October 8, 2019

Today in Gear: A Sneaker with the Specs of a Boot, Realistic Fake Houseplants & More


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Today in Gear is our daily roundup of all the latest product announcements, drops and deals. Comments or concerns? We’d love to hear from you at tig@gearpatrol.com.


While on the surface, 5.11 Tactical’s Norris Sneaker may look like a run of the mill high-top, under the hood it’s packing some serious design. Like everything from 5.11, the Norris is full of tactical intelligence, making it the perfect sneaker to take on an adventure or two. The outsole is a Vibram Marbani equipped with XS Trek to give you the perfect balance of traction — especially on wet terrain — and durability. On the inside, Ortholite tech gives your feet complete support with cushiony comfort. Built from tough as nails Welmax board, the Norris is puncture resistant and ASTM certified. 5.11 Tactical’s Norris Sneaker has the functionality and performance of a tactical boot but with the comfort of a sneaker, so you can wear it every day with ease.

New & Noteworthy Releases

Grand Seiko’s Newest Watch Is a Captivating Tribute to Fall Colors
Grand Seiko’s Newest Watch Is a Captivating Tribute to Fall Colors

The newest poetic dial references the vibrant colors of autumn in Japan with a deep red face and gold accents.

The Jeep Wrangler You Really Want Has a Cheap Lease Deal, But Act Fast
The Jeep Wrangler You Really Want Has a Cheap Lease Deal, But Act Fast

Jeep has an outstanding lease deal on the Wrangler, but only through the end of October.

Known as Poor Man’s Pappy, This Bourbon Whiskey Just Got a Lot More Interesting
Known as Poor Man’s Pappy, This Bourbon Whiskey Just Got a Lot More Interesting

Larceny has been a go-to for wheat-obsessed bourbon drinkers for years. Now they've got options.

Tile’s Newest Bluetooth Tracker Is Actually a Tiny Sticker
Tile’s Newest Bluetooth Tracker Is Actually a Tiny Sticker

The Tile Sticker can stick to basically anything (camera, laptop, bike or TV remote) and keep track of it.

Finally, Fake Houseplants That Don’t Look Fake
Finally, Fake Houseplants That Don’t Look Fake

The Sill's new collection of fake plants will thrive even if you don't have a green thumb.

The Last Saab Ever Built Is Going Up for Sale
The Last Saab Ever Built Is Going Up for Sale

Loyal Saab owners have a chance to buy the last new Saab 9-3, which is up for auction.

This Handy Gadget Erases the Nagging Fear of Dropping Your Phone Off a Ski Lift
This Handy Gadget Erases the Nagging Fear of Dropping Your Phone Off a Ski Lift

Koala by Hangtime, an adventure-friendly bungee cord for your phone, has already raised nearly 2,000 percent of its crowdfunding goal.

Seiko Collaborated with a Famed Japanese Streetwear Brand on These New Dive Watches
Seiko Collaborated with a Famed Japanese Streetwear Brand on These New Dive Watches

Three new digital Prospex "Tuna" models combine dive watch toughness with digital practicality and a wide-ranging feature set.

Lamborghini’s First Electric Car Could Be an Absolute Shocker
Lamborghini’s First Electric Car Could Be an Absolute Shocker

Sant'Agata's first EV could be a wild-looking four-seat grand tourer, according to one report.


Fresh Deals


A Man and His Watch Book
Save 33%: If you don’t have a copy of Matt Hranek’s “A Man and His Watch” on your shelf, you are doing yourself a disservice. The book is a compendium of personal stories involving, well, Men and their Watches, and many are downright fascinating (Stallone’s gold Rolex GMT Master, anyone?). This is your chance to pick up a copy on Amazon for 33% off, for a total of just $24. — Oren Hartov


Dr. Martens Chelsea Boots
Save 50%:If you’ve been dreaming of a new pair of Chelsea boots, now’s your chance to score a classic pair at a great price. The Dr. Martens Graeme Chelsea boots are now 50 percent off at Nordstrom Rack. Made in England, this slim silhouette features Portuguese leather, elasticized gussets, Dr. Martens’ air-cushioned sole and Goodyear welt construction. They’re available in four versatile colors and a range of sizes, but if you see a pair you like, act fast — this deal won’t be around long. — John Zientek


DWR, Hay & Blu Dot furniture
Save 15 to 20 percent: If you’re in the market for original designs and well-made furniture, today is yours. Design Within Reach, Blu Dot and Hay are each hosting separate sales ranging from 15 to 20 percent off hundreds of products. Those discounts may not seem significant to you, but most of these products won’t be on sale but once or twice a year, and never discounted more than 15 to 20 percent off. Between each site, there’s enough stuff to outfit a whole house. Happy browsing.
–Will Price


Nike Zoom Pegasus Turbo 2 Running Shoes
Save $72: Thirty-six years. It seems impossible, but that’s how long the Pegasus name has been part of Nike’s running shoe offerings. And based on the latest iterations, this beloved series isn’t going away anytime soon. Case in point: the Nike Zoom Pegasus Turbo 2s, which are loaded with elements that make runners smile.
Chief among those qualities are a light and breathable lofted mesh and synthetic upper, an ultralight, energy-returning Nike ZoomX midsole and a burly rubber outsole that provides traction on all sorts of surfaces. We rarely see these shoes on sale, but right now JackRabbit is offering a couple colorways (including the Electric Green shown above) at 40 percent off in select sizes. Pounce now and you’ll be running happy all fall long. — Steve Mazzucchi

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Outerknown Blanket Overshirt
Save 30%:Today at Outerknown, you can save 30 percent on one of the best overshirts available. The California brand’s Blanket Shirt is made from an organic cotton heavyweight twill that is sturdy, breathable and soft. It has two button-flap pockets and a relaxed fit, perfect for throwing on over your favorite tee. Available in sizes XS to XXL, it comes in 24 different plaids and now costs just $104.
— John Zientek


Citizen Eco-Drive Nighthawk Chronograph
Save 49%: This Japanese-built, light-powered Nighthawk chronograph from Citizen is chock full of useful features, and it’s just $240. — Zen Love


Today on Gear Patrol

Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Too Pricey? Buy a Kia Stinger GT
Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Too Pricey? Buy a Kia Stinger GT

If you crave the style and fun of Alfa Romeo's Giulia Quadrifoglio but can't stomach the high price and notorious unreliability, go for Kia's Stinger GT.

5 High-End Audio Companies Making Products You Can Actually Afford
5 High-End Audio Companies Making Products You Can Actually Afford

There's a trend of traditional high-end audio companies making products that are surprisingly affordable. We highlight 5 of them.

The Best Hiking Boots of 2019
The Best Hiking Boots of 2019

The definitive guide to the best hiking boots available now, with reviews for each boot, plus tips and trivia to know before you buy.

Staub vs. Le Creuset: Which Brand Makes the Best Dutch Oven?
Staub vs. Le Creuset: Which Brand Makes the Best Dutch Oven?

Any discussion pertaining to enameled cast-iron begins and ends with two brands. We tested them both to see which was truly superior.

These Vintage Military Watches Were Issued to British Forces
These Vintage Military Watches Were Issued to British Forces

CWC watches, now owned by Silverman's of London, are still issued military kit. Here are some of our favorite vintage models.

It’s Not Too Early to Brush Up on Winter Driving Tips
It’s Not Too Early to Brush Up on Winter Driving Tips

We spoke to Wyatt Knox of Team O'Neil Rally School about winter driving skills and cold weather car necessities.

The 7 Best Water-Resistant Commuter Backpacks You Can Buy in 2019
The 7 Best Water-Resistant Commuter Backpacks You Can Buy in 2019

From Arc'Teryx Veilance, Rains, Filson and more.


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