MAY 20, 2020

Today in Gear: A Form-Fitting Mask with Five Filters, Lightweight Chinos for Summer & More


May 20, 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.


We doubt we’re alone in saying that during the past month we’ve absorbed more information about face-masks than we ever thought possible. It’s abundantly clear to us now that not all masks are created equal. The bandana you’re tying loosely around your face is a great option, but there are other form-fitting masks to explore as well. One such mask is Tekto Gear’s high-end, street-ready Takta mask, which just got restocked on its site. It uses not one, but five filters to remove up to 95% of particles down to 0.3 micros. The mask also features superior ventilation through Tekto’s Dual Valve System, meaning not only will you be inhaling fresh, clean air — you’ll be “breathing easily,” so to speak. Finally, Tekto is giving Gear Patrol readers 10% off with the code GP10 — but act fast, as these masks tend to sell out quickly.

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Did You Know the Ram 1500 Has Math Formulas Hidden Inside? We Found Out Why
Did You Know the Ram 1500 Has Math Formulas Hidden Inside? We Found Out Why

Ram owners may be wondering why their truck contains crib notes fit for high school math class. So we asked.

Outdoor Survival Experts Swear By This Weird, 41-Year-Old Product
Outdoor Survival Experts Swear By This Weird, 41-Year-Old Product

The National Outdoor Leadership School has been using the same unique frying pan on courses that range from Utah to Patagonia since 1979.

Can’t Remember What Day It Is? These Satisfying Calendars Will Save You
Can’t Remember What Day It Is? These Satisfying Calendars Will Save You

Keeping track of the days, in style.

The 11 Best Wireless Headphones for Running and Working Out
The 11 Best Wireless Headphones for Running and Working Out

It's time to swap out your basic buds for a pair that goes the extra mile.

No, You Shouldn’t Buy a Crossover. This Is Why
No, You Shouldn’t Buy a Crossover. This Is Why

You may think you need a crossover for practicality or winter driving. You probably don't.

These 10 Hybrid Smartwatches Marry Traditional Looks With Wearable Tech
These 10 Hybrid Smartwatches Marry Traditional Looks With Wearable Tech

Smartwatch functionality and mechanical watch looks combine in these hybrid timepieces that offer the best of both worlds.

11 Great Lightweight Chinos Fit for Warmer Weather
11 Great Lightweight Chinos Fit for Warmer Weather

From Todd Snyder, Everlane, Bills and more.

Is an E-Bike Better for Commuting than a Motorcycle? We Find Out
Is an E-Bike Better for Commuting than a Motorcycle? We Find Out

We take the 36-mile-per-hour Vintage Electric Roadster e-bike out for a lengthy spin.

9 Ultra-Marathoners Share Their Tips for Every Kind of Runner
9 Ultra-Marathoners Share Their Tips for Every Kind of Runner

Who better to give you running advice than runners who consistently log hundreds of miles?

There’s a Very Tricky Ring on the Bottom of Your Cast-Iron Skillet. What’s It for?
There’s a Very Tricky Ring on the Bottom of Your Cast-Iron Skillet. What’s It for?

The answer: history.

Upgrade to This Sleek Dress Watch and Don’t Look Back
Upgrade to This Sleek Dress Watch and Don’t Look Back

The Longines Flagship Heritage is a midcentury-inspired stunner of a dress watch that'll make you feel like a modern Don Draper.

Nissan’s New Z Could Be More Powerful and Cheaper Than the Toyota Supra
Nissan’s New Z Could Be More Powerful and Cheaper Than the Toyota Supra

A new sports car coming from a Toyota rival could make Supra buyers think twice.

This Classic Ford Bronco Is Vintage SUV Perfection, and You Could Have It
This Classic Ford Bronco Is Vintage SUV Perfection, and You Could Have It

This custom restored Ford Bronco looks great and could be a relative bargain, by Bronco standards.


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Outdoor Furniture Sales
Save up to 50%: Deals on wicked outdoor furniture, right on time.

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Home and Design Deals
Save up to 70%: If you’re looking for a sick serrated knife, air fryer or Dyson vacuum, this list might be worth a scroll. These are the best deals of the week on furniture, cookware and home gear.

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Memorial Day Sales
Save up to 70%: Whether you’ve been in the market for a new mattress or just want some good camping gear for the summer, this is the time to hunt for great deals.


This Cell Phone Booster for Your Car Could Save Your Life, and It’s $50 Off
Save 25% The SureCall N-Range 2.0 uses an antenna that mounts to the top of your car’s roof. You can leave it on the car, or just rig it up when your phone need a little extra help.


Grab a Discounted Thule Bike Rack
Save 20% Right now, REI is offering a ton of deals on great Thule bike racks for your car, truck, SUV or minivan.


Black Diamond Spot 325 Headlamp
Save 25%: Black Diamond updated the Spot last year to the Spot 325 — it’s smaller, brighter and has a second button that makes for improved operation. Thanks to a sale at REI, you can snag this camping essential for just $30.


Patagonia Nano Puff Sale
Save up to 30%: There’s never a bad time to buy one of the most versatile and functional pieces of clothing available, especially at this price.

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Solo Stove
Save $70: The Solo Stove fire pit is perfect for your backyard and on sale now for $230 — 23 percent off its usual price.


Memorial Day Is Making Awesome Outdoor Gear Insanely Cheap
Save up to 50%: Over 30 deals on some of our favorite outdoor items, just in time for summer.


The Best Outdoor Gear Deals of the Week
Save up to 50%: Memorial Day is right around the corner, making now the best time to save on everything from water bottles to backpacks ahead of summer.


Best Fitness Deals of the Week
Save up to 42%: Get pumped. We’ve rounded up loads of awesomely discounted footwear, apparel, sunglasses, cycling gear and more just for you.


Best Style Deals of the Week
Save 70%: Spring sneakers, breezy button-ups, blue jeans and more stylish deals from around the web.



Luminox Watches
Save up to 30%: In honor of Memorial Day, Luminox is currently running a 20% off sale on their famous Navy SEAL line of watches, and the brand has created a special discount code for Gear Patrol readers: enter the code “GPATROL” at checkout to receive an extra 10% off sale watches for a total of 30% off, or use it on full-priced items.

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

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