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A Look Back at the Gear We Discovered This Week


February 22, 2020 Briefings By

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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The 100 Best Breweries in the World, According to RateBeer
The 100 Best Breweries in the World, According to RateBeer

Did your favorite brewery make the cut?

These New Frozen Dinners Are for Try-Hards (in a Good Way)
These New Frozen Dinners Are for Try-Hards (in a Good Way)

Ipsa's frozen meals are for food snobs who don't have time to cook a full meal every night.

This Affordable Housewares Company Is Like the Ikea of Japan
This Affordable Housewares Company Is Like the Ikea of Japan

Yamazaki Home makes some of our favorite home organization products. Its winter releases make us want to start spring cleaning right now.

Motoring

Mercedes-AMG and Cigarette Made a 26-Person Speedboat. We Took a (Very Fast) Ride
Mercedes-AMG and Cigarette Made a 26-Person Speedboat. We Took a (Very Fast) Ride

The Cigarette Racing Team 59’ Tirranna AMG Edition, packs six engines making 2,700 horsepower and seats 26 people. Oh, and it costs $4,000 to refuel.

The New Ford Bronco Could Arrive as Soon as Next Month
The New Ford Bronco Could Arrive as Soon as Next Month

You won't have to hold your horses much longer.

BMW Dealers Really Want a Sporty Station Wagon for America
BMW Dealers Really Want a Sporty Station Wagon for America

So do we, for what it's worth.

Toyota Planning Massive Changes to Its Trucks and SUVs, Report Claims
Toyota Planning Massive Changes to Its Trucks and SUVs, Report Claims

The next few years should be pretty exciting at Toyota.

Mercedes-AMG Reveals Another Weird SUV ‘Coupe’ That’s Quick As a Supercar
Mercedes-AMG Reveals Another Weird SUV ‘Coupe’ That’s Quick As a Supercar

With this kind of power, who cares what your car looks like?

VW Might Be About to Unleash an Awesome Electric Off-Roader
VW Might Be About to Unleash an Awesome Electric Off-Roader

VW is going all-in on electric vehicles, and the next ID model could be a game-changer.

Is This 700-HP GMC Super-Truck Wild Enough to Battle Ford’s Raptor?
Is This 700-HP GMC Super-Truck Wild Enough to Battle Ford’s Raptor?

For some GM buyers, the Sierra Denali may not be excessive enough. They can now build it into a $100,000+ Goliath.

Honda Finally Made the Perfect Civic Type R, but There’s a Catch
Honda Finally Made the Perfect Civic Type R, but There’s a Catch

Honda made some changes to make the Civic Type R more livable — and appealing.

You’re Running Out of Time to Buy a Brand-New Stick Shift Corvette
You’re Running Out of Time to Buy a Brand-New Stick Shift Corvette

Manual-transmission Corvettes are still on dealer lots...but not for long.

Zero’s New Electric Motorcycle Is Designed to Change Your Mind
Zero’s New Electric Motorcycle Is Designed to Change Your Mind

Meet the SR/S, the brand's first fully faired ride, which promises style and comfort without sacrificing performance.

Meet the Face of the All-New VW GTI
Meet the Face of the All-New VW GTI

VW dropped a red lipstick teaser ahead of the new Mk8 GTI launch.

Outdoors and Fitness

What Makes the Perfect Hoodie? Jet Engine Technology, of Course
What Makes the Perfect Hoodie? Jet Engine Technology, of Course

Vollebak's new Ceramic Hoodie features the same key ingredient found in jet engines and missile nose cones.

This New Camp Stove Isn’t Just for Camping
This New Camp Stove Isn’t Just for Camping

Snow Peak's newest campsite cooking apparatus hits the middle ground between the car camping and backpacking stoves that currently exist.

You’ve Never Seen a Running Hat Like This One
You’ve Never Seen a Running Hat Like This One

Cult-favorite running hat company Ciele Athletics revealed its Spring 2020 collection, which includes a notable new style.

This New Survival Knife Is Weird and Awesome
This New Survival Knife Is Weird and Awesome

Bone Daddy Blade Werx looked to Stone Age tools to create a new type of survival knife.

One Way to Upgrade Your Camping Setup? A Better Spork
One Way to Upgrade Your Camping Setup? A Better Spork

Most sporks don't function nearly as well as they claim. This one does.

Style

Everlane’s Latest Sneakers Are a Slam Dunk
Everlane’s Latest Sneakers Are a Slam Dunk

Everlane just introduced their latest sneaker, offering its minimalist take on the basketball shoes.

The Coolest Jacket in the New James Bond Movie Isn’t as Expensive as You Think
The Coolest Jacket in the New James Bond Movie Isn’t as Expensive as You Think

You might not be able to get your hands on James Bond's car, his watch or his slick suits. But, you can definitely order the trucker jacket from the upcoming movie.

Uniqlo’s Latest Collection of Designer Goods Is Officially Here
Uniqlo’s Latest Collection of Designer Goods Is Officially Here

Under the eye of celebrated designer Christophe Lemaire, the newest Uniqlo U spring/summer 2020 collection has finally dropped.

19 New Style Releases We’re Obsessing About This Week
19 New Style Releases We’re Obsessing About This Week

Whether it's classic sterling silver jewelry, a deceptively affordable designer sweatshirt or a cargo pant to replace your everyday bag, these are all the style releases we loved this week.

Tech

This Could Be the Feature That Finally Makes Me Switch to iPhone
This Could Be the Feature That Finally Makes Me Switch to iPhone

Rumored support for using third-party apps as defaults for email and browsing might finally win me over.

How to Get AirPlay 2 on Your Old Bose Speakers
How to Get AirPlay 2 on Your Old Bose Speakers

Update your speakers. Get AirPlay 2. Stream better.

Gmail Is Getting a New Super-Charged Search. Here’s How It Works
Gmail Is Getting a New Super-Charged Search. Here’s How It Works

It's basically "advanced search," but made simpler so that all Gmail users know how to use it.

Watches

This Pilot’s Chronograph Watch Is One of the Best Recent Vintage Reissues
This Pilot’s Chronograph Watch Is One of the Best Recent Vintage Reissues

Breitling has resurrected the AVI ref. 765 pilot's chronograph watch in a faithful recreation updated with a modern movement.

Bulova Is Bringing Back One of Our Favorite American Military Watches
Bulova Is Bringing Back One of Our Favorite American Military Watches

Two new versions of the Hack Watch, available with ivory or black dials, now feature automatic movements.

Bronze and Green Combine for a Great Look in This New Dive Watch
Bronze and Green Combine for a Great Look in This New Dive Watch

Rado has introduced a new 42mm Captain Cook in bronze with a deep green dial and ceramic bezel.

This Classic German Pilot’s Watch Just Got a New Lease on Life
This Classic German Pilot’s Watch Just Got a New Lease on Life

The Sinn 158 brings back an important mechanical chronograph from the 1960s that was originally issued to the German military.

One of the Most Beautiful Watches We’ve Ever Seen Is Back in Stock in an Updated Form
One of the Most Beautiful Watches We’ve Ever Seen Is Back in Stock in an Updated Form

Scottish brand anOrdain sold out the original run of their coveted enamel-dialed Model 1. Now it's back and better than ever.

An American Knife Maker Milled the Titanium Hardware on This Badass NATO Strap Collab
An American Knife Maker Milled the Titanium Hardware on This Badass NATO Strap Collab

A collaboration between Triple Aught and knife maker Todd Rexford has resulted in a totally badass strap called the Quantum.

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