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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 tig@gearpatrol.com.


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These $1 Tablets Could Be the Future of Cannabis
These $1 Tablets Could Be the Future of Cannabis

The company that made the ideal cannabis vape just released a cannabis mint dispenser.

These Are the Big Winners from America’s Biggest Beer Competition
These Are the Big Winners from America’s Biggest Beer Competition

2,295 breweries submitted 9,497 entries into 174 different beer styles for the 2019 Great American Beer Festival. Here are the medal winners.

Reader Survey: What Gear Have You Tested Out Lately?
Reader Survey: What Gear Have You Tested Out Lately?

We want to know what products our readers have used recently. Like it, love it or hate it, we want your input on the gear you've been testing out lately.

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.

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.

You Can Buy Anthony Bourdain’s Chef’s Knife, Made with Meteorite
You Can Buy Anthony Bourdain’s Chef’s Knife, Made with Meteorite

A collection of Anthony Bourdain's belongings are up for auction online, including a world-famous knife.

You Probably Don’t Know This Jim Beam Bourbon, But It’s About to Become a Whiskey Darling
You Probably Don’t Know This Jim Beam Bourbon, But It’s About to Become a Whiskey Darling

Due to no fault of Baker Beam, no one knows a lick about his bourbon. Starting now, everybody will.

Everything You Need to Know About Buffalo Trace’s 2019 Pappy Van Winkle Lineup
Everything You Need to Know About Buffalo Trace’s 2019 Pappy Van Winkle Lineup

Buckle up. It's Pappy season.

Motoring

Ram’s New Diesel Pickup Truck Packs Mind-Blowing Range
Ram’s New Diesel Pickup Truck Packs Mind-Blowing Range

With a max highway range of more than 1,000 miles per tank, odds are good you'll need to stop well before the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel does.

Subaru Moves One Step Closer to Dropping the Stick Shift
Subaru Moves One Step Closer to Dropping the Stick Shift

Subaru buyers looking to row their own gears now have one fewer option.

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.

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.

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.

These Are America’s Top Dream Cars in Every State
These Are America’s Top Dream Cars in Every State

A new study reveals the top American dream cars in every state as mentioned on Twitter. Many Americans appear to be dreaming about Teslas.

BMW’s M8 Gran Coupe Is the Brand’s Sexiest Sedan Yet
BMW’s M8 Gran Coupe Is the Brand’s Sexiest Sedan Yet

Like the M5? Then you'll probably love the M8 Gran Coupe.

Live Your Best Overlanding Life With This Pop-Top Camping Trailer
Live Your Best Overlanding Life With This Pop-Top Camping Trailer

The Opus OP 15 off-road camping trailer brings the comforts of home to the woods, the grasslands, or wherever your overlanding adventures take you.

Here’s Your Chance to Own the Ultimate Off-Road Truck
Here’s Your Chance to Own the Ultimate Off-Road Truck

You know you want to park this in your driveway.

The Jeep Wrangler’s Coolest New Option May Be Surprisingly Expensive
The Jeep Wrangler’s Coolest New Option May Be Surprisingly Expensive

The Wrangler's new diesel engine should be awesome, but you're going to pay for every bit of that awesomeness.

Volkswagen’s Sexy New Golf Could Get Americans to Buy Hatchbacks Again
Volkswagen’s Sexy New Golf Could Get Americans to Buy Hatchbacks Again

Volkswagen's new Golf looks spectacular, but will Americans have the chance to buy it?

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.

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.

Outdoors and Fitness

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.

These Super Affordable New Bluetooth Earbuds Are Perfect for Action Sports
These Super Affordable New Bluetooth Earbuds Are Perfect for Action Sports

Just $80, the Skullcandy Verts might be the best buds you can buy for mountain biking, snowboarding and other adrenalized activities.

Leatherman’s Best Multi-Tools Just Got Even Better
Leatherman’s Best Multi-Tools Just Got Even Better

The amazing magnet-based Free line expands with the K-Series, featuring some big ol' blades.

Style

These Archival Red Wing Heritage Boots Have a Built-In Sheath for Your Knife
These Archival Red Wing Heritage Boots Have a Built-In Sheath for Your Knife

An unexpected addition to your everyday carry.

This Much-Loved Japanese Designer’s Fleece Jackets Cost Just $20
This Much-Loved Japanese Designer’s Fleece Jackets Cost Just $20

A four-piece capsule that tops out at $50.

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.

Tech

The 5 Best New Features of macOS Catalina (Which You Can Download Right Now)
The 5 Best New Features of macOS Catalina (Which You Can Download Right Now)

You can finally update your Mac computer with the latest operating system, macOS Catalina, right now.

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.

One of the Best Compact Hi-Fi Speakers Is Even Better All Blacked Out
One of the Best Compact Hi-Fi Speakers Is Even Better All Blacked Out

The Devialet Phantom Reactor is a speaker that's meant to be heard and seen.

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.

Watches

Luminox’s New Fall Releases Feature Dive, Field and Pilots Watches
Luminox’s New Fall Releases Feature Dive, Field and Pilots Watches

The Commando Frogman, Nighthawk and Jolly Roger watches take inspiration from Luminox's history of building watches for the military.

This New Grand Seiko Watch Features an Unlikely Inspiration
This New Grand Seiko Watch Features an Unlikely Inspiration

Grand Seiko celebrates the iconic 1954 movie Godzilla with a new Sport model SBGA405 featuring its innovative Spring Drive movement.

This Military Dive Watch Is Available with a Striking White Dial
This Military Dive Watch Is Available with a Striking White Dial

Marathon's TSAR dive watch is a robust, reliable military diver. For the first time, an exclusive white version is on offer from Huckberry.

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.

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.

If You’re in NYC and You Love Watches, You Won’t Want to Miss This
If You’re in NYC and You Love Watches, You Won’t Want to Miss This

Come check out panels, interact with brands and more at WatchTime NY 2019. Gear Patrol readers receive $20 off the cost of admission.

Casio and Herschel Collaborated on this Military-Inspired G-Shock Watch
Casio and Herschel Collaborated on this Military-Inspired G-Shock Watch

Herschel Supply Co. and G-Shock have released a military-inspired timepiece, marking Herschel's first entry into the watch industry.

Get This Nautically Themed Chronograph Watch for Less Than $300
Get This Nautically Themed Chronograph Watch for Less Than $300

The Jack Mason Halyard features a triple-register chronograph, a date window and 100m of water resistance.

These New GMT Watches Are for True Aviation Buffs
These New GMT Watches Are for True Aviation Buffs

Three new GMT watches from British Bremont celebrate the H-4 Hercules, or "Spruce Goose," incorporating actual wood from the historic plane.

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.

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