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A Look Back at the Gear We Discovered This Week


February 15, 2020 Briefings By
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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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A Famous Brewery Made Marshmallow Hard Seltzer for Beer Drinkers. It’s Not Bad
A Famous Brewery Made Marshmallow Hard Seltzer for Beer Drinkers. It’s Not Bad

Evil Twin brewery released the world's first pastry seltzer. It's strangely good.

Like Woodford Reserve Bourbon? You’re Gonna Love This
Like Woodford Reserve Bourbon? You’re Gonna Love This

Coming in 123 proof, Woodford Reserve's Batch Proof series is as heavy as the distillery puts out.

The World’s Best Bourbon Comes from a Small Distillery in Texas, According to More than 40 Experts
The World’s Best Bourbon Comes from a Small Distillery in Texas, According to More than 40 Experts

Iron-who? A small distillery in Northeast Texas earned one of the highest honors in whiskey.

Lodge Just Released a Cast-Iron Skillet Just for Breakfast
Lodge Just Released a Cast-Iron Skillet Just for Breakfast

Lodge's new breakfast-only skillet is a remake from 90 years ago.

Motoring

GM Could Be About to Fix the Biggest Problem With Its Pickup Trucks
GM Could Be About to Fix the Biggest Problem With Its Pickup Trucks

The Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra could be a good bit more aesthetically pleasing in the near future.

Toyota Might Be About to Reveal a Lighter, Cheaper Supra
Toyota Might Be About to Reveal a Lighter, Cheaper Supra

It's kind of a big deal.

Sorry, America: VW Won’t Give Us a Small, Cheap Pickup Truck
Sorry, America: VW Won’t Give Us a Small, Cheap Pickup Truck

A VW exec dropped a mountain of ice on our hopes.

Harley-Davidson’s New Motorcycle Is a Badass Salute to Its Heritage
Harley-Davidson’s New Motorcycle Is a Badass Salute to Its Heritage

The Fat Boy 30th Anniversary edition brings added style...for a price, of course.

February’s Best Full-Size Truck Lease Deal Is the GMC Sierra Denali, But There’s a Catch
February’s Best Full-Size Truck Lease Deal Is the GMC Sierra Denali, But There’s a Catch

The Sierra Denali is a status-symbol truck. That status is far more affordable this month.

Forget the Gladiator. This Is the Jeep Pickup We Want
Forget the Gladiator. This Is the Jeep Pickup We Want

Like manuals? This one has four shift levers for you to wield.

Toyota Swears the Next Land Cruiser Will Still Be Tough As Nails
Toyota Swears the Next Land Cruiser Will Still Be Tough As Nails

Even if it loses its V8 for a hybrid V6, the next Land Cruiser should still be a dynamite off-roader.

A New Focus RS Will Only Happen If Ford Can Make It Eco-Friendly
A New Focus RS Will Only Happen If Ford Can Make It Eco-Friendly

Hope you like your hot hatches hybridized.

These Are the 7 New Cars Every State Is Most Excited to Meet in 2020
These Are the 7 New Cars Every State Is Most Excited to Meet in 2020

Find out your state's most anticipated car of 2020.

Toyota Could Give Us a Supra-Inspired Corolla Hot Hatch
Toyota Could Give Us a Supra-Inspired Corolla Hot Hatch

The Corolla Hatchback is one of our favorite compact cars...but we're always happy for more power.

Aston Martin’s New Droptop Flips Its Lid in 7 Seconds, Does 190 MPH
Aston Martin’s New Droptop Flips Its Lid in 7 Seconds, Does 190 MPH

You can open the new Vantage Roadster's top in the time it took you to read this sentence.

Will These Turn Out to Be the Paint Colors of the 2021 Ford Bronco?
Will These Turn Out to Be the Paint Colors of the 2021 Ford Bronco?

Ford's new Bronco and F-150 aren't here yet, but these appear to be the colors you'll be able to choose from.

A ‘Cheaper, Entry-Level’ Porsche May Be in the Works
A ‘Cheaper, Entry-Level’ Porsche May Be in the Works

Porsche's head of design hinted the carmaker may be planning a modern-day 914.

The Safest American Cars You Can Buy for 2020
The Safest American Cars You Can Buy for 2020

Want to buy domestic? These are the safest American cars on the road.

This Overlanding Camper Van Is Called ‘Beast Mode,’ and With Good Reason
This Overlanding Camper Van Is Called ‘Beast Mode,’ and With Good Reason

Your perfect off-road camper van, with a cool name to match.

This Electric Car Company Wants to Blow Tesla’s CyberTruck Away
This Electric Car Company Wants to Blow Tesla’s CyberTruck Away

This zero-emission truck will have 906 horsepower and up to 600 miles of range. But how much will it cost?

Ball and Buck Is Whipping Up a Line of Gorgeous Vintage Jeep Trucks
Ball and Buck Is Whipping Up a Line of Gorgeous Vintage Jeep Trucks

Outdoor Menswear company Ball and Buck is getting in on the custom vintage off-roader game.

The Toyota Supra Is Getting Both Cheaper and Faster
The Toyota Supra Is Getting Both Cheaper and Faster

A four-cylinder version joins the ranks, while the six-cylinder one gains a big lump of power.

Outdoors and Fitness

Did We Just Find the Perfect Pants for Travel?
Did We Just Find the Perfect Pants for Travel?

When it comes to comfort, durability and good looks, Western Rise's new Diversion Pant checks all our travel-essential boxes.

Style

Some of the Coolest Sunglasses We’ve Seen Cost Less Than $100
Some of the Coolest Sunglasses We’ve Seen Cost Less Than $100

This Los Angeles brand makes high-quality, limited-run shades for just $95.

These Clothes Are Engineered for the Everyday Commute
These Clothes Are Engineered for the Everyday Commute

Whether it's on feet or by bike, Norse Projects has just introduced a capsule collection of goods geared toward the active commuter.

These Are the Coolest Barbour Jackets You Can’t Buy in America
These Are the Coolest Barbour Jackets You Can’t Buy in America

These limited release parkas are some of coolest collaborations we've seen from Barbour yet. But if you want one, you'll have to proxy them from Japan.

Tech

5 Key Features of Samsung’s Tiny New Foldable Smartphone
5 Key Features of Samsung’s Tiny New Foldable Smartphone

Samsung just officially announced the Galaxy Z Flip, the company's newest foldable smartphone. Here's everything you need to know.

Coronavirus Just Put an End to One of the Biggest Tech Events of the Year
Coronavirus Just Put an End to One of the Biggest Tech Events of the Year

Concerns about coronavirus have lead to the cancelation of Mobile World Congress, one of the biggest tech events of the year. And that is not where the complications end.

The Rarest Game Console Ever Can Be Yours… For Just $360,000
The Rarest Game Console Ever Can Be Yours… For Just $360,000

The "Nintendo PlayStation" obviously never came to market, but the prototype is up for auction and may well go for upwards of $1 million.

The One Camera Trick You Didn’t Know Your iPhone Could Do
The One Camera Trick You Didn’t Know Your iPhone Could Do

It costs nothing. Just download iOS 13.

Watches

This Iconic Field Watch Is Even Better in Titanium
This Iconic Field Watch Is Even Better in Titanium

Hamilton's immensely popular Khaki watch line is a longtime favorite, and a lightweight titanium case and automatic movement make it even more attractive.

This Serious Swiss Dive Watch Just Got a Green Dial Refresh
This Serious Swiss Dive Watch Just Got a Green Dial Refresh

Longines has announced new versions of its Hydroconquest dive watch in two different sizes.

These Pilot’s Watches Have Been Redesigned for Better Fit and Wearability
These Pilot’s Watches Have Been Redesigned for Better Fit and Wearability

Oris's Big Crown ProPilot Big Date watches are now more refined than ever, with a redesigned case offering a slimmer profile.

Seiko’s Affordable New Bombshell Watch Is Awesome and It’s Coming Stateside
Seiko’s Affordable New Bombshell Watch Is Awesome and It’s Coming Stateside

Three awesome new automatic Presage watches reference the design of vintage chronographs, but they're far less expensive.

This Chronograph Watch Has a Feature Rarely Found at Its Price
This Chronograph Watch Has a Feature Rarely Found at Its Price

In-house flyback complications typically cost, well, a lot more than this. But Frederique Constant knows how to offer solid value in a watch.

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