OCTOBER 11, 2019

Today in Gear: An Excellent Collection of Insulated Jackets, a Porsche Collaboration with Boeing & More


October 11, 2019 Briefings By

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 .

There’s no question that summer is a great time for climbing, hiking and other outdoor activities. However, we would argue that you can do all those things just as well in cooler temperatures, with the added benefit of wearing a technically-advanced jacket and avoiding the crowds. To keep you warm and dry through the changing seasons, Backcountry has assembled a collection of insulated jackets like the Patagonia Stretch Nano Storm, The North Face Jester, Filson Ultralight and more. Or if you need something lighter, the collection also features jackets like the Arc’teryx Proton, ideal for warmer climates. Plus, you can take 20% off your first purchase with the code GEARPATROL20 — so snag one and keep the adventures going through the cold.


New & Noteworthy Releases

Seiko Collaborated with a Japanese Fashion Brand on this Badass Chronograph
Seiko Collaborated with a Japanese Fashion Brand on this Badass Chronograph

All-black with Japanese fashion brand Mastermind's skull-and-crossbones logo on the dial, this is one badass and high-end Seiko Astron watch.

Porsche Is Working On an Actual Flying Sports Car
Porsche Is Working On an Actual Flying Sports Car

Society has dreamed of flying cars for nearly a century. Porsche and Boeing might be about to make those dreams come true.

Away’s Soft-Sided Luggage Is Finally Here (and It Expands)
Away’s Soft-Sided Luggage Is Finally Here (and It Expands)

Away just introduced their new family of luggage, built with a soft shell and expandable cavity. The Expandables collection is here at last.

Apple Might Be Improving Its Next MacBooks By Taking a Big Step Backwards
Apple Might Be Improving Its Next MacBooks By Taking a Big Step Backwards

Apple may finally be abandoning its divisive keyboard design for something a bit more tried and true.

Does This Silverado Race Truck Hint at Chevy’s Ford Raptor Killer?
Does This Silverado Race Truck Hint at Chevy’s Ford Raptor Killer?

When Chevy shows up to race a truck in Nevada, expect a new model to be close behind.


Fresh Deals


Bonavita Coffee Maker
Save $88: Despite its name, the Connoisseur isn’t snooty. It features the same Gold Cup brewing standards as Bonavita’s older brewers — a one-button off-on interface and a flat bottom filter basket. Its most notable change is the basket-to-carafe connection. Instead of the basket resting atop the carafe during brewing (meaning you need to put the used grounds and filter basket on the counter or in the sink to pour coffee), it fits into a slot hanging over the pot. It’s a small change, and one we noted as one of the few issues with its predecessor. Today on Drop, the Connoisseur is marked down $88 — good for the lowest price we’ve seen. — Will Price

Save 40% On This Exquisite Porsche 356 Speedster Model
Save 40%: Purists love the Porsche 356 Speedster, the stunning precursor to the iconic 911. But buying a genuine article can get ridiculously expensive; even dubiously pedigreed rare 356s can fetch seven-figure prices at auctions. So can we interest you in an exquisite 356 model instead? Right now, Drop is having a warehouse sale on Porsche diecast models made by Autoart. The 356 Speedster is 1/18th scale with steerable wheels, rubber tires and a unique rear-mounted engine. It’s available for just $91.50, which is 40 percent off the normal price. Given the prices at the official Porsche shop, buying anything Porsche-related beyond a coffee mug at a reasonable cost can be considered an absolute steal. — Tyler Duffy


Adidas Ultraboost 19 Shoes
Save $54: The popular Adidas Ultraboost normally goes for $180 but thanks to a limited sale, you can spend just $126 on a brand-new pair. These best-selling sneakers are responsive, soft and fast, great for running but also for wearing at the gym. We generally steer clear of sales where the sizing is limited, but that is not the case here —more than a dozen sizes are available at the sale price. You just can’t be too picky about color; the sale only applies to 10 of the 26 colorways. Click around for the deals and you are sure to find something you love.— Meg Lappe


Breedlove Pursuit Exotic Concert CE Acoustic Guitar
Save 20%:Now at Guitar Center, you can pick up a Breedlove Pursuit Exotic Concert CE acoustic guitar for 20 percent off. That’s savings of $150. Designed for players, this guitar includes top-tier L.R. Baggs EAS electronics and a pinless bridge for easy string changes. And, the hand-rubbed, semi-gloss neck has a slim profile that is appropriate for many hand sizes. To top it off, the guitar features subtle neck inlays, a simple rosette and a tasteful binding. — John Zientek


Terrex Agravic
Save $40:If you’re looking to pick up some limited-edition trail runners on sale, head over to Need Supply Co. today. Currently, the Terrex Agravic sneakers are $40 and cost just $160. The styles are made in collaboration with Japanese brand White Mountaineering and feature low-profile uppers and treaded outsoles. The Speed + model has a mesh upper, sock-like collar, lace-up front and contrast details. If you prefer no laces, pick up the BOA version, which also includes a ripstop upper, Boost midsole and synthetic overlays. Both styles are available in sizes 8 to 12 — limit one pair per customer. — John Zientek


Military-Grade M-65 Jackets
Save almost 60%:Firmly seated within the canon of outerwear classics, the M-65 jacket was built for the toughest terrain. Whether your personal terrain is an urban jungle or an actual jungle, the M-65 can take on either. Rothco has been a top supplier of goods to the military since 1953 and you can have their military spec masterpiece for a steal. Available in a variety of colors and patterns, outfitted with water-repellent fabric, four snap patch pockets, a concealable hood and a removable liner, you can have two of these iconic pieces of outerwear for less than price of one over at Drop. An M-65 for nearly 60 percent off? Sign me up. — Gerald Ortiz


Filson Duffle Bag
Save 46%:You can’t go wrong with an American-made Filson bag. They have time-tested designs that are made to be used and abused. There’s nothing fancy about them, but that’s just the point. They feature rugged twill, bridle leather, brass hardware — a simple combination of materials that will stand up to years of service. Over at Nordstrom Rack, you can save $160 on its Small Duffle Bag. Sure, it’s still an investment. But it’s an investment that’s worth it. — John Zientek


Master & Dynamic MW07 Wireless Earbuds
Save $120: Right now, you can get a pretty awesome deal on some of the prettiest wireless earbuds. That’s because eBay is selling Master & Dynamic’s MW07, the company’s first true wireless earphones, for $179 – that’s $120 off. The MW07 are obviously expensive compared to most other true wireless earbuds, but that’s because, one, they sound better, and two, they’re made of really premium materials: stainless steel and acetate. Make no mistake, these are nice earbuds. The catch with this eBay deal is that Master & Dynamic sells its MW07 earbuds in a number of different colored acetates, but eBay’s discount only applies to the white marble acetate models. — Tucker Bowe

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LG C8 65-Inch OLED TV (2018)
DEAL: LG’s 2018 C8 series of 4K OLED TVs are expensive. When they were released in spring 2018, a 65-inch model was going for $3,500. Over a year later, however, that price has dropped to around $2,597 — that’s over $1,000 off. But today Drop is running a deal on a brand-new C8 for $1,875 – that’s nearly half off. Yes, it’s still expensive, but it’s not that bad considering that we’re talking about LG’s top-of-the-line 4K OLED TV. And LG makes the best 4K OLED TVs. As far as breaking down the television itself — well, it’s fantastic. It boasts phenomenal picture quality and delivers perfect black levels. The design of the TV is beautiful. It supports both Dolby Vision and HDR 10. And it handles motion very well, too, making it ideal for watching sports or action movies. Basically, everything you’d want in a 4K TV, the LG C8 has it. — Tucker Bowe

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Jack Mason Aviation Automatic Watch
Save 50%: Get this solid pilot watch with a handsome blue dial and Japanese automatic movement for half off its retail price at just $270. — Zen Love


Today on Gear Patrol

Three Vintage Watches with Incredible Textured Dials
Three Vintage Watches with Incredible Textured Dials

These three vintage watches feature beautiful, unusual textured dials. And best of all, they aren't crazily priced.

The Woman Behind Some of the Most Beautiful Handcrafted Cameras
The Woman Behind Some of the Most Beautiful Handcrafted Cameras

Dora Goodman creates are open-sourced medium format cameras, meaning anybody can download the blueprints for free and create their own version. Or they can buy starter kits straight from Goodman.

The Complete Midsize Truck Buying Guide: Every Model, Explained
The Complete Midsize Truck Buying Guide: Every Model, Explained

Toyota Tacoma, Jeep Gladiator or Ford Ranger? Here's the info you need to make the choice.

Adventure Photographer Chris Burkard’s Gear Essentials
Adventure Photographer Chris Burkard’s Gear Essentials

Plus: Zen Love explains how to properly replace the strap on your watch and Simeon Marklin demonstrates how to sharpen a knife.

This Tiny Store in New Orleans Might Be the Best Place to Buy Japanese Chef’s Knives in the US
This Tiny Store in New Orleans Might Be the Best Place to Buy Japanese Chef’s Knives in the US

Get a knife made by a 750-year-old name that used to make swords for the Emperor.

5 Things You Need to Run Your First Marathon
5 Things You Need to Run Your First Marathon

It takes time and effort to get ready for running's most famous distance race. Having the right gear helps too.

Want a Juicier Steak? Punch Some Holes in It
Want a Juicier Steak? Punch Some Holes in It

Hint: it's all about the muscle fibers.


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