February 5, 2020

Today in Gear: Benchmade’s Upgraded Pocket Knife, a Chance to Buy a 55-Year-Old Yamazaki & More


February 5, 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

The Best Cars to Buy in 2020
The Best Cars to Buy in 2020

One of our favorite SUVs we drove from 2019 got the nod for best new car.

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.

This Affordable Digital Watch Features a Customizable Dual Display
This Affordable Digital Watch Features a Customizable Dual Display

The Nixon Staple is a $100 digital watch that allows you to choose the information shown on its screen.

Benchmade Just Upgraded One of Its Mainstay Pocket Knives
Benchmade Just Upgraded One of Its Mainstay Pocket Knives

The original Mini Crooked River is a hard-wearing hunting knife, but Benchmade's new version might be too pretty to take outdoors.

Timex’s Awesome, Affordable Vintage Remake Gets an Automatic Movement
Timex’s Awesome, Affordable Vintage Remake Gets an Automatic Movement

Following the Q Timex's success in quartz, Timex has introduced a killer-looking automatic model with a "Batman"-style bezel based on 1970s sport watches.

The 2021 Cadillac Escalade Revealed: Big Screen, Big Sound, Big Grille
The 2021 Cadillac Escalade Revealed: Big Screen, Big Sound, Big Grille

GM's flagship luxury SUV adds more tech, more speakers—and hands-free driving.

These Badass Sunglasses Cost $2,000. Here’s Why
These Badass Sunglasses Cost $2,000. Here’s Why

American eyewear retailer Black Optical just took Jacques Marie Mage's coveted eyewear to new heights with bison leather and 18k gold.

Is Dyson Working on Air Purifying Headphones?
Is Dyson Working on Air Purifying Headphones?

Breathe clean air and listen to music? It's certainly better than choking on smoke.

The Cheapest Off-Road-Ready SUV to Own Is Also One of Our Favorites
The Cheapest Off-Road-Ready SUV to Own Is Also One of Our Favorites

Hewing to tradition may save you some money.

If You Lose Your Pens and Chargers All the Time, This Tidy Organizer Is for You
If You Lose Your Pens and Chargers All the Time, This Tidy Organizer Is for You

It's a portable valet tray, wireless charging unit and desk organizer rolled into one.

What Whiskey Do You Celebrate a Super Bowl Win with? According to Travis Kelce, It’s Crown Royal
What Whiskey Do You Celebrate a Super Bowl Win with? According to Travis Kelce, It’s Crown Royal

The Kansas City Chiefs' Travis Kelce brought a pallet of Crown Royal's rarest whiskey to the victory parade.


Fresh Deals


Adidas Ultraboost 19s
Save $92: While these beloved sneakers are already 30 percent off, today’s the last day you can use the promo code LASTCHANCE to get an additional 30 percent off select colorways.


The North Face Thermoball Eco Hooded Jacket
Save 30%: A midweight insulated jacket is a truly indispensable garment, and right now an excellent one is $66 off in a range of colors and sizes.


Now’s the Perfect Time to Grab the Triumph Gear You Always Wanted
Save 15%: Right now, the folks over at Triumph Brooklyn — who you may remember as the first place to offer the ability to custom-make your own Helmade helmet in the store — are offering every single piece of Triumph apparel for 15 percent off the usual price. The sale kicks in automatically at checkout, so don’t worry if you don’t see the price change until then. It does only go through Valentine’s Day, though, so don’t wait too long to snap up the stuff you want.

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Mackintosh Coats
Save 60%: Rain happens and Mackintosh knows this fact better than almost anyone. The English brand has been crafting water-proof coats since its founder, Charles Macintosh (the ‘k’ was added later) first invented it in the 1800s.

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Sony WF-1000XM3 Noise-Canceling Earbuds
Save $30: The Sony WF-1000XM3 are the company’s newest wireless earbuds with active noise-cancellation. They normally cost $230, but right now you can get them for $198 on Amazon. It’s the most affordable that they’ve ever been.

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Seiko 5 Sports Watches
Save 28%: The Seiko 5 Sports models recently got some great updates, and a bunch of them are on sale right now from Macy’s.


Today on Gear Patrol

The 14 Best Bottles of Rums You Can Buy in 2020
The 14 Best Bottles of Rums You Can Buy in 2020

From a reliable $9 rum-and-coke favorite to the Pappy of the rum world, these are the best rums you can buy for every occasion at every price point.

The 50 Best Valentine’s Day Gifts for Women
The 50 Best Valentine’s Day Gifts for Women

From single-origin chocolate to perfume to watch straps, these gift ideas cover every budget.

The 12 Best Dive Watches at Every Budget
The 12 Best Dive Watches at Every Budget

The best dive watches combine old-school style and genuine underwater usability.

5 Tricks You Didn’t Know Your Favorite Tech Was Hiding
5 Tricks You Didn’t Know Your Favorite Tech Was Hiding

With a little bit of exploration, user manual spelunking and pushing the limits of what manufacturers actually endorse, you can pull a lot more out of your tech than you would have expected on paper.

Why the Chore Coat Is a Perfect Garment
Why the Chore Coat Is a Perfect Garment

Born into hard labor, the chore coat has transcended into fashion nirvana.

The 15 Most Innovative Outdoor Products of 2020, According to Outdoor Retailer
The 15 Most Innovative Outdoor Products of 2020, According to Outdoor Retailer

The Innovation Awards were given to 15 of the most inventive products and services debuting at Outdoor Retailer Winter Snow Show 2020.


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