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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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Known as Poor Man’s Pappy, This Bourbon Whiskey Just Got a Lot More Interesting
Known as Poor Man’s Pappy, This Bourbon Whiskey Just Got a Lot More Interesting

Larceny has been a go-to for wheat-obsessed bourbon drinkers for years. Now they've got options.

Motoring

The Hybrid Jeep Wrangler Could Be the Cheapest Version
The Hybrid Jeep Wrangler Could Be the Cheapest Version

The plug-in-hybrid Wrangler should be a game-changer for Jeep, without adding much cost for buyers.

Ford Is Building the V8-Powered Ranger Raptor We Crave. We Just Can’t Buy It
Ford Is Building the V8-Powered Ranger Raptor We Crave. We Just Can’t Buy It

The ultimate forbidden fruit truck is getting the engine from Ford's most iconic car.

This Is Our Best Look Yet at One of the Coolest New SUVs of 2020
This Is Our Best Look Yet at One of the Coolest New SUVs of 2020

The Genesis GV80 may be long overdue, but that doesn't make it any less cool in our eyes.

These Were the Most Expensive Cars Sold on eBay Last Year
These Were the Most Expensive Cars Sold on eBay Last Year

Spoiler alert: One brand dominated the list.

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 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.

Outdoors and Fitness

This Is the Ultimate Reusable Straw, Thanks to Space-Grade Titanium
This Is the Ultimate Reusable Straw, Thanks to Space-Grade Titanium

A reusable straw that looks so good, keeping that resolution to be more sustainable will be a breeze.

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.

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.

Style

This Cult Japanese Sneaker Celebrates 20 Years With New Styles Guaranteed to Sell Out
This Cult Japanese Sneaker Celebrates 20 Years With New Styles Guaranteed to Sell Out

A Bathing Ape's BAPE STA sneaker is a cult classic for sneakerheads and streetwear enthusiasts. Now with 20 years in its soles, the brand celebrates with all-new styles.

Tech

This TV Could Be a Glimpse of One of 2020’s Big Trends
This TV Could Be a Glimpse of One of 2020’s Big Trends

The final death of the bezel might be on the menu for 2020.

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.

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.

Watches

This Affordable New Dive Watch Nails the Vintage Aesthetic
This Affordable New Dive Watch Nails the Vintage Aesthetic

The Eza 1972 dive watch, available now for under $700, comes in a historically accurate 35.8mm or a more modern 39.6mm version.

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.

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.

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