September 9 - 13, 2019

A Look Back at the Gear We Discovered This Week


September 14, 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.


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Off Shelves for Years, This Insider-Favorite Bourbon Is Finally Coming Back
Off Shelves for Years, This Insider-Favorite Bourbon Is Finally Coming Back

Back this fall: Smooth Ambler's Old Scout 99.

This Cold Brew Coffee Gives You a Different Kind of Buzz
This Cold Brew Coffee Gives You a Different Kind of Buzz

A specialty coffee roaster and one of the biggest beer makers in the world walk into a bar...

Maker’s Mark’s New Bourbon Is Just the Right Amount of Weird
Maker’s Mark’s New Bourbon Is Just the Right Amount of Weird

If you like apple pie, you're going to love the new Maker's Mark.

Here Is Where to Buy the Hot Ones Hot Sauce Season 10 Lineup
Here Is Where to Buy the Hot Ones Hot Sauce Season 10 Lineup

First We Feast's Hot Ones' hot sauce lineup for season 10 was announced, and they're upping the Scovilles. Here's where to buy them.

Four Years in the Making, This Minimalist Pen Is the First of Its Kind
Four Years in the Making, This Minimalist Pen Is the First of Its Kind

Four years in the making, Grovemade's first pen is everything but disposable.

Like Cast Iron? This Pro Skillet Is Lighter, Easier to Season and More Durable
Like Cast Iron? This Pro Skillet Is Lighter, Easier to Season and More Durable

Lighter, more durable and more non-stick than cast-iron skillets, these iron pans are totally unique.

Motoring

We’ll Have to Wait Even Longer to See Tesla’s ‘Heart-Stopping’ Pickup Truck
We’ll Have to Wait Even Longer to See Tesla’s ‘Heart-Stopping’ Pickup Truck

CEO Elon Musk previously suggested his company's "cyberpunk" electric pickup truck would arrive in September or October. Now it seems November might be more likely.

The New Land Rover Defender: What You Need To Know
The New Land Rover Defender: What You Need To Know

The 2020 Land Rover Defender is about to debut. Here's what we know about the engine, platform, off-road capability and price.

Why Would a Car Company Wait 50 Years to Release a Convertible This Perfect?
Why Would a Car Company Wait 50 Years to Release a Convertible This Perfect?

Ferrari's new V12-powered roadster, the 812 GTS, is its first regular-production front-engined 12-cylinder droptop in half a century. We went to Maranello to find out why they waited so long.

Mercedes-Benz’s New Electric Concept Car Heralds the Future of the Brand
Mercedes-Benz’s New Electric Concept Car Heralds the Future of the Brand

The Mercedes-Benz Vision EQS is both a broad look into Daimler's plans...and a sneak preview of an S-Class-sized electric car.

Audi’s New Electric Overlanding Concept Uses a Fleet of Drones for Headlights
Audi’s New Electric Overlanding Concept Uses a Fleet of Drones for Headlights

A technical innovation that would eliminate headlights altogether.

The Cheapest Land Rover Defender Might Make It to America
The Cheapest Land Rover Defender Might Make It to America

The new Defender starts around $50,000 here in the States right now—but a stripped-down version sold elsewhere could be in the cards for us.

Is This What the Next BMW M4 Will Look Like?
Is This What the Next BMW M4 Will Look Like?

BMW's best car will be an unpleasant sight to behold, if this concept is anything to judge it by.

This 4-Wheel-Drive Ford Camper Van Is an Overlanding Beast
This 4-Wheel-Drive Ford Camper Van Is an Overlanding Beast

Anyone interested in a Ford E-Series camper van with Jeep Wrangler-level off-road capability?

Volkswagen Could Keep America from Getting an Electric GTI
Volkswagen Could Keep America from Getting an Electric GTI

The electric hatchback Volkswagen is not bringing to the U.S. should get some hotter siblings.

This Cheap Mercedes G-Wagen Could Be Your Awesome Overlanding Rig
This Cheap Mercedes G-Wagen Could Be Your Awesome Overlanding Rig

This awesome, affordable G-Wagen is ready to hit the trail.

This Gorgeous Camping Trailer Will Make You Feel Like You’re on a Yacht
This Gorgeous Camping Trailer Will Make You Feel Like You’re on a Yacht

This Bowlus Road Chief trailer will make you feel like you're cruising the California coastline, cool as a smooth Seventies rock star.

This Custom BMW Cafe Racer Proves Some Motorcycles Are Truly Timeless
This Custom BMW Cafe Racer Proves Some Motorcycles Are Truly Timeless

Seeking to zip from coffee shop to coffee shop and look great doing it? This 1981 BMW R100 is the perfect bike for you.

Outdoors and Fitness

These Boots Mark 40 Years of Danner Using Gore-Tex
These Boots Mark 40 Years of Danner Using Gore-Tex

A 6-inch boot with a Gore-tex membrane and Vibram sole.

This Fixed-Blade Knife Is Ready For Anything
This Fixed-Blade Knife Is Ready For Anything

The Hell Gap is built to be capable of doing everything from digging roots in the backyard to dicing onions for your camp breakfast burrito.

Nike Launches One of the Lightest Jordans Ever
Nike Launches One of the Lightest Jordans Ever

Nike updates the Air Jordan XXXIV to look like no other Jordan of the past.

Under Armour’s Insane New Street-to-Summit Sneakers Are Surprisingly Affordable
Under Armour’s Insane New Street-to-Summit Sneakers Are Surprisingly Affordable

The brand's latest fusion of style and performance is built to tackle tough trails, look good doing it and not (totally) break the bank.

Garmin’s Latest Fitness Tracker Is Its Most Elegant and Approachable Yet
Garmin’s Latest Fitness Tracker Is Its Most Elegant and Approachable Yet

Forget everything you think you know about fitness trackers. Because the Venu is downright gorgeous — and packed with user-friendly features, too.

This New Tent Is for People Who Don’t Like Camping
This New Tent Is for People Who Don’t Like Camping

Snow Peaks new tent is about living outdoors, not surviving it.

Yeti’s New Bags Aren’t for Hardcore Outdoorsmen
Yeti’s New Bags Aren’t for Hardcore Outdoorsmen

Yeti's built a reputation amongst the most hardcore outdoorsman with its ulta-rugged products. Its newest release isn't for them though.

Style

The Website Making Diamonds No Fuss
The Website Making Diamonds No Fuss

Jamesallen.com is helping demystify the whole endeavor of finding the perfect ring, with 200,000 plus diamonds, you will find the perfect one.

These New Levi’s Shirts Are Game Changing
These New Levi’s Shirts Are Game Changing

The fabric, thread, buttons and labels are made completely of cotton.

Everlane Perfected Its Wardrobe Basics for Everyday Wear
Everlane Perfected Its Wardrobe Basics for Everyday Wear

Backed with a year-long guarantee.

This Brand Is Changing Men’s Skincare for the Better
This Brand Is Changing Men’s Skincare for the Better

Urth Skin Solutions' formulas are all-natural and designed specifically for men.

Filson Made a Limited-Edition Chore Coat Worth the Cash
Filson Made a Limited-Edition Chore Coat Worth the Cash

Made from rugged 11.5-ounce dry-finish Tin Cloth.

These Look Like Your Favorite Leather Boots, But They’re Made in Japan
These Look Like Your Favorite Leather Boots, But They’re Made in Japan

With a Horween leather upper, Japanese brass hardware and a Vibram sole.

Tech

These Dieter Rams-Designed Speakers Are High-End Alternatives to Sonos
These Dieter Rams-Designed Speakers Are High-End Alternatives to Sonos

Braun hasn't been in the speaker-making business for nearly 30 years, but that's changing.

With the iPhone Pro, Apple Is Finally Justifying the Price of Its Most Expensive Phones
With the iPhone Pro, Apple Is Finally Justifying the Price of Its Most Expensive Phones

Apple just announced its new iPhones. Here's everything you need to know.

Why Titanium Is the Best Premium Material for an Apple Watch Yet
Why Titanium Is the Best Premium Material for an Apple Watch Yet

The already popular tool watch material makes so much sense for smartwatches.

The Best Announcement from the Apple Event Was on Old Hardware
The Best Announcement from the Apple Event Was on Old Hardware

The launch of Apple's Series 5 watch means a huge price slash for the Series 3.

At Just $329, Apple’s New iPad May Finally Replace Your Laptop
At Just $329, Apple’s New iPad May Finally Replace Your Laptop

The newest tablet from Apple may be powerful enough to take on laptops.

Apple’s New Streaming Service Will Be Half the Price of Netflix and Hulu
Apple’s New Streaming Service Will Be Half the Price of Netflix and Hulu

Apple announced the release date of its streaming service Apple TV+ during its big event.

Apple Now Makes It Easy to Completely Customize Your Apple Watch
Apple Now Makes It Easy to Completely Customize Your Apple Watch

Pick your Apple Watch's case size, case material, and strap, and stand out from the crowd with a unique timepiece.

The iPad Is More of a Laptop Than Ever Before. Here’s Why
The iPad Is More of a Laptop Than Ever Before. Here’s Why

Apple is making big changes to the way we use iPads.

Mophie’s Battery Cases for the New iPhones Are Already on the Way
Mophie’s Battery Cases for the New iPhones Are Already on the Way

Battery cases for the new iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max are coming this October.

Big News: You Can Now Extend An iPhone’s Warranty for Longer Than Two Years
Big News: You Can Now Extend An iPhone’s Warranty for Longer Than Two Years

Apple is updating AppleCare+, its warranty service, so that you can pay a monthly fee after your 24 months of coverage runs out.

This Wireless Speaker Is a High-End Alternative to Sonos or Apple’s HomePod
This Wireless Speaker Is a High-End Alternative to Sonos or Apple’s HomePod

It's a powered Wi-Fi speaker that supports AirPlay 2, Spotify Connect and Bluetooth.

Watches

Odell Beckham Jr. Rocked a $350,000 Watch on the Field
Odell Beckham Jr. Rocked a $350,000 Watch on the Field

The Cleveland Browns wide receiver played Sunday's game wearing a timepiece worth more than your house.

This Affordable, Field-Inspired Watch Celebrates Fossil Watches of the 1990s
This Affordable, Field-Inspired Watch Celebrates Fossil Watches of the 1990s

The new Defender, which celebrates a cool field watch from the 1990s, is the latest entrant in the Archival Series from Fossil.

This Elegant GMT Watch Is Now Available in a Special Limited Edition
This Elegant GMT Watch Is Now Available in a Special Limited Edition

Swedish microbrand Bravure has released a new limited edition version of its Geography watch with a gold-toned case and attractive green dial.

This Is the Perfect Storage Solution for a Small Watch Collection
This Is the Perfect Storage Solution for a Small Watch Collection

Shinola's new watch collector's box is made of oak, has space for four of your prized watches, and is customizable with your initials.

This All-Black Dive Watch Is Helping to Save Manta Rays
This All-Black Dive Watch Is Helping to Save Manta Rays

Highlighting ocean conservancy, the Carl F. Bucherer Patravi ScubaTec Black Manta Special Edition is a hardcore dive watch with a heart.

One of Our Favorite Affordable Mechanical Watches Is Back in Green
One of Our Favorite Affordable Mechanical Watches Is Back in Green

The Marlin, a $200 hand-wound dress watch from Timex and Todd Snyder, is back — this time with a gold-tone case and a green dial.

This Wearable, Affordable New Chronograph Watch Packs a Seiko Automatic Movement
This Wearable, Affordable New Chronograph Watch Packs a Seiko Automatic Movement

Yema's newest vintage-inspired watch revives a classic chronograph from the 1960s with a Seiko automatic movement and solid modern features.

This New Automotive-Inspired, Affordable Chronograph Watch Starts at Just $275
This New Automotive-Inspired, Affordable Chronograph Watch Starts at Just $275

The new Jack Mason Camber racing chronograph is available in several different configurations and starts at just $275.

This Watch Gives You Totally Useless Information. But It’s Just So Damn Cool
This Watch Gives You Totally Useless Information. But It’s Just So Damn Cool

The Urwerk UR-100 SpaceTime tells the time, but it also measures two things that only astrophysicists need worry about.

Casio’s Affordable New Outdoor Watch Offers More Tech Than Ever
Casio’s Affordable New Outdoor Watch Offers More Tech Than Ever

The new Pro Trek watches from Casio offer more G-Shock-level rugged, practical tech for serious outdoor use — and much more.

Jump on This Affordable Restocked Retro Watch Before It Sells Out
Jump on This Affordable Restocked Retro Watch Before It Sells Out

With its period-correct woven steel bracelet, day-date movement and dual-color 12-hour bezel, the Q Timex celebrates the quartz era.

This New Automatic GMT Watch Is Less Than $700
This New Automatic GMT Watch Is Less Than $700

A handsome, automatic GMT watch with a matching steel bracelet, 100m of water resistance and two dial options? Sign us up.

This Retro-Styled Chronograph Watch Features an Uncommon Movement
This Retro-Styled Chronograph Watch Features an Uncommon Movement

The new Alpina Startimer Pilot Heritage Monopusher Chronograph features a movement from La Joux-Perret and handsome vintage looks.

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