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A Look Back at the Gear We Discovered This Week


November 23, 2019 Briefings By

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 tig@gearpatrol.com.

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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.

The Best Bourbons Ever, According to One of the Biggest Whiskey Forums on the Internet
The Best Bourbons Ever, According to One of the Biggest Whiskey Forums on the Internet

Buffalo Trace Antique Collection, High West's Midwinter Night's Dram & More.

Motoring

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.

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.

The Haters Are Wrong. Ford’s New Electric SUV Has the Perfect Name
The Haters Are Wrong. Ford’s New Electric SUV Has the Perfect Name

It's only natural for Ford to make more use of the Mustang brand.

This Tiny Expandable Camping Trailer Is Perfect for Couples
This Tiny Expandable Camping Trailer Is Perfect for Couples

This compact camping trailer expands to provide comfortable space for two.

Aston Martin Just Released the Ultimate $189,000 Dad Car
Aston Martin Just Released the Ultimate $189,000 Dad Car

What James Bond would drive if he needed to wash his dog and cart around a toddler.

Volkswagen Brought a Wagon Back to America and It’s Electric
Volkswagen Brought a Wagon Back to America and It’s Electric

It looks like a wagon, it has more than 400 lb-ft of torque, and it may be coming to the U.S.

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.

Tesla’s Pickup Truck Is Here, and It’s More Insane Than We Ever Imagined
Tesla’s Pickup Truck Is Here, and It’s More Insane Than We Ever Imagined

The Cybertruck is crazy-looking, crazy-capable—and coming to the streets next year.

Mercedes-Maybach Just Revealed the World’s Most Opulent SUV
Mercedes-Maybach Just Revealed the World’s Most Opulent SUV

With rear seats that recline, massage, heat and ventilate, this is one SUV where you won't want to call shotgun.

This Exquisite Restored Mercedes G-Wagen Is Cheap Next to a Bronco or Defender
This Exquisite Restored Mercedes G-Wagen Is Cheap Next to a Bronco or Defender

Anyone up for an artfully rebuilt Mercedes with a five-speed manual?

Outdoors and Fitness

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.

TRX’s Weird New Foam Roller Is Borderline Sadistic, and That’s Kind of the Point
TRX’s Weird New Foam Roller Is Borderline Sadistic, and That’s Kind of the Point

No really, that medieval-looking spike is a good thing.

This New Puffer Jacket Is Made of Material Originally Used to Stop AK-47 Bullets
This New Puffer Jacket Is Made of Material Originally Used to Stop AK-47 Bullets

Looking for a tougher puffer? We just found it.

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.

Style

Warby Parker Now Offers High-Quality, Comfortable Daily Contacts
Warby Parker Now Offers High-Quality, Comfortable Daily Contacts

Get a three-month supply for just $110.

You Can Now Buy One-of-a-Kind Filson Bags. Don’t Wait
You Can Now Buy One-of-a-Kind Filson Bags. Don’t Wait

Handmade in Seattle, Washington.

Tech

How to Connect AirPods to Your Apple TV
How to Connect AirPods to Your Apple TV

It's the ideal solution for anybody who wants to watch something without disturbing the other people in the room.

What’s Better Than Hi-Fi Headphones? Ones Built Just for You
What’s Better Than Hi-Fi Headphones? Ones Built Just for You

AIAIAI just announced the TMA-2 HD Wireless, it's newest modular headphone that's designed for hi-fi listening.

This Indoor Air Quality Monitor Is a No-Brainer Upgrade for a Healthier Home
This Indoor Air Quality Monitor Is a No-Brainer Upgrade for a Healthier Home

Check the quality of your home's air quality at a glance.

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

he 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.

Watches

If You Have $300 to Spend on a Watch, This Is One of the Best Options
If You Have $300 to Spend on a Watch, This Is One of the Best Options

Powered by a meca-quartz movement, the new Roue TPS looks killer and packs tons of value.

This Awesome Pilot’s Watch Was Made for Some of the Best Pilots in the World
This Awesome Pilot’s Watch Was Made for Some of the Best Pilots in the World

The IWC Pilot's Watch Chronograph Edition "Blue Angels" was designed in conjunction with the U.S. Navy's flight demonstration squadron.

Seiko’s Affordable Prospex Dive Watches Just Keep Getting More Badass
Seiko’s Affordable Prospex Dive Watches Just Keep Getting More Badass

Seiko's newest Prospex Solar dive watch reaches into its past for design updates but still features state-of-the-art durability and features.

Timex Follows Up the Q Timex with Another Affordable Vintage Reissue
Timex Follows Up the Q Timex with Another Affordable Vintage Reissue

The new Q Timex Reissue Falcon Eye watch is an attractive remake of of a classic Timex model from the 1970s.

The New Blacked-Out Watch from Swatch and Hodinkee Is Their Best Collaboration Yet
The New Blacked-Out Watch from Swatch and Hodinkee Is Their Best Collaboration Yet

The Generation 1986, powered by the automatic Sistem 51 movement and featuring an all-black case and dial, is just $170.

An Italian Watchmaker and a British Designer Teamed Up on This Rugged Tool Watch
An Italian Watchmaker and a British Designer Teamed Up on This Rugged Tool Watch

Inspired by the first successful overland crossing of Antarctica, the new U2-NC features an olive drab case and 300m of water resistance.

This Sleek New G-Shock Is Chock Full of Premium Features
This Sleek New G-Shock Is Chock Full of Premium Features

The new Casio G-Shock MTGB1000XBD-1 features a carbon fiber bezel, sapphire crystal, and a sleek black finish with red highlights.

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