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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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David Chang, One of the World’s Most Famous Chefs, Is Now a Microwave Evangelist
David Chang, One of the World’s Most Famous Chefs, Is Now a Microwave Evangelist

During his COVID-19-induced lockdown, celebrity chef David Chang is microwaving tuna, sausage, rice and more.

This Huge Desk Is $100 Off and Takes Two Minutes to Assemble
This Huge Desk Is $100 Off and Takes Two Minutes to Assemble

Floyd's new desk requires no tools to assemble, is surprisingly affordable, offers free shipping and looks damn good.

Motoring

Toyota’s Toughest Pickup Could Turn Into a Ford Raptor Rival, Thanks to the Next Land Cruiser
Toyota’s Toughest Pickup Could Turn Into a Ford Raptor Rival, Thanks to the Next Land Cruiser

Call it a plus side to engine downsizing.

Thanks to These Deals, There’s Never Been a Better Time to Buy a Ford Mustang
Thanks to These Deals, There’s Never Been a Better Time to Buy a Ford Mustang

Can we interest you in a new Ford Mustang for less than $20,000? How about a new Mustang GT for less than $30,000?

BMW and Mercedes Should Be Worried About This New Luxury Sedan
BMW and Mercedes Should Be Worried About This New Luxury Sedan

The newest sedan from Hyundai's luxury brand looks absolutely stunning.

A Bunch of GM’s Most Exciting Future Cars and Trucks Have Been Delayed
A Bunch of GM’s Most Exciting Future Cars and Trucks Have Been Delayed

Reports say GM is pushing back product updates and launches during the coronavirus pandemic.

Enter to Win This Tesla-Powered Porsche 911 and Help Support One of the Best Automotive Museums
Enter to Win This Tesla-Powered Porsche 911 and Help Support One of the Best Automotive Museums

Come to help a good cause, stay for the chance to win an electric restomod.

Our Newest Electric Motorcycle Obsession Just Won One of the Biggest Awards in Design
Our Newest Electric Motorcycle Obsession Just Won One of the Biggest Awards in Design

Cake's cool-looking utility bike gets some serious recognition.

Jeep’s Electric and Hybrid Off-Roaders May Be Their Most Capable Vehicles Ever
Jeep’s Electric and Hybrid Off-Roaders May Be Their Most Capable Vehicles Ever

Going electric will mean reduced emissions, but also some even more badass Jeeps.

6 Things You Need to Know About Bollinger Motors
6 Things You Need to Know About Bollinger Motors

Like Land Rover Defender resto-mods? A Bollinger will be the electric SUV for you — for about the same price.

Did We Just Find Out the Name of VW’s Electric Tesla-Fighter?
Did We Just Find Out the Name of VW’s Electric Tesla-Fighter?

Volkswagen may have trademarked the name of an electric sports car...or something far more mundane.

VW Is Making Its Atlas Overlanding Concept a Reality (Well, Sort Of)
VW Is Making Its Atlas Overlanding Concept a Reality (Well, Sort Of)

Bringing concept car cool to showrooms.

Meet Harley-Davidson’s Top-Secret Cafe Racer and Flat Tracker Motorcycles
Meet Harley-Davidson’s Top-Secret Cafe Racer and Flat Tracker Motorcycles

Harley keeps pushing its own boundaries — and we're into it.

The Next Ford F-150 Raptor Could Be a Hybrid, But Odds Are Good You Won’t Mind
The Next Ford F-150 Raptor Could Be a Hybrid, But Odds Are Good You Won’t Mind

Ford's full-size pickup truck is about to add a hybrid option, and it seems likely to make it even more powerful.

Here’s Your Chance to Buy a Rare Hellcat-Powered Jeep Gladiator
Here’s Your Chance to Buy a Rare Hellcat-Powered Jeep Gladiator

The baddest Jeep Gladiator on the planet will also be the rarest — and most expensive.

This Isn’t a Camper Van. It’s a Transforming 2-Story Tiny House on Wheels
This Isn’t a Camper Van. It’s a Transforming 2-Story Tiny House on Wheels

The best of both the tiny home and camper van worlds, merged into one.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Outdoors and Fitness

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.

Asics’s New Shoe Means More For Running Than Faster Miles
Asics’s New Shoe Means More For Running Than Faster Miles

Asics made the long-awaited move of releasing its first carbon fiber-equipped running shoe, the Metaracer.

This Unusual, 420-Friendly EDC Sure Beats a Pocket Knife Right Now
This Unusual, 420-Friendly EDC Sure Beats a Pocket Knife Right Now

With its clever, consolidated storage system, the Screw Pop Hit Kit is truly a lean, green machine — and let's be honest, a perfect purchase today.

A Mountain Bike This Good Shouldn’t Be This Affordable
A Mountain Bike This Good Shouldn’t Be This Affordable

Canyon just revealed the updated version of its most popular full-suspension mountain bike, and it's unbelievably affordable.

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.

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.

Supreme and Lamborghini Teamed Up to Make Your New Work-From-Home Wear
Supreme and Lamborghini Teamed Up to Make Your New Work-From-Home Wear

The Italian automaker's unique sense of style is coming to the fashion world.

Your Favorite Restaurants Need Your Help. Buy Their Merch To Help Keep Them Alive
Your Favorite Restaurants Need Your Help. Buy Their Merch To Help Keep Them Alive

As bars and restaurants continue to close their doors for the foreseeable future, there's never been a more urgent time to support them.

Tech

Fitbit’s Popular Fitness Trackers Just Got the One Upgrade They Needed
Fitbit’s Popular Fitness Trackers Just Got the One Upgrade They Needed

The Fitbit Charge 4 is a fitness tracker that looks almost identical to its predecessor, the Charge 3, but it built-in GPS, Spotify control and more advanced activity tracking features.

This Typing App Saves Me Countless Seconds Each Day, and They Really Add Up
This Typing App Saves Me Countless Seconds Each Day, and They Really Add Up

A text expander is a vital tool every professional typist should be using.

This Absurdly Good Bundle of Games Will Keep You Busy and Help Fight COVID-19
This Absurdly Good Bundle of Games Will Keep You Busy and Help Fight COVID-19

This collection of truly stellar games is too good to pass up.

This Hack Makes This $20 Home Security Camera Even More Valuable
This Hack Makes This $20 Home Security Camera Even More Valuable

There's a shortage of webcams at the moment. Wouldn't it be great if you could turn your smart home camera into one? Now you can.

Watches

These Swiss Automatic Dive Watches Offer Premium Specs and Killer Value
These Swiss Automatic Dive Watches Offer Premium Specs and Killer Value

Le Jour's Hammerhead channels the aesthetic of vintage dive watches and offers high-end features, such as a ceramic bezel and a sapphire crystal.

This Wonderfully Over-Engineered Dive Watch Takes a Novel Approach to Illumination
This Wonderfully Over-Engineered Dive Watch Takes a Novel Approach to Illumination

Ball's newest version of its flagship dive watch is as technical and tough as ever, but has a traditional look thanks to an innovative use of tritium.

Get This Affordable, Automatic Dive Watch Starting at $116
Get This Affordable, Automatic Dive Watch Starting at $116

A 41.5mm steel case, automatic Japanese movement and unidirectional dive bezel beginning at just $116? Count us in.

This Titanium Timepiece Is a GMT Watch for Serious Divers
This Titanium Timepiece Is a GMT Watch for Serious Divers

British watchmaker Christopher Ward's new 1,000m dive watch offers a GMT complication and premium specs: titanium, ceramic, COSC certification, and more.

Here’s What Vantablack, One of the World’s Darkest Materials, Looks Like in a Wristwatch
Here’s What Vantablack, One of the World’s Darkest Materials, Looks Like in a Wristwatch

H. Moser's newest wares make use of Vantablack, a material so dark that it absorbs over 99% of visible light.

If You’re an Antarctic Explorer, This Is the Watch to Wear
If You’re an Antarctic Explorer, This Is the Watch to Wear

The new Delma Oceanmaster Antarctica is an icy, hardcore automatic dive watch with features for nautical exploration in the harsh waters of Antarctica.

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.

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.

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