MARCH 9, 2020

Today in Gear: REI’s Spring Sale, Nike’s Latest Retro Sunglasses & More


March 9, 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.


REI is one of the most trusted and time-honored names when it comes to getting outfitted for the great outdoors. The iconic Co-Op stocks all matter of outdoor brands from Patagonia and The North Face to imports like Arc’teryx and Salomon. For REI’s Anniversary Spring Sale, you can find many of your favorite and hard to score pieces on sale. From tenting and camp equipment to shells and trail running kicks, you will be able to find the perfect pieces to complete your spring outdoor kit. It’s the perfect time to grab an all-new kit (with warm weather just around the corner) and hit the trail in style. Check out the REI Spring Sale and get outside as fast as you can.

New & Noteworthy Releases

This New Watch Is Made from Excess Material from Professional Skis
This New Watch Is Made from Excess Material from Professional Skis

Baume has teamed up with French ski brand Zag on the Limited Edition II, which features a case made from carbon and natural cork.

Ford Is Building a Super-Cheap Compact Pickup, Report Says, and It’ll Arrive Next Year
Ford Is Building a Super-Cheap Compact Pickup, Report Says, and It’ll Arrive Next Year

Get used to the phrase "cute ute," because it will appear in every single article written about this truck.

This Retro Chronograph Watch Comes in Affordable Quartz or Swiss Automatic Versions
This Retro Chronograph Watch Comes in Affordable Quartz or Swiss Automatic Versions

The Bulova Chronograph A "Surfboard" watch, available in four different iterations, has been resurrected in all its sporty '70s glory.

This Australian Boot Brand Is Now Making Covetable Sneakers
This Australian Boot Brand Is Now Making Covetable Sneakers

After building its name on horseback and in the Australian Outback, heritage boot brand R.M. Williams is turning to premium sneakers. But this isn't its first rodeo.

Here’s Your Rare Chance to Grab a Singer-Customized Porsche 911 Without a 2-Year Wait
Here’s Your Rare Chance to Grab a Singer-Customized Porsche 911 Without a 2-Year Wait

Just be prepared to pay big — even by Singer standards.

Nike’s New Sunglasses Merge Modern Performance With Delightfully Retro Style
Nike’s New Sunglasses Merge Modern Performance With Delightfully Retro Style

Aerodynamic, ultra-lightweight and... Macho Man-friendly.

Grab This Awesome Toyota Hilux Camper Before It’s Too Late
Grab This Awesome Toyota Hilux Camper Before It’s Too Late

A fully-outfitted motorhome...that also happens to be a rare and vintage Toyota.

These Photos Very Much Seem to Show the New Ford Bronco Sport
These Photos Very Much Seem to Show the New Ford Bronco Sport

Meet your new compact crossover crush.


Fresh Deals

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Lodge Silicone Hot Handle Holder
Save 30%: Lodge’s silicone hot handle holders are designed to fit snugly on Lodge skillets 9 inches in diameter and up, and they’re guaranteed to protect your hands from heat, up to 450 degrees. The hot handle holder is a whopping $4 on Amazon today.


Opinel No. 8 Ebony Ellipse
Save 42%: The Opinel No. 8 knife with a limited-edition ebony handle makes for an overtly stylish pocket knife that hasn’t lost any of the practicality of the original.

Gear Patrol Umbrella
Shop the Gear Patrol Store Sales
Save 25%: We teamed up with Blunt to make the Gear Patrol Umbrella, a robust design that is wind-tested up to 72 mph and streamlined for use in any environment. Get yours today at the GP Store.


Best Style Deals of the Week
Save 70%: Whether it’s an Italian-made boot, designer sunglasses or spring-appropriate linen button-ups, the best style deals this week all happen to be under a hundred bucks.


Jabra Elite Active 65t
Save $120: Normally $170, eBay is selling the Jabra Elite Active 65t for selling for $50 right now. The catch is that they’re “manufacturer refurbished” but they’re covered by Jabra’s pretty lenient return policy (30 days).


Ultimate Ears Boom 3
Save $80: The Ultimate Ears Boom 3 is probably the best portable Bluetooth speaker you can buy, and right now Best Buy is selling the Boom 3 for as low as $80, which is $70 off the MSPR.

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Bertucci A-2T Super Classic
Save 25%: Right now, you can get one of the best affordable field watches, with a 40mm titanium case and sapphire crystal, for a price of just $150.


Filson Field Watches
Save 56%: If you happen to be in the market for a field watch, today is your lucky day: Filson Watches is offering 56% off 15 timepieces. With the discount Filson is running, pricing on the time-only watches is just $150, and $200 for the chronos.


Today on Gear Patrol

Land Rover’s Spiritual Leader Makes No Apologies for the Design of the New Defender
Land Rover’s Spiritual Leader Makes No Apologies for the Design of the New Defender

Retro really isn't his thing.

Five Vintage Seikos You Can Buy for Under $300
Five Vintage Seikos You Can Buy for Under $300

Getting a start in vintage watches doesn't have to mean shelling out serious cash. We pick out five great Seikos to get you started.

I’m Man Enough to Say I Love My Cat’s Tiny Tent
I’m Man Enough to Say I Love My Cat’s Tiny Tent

Can we actually take it camping? No. But do cats look adorable in it? Hell yes.

The 6 Best Spring Fragrances, New and Classic
The 6 Best Spring Fragrances, New and Classic

Regardless of the spicy or aromatic or floral notes they employ, all spring scents aim to capture the essence of the season.

The Big Problem with All-In-One Turntables
The Big Problem with All-In-One Turntables

All-in-one turntables are more popular than ever. Here's why shouldn't buy one.


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