August 27, 2019

Today in Gear: The 2020 Land Rover Defender Leaks, One of 2018’s Best Bourbons Returns & More


August 27, 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

Would You Rather Have a More Powerful Toyota Supra or a Manual Supra?
Would You Rather Have a More Powerful Toyota Supra or a Manual Supra?

Both could be in the cards, says the car's chief engineer. It's just a matter of what to prioritize.

Panerai Introduces a New Automatic Movement In Thin, Wearable Cases
Panerai Introduces a New Automatic Movement In Thin, Wearable Cases

Panerai has introduced 6 slim Luminor Due models including new automatic movements, lightweight titanium cases, and very wearable sizes.

We Finally Know What the New Land Rover Defender Really Looks Like
We Finally Know What the New Land Rover Defender Really Looks Like

Behold the new Defender, caught uncovered on the set of the next James Bond film.

Even at $95, These Stainless Steel Skillets Are an Absolute Steal
Even at $95, These Stainless Steel Skillets Are an Absolute Steal

Material Kitchen made expensive, chef-favorite cookware somewhat affordable.

Yeti’s New Dog Bed Is Made for the Outdoorsy Pooch
Yeti’s New Dog Bed Is Made for the Outdoorsy Pooch

Yeti has released the Trail Head Dog Bed that is built so your adventure companion can come with you and stay comfy.

Otterbox’s System of Stackable Batteries Is for People Who Hate Charging Cables
Otterbox’s System of Stackable Batteries Is for People Who Hate Charging Cables

Smartphones don't need cables to charge. Neither should your portable batteries.

One of Last Year’s Best Bourbons Is Back in Stock (For Now)
One of Last Year’s Best Bourbons Is Back in Stock (For Now)

Pro tip: Old Fine Whisky is going to sell out again. Get a bottle before that happens.

Lifetime Leather
Lifetime Leather

Lotuff Leather's hand-made bags are the essence of American craftsmanship; for a limited time, get free monogramming on all Lotuff Leather goods.

This Lightweight New Omega Watch Is Made Almost Entirely from Titanium
This Lightweight New Omega Watch Is Made Almost Entirely from Titanium

The fascinating, highly technical, and sporty new Aqua Terra Ultra Light watch is made almost entirely from titanium for real athletic use.

Specialized’s New Bike Saddle Makes Cycling Better in a Huge Way
Specialized’s New Bike Saddle Makes Cycling Better in a Huge Way

Specialized just revealed a new product that it will release in 2020: the world's first 3D-printed bike saddle. We tested it.

There’s Never Been a Better Time to Buy These Ford SUVs, But Act Fast
There’s Never Been a Better Time to Buy These Ford SUVs, But Act Fast

Certain Ford SUV models are available for 20 percent off right now, but only until Labor Day.


Fresh Deals


Rhone Gym Short Sale
Save 60%: A crucial aspect of any workout is comfort — not just how your body feels, but what you’re wearing. It’s why the perpetually active can debate the merits of even the simplest piece of clothing, like a pair of shorts: details like pocket placement, waistband material and whether they include a built-in liner means the discerning consumer will find significant variability among available products.

Rhone tackles the finer points of workout shorts — for the gym, for running, for yoga and more — in creative (and comfortable) ways. Many of our favorite models, including those preferred by professional trainers, are currently on sale for an extra 40 percent off with code SaveSummer40. You can snag a pair of $78 shorts for just $32. There are a plethora of colors and styles available during Rhone’s surplus summer sale, so get them while you can. — Tanner Bowden


Huge Sale on Bell Helmets, With a Catch
Save Up to 50%: Bell’s Race Star helmet is a dynamite motorcycle lid for anyone who plans on hitting the track or back roads with verve. (Or at least wants other riders to think they’re hitting the pavement with verve.) Made with a carbon fiber 3K Carbon Shell to minimize weight, the Race Star doesn’t sacrifice offers protection at the altar of lightness; it meets or goes beyond Snell M2015 and DOT certifications, and packs a three-layer Flex Impact Liner to deal with crashes at any speeds. It’s been tested in wind tunnels to make sure the air flows over it with minimal fuss, while the Panovision viewport offers better visibility in all directions compared with Bell helmets past. And, of course, it just looks sweet.

Right now, thanks to a closeout deal over at Revzilla, you can pick up several variants of the Bell Race Star for massive savings — as much as 50% off on certain models. But there is, however, a catch: These sales are only available in small and extra-small helmets. If you need a bigger lid, you’ll probably want to look elsewhere; but if you’re cursed/blessed with a tiny head, well, today’s your lucky day. — Will Sabel Courtney

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Osprey Backpacks
Save 25%: Osprey has earned its clout amongst hikers and backpackers both hardcore and casual. And for good reason, too — its bags are some of the most comfortable we’ve carried. Beyond that, the company consistently finds the middle ground between lightweight minimalism and useful features. Right now, most of them are also on sale with a nice 25 percent chunk taken off the price.

The collection of discounted packs includes the award-winning Aether AG, a bag that’s ideal for multi-day treks and foreign travel. There’s also the smaller-volume Stratos, which is our choice for the best daypack for hiking. But Osprey makes more than hiking bags. Its line includes duffels, general-purpose travel packs and the newer Arcane, a town-oriented bag that’s perfect for commuting and school — that bag is 25 percent off, too. — Tanner Bowden

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Timex X Todd Snyder Blackjack Watch
Save 50%: Todd Snyder’s access to the Timex archives has resulted in all sorts of cool collaborations over the past few years, but the updated versions of the once-obscure “Sprite” models from the 1970s have proven so be some of our favorites. We were enthusiastic about the “Blackjack” watch when it first debuted, but in case you need a refresher, this is a sleek, automotive-inspired timepiece with cool “roulette wheel” dial done up in black and white, a black-finished case, 50m of water resistance, a quartz movement and a black Nato strap. The watch generally retails for only $138, but right now, you can nab it for just $69, a 50% savings. — Oren Hartov

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Goal Zero Sherpa 100AC
Save $60: Goal Zero is one of the biggest names in portable power, and right now through September 2 it’s having a big Labor Day sale – you can save 20 percent on some of its most popular products. There are deals on its large power station, the Yeti 1400 Lithium Power Station, as well as its portable solar panel, the Nomad 7 Plus. The one product that sticks out the most, however, is the Sherpa 100AC. The portable power banks is a beast, with a huge 25,600mAh capacity and a number of that allow you to charge everything from your smartphone to a laptop. Normally $300, Goal Zero is selling the Sherpa 100AC for $60 off right now. — Tucker Bowe

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Limited-Edition Gore-tex Clarks Wallabee Boots
Save 50%: These boots, a collaboration between End and Clarks, feature a modern pixelated camo leather upper and Vibram rubber outsole, with one pair available in the eye-catching “Earth Pixel” colorway and another pair in the more subdued “Gray Pixel.” Both pairs sport reflective 3M laces and branded pull tabs with military-style attachment loops along the heel. And thanks to a Gore-tex membrane built into the boot, you can stand in ankle-deep water without getting your socks wet.

While these boots are normally $235, End has a full-size run of each for just $119 today. — John Zientek


Today on Gear Patrol

Some of the Brand-New Cars We’re Still Excited to Meet This Year
Some of the Brand-New Cars We’re Still Excited to Meet This Year

Porsche and Volkswagen are going electric. Aston Martin will premier an SUV. And don't forget the return of the iconic Defender.

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.

How Topical Melatonin Can Improve Your Complexion
How Topical Melatonin Can Improve Your Complexion

With input from board-certified dermatologist James Collyer of Modern Dermatology.

This Unique Vintage Watch Offers a Complication You’ve Never Seen
This Unique Vintage Watch Offers a Complication You’ve Never Seen

These watches from the 1970s provided their intended customers with a reference for when to pray, and in which direction.

Here’s Everything You Need to Run Commute Like a Champ, According to Experts
Here’s Everything You Need to Run Commute Like a Champ, According to Experts

Five run commuting veterans share all the advice and gear you need to take your weekly mileage to the office.

The 25 Tools Every Home Needs
The 25 Tools Every Home Needs

Embrace your inner Tim Allen.

This Is the Best Smart Security Camera You Can Buy Right Now
This Is the Best Smart Security Camera You Can Buy Right Now

Our Editor's Pick for the best smart security camera you can buy right now is the Wyze Cam Pan.

How to Trim a Beard, According to an Expert
How to Trim a Beard, According to an Expert

Mike Gilman, the founder of the Grooming Lounge, shares his advice for taming stray follicles.


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