NOVEMBER 18, 2019

Today in Gear: An American-Made Field Watch, a Futuristic New Grill & More


November 18, 2019 Briefings By

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There aren’t many American-based watchmakers these days, but of those who are assembling watches in the old U.S. of A, Vaer is doing it right. Started in 2016, Vaer set out to make watches that are timeless, rugged and economical. Building off of the success of its quartz offerings, Vaer is launching its first automatic watch: the Vaer A5 with Miyota 9015 movement. The stainless-steel case is 40mm in diameter, and both the watch and strap are ocean-ready with water resistance up to 100 meters. Vaer offers buyers the option of having their watch assembled in the United States with the Miyota 9015 movement or made in Switzerland with an ETA 2824 movement. Whichever option suits your fancy, this is a handsome watch that will work for every occasion. If you’re looking for a more affordable option, Vaer also offers ocean-ready quartz watches starting as low as $129.

New & Noteworthy Releases

This 4-Wheel-Drive Camper Van Is a Luxurious, Motorcycle-Hauling Land Yacht
This 4-Wheel-Drive Camper Van Is a Luxurious, Motorcycle-Hauling Land Yacht

The Landyacht combines a yacht-like interior, off-road capability and motorcycle storage.

Weber’s Newest Grill Is a Glimpse Into the Future of Grilling
Weber’s Newest Grill Is a Glimpse Into the Future of Grilling

We've come a long way from the humble kettle.

Now You Can Get a Compass Better Than What the Military Has
Now You Can Get a Compass Better Than What the Military Has

Brunton has been making high-grade compasses since 1894. They're favored by geologists, forestry workers and the US military too.

Could This Mercedes G-Wagen Be Your Vintage Off-Roader for Less?
Could This Mercedes G-Wagen Be Your Vintage Off-Roader for Less?

This G-Class needs some love. But it's got ample charm and an affordable price tag.


Fresh Deals


Moccamaster Coffee Maker
Save $120: Today, Moccamaster’s KBS model is $120 off on Drop. It’s the 8-cup model that uses a glass carafe and a hot plate. This is as affordable as Moccamasters get.


JackRabbit Shakeout Sale
Save $110+: No need to wait till Black Friday to upgrade your running kit, as loads of top-notch items are deeply discounted right now.


Nordstrom Sale
Save 40%: The stress of Black Friday is as rampant as the deals, but thankfully Nordstrom’s sale section is already pumped full of marked down pieces that might not even last until the big day.


Uniqlo’s Fall Sale
Save 80%: Uniqlo’s fall sale is still going on and they keep adding some new-new.


Fender Special Edition Standard Jaguar Guitar
Save $50: If you’re looking to add a unique guitar to your arsenal, head over to Guitar Center today — currently you can save $50 on a Fender Special Edition Standard Jaguar guitar.


Filson Garment Bags
Save 50%: You cannot go wrong with any one of Filson’s bags, their Garment Bag included. Now at half off, the bags are built to take on the elements so your suits don’t have to.


Sony WH-XB900N Noise-Canceling Headphones
Save $120: Released in June 2019, think of these as the affordable sibling to the Sony WH-1000XM3 headphones.


Fitbit Versa 2
Save $50: The Versa 2 is Fitbit’s newest entry-level smartwatch, released just a few months ago, and it’s already on sale.

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Today on Gear Patrol

Even Today, Morgan Motor Company Is Still Building Cars Out of Wood
Even Today, Morgan Motor Company Is Still Building Cars Out of Wood

It may be the 21st Century, but this British company is still making cars as thought were the early 20th.

This $13 Amazon Buy Is One of the Most Underrated Tools in the Kitchen
This $13 Amazon Buy Is One of the Most Underrated Tools in the Kitchen

Chefs Bryan Kidwell and Macks Collins think everyone needs this underrated kitchen tool, tweezers & more.

10 (Yes, 10) Types of Wool You Need to Know
10 (Yes, 10) Types of Wool You Need to Know

With winter at the front door, you might be thinking about wool garments. But not all wool is the same. From cashmere to qiviut, these are the 10 you should know.

Apple’s Newest Pro Products, Ranked From Least to Most Pro
Apple’s Newest Pro Products, Ranked From Least to Most Pro

We've ranked all of Apple's current crop of "Pro" products from "least Pro" to "most Pro." What do you think?

Staff Picks: What Gear Patrol Editors Are Asking for This Year
Staff Picks: What Gear Patrol Editors Are Asking for This Year

Trust us. We're experts.

Why You Should Never Buy a Three-in-One Jacket
Why You Should Never Buy a Three-in-One Jacket

It may seem like smart design and a great deal - but it isn't. And here's why.

The 21 Best Gifts for Skiers and Snowboarders
The 21 Best Gifts for Skiers and Snowboarders

An epic array of apparel, hard goods and accessories any serious shredder will be stoked to unwrap.

The Best Outdoor Gifts to Give This Holiday Season
The Best Outdoor Gifts to Give This Holiday Season

A curated list of the best outdoor gear gifts that are bound to please — and inspire — the most obsessive adventurers.


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