APRIL 6, 2020

Today in Gear: A Backpack Built to Withstand Anything, BMW’s First Cruiser & More


April 6, 2020 Briefings By
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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.


The City Compact Backpack is a longstanding Incase classic, with its 360 degree padded laptop compartment, quick-access pockets and padded shoulder straps making it the perfect travel companion. And now that Incase is releasing a new limited edition version cut from CORDURA® advanced fabrics, this superlative backpack is about to get even better. The already rugged design now has all the strength and durability of CORDURA® fabric, making this fresh iteration of a classic silhouette more durable than ever. Built to withstand some of the world’s toughest environments, the City Compact Backpack allows you to protect your essentials at all times from your WFH office to having to dash out in a hurry. With tough CORDURA® fabric you can be sure the City Compact Backpack from Incase can take it all. You can also snag 20% off your order with the code GP20-INC on this limited edition pack.

New & Noteworthy Releases

Can’t Afford a Speedmaster? How About This NASA-Themed Timex for $89 Instead
Can’t Afford a Speedmaster? How About This NASA-Themed Timex for $89 Instead

This Timex Navi XL features a 41mm steel case, a white dial adorned with the NASA logo and a matching blue fabric strap.

The Perfect Vintage Toyota 4Runner Could Be Yours, If You Act Fast
The Perfect Vintage Toyota 4Runner Could Be Yours, If You Act Fast

You won't find a cleaner 4Runner than this.

These German Watches Recall the Best of 1960s Design
These German Watches Recall the Best of 1960s Design

Glashütte Original's newest retro-styled watches feature the brand's excellent craftsmanship and new, icy blue lacquered dials.

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.

The Best Station Wagon on Sale in America Today Is Sticking Around (Thankfully)
The Best Station Wagon on Sale in America Today Is Sticking Around (Thankfully)

Concerns of its demise have, thankfully, been greatly overblown.

Fisker’s Electric SUV Will Spawn an Extreme Off-Roading Version
Fisker’s Electric SUV Will Spawn an Extreme Off-Roading Version

Fisker is teasing an EV that can transition seamlessly from a school run to search-and-rescue operations.

BMW’s New Cruiser Takes Aim at America’s Most Iconic Motorcycles
BMW’s New Cruiser Takes Aim at America’s Most Iconic Motorcycles

Meet BMW's first cruiser: the R 18.


Fresh Deals


Home and Design Deals
Save up to 50%: The best deals on coffee essentials, cookware and more. Give the list a scroll and you’ll be sure to find something you want and something you need.


Best Outdoor and Fitness Deals of the Week
Save up to 70%: From home workout goods to hiking gear, here are the best action- and adventure- oriented discounts to score this week.


Iconic Fragrances for Men
Save 15%: Now at Nordstrom, some of the best fragrances for men are on sale. These classic scents rarely ever go on sale, so this 15 percent markdown is worth shopping today.


Best Style Deals of the Week
Save 70%: The best style deals of the week, from head to toe. Whatever your style is, there’s a little something for everyone.


Best Tech Deals of the Week
Save Up to $170: We’ve rounded up the best deals on electronics we could find on the internet: from noise-canceling headphones to portable power banks, smartphone accessories and wireless speakers.



Timex Navi XL Watch
Save 30%: Not everyone can afford a Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch. But plenty of folks can lay down the $103 (with code “BLOOM20”) for the Timex Navi XL adorned with the NASA logo celebrating the 50th anniversary of the moon landings.


Today on Gear Patrol

Scuba Diving with Three Vintage Rolex Submariner Watches
Scuba Diving with Three Vintage Rolex Submariner Watches

Is taking $60,000 worth of vintage Rolex beneath the waves a good idea? Maybe not. But isn't the entire point of a dive watch to actually dive with it?

How to Significantly Improve Your Hair in 90 Days
How to Significantly Improve Your Hair in 90 Days

Hair can become damaged for many reasons and is usually a combination of variables. If you want a restart on everything, then follow these tips.

How to Pump Up the Off-Road Capabilities of Your Toyota Tacoma
How to Pump Up the Off-Road Capabilities of Your Toyota Tacoma

Tacos are already good where the pavement ends. Here's how to make one better.

The Manager of a Beloved Minnesota Record Shop Shares His Home Hi-Fi System
The Manager of a Beloved Minnesota Record Shop Shares His Home Hi-Fi System

Bob Fuchs, who has managed Electric Fetus, a beloved Minneapolis record shop, for over 32 years, shares his home hi-fi system.

The 5 Best Kettlebells to Buy and the 5 Best Moves to Do with Them
The 5 Best Kettlebells to Buy and the 5 Best Moves to Do with Them

If you're looking for one functional tool that'll work with every move you do, pick up a kettlebell today.

This Chef Can’t Get Enough of a $40 Japanese Cooking Accessory
This Chef Can’t Get Enough of a $40 Japanese Cooking Accessory

The gear Chef Michael Hamilton uses to get through service at his New York City restaurant, Little Ways.

The Internal Combustion Engine, Explained
The Internal Combustion Engine, Explained

The all-you-need-to-know guide to that mechanical thing under the hood powering your car.

The 15 Best Reading Chairs of 2020
The 15 Best Reading Chairs of 2020

A collection of the best reading and lounge chairs you can find on the internet, at every price point and in every style.


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