August 26, 2019

Today in Gear: A Laceless Nike Pegasus, a Look at Audi’s Futuristic Electric Off-Roader & More


August 26, 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

Nike’s New Pegasus Lets You Go Laceless Without Looking Like It
Nike’s New Pegasus Lets You Go Laceless Without Looking Like It

Nike adds its FlyEase technology to its beloved Pegasus 36.

Toyota May Build a Land Cruiser Homage That’s Also Part Van
Toyota May Build a Land Cruiser Homage That’s Also Part Van

If the TJ Cruiser reaches production and matches the concept version, it could be part-SUV, part-van—and entirely awesome.

Audi’s New Electric Concept Is a Badass Futuristic Off-Roader
Audi’s New Electric Concept Is a Badass Futuristic Off-Roader

Audi's new EV concept is an awesome off-roader that looks like something out of a video game.

This Elegant, Modern Dress Watch Now Features a Classic Complication
This Elegant, Modern Dress Watch Now Features a Classic Complication

The new Longines Master Moon Phase watches offer a range of sizes and dial options, all with a classic look and a cool complication.

This New E-Bike Is Insanely Affordable and Practical
This New E-Bike Is Insanely Affordable and Practical

Rad Power Bikes just revealed its most affordable e-bike to date, and depending where you live it might be practical enough to replace your car.


Fresh Deals


Adidas Ultraboost Sale
Save 30%: The feel-good Adidas Ultraboost is normally $180 but thanks to a summer sale, you can spend just $126 on a brand new pair. These best-selling sneakers are responsive, soft and fast — you can’t go wrong with a Boost purchase. Here at Gear Patrol, we’re big fans of all Boost sneakers – from the Ultraboost to the Solarboost, especially for running and the gym. The Solarboost was one of our best new running shoes of 2019, that’s 50 percent off today, and down to just $80. Head over to Adidas.com to check out all sale items. — Meg Lappe

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SunSki Sunglasses
Sunski Sunglasses Sale
Save 25% For the beach, mountains, and everywhere the sun’s out. Sunski Sunglasses are lightweight, polarized and made of recycled materials. For a limited time, get 25% off and free shipping on all models, only in the Gear Patrol Store.
— Gear Patrol Store

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Marathon General Purpose Field Watch
Save 25%: Right now, you can take around 25% off the quartz-powered date version of the General Purpose field watch on Huckberry, which has been discounted from $400 down to $301. The General Purpose field watch features tritium tube illumination on the hands and a 34mm case. While this may sound small by modern standards, the watch wears extremely well and its 12mm depth offsets somewhat the smaller width. — Oren Hartov


Moccamaster Coffee Pot
Save 20%: The champions of the coffee making space — Bonavita, Breville, Bunn, Cuisinart, Hamilton and the rest — all, to some extent, practice it. Every now and again, what we know about coffee changes and the coffee maker changes with it, but serious shifts seldom occur.

For those who’d prefer to get a coffee maker that resists change, there’s Moccamaster — the first drip coffee maker to obtain the SCA’s badge of approval (which is incredibly difficult) and one of the fastest brewers in the world.

Of its many features, two stand out: a copper heating element and the ability to disassemble. Given the material’s natural heat conductivity, copper coils heat water more quickly than machines using steel or other methods (the only machine we’ve tested that brews faster is Breville’s Precision Brewer). The ability to take the whole thing apart is also unique, and it allows for troubleshooting and fixing at home rather than losing your source of coffee to the mail for a few weeks (it’s also great for cleaning the machine).

Today, Moccamaster’s KBG model is 20 percent off on Amazon. It’s the 40-ounce model that uses a glass carafe and hot plate rather than the classic stainless steel thermo-carafe. — Will Price

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The North Face Summit L3 Ventrix Hoodie
Save $65: The North Face was late to ultra-breathable active insulation game. But when it ultimately made an entry with Ventrix in Fall 2017, it was easy to forgive the lag. Like other synthetic insulation, you can think of Ventrix as an alternative to down that’s more water-resistant, if a little less packable. But The North Face made sure to make it different; the polyester fluff is breathable because it has laser-cut perforations that open and close with motion. The idea here is that a jacket like the Summit L3 Ventrix Hoodie, for instance, works to keep you cooler during activity and warmer during rest.

It works remarkably well. We’ve skied, hiked and commuted in Ventrix in various forms cooked up by The North Face. The Summit L3 Ventrix Hoodie tops the list — and earned a spot in our ranking of the best synthetic down jackets available — and right now you can get it for 25 percent (that’s $65) off. Not bad, considering cold temperatures are only weeks away. — Tanner Bowden


Bell Race Star Helmets
Save Up to 50%: Summer may be winding down, but that doesn’t mean you need to roll your motorcycle back into the garage. There’s still plenty of time to hit the road and ride. Which means there’s no reason to wait to invest in one of those new helmets you’ve had your eye on for a while now.

And isn’t it your lucky day: Right now, RevZilla is offering big savings on Bell helmets equipped with Roland Sands Design liveries, with some on sale for as much as 50% off. These helmets bring all the trademark protection and security you’d expect from a legendary name like Bell, but with the retro cool brought to the table by motorcycle racer-turned-bike builder-and-accessorizer Roland Sands. A good motorcycle helmet deal is usually sure to perk any rider up — but being able to grab lids with these fresh looks for hundreds of dollars off sticker, well, that’s better than your morning coffee. — Will Sabel Courtney

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Mighty Vibe
Save $16: The Mighty Vibe ($85) is a little screen-less music player, sort of like an old iPod Shuffle, that’s specifically designed to work with Spotify. If you’re a Spotify Premium subscriber, you can download playlists and podcasts to the Mighty Vibe and then listen to them offline. This makes the Mighty Vibe a particularly useful gadget for runners (who are Spotify Premium subscribers) who don’t want to bring their smartphone on their run; it’s not only small, but it has a built-in clip that you can attach to your shirt or shorts. Right now, you can get a pretty good deal on the Mighty Vibe. Just enter the code “MIGHTYCHEAP” at checkout, and the normally $86 music player will cost you just $70. — Tucker Bowe


Burrow Sofas
Save Up to $600: Available upholstered and in leather, Burrow’s sofas ship in pieces that can be assembled or disassembled in about 15 minutes, making it the perfect renter’s sofa. The frame is birch wood, the legs are oak and there’s a nifty charging cable built into the base. While not as low as Ikea, it’s prices are fair (full-size couches start at $1,395). Now and until September 9, those prices are a bit better.

The company’s Labor Day sale is now live, offering sitewide discounts that scale with your order total — $50 off for $500 orders, $150 off for $1,100 orders and all the way up to $600 off for $2,600 orders. The sale is added to your cart using the code that corresponds to your order total. Codes are listed on the site’s homepage. — Will Price

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iPad Pro (2019)
Save $200 or More: If you’ve been considering picking up an iPad Pro, there’s never been a better time. Amazon has dropped the prices of the latest models and now they’re the cheapest they’ve ever been. The best deals are on “renewed” models. The smaller of the two tablets, the 11-inch iPad Pro, is $180 off if you opt for the configuration with cellular and Wi-Fi, and 256GB of storage. If you’d prefer the larger of the two, Amazon is selling renewed models of the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, Wi-Fi-only models with 512GB of storage for over $200 off. Both these days are part of Amazon’s “Deals of the Day” and aren’t expected to last long. — Tucker Bowe

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NFL Star Carson Wentz on the Outdoor Gear He Can’t Live Without
NFL Star Carson Wentz on the Outdoor Gear He Can’t Live Without

As great as he is in the backfield, he may be even better in the backcountry.

The Best Wireless Earbuds of 2019 – Which Is Right for You?
The Best Wireless Earbuds of 2019 – Which Is Right for You?

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This Military Watch’s Bizarre Design Had a Critical Purpose in WW2
This Military Watch’s Bizarre Design Had a Critical Purpose in WW2

The "Canteen Watch" from WW2 looks totally impractical and outlandish, but it was very purpose-built indeed, with a totally badass backstory.

These Are the Best Portable Bluetooth Speakers You Can Buy Right Now
These Are the Best Portable Bluetooth Speakers You Can Buy Right Now

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The 6 Best Electric Shavers of 2019
The 6 Best Electric Shavers of 2019

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Save Over $100 on the Best Smart Lock for Most Homes
Save Over $100 on the Best Smart Lock for Most Homes

If you have August or Nest smart home products, this smart lock will work with them.


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