MARCH 24, 2020

Today in Gear: REI’s Spring Co-op Sale, the Best Bourbon of the Year & More


March 24, 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.


If you need to shop for outdoor gear, there’s no better place than REI. You probably know that already — the Co-op has operated for nearly 80 years, providing those who take on the outdoors with the best gear you can buy. It stocks only the best brands of gear and technical wear from Patagonia and The North Face to imports like Arc’teryx and Salomon. Right now, you can find gems from the aforementioned brands along with many, many more — all on sale at REI. The retailer’s Spring Co-op Sale includes many of your favorite and hard to score gear on sale, as well as gems from under the radar brands you might not know. So get yourself kitted out for all the spring camping and hiking you will be getting up as the weather gets warmer.

New & Noteworthy Releases

6 Incredible Classic Formula 1 Races You Can Stream Right Now
6 Incredible Classic Formula 1 Races You Can Stream Right Now

Missing live sports? Sate the demand with a cheap subscription that opens the vault to F1's greatest races.

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.

This Design-Focused Watch Is Being Resurrected in an Automatic Version
This Design-Focused Watch Is Being Resurrected in an Automatic Version

Ikepod, co-founded by famed industrial designer Marc Newson, will now offer an affordable version of the Megapod with an automatic Japanese movement.

VW Says It’ll Keep Building Cars With Stick Shifts As Long as We Keep Buying Them
VW Says It’ll Keep Building Cars With Stick Shifts As Long as We Keep Buying Them

Volkswagen won't abandon the stick shift anytime soon.

Cartier’s Classic Pilot Watch Now Offers a Slim Mechanical Movement
Cartier’s Classic Pilot Watch Now Offers a Slim Mechanical Movement

For those who were hoping for a mechanical version of Cartier's entry-level Santos-Dumont, look no further — your dreams have been answered.

The Best Bourbon of the Year Goes Against Everything Whiskey Drinkers Once Held Dear
The Best Bourbon of the Year Goes Against Everything Whiskey Drinkers Once Held Dear

More than 40 judges agree: the best bourbon of the year is a blended whiskey sourced from three different states.

Enter to Win This Sexy BMW M8 and Help a Hospital in Its Time of Need
Enter to Win This Sexy BMW M8 and Help a Hospital in Its Time of Need

Even if your driveway doesn't wind up thanking you, UCLA Medical Center will.

One of the Best Active Brands Has New Running Shorts — and a Rare Sale
One of the Best Active Brands Has New Running Shorts — and a Rare Sale

Hill City, a new premium active brand, just released a promising new running short. It's also running a sitewide 15 percent off sale.

VW’s Newest Bus Is an All-Electric Blast from the Past
VW’s Newest Bus Is an All-Electric Blast from the Past

Old-school cool, new-school tech.

This All-Electric Camping Trailer Combines Overlanding and Glamping
This All-Electric Camping Trailer Combines Overlanding and Glamping

This trailer has basically everything you could want, uses no gas — and starts well under six figures.

The Cheapest Off-Road-Ready SUV to Own Is Also One of Our Favorites
The Cheapest Off-Road-Ready SUV to Own Is Also One of Our Favorites

Hewing to tradition may save you some money.


Fresh Deals

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Herman Miller Office Chairs
Save 15%: Herman Miller makes what’s widely considered to be the best office chairs in the game, and currently they’re 15 percent off.


Nike Featured 25% Off Sale
Save 25%: There’s never been a better time to run, and this sale makes it easier, with discounts on top sneakers like Infinity React, Pegasus and Joyride.


Huckberry Work From Home Sale
Save up to 65%: Stock up for the long haul with rugged, insanely discounted shackets, flannel shirts and other apparel that delivers inside and out.


Aether Apparel Sale
Save 25%: Score the perfect work from home kit and more. The beloved boutique active lifestyle brand is offering 25 percent off sitewide through Friday.


Hill City Active Apparel
Save 15%: Everything on Hill City’s website, is currently 15 percent off when you enter the code HCSAVE15 at checkout. It’s the first time the brand has offered such a discount.


Disney+, ESPN+ and Hulu Bundle
Save 25%: You’re stuck at home and in desperate need of something new to watch. Well, it’s never been cheaper to subscribe to Hulu, Disney+ and ESPN+ right now. You can get a bundle of all three for 25% off.


Serica W.W.W. WMB Edition Watch
Save 25%: Serica’s W.W.W. WMB Edition Watch is a handsome tribute to a World War II-era classic, and you can nab the white-dial version for just $405 right now.


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Do My Clothes Have Coronavirus?
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Everything You Need to Know to Buy an Oris Watch
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The Best Used Porsches You Can Buy for Less Than $10,000
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Could Coronavirus Postpone the Summer Olympics? We Now Have Our Answer
Could Coronavirus Postpone the Summer Olympics? We Now Have Our Answer

Japan's prime minister and the IOC president are finally making postponement official. Here are some key details.

How to Make Cold Brew Coffee at Home, and Everything You Need to Make It
How to Make Cold Brew Coffee at Home, and Everything You Need to Make It

A step-by-step guide to making café-quality cold brew at home from a coffee expert. Plus, the gear you need to make it.

The 6 Best Rooftop Tents of 2020
The 6 Best Rooftop Tents of 2020

If you've always enjoyed the top bunk, you should invest in a rooftop car tent.

25 Grill Recipes You Should Bookmark Right Now
25 Grill Recipes You Should Bookmark Right Now

A recipe doesn't have to be complicated to be great.


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