September 16 - 20, 2019

A Look Back at the Gear We Discovered This Week


September 21, 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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This Could Be Your Last Chance to Try One of Japan’s Most Famous Whiskies
This Could Be Your Last Chance to Try One of Japan’s Most Famous Whiskies

Hibiki 17 is among the most-awarded Japnaese whiskies ever. Here's where to get it before it's gone forever.

These Pots and Pans Were Designed to Teach You How to Cook
These Pots and Pans Were Designed to Teach You How to Cook

Don't know what the difference between frying, searing and sautéing is? Equal Parts is for you.

Buffalo Trace Just Dropped Its Most Hyped Whiskeys of the Year — Here’s Everything You Need to Know
Buffalo Trace Just Dropped Its Most Hyped Whiskeys of the Year — Here’s Everything You Need to Know

The Buffalo Trace Antique Collection has landed.

Here’s Everything That’s Happening on Day One of Our Biggest Event of the Year
Here’s Everything That’s Happening on Day One of Our Biggest Event of the Year

We’re bringing Gear Patrol’s mission to life this September 27-28 at Classic Car Club Manhattan, and you’re invited to join us. Here’s what you get access to on Day One of Stocked: A Product Culture...

These Award-Winning Knives Were Designed by One of America’s Best Chefs
These Award-Winning Knives Were Designed by One of America’s Best Chefs

Thomas Keller is one of the world's best chefs and cookbook authors.

Motoring

The Ford Bronco Might Beat the Jeep Wrangler in a Delightful Way
The Ford Bronco Might Beat the Jeep Wrangler in a Delightful Way

Like popping the doors off your Jeep? Then you might love the new Bronco.

Chevrolet May Be Planning to Destroy the Ford Raptor
Chevrolet May Be Planning to Destroy the Ford Raptor

Ford's toughest truck has owned its niche of the pickup truck market since it debuted in 2010. Chevy might change that.

Toyota Sells the Vintage Land Cruiser–Based Truck of Your Dreams, Just Not In the U.S.
Toyota Sells the Vintage Land Cruiser–Based Truck of Your Dreams, Just Not In the U.S.

South Africans may get the coolest Toyota truck on the global market.

Turbo Power May Finally Be Heading to the Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ
Turbo Power May Finally Be Heading to the Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ

A rumor has the next-generation Toyota 86/Subaru BRZ getting a bigger engine. But, will it get the turbo?

BMW’s Hottest New Sports Car May Be Powerful—and Pricey
BMW’s Hottest New Sports Car May Be Powerful—and Pricey

The M2 CS may wind up being BMW's best performance coupe, but it won't be cheap.

Embrace the Outdoors and Buy This Outstanding Vintage BMW Motorcycle
Embrace the Outdoors and Buy This Outstanding Vintage BMW Motorcycle

This 1990 BMW R100GS could be your ticket to ride.

Is Nissan About to Reveal the Electric Car Everyone Really Wants?
Is Nissan About to Reveal the Electric Car Everyone Really Wants?

300-mile range, a practical size, and 0-60 mph in less than five seconds.

Harley-Davidson’s New Motorcycle Proves It Hasn’t Left Its Heritage Behind
Harley-Davidson’s New Motorcycle Proves It Hasn’t Left Its Heritage Behind

Bikes like the LiveWire may have you thinking Harley is leaving its heritage behind. The Low Rider S says, "You kidding?"

Go Overlanding (Or Replace Your Home) With This Luxury Camping Trailer
Go Overlanding (Or Replace Your Home) With This Luxury Camping Trailer

This stunning camping trailer is prepped to hit the road or trail—or even provide a full-time residence.

Fiat Hopes This Giant Graphic Will Help Sell America’s Least Popular Car
Fiat Hopes This Giant Graphic Will Help Sell America’s Least Popular Car

This new Fiat appearance package might cause your next Tinder date to ask some questions.

Conquer Trails in Style and Silence With Zero Motorcycles’ New Electric Bike
Conquer Trails in Style and Silence With Zero Motorcycles’ New Electric Bike

Zero Motorcycles is bringing the DSR Black Forest Edition—an upfitted version of its most powerful dual sport bike—to the US for 2020.

Ford’s New Upgrade Makes the F-150 and Ranger Far Better Off-Road
Ford’s New Upgrade Makes the F-150 and Ranger Far Better Off-Road

Ford will offer F-150 and Ranger buyers a lift (kit), to help their off-roading game.

This Company Will Make Your Custom Land Rover Defender Dreams Come True
This Company Will Make Your Custom Land Rover Defender Dreams Come True

A Virginia company is taking orders for some seriously tricked-out Land Rover Defenders.

Honda’s New Motorcycle Pays Tribute to One of Its Best, But We Can’t Have It
Honda’s New Motorcycle Pays Tribute to One of Its Best, But We Can’t Have It

To pay tribute to the CB750, Honda is building a run of 80's enduro-inspired CB1100 RS bikes. Odd? Sure. But who cares when the end result looks this good?

Are the Porsche Boxster and Cayman Going to Turn Into Electric Cars?
Are the Porsche Boxster and Cayman Going to Turn Into Electric Cars?

The Porsche 718 Cayman and Boxster might trade internal combustion for batteries and electric motors in their next generation.

Is This All-Electric Vintage Land Cruiser Brilliant, Or Bizarre?
Is This All-Electric Vintage Land Cruiser Brilliant, Or Bizarre?

Vintage off-roaders are woefully fuel-inefficient. Electric "crate engines" may fix that.

Outdoors and Fitness

The Maker of the Swiss Army Knife Just Made Its First Fixed Blade
The Maker of the Swiss Army Knife Just Made Its First Fixed Blade

Victorinox is best known for its multi-purpose, red-handled Swiss Army Knife. Its newest blade is a far departure from that.

You Don’t Have to Ride Bikes to Love This New Cycling Clothing
You Don’t Have to Ride Bikes to Love This New Cycling Clothing

Pas Normal recently revealed a new clothing collection that's not meant to be worn while pedaling.

How Does Sustainability Factor Into the World of Products?
How Does Sustainability Factor Into the World of Products?

Today is a day of climate protest all across the globe for the Global Climate Strike. Here's some of our best reporting on the sustainability of products.

One of Nike’s Most Iconic Running Shoes Is Back and Better Than Ever
One of Nike’s Most Iconic Running Shoes Is Back and Better Than Ever

Launched 42 years ago, the Waffle Racer never really goes out of style.

The Adventure Insurance You Never Knew You Needed
The Adventure Insurance You Never Knew You Needed

Spot offers up an injury insurance subscription service that provides protection for all matter of adventures from skiing to rock climbing.

Patagonia’s New Fleeces Are Awesome, but They Aren’t for Camping
Patagonia’s New Fleeces Are Awesome, but They Aren’t for Camping

Patagonia helped invent fleece decades ago, and this year it's getting creative with the material in a new line called Fleecelab.

Style

Blundstone Made Sleek Chelsea Boots for City Living
Blundstone Made Sleek Chelsea Boots for City Living

Available in black, brown and tan.

This Travel-Friendly Backpack Is Functional and Affordable
This Travel-Friendly Backpack Is Functional and Affordable

Available in four versatile colors.

These Red Wing Heritage Boots Are Inspired by a Vintage Model
These Red Wing Heritage Boots Are Inspired by a Vintage Model

A collaboration with Swedish brand Indigofera.

This Personalized Take On Grooming Is the Upgrade Your Skin Needs
This Personalized Take On Grooming Is the Upgrade Your Skin Needs

Customized skincare — without the custom price tag.

Uniqlo’s Affordable Hybrid Down Jackets Are Instant Classics
Uniqlo’s Affordable Hybrid Down Jackets Are Instant Classics

Performance-focused jackets with street-friendly silhouettes.

Tech

This Is the Coolest New iPhone Feature You Haven’t Heard About
This Is the Coolest New iPhone Feature You Haven’t Heard About

Audio Sharing is a new feature that allows two sets of wireless headphones to pair to the same iPhone or iPad, that way they can listen to the same audio.

Testing the iPhone 11 Pro Max Camera: 4K 60fps Video Looks Incredible
Testing the iPhone 11 Pro Max Camera: 4K 60fps Video Looks Incredible

We took the new iPhone 11 Pro Max to Apple's 5th Avenue Store to test its 4K video capabilities. How's it look?

Should You Buy Nintendo’s New, More Affordable Handheld Console?
Should You Buy Nintendo’s New, More Affordable Handheld Console?

The early reviews of the Nintendo Switch Lite are in – here's what they're saying.

This MacBook Charger Is So Tiny It Can Fit In Your Pocket
This MacBook Charger Is So Tiny It Can Fit In Your Pocket

The ideal travel companion for your MacBook Pro or MacBook Air.

Our iPhone 11 Review, 5 Things to Know About CBD and More
Our iPhone 11 Review, 5 Things to Know About CBD and More

Plus, 5 things to know about CBD; opinions on the new Land Rover Defender; and how to build a mechanical keyboard.

Leica and Fender Just Released a Very Limited Camera and Guitar Set
Leica and Fender Just Released a Very Limited Camera and Guitar Set

Limited to 50 sets worldwide.

Want to Decorate Your Home with iPhone Photos? It’s Now Easier Than Ever
Want to Decorate Your Home with iPhone Photos? It’s Now Easier Than Ever

It's easier than ever to decorate your apartment with photos shot on your smartphone.

Amazon’s New Lossless Streaming Service Is Way Cheaper Than Tidal
Amazon’s New Lossless Streaming Service Is Way Cheaper Than Tidal

Interested? You can sign up for a free 90-day trial of Amazon Music HD right now.

The iPhone 11 Pro Max Battery Really Is Enormous
The iPhone 11 Pro Max Battery Really Is Enormous

A teardown of Apple's new flagship shows that it's battery has gotten a whole heck of a lot thicker.

Watches

Seiko Just Released Two Beautiful Automatic Watches. But You Can’t Have Them
Seiko Just Released Two Beautiful Automatic Watches. But You Can’t Have Them

Seiko has released two watches celebrating the 35th anniversary of Japanese retailer TiCTAC. But they're only available in Japan.

This World War II-Era, Military Panerai Dive Watch Is Up for Sale
This World War II-Era, Military Panerai Dive Watch Is Up for Sale

Manufactured around 1943, this military dive watch is just one of many vintage Panerais on sale at Oliver Smith Jewelers.

This Classically Styled Watch Looks Totally Different from Most Modern Chronographs
This Classically Styled Watch Looks Totally Different from Most Modern Chronographs

The new Yacht Timer watch from Frederique Constant is made for timing yacht races with a clean, handsome interpretation of the chronograph.

Two Storied SCUBA Brands Teamed Up on this Special Edition Watch
Two Storied SCUBA Brands Teamed Up on this Special Edition Watch

The Poseidon GMT is a dual-time zone dive watch housed in a 42mm case that's water-resistant to a whopping 1,5000 feet.

This Elegant Dress Watch Has Features of High-End Horology for Approachable Prices
This Elegant Dress Watch Has Features of High-End Horology for Approachable Prices

Microbrand Ophion's new watch features Art-Deco touches, guilloche dials, a beautiful 5-day power reserve movement, and solid value.

This Affordable Chronograph Watch Is a Tribute to a Racing Legend
This Affordable Chronograph Watch Is a Tribute to a Racing Legend

Jack Mason's A.J. Foyt Limited Edition Watch is built upon the Camber chronograph, and ships with both a steel bracelet and a leather strap.

Breitling’s New All-Black Watch Features an Arabic Dial
Breitling’s New All-Black Watch Features an Arabic Dial

Breitling's new Navitimer 8 watch for Etihad Airways features a blacked-out case with Arabic indices and text on the dial.

This Special Edition of the Nomos Tangente Watch May Be the Best Yet
This Special Edition of the Nomos Tangente Watch May Be the Best Yet

Building upon recent collaborations, Nomos has released special editions with The Hour Glass featuring ancient scripts on the dials.

One of Our Favorite Affordable Military Watches Just Got an Update
One of Our Favorite Affordable Military Watches Just Got an Update

Inner minute and hour scales, as well as large sword hands and serious tool watch specs, make the new Hawkinge AGL a winning design.

This Affordable Watch Uses Metal from Salvaged Illegal Firearms
This Affordable Watch Uses Metal from Salvaged Illegal Firearms

Triwa is a Swedish brand making affordable, minimalist watches with a mission of reducing violence by using recycled metal from illegal guns.

These New Ceramic Watches Are Available In Nine Striking Colors
These New Ceramic Watches Are Available In Nine Striking Colors

Rado's True Thinline Les Couleurs™ Le Corbusier collection features incredibly thin, quartz-powered watches.

Why Is This New G-Shock Over $1,000? One Word: Titanium
Why Is This New G-Shock Over $1,000? One Word: Titanium

The new Casio G-Shock GMW-B5000TB looks like the classic 1983 model, but it's in fully premium materials like titanium and sapphire crystal.

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