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A Look Back at the Gear We Discovered This Week


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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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Need Ultra-Cheap Furniture That Looks Decent and Ships Quickly? This Is a Good Bet
Need Ultra-Cheap Furniture That Looks Decent and Ships Quickly? This Is a Good Bet

Wayfair's Foundstone collection is intentionally boring and affordable.

This Subtle Storage Gear Brand Wants to Save Your Apartment from Ruin
This Subtle Storage Gear Brand Wants to Save Your Apartment from Ruin

A regiment of storage bins, wire racks and valet trays are coming for your messy apartment.

This Stackable Chair Is Perfectly Strange
This Stackable Chair Is Perfectly Strange

The latest furniture release from Dims. is a stackable chair called the Cleo and it's lovably odd.

Dyson’s Newest Product Is a Lamp That Puts You to Sleep
Dyson’s Newest Product Is a Lamp That Puts You to Sleep

Dyson made a lamp that gets your sleep schedule back on track by pretending to be the sun.

This $5 Tool Makes It Easier to Keep Your Cast-Iron Skillet in Good Shape
This $5 Tool Makes It Easier to Keep Your Cast-Iron Skillet in Good Shape

Restoring an old cast-iron skillet? Lodge's new rust eraser can help.

Here’s Your Shot at Buying the Oldest Japanese Whisky Ever Bottled
Here’s Your Shot at Buying the Oldest Japanese Whisky Ever Bottled

For just $27,504 (or thereabouts), you can own a piece of Japanese whisky history.

Motoring

Did Porsche Sneak the Secret New 911 GT3 Into Its Super Bowl Ad?
Did Porsche Sneak the Secret New 911 GT3 Into Its Super Bowl Ad?

There's a very, very interesting blue car hiding in the background.

Rivian’s Awesome Electric Trucks Will Be Cheaper Than We Thought
Rivian’s Awesome Electric Trucks Will Be Cheaper Than We Thought

Cheaper than Rivian thought, too.

Did We Just Discover the True Name of Ford’s Baby Bronco?
Did We Just Discover the True Name of Ford’s Baby Bronco?

Ford appears to be taking inspiration from a 1970s compact sedan...or a 1990s-era Mel Gibson western.

The Best Cheap Sports Car on Sale Is Even Better for 2020
The Best Cheap Sports Car on Sale Is Even Better for 2020

Mazda's ultimate sports car on a budget is getting even sportier—especiallt if you choose the manual transmission.

Ducati Adds a Pair of Pro Models to the Scrambler Lineup
Ducati Adds a Pair of Pro Models to the Scrambler Lineup

Bringing new style to the company's scrambler line.

Act Fast and Score a Huge Discount on a Jeep Gladiator
Act Fast and Score a Huge Discount on a Jeep Gladiator

Anyone interested in saving $9,000 on a Gladiator?

The Next Great Luxury SUV May Come From a Company You Didn’t Expect
The Next Great Luxury SUV May Come From a Company You Didn’t Expect

Genesis is getting into the SUV game, and the new model looks and sounds spectacular.

The Hummer Is Back, As a 1,000-Horsepower Electric Pickup Truck
The Hummer Is Back, As a 1,000-Horsepower Electric Pickup Truck

The new Hummer is as excessive as ever — it's just powered by electricity.

Save $500 If You Pre-Order This New Range of Premium E-Bikes
Save $500 If You Pre-Order This New Range of Premium E-Bikes

Super73 has a new range of premium e-bikes, and you can get a huge discount through the end of February

Here Are 5 of the Weirdest Car Company Patents You’ll Find
Here Are 5 of the Weirdest Car Company Patents You’ll Find

The CyberTruck may get a very fitting way to clean its windshield.

The Land Rover Overlander of Your Dreams Just Went On Sale
The Land Rover Overlander of Your Dreams Just Went On Sale

This custom Land Rover Discovery has everything you need to leave the grid for a reasonable price.

Outdoors and Fitness

Finally, a Miracle Kickstarter Jacket We Actually Kinda Like
Finally, a Miracle Kickstarter Jacket We Actually Kinda Like

The SMOL jacket can be worn six ways, packs down to soda can size and has raised more than 20 times its funding goal.

This EDC Folder Demonstrates One of 2020’s Biggest Knife Trends
This EDC Folder Demonstrates One of 2020’s Biggest Knife Trends

It's a new decade, but knifemakers are looking to the past for inspiration.

Style

Tyler, the Creator Won His First Grammy Wearing This Custom Polo Shirt
Tyler, the Creator Won His First Grammy Wearing This Custom Polo Shirt

A decade after his electric mixtape Tyler, the Creator won his first Grammy and sported a custom polo made by the same factory making goods for today's coolest brands.

Persol’s Latest Collection of Sunglasses Is Made in Japan
Persol’s Latest Collection of Sunglasses Is Made in Japan

Persol's latest collection employs ultra-durable titanium and Japanese craftsmanship for a coveted four-piece capsule.

Away’s Latest Limited-Edition Luggage Matches Your iPhone
Away’s Latest Limited-Edition Luggage Matches Your iPhone

The latest release from modern luggage brand Away is a limited-edition set of aluminum luggage set in colorways inspired by precious metals and gemstones.

The Biggest Name in Blue Jeans Is Turning to Chinos
The Biggest Name in Blue Jeans Is Turning to Chinos

For over 150 years, Levi's has been the preeminent name in blue jeans. Now they're focusing on chinos.

These Are Two of the Best Leather Jackets You’ll Ever See
These Are Two of the Best Leather Jackets You’ll Ever See

Heritage leather brand Schott and premium denim brand 3sixteen are back at it again with two primo leather jackets you won't want to miss.

Tech

This Free iPhone App Lets You Record From Two Cameras At Once
This Free iPhone App Lets You Record From Two Cameras At Once

DoubleTake is a new iOS app that allows you to capture videos from two of your iPhone's cameras at the same time.

Ever Wonder How Facebook Tracks Your Browsing? This New Feature Lets You See Firsthand
Ever Wonder How Facebook Tracks Your Browsing? This New Feature Lets You See Firsthand

Facebook's new "Off-Facebook Activity" feature shows you which apps and websites are sharing your data with Facebook.

Here’s How to Stream the 2020 Super Bowl for Free
Here’s How to Stream the 2020 Super Bowl for Free

The Super Bowl is this Sunday (February 2) and it starts at 6:30 pm EST.

The 3 Most Game-Changing Features of the New Apple Maps
The 3 Most Game-Changing Features of the New Apple Maps

Apple just rolled out a huge update to its Maps app that makes it substantially faster and way more detailed.

Watches

This Iconic Pilot Watch Just Got Blinged Out
This Iconic Pilot Watch Just Got Blinged Out

Breitling's rerelease of its iconic Navitimer from 1959 is remarkably faithful to the original, but it now comes in two luxurious new case materials.

Seiko’s Most Popular Dive Watch Just Got Massive Upgrades
Seiko’s Most Popular Dive Watch Just Got Massive Upgrades

Affordable and tough, Seiko's Turtle dive watch has been upgraded with premium materials and design refinements that fans are going to flip for.

With Metal Cases, These New G-Shock Watches Are Pretty Darn Slick
With Metal Cases, These New G-Shock Watches Are Pretty Darn Slick

Casio G-Shock expands upon its range of metal-cased watches, now applying the treatment to its iconic 6900 series, and the result looks slick, indeed.

Sales of This Limited Edition GMT Watch Will Help Save Florida’s Coral Reef System
Sales of This Limited Edition GMT Watch Will Help Save Florida’s Coral Reef System

The new Oris Carysfort Reef Limited Edition is a GMT with a heart (and a case) of gold, sales of which will aid the Coral Restoration Foundation's work.

These Popular GMT Dive Watches Are Back with Fresh New Colors
These Popular GMT Dive Watches Are Back with Fresh New Colors

Three new versions of Yema's affordable Superman GMT watch offer color options for the rotating 24-hour bezel that now features a sapphire insert.

This Hardy Dive Watch Just Got a Serious Upgrade. And the Pre-Order Includes a Hefty Discount
This Hardy Dive Watch Just Got a Serious Upgrade. And the Pre-Order Includes a Hefty Discount

Aquadive's Bathyscaphe 100 features an impressive 1,000 meters of water resistance and a hardened steel case.

Grand Seiko Is 60 Years Young and Celebrating with Four Stunning New Watches
Grand Seiko Is 60 Years Young and Celebrating with Four Stunning New Watches

A handful of new models mark the 60th anniversary of the first Grand Seiko, including automatics as well as two watches with a new quartz movement.

Lovers of Motown Will Want to Check Out This New Watch
Lovers of Motown Will Want to Check Out This New Watch

Shinola has introduced a new limited edition timepiece with a blue enamel dial to honor Smokey Robinson, a hero from Detroit.

These Minimalist Automatic Watches Just Got a Swanky Update
These Minimalist Automatic Watches Just Got a Swanky Update

Swedish indie brand Bravur has added gold-toned versions of one of its most popular models, with four different dial color options.

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