DECEMBER 19, 2019

Today in Gear: KÜHL’s Rydr Pants Get Winterized, Our Top 5 Camper Vans of the Year & More


December 19, 2019 Briefings By

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There’s a reason that the legendary KÜHL Rydr pant has such a fanatic following. The perfect blend of comfort and toughness, the Rydr pants are the go-tos for countless enthusiasts out in the field. But just when you thought the pants couldn’t get any better, KÜHL winterized them, meaning you can now wear Rydr’s even when the mercury drops. The Hot Rydr Pants are lined with flannel to lock in heat, with the added benefit of having a really handsome flannel accent to show off when cuffed. The fabric goes through a unique dying process that gives the pants a really nice patina that only gets better with time. And for less than $100, you won’t find pants this rugged with as many details.

New & Noteworthy Releases

Get an Affordable Version of a Dive Watch Classic for Under $300
Get an Affordable Version of a Dive Watch Classic for Under $300

Featuring a unique dial design available in multiple colors, the Seascape is a super compressor-style dive watch that won't break the bank.

Survive the Apocalypse With Ease in This Earth-Bound Mars Rover
Survive the Apocalypse With Ease in This Earth-Bound Mars Rover

Even the end of days can't stop this amphibious 10-wheel-drive beast.

Our 5 Favorite Camper Vans of 2019
Our 5 Favorite Camper Vans of 2019

The best of the best, ranging from 4x4 overlanding beasts to 3D-printed visions of the future.

It’s Cold AF out so Here’s a Guide to Some of the Best New Parkas
It’s Cold AF out so Here’s a Guide to Some of the Best New Parkas

No matter your personality or needs, one of these four cozy options is bound to suit you.

Our Favorite Knives and Sunglasses Now Come in the Same Cool Material
Our Favorite Knives and Sunglasses Now Come in the Same Cool Material

Portland knife maker James and independent eyewear brand Raen Optics just released the sharpest EDC collab around.

Three-Quarters of Mercedes-AMG’s Cars May Have to Die Next Year, Report Says
Three-Quarters of Mercedes-AMG’s Cars May Have to Die Next Year, Report Says

Changes could affect some of our favorite Mercedes models.

The Best New Coffee Gear of the Year, According to Coffee Nerds
The Best New Coffee Gear of the Year, According to Coffee Nerds

Hundreds of new gadgets and brew equipment hit the coffee scene every year. These were the best, according to a cabal of coffee nerds.


Fresh Deals


Hyperice Hypersphere Mini Massage Ball
Save 24%: Of Hyperice’s Hypersphere Mini, our tester writes, “Smaller and yet more powerful than a traditional foam roller, the Mini will soon be your new go-to for everything from a foot roll-out to a deep-tissue total-body massage.”


Stylish Stocking Stuffers
Save 50%: There’s still time to get your holiday shopping done, but not much. If you’re in a pinch for last-minute gifts for the style-aware guy, accessories are an easy way to stuff the stockings.


Apple AirPods
Save up to $30: The new AirPods have Apple’s new H1 chip and that allows them to pair quicker to your iPhone and use “Hey Siri” completely hands-free. You can choose to buy them with or without a wireless charging case.

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Beats Powerbeats Pro
Save $50: Beats’s newest true wireless sport earbuds are essentially their version of sweat-proof AirPods. This deal applies to the Powerbeats Pro in all four colorways (black, ivory, moss and navy).


Sony WH-1000XM3
Save $32: The WF-1000XM3 are essentially wireless earbud versions of Sony’s WH-1000XM3 over-ear noise-canceling headphones, though they lack the Apple-centric features of AirPods Pro like the H1 chip and easy pairing with any iOS device.


Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700
Save $50: There’s still time to order the Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 and get them before Christmas — and you can get a pretty good deal on them too. Amazon is selling brand-new models for $50 off.

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Seiko “Monster” Dive Watch SRPD25 & SRPD27
Save 40%: Right now, the handsomely reimagined new version of Seiko’s popular “Monster” dive watch on sale for 30% off in two versions, with another 15% off using the promo code “GIFT” at checkout.


Today on Gear Patrol

The Best Smartwatches of 2019
The Best Smartwatches of 2019

Before buying a smartwatch, there are few vital things to know as well.

VW’s New Camper Van Isn’t Coming Here, But We Drove It Anyway
VW’s New Camper Van Isn’t Coming Here, But We Drove It Anyway

The new VW California Ocean is the worst kind of vehicle: a really cool one we can't have.

This Watch Is Made for the Blind but Is Wildly Popular with the Sighted
This Watch Is Made for the Blind but Is Wildly Popular with the Sighted

Creator of a unique watch for the blind, Eone CEO Hyungsoo Kim discusses designing products for the disabled and how he built his company.

The Nürburgring Nordschleife Race Track: a Story of Porsches Setting Records
The Nürburgring Nordschleife Race Track: a Story of Porsches Setting Records

The Nürburgring Nordschleife is machine-kind's Everest. It bludgeons all who dare enter, chews up and spits out the unworthy, the impatient.

14 Products Worth Gifting Well Past the Holiday Season
14 Products Worth Gifting Well Past the Holiday Season

If you're not local to NYC or missed Gear Patrol's Holiday Pop-Up, there's good news: you can still shop great gifts from afar.

The 20 Best Gifts Under $100
The 20 Best Gifts Under $100

Don't let your wallet take a hit this holiday season. These gifts are sure to wow, and you'll still have some money left over for yourself.

The 18 Best Christmas Gifts for Hikers
The 18 Best Christmas Gifts for Hikers

From shirts and pants and hats to boots and backpacks and headlamps, options abound.

Your FSA Is About to Expire; Here Are 9 Ways to Use It Before It Runs Out
Your FSA Is About to Expire; Here Are 9 Ways to Use It Before It Runs Out

Most flexible spending accounts operate on a "use it or lose it" basis, so you might as well stock up on these products while you can.

The 5 Best Buying Guides for the Car Nut
The 5 Best Buying Guides for the Car Nut

These gifts for the car lovers in your life will drive them crazy.


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