July 29 - August 2, 2019

A Look Back at the Gear We Discovered This Week


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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 29

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.

Tuesday, July 30

Citizen Has Announced a Range of New Affordable, Automatic Dive Watches
Citizen Has Announced a Range of New Affordable, Automatic Dive Watches

Citizen's new limited-edition Promaster automatic dive watches come on steel bracelets with a range of color options and affordable prices.

Now’s the Time to Buy the Last Cheap Porsche 911
Now’s the Time to Buy the Last Cheap Porsche 911

The 996-generation Porsche 911 Carrera gets far less respect than its air-cooled ancestors or its updated descendants. Which makes it a bargain—but likely not for long.

Live #VanLife Like Jimmy Chin by Renting His Personal Camping Van
Live #VanLife Like Jimmy Chin by Renting His Personal Camping Van

Oscar-winning director and mountaineer Jimmy Chin is placing the van he lived in while making Free Solo for rent on Turo.

This Brand Is One of the Only Watch Companies to Use This Technology
This Brand Is One of the Only Watch Companies to Use This Technology

Tockr is using hydro-dipped technology to coat the cases of its Air Defender line, resulting in wild colors and unique patterns.

This Is the Best Hiking Boot You Can Buy Right Now
This Is the Best Hiking Boot You Can Buy Right Now

Our Editor's Pick for the hiking boot you can buy right now is the Tecnica Forget GTX Hiking Boot.

Now You Can Own the Clothing Pro Cyclists Wish They Could Wear
Now You Can Own the Clothing Pro Cyclists Wish They Could Wear

Pro cyclists have to wear what their sponsors tell them to. So Velocio set out to make riding apparel that they can only dream of.

Wednesday, July 31

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.

Thursday, August 1

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 Crazy Cool Smart Light Can Emit Many Colors At Once
This Crazy 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 True Wireless Active Earbuds You Can Buy Right Now
These Are the Best True Wireless Active Earbuds You Can Buy Right Now

Our Editor's Pick for the best true wireless active earbuds you can buy right now is the Powerbeats Pro.

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.

Friday, August 2

Jim Beam’s New $125 Bourbon Will Be on Every Whiskey Nerd’s Holiday Wish List
Jim Beam’s New $125 Bourbon Will Be on Every Whiskey Nerd’s Holiday Wish List

If you like Knob Creek, Booker's and the rest of Jim Beam Distillery's Small Batch collection, you're gonna like this.

This Is One of the Best-Looking Running Shoes We’ve Ever Seen
This Is One of the Best-Looking Running Shoes We’ve Ever Seen

Adidas worked with Parley to create a trail running shoe that's comfy, functional and beautiful.

The Best-Looking Toyota Land Cruiser in Ages Won’t Come Cheap
The Best-Looking Toyota Land Cruiser in Ages Won’t Come Cheap

The Toyota Land Cruiser Heritage Edition won't have a retro price to go along with its vintage styling.

For Easier Scrambled Eggs, Buy These Bowls
For Easier Scrambled Eggs, Buy These Bowls

More than 30,000 people had a hand in making Food52's new mixing bowls.

This 151-Megapixel Camera Is More Expensive Than a Car
This 151-Megapixel Camera Is More Expensive Than a Car

We give our first impressions on the Phase One XF IQ4 medium format and tell you whether it's worth it or not.

This Beautiful Jeep CJ-8 Could Quench Your Thirst for a 2-Door Gladiator
This Beautiful Jeep CJ-8 Could Quench Your Thirst for a 2-Door Gladiator

Jeep hasn't announced plans to make a two-door Gladiator yet, but this awesome CJ-8 Scrambler could fill that hole in your heart.

This Serious Dive Watch Is Made for the Toughest Triathletes
This Serious Dive Watch Is Made for the Toughest Triathletes

Breitling announces a partnership with the Ironman triathlon and a limited-edition Superocean dive watch to go along with it.

CrossFitters and Runners Need This New Handheld Massager
CrossFitters and Runners Need This New Handheld Massager

The newest iteration of the Hyperice Hypervolt is sleeker and more powerful than its predecessor.

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