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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 .

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Buffalo Trace’s New Whiskey Pushes the Boundaries of Bourbon, for the Better
Buffalo Trace’s New Whiskey Pushes the Boundaries of Bourbon, for the Better

Buffalo Trace Distillery's Old Charter Oak line is a big science experiment.

Did This Grill Company Make a Better Big Green Egg?
Did This Grill Company Make a Better Big Green Egg?

The masters of luxury grilling just showed off their first new grill since 2014.

You Can Buy the Highest-Rated Coffee of All Time Right Now
You Can Buy the Highest-Rated Coffee of All Time Right Now

Dragonfly Coffee Roaster's Panamanian Geisha varietal was grown in the shadow of a volcano.

Ikea’s New Collection with Virgil Abloh Is Every Bit as Weird as You’d Expect
Ikea’s New Collection with Virgil Abloh Is Every Bit as Weird as You’d Expect

Expect lots of quotation marks and words in all-caps.

Move Over Pappy, This Is Buffalo Trace’s Rarest Whiskey
Move Over Pappy, This Is Buffalo Trace’s Rarest Whiskey

Ever heard of O.F.C Vintage bourbons? Didn't think so.

Motoring

Mazda Is ‘Racing Against Time’ to Make a New Rotary Sports Car
Mazda Is ‘Racing Against Time’ to Make a New Rotary Sports Car

Factions within Mazda want to; the only question is if they can drum up enough support in time.

At $22,400, Could the Electric Mini Make Buyers Forget About Range Anxiety?
At $22,400, Could the Electric Mini Make Buyers Forget About Range Anxiety?

Mini's price tag for the electric Mini Cooper SE will undercut much of the EV market, but there's a catch.

These Are the Best Engines in the World in 2019
These Are the Best Engines in the World in 2019

For the fourth year in a row, Ferrari won International Engine of the Year, with Jaguar and BMW taking home some coveted medals as well.

This Could Be the Best Vintage Land Cruiser We’ve Ever Seen
This Could Be the Best Vintage Land Cruiser We’ve Ever Seen

This frame-off Toyota Land Cruiser restoration is an absolute stunner.

AMG Wants to Attack Porsche Head-On—By Going Electric
AMG Wants to Attack Porsche Head-On—By Going Electric

A new report says Mercedes's performance division wants to take sales to Porsche levels by going all-in on EVs and plug-in hybrids. Just like Porsche.

Transform Your Jeep Gladiator into the Ideal Overlander With This Camping System
Transform Your Jeep Gladiator into the Ideal Overlander With This Camping System

Get your Gladiator, Tacoma or Ranger ready to leave the grid with this camping system.

How to Properly Change a Tire
How to Properly Change a Tire

Save the AAA respondent (or dad) some hassle and learn how to change a tire yourself with this quick, helpful guide.

Indian’s New Bike May Be the Most Feature-Loaded Motorcycle Ever
Indian’s New Bike May Be the Most Feature-Loaded Motorcycle Ever

With its mighty power, great looks and next-level technology, the new Indian Challenger strives for greatness right out of the box.

These 10 Cars Hold Their Value Better Than Any Others
These 10 Cars Hold Their Value Better Than Any Others

These are the cars that best hold their value. Mostly because they're awesome.

Ram’s New Off-Roading Concept Is a Mind-Blowingly Cool Overlander
Ram’s New Off-Roading Concept Is a Mind-Blowingly Cool Overlander

Take our favorite pickup truck, and add on all the coolest overlanding goodies you could ever want.

Carbon Fiber Construction Makes This Rig the Ultimate Overlanding RV
Carbon Fiber Construction Makes This Rig the Ultimate Overlanding RV

The best luxury RV out there picks up a carbon fiber monocoque.

The All-New Porsche 911 Finally Offers a Stick Shift
The All-New Porsche 911 Finally Offers a Stick Shift

You'll still have to wait a while to drive it, though.

Ford’s Newest Tech Offering Steals One of BMW’s Coolest Features
Ford’s Newest Tech Offering Steals One of BMW’s Coolest Features

Ford now offers a better service than BMW, with no subscription plan.

The Ford Ranger’s New Off-Road Option Gives It a Leg Up on the Jeep Gladiator
The Ford Ranger’s New Off-Road Option Gives It a Leg Up on the Jeep Gladiator

This option well level up the Ranger's off-red cred to compete with the Gladiator and Tacoma.

Everything You Should Know About Toyota’s Cars, Trucks and SUVs
Everything You Should Know About Toyota’s Cars, Trucks and SUVs

Thinking of buying a Tacoma or a 4Runner? Here's a guide with everything you need to know about 2020 Toyota models.

Outdoors and Fitness

Experience Running in New York in Just Three Minutes
Experience Running in New York in Just Three Minutes

Gear Patrol looks at what it’s like to run in New York City, showcasing the people and places that sculpt the community.

This New Foam Roller Is the Swiss Army Knife of Muscle Recovery
This New Foam Roller Is the Swiss Army Knife of Muscle Recovery

Pop the Knotty Roller open to reveal an army of myofascial release tools.

Why This $1,350 Bike Tool Kit Is Worth Every Penny
Why This $1,350 Bike Tool Kit Is Worth Every Penny

Abbey Bike Tools is releasing a complete bike maintenance tool set unlike any other available, but it comes at a price.

Stealth Bombers Inspired This Limited-Edition Pocket Knife
Stealth Bombers Inspired This Limited-Edition Pocket Knife

CRKT teamed up with Ken Onion to create the Panache, a limited-edition pocket knife made in a numbered batch of 550.

The Best New Knives and EDC of November 2019
The Best New Knives and EDC of November 2019

Leatherman released a magnetic knife, SOG revealed a limited edition EDC folder, Tops mashed up two distinct styles and more.

This New Tent Is for People Who Don’t Like Camping
This New Tent Is for People Who Don’t Like Camping

Snow Peaks new tent is about living outdoors, not surviving it.

Style

These Boots Were Designed by a Legendary Apple Designer
These Boots Were Designed by a Legendary Apple Designer

The designer who helped design the Apple Watch just tried his hand at making a pair of boots.

Filson’s Latest Military-Inspired Boots Will Stand up to Anything
Filson’s Latest Military-Inspired Boots Will Stand up to Anything

Boots built tough enough to bear Filson's legendary name.

This Great Leather Jacket Is Practically a Steal
This Great Leather Jacket Is Practically a Steal

Everlane lands a 100-percent lambskin leather bomber jacket for a ticket less than your typical round trip flight between LAX and La Guardia.

America’s Oldest Outdoor Clothing Maker Just Made the Coolest Streetwear Drop
America’s Oldest Outdoor Clothing Maker Just Made the Coolest Streetwear Drop

New York-based streetwear brand Aime Leon Dore teamed up with America's oldest producer of outdoor clothing for a 70s-inspired collection filled with down, flannel, moleskin and merino wool.

Wolverine’s Latest Goodyear Welted Boots Are Crafted in a World-Class Shoemaking City
Wolverine’s Latest Goodyear Welted Boots Are Crafted in a World-Class Shoemaking City

The new collection from heritage boot brand Wolverine features all the same quality the brand's known for in a (much) friendlier price point.

Everlane’s Grade-A Cashmere Beanies Are Amazingly Affordable
Everlane’s Grade-A Cashmere Beanies Are Amazingly Affordable

Grade-A cashmere at a Grade-A price puts Everlane's cashmere beanies at the head of its class.

Dr. Martens and The North Face Purple Label Just Released These Vintage-Inspired Boots
Dr. Martens and The North Face Purple Label Just Released These Vintage-Inspired Boots

The latest collaboration with the rare brand The North Face Purple Label is a duo set of waterproof boots primed for winter.

Tech

Upgrade Your Laptop’s Sound Quality with This Cheap Hi-Fi Accessory, Now in Matte Black
Upgrade Your Laptop’s Sound Quality with This Cheap Hi-Fi Accessory, Now in Matte Black

Everybody who wants to improve their desktop audio situation, for cheap, should buy this headphone amp/DAC.

This Is the New King of Tiny Drones
This Is the New King of Tiny Drones

It's designed for entry-level drone pilots.

This Is the Coolest New iPhone Feature You Haven’t Heard About
This Is the Coolest New iPhone Feature You Haven’t Heard About

Audio Sharing is a new feature that allows two sets of wireless headphones to pair to the same iPhone or iPad, that way they can listen to the same audio.

Apple TV+ Is Here, This Is What You Should Know Before You Sign Up
Apple TV+ Is Here, This Is What You Should Know Before You Sign Up

Apple TV+ is finally here for $5 a month, but you can get a week (or maybe even a whole year) for free. Here's what you need to know.

Google Acquired Fitbit. What Does That Mean for Fitness Enthusiasts?
Google Acquired Fitbit. What Does That Mean for Fitness Enthusiasts?

Three hot takeaways from the day's biggest fitness tech story.

Watches

Christie’s Is Auctioning Some Significant Vintage Patek Philippe Watches This November
Christie’s Is Auctioning Some Significant Vintage Patek Philippe Watches This November

Henry Graves Jr.'s first-of-its-kind minute repeater, a doctor's chronograph and a unique pocket watch are all going under the hammer.

If You Love Cars and Watches, You Have to Check This Out
If You Love Cars and Watches, You Have to Check This Out

NYC-based Autodromo delivers the goods with the manually wound Intereuropa, with a design based on a classic Italian race.

This Rugged Carbon Watch Now Features a Swiss Automatic Movement
This Rugged Carbon Watch Now Features a Swiss Automatic Movement

Vinctorinox's tough new INOX watch combines a mechanical movement a lightweight, scratch-resistant carbon composite case.

At Under $400, This Is One of the Best Buys in Chronograph Watches
At Under $400, This Is One of the Best Buys in Chronograph Watches

Brew Watches' new Mastergraph features a hybrid of mechanical feel and quartz functionality, all for just $375.

The Best Affordable Mechanical Dress Watch Is Now Available with a Blue Dial
The Best Affordable Mechanical Dress Watch Is Now Available with a Blue Dial

The Marlin is back with a deep navy blue dial and brown leather strap, but it's still $200, and still features a handwound movement.

These New Field Watches Feature Automatic Movements for Under $300
These New Field Watches Feature Automatic Movements for Under $300

The second-generation Orient Defender sports a 42.4mm steel case, 100m of water resistance, and several complications.

Travel Much? This Automatic World Time Watch Is a Fantastic Value
Travel Much? This Automatic World Time Watch Is a Fantastic Value

Farer's new World Timer, available in 3 dial colors, offers 24 time zones in a 39mm stainless steel case, all for $1,550.

This Ceramic Royal Oak May Be the Coolest Blacked-Out Watch of the Year
This Ceramic Royal Oak May Be the Coolest Blacked-Out Watch of the Year

With a black case and openworked dial revealing an in-house movement, this perpetual calendar-equipped Royal Oak is a stunner.

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