MAY 6, 2020

Today in Gear: How Much Laptop Storage You Actually Need, the Perfect Lamp for Working from Home & More


May 6, 2020 Briefings By
Purchasing products through our links may earn us a portion of the sale, which supports our editorial team’s mission. Learn more here.

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 on Gear Patrol

What the Heck Does Napoleon Have to Do with Your Jacket’s Handiest Pocket? We Found Out
What the Heck Does Napoleon Have to Do with Your Jacket’s Handiest Pocket? We Found Out

The outdoor industry's term for the ubiquitous zippered chest pocket is inextricably linked to the legendary French conqueror. Here’s why.

Don’t Get a Cheap New Car. Buy a Used BMW Instead
Don’t Get a Cheap New Car. Buy a Used BMW Instead

You can get a BMW with a stick (and some warranty left) for the price of a soul-crushing econobox.

How Much Laptop Storage Do You Really Need?
How Much Laptop Storage Do You Really Need?

Apple doubled the base storage of both its newest MacBook Air and MacBook Pros to 256GB. Is that enough for you or should you upgrade?

Why the Hell Is There a Dimple on the Bottom of Wine Bottles? We Found Out
Why the Hell Is There a Dimple on the Bottom of Wine Bottles? We Found Out

Bottoms up -- wait, what's that dent?

The Best Sunglasses for Every Face Shape
The Best Sunglasses for Every Face Shape

Sunglasses strategy: accentuate your best features.

This Very Strange Lamp Could Keep You Productive While Working from Home
This Very Strange Lamp Could Keep You Productive While Working from Home

Dyson's new Lightcycle Morph lamp TK. We tested it.

This Awesome E-Bike Takes the Pain Out of Urban Riding, And It’s Back in Stock
This Awesome E-Bike Takes the Pain Out of Urban Riding, And It’s Back in Stock

Motorcycle style and comfort with bike practicality—and zero emissions.

You’d Be Hard-Pressed to Find Jeans This Good for a Lower Price
You’d Be Hard-Pressed to Find Jeans This Good for a Lower Price

When Drop set out to make their first pair of jeans, they wanted it to be for denimheads at a super accessible price point. And they nailed it.

Is Land Rover Already Testing a Range-Topping, V8-Powered Defender?
Is Land Rover Already Testing a Range-Topping, V8-Powered Defender?

A report says a new top-of-the-line engine for the new Land Rover Defender could arrive as soon as next year.

This Handsome German Dress Watch Packs a Useful Hidden Feature
This Handsome German Dress Watch Packs a Useful Hidden Feature

German watchmaker Junghans' most iconic design looks as good as ever, but now comes with state-of-the-art solar charging and world time synch.

This Gorgeous, Super-Luxury Camping Trailer Can Last for 2 Weeks Off the Grid
This Gorgeous, Super-Luxury Camping Trailer Can Last for 2 Weeks Off the Grid

Bowlus Road Chief has made some game-changing upgrades to their best model.

Mercedes-Benz Never Made an S-Class Station Wagon…But You Can Still Buy One
Mercedes-Benz Never Made an S-Class Station Wagon…But You Can Still Buy One

You've never heard of a Mercedes 560 TEL before, we bet — but you're gonna want one now.


Subscribe Now
To get content like this delivered to your inbox daily, subscribe here.


Popular Guides

How to Make a Face Mask with a Bandana, According to the CDC
How to Make a Face Mask with a Bandana, According to the CDC

And a handful of great options to get you started.

5 Awesome Cars That No One Is Buying
5 Awesome Cars That No One Is Buying

Some of our favorite cars just couldn't catch a break in 2019.

How to Buy a Rolex Watch
How to Buy a Rolex Watch

Buying a Rolex may sound simple but that is not always the case. Here's a guide on how to buy the Rolex watch you want.

10 Bike Racks that Blend Seamlessly Into Your Home
10 Bike Racks that Blend Seamlessly Into Your Home

City bikes need a place to rest inside -- enter the indoor bike rack.

The 10 Best Jeans for Men
The 10 Best Jeans for Men

From Everlane's Japanese Stretch Selvedge Denim to Chimala's generously style, these are the best jeans for most guys to wear every day.

Fresh Deals

grey_placeholder
Home and Design Deals
Save up to 70%: If you’re looking for home linens, indoor plants or a sous vide circulator, this list might be worth a scroll. These are the best deals of the week on furniture, cookware and home gear.


This Week’s Best Deals on Outdoor Gear
Save up to 50%: Save up to 50 percent on everything from a Patagonia jacket to a backpack that’ll get you prepped for any hiking trips in your future.


Best Fitness Deals of the Week
Save up to 48%: We’ve rounded up a dozen amazing discounts on shoes, clothes, equipment and nutrition just for you.


Chaco Sandals
Save up to 50%: Sandals are made for summer, and thanks to recent reductions in the stigmatization of strappy, open-toe footwear, this particular summer seems to be the ideal season to pick some up.


Nike Trail Runner Sale
Save up to 25%: If you’re looking for extra motivation to go off-road, the Air Zoom Terra Kiger 6 and Wildhorse 6 both make a heck of a case.

|


Rhone Customer Appreciation Sale
Save up to 70%: Get pumped to work out by snagging some of the best exercise-friendly shirts, shorts, hoodies and more from this massive sale.


The North Face Mother’s Day Sale
Save 30%: If Mom needs some new gear, then you’re in luck — a mountain of apparel from The North Face is currently 30 percent off.


Best Style Deals
Save 73%: Spring-ready getups like crispy white sneakers, breezy blue chambray shirts, sun-blocking designer shades and more.


Italian-Made Astorflex Boots and Shoes
Save 40%: Made in Italy, Astorflex boots offer one of the better values in leather boots. Now at Huckberry you can save on the Bitflex, a Chelsea boot style, the Greenflex, a lace-up Chukka style, and more.



Seiko Dive Watches
Save Up to 50%: You don’t have to drop a ton of money to nab a serious diver. Right now, Macy’s is holding a huge sale on Seiko watches, from special edition PADI models to ana-digi models to the new Seiko 5.

Note: Purchasing products through our links may earn us a portion of the sale, which supports our editorial team’s mission. Learn more here.

Gear Patrol

A daily magazine of immersive stories, deals, buying advice, product-forward editorial, and reports from far-flung places.

More by Gear Patrol | Follow on Facebook · Instagram · Twitter · Contact via Email
Sign Up for the
Daily Dispatch
Useful product reviews, work-from-home tips
and expert advice packed into one handy, daily email.

By submitting your email, you agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy and to receive email correspondence from us.