MAY 8, 2020

Today in Gear: A 100 Year Old Hi-Fi Company, Great Driving Roads Just Outside Major Cities & 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.


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Quick Review: This New Hiking Backpack Takes Cues from Vests… in a Good Way
Quick Review: This New Hiking Backpack Takes Cues from Vests… in a Good Way

CamelBak recently released the Octane 25, a hydration pack for hiking that draws inspiration on the features of trail running vests.

19 Style Releases We’ve Been Daydreaming About All Week
19 Style Releases We’ve Been Daydreaming About All Week

From really happy sweatpants to a wild Barbour collab to seriously underpriced selvedge jeans and much more.

How a 100-Year-Old Company Is Still a Cornerstone of Modern Hi-Fi
How a 100-Year-Old Company Is Still a Cornerstone of Modern Hi-Fi

Not a lot of turntable manufacturers make their own cartridges. Instead, many chose to partner with Ortofon.

14 Great Driving Roads Just Outside America’s Biggest Cities
14 Great Driving Roads Just Outside America’s Biggest Cities

Many Americans will be vacationing by car this summer. Here are some great driving roads to help you escape the city.

8 New Cars You Can Buy for Massive Savings Right Now
8 New Cars You Can Buy for Massive Savings Right Now

Looking for a luxury truck or SUV? A sports car? Maybe an underrated EV? Deals are out there.

These 7 Chronographs Sport Our Favorite Colorway
These 7 Chronographs Sport Our Favorite Colorway

The classic black-on-white design of the 1960s called the "Panda Dial" is making a comeback on modern chronograph watches.

The 18 Best Office Chairs of 2020
The 18 Best Office Chairs of 2020

Everything you need to know to find an office chair best suited to your needs, including ergonomics, price, aesthetics and features.

Can You Justify Spending $800 on an Air Purifier, Humidifier and Fan Rolled Into One? Just Maybe
Can You Justify Spending $800 on an Air Purifier, Humidifier and Fan Rolled Into One? Just Maybe

In a great moment of surprise to everyone, Dyson's $800 humidifier-purifier-fan might be worth its lofty price tag.

What You Need to Know About Sonos’s Big Hi-Fi Upgrade
What You Need to Know About Sonos’s Big Hi-Fi Upgrade

This June, Sonos is about to roll out what is arguably its most significant change ever. It's calling it "Sonos S2."

Google Pixel Buds 2 Review, Ford’s All-New Compact Pickup Truck & Much More
Google Pixel Buds 2 Review, Ford’s All-New Compact Pickup Truck & Much More

Tune in now for a rundown of our top headlines from last week, including MacBook Pro's new keyboard and a way to get your Pappy Van Winkle fix for... far less.

Jeep Could Be About to Make Its SUVs Even Tougher (and Cooler), Starting With the Wrangler
Jeep Could Be About to Make Its SUVs Even Tougher (and Cooler), Starting With the Wrangler

Reports say Jeep's toughest off-road rating will expand across their SUV lineup.

This Chronograph Watch Is Finally Sponsoring the Race It Was Named For
This Chronograph Watch Is Finally Sponsoring the Race It Was Named For

TAG Heuer is marking its new status as official timekeeper of the Monaco Grand Prix F1 race with a special version of its iconic Monaco watch.

The Subaru Crosstrek’s New Engine Isn’t Just More Powerful — It’s Super Fuel-Efficient, Too
The Subaru Crosstrek’s New Engine Isn’t Just More Powerful — It’s Super Fuel-Efficient, Too

The bigger engine gets even better highway mileage than the smaller one, the EPA says.

Mexico Is Getting in on the Whiskey Game and You Should Be Excited
Mexico Is Getting in on the Whiskey Game and You Should Be Excited

Mexico is the birthplace of corn, so it makes sense for Abasolo Whisky to harness the crop's potential.

This Ford F-150 Raptor Is Not What It Seems. It’s So Much Cooler
This Ford F-150 Raptor Is Not What It Seems. It’s So Much Cooler

This may be the most badass Raptor on the market — but one change will really annoy Ford fans.

This New Shoe Is 17 Years and 4,000 Runners in the Making
This New Shoe Is 17 Years and 4,000 Runners in the Making

A closer look at the 4D Run 1.0 from Adidas, the product of digital printing and an unprecedented amount of R&D.

GM’s Most Exciting New SUVs Won’t Be Delayed By Coronavirus, Company Says
GM’s Most Exciting New SUVs Won’t Be Delayed By Coronavirus, Company Says

Good news for people who love big rigs.


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TCL 75-Inch 8-Series 4K TV
Save $1,200: Today only, Best Buy is offering TCL’s 75-inch 8-series 4K TV for $1,800. That’s $1,200 off.


Apple Watch Series 5 (GPS Only)
Save $100: Apple’s latest Apple Watch, the Series 5, is on sale at Walmart for an all-time low price. Right now you can get a 40mm, aluminum and GPS-only model for just $299.

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Casio G-Shock Full Metal Watches
Save 40%: These Casio G-Shock watches are produced fully in stainless steel and include premium tech like solar charging, and they’re a tempting deal right now.

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