OCTOBER 23, 2019

Today in Gear: A Versatile Shacket That’s Water-Repellent, Pet-Proof Rugs & More


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One of the most crucial elements to dressing for cold weather is layering so that you can adjust as temperatures fluctuate. The Samak Shirt Jacket from Backcountry is comfortable enough to work perfectly as a middle layer, but the metal snaps and exterior pockets make it a solid option for an outer layer as well. The Shirt-Jacket (or “shacket” if you will) is made from stretch-woven fabric giving you plenty of give as a shirt, and it has a water-repellent finish giving you protection as an outer layer. However you choose to wear it, this highly functional piece will be a great choice for keeping you warm in wet weather. Get it for 20 percent off with the code GEARPATROL20 at checkout.

New & Noteworthy Releases

Listen to Spotify? Here’s How to Get a Free Speaker
Listen to Spotify? Here’s How to Get a Free Speaker

You're eligible if you subscribe to an individual or family plan.

This American Brand’s New Automatic Field Watch Is a Tribute to Its Hometown
This American Brand’s New Automatic Field Watch Is a Tribute to Its Hometown

The new Olmstead field watch from Chicago-based micro brand Oak & Oscar featues a "sandwich dial," and pays tribute to the company's hometown.

This Tiny, Overlanding-Ready Camping Trailer Will Make You Feel Like an Astronaut
This Tiny, Overlanding-Ready Camping Trailer Will Make You Feel Like an Astronaut

Here's a trailer that's unique, functional, and will get you into the outdoors for less than $20,000.

These Rarely-Seen Boots Are Finally Available Outside of Japan
These Rarely-Seen Boots Are Finally Available Outside of Japan

The lace-to-toe oxford is a beloved boot cut short and rarely seen outside of Japan, despite their North American provenance. Viberg's brought this Japanese trend back home.

This Is the Ultralight Skillet You’ll Want to Pass Down to Your Kids One Day
This Is the Ultralight Skillet You’ll Want to Pass Down to Your Kids One Day

Field Company's flagship skillet is our top recommendation for everyday cooking. But its newest release might be worth keeping in the box.

All Your Furniture Should Be as Low Maintenance as These Rugs
All Your Furniture Should Be as Low Maintenance as These Rugs

Burrow released a collection of affordable rugs to fit in a variety of lifestyles.

The Subaru WRX You Lusted Over Years Ago Can Finally Be Yours
The Subaru WRX You Lusted Over Years Ago Can Finally Be Yours

Keep those last vestiges of your teenage self alive with this low-mileage classic.

Apple Is Finally Getting Serious About Smart Home Cameras
Apple Is Finally Getting Serious About Smart Home Cameras

More and more smart home cameras are gaining HomeKit compatibility, finally.


Fresh Deals


Skratch Labs Energy Bars and Hydration Mix
Save 20%: Making drink mixes, bars, chews and recovery formulas that contain clean ingredients and avoid extras like flavor additives and extra sugar is essentially Skratch Labs’s mantra, and right now, you can grab nearly everything they make over at The Feed for 20 percent off.


L.L. Bean Boots, Clothing and Accessories
Save 20%:Right now, you can save 20 percent on the whole range of Bean Boot models (as well as apparel) on L.L.Bean’s website — just use the code BIG20 at checkout.


Gildan Gray Sweatshirt
Save 42%:Made from a cotton-poly blend, the preshrunk fleece-back sweatshirt has a relaxed fit and no exterior branding. It’s a great everyday layering piece and costs just $7 for a limited time — act fast.


Today on Gear Patrol

The Cold Weather Gear You Need to Stay Outside This Winter
The Cold Weather Gear You Need to Stay Outside This Winter

We rounded up the gear that you should buy so you can still spend time outdoors in the winter.

Can’t Find Workout Headphones That Work for You? You’re Not Alone
Can’t Find Workout Headphones That Work for You? You’re Not Alone

The Powerbeats Pro and the Jaybird Vista are, in my opinion, the two best wireless earbuds for working out. (For right now at least.) But neither is perfect.

Before Winter Hits, Make Sure Your Car Has These Essential Items
Before Winter Hits, Make Sure Your Car Has These Essential Items

Winter weather is coming. Be prepared for emergencies with these cheap and portable essentials.

These Are the 6 Watches We’re Obsessing Over in October 2019
These Are the 6 Watches We’re Obsessing Over in October 2019

We're flipping our lids over a sub-40mm Tudor, a 40mm Tudor, another Tu-....wait...pretty much mostly Tudors. And a Rolex for good measure.

The Pens the Gear Patrol Staff Couldn’t Live Without
The Pens the Gear Patrol Staff Couldn’t Live Without

Everybody has a pen they're madly in love with — these are ours.

The Best Western Boots for Men
The Best Western Boots for Men

An American icon.

12 Essential Records Loved by Audio Nerds
12 Essential Records Loved by Audio Nerds

Vinyl records have a warmth, crackle and pop that digital audio files can't replicate. And that's part of the reason we love listening to them.

This Shop Features Some of the Coolest Japanese Products in the World, and You’ve Never Heard of Any of Them
This Shop Features Some of the Coolest Japanese Products in the World, and You’ve Never Heard of Any of Them

Wedged between Manhattan neighborhoods, Nalata Nalata's dreamy shop features some of the most impressive craftsmanship in New York City.


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