September 2 - 6, 2019

A Look Back at the Gear We Discovered This Week


September 7, 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, September 2

This May Be the Perfect Summer Watch
This May Be the Perfect Summer Watch

Autodromo's automotive-inspired Group B was already a damn good casual wearer, but the new Corsica Blue dial makes it that much more fun.

Tuesday, September 3

The Watch World’s “Oscar” Contenders Were Just Announced. Here Are 5 of Our Favorites
The Watch World’s “Oscar” Contenders Were Just Announced. Here Are 5 of Our Favorites

Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) are like the Academy Awards of the watch world and include 84 watches up for 18 prizes.

What You Need to Know About E-Biking in National Parks
What You Need to Know About E-Biking in National Parks

The NPS just announced its official policy on the matter — here are the highlights.

One of Our Favorite Versions of the Jeep Wrangler Has Returned
One of Our Favorite Versions of the Jeep Wrangler Has Returned

The Wrangler Willys offers a spectacular combination of off-road features at a great price—and it's back for the 2020 model year for the first time on the latest model.

This Affordable Chore Coat Is a Fall Must-Have
This Affordable Chore Coat Is a Fall Must-Have

A workwear classic available in green, blue and tan.

This Whiskey Will Be a Serious Contender for Best Bourbon of the Year
This Whiskey Will Be a Serious Contender for Best Bourbon of the Year

A blend of some of the oldest Four Roses bourbon ever bottled.

Bugatti Shatters Record to Become the Fastest Car in the World, But There’s a Catch
Bugatti Shatters Record to Become the Fastest Car in the World, But There’s a Catch

The Bugatti Chiron has become the first car to break the 300-mile-per-hour barrier. But does it count if it's not production-spec?

This Might Be the Best Version of the Standard Everyday Backpack
This Might Be the Best Version of the Standard Everyday Backpack

Evergoods recently revealed the Civic Half Zip 22L, its take on the classic single-compartment everyday backpack.

If You Own a Nintendo Switch, Get These Wireless Headphones
If You Own a Nintendo Switch, Get These Wireless Headphones

Tired of using wired headphones with your Switch? Ya, we are too.

Wednesday, September 4

This Affordable, Blacked Out Timepiece Is Half-Dive Watch, Half-Streetwear
This Affordable, Blacked Out Timepiece Is Half-Dive Watch, Half-Streetwear

MVMT teamed up with digital artist Jeff Cole on a special collaboration watch, limited to 500 pieces.

Roku’s First Soundbar Is the Cheap Upgrade Your TV Needs
Roku’s First Soundbar Is the Cheap Upgrade Your TV Needs

Roku just announced its first-ever soundbar and wireless subwoofer.

This Mouse Will Give You Scrolling Superpowers
This Mouse Will Give You Scrolling Superpowers

The MX Master 3 mouse will ruin you for other scroll wheels forever.

One of the Most Beautiful Watches Ever Made Is Now Available in Steel
One of the Most Beautiful Watches Ever Made Is Now Available in Steel

The "Corne de vache" chronograph from Vacheron Constantin is available for the first time in serial production in stainless steel.

If You’re an Athlete, This Mattress Could Be Your New Secret Weapon
If You’re an Athlete, This Mattress Could Be Your New Secret Weapon

Zoma is a performance-enhancing sleep system with years of research, design, and testing in the books.

This Land Rover Defender Pickup Is Cool Enough to Make James Bond Jealous
This Land Rover Defender Pickup Is Cool Enough to Make James Bond Jealous

The Himalaya Spectre is a V8-powered crew cab truck worthy of a secret agent's love.

These Are a Great Outdoorsman’s Favorite Boots
These Are a Great Outdoorsman’s Favorite Boots

Wyman Meinzer's go-to boots.

The Jeep Wrangler’s New Engine Will Make It Even Better for Overlanding
The Jeep Wrangler’s New Engine Will Make It Even Better for Overlanding

Jeep's new engine option for the Wrangler will help it go harder and longer when it leaves the pavement.

This Borderline Insane New Downhill Mountain Bike Is Built for Speed
This Borderline Insane New Downhill Mountain Bike Is Built for Speed

Pivot's newest bike, the Phoenix 29, shines on downhills and all over the bike park.

Ardbeg’s New 19-Year-Old Scotch Whisky Is for Peat-Heads
Ardbeg’s New 19-Year-Old Scotch Whisky Is for Peat-Heads

The first addition to Ardbeg's permanent collection in 20 years is an almost-20-year-old peat monster.

Now You Can Get an Ultralight Raft Originally Designed for the Military
Now You Can Get an Ultralight Raft Originally Designed for the Military

Uncharted Supply Co. recently modified its military-only ultralight packraft design and brought it to the public.

Developing the All-Electric Porsche Taycan Wasn’t Easy
Developing the All-Electric Porsche Taycan Wasn’t Easy

We sat down with Porsche chassis engineer Ingo Albers at the launch of the all-new Taycan to learn just how hard it was to create the sport car brand's first electric vehicle.

Thursday, September 5

This New Coffee Table Book Is the Best Homage to Ski Culture
This New Coffee Table Book Is the Best Homage to Ski Culture

James Niehues has painted nearly 200 trail maps for ski resorts around the world. Now, his work is collected in a new coffee table book.

Finally, Sennheiser Releases New Flagship Noise-Canceling Headphones
Finally, Sennheiser Releases New Flagship Noise-Canceling Headphones

The Sennheiser Momentum Wireless headphones have all the new features that new consumers want.

Carhartt WIP Updated These Iconic Clarks Boots
Carhartt WIP Updated These Iconic Clarks Boots

Available in olive and Hamilton Brown suede.

Adidas’s New Gym-Ready Headphones Are Unbelievably Washable
Adidas’s New Gym-Ready Headphones Are Unbelievably Washable

No matter how much you sweat, these headphones will stay fresh -- and sound great.

This Blacked-Out Watch Is Finally Available In Steel
This Blacked-Out Watch Is Finally Available In Steel

Malaysia-based microbrand Ming has released the 17.06, available in DLC-coated stainless steel in a black or copper finish.

Clean Up Your Apartment With These Manly Scented Candles
Clean Up Your Apartment With These Manly Scented Candles

Winford Candles will de-funk your pad with masculine scents like Casablance, Woods No. 22 and Apple Tobacco.

Philips Hue’s New Smart Lights Look Good Switched On and Off
Philips Hue’s New Smart Lights Look Good Switched On and Off

The new Philips Hue Filament Collection is the first smart bulb to consider aesthetics.

Sonos Is Killing the Play:1 and Replacing It With the Sonos One SL
Sonos Is Killing the Play:1 and Replacing It With the Sonos One SL

The Sonos One SL is essentially a Sonos One speaker, but without Alexa or Google Assistant.

This New Pilots Watch Is a Game-Changer For Oris
This New Pilots Watch Is a Game-Changer For Oris

The Big Crown ProPilot X Calibre115 features a completely skeletonized in-house movement and a 44mm titanium case.

Sonos Move: Everything You Need to Know About Sonos’s First Portable Speaker
Sonos Move: Everything You Need to Know About Sonos’s First Portable Speaker

The Sonos Move can work as a traditional Sonos speaker in a multi-room system, but then be quickly converting into a portable Bluetooth speaker.

Friday, September 6

This Dive Watch Now Comes in a Striking Green Dial
This Dive Watch Now Comes in a Striking Green Dial

TAG Heuer's flagship dive watch gets a new green treatment and features 100m of water resistance and an automatic Cal. 5 movement.

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.

This Tactical Watch Now Comes in Stainless Steel
This Tactical Watch Now Comes in Stainless Steel

The Nixon Regulus features a 46mm case, two chronographs and three customizable alarms as well as a silent mode.

These New Mid-Century Modern Tables Are Going to Sell Out in Hours
These New Mid-Century Modern Tables Are Going to Sell Out in Hours

There's 600 of them available and they're made with wood from the Eameses own house.

These New Red Wing Heritage Boots Are Inspired by Vintage Hikers
These New Red Wing Heritage Boots Are Inspired by Vintage Hikers

Available in Briar Oil Slick and Olive Mohave leathers.

These Look Like Noise-Canceling AirPods. What’s the Catch?
These Look Like Noise-Canceling AirPods. What’s the Catch?

The Sony WF-1000XM3 are really the only great noise-canceling true wireless earbuds. Could these AirPod lookalikes be their next big rival?

We Love The North Face’s Classic ’90s Styles With a Twist
We Love The North Face’s Classic ’90s Styles With a Twist

The North Face brings back three '90s showstoppers, all re-designed with sustainable materials.

The Next Generation of Audi’s Baddest Sport Sedan Is About to Be Revealed
The Next Generation of Audi’s Baddest Sport Sedan Is About to Be Revealed

Audi is not finished dropping flashy high-performance RS models on us in 2019.

The Best AirPod Alternatives Are Now Better Than Ever
The Best AirPod Alternatives Are Now Better Than Ever

The Jabra Elite 65t and Jabra Elite Active 65t have been two of AirPods biggest rivals. Now Jabra has released a new, better version of its esteemed true wireless earbuds.

These Are the Best New Bikes and Bike Products, According to Experts
These Are the Best New Bikes and Bike Products, According to Experts

The judges at Europe's biggest bike trade show, Eurobike, have spoken. And wow, they sure do love e-bikes, huh?

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