MARCH 3, 2020

Today in Gear: Backcountry’s Winter Yard Sale, McLaren’s Latest Supercar & More


March 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.


Now may be the best time to update your skiing and snowboarding kit with Backcountry. The iconic outdoor retailer offers some of the best outdoor equipment you could ask for, and is running an excellent clearance sale with markdowns up to 60 percent. But for those powder hounds among us, Backcountry has especially steep deals right now on best-selling ski and snowboard outerwear, like the Patagonia Primo Puff Jacket and the Mountain Hardwear Firefall 2 Insulated Pant. These prices will run through March 5th, so be sure to take advantage and get a full loadout for the slopes. Be sure to also check out the wide variety of skis & snowboard gear on sale as well — and if you don’t see anything that tickles your fancy today, the 60 percent clearance is running through March 15.

New & Noteworthy Releases

Mercedes-Benz’s Cool Off-Road Station Wagon Is Coming to America
Mercedes-Benz’s Cool Off-Road Station Wagon Is Coming to America

Don't pour one out for the E-Class wagon. Mercedes now has a version more Americans may buy.

Oris’s Flagship Dive Watch Is Available in a New Case Size
Oris’s Flagship Dive Watch Is Available in a New Case Size

The Aquis Date is now available in a new 41.5mm case, as well as in a new dial color in its 39.5mm size.

Bentley’s New Coachbuilt Grand Tourer Is a Custom Convertible for 12 Lucky People
Bentley’s New Coachbuilt Grand Tourer Is a Custom Convertible for 12 Lucky People

Only 12 examples of the Bentley Mulliner Balacar will ever be made, each customized to its owner's whims.

The Newest G-Shock Watch Is the Perfect Workout Companion
The Newest G-Shock Watch Is the Perfect Workout Companion

The G-Shock GBD-H1000, replete with serious fitness tracking capabilities, is poised to become a rugged competitor to the Apple Watch.

Audi’s E-Tron Electric SUVs Are About to Get Way More Fun
Audi’s E-Tron Electric SUVs Are About to Get Way More Fun

Audi's S models are going electric.

The Most Comfortable Chinos for Spring Are Made by a Legendary Denim Brand
The Most Comfortable Chinos for Spring Are Made by a Legendary Denim Brand

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

BMW’s New Tesla Fighter Has a Very Controversial Feature
BMW’s New Tesla Fighter Has a Very Controversial Feature

BMW is coming after Tesla with an angry cartoon beaver.

This Clever Camp Stool Packs Down to the Size of a Whiskey Bottle — and Weighs Even Less
This Clever Camp Stool Packs Down to the Size of a Whiskey Bottle — and Weighs Even Less

We've been stoked about the Hillsound BTR, which literally fits into your backpack's water bottle sleeve, for nearly a year. And now you can buy it.

McLaren’s New 765LT Is the Company’s Meanest Supercar Yet
McLaren’s New 765LT Is the Company’s Meanest Supercar Yet

755 horsepower, less than 3,000 pounds, and more advanced aerodynamics than a fighter jet.

One of the Country’s Best Bottles of Bourbon Hits Shelves Across the Country
One of the Country’s Best Bottles of Bourbon Hits Shelves Across the Country

Four Roses Distillery to increase the distribution of its critically acclaimed bourbon Small Batch Select.

The All-New Porsche 911 Turbo S Is Exactly What We Wanted It to Be
The All-New Porsche 911 Turbo S Is Exactly What We Wanted It to Be

A little more power, a little more performance — but still very much the 911 we've always loved.

Koenigsegg Now Makes the World’s Craziest Family Car
Koenigsegg Now Makes the World’s Craziest Family Car

The world's first so-called "Mega GT" has 1,700 horsepower — and some crazy doors.


Fresh Deals


Whiskey Peaks Glass Set
Save 35%: Drinking and exploration have long gone hand-in-hand, and Whiskey Peaks’s set of molded glasses brings the mountains to your home bar. Right now, you can get a set of four Whiskey Peaks glasses on sale at Huckberry for 35 percent off.


Mackintosh Coats
Save 60%: Mackintosh quite literally invented waterproof outerwear way back in the mid-1800s. Now, you can grab a piece of rain-ready history for a steal.


14 Best Style Deals Worth Shopping This Week
Save 75%: From Goodyear-welted boots to perfect layering pieces to sunglasses good enough for airline pilots, these are the best style deals of the week.


Anker Charging Accessories
Save Up to 35% Off: Right now, Amazon is having a big sale on a bunch of different charging accessories by Anker. There’s a little bit of everything, and it’s all up to 40-percent off.


Sonos Certified Refurbished Speakers, Soundbars and Sub
Save up to $150: If you’re in the market for a Sonos speaker, the company is having a big certified refurbished sale.


Affordable Watches from Huckberry
Save Up to 33%: Right now, the online one-stop men’s shop is featuring discounts on all sorts of cool stuff, from affordable quartz field watches to serious automatic dive watches. Head over to Huckberry to peruse the full selection.


Today on Gear Patrol

8 of the Best Shoes for Spring (and None of Them Are Sneakers)
8 of the Best Shoes for Spring (and None of Them Are Sneakers)

All of our favorite shoes for spring and not a sneaker in sight.

Should You Trade in Your Tesla for an Electric Cargo Bike?
Should You Trade in Your Tesla for an Electric Cargo Bike?

The numbers, the convenience and the future of the planet vote 'yes.' Here's why, plus four great e-cargo bikes you can buy.

Waste Too Much Time on Your Phone? These Apps Can Help
Waste Too Much Time on Your Phone? These Apps Can Help

Get a handle on your screen time with apps that help you track your usage, and even limit it.

8 Fantastic Adventure Motorcycles You Can Buy Right Now
8 Fantastic Adventure Motorcycles You Can Buy Right Now

Whether riding on asphalt, gravel, or dirt, an adventure bike never waivers. These are some of the best you can buy right now.


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