MARCH 26, 2020

Today in Gear: Roark’s Layover Collection, Tesla Batteries for Off-Grid Living & More


March 26, 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.


The new Layover Collection from Roark is just as well suited to your new work from home lifestyle as it is for traveling. With a focus on comfort and versatility, the slim-straight fit pant and 19″ short of the Layover Collection are perfect garments for these work from home days or for staying fresh on a long flight. The drawstring waist and zippered pockets, along with a mesh lining, make these pants and shorts incredibly comfortable and easy to wear. You can also snag them in multiple colors and patterns of stretch cotton, so you can still mix up your look from couch to terminal.

New & Noteworthy Releases

2020 Toyota 4Runner Venture Special Edition: The SUV We Want the Land Cruiser to Be
2020 Toyota 4Runner Venture Special Edition: The SUV We Want the Land Cruiser to Be

The 4Runner is charming, if ancient. Now, it's giving more people what they want with the 2020 Venture Special Edition.

Breitling Just Brought Back One of Its Best Watches from the 1960s
Breitling Just Brought Back One of Its Best Watches from the 1960s

A watch that was originally aimed at a younger demographic, the Top Time has since become beloved by many. Now, it's back in a 41mm limited edition.

Is This the Most Ridiculous Land Rover Defender Ever Made?
Is This the Most Ridiculous Land Rover Defender Ever Made?

There are plenty of ways to play up a Defender's best traits. Yacht-inspired teak? Not really one of them.

This Affordable Outdoor Watch Now Comes Equipped with a GMT Function
This Affordable Outdoor Watch Now Comes Equipped with a GMT Function

The Victorinox FieldForce watch is as rugged and handsome as the brand's famous pocket knife, and the addition of a GMT function just sweetens the deal.

Our Favorite Modular Camping Trailer Is Getting Bigger (and Better)
Our Favorite Modular Camping Trailer Is Getting Bigger (and Better)

Happier Camper will now give you more living space and full-service amenities along with your Lego-like blocks.

This $20 Smart Scale Can Just About Do It All
This $20 Smart Scale Can Just About Do It All

The Wyze Scale is cheaper than most digital scales on the market that don't have any "smarts."

BMW and Apple Are Teaming Up to Make Your iPhone a Car Key, iOS Leak Reveals
BMW and Apple Are Teaming Up to Make Your iPhone a Car Key, iOS Leak Reveals

One less item to carry in your pockets, we suppose.

More Americans Really Want to Buy a Jeep Right Now, Study Finds
More Americans Really Want to Buy a Jeep Right Now, Study Finds

One thing Americans aren't uncertain about right now? Jeep capability.

This New E-Bike Is Insanely Affordable and Practical
This New E-Bike Is Insanely Affordable and Practical

Rad Power Bikes just revealed its most affordable e-bike to date, and depending where you live it might be practical enough to replace your car.

Tesla Batteries Make This Camper Van Perfect for Off-Grid Living
Tesla Batteries Make This Camper Van Perfect for Off-Grid Living

Great batteries and solar panels mean getting away from it all is easier than ever.


Fresh Deals


Weber Grills
Save 15-30%: The majority of Weber’s grills are discounted anywhere from 15 to 30 percent off from Wayfair. The lot includes the compact Spirit II propane-fired grill, the most upgraded form of the classic kettle grill and others.


Lululemon Home Fitness Apparel
Save up to 46%: We’re looking at 42 discounted shirts, shorts, hoodies, jackets and more that’ll help you look good, feel good and sweat your best.


Adidas Ultraboost 20s
Save 51%: Thanks to a sale and a promo code, these beloved, exceptionally cushioned running sneakers can be yours at an unbelievably deep discount.


Lululemon “We Made Too Much Sale”
Save up to 60%: Right now, 44 training-oriented shirts, shorts, hoodies, jackets and more are going at deep discounts. Is it premium stuff? Does Lululemon do anything else?


Best Style Deals of the Week
Save 70%: We’ve gathered all the best style deals into one place just for you. From waxed jackets to best-in-class chinos to silky sweaters, here’s what to shop this week.


Affordable Bulova Watches
Save 20%+: Get a further 20% off a bunch of already deeply discounted Bulova watches from high-frequency chronographs to divers for some highly tempting prices.


Today on Gear Patrol

The Best Skeletonized Watches for Your Money
The Best Skeletonized Watches for Your Money

Skeletonized watches feature dials through which you can view an often-hollowed out movement. Here are some favorites at different price points.

What’s the Difference Between $300 and $1,000 Bookshelf Speakers?
What’s the Difference Between $300 and $1,000 Bookshelf Speakers?

Two audio experts explain the simple differences between a pair of entry-level bookshelf speakers and a pair that costs over $1,000. (And why you might consider upgrading.)

The Sunglasses in the New James Bond Movie Are Just as Cool as You Think
The Sunglasses in the New James Bond Movie Are Just as Cool as You Think

The next sequel in Ian Fleming's '007' series features these Japanese-made frames. But you don't have to wait for the film to get a pair for yourself.

The 6 Best Mini Multi-Tools of 2020
The 6 Best Mini Multi-Tools of 2020

Where big and clunky multi-tools don't make sense, there's the mini multi-tool. Here are the best ones to buy now.

How to Re-Wax a Canvas Jacket the Right Way
How to Re-Wax a Canvas Jacket the Right Way

If you're lucky enough to own one, you need to know how to re-wax it properly — instead of just buying a new one.

7 Streamable Movies That Were Supposed to Still Be in Theaters
7 Streamable Movies That Were Supposed to Still Be in Theaters

Need something to watch in self isolation? A bunch of movies are available to buy and rent way earlier than expected.

The 3 Best At-Home Rowing Machines
The 3 Best At-Home Rowing Machines

Finding the perfect indoor rowing machine for your space can be tricky. Our favorites will help you reach your stronger, faster, better goals.

The 6 Best Essential Oil Diffusers of 2020
The 6 Best Essential Oil Diffusers of 2020

Once you realize the humble oil diffuser is basically a safer, reloadable candle, you understand its charm.

The 13 Best Kitchen Knives You Can Buy in 2020
The 13 Best Kitchen Knives You Can Buy in 2020

The best kitchen knives are the ones that suit your style of cooking. Our guide covers options at every price point.

Now’s The Time to Support Photographers By Buying a Print (or Three)
Now’s The Time to Support Photographers By Buying a Print (or Three)

As purse strings tighten and travel restrictions continue, photographers have been left stuck scrambling to figure out what a 1099 livelihood looks like in April 2020. One answer is selling prints.


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