NOVEMBER 21, 2019

Today in Gear: The Restock on a Handsome Dive Watch, a Surprisingly Lightweight Mountain Bike & More


November 21, 2019 Briefings By

Today in Gear is our daily roundup of all the latest product announcements, drops and deals. Comments or concerns? We’d love to hear from you at tig@gearpatrol.com.


“Reasonable” is one of those terms that tends to go unmentioned among watch collectors; often neglected in favor of flashier talking points. And while the team over at Baltic may use the term to describe its Aquascaphe toolwatch, the speed at which it sold out this past June was anything but — and for good reason. Built with stainless steel and scratch-proof, double-domed sapphire glass, a screw-down crown and case back, the Aquascaphe is an unreasonably good option for everyday wear. The popular model will be restocked on Baltic’s website on November 21st with three different dial colors: Blue Gilt, Black & Silver and Black Cream. Just don’t wait too long to order — the last batch was gone in under two hours.

New & Noteworthy Releases

Apple’s Battery Case Brings Android’s Best Camera Feature to the iPhone 11
Apple’s Battery Case Brings Android’s Best Camera Feature to the iPhone 11

The cases also come with a dedicated camera button that can launch the phone's Camera app from behind the lock screen, take a photo with a quick press or record video with a longer one.

Think the $64K Subaru WRX Is Too Pricey? Here’s an Alternative
Think the $64K Subaru WRX Is Too Pricey? Here’s an Alternative

Subaru's latest limited-run WRX for 2020 is far more affordable than the last two.

This Sleek, Modern Camper Van Offers a Streamlined Approach to #VanLife
This Sleek, Modern Camper Van Offers a Streamlined Approach to #VanLife

This well-organized camper is simple, versatile, and offers everything you need short of a wet bath.

I Can’t F***ing Believe How F***ing Light This New Mountain Bike Is
I Can’t F***ing Believe How F***ing Light This New Mountain Bike Is

Canyon pulled out all the stops — and, apparently, all the heavy stuff.


Fresh Deals


Lodge Cast-Iron Skillet
Save 33%: Good news: Lodge’s 10.25-inch skillet is marked down to just $10 at Sierra Trading Post (the same pan is almost always $15 to $20 on Amazon).


Black Diamond Storm Headlamp
Save 54%: It’s hard to argue with hands-free light, particularly when Black Diamond’s Storm Headlamp is 54 percent off at Amazon.


Adidas Ultraboost Running Shoes
Save $54: The popular Adidas Ultraboost normally goes for $180, but thanks to a JackRabbit sale, you can spend just $126 on a brand-new pair.


Outdoor Research BitterBlaze Gloves
Save 25%: Outdoor Research’s BitterBlaze Gloves, which are currently 25 percent off at REI, have something called PrimaLoft Gold Aerogel, which is one of the warmest insulations available.


Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Pour Homme Fragrance
Save 30%: This French-made scent is fresh and spicy — referencing summer on the Mediterranean — and has top notes of bergamot, Sicilian mandarin and grapefruit peel.


Prada Aviator Sunglasses
Save up to 68%: Think you can’t wear Prada? You probably haven’t checked out the Italian brand’s range of aviator sunglasses. If you see a pair you like, snag it fast — priced at $120, these are bound to sell quickly.


Ralph Lauren
Save 33%: Now through November 22, Ralph Lauren is taking $50 off for every $150 you spend. Basically, if you shop it right, it’s 33 percent off.


Barbour Jackets
Save 55%: Barbour’s been the de facto waxed jacket brand ever since its founding in 1894. Now, you can slide into one of the brand’s most classic jackets for a deal that’s better than a buy-one-get-one.


Red Wing Boots
Save 49%: Now at Nordstrom Rack, you can save up to 49 percent on classic silhouettes from the Red Wing Heritage. Act fast, because with deals this good, these boots won’t be around long.


Q Acoustics 3020i Bookshelf Speakers
Save $32: If you’re looking for a quality pair of bookshelf speakers and you don’t want to break the bank, look no further than Q Acoustics. Amazon is discounting Q Acoustics’s 3020i bookshelf speakers, which normally cost $300, by $32.


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7 Mistakes Men Make When Buying Fragrance
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Why You Should Care About the Audi E-Tron
Why You Should Care About the Audi E-Tron

For starters, it's Audi's first real all-electric car — but it won't be the last.

The Best Gifts for the Guy Who Has Everything
The Best Gifts for the Guy Who Has Everything

Gift-shopping for the guy who has it all is a tall order. Consider it done with this list of totally esoteric, hard-to-find and indulgent gifts that, we're pretty sure, he doesn't have.

These Are Best Gifts for the Guitarist in Your Life
These Are Best Gifts for the Guitarist in Your Life

From accessories to pedals and amps, we've canvassed the 'net for the best gear for the axe slinger.

Like the Cheap Jim Beam Bourbon? Try These Upgrade Whiskeys
Like the Cheap Jim Beam Bourbon? Try These Upgrade Whiskeys

Sometimes you can't find Jim Beam. Sometimes you want something different, but not too different. Here are three whiskeys for those moments.

The 14 Best Stocking Stuffers for Men
The 14 Best Stocking Stuffers for Men

The stocking offers extra opportunities to gift, and isn't giving what the holiday season is all about? We've got 14 of the best stocking stuffers you can give a man this year.

The Best Everyday Gadget Gifts They’ll Love to Use
The Best Everyday Gadget Gifts They’ll Love to Use

When we talk about the tech we use every day, the normal things come to mind: smartphone, laptop and headphones. But really, that's just scratching the surface.

Secret Santa Gifts That Will Make You Look Way More Generous Than You Actually Are
Secret Santa Gifts That Will Make You Look Way More Generous Than You Actually Are

Here are a handful of gifts that, to most recipients, will come off as much more expensive than they actually were.


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