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A Look Back at the Gear We Discovered This Week


March 21, 2020 Briefings By
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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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You Don’t Know Squat About Buffalo Trace’s Weirdest Bourbon, and This Whiskey Site Proves It
You Don’t Know Squat About Buffalo Trace’s Weirdest Bourbon, and This Whiskey Site Proves It

You probably heard about Blanton's Gold Edition coming to the US this summer. You probably haven't heard about Poland-exclusive Blanton's.

Is It Safe to Open That Amazon Package?
Is It Safe to Open That Amazon Package?

The short answer, thankfully, is yes.

Is It Weird to Pay $6 a Month for the Best Toothbrush You Can Buy?
Is It Weird to Pay $6 a Month for the Best Toothbrush You Can Buy?

Hundreds of dollars at retail, Philips Sonicare brushes are the crème de la crème of personal oral hygiene.

Motoring

The Tesla Model Y Is Hitting the Streets. Here’s Everything You Need to Know
The Tesla Model Y Is Hitting the Streets. Here’s Everything You Need to Know

Tesla began delivering Model Y crossovers well ahead of schedule. Here's everything you need to know.

This Custom-Made Super Bronco Is the Ford We Can Only Dream of Owning
This Custom-Made Super Bronco Is the Ford We Can Only Dream of Owning

Sure, the new Bronco will be cool...but we kind of wish it was more like this, too.

This Gadget Brings Iron Man Tech to Motorcycle Helmets, And It’s Blowing Up Kickstarter
This Gadget Brings Iron Man Tech to Motorcycle Helmets, And It’s Blowing Up Kickstarter

The EyeRide HUD brings Stark-worthy advantages to the riding experience.

Transform Your Ford Ranger Into a Trail-Crushing Monster With This New Upgrade Package
Transform Your Ford Ranger Into a Trail-Crushing Monster With This New Upgrade Package

A new package from APG adds a long-travel suspension (and some awesome appearance upgrades).

Here’s How Car Companies Are Helping Buyers and Owners Out Right Now
Here’s How Car Companies Are Helping Buyers and Owners Out Right Now

Society is being disrupted by the coronavirus, so automakers such as Ford, Hyundai and GM are stepping in to help customers.

The Jeep Gladiator Can Now Be Yours for Nearly $11,000 Off
The Jeep Gladiator Can Now Be Yours for Nearly $11,000 Off

The Jeep Gladiator is now, somehow, even cheaper to buy or lease.

This 4WD Secret Service Van Is Ready to Become the Camper Van of Your Dreams
This 4WD Secret Service Van Is Ready to Become the Camper Van of Your Dreams

From Clinton's motorcade to your favorite camping spot.

VW Just Gave Us a Glimpse of Its Badass Ford Ranger-Based Pickup
VW Just Gave Us a Glimpse of Its Badass Ford Ranger-Based Pickup

Yet another awesome VW we won't be getting in the U.S.

Bentley’s Iconic Flagship Sedan Might Be Replaced By a Big SUV
Bentley’s Iconic Flagship Sedan Might Be Replaced By a Big SUV

Hope you like tall seating positions and plug-in hybrid powertrains.

VW’s Tesla-Fighting Electric Sports Car May Be a Long Time Coming
VW’s Tesla-Fighting Electric Sports Car May Be a Long Time Coming

The affordable VW electric performance car of your dreams may happen someday, but you'll have to be patient.

Gas Prices Drop Below $1 a Gallon (At Least, in One Town in America)
Gas Prices Drop Below $1 a Gallon (At Least, in One Town in America)

Gas prices are dropping across the country — but this is a whole new level.

Porsche Is Using 3D-Printing to Make Better Seats for Its Sports Cars
Porsche Is Using 3D-Printing to Make Better Seats for Its Sports Cars

Never skimp on comfort.

This Truck’s Tailgate Could Be an Absolute Gamechanger for the Pickup World
This Truck’s Tailgate Could Be an Absolute Gamechanger for the Pickup World

No more dirtying your pants or hyperextending your arms to reach inside the bed? Sounds great.

A Ton of Details Have Been Confirmed About the 2021 Ford Bronco Sport
A Ton of Details Have Been Confirmed About the 2021 Ford Bronco Sport

Color details, wheel and tire sizes, engine choices — even the length of the wheelbase.

Toyota’s Next Land Cruiser May Not Show Up As Soon As We’d Like
Toyota’s Next Land Cruiser May Not Show Up As Soon As We’d Like

Reports had Toyota launching the next generation Land Cruiser this summer. That no longer appears to be happening.

Does This Logo Mean Nissan Has a New Z in the Works?
Does This Logo Mean Nissan Has a New Z in the Works?

The logo, found in a Canadian trademark application, has us thinking we could see a new Z-car before long.

Outdoors and Fitness

One of 2019’s Coolest EDC Knives Is on Sale
One of 2019’s Coolest EDC Knives Is on Sale

Helle has been making knives in remote Norway for nearly a century, but the Kletten is its first genuine EDC blade.

This High-Tech, Small-Footprint Setup Is the Ultimate Home Workout Solution
This High-Tech, Small-Footprint Setup Is the Ultimate Home Workout Solution

An interactive screen that acts as a mirror when not in use is one of the smartest workout tools we've seen.

One of the Best E-Mountain Bikes Just Got Even Better
One of the Best E-Mountain Bikes Just Got Even Better

Canyon's new and improved Spectral: ON promises to be lighter, leaner and livelier than ever.

A Fast Motor Isn’t the Best Thing About This New E-Bike
A Fast Motor Isn’t the Best Thing About This New E-Bike

An Irish start-up revealed a new commuter-style e-bike, and its sleek motor isn't as compelling as its full feature set.

Style

I Found the Perfect Pants to Work from Home In
I Found the Perfect Pants to Work from Home In

Foehn is a master of producing clothing that crosses social norm borders, and its new pants are perfect for working at home without feeling like a schlub.

Tech

Apple and Beats Just Announced New Wireless Earbuds (And They’re Actually Affordable)
Apple and Beats Just Announced New Wireless Earbuds (And They’re Actually Affordable)

The all-new Powerbeats are essentially the exact same as the Powerbeats Pro, but there's a wire connecting the two earbuds.

Apple’s New iPad Pros Are More Like a Laptop Than Ever
Apple’s New iPad Pros Are More Like a Laptop Than Ever

The new iPad Pro has a trackpad now. Oh, and a LiDAR camera too.

Apple Just Fixed the MacBook Air’s Biggest Problem
Apple Just Fixed the MacBook Air’s Biggest Problem

Apple just announced the 2020 MacBook Air, which has double the storage, twice the performance, and finally a keyboard that feels good to type on.

Need a Second Screen for Your Mac? You Might Already Have One
Need a Second Screen for Your Mac? You Might Already Have One

Apple's Sidecar feature lets you use your iPad as a second screen for your Mac.

Watches

This Boutique Automotive Watch Now Comes in Two Sleek New Colors
This Boutique Automotive Watch Now Comes in Two Sleek New Colors

We loved the original, black-dialed SA2 from Matthew Humphries Designs. Now it comes in white and steel dials.

Bremont’s Newest Watches are Made for Pilots. Including Jet Pack Pilots
Bremont’s Newest Watches are Made for Pilots. Including Jet Pack Pilots

The newest additions to the ALT1 line include a tribute to the famed Spitfire plane, and a watch that's been tested by a jetpack manufacturer.

One of the Most Original Watch Designs Out There Just Keeps Getting Better and Better
One of the Most Original Watch Designs Out There Just Keeps Getting Better and Better

Autodromo's Group B Series 2 just got an all-green makeover in homage to the famed Paris-Dakar rallies of the 1980s.

This Retro-Futuristic Digital Watch Was Good Enough for James Bond
This Retro-Futuristic Digital Watch Was Good Enough for James Bond

Hamilton's new PSR, replete with modern Swiss luxury finishing and tech, revives the world's first space-age LED watch.

Swiss Watch Factories Are Halting Production. But Watch Collectors Can Still Enjoy Their Hobby
Swiss Watch Factories Are Halting Production. But Watch Collectors Can Still Enjoy Their Hobby

Trade shows canceled, watch production halted, you're stuck in your apartment, and it's just the beginning. Here's what the pandemic could mean for watches.

If You’re a Surfer, This Is the Watch You Need
If You’re a Surfer, This Is the Watch You Need

The G-Shock G-LIDE GBX-100 features information for 3,300 surf locations available via the G-Shock Connected app, training functions and more.

Sales of This Affordable, Tactical Dive Watch Support a Timely Cause
Sales of This Affordable, Tactical Dive Watch Support a Timely Cause

Portions of the sale of the new Retrospect II Singularity DLC dive watch will go to the WHO's Covid-19 Solidarity Response Fund.

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