JANUARY 3, 2020

Today in Gear: Inexpensive AirPod Alternatives, the Best Ways to Get Swole This Year & More


January 3, 2020 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.


New & Noteworthy Releases

This Recovery Tool Could Be Key to Keeping Your Resolution
This Recovery Tool Could Be Key to Keeping Your Resolution

The G3PRO handheld massager from Theragun might be the key to keeping your New Year's fitness resolutions in 2020.

Here’s the Automatic Dive Watch You Should Buy for Under $500
Here’s the Automatic Dive Watch You Should Buy for Under $500

An updated take on the classic 1960s skin diver, the Sector Dive from Nodus is available in four dial colors for just $425.

10 Keys to Getting, Like, Totally Swole in 2020
10 Keys to Getting, Like, Totally Swole in 2020

These awesome workouts, supplements, apps and equipment will help make this year your strongest yet.

AirPods Too Expensive? These New Wireless Earbuds Cost Just $29
AirPods Too Expensive? These New Wireless Earbuds Cost Just $29

That's right. You can get truly wireless earbuds for less than $30.

This Is as Close to a Cadillac Escalade-V as GM Ever Made—And You Can Buy It
This Is as Close to a Cadillac Escalade-V as GM Ever Made—And You Can Buy It

Escalade + CTS-V go-fast bits, as done by GM? Shut up and take our money.

This Watch Was Imagined By Japanese Cartoonists in 1969, But Now It’s Real
This Watch Was Imagined By Japanese Cartoonists in 1969, But Now It’s Real

Zenith has introduced a special edition El Primero that was initially featured in a Japanese manga cartoon.

This Upgraded Land Rover Defender Pickup Is the Ultimate Luxury Truck
This Upgraded Land Rover Defender Pickup Is the Ultimate Luxury Truck

Himalaya built a vintage Defender to rival modern luxury pickup trucks. But it doesn't come cheap.

Fulfill Your Teenage Dreams With This Nearly-Perfect, Low-Mileage 2004 Subaru WRX
Fulfill Your Teenage Dreams With This Nearly-Perfect, Low-Mileage 2004 Subaru WRX

You kept getting older, but this WRX stayed the same age.

Two of Sonos’ Products Are About to Get More Expensive
Two of Sonos’ Products Are About to Get More Expensive

If you were considering buying one of these Sonos products, do so now or it could cost you $50.


Fresh Deals


Global G-2 Chef’s Knife
Save $60: The lack of a bulky handle on this knife allows it to be incredibly lightweight, but still well-balanced. Today on Amazon, Global’s G-2 Chef’s Knife is on sale for $99.


Save $700 on This Top-of-the-Line Race-Ready Motorcycle Helmet
Save 44%: RevZilla is having a sale on the 2018 Winter Test graphic version of a limited-edition collaboration worn by seven-time MotoGP champ Valentino Rossi. You can now get it for just $900 — a $700 discount..


SOG Twitch II
Save 17%: The SOG Twitch II is a high-quality and affordable upgrade to any everyday kit, and right now, it’s also nearly 20 percent off.


Barbour Jackets
Save 60%: A bunch of Barbour outerwear is on sale in a full range of sizes. With prices cut to up to 60 percent off, this is well worth checking out.


L.L. Bean Winter Sale
Save 50%: Do not sleep on L.L. Bean. Right now, the originator of the eponymous waterproof boot is offering up to 50 percent off.


Timex MkI California Watch
Save Up to 29%: Right now, you can get an affordable and colorful Timex MkI California field watch with a lightweight aluminum case starting at just $63.


Today on Gear Patrol

Three Pre-Owned Rolex Datejust Watches Available Right Now
Three Pre-Owned Rolex Datejust Watches Available Right Now

Following its debut in 1945, the Rolex Datejust has since become an icon. Check out these three models from the 70s through today.

Are Expensive Speaker Cables Actually Worth It? Here’s What You Need to Know
Are Expensive Speaker Cables Actually Worth It? Here’s What You Need to Know

It is a question as old as stereos: how much do the cables in your system affect the sound? The answer lies in measurable physical specifications of cables, but even here there are traps to...

How to Get the Best Shave of Your Life
How to Get the Best Shave of Your Life

To help us outline the perfect shave, we sought the wisdom of Taylor Brinckerhoff, barber at Baxter of California’s barbershop, Baxter Finley.

2020 Mercedes GLB-Class First Drive: A Compact Crossover With Big Aspirations
2020 Mercedes GLB-Class First Drive: A Compact Crossover With Big Aspirations

It's a baby GLS, and that's a great thing.


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