February 3, 2020

Today in Gear: A Popular Patagonia Fleece Gets an Upgrade, Ikea’s February Releases & More


February 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

Jeep Will Sell the Badass e-Bike It Teased During its Super Bowl Ad
Jeep Will Sell the Badass e-Bike It Teased During its Super Bowl Ad

Jeep now has a green mobility solution, for people who love the Gladiator.

Replace Your Home With This Tiny, Well-Appointed Camper Van
Replace Your Home With This Tiny, Well-Appointed Camper Van

This camper van can help you go off-the-grid, or off the dispiriting urban real estate carousel.

Patagonia Just Upgraded One of Its Most Popular Fleeces
Patagonia Just Upgraded One of Its Most Popular Fleeces

Patagonia is well known for its classic Synchilla pullover fleeces, but its more-technical cousin is just as capable and is getting a nice upgrade.

James Bond Wears Omega, but an Important Character Will Wear a Swatch in “No Time to Die”
James Bond Wears Omega, but an Important Character Will Wear a Swatch in “No Time to Die”

In anticipation of the upcoming James Bond film, Swatch has released six typically playful and affordable tributes to the film franchise.

Boot Lovers Will Go Crazy Over This Leather
Boot Lovers Will Go Crazy Over This Leather

A WWI military-issue style featuring a very special stamped leather.

There’s a Ton of New Stuff at Ikea This Month. Here’s the Best of It
There’s a Ton of New Stuff at Ikea This Month. Here’s the Best of It

Handmade baskets, speakers for partying, organization gear and more.

A Classic Swiss Chronograph Watch Just Got a Major Upgrade
A Classic Swiss Chronograph Watch Just Got a Major Upgrade

In a bid to outfit their catalog's watches with in-house movements, IWC has upgraded their famed Portugieser Chronographs with the cal. 69000.

An Air Force Veteran Paid $346 for This Rolex Daytona, Now Worth $700,000
An Air Force Veteran Paid $346 for This Rolex Daytona, Now Worth $700,000

After this Air Force vet bought his Cosmograph Daytona for $346 in the 1970s, he locked it up for 40+ years. And what a good idea that was.


Fresh Deals

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Seiko 5 Sports SNZG Watch
Save 50%: If you’re looking for an affordable field watch in a larger case size, then the Seiko 5 SNZG, available is several variations, is a great choice.


Backcountry Full Send February Sale
Save up to 50%: The kind of deals you can normally only find toward the end of the season are all over this sale, which features awesome jackets and layers from The North Face, Black Diamond, Patagonia and more.

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The Best Style Deals to Shop This Week
Save 70%: Sales abound this time of year and there are loads of good clothes just waiting for you to find them a good home.

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Outerknown’s Semi-Annual Sale
Save up to 60%: California-based clothing brand Outerknown makes some of our favorite wardrobe staples. Now during the brand’s Winter Semi-Annual Sale, you can save up to 60 percent on a huge selection of clothing. Pick from shirts, pants, shorts and more — there’s something for everyone.

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Bose Bluetooth Speakers
Save up to 23%: Amazon is having a pretty nice sale on a bunch of Bose’s portable Bluetooth speakers. Needless to say, it’s a pretty good time to cash in if you’re in the market for a portable Bluetooth speaker.

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Naim Mu-so Qb Wireless Speaker
Save 62%: Naim’s first-generation cubic speaker, the Mu-so Qb, is on sale right now on eBay. Originally $1,000, you can buy the wireless speaker for just $369. It’s a refurbished model, granted, but it’s a pretty great deal on a superb wireless speaker nonetheless.


Today on Gear Patrol

This Cheap Kitchen Accessory Will Change the Way You Cook (Just Ask the Pros)
This Cheap Kitchen Accessory Will Change the Way You Cook (Just Ask the Pros)

Chefs recommend great products to us all the time, but products are rarely repeated. The Benriner Mandoline is a big exception.

Koreans Have Discovered a Cure for Hangovers — This Soup
Koreans Have Discovered a Cure for Hangovers — This Soup

Put down the coconut water and make haejangguk instead.

An Interview with Unimatic, the Minimalist Italian Watch Company You Should Know
An Interview with Unimatic, the Minimalist Italian Watch Company You Should Know

Unimatic co-founder Giovanni Moro discusses his brand's design philosophy, minimalism, and a certain pineapple-dwelling sea creature.

2020 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid Review: Efficient, Affordable and (Mostly) Normal
2020 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid Review: Efficient, Affordable and (Mostly) Normal

Electric cars are expensive. This super-efficient Hyundai will reduce your climate impact for much less.

The 3 Best Sleep Tracking Apps for the Apple Watch
The 3 Best Sleep Tracking Apps for the Apple Watch

Apple doesn't market the Apple Watch as a sleep tracker, but there are third-party apps that can make it so.

11 Style Essentials Every Guy Should Keep at His Desk
11 Style Essentials Every Guy Should Keep at His Desk

You've got your office plant, your yearly calendar and pictures of your dog set up at your desk at your office. Now, you should have these style essentials.

The Best New Knives and EDC of February 2020
The Best New Knives and EDC of February 2020

Benchmade updated one of its classics, Best Made Co. collaborated with W.R. Case & Sons, CRKT revealed a paracord folder and more.


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