August 5 - 9, 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, August 5

9 Things We’re Excited About This Week
9 Things We’re Excited About This Week

From product releases to sales to events, this is your weekly dose of gear intel for August 5-11.

This Rubber Watch Strap Was Beloved by SCUBA Divers Worldwide. And It’s Finally Back
This Rubber Watch Strap Was Beloved by SCUBA Divers Worldwide. And It’s Finally Back

The Tropic rubber watch strap is back, and it's available in four colors in 20mm in the Gear Patrol Store.

Giro’s New MTB Helmet Is High-Tech, High-Style
Giro’s New MTB Helmet Is High-Tech, High-Style

Giro's new mountain bike helmet uses the same technology that's in its high-end road helmet.

This Military Pilots Watch Is Perfectly Wearable at 36mm
This Military Pilots Watch Is Perfectly Wearable at 36mm

The Archimede 36mm Pilots Watch takes a classic military design and downsizes to a more wearable size.

Here’s the Best Way to Upgrade Your Doggy’s Style
Here’s the Best Way to Upgrade Your Doggy’s Style

When temps start to drop, you'll be glad this Ruffwear fleece has your pup covered (literally).

There’s a Good Reason for iPhone Owners to Get This Non-Apple Smartwatch
There’s a Good Reason for iPhone Owners to Get This Non-Apple Smartwatch

It's cheaper than a Series 4. It also looks more like a traditional watch.

Tuesday, August 6

Need for E-Bike Speed? This Vintage Electric Roadster Goes 36 Miles per Hour
Need for E-Bike Speed? This Vintage Electric Roadster Goes 36 Miles per Hour

Blurring the lines between bicycle and motorcycle, big time.

Samsung’s Galaxy Active Watch Is Back With LTE and a Heart Rate Monitor
Samsung’s Galaxy Active Watch Is Back With LTE and a Heart Rate Monitor

Samsung's spilled the details on the Galaxy Active Watch 2 which will sport a few upgrades, including an LTE flavor and heart-rate monitoring (eventually).

This Vintage Aston Martin Shooting Brake Is the Wagon James Bond Would Drive
This Vintage Aston Martin Shooting Brake Is the Wagon James Bond Would Drive

This long-roof version of the iconic James Bond car is stunning—and will likely sell for more than $1 million at auction.

Until Now, Only Rolex Regularly Used This Type of Stainless Steel
Until Now, Only Rolex Regularly Used This Type of Stainless Steel

The new Ball Roadmaster Icebreaker uses the 904L steel made famous by Rolex and offers strong features at a competitive preorder price.

The New Toyota Supra Can Make 420 HP With a Cheap Software Upgrade
The New Toyota Supra Can Make 420 HP With a Cheap Software Upgrade

Tuning the Supra to 420 hp (or more) will be relatively easy, and almost certainly come at a very reasonable price.

IWC Teamed Up With a Famed Retailer on This Special Edition Watch
IWC Teamed Up With a Famed Retailer on This Special Edition Watch

IWC's famed Portugieser gets a special blue treatment in this limited edition produced in partnership with Bucherer.

The Next BMW M3 Will Definitely Keep the Stick Shift Alive
The Next BMW M3 Will Definitely Keep the Stick Shift Alive

You'll still be able to drive the ultimate driver's car as the driving gods intended.

An 80-Year Old Outdoor Company Is Getting Into the Sneaker Game
An 80-Year Old Outdoor Company Is Getting Into the Sneaker Game

Columbia is best known for winter jackets and hiking boots, but its new SH/FT footwear release is geared toward urban use.

Wednesday, August 7

Here’s Everything New and Cool About Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10
Here’s Everything New and Cool About Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10

First, there are two smartphones: the Note 10 and Note 10+.

You Don’t Have to Go on a Retreat to Love These Essentials
You Don’t Have to Go on a Retreat to Love These Essentials

Tees, sweats, sunglasses and more.

America’s Best Knife Maker Just Released His Most Affordable Chef’s Knife in Years
America’s Best Knife Maker Just Released His Most Affordable Chef’s Knife in Years

Bob Kramer's legendary chef's knives regularly sell for $20,000. You can get these for a fraction of that.

This Might Be the Cheapest Way to Upgrade Your Bike in a Big Way
This Might Be the Cheapest Way to Upgrade Your Bike in a Big Way

Archer Components is making an aftermarket electronic shifting system that's easy to install and won't deplete your wallet.

America Is Losing the VW Golf R
America Is Losing the VW Golf R

Volkswagen has announced major cutbacks for the 2020 Golf lineup in the US, and the hottest hatchback has been extinguished.

You Can Get Your Hands on This Professional Racing Drone, If You Think You Can Fly It
You Can Get Your Hands on This Professional Racing Drone, If You Think You Can Fly It

DJI and Parrot have brought quadcopters to the masses the drones professional fliers use for racing are a completely different beast. Now as part of a Kickstarter by the Drone Racing League, you can buy...

If You’ve Wanted to Try an E-bike, This Is the One to Start With
If You’ve Wanted to Try an E-bike, This Is the One to Start With

The Townie is the perfect e-bike for any beginner to start out with for commutes, plus it's relatively affordable.

One of Our Favorite Bag Makers Just Released a Premium Line for Everyday Use
One of Our Favorite Bag Makers Just Released a Premium Line for Everyday Use

A backpack, a sling and a tote.

This Motorcycle–Barbeque Grille Combo Is the Greatest Thing We’ve Seen All Week
This Motorcycle–Barbeque Grille Combo Is the Greatest Thing We’ve Seen All Week

Traeger Grills and Indian Motorcycles teamed up to create a motorcycle with a wood-fired grille for a sidecar. Not surprisingly, we're in love.

Thursday, August 8

This Is One Vans Sneaker Not to Miss
This Is One Vans Sneaker Not to Miss

Mismatched cow hair, suede and patent leather.

These Affordable Swatch Watches Celebrate 100 Years of the Bauhaus
These Affordable Swatch Watches Celebrate 100 Years of the Bauhaus

With 25 different models to choose from, there's a Bauhaus-inspired watch for everyone. But the automatic Sistem 51 is the coolest.

Why Would a Climbing Company Make Denim?
Why Would a Climbing Company Make Denim?

Black Diamond is a core rock climbing company, so why did it recently introduce denim into its collection? Here's why it makes sense.

Is an All-New Toyota Land Cruiser About to Be Revealed?
Is an All-New Toyota Land Cruiser About to Be Revealed?

The aging Toyota Land Cruiser's replacement could be revealed as soon as November, according to a new report.

This Ultra-Thin Laptop Can Last Up to 23 Hours on a Single Charge
This Ultra-Thin Laptop Can Last Up to 23 Hours on a Single Charge

It will be available this September, in either gold or gray finishes, and start at $999.

This Watch Brand Supplied Some of the Most Famous Watch Companies in the World
This Watch Brand Supplied Some of the Most Famous Watch Companies in the World

Squale celebrates 60 years of the 30 Atmos with a new edition watch, replete with vintage touches and a beautiful design.

This New Bike Product Could Save Your Life
This New Bike Product Could Save Your Life

This new bike light might mean the difference between you getting hit on your bike and you getting home safely.

The Jeep Wrangler Has a Secret Discount, But There’s a Catch
The Jeep Wrangler Has a Secret Discount, But There’s a Catch

The Jeep Wrangler has an unadvertised cash incentive if you buy before Labor Day. But depending on how much you like to drive, it may not be for you.

Seiko’s Famous ‘Monster’ Dive Watch Is Back and Better than Ever
Seiko’s Famous ‘Monster’ Dive Watch Is Back and Better than Ever

The latest generation of Seiko's popular and affordable "Monster" dive watches are sleek, handsome and refined.

Friday, August 9

One of Our Favorite Camp Blankets Gets a Material Upgrade
One of Our Favorite Camp Blankets Gets a Material Upgrade

Rumpl changes the materials in its beloved camp blanket.

MG Still Exists, And Now They Make a Pickup Truck
MG Still Exists, And Now They Make a Pickup Truck

British manufacturer MG has gone from legendary two-seater sports cars to midsize pickup trucks with the new "MG Extender."

Apple Finally Sells a 3-In-1 Wireless Charger for Your iPhone, AirPods and Apple Watch
Apple Finally Sells a 3-In-1 Wireless Charger for Your iPhone, AirPods and Apple Watch

It's made by Mophie and it's creatively called the 3-in-1 Wireless Charging Pad.

This Room Spray Combats Cannabis Odor with Science
This Room Spray Combats Cannabis Odor with Science

Veil promises to break down lingering pot smells at a molecular level.

This Powerful Hi-Fi Speaker Is the Complete Compact Package
This Powerful Hi-Fi Speaker Is the Complete Compact Package

And yes, it also has one of the coolest volume dials in all of speakers.

How a Lamborghini Huracan Ended Up For Sale At a Hyundai Dealer in Missouri
How a Lamborghini Huracan Ended Up For Sale At a Hyundai Dealer in Missouri

You would expect to find a 531-mile Lamborghini Huracan in Monaco, Dubai, or your local impound lot. Not for sale at a Hyundai dealership.

This Incredibly Accurate Watch Features New Japanese Paper Dials
This Incredibly Accurate Watch Features New Japanese Paper Dials

The Citizen Chronomaster is technically fascinating and practical, and now features attractive new colored Japanese paper dials.

Can a Pair of Goggles Improve Your Swim Performance?
Can a Pair of Goggles Improve Your Swim Performance?

These smart goggles will track your every lap, and lots more.

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