APRIL 27, 2020

Today in Gear: An Excellent EDC Knife from SOG, the World’s Thinnest Mechanical Watch & More


April 27, 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.


Ask a layman to explain what a knife is and you’ll get a weird look and vague descriptors like “sharp” or “stabby.” Ask a knife collector and you’ll get a dissertation on every kind of knife ever made, from stone age cave-scrapers to custom carbon-fiber blades. They’ll also tell you that a good knife is all in the details — something that the folks over at SOG are experts in. I mean, what else would you expect from a brand whose name stands for “Studies and Observations Group“? They read that dissertation on knives, absorbed it, and came back with the FLASH AT — a fully ambidextrous, ergonomically designed, rapid-open knife made for everyday users. The premium CRYO D2 steel blade comes with SOG’s patent-pending Assisted Technology XR Lock for a fast one-handed open and solid lock-up, as well as an optional thumb-stud for those who prefer multiple opening styles. In short, this is the knife to get if you don’t know what you’re looking for — and if you do know what you’re looking for, then you don’t need us to tell you that this is still the knife to get.

New on Gear Patrol

The World’s Thinnest Mechanical Watch Is Now Available for Purchase
The World’s Thinnest Mechanical Watch Is Now Available for Purchase

The Piaget Altiplano Ultimate Concept watch was merely a prototype in 2018. Now, this 2mm-thick masterpiece is entering production.

A NYC Record Shop Owner Shares His Home Hi-Fi System
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Javi Velazquez, the owner of HiFi Records & Café, a record shop located in the Queens, New York, shares his at-home hi-fi system.

The Lexus RX 350 F Sport Is a Sharp-Dressed Crossover
The Lexus RX 350 F Sport Is a Sharp-Dressed Crossover

Believe us, this isn't the Lexus RX you remember.

These Are the Watches We’re Obsessing Over in April 2020
These Are the Watches We’re Obsessing Over in April 2020

We're flipping our lids over a funky chronograph from Farer, a vintage Day-Date from Rolex, and more.

This Delicious Homemade Pizza Shreds Cheese — and Abs
This Delicious Homemade Pizza Shreds Cheese — and Abs

Try a pie that packs twice the protein and a third of the fat of a regular slice, paisan.

You Can Always Count on Hermès to Follow Its Own Star. These Watches Are Proof
You Can Always Count on Hermès to Follow Its Own Star. These Watches Are Proof

The Slim d'Hermès GMT and Arceau L’heure de la Lune, which are available in new iterations, see Hermès pushing watchmaking in a fresh direction.

This Website Showed Me I’d Been Paying Too Much for Prescription Sunglasses
This Website Showed Me I’d Been Paying Too Much for Prescription Sunglasses

Lensabl's online lens replacement service made me realize that I'd been overpaying for prescription lenses in the past, a too-common mistake for many.

The Complete BMW Motorcycle Buying Guide: Every Model, Explained
The Complete BMW Motorcycle Buying Guide: Every Model, Explained

While they're best-known for their four-wheeled endeavors, BMW's first motorcycle predates its first car. Unfortunately, the two-wheeled lineup can be just as confusing to parse through.

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The 10 Best Deodorants for Men

Still reaching for the same stick you've been using since middle school? It might be time to consider your options. When it comes to deodorant, it's worth sweating the small stuff.

The Best Flower Delivery Services for Mother’s Day
The Best Flower Delivery Services for Mother’s Day

The best ways to order flowers online for Mother's Day with same-day delivery, quick and easy service, transparent pricing, and beautiful bouquets.

The 18 Best Bourbon Whiskeys You Can Buy in 2020
The 18 Best Bourbon Whiskeys You Can Buy in 2020

Everything you ever wanted to know about America's favorite brown spirit, including, of course, the best bottles you can actually buy.

The Best New Watches from Panerai in 2020
The Best New Watches from Panerai in 2020

Panerai celebrates 70 years of its iconic Luminor collection of dive watches with new materials, blacked-out cases and lot's o' lume.

Can’t Choose Between a Spring or Foam Mattress? A New Japanese Brand Has a Fresh Take
Can’t Choose Between a Spring or Foam Mattress? A New Japanese Brand Has a Fresh Take

Foam? Springs? Nah, air.

G-Shock’s New NASA Watch Will Awaken Your Inner Space Nerd
G-Shock’s New NASA Watch Will Awaken Your Inner Space Nerd

If you're NASA enthusiast, get your credit card ready: the Casio G-Shock DW5600NASA20 may not be official issued kit, but it sure could be.

Holding Out for an iPhone 12? You Might Have to Wait Longer Than Expected
Holding Out for an iPhone 12? You Might Have to Wait Longer Than Expected

The WSJ is reporting that Apple will delay the mass production of its next-gen iPhones by about a month due to the current coronavirus pandemic.

One of Our Favorite, Oft-Forgotten Sport Sedans Is Leaving Us This Summer
One of Our Favorite, Oft-Forgotten Sport Sedans Is Leaving Us This Summer

You can blame low sales for the Lexus GS's demise.


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