MARCH 5, 2020

Today in Gear: A Tent Built for Your Car’s Roof, the Weirdest Running Shoe We’ve Seen & More


March 5, 2020 Briefings By Photo by Mercedes-Benz

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

Grand Seiko Is Relaunching Its Very First Watches in Time for the Brand’s 60th Anniversary
Grand Seiko Is Relaunching Its Very First Watches in Time for the Brand’s 60th Anniversary

The new SBGW-series watches celebrate Grand Seiko's first timepiece from 1960, now updated with a new movement and a larger case.

This Sweet Little Roof Tent Fits on Any Car and Pops Up in 60 Seconds Flat
This Sweet Little Roof Tent Fits on Any Car and Pops Up in 60 Seconds Flat

iKamper's mini tent offers rooftop accommodations for two on any car.

Swatch Has Debuted a New James Bond Watch in Time for “No Time to Die”
Swatch Has Debuted a New James Bond Watch in Time for “No Time to Die”

The new timepiece, built on the SKIN Irony platform, features a 42mm case and a transparent dial showing off the quartz movement beneath.

This Is the Weirdest Running Shoe We’ve Ever Seen
This Is the Weirdest Running Shoe We’ve Ever Seen

Hoka One One's new TenNine trail running shoe is the weirdest we've ever seen, but it might also be one of the best for speeding over trails.

This Sexy 6-Speed Saab Wagon Is Every Gearhead’s Swedish Dream Car
This Sexy 6-Speed Saab Wagon Is Every Gearhead’s Swedish Dream Car

All-wheel-drive? Check. Manual transmission? Check. Turbo motor? Check. Now take our money.

Seiko’s Newest Professional Dive Watches Echo The Brand’s Earliest Models
Seiko’s Newest Professional Dive Watches Echo The Brand’s Earliest Models

The new Prospex 55th Anniversary Limited Editions feature upgrades steel and titanium cases as well as modern rubber straps.

Everything You Need to Know About GM’s Massive Electric Car Battle Plan
Everything You Need to Know About GM’s Massive Electric Car Battle Plan

Cadillac, for example, is getting an SUV we've been waiting for...and two other vehicles with truly bizarre names.

Grand Seiko’s Famed Hybrid Movement Just Got a Significant Upgrade
Grand Seiko’s Famed Hybrid Movement Just Got a Significant Upgrade

The brand new Cal. 9RA5 features a 5-day power reserve and a temperature sensor, and it's being integrated into a professional dive watch.


Fresh Deals


Stanley Adventure Shot Glass and Flask Set
Save 33%: A sturdy liquor vessel and a safe way to share it with three friends… what else do ya need?


Frye Montana Moc Boots
Save $109: Now at Amazon, you can pick up a pair of great moc-toe boots from Frye for just $60. The Montana Moc boot features a suede upper, a molded rubber welt, a wedge outsole and a gusseted tongue.


21 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.


Today on Gear Patrol

Converse Classic Chucks vs. Chuck 70s: Which Pair Should You Get?
Converse Classic Chucks vs. Chuck 70s: Which Pair Should You Get?

Between the Classic Chuck Taylor sneakers you know and love and its retro revival 1970s counterpart, which one is right for you?

14 Frequent Flyers Share Their Favorite Sanity-Saving Travel Apps
14 Frequent Flyers Share Their Favorite Sanity-Saving Travel Apps

We asked the people who travel the most: What are the best travel apps that people don't already know about?

2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE63 S First Drive: Glorious Overkill
2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE63 S First Drive: Glorious Overkill

The Mercedes AMG GLE 63 S is more than $100,000 worth of sheer engineering excess...if you're into that sort of thing.

Love the Seiko SKX007? Here Are Three Great Dive Watch Upgrades to Consider
Love the Seiko SKX007? Here Are Three Great Dive Watch Upgrades to Consider

Ready to boost your wrist game? The Seiko SKX is a great starter watch, but you can level up with one of these affordable divers.

The 8 Best Fixed-Blade Knives Available
The 8 Best Fixed-Blade Knives Available

From cutting wood to skinning critters, these blades are tough enough to rough it.

3 Reasons You Should Buy a Headphone Stand
3 Reasons You Should Buy a Headphone Stand

The headphone stand might be the most underutilized desktop accessory of 2020.

Our Favorite Brands Are All Using this Unexpected Pattern
Our Favorite Brands Are All Using this Unexpected Pattern

Mario Andretti and Gary Kasparov are both well-acquainted with the pattern. Now, your favorite designers are getting into checkerboard, too.

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