is its patented Divide & Conquer cooking system, which manifests itself as grates that can be lifted up or down in certain sections (BBQ Guys has a nice illustration of it), and an ash drawer that slides out for simplified cleaning (the lid is also much easier to lift, for what it’s worth). — Will Price


Target Outdoor Furniture Sale
Save Up to 30%: Target plays designer pretty well. The mega-retailer is home to a shocking number of decent-looking, wallet-sensitive homewares, which includes its in-house range of outdoor furniture and patio items. And it’s all marked down up to 30 percent.

The sale includes a whopping 6,500-plus products, including weatherproof furniture, water-resistant rugs, outdoor lighting, firepits and more. Hot tip: check availability for in-store pickup to bypass the significant shipping fees tagged onto larger orders. — Will Price

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Ray-Ban Sunglasses
Save up to $108: Right now, Nordstrom Rack is selling three Italian-made Ray-Ban frames for 68 percent off the normal retail price — they cost as little as $60. You have options including both polarized and non-polarized lenses, and black and Havana acetate frames. Choose from Wayfarers, round frames and throw-back ’80s aviators — but act fast because these deals will be gone soon. — John Zientek

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Adidas Slides
Save 50%: Now at Adidas, you can score a pair of Duramo Slides for 50 percent off. (That means you can pick up a pair of essential everyday sandals for just $10.) They’re made from a single-piece molded EVA upper, have a textured footbed and an EVA outsole. So if you need something new for the gym or just an easy pair of summer slides, don’t miss out on this sale. — John Zientek


Today on Gear Patrol

5 Bourbon Whiskeys You Can Only Find Overseas
5 Bourbon Whiskeys You Can Only Find Overseas

Some of America's best bourbon makers reserve some of their oldest stock for Japan. These are the bottles you want.

The Best Compact Travel Cameras of 2019
The Best Compact Travel Cameras of 2019

Capture your next adventure in high res with some of the best compact digital cameras.

10 of the Most Beautiful Menswear Shops Around the World
10 of the Most Beautiful Menswear Shops Around the World

From Tokyo to Joburg and back again.

The 5 Best Camper Trailers for Any Adventure
The 5 Best Camper Trailers for Any Adventure

Our favorites have sleek, modern looks, cool amenities, and lots of smart details that make your time on the road all fun, with no hassle.

5 Pairs of Summer Running Shorts We Absolutely Love
5 Pairs of Summer Running Shorts We Absolutely Love

We tested more than 30 pairs to find the best. Here are the gems.

2020 Ford Explorer Review: Setting the Benchmark for American SUVs
2020 Ford Explorer Review: Setting the Benchmark for American SUVs

The all-new Explorer marks a return to class-leading form for one of the most recognizable sport-utility nameplates on the market.

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