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A Look Back at the Gear We Discovered This Week


December 14, 2019 Briefings By
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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 tig@gearpatrol.com.

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Why Every Cook Needs to Ditch Their Wood Cutting Board for a Rubber One
Why Every Cook Needs to Ditch Their Wood Cutting Board for a Rubber One

Chef Jordan Terry thinks everyone needs a case of deli containers, a durable rubber cutting board & more.

The Best Whiskey of 2019 Is a $36 Bottle You’ve Never Heard of
The Best Whiskey of 2019 Is a $36 Bottle You’ve Never Heard of

George Dickel Bottled in Bond is Whisky Advocate's best bottle of the year.

One of the Most Hyped Coffee Products of the Year Just Dropped
One of the Most Hyped Coffee Products of the Year Just Dropped

Like all its other gear, Fellow's new coffee grinder balances performance and aesthetics beautifully.

The Best Brewery Tours of the Year, According to the Internet
The Best Brewery Tours of the Year, According to the Internet

Drinkers have voted and named the 10 best brewery tours in America you could take in 2019 including New Belgium, Dogfish Head and more.

Motoring

The Next Land Rover Defender Could Destroy Ford’s Baby Bronco
The Next Land Rover Defender Could Destroy Ford’s Baby Bronco

New Defender models could target the everyman...and the one percent.

BMW Just Undid Its Biggest Mistake in Years
BMW Just Undid Its Biggest Mistake in Years

BMW decided not to stick to its guns on a feature destined to annoy owners.

There’s a Massive Cash Discount on the Jeep Wrangler, But There’s a Catch
There’s a Massive Cash Discount on the Jeep Wrangler, But There’s a Catch

Jeep has a rare discount on the Wrangler, but only for certain buyers.

Could Tesla Be Planning a Camping Trailer Just for the Cybertruck?
Could Tesla Be Planning a Camping Trailer Just for the Cybertruck?

It's too early to know for sure, but we certainly hope so.

The All-New Chevy Suburban and Tahoe: What You Need To Know
The All-New Chevy Suburban and Tahoe: What You Need To Know

Big changes are afoot for the Chevy Tahoe and Suburban for the 2021 model year.

Jeep Exec Says Future Hybrids and EVs Will Be ‘The Best Jeeps Ever’
Jeep Exec Says Future Hybrids and EVs Will Be ‘The Best Jeeps Ever’

Every Jeep will offer a hybrid version by 2022—and that could be the tip of the iceberg.

Here’s What It’s Like to Own a Rare, Singer-Customized Porsche 911
Here’s What It’s Like to Own a Rare, Singer-Customized Porsche 911

We went for a spin with an owner to find out what it's like to possess one of these beauties.

Husqvarna Is Bringing This Gorgeous Concept Bike to the Streets (and Trails)
Husqvarna Is Bringing This Gorgeous Concept Bike to the Streets (and Trails)

Yes, please.

The Electric Mini’s Driving Range Will Probably Disappoint You
The Electric Mini’s Driving Range Will Probably Disappoint You

If you thought the Porsche Taycan's EPA range was bad...

No One Should Buy a Classic Land Rover Defender. Here’s Why
No One Should Buy a Classic Land Rover Defender. Here’s Why

No matter why you want one, there's probably a vehicle that better fits your needs.

The Suzuki Jimny Isn’t Sold in the US, and That’s a Crime
The Suzuki Jimny Isn’t Sold in the US, and That’s a Crime

It’s hard to see how the Jimny wouldn’t be successful. Though, if Suzuki knew how to market cars to Americans, they would still be here.

The Tesla Pickup Truck: What You Need to Know
The Tesla Pickup Truck: What You Need to Know

Everything we know about Elon Musk's Blade Runner-inspired "armored personnel carrier of the future."

This 2-Story, 8-Wheel-Drive Overlanding Camper RV Is a Sight To Behold
This 2-Story, 8-Wheel-Drive Overlanding Camper RV Is a Sight To Behold

Ideal for traversing the Outback with your family of eight...or rolling around the corner to Starbucks for a flat white.

Jeep’s Next SUV Could Be a Tiny, ‘Badass’ Off-Roader
Jeep’s Next SUV Could Be a Tiny, ‘Badass’ Off-Roader

Or, possibly, a very small hybrid crossover. We'll have to wait and see.

Outdoors and Fitness

Did Nike Just Make the Perfect HIIT Workout Shoe?
Did Nike Just Make the Perfect HIIT Workout Shoe?

Nike recently announced its newest workout shoe, the Air Zoom SuperRep, which it designed specifically for fitness classes.

Strava’s Fastest Runners Wear These Shoes
Strava’s Fastest Runners Wear These Shoes

The fitness tracking app with 48 million members just released its Year In Sport report, including data on the speediest sneakers.

This New Knife Should Be Standard Issue for Stormtroopers
This New Knife Should Be Standard Issue for Stormtroopers

CRKT updated one of the most innovative knives of the year.

Can Chocolate Really Make You Smarter?
Can Chocolate Really Make You Smarter?

Nyrvana's new dark chocolate-coated truffles pack a bunch of "brain-enhancing ingredients," which makes us go "hmm."

Style

Move over Carhartt. This New Affordable Workwear Brand Is Made in California
Move over Carhartt. This New Affordable Workwear Brand Is Made in California

Prices range from $16 to $60.

These Dickies Are Unlike Any Workwear You’ve Seen
These Dickies Are Unlike Any Workwear You’ve Seen

The ongoing collaboration between New York retailer Opening Ceremony and heritage workwear brand Dickies 1922 sports some spots.

A Former Nike Employee Just Offloaded a Bunch of Rare Nike Samples on eBay
A Former Nike Employee Just Offloaded a Bunch of Rare Nike Samples on eBay

A collection of rare one-off Nike samples amassed over 30 years at the company has just hit eBay.

This Incredible Collection Combines the Best Outdoor Technical Gear with Cult-Favorite Heritage Clothing
This Incredible Collection Combines the Best Outdoor Technical Gear with Cult-Favorite Heritage Clothing

Winter's worst is no match for this collaboration between hi-tech Japanese outdoors brand Goldwin and heritage label Kaptain Sunshine.

Test Down Jackets Before Buying in This Artificial Blizzard
Test Down Jackets Before Buying in This Artificial Blizzard

Woolrich's Snow Room at its flagship store in NYC was built with Italian company Techno Alpin.

These Vintage-Inspired Fleeces Are Loaded with Handmade Details
These Vintage-Inspired Fleeces Are Loaded with Handmade Details

The six-piece collection combines recycled deep pile fleece with a grip of handmade details for one of the coziest and eye-catching collections of the year.

The Sunglasses in the New James Bond Movie Are Just as Cool as You Think
The Sunglasses in the New James Bond Movie Are Just as Cool as You Think

The next sequel in Ian Fleming's '007' series features these Japanese-made frames. But you don't have to wait for the film to get a pair for yourself.

Tech

You Can Finally Buy Apple’s Ludicrously Overkill Mac Pro
You Can Finally Buy Apple’s Ludicrously Overkill Mac Pro

The Mac Pro starts at $5,999 with an 8-core Xeon processor, 32GB of memory, an AMD WX 7100 graphics card and a 256GB SSD. The Pro Display XDR starts at $4,999.

A Fully-Loaded Mac Pro Costs Over $50,000
A Fully-Loaded Mac Pro Costs Over $50,000

Now that the store is live we can finally find out how much the more overkill configurations costs and wooo boy.

Whatever You Do, Don’t Clean Apple’s Fanciest Display With Water!
Whatever You Do, Don’t Clean Apple’s Fanciest Display With Water!

Getting Apple's most advanced Pro Display XDR? You better not lose its special polishing cloth.

Take This Simple Step to Make Your Gadgets Much Harder to Steal
Take This Simple Step to Make Your Gadgets Much Harder to Steal

Your gadgets' Bluetooth may be making them way more visible than they ever could be with the naked eye.

How Am I Supposed to Fit This Tall-Ass Xbox Under My TV?
How Am I Supposed to Fit This Tall-Ass Xbox Under My TV?

Meet the Xbox Series X, a tall drink of water. Well, more like a tall Dell workstation PC tower from the early 2000s.

Watches

Hodinkee Teamed Up with Nomos on This Special Edition Watch
Hodinkee Teamed Up with Nomos on This Special Edition Watch

The famed German watchmaker's second collaboration with online watch authority Hodinkee looks killer.

Each of These Bronze Watches from Oris Is Truly Unique
Each of These Bronze Watches from Oris Is Truly Unique

Due to a special chemical treatment, each example of the new Big Crown Bronze Pointer Date will have a unique bronze dial.

These Affordable Dive Watches Come in Six Sleek New Versions
These Affordable Dive Watches Come in Six Sleek New Versions

Unimatic's handsome, monochromatic Italian dive watches have been updated for 2020 with various design tweaks and tech.

Timex Partnered with a Japanese Outdoor Brand on This Ultra-Affordable Field Watch
Timex Partnered with a Japanese Outdoor Brand on This Ultra-Affordable Field Watch

An affordable but quirky new field watch is the product of a collaboration between Timex and Japanese outdoor brand Snow Peak.

Your Next Field Watch Should Be This Titanium Beauty
Your Next Field Watch Should Be This Titanium Beauty

Available in two different case finishes and dial colors, these handsome limited editions from Vero and Worn & Wound are sure to impress.

Wear This Affordable Vintage-Inspired Watch to Your Next Holiday Party
Wear This Affordable Vintage-Inspired Watch to Your Next Holiday Party

The new Todd Snyder x Timex Bi-Metal Welton features a gold-toned case and retro looks and is priced at just $158.

This Dive Watch Features an Awesome Hand-Etched Dial
This Dive Watch Features an Awesome Hand-Etched Dial

Each new C60 Trident Ombré COSC Limited Edition from Christopher Ward features a one-off dial and a chronometer-grade movement.

Seiko’s Cult Favorite Alpinist Watch Is Back with Solid Upgrades
Seiko’s Cult Favorite Alpinist Watch Is Back with Solid Upgrades

The Seiko Alpinist has returned to join the brand's contemporary Prospex lineup with more premium features and killer looks.

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