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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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This Is the Easiest Way to Make Your Weber Kettle Grill a Smoker
This Is the Easiest Way to Make Your Weber Kettle Grill a Smoker

Aftermarket Weber Kettle grilling equipment may be the coolest product niche there is.

The Next Big Japanese Whisky Is $40 and Available Everywhere
The Next Big Japanese Whisky Is $40 and Available Everywhere

What is Tenjaku Whisky and why didn't we have it before now?

Motoring

This Is One of the Nicest Camper Vans We’ve Ever Seen
This Is One of the Nicest Camper Vans We’ve Ever Seen

Affinity makes the most of a small space, thanks to an innovative sleeping layout.

Meet the First Must-Have Accessory for the New Land Rover Defender
Meet the First Must-Have Accessory for the New Land Rover Defender

Front Runner produces awesome racks—and as of now, that includes one for the new 2020 Defender.

The Awesome Lexus GX Overlander Is Even Cooler for 2020
The Awesome Lexus GX Overlander Is Even Cooler for 2020

Every off-roader can be improved with a rooftop tent.

These 10 New Cars Should Hold Their Value Better Than the Rest
These 10 New Cars Should Hold Their Value Better Than the Rest

Some of our favorite trucks, SUVs and Toyotas all made Kelley Blue Book's Top 10.

Great Scott! You May Be Able to Buy a New DeLorean Soon
Great Scott! You May Be Able to Buy a New DeLorean Soon

New regulations could see the iconic ride return to production.

Jeep Just Quietly Created a New Top-of-the-Line Wrangler
Jeep Just Quietly Created a New Top-of-the-Line Wrangler

For that rare person the Rubicon does not satisfy.

Cadillac’s Next Great Sport Sedan Will Use the Engine from the CTS-V
Cadillac’s Next Great Sport Sedan Will Use the Engine from the CTS-V

Here's hoping they let it have all 640 horsepower.

This Retractable, Expandable Camper Van Add-On Is Brilliant—and Super-Cheap
This Retractable, Expandable Camper Van Add-On Is Brilliant—and Super-Cheap

A French camping trailer company brings its expertise to camper vans.

Say Hello to the All-New Cadillac Escalade
Say Hello to the All-New Cadillac Escalade

Meet the new face of American luxury.

Love the Environment? Don’t Buy These Cars, Study Says
Love the Environment? Don’t Buy These Cars, Study Says

Some of our favorite vehicles make the list, sadly.

Triumph Reveals 2 New Tigers Made for Extreme Adventures
Triumph Reveals 2 New Tigers Made for Extreme Adventures

The Desert and Alpine Editions of the 1200 are state-of-the-art adventure bikes with added pizzaz.

Outdoors and Fitness

This Simple $11 Product Solves a Thousand Outdoor Problems
This Simple $11 Product Solves a Thousand Outdoor Problems

File under "wish we'd thought of that": Matador's über-handy and earth-friendly reusable zip ties.

This Is 2020’s Most Innovative Outdoor Gear, According to Experts
This Is 2020’s Most Innovative Outdoor Gear, According to Experts

More than 3,000 exhibitors show off the new products they're set to release in 2020. These are the best of the bunch.

Burton’s Not the Only Brand Revolutionizing Snowboard Bindings
Burton’s Not the Only Brand Revolutionizing Snowboard Bindings

A new product out of Germany works with any soft boot, gets you in and out in seconds and just won an ISPO award.

7 New 2020 Pocket Knives You Should Know
7 New 2020 Pocket Knives You Should Know

Hundreds of knife brands and thousands of industry insiders recently traveled to Las Vegas for SHOT Show, where they debuted everything we'll see in 2020.

Style

These Limited Edition Dr. Martens Boots Are Bound to Sell Out
These Limited Edition Dr. Martens Boots Are Bound to Sell Out

In celebration of the 60th anniversary of the classic 1460 boot, Dr. Martens has collaborated with streetwear icon A Bathing Ape for a limited run of camo-dripped stompers.

Save the Date: Uniqlo’s Newest Collection of Designer Goods Is Coming
Save the Date: Uniqlo’s Newest Collection of Designer Goods Is Coming

Under the eye of celebrated designer Christophe Lemaire, the upcoming Uniqlo U spring/summer 2020 collection is just around the corner.

RTH Is One of the Coolest Brands You Need to Know
RTH Is One of the Coolest Brands You Need to Know

Rene Holguin's LA-based shop RTH is revered by fashion insiders and celebrities for its curated collection of Southwestern-inspired goods.

We Can’t Wait for This Upcoming Vans Collaboration to Drop
We Can’t Wait for This Upcoming Vans Collaboration to Drop

Celebrated New York designer Sandy Liang is releasing a highly-anticipated collaboration with SoCal sneaker icon Vans.

Tech

Sonos Is Pulling Support for Legacy Speakers, Here’s What You Need to Know
Sonos Is Pulling Support for Legacy Speakers, Here’s What You Need to Know

Sonos is dropping support for six of its legacy products.

What If Apple Made a Shower Head? It’d Probably Look Like This
What If Apple Made a Shower Head? It’d Probably Look Like This

The Nebia by Moen shower head is cheaper and smaller than its predecessors and is saving the planet one shower at a time.

Trying to Use Your Phone Less? These Apps Might Be Able to Help
Trying to Use Your Phone Less? These Apps Might Be Able to Help

Google's experimental Digital Wellbeing apps tackle excessive phone usage in some interesting ways.

Watches

All Proceeds from this Watch Auction Will Go Toward Helping Fight the Australian Bush Fires
All Proceeds from this Watch Auction Will Go Toward Helping Fight the Australian Bush Fires

Australian watch blog Time & Tide has organized a special auction featuring unique pieces and limited editions donated from across the watch world.

This Affordable Chronograph Watch Was Made for Zero-Gravity Flights
This Affordable Chronograph Watch Was Made for Zero-Gravity Flights

The Yema Spacegraf Zero-G watch was designed in collaboration with the French Space Agency specifically for flights that simulate weightlessness.

This Is a Great Way to Transport Two Watches, and It’s Just $15
This Is a Great Way to Transport Two Watches, and It’s Just $15

The EDTC from Prometheus Design Werx features removable foam inserts and a divider — perfect for stashing two watches while on the go.

This Guitar-Inspired Seiko Watch Will Rock You
This Guitar-Inspired Seiko Watch Will Rock You

Seiko has produced a limited edition version of its new Seiko 5 Sports watch based on the hand-built guitar of Queen guitarist Brian May.

One of Our Favorite Affordable Watch Straps Is Available in a Bunch of New Styles
One of Our Favorite Affordable Watch Straps Is Available in a Bunch of New Styles

Crown & Buckle's Chevon is a cross between a NATO strap and a perlon -- get it now in new colors, and even in leather.

This Badass Dive Watch Is Now More Refined Than Ever
This Badass Dive Watch Is Now More Refined Than Ever

The new Zodiac Super Sea Wolf 68 Saturation is a hardcore diver with several retro-sporty touches and a chronometer-certified movement.

These Minimalist German Watches Just Received a Striking Update
These Minimalist German Watches Just Received a Striking Update

The Junghans Max Bill range is one of the most iconic examples of Bauhaus design, and new versions emphasize contrast with monochromatic touches.

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