August 26 - 30, 2019

A Look Back at the Gear We Discovered This Week


August 31, 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 26

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.

Tuesday, August 27

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.

Wednesday, August 28

The Toyota Land Cruiser Is Outdated and Overpriced
The Toyota Land Cruiser Is Outdated and Overpriced

How does Toyota expect anyone to take a 10-year-old luxury SUV with an $85,000 price tag and a mainstream badge seriously?

Business Travelers Will Love This Compact Suitcase
Business Travelers Will Love This Compact Suitcase

An everyday suitcase priced under $250.

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.

One of Camping’s Most Creative Brands Just Made Its First Backpacks
One of Camping’s Most Creative Brands Just Made Its First Backpacks

Kammok, a gear company best known for its camping hammocks, made a new line of bags that includes two backpacks, a duffel, and a hip pack.

This $4,400 Luxury Fridge Is Secretly for Whiskey Lovers
This $4,400 Luxury Fridge Is Secretly for Whiskey Lovers

LG makes a refrigerator with a Craft Ice maker that mass produces spherical ice for a perfectly chilled and undiluted beverage.

This Blacked Out BMW Is So Dark, You Can Barely See It
This Blacked Out BMW Is So Dark, You Can Barely See It

For the launch of the all-new X6, BMW painted one in Vantablack—a substance so dark, the human eye cannot perceive it in three dimensions.

This Is One Hell of a Classy Way to Learn Watch History
This Is One Hell of a Classy Way to Learn Watch History

A gloriously illustrated new book traces the evolution of watches through the 20th century.

The New Ford Bronco Might Be Better than the Wrangler in an Important Way
The New Ford Bronco Might Be Better than the Wrangler in an Important Way

Like the Wrangler, the Bronco might be able to go doorless. But it might have an added way to keep you inside should you crash with the doors off.

Ask Alexa Anything on Fitbit’s Newest Smartwatch
Ask Alexa Anything on Fitbit’s Newest Smartwatch

Finally, you can bring Alexa with you everywhere.

Time Is Running Out to Score the Ultimate Labor Day Meat Deal
Time Is Running Out to Score the Ultimate Labor Day Meat Deal

Don't let your grill cool down for the season without giving Porter Road a visit.

Thursday, August 29

Recondition Your Favorite Leather Jacket With Armstrong’s All Natural
Recondition Your Favorite Leather Jacket With Armstrong’s All Natural

Armstrong's All Natural is a 100% natural leather conditioner and leather wax that will help you get new life out of your favorite leather apparel.

This Is Your Last Chance to Try One of the Highest-Rated Beers Ever
This Is Your Last Chance to Try One of the Highest-Rated Beers Ever

Founders Brewing has announced it will release the revered imperial porter beer CBS (Canadian Breakfast Stout) one final time this fall.

These New Boxer Briefs Are Insanely Light — and Perfect for Tough Workouts
These New Boxer Briefs Are Insanely Light — and Perfect for Tough Workouts

Mack Weldon's latest undergarment (almost) feels like you're wearing nothing at all.

These Affordable New Field Watches Feature Traditional Tattoo Design
These Affordable New Field Watches Feature Traditional Tattoo Design

An affordable new series from Timex fuses its Scout field watch with designs by traditional Hawaiian tattoo artist Keone Nunes.

McIntosh Announces Its Most Powerful Hybrid Integrated Amplifier
McIntosh Announces Its Most Powerful Hybrid Integrated Amplifier

The McIntosh MA352 is able to output 200-watts per channel, meaning it should be able to drive any loudspeakers.

Ford’s Newest Patent Could Revolutionize Tailgating and Camping
Ford’s Newest Patent Could Revolutionize Tailgating and Camping

Practical drawbacks may keep Ford's new patent from ever hitting production, but that won't stop your base-camp bliss.

Garmin’s Newest Smartwatch Gets Its Power From a Surprising Place
Garmin’s Newest Smartwatch Gets Its Power From a Surprising Place

Garmin's Fenix 6 comes in three sizes and over 15 different looks.

This Ultra-Popular Military-Inspired Backpack Just Got an Upgrade
This Ultra-Popular Military-Inspired Backpack Just Got an Upgrade

Mystery Ranch just upgraded its best-selling Urban Assualt backpack to one that's slightly bigger and packed with features.

This Elegant New Watch Is a Lot More Complicated than it Looks
This Elegant New Watch Is a Lot More Complicated than it Looks

The new H. Moser & Cie Pioneer Perpetual Calendar MD is a clever take on the brand's signature complication with stunning dial executions.

The New Land Rover Defender Launch Schedule: Here Are All the Details
The New Land Rover Defender Launch Schedule: Here Are All the Details

We finally have a confirmed launch for the 2020 Land Rover Defender. Here is all the relevant information you need.

Friday, August 30

Tracksmith’s Fall Gear Will Have You Itching to Run
Tracksmith’s Fall Gear Will Have You Itching to Run

Tracksmith takes its fall cue from the current training season, which is constantly a work in progress.

This Ultra-Popular Sous Vide Circulator Just Got Way, Way Better
This Ultra-Popular Sous Vide Circulator Just Got Way, Way Better

Anova's Precision Cooker was already one of the two best sous vide circulators money could buy. Now it's better in every way.

Subaru’s New WRX and STI May Arrive Next Year, But With a Controversial Change
Subaru’s New WRX and STI May Arrive Next Year, But With a Controversial Change

A rumor says Subaru will debut a new WRX in 2020. One change won't be popular with manual transmission lovers.

A Knife Company Just Made the Ideal EDC Pen
A Knife Company Just Made the Ideal EDC Pen

The James Brand is best known for its sleek and minimalist pocket knives, but it just released its take on the compact pen.

Your Wardrobe Needs Filson’s Quintessential Western Shirt
Your Wardrobe Needs Filson’s Quintessential Western Shirt

Made with brushed 6.2-ounce cotton twill.

Carhartt WIP Updated These Classic Converse Sneakers
Carhartt WIP Updated These Classic Converse Sneakers

Available in Duck Brown or Camo Olive.

Christopher Nolan and Martin Scorsese Want Your TV to Stop Ruining Their Movies
Christopher Nolan and Martin Scorsese Want Your TV to Stop Ruining Their Movies

So they, along with the UHD Alliance and a host of other directors, have introduced Filmmaker's Mode.

This Hamilton Watch Is the First of Its Kind
This Hamilton Watch Is the First of Its Kind

The Gear Patrol Special Edition watch is a go-anywhere, do-anything diver designed by Gear Patrol and produced by Hamilton. Available exclusively in the Gear Patrol Store.

A New Mercedes G-Wagen Is Expensive, So Check Out This Awesome Vintage One
A New Mercedes G-Wagen Is Expensive, So Check Out This Awesome Vintage One

The Mercedes G-Class SUV is spectacular, but so is its price tag. This vintage G-Class will give you the same handsome looks for a lot less.

Store Your Vinyl in Style
Store Your Vinyl in Style

Up to 100 LPs fit nicely into this exquisite record crate, handmade from locally sourced walnut and white oak. At the corners, masterful craftsmanship can be seen in the exposed dovetail joinery, which adds not...

An Affordable, Mechanical Dive Watch for About $300? Check This Out
An Affordable, Mechanical Dive Watch for About $300? Check This Out

Merlin is new microbrand is launching with a solid dive watch offering a ton of value, especially at early-bird pricing.

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