September 30 - October 4, 2019

A Look Back at the Gear We Discovered This Week


October 5, 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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Ikea’s New Collection with Virgil Abloh Is Every Bit as Weird as You’d Expect
Ikea’s New Collection with Virgil Abloh Is Every Bit as Weird as You’d Expect

Expect lots of quotation marks and words in all-caps.

This Sleeper Product from Dyson Is Secretly One of Its Best
This Sleeper Product from Dyson Is Secretly One of Its Best

Dyson's air purifying fans were already some of the company's best buys. They just got better.

This Is What Every Cast-Iron Skillet Lover Wants for the Holidays
This Is What Every Cast-Iron Skillet Lover Wants for the Holidays

One of the best cast-iron cookware makers collabed with a chef famous for using cast-iron cookware.

Everything You Need to Know About Chef’s Knives
Everything You Need to Know About Chef’s Knives

We've rounded up some of our best how-to guides and tips to give you a complete reader on chef's knives.

Stock Up With 20% Off at the Gear Patrol Store
Stock Up With 20% Off at the Gear Patrol Store

Whether you’re looking for everyday carry items, elevated leather goods, audio and hi-fi equipment or refined home goods, we’ve got you covered. For a limited time, get 20% select brands.

3 of 2019’s Best Products: a GP 100 Preview
3 of 2019’s Best Products: a GP 100 Preview

At Stocked, our first-ever Product Culture Conference, we presented three of the year's best products, as a preview to our annual GP 100, due out later this year.

Motoring

It’s Official: There Will Be a Next-Gen Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ
It’s Official: There Will Be a Next-Gen Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ

Toyota and Subaru are expanding their partnership—which means a new Toyobaru will be coming soon.

Winnebago Just Made the Perfect Affordable Camper Van
Winnebago Just Made the Perfect Affordable Camper Van

Winnebago's new base-model camper van is capable, versatile and affordable. Best of all: It'll be sold in the U.S.

The Ford Bronco’s Folding Roof Could Be Way Better Than Jeep’s
The Ford Bronco’s Folding Roof Could Be Way Better Than Jeep’s

This Ford patent could also be big news for the Ranger and the F-150.

Mercedes-Benz Needs to Build a G-Class Pickup Truck
Mercedes-Benz Needs to Build a G-Class Pickup Truck

Ford, GM and Ram are cleaning up with their luxury pickups. But there's room above them for something even fancier.

Live Your <i>Back To The Future</i> Fantasy With This Vintage Toyota Pickup
Live Your Back To The Future Fantasy With This Vintage Toyota Pickup

Sure, the DeLorean got all the press—but you know you really wanted Marty's gorgeous pickup tuck.

We’ve Got Great News for Fans of Chevrolet’s Best Off-Road Pickup Truck
We’ve Got Great News for Fans of Chevrolet’s Best Off-Road Pickup Truck

The Colorado ZR2 Bison has proven extremely popular— so Chevy will likely make more of them for 2020.

You’re Almost Out of Time to Buy This Incredible Vintage Toyota Land Cruiser
You’re Almost Out of Time to Buy This Incredible Vintage Toyota Land Cruiser

British Racing Green paint, a V8 engine, and a ton of overlanding mods—all for a cheap price.

Is Mitsubishi About to Reveal the Plug-In SUV Everyone Really Wants?
Is Mitsubishi About to Reveal the Plug-In SUV Everyone Really Wants?

Mitsubishi's new concept is roofless, ready for off-roading—and could be the future template for plug-in-hybrid machines.

Tesla’s Idea for Heated and Cooled Seats Could Revolutionize In-Car Comfort
Tesla’s Idea for Heated and Cooled Seats Could Revolutionize In-Car Comfort

This Tesla patent could revolutionize the car seat, or create a huge, expensive mess.

Study Shows Why You Can’t Rely on High-Tech Safety Systems to Save Pedestrians
Study Shows Why You Can’t Rely on High-Tech Safety Systems to Save Pedestrians

AAA found automakers' collision and pedestrian avoidance technologies to be alarmingly ineffective, especially at night.

Outdoors and Fitness

What on Earth Is a Gentleman’s Pocket Knife?
What on Earth Is a Gentleman’s Pocket Knife?

Unlike hunting or survival blades, gentlemen's knives are harder to classify, but The James Brand's new Duval provides an excellent example.

The Best New Knives and EDC of October 2019
The Best New Knives and EDC of October 2019

Leatherman updated a popular multi-tool, Victorinox made its first outdoor fixed blade, The James Brand made a compact pen and more.

At Last, a New Ultralight Backpack with Tons of Features
At Last, a New Ultralight Backpack with Tons of Features

While most ultralight backpacks contain few extra bells and whistles, Hyperlite Mountain Gear's new Prism is packed with features.

Finally, an Affordable High-Performance Cycling Shoe
Finally, an Affordable High-Performance Cycling Shoe

At just $100, the Specialized Torch 1.0 is a fraction of the cost of many of its brethren, yet it still packs several high-end features.

Style

These Affordable Flannel Shirts Won’t Break the Bank
These Affordable Flannel Shirts Won’t Break the Bank

Made from 5.8-ounce brushed cotton.

Filson’s New Western Shirts Are the Perfect Companions for Fall
Filson’s New Western Shirts Are the Perfect Companions for Fall

Made with brushed 6.2-ounce cotton twill or 10.6-ounce worsted wool.

The 8 Best New Fragrances of Fall 2019
The 8 Best New Fragrances of Fall 2019

From Maison Martin Margiela, Henry Rose, Jack Black and more.

These Exclusive Leather Jackets Are Borderline Unattainable
These Exclusive Leather Jackets Are Borderline Unattainable

Classic biker and bomber styles.

10 Boots We Can’t Wait to Wear This Fall
10 Boots We Can’t Wait to Wear This Fall

From White's, Tecovas, Aether and more.

Levi’s Made a Tech-Infused Jacket You’ll Actually Want to Wear
Levi’s Made a Tech-Infused Jacket You’ll Actually Want to Wear

A Trucker and Sherpa Trucker for fall.

Tech

The Complete Sonos Buying Guide: Every Speaker, Soundbar and Amp Explained
The Complete Sonos Buying Guide: Every Speaker, Soundbar and Amp Explained

We break down some terms to know, as well as every product that Sonos currently makes.

The Smartest Thing About Microsoft’s New Folding Phone Is What It Doesn’t Have
The Smartest Thing About Microsoft’s New Folding Phone Is What It Doesn’t Have

Microsoft has announced the Surface Duo: a two-screen, folding Android phone that's coming next year. And the most exciting parts about it are what it lacks.

What the Surface Pro X Has That the iPad Pro Can’t Match
What the Surface Pro X Has That the iPad Pro Can’t Match

Microsoft's new Surface Pro X promises the best of both tablet and laptop worlds. It could be a real beast, if its hardware guts can keep up with the demands of Windows 10.

Everything We Know About Apple’s Next iPhone, Rumored to Come Out in Early 2020
Everything We Know About Apple’s Next iPhone, Rumored to Come Out in Early 2020

Apple is expected to release a second-generation version of the iPhone SE. Here's what we know so far.

Watches

This Blacked-Out Tactical Smartwatch Is Probably What a Real James Bond Would Wear
This Blacked-Out Tactical Smartwatch Is Probably What a Real James Bond Would Wear

The newest luxury tool watch from Garmin combines its navigation tech and rugged build with a tactical design and military-focused features.

Is Aftermarket Watch Customization High Art, or Horological Sacrilege?
Is Aftermarket Watch Customization High Art, or Horological Sacrilege?

You paid for it — shouldn't you be able to do whatever you want to your precious watch? Some people don't think so.

Seiko Added Chronographs to Two of Its Most Popular Collections and It’s About Damn Time
Seiko Added Chronographs to Two of Its Most Popular Collections and It’s About Damn Time

Long-awaited automatic chronograph watches from Seiko are finally here, and they celebrate significant watches from the brand's past.

This Affordable New Automatic Dive Watch Has a Unique Kind of Dial
This Affordable New Automatic Dive Watch Has a Unique Kind of Dial

The Nodus Duality is a new dive watch from a California-based microbrand, and it offers a lot of value -- and an unusual kind of dial.

This Affordable German Pilot Watch Is a Stylish Take on a Classic
This Affordable German Pilot Watch Is a Stylish Take on a Classic

The new Verus Grau watch from historic German brand Stowa offers a fresh take on the classic military watch in a collab with Worn & Wound.

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