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A Look Back at the Gear We Discovered This Week


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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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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.

Motoring

We Just Found New Evidence the Ford Bronco Will Have a Stick Shift
We Just Found New Evidence the Ford Bronco Will Have a Stick Shift

Information on a transmission company's website gives us our best evidence yet.

This Pull-Out Kitchen Turns Almost Any SUV into a Great Car Camper
This Pull-Out Kitchen Turns Almost Any SUV into a Great Car Camper

A compact camping kitchen for your compact crossover.

Volvo Plans to Unleash a Pair of Super-Cool New SUVs, Report Says
Volvo Plans to Unleash a Pair of Super-Cool New SUVs, Report Says

Volvo already makes great SUVs, but these new ones will give buyers something else to think about.

Alfa Romeo Just Revealed the Wildest Sport Sedan of All Time
Alfa Romeo Just Revealed the Wildest Sport Sedan of All Time

Who needs a rear seat in a sport sedan?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Aston Martin’s New Car Will Slap You in the Face With 700 Horsepower
Aston Martin’s New Car Will Slap You in the Face With 700 Horsepower

Aston Martin will sell you a $1 million sports car...with no windshield.

Ford’s New Vehicle Could Completely Change the Camper Van World
Ford’s New Vehicle Could Completely Change the Camper Van World

One of Ford's most important — and customizable — vehicles is going electric.

Tesla Is About to Offer a Revolutionary New Upgrade for Its Older Cars
Tesla Is About to Offer a Revolutionary New Upgrade for Its Older Cars

Want your older Tesla to run like new? They'll happily oblige...for a price.

BMW Just Made a Change Sure to Irritate Its Biggest Fans
BMW Just Made a Change Sure to Irritate Its Biggest Fans

There's a big revamp happening right in front of your eyes.

Bugatti Made the Super-Fast Chiron Even Crazier…By Making It Slower
Bugatti Made the Super-Fast Chiron Even Crazier…By Making It Slower

The Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport's top speed is 43 mph less than the regular car...but it'll likely be more fun to drive.

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.

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.

Believe It or Not, This Gorgeous Luxury Sedan Isn’t from Germany
Believe It or Not, This Gorgeous Luxury Sedan Isn’t from Germany

America's most-underrated luxury automaker should be getting some second looks in 2020.

This New Motorcycle Might Be the Coolest Sub-$10,000 Ride We’ve Ever Seen
This New Motorcycle Might Be the Coolest Sub-$10,000 Ride We’ve Ever Seen

The Indian Scout Bobber Sixty packs dark good looks, 999 ccs and 78 ponies into a package that starts at just $8,999.

Outdoors and Fitness

We’ve Never Seen a Mountain Bike This Cheap With This Feature
We’ve Never Seen a Mountain Bike This Cheap With This Feature

The deluxe version of the Schwinn Axum stays under $500 while packing a component unheard of at this price point.

Can This New Piece of Furniture Help You Get Fit?
Can This New Piece of Furniture Help You Get Fit?

A new piece of home gym equipment called Tempo expands the fitness furniture category and promises the experience of a group class.

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.

Yeti Just Revealed One of This Summer’s Best New Pieces of Camping Gear
Yeti Just Revealed One of This Summer’s Best New Pieces of Camping Gear

Yeti's latest vision of comfort at the campsite is the new Trailhead Camp Chair, which makes a case as one of the best new pieces of camping gear this year.

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.

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.

Style

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.

Tech

The Holy Grail of Retro Gaming Consoles Is Back In Black, For a Limited Time
The Holy Grail of Retro Gaming Consoles Is Back In Black, For a Limited Time

It's your last chance to buy one of Analogue's famed retro gaming consoles.

This App Gives Me a Precious Extra Hour Every Morning
This App Gives Me a Precious Extra Hour Every Morning

I turned myself into a morning person and you can too!

Watches

Two Awesome Brands Collaborated on This Aviation-Inspired Chronograph Watch
Two Awesome Brands Collaborated on This Aviation-Inspired Chronograph Watch

The Aviator Multi-Scale Chronograph from Jack Mason and Taylor Stitch is feature-packed and comes with multiple straps.

Two Innovative Watchmakers Teamed Up on This Striking New Dive Watch
Two Innovative Watchmakers Teamed Up on This Striking New Dive Watch

Our favorite Italian watchmaker joined forces with Massena LAB on a special edition U1 featuring a "tropical" brown dial.

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.

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.

Omega’s Dressy Dive Watch Just Got an Update in Two New Colors
Omega’s Dressy Dive Watch Just Got an Update in Two New Colors

The Seamaster Aqua Terra, perhaps Omega's most elegant diver, is now available with blue or green "teak"-patterned sunray dials.

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.

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.

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.

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.

This New Chronograph Watch Celebrates Breitling’s Partnership with Bentley
This New Chronograph Watch Celebrates Breitling’s Partnership with Bentley

The Premier Bentley Mulliner Limited Edition features a 42mm steel case, an automatic chronograph movement and a beautiful silver dial with dual registers.

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