APRIL 3, 2020

Today in Gear: Swatch’s Inexpensive Automatic Watch, New Details About the Ford Bronco & More


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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.


New & Noteworthy Releases

The Honda Civic Si May Be the Best Cheap Driver’s Car You Can Buy
The Honda Civic Si May Be the Best Cheap Driver’s Car You Can Buy

Civic Type R too pricey? The Civic Si is a compelling (and way cheaper) alternative.

Swatch’s Inexpensive Automatic Watch Is Available in a Refined New Version
Swatch’s Inexpensive Automatic Watch Is Available in a Refined New Version

The new Swatch Sistem51 Petite Seconde offers the Swiss brand's famously affordable, machine-assembled timepiece with a small-seconds dial.

Just About Any Car Can Tow This Clever, Super-Light Camping Trailer
Just About Any Car Can Tow This Clever, Super-Light Camping Trailer

At less than 300 pounds, the Earth Traveler Teardrop trailer is light enough to be towed by practically any vehicle on the road.

Can’t Get a Rolex GMT Master II ‘Batman’ Watch? Try This for a Third of the Price
Can’t Get a Rolex GMT Master II ‘Batman’ Watch? Try This for a Third of the Price

TAG Heuer's well-known Aquaracer dive collection gets a new GMT watch in a familiar-looking blue and black colorway.

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.

You Can Still Buy a Brand-New, Old-School Toyota Land Cruiser. Just Not in America
You Can Still Buy a Brand-New, Old-School Toyota Land Cruiser. Just Not in America

Toyota's legendarily bulletproof off-roader hasn't needed an overhaul in nearly 40 years.

McLaren’s Next Sports Car Could Be Its First to Lose Cylinders
McLaren’s Next Sports Car Could Be Its First to Lose Cylinders

For the last decade, every Macca has used the same basic engine. That might be about to change.

These New Board Shorts Aren’t for Posers
These New Board Shorts Aren’t for Posers

The Vans Surf Trunk 2 prioritizes a performance-friendly form factor that is all about, you know, actually hitting the waves.

This Custom Mercedes G-Wagen Might Be the Fanciest Off-Roader on Earth
This Custom Mercedes G-Wagen Might Be the Fanciest Off-Roader on Earth

For the G-Class owner who pines for their yacht while stuck on land.


Fresh Deals


Sunglasses on Sale
Save up to 50%: Right now, Backcountry has markdowns on over 800 pairs of sunnies, some of them as much as 50 percent off.


Vega Sport Plant-Based Protein
Save 26%: Pro trainers agree that vegan is a good way to go in protein powders, and Vega is a top choice. Each scoop has 30 grams of protein from pea protein, organic pumpkin seed protein, organic sunflower seed and alfalfa.


Powerbeats Pro
Save $50: Amazon is selling Powerbeats Pro, Beats’s newest true wireless sport earbuds, for $50 off – the normally $250 wireless earbuds are available for just $200.


Fluance RT81 Turntable
Save 40%: The Fluance RT81 is definitely one of the best entry-level turntables you can buy, and Amazon is selling the normally $350 turntable for 40% off.



Momentum Watches Torpedo Blast 44
Save 30%: The Momentum Watches Torpedo Blast 44 was selected as Outside Magazine’s Gear of the Year in 2017, so you know it’s got some cred. The watch ships on a black Zulu-type strap and is on sale for just $70 right now, down from $99.


Today on Gear Patrol

What Do You Get When You Combine Mountain and Road Biking? Only the Fastest-Growing Sport in the Cycling World
What Do You Get When You Combine Mountain and Road Biking? Only the Fastest-Growing Sport in the Cycling World

The gravel biking scene has exploded in recent years. And now that brands are catching up, it’s easier than ever to join this grassroots peloton.

Three Whiskey Cocktails to Make After a Very Long Day
Three Whiskey Cocktails to Make After a Very Long Day

Whiskey Cocktails has over 50 whiskey-based recipes that'll satisfy your cravings for the brown stuff.

Don’t Like the Watch You’re Wearing? Why Not Trade It for a Different One
Don’t Like the Watch You’re Wearing? Why Not Trade It for a Different One

If you're stuck with a watch you don't wear, trading it for something you love may be the ticket. Here, we explore the ins and outs of trades.

14 New Style Releases We Can’t Stop Thinking About
14 New Style Releases We Can’t Stop Thinking About

Trippy button-ups, friendship rings, '90s skate shoes and much more made this week's list of best style releases.

How to Make a Face Mask at Home
How to Make a Face Mask at Home

Thousands have taken to their sewing machines to make homemade face masks in the fight against coronavirus. But how effective are they? We shed light on the matter and show you how you can make...

An Unreleased Buffalo Trace Bourbon Is the Best Thing I Drank Last Month
An Unreleased Buffalo Trace Bourbon Is the Best Thing I Drank Last Month

A mountain of booze passes through the Gear Patrol office every month. Here are some of our staff's favorites.

15 Tools Every Home Bar Should Have on Hand
15 Tools Every Home Bar Should Have on Hand

The ideal home bar is outfitted with the gear to make any cocktail happen. The best part? Most of that gear is dirt cheap.

The 19 Best Hoodies for Men
The 19 Best Hoodies for Men

Quality zip-ups and pullovers.


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