August 19 - 23, 2019

A Look Back at the Gear We Discovered This Week


August 24, 2019 Briefings By

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 19

These Rugged Boots Will Stand up to Fall’s Worst
These Rugged Boots Will Stand up to Fall’s Worst

Gore-Tex lined hunting boots with Mossy Oak Bottomland camouflage.

When Space Is at a Premium, Reach For a Matador
When Space Is at a Premium, Reach For a Matador

Constructed of weatherproof ripstop Cordura and boasting welded seams and waterproof zippers, Matador’s bags are incredibly strong yet pack down extremely small.

Pick up This Affordable Overshirt Before the Fall Weather
Pick up This Affordable Overshirt Before the Fall Weather

Made from rugged 8.6-ounce cotton twill.

The First Porsche Failed To Sell Amid Epic Auction Snafu
The First Porsche Failed To Sell Amid Epic Auction Snafu

An auctioneer created mass confusion, which caused the controversial "first Porsche" to miss its auction reserve.

This Funky Retro Watch Features Unique and Mysterious ‘Floating’ Hands
This Funky Retro Watch Features Unique and Mysterious ‘Floating’ Hands

The new Zodiac Astrographic reprises a 1969 watch marking the moon landing, and it features a "mystery dial" with hands that appear to float.

Supreme’s Upcoming Smartphone Is a Blast From the Past
Supreme’s Upcoming Smartphone Is a Blast From the Past

The Supreme/Blu "Burner Phone" is as basic as a phone can get, but it's doubtful that anyone will actually use it to make phone calls.

What Just Happened at Trail Running’s Toughest Race — and How You Can Get Into the Sport
What Just Happened at Trail Running’s Toughest Race — and How You Can Get Into the Sport

The Leadville 100 race came to a close this weekend with two surprising winners — and we've got plenty of tips and tricks for emulating them.

Admit It — You Want These New Socks-and-Sandals Shoes
Admit It — You Want These New Socks-and-Sandals Shoes

Chaco's new Z/Ronin shoes channel the socks-and-sandals look and are part of a broader clash between the outdoor and fashion worlds.

Supreme Collaborated With Honda on This Rad Dirt Bike
Supreme Collaborated With Honda on This Rad Dirt Bike

Supreme previewed its Fall/Winter collection for 2019. It includes an eye-catching Honda dirt bike.

This International Harvester Scout Wears Its Original Charm With Pride
This International Harvester Scout Wears Its Original Charm With Pride

This International Harvester Scout II has all of its patina, plaid and accrued charm intact.

Tuesday, August 20

Simple Utility Never Looked So Good
Simple Utility Never Looked So Good

The Ellis uses a lock-back design so that you can do real work with a tool that locks; no more busted knuckles turning screws. Get yours in the Gear Patrol Store today.

Darn Tough Made ’80s Socks That Feel Way Better Than ’80s Socks
Darn Tough Made ’80s Socks That Feel Way Better Than ’80s Socks

Get that sweet retro tube sock style without that crappy retro tube sock quality.

The Porsche Taycan’s Gorgeous Interior Has Finally Been Revealed
The Porsche Taycan’s Gorgeous Interior Has Finally Been Revealed

Porsche teases a little bit of the new Taycan EV's interior ahead of the upcoming model's reveal.

There’s Only One Place to Get Lagavulin’s New Whisky
There’s Only One Place to Get Lagavulin’s New Whisky

Make room in your luggage.

This Cool New Electric SUV Will Offer a Feature Off-Roaders Should Love
This Cool New Electric SUV Will Offer a Feature Off-Roaders Should Love

The Rivian R1S electric SUV will offer four different types of roof—including a removable one sure to delight those who love the outdoors.

Wednesday, August 21

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.

Nike’s Wildly Popular Killshot Sneaker Is Back in Stock
Nike’s Wildly Popular Killshot Sneaker Is Back in Stock

You can now get the Nike Killshot 2 sneaker in either blue or sail green.

Audi’s Coolest Car Is Coming to America for the First Time
Audi’s Coolest Car Is Coming to America for the First Time

The 592-horsepower Audi RS 6 Avant station wagon will finally make it to the United States when it goes on sale in 2020.

This Sporty Zenith Chronograph Watch Recreates a Vintage Icon
This Sporty Zenith Chronograph Watch Recreates a Vintage Icon

The new Zenith El Primero Revival G381 Limited Edition is a faithful recreation of a classic chronograph that made watchmaking history.

We May Have to Say Goodbye to the Toyota Land Cruiser
We May Have to Say Goodbye to the Toyota Land Cruiser

Toyota's most iconic nameplate may depart from the U.S. after the 2022 model year, which would be sad—but also not too surprising.

This Minimalist Multi-Tool Got a Handy Upgrade
This Minimalist Multi-Tool Got a Handy Upgrade

The James Brand updated its sleek EDC pocket knife with new materials and an all-new, all-black look.

These Limited-Edition Guitars Were Developed with Eric Clapton, John Mayer and Carlos Santana
These Limited-Edition Guitars Were Developed with Eric Clapton, John Mayer and Carlos Santana

Five instruments from Fender, Gibson, Martin and Paul Reed Smith.

Upgrade Your Gym Bag with These Grooming Products Tested By the Special Forces
Upgrade Your Gym Bag with These Grooming Products Tested By the Special Forces

The military put this shampoo, body wash, face lotion and sunscreen through the paces.

Segway’s New Scooter Is Way Less Dorky, Can Drive Itself
Segway’s New Scooter Is Way Less Dorky, Can Drive Itself

Segway has revealed a self-driving scooter that should be the next big thing for mobility firms and well-heeled electric scooter enthusiasts.

This Smart Home Device Is Coming to Save You Money on Your Water Bill
This Smart Home Device Is Coming to Save You Money on Your Water Bill

A Belkin-owned company made a smart water monitoring system that catches leaks and frozen pipes before they become problematic.

The Last Umbrella You’ll Ever Have to Buy
The Last Umbrella You’ll Ever Have to Buy

Sick of going through crappy umbrellas year after year? So are we, that’s why we partnered with Blunt to offer the official Gear Patrol Umbrella. Buy one today and never throw an umbrella away again....

Thursday, August 22

Lamborghini Very Likely Planning More Powerful, Rally-Ready Versions of Urus
Lamborghini Very Likely Planning More Powerful, Rally-Ready Versions of Urus

Lamborghini’s chief commercial officer opens up about the future of the company's crossover. Spoiler alert: It's gonna be cool.

Adidas Just Upgraded One of the Best New Hiking Boots of the Year
Adidas Just Upgraded One of the Best New Hiking Boots of the Year

The original Free Hiker blended urban aesthetics with outdoor functionality. The new version is even more technical, thanks to one upgrade.

The First True Wireless ‘Over-Ear’ Headphones Look Strange as Hell
The First True Wireless ‘Over-Ear’ Headphones Look Strange as Hell

The neat thing is that the two "earmuffs (?)" can snap together and turn into a portable Bluetooth speaker.

Seiko Designed Affordable New Back-to-School Watches for Kids, But Adults Will Love Them Too
Seiko Designed Affordable New Back-to-School Watches for Kids, But Adults Will Love Them Too

With a simple design intended for students, Seiko's new JDM collection of affordable School Time watches will attract adult watch fans too.

Add Some Retro Style to Your Off-Roading With This Old-School Land Cruiser
Add Some Retro Style to Your Off-Roading With This Old-School Land Cruiser

The FJ40 is one of the most iconic Toyotas ever made—and you can snap this one up for yourself.

Here’s What’s (Probably) Coming at Apple’s iPhone Event Tomorrow
Here’s What’s (Probably) Coming at Apple’s iPhone Event Tomorrow

Apple's upcoming iPhone event hasn't been officially announced yet, but we've got a good guess what might be on stage thanks to a report from Bloomberg.

These Coffee Mugs Borrow Design Cues from a Famous Whiskey Glass
These Coffee Mugs Borrow Design Cues from a Famous Whiskey Glass

According to Avensi, the key to enjoying high-end coffee is the mug you pour it in.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Released a Beautiful New Special Edition of an Innovative Dive Watch
Jaeger-LeCoultre Released a Beautiful New Special Edition of an Innovative Dive Watch

The new Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Date builds upon the legacy of an innovative dive watch, ditching the alarm function in favor of a date.

Lease a Jeep Gladiator, It’ll Be Cheaper Than a Wrangler
Lease a Jeep Gladiator, It’ll Be Cheaper Than a Wrangler

Don't let the sticker price fool you. The Gladiator is cheaper to lease than the Wrangler.

Bose’s New Portable Speaker Also Works as a Multi-Room Home Speaker
Bose’s New Portable Speaker Also Works as a Multi-Room Home Speaker

It works as wireless multi-room speaker and a portable Bluetooth speaker.

This Iconic American Brand Just Introduced Its Boldest, Most Affordable Watch Yet
This Iconic American Brand Just Introduced Its Boldest, Most Affordable Watch Yet

The new Detrola is Shinola's most affordable watch collection yet with bold colors in the brand's popular signature style.

Smartwool’s New Baselayers Use the Same Tech as Your Favorite Nikes
Smartwool’s New Baselayers Use the Same Tech as Your Favorite Nikes

Smartwool's new Intraknit baselayers use an up-and-coming apparel construction technique.

The Toyota Supra’s Father Wants to Partner With Porsche on a New MR2
The Toyota Supra’s Father Wants to Partner With Porsche on a New MR2

A Porsche engine plus Toyota build quality in an affordable sports car would be perfection. Too bad it's not likely to happen.

Friday, August 23

The New Ford Bronco: What You Need to Know
The New Ford Bronco: What You Need to Know

2020 is fast approaching. Here's the important information you need to know about the new Ford Bronco before it arrives.

This Affordable Automatic Watch Features a Stunning Green Dial and an Uncommon Complication
This Affordable Automatic Watch Features a Stunning Green Dial and an Uncommon Complication

The new Certina DS-1 Big Date Watch celebrates the brand's Double Security concept of durable everyday watches with a striking green dial.

Yeti’s Best Cooler Just Got Even Better
Yeti’s Best Cooler Just Got Even Better

Now featuring some intuitive upgrades, the Hopper is back and better than ever.

GMC Is Launching a New Off-Road Rival to the Gladiator and Tacoma
GMC Is Launching a New Off-Road Rival to the Gladiator and Tacoma

GMC has announced a new Canyon AT4. It should be smaller than the Sierra AT4, and more sophisticated than the Chevy Colorado ZR2.

The Best Damn Coffee Mug You Can Buy Just Got Better
The Best Damn Coffee Mug You Can Buy Just Got Better

An LA-based design studio made a coffee mug for baristas. Turns out it's great for regular people, too.

The New Shelby GT500’s Racing Stripes Are Ridiculously Expensive
The New Shelby GT500’s Racing Stripes Are Ridiculously Expensive

Want some sweet painted racing stripes on your 760-hp Mustang? Yeah, that'll cost as much as a used Mustang.

This $100 Light Switch Is Also an Alexa Smart Speaker
This $100 Light Switch Is Also an Alexa Smart Speaker

The iDevices Instinct is effectively a smart light switch combined with an Echo Dot smart speaker.

Here’s How to Minimize Your Keychain
Here’s How to Minimize Your Keychain

Quiet Carry's new titanium key organizer is ultra-compact and comes with a knife blade or multi-tool implement.

One of America’s Best Cheap Sports Cars May Be Going Away Soon
One of America’s Best Cheap Sports Cars May Be Going Away Soon

Fiat's CEO says the 124 Spider convertible is unlikely to stick around once this current model expires.

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