JANUARY 8, 2020

Today in Gear: A Strange Airstream Mercedes Hybrid, Rolex Prices Increase & More


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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

Meet 5 Cars People Paid Way Too Much For on Bring a Trailer Last Year
Meet 5 Cars People Paid Way Too Much For on Bring a Trailer Last Year

Someone paid $230,000 for a Mini? Really?

One of Our Favorite Field Watches Is New and Improved and Back In Stock
One of Our Favorite Field Watches Is New and Improved and Back In Stock

Carpenter Watches' Brooklyn Gent is one of our favorite field watches, and it's improved for 2020 with new finishing and dials.

This Airstream/Mercedes Hybrid Is the Weirdest RV We’ve Seen in Ages
This Airstream/Mercedes Hybrid Is the Weirdest RV We’ve Seen in Ages

This camping rig is bizarre, but also functional and super cheap.

Rolex Watches Will Hurt Your Wallet More in 2020
Rolex Watches Will Hurt Your Wallet More in 2020

Purchasing a Rolex watch at retail will mean spending a bit more in 2020 than it did in 2019, as the prestigious brand increases prices 3-6%.

You’re Paying Too Much for Bourbon, and This Instagram Account Proves It
You’re Paying Too Much for Bourbon, and This Instagram Account Proves It

Whether you want to know the going price for a bottle of Pappy 15 or Wild Turkey 101, this is the Instagram account to follow for the price-conscious bourbon nerd.

This Legendary California Brand Teamed Up with an Australian Artist on a Beautiful Military Jacket
This Legendary California Brand Teamed Up with an Australian Artist on a Beautiful Military Jacket

Iconic surf brand Birdwell Beach Britches and Australian artist Kai Brown come together for a limited run of custom military jackets.

Meet the Sub-$10,000 Used Cars We’re in Love With Right Now
Meet the Sub-$10,000 Used Cars We’re in Love With Right Now

They have just one thing in common: They're Gear Patrol-approved.


Fresh Deals


Moccamaster Coffee Maker
Save 20%: The Moccamaster has serious claims on being the best coffee maker money can buy, and today, the grail coffee pot is marked down a healthy 20 percent on Amazon.


Victorinox Swiss Army Spartan PS
Save 33%: The Spartan PS is a Swiss Army in every way – it comes with two knife blades, a can opener, tweezers and more, and you can get one for just $60 today.


Cahartt WIP
Save 30%: Some of Carhartt WIP’s best pieces are a whole 30 percent off right now at Need Supply; pick some up before they’re gone.


Levi’s Jeans, Jackets and More
Save an Extra 50%: Right now, Levi’s is offering an extra 50 percent off sale items. Though some exclusions apply, there are tons of great wardrobe staples up for grabs. Click through and use code BIGDEAL at checkout.


Persol Sunglasses
Save 78%: Persols are as classic as a pair of sunglasses can get. Now you can get them for a stupid deal with some as low as $89.


Casio G-Shock Mudman G9300 Watch
Save $72: Right now, for 36% off its retail price at $128, the Casio G-Shock Mudman G9300 offers an incredible amount of bang for your buck.


Today on Gear Patrol

The Complete Buying Guide to Tudor Watches
The Complete Buying Guide to Tudor Watches

Once subordinate to big brother Rolex, Tudor has come into its own in recent years. Here, we explain their entire watch catalog.

The Kitchen Cookware and Tool Upgrades to Make in 2020
The Kitchen Cookware and Tool Upgrades to Make in 2020

From better coffee to sharper knives, here are the kitchen upgrades to make this year.

This Coffee Mug Sells Out Every Time It Goes on Sale
This Coffee Mug Sells Out Every Time It Goes on Sale

Instead of following in his family's artistic footsteps, Alex Matisse started a small pottery business in North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains. Now, he can't keep the internet's favorite mug in stock — and it has nothing...

The Best Habits and Products for a Safe, Smooth Shave
The Best Habits and Products for a Safe, Smooth Shave

Blade replacement, cleaning, post-shave hygiene and storage.

Here’s What CES Tells Us About the Rest of 2020
Here’s What CES Tells Us About the Rest of 2020

Here are a few of the trends we spotted at this year's CES that are bound to echo out through the rest of 2020

Science Says Carbon Fiber Shoes Mean Faster Times, but Can They Work for You?
Science Says Carbon Fiber Shoes Mean Faster Times, but Can They Work for You?

The market for performance-enhancing carbon-plated kicks is growing, but the top offerings differ in critical ways.

The Best Fitness Tech Innovations of CES 2020
The Best Fitness Tech Innovations of CES 2020

Highlights include smart bike helmets, run-enhancing insoles and maybe, just maybe, a fitness tracker for dogs.

5 Vegan Protein Powders Top Fitness Trainers Swear By
5 Vegan Protein Powders Top Fitness Trainers Swear By

Thinking of going vegan with your protein powder? Here are the surprising advantages, plus five great options to try.

The Best Things We Saw at CES 2020
The Best Things We Saw at CES 2020

Here are all the highlights from the biggest show in consumer tech.


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