September 23 - 27, 2019

A Look Back at the Gear We Discovered This Week


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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 .


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Did This Grill Company Make a Better Big Green Egg?
Did This Grill Company Make a Better Big Green Egg?

The masters of luxury grilling just showed off their first new grill since 2014.

The Best Travel Coffee Brewer You Can Buy Just Got Better
The Best Travel Coffee Brewer You Can Buy Just Got Better

It's been a decade-and-a-half since the travel-ready Aeropress was released. An even more compact version is coming soon.

Our Favorite Sofa on the Internet Now Comes as a Sectional
Our Favorite Sofa on the Internet Now Comes as a Sectional

It comes in leather or upholstered fabric with loads of useful, thoughtful features. Now you can get it king-sized.

Inside the Latest Gear Patrol Magazine: Craft Whiskey, the Internet’s Most Famous Coffee Mug & More
Inside the Latest Gear Patrol Magazine: Craft Whiskey, the Internet’s Most Famous Coffee Mug & More

From motorcycles built with the help of the Amish to beer-guzzling, sword-wielding blacksmiths, we look at craftsmanship in all its forms.

You’re Invited: Cocktails and Whiskey Tasting with Knob Creek and Gear Patrol
You’re Invited: Cocktails and Whiskey Tasting with Knob Creek and Gear Patrol

In addition to two days full of opportunities to test, touch and even buy unique products at Stocked, don't miss an exclusive happy hour and whiskey tasting with Knob Creek, beer by Brooklyn Brewery and...

Ikea’s Updated App Makes Furniture Shopping Way, Way Easier
Ikea’s Updated App Makes Furniture Shopping Way, Way Easier

Ikea Place is an augmented reality app that used to suck. Now it doesn't.

Motoring

Remote Control Off-Roading? The New Land Rover Defender Could Offer It Soon
Remote Control Off-Roading? The New Land Rover Defender Could Offer It Soon

Smart technology could help Defenders clear off-road obstacles with ease—with the driver outside the car.

Mazda Is Bringing Back Its Iconic Rotary Engine
Mazda Is Bringing Back Its Iconic Rotary Engine

An EV application could be a precursor to Mazda bringing a new RX-9

Prepare to Lust Uncontrollably Over This Stunning Custom Electric Motorcycle
Prepare to Lust Uncontrollably Over This Stunning Custom Electric Motorcycle

Riding this bike is "the next best thing to flying," according to creator Walt Siegl.

Toyota Supra Too Pricey for You? Buy a Subaru BRZ Instead
Toyota Supra Too Pricey for You? Buy a Subaru BRZ Instead

The 2020 Toyota GR Supra is great, but expensive. Why not save $20,000 or more and buy the Subaru BRZ instead?

Audi’s Tiny New SUV Has the Heart of a Sports Car
Audi’s Tiny New SUV Has the Heart of a Sports Car

The RS Q3 has the moves of a sports car—but without any of the real world compromises.

Editor Hot Takes: 2020 Land Rover Defender Design, Technology and Hardware
Editor Hot Takes: 2020 Land Rover Defender Design, Technology and Hardware

The new Land Rover Defender has been revealed, and it's polarizing. We discuss its design, off-road hardware and its future-classic status.

Westfalia’s New Off-Road Camper Van Is Perfect, But You Can’t Have It
Westfalia’s New Off-Road Camper Van Is Perfect, But You Can’t Have It

Westfalia still makes camper vans—and this one can go off-roading.

An All-New Toyota 86 May Arrive Soon and ‘Surpass the Supra’
An All-New Toyota 86 May Arrive Soon and ‘Surpass the Supra’

Major changes could be afoot for Toyota's more affordable sports car.

Honda’s New Africa Twin Marks a New Generation Of a Legendary Motorcycle
Honda’s New Africa Twin Marks a New Generation Of a Legendary Motorcycle

Honda's Africa Twin is back and better than ever for the 2020 model year, offering more power, more capability and new convenience features.

Would You Take a Chance on This Stunning Vintage Land Cruiser?
Would You Take a Chance on This Stunning Vintage Land Cruiser?

This beautiful vintage Toyota FJ60 is up for auction on Bring a Trailer. But will its overlanding ability and charm outweigh some potential concerns?

How Much Would You Pay for the Perfect Acura Integra Type R?
How Much Would You Pay for the Perfect Acura Integra Type R?

Because someone's poised to pay more than $70,000 for it.

Outdoors and Fitness

These New Lifestyle Clothes From Bike Brands Look Damn Good
These New Lifestyle Clothes From Bike Brands Look Damn Good

Recent collections from Pearl iZumi, Pas Normal and Rapha perform equally well in and out of the saddle.

Oakley’s New Sunglasses Are Weird but Make Perfect Sense
Oakley’s New Sunglasses Are Weird but Make Perfect Sense

Oakley's latest offering, the Clifden, applies the company's eyewear know-how to a new sport.

These Are the Best Trekking Poles You Can Buy Right Now
These Are the Best Trekking Poles You Can Buy Right Now

Our Editor's Pick for the best trekking poles you can buy right now are the Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Cork Trekking Poles.

Maurten Just Updated Its Magic, Race-Winning Endurance Gel
Maurten Just Updated Its Magic, Race-Winning Endurance Gel

Maurten, an endurance nutrition company that's been adopted by both elite and amateur athletes, released its first product with caffeine.

This Is the Best Hiking Sandal You Can Buy Right Now
This Is the Best Hiking Sandal You Can Buy Right Now

Our Editor's Pick for the best hiking sandal you can buy right now is the Chaco Z2 Classic.

Style

These Are Warby Parker’s Most Intricate Glasses Yet
These Are Warby Parker’s Most Intricate Glasses Yet

Three optical styles starting at $195.

You’ve Never Seen Hiking Boots Like These
You’ve Never Seen Hiking Boots Like These

Made by hand by a single craftsperson.

These Affordable Cashmere Sweaters Are Quietly Significant
These Affordable Cashmere Sweaters Are Quietly Significant

Available in nine colors.

If You’ve Ever Wanted Python Boots, Buy These Now
If You’ve Ever Wanted Python Boots, Buy These Now

Cowboy boots, roper boots, wallets and a belt.

Tech

This DIY Home Security System Sports Killer Features For an Affordable Price
This DIY Home Security System Sports Killer Features For an Affordable Price

A better picture. A wider field of view. A better night mode. And a better overall design.

Amazon’s Echo Buds Sound Great But There’s a Catch
Amazon’s Echo Buds Sound Great But There’s a Catch

How did Amazon get Bose's noise-canceling technology into wireless earbuds even before Bose?

App of the Week: It’s Time to Download ‘Mario Kart’ on Your iPhone
App of the Week: It’s Time to Download ‘Mario Kart’ on Your iPhone

A unique twist is that Mario Kart Tour will allow you to race on new courses that are "inspired by real-world cities." The first such course available is inspired by New York City.

Watches

This Chronograph Watch Comes with a Paid Trip to Switzerland
This Chronograph Watch Comes with a Paid Trip to Switzerland

A special edition of Montblanc's 1858 Monopusher Chronograph features a beautiful movement and a trip to see where it's made.

This Omega Seamaster Dive Watch Celebrates a Classic James Bond Film
This Omega Seamaster Dive Watch Celebrates a Classic James Bond Film

Featuring a 42mm stainless steel case, 300m of water resistance and limited to 7,007 pieces, of course.

This Handsome New Dive Watch Is a Solid Vintage Tribute
This Handsome New Dive Watch Is a Solid Vintage Tribute

The Mido Ocean Star Tribute celebrates 75 years of the brand's well-known dive watch with a handsome and relatively affordable 1960s style.

Breitling Introduces an Updated Pilots Watch Line
Breitling Introduces an Updated Pilots Watch Line

The famed pilots watch company has updated its Avengers line, with various models catering to the large-wristed.

Movado’s New Smartwatch Now Comes in a More Comfortable Size
Movado’s New Smartwatch Now Comes in a More Comfortable Size

Movado's new Connect 2.0 smartwatches feature all the tech of Google's Wear OS, cutting-edge hardware, and cases in smaller, thinner sizes.

These Unique Mechanical Chronograph Watches Make a Bold Wrist Statement
These Unique Mechanical Chronograph Watches Make a Bold Wrist Statement

Farer's vibrant design sense is applied to unique new eye-catching hand-wound chronograph watches with a retro case and strong value.

These Affordable Quartz Watches Are Now Available In New Styles and Colors
These Affordable Quartz Watches Are Now Available In New Styles and Colors

MVMT's Element line includes new additions to their Classic and Chrono Collections beginning at just $95.

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