OCTOBER 15, 2019

Today in Gear: A Chronoris Built for a Good Cause, Weatherproof Gore-Tex Cycling Gear & More


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Partnering with the Movember movement and the New York Yankees’ Manager Aaron Boone, Oris is combatting men’s health issues by donating a portion of the proceeds from its specially developed Movember Edition. Based on the classic Chronoris model, the watch features a black dial with orange and rose gold accents — and a specially engraved back — and is the perfect complement to your November mustache. Boone says, “The really good teams help establish a culture where when a guy is struggling, they create an environment that addresses those things.” That’s the idea behind the Movember movement and this collaboration: speak up about the issues that are plaguing men’s health, and create a culture where we can treat them.

New & Noteworthy Releases

Foul Weather Is No Match for Rapha’s New Gore-Tex Cycling Gear
Foul Weather Is No Match for Rapha’s New Gore-Tex Cycling Gear

Cycling isn't a fair-weather-only pursuit, and Rapha just teamed up with Gore-Tex to create apparel for riding in the worst weather there is.

These Noise-Canceling Headphones Steal the Best Features from Apple’s AirPods
These Noise-Canceling Headphones Steal the Best Features from Apple’s AirPods

If you're looking for on-ear noise-canceling headphones with the same abilities as AirPods, look no more.

This Espresso Machine Is Tiny and Doesn’t Cost a Fortune
This Espresso Machine Is Tiny and Doesn’t Cost a Fortune

Breville is home espresso making royalty, and it may have just realeased its most accessible machine yet.

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.

Would You Pay $64,000 for a New Subaru WRX STI S209?
Would You Pay $64,000 for a New Subaru WRX STI S209?

Only 209 examples of the STI S209 will be built, and each one packs one heck of a price tag.

Could This Be the Best Keto-Friendly Protein Bar Ever?
Could This Be the Best Keto-Friendly Protein Bar Ever?

With 15 grams of protein, minimal sugar and carbs and pretty good taste, all-new Atlas bars make quite a case.

Who Needs a Travel Trailer When You Can Buy This Cheap, Tiny Camper Van?
Who Needs a Travel Trailer When You Can Buy This Cheap, Tiny Camper Van?

The Bela Trendy motorhome is a tiny camper van that is smaller (and cheaper) than a Ford F-150.

Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL: Five New Features You Should Know
Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL: Five New Features You Should Know

The Google Pixel 4 has a new camera system with some impressive DSLR-esque features. It also has a killer app that the iPhone definitely lacks.

California Just Banned the Sale of Fur Products
California Just Banned the Sale of Fur Products

Governor Gavin Newsom put pen to paper last Friday, making it illegal to manufacture, sell, and distribute new fur in California.


Fresh Deals


There’s a Huge Sale on One of Our Favorite Motorcycle Helmet Brands
Save Up to 60%:Fall may be here and winter closing in quickly, but you’d be hard-pressed to know it based on the climate across much of America these days. Skiiers may not be stoked about that, but motorcycle riders sure are. And if this added burst of nice riding weather has you stoked to hit the road every chance you can before the snow flies, then why not take this chance to grab a new Arai helmet for up to 60 percent off at RevZilla’s closeout sale? The sale covers a wide spectrum of Arai’s high-quality lids, with numerous colorways, liveries and styles to choose from. Helmets for both off-road and on-road riders are up for grabs, with several versions of Arai’s VX Pro for the former and plenty of variants of the DT-X (as well as examples of the Signet-X and Quantum-X) for the latter, all for hundreds of dollars less than you’d pay at the store. — Will Sabel Courtney

See the Deals: Here


The North Face Ventrix Insulated Jacket
Save $50: When The North Face revealed Ventrix, its first take on active insulation, we were skeptical. Active insulation, a form of synthetic insulation that’s meant to be worn during activity and is highly breathable, isn’t new — if anything, The North Face was quite late to the game. But Ventrix is different; its fluffy structure is perforated with tiny holes that close and expand as the body moves, allowing for dynamic temperature regulation. It’s an awesome concept, but again, when we first heard about it, we weren’t sold. But then we tried Ventrix — on hikes and ski tours and just around town — and it worked. It worked really well actually, so we included it on our list of Best Synthetic Down Jackets, where it’s remained since. We continue to stand by that choice even more so now that The North Face has expanded the scope of Ventrix into a variety of jackets (and a pair of wild-looking shorts). It’s still the most innovative iteration of active insulation we’ve seen, and right now you can even snag the original jacket in for $50 off. The deal only applies to the black Ventrix Jacket, but that color’s not likely to go out of style any time soon. — Tanner Bowden


Fender Special Edition Standard Jaguar Guitar
Save $50:BWithout a doubt, Fender is best known for making the iconic Stratocaster guitar. But the Arizona-based company also produces quite a few other models worth checking out. One of its lesser-known styles is the Jaguar, an instrument with an offset body, originally produced between 1962 and 1975. During that time, it was popular with surf rock guitarists, but after it went out of production, it became an onstage staple at punk, alternative and indie shows. During the ’80s, Fender produced a Japanese-made version of the instrument, and in ’99, due to the Jaguar’s underground popularity, the brand began producing the style again in earnest. If you’re looking to add this unique guitar to your arsenal, head over to Guitar Center today — currently you can save $50 on a Fender Special Edition Standard Jaguar guitar. The instrument comes in a Surf Pearl finish and has an alder body, a 22-fret maple neck and a Pau Ferro fingerboard. Unlike some of the single-coil models produced a half-century ago, this guitar has two humbucking pickups and a modern C shape neck. Normally $600, this guitar now costs $550 and includes free shipping.
— John Zientek


Iconic Vans Sneakers
Save up to 55%:If you’re in need of some new sneakers, head over to End today. Right now, you can save up to 55 percent on a bunch of iconic styles from Vans. Choose from slip-on and lace-up styles in a range of colors — prices start at $45. — John Zientek

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Reigning Champ Core Collection
Save 30%: Reigning Champ’s Made-in-Canada basics are some of the most comfortable wardrobe essentials money can buy. And today at Need Supply, you can save 30 percent on all Reigning Champ apparel including the brand’s core collection, which rarely goes on sale. Its basics are made from 100 percent cotton — the sweats are made from terry and the tees are made of jersey — and each piece comes in black, navy or heather grey. Stock up today, and shop the rest of Need Supply’s friends and family sale. — Tyler Chin


Alden Boots
Save 30%:Alden has been one of America’s foremost shoemakers since their founding in 1884, lauded for their no-compromise approach to materials and construction. Notoriously, they’re also rarely ever seen in the sale section. Thanks to Need Supply and their sitewide Friends and Family event, which drops almost everything down 30 percent, Aldens are cheaper than ever. Included in the rare price drop are a set of Need Supply-exclusive suede plain toe shoes and boots all built on a 360-degree Goodyear welt atop Alden’s own rubber wedge sole for a smoother stepping. But you’d better hurry. — Gerald Ortiz

Leather iPhone Case
Travelteq iPhone Cases
Only $20:Constructed out of nylon and Vacchetta leather and designed to hold up to three of your most essential cards, the new iPhone case from Travelteq is a great way to elevate your daily carry. In tonal black and cognac/navy and compatible with the iPhone X/Xs and Xs Max. Get the Travelteq iPhone case while supplies last, only at the Gear Patrol Store.— Gear Patrol Store


Today on Gear Patrol

‘We’re Full-On Petrolheads:’ A Talk With Norton Motorcycle CEO Stuart Garner
‘We’re Full-On Petrolheads:’ A Talk With Norton Motorcycle CEO Stuart Garner

The man behind Norton's resurgence talks partnerships, motorcycle culture and electric bikes.

How Athletes Are Reaping the Benefits of Keto Without Actually Giving Up Carbs
How Athletes Are Reaping the Benefits of Keto Without Actually Giving Up Carbs

Exogenous ketones were all over the Tour de France — and will surely be the secret weapon of Olympians in 2020. Here’s everything the everyday athlete needs to know.

For Better Iced Coffee, Pros Swear by This $40 Amazon Buy
For Better Iced Coffee, Pros Swear by This $40 Amazon Buy

Cold brew's upper hand on iced coffee comes down to convenience. What if iced coffee could compete?

The Best Cashmere Sweaters under $130
The Best Cashmere Sweaters under $130

From Everlane, J.Crew, Nadaam and more.

The Best Ski and Snowboard Gear of Winter 2020
The Best Ski and Snowboard Gear of Winter 2020

Winter is coming, again. Get ready for the slopes with this top-notch, staff-tested apparel and equipment.

Is This the Best-Sounding Wireless Speaker Under $500?
Is This the Best-Sounding Wireless Speaker Under $500?

The Flex is the newest, smallest and most affordable wireless speaker that Bowers & Wilkins has ever made.


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