JUNE 22, 2020

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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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The 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid Beats the RAV4 on Price and Peace Alike
The 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid Beats the RAV4 on Price and Peace Alike

It's not quite as wild as Bob Dylan's 1965 appearance at Newport, but one could argue this compact crossover is Honda's most important vehicle.

10 Great Solar-Powered Watches for Summer Sun
10 Great Solar-Powered Watches for Summer Sun

Never wind them, rarely change the batteries — simply strap on one of these great solar-powered watches and enjoy.

You Probably Need to Repot Your Houseplants ASAP. Here’s How
You Probably Need to Repot Your Houseplants ASAP. Here’s How

How much room your plant's roots need, how to avoid waterboarding them and more.

My New Favorite Hand Cream Is Actually Really Affordable
My New Favorite Hand Cream Is Actually Really Affordable

Custom hand cream that won't break the bank.

7 Iconic Watch Bracelets Every Fan Should Know
7 Iconic Watch Bracelets Every Fan Should Know

Certain watch bracelet designs have achieved cult status are instantly recognizable, even among non-watch collectors.

The 10 Best Sweat Shorts to Wear All Summer Long
The 10 Best Sweat Shorts to Wear All Summer Long

From classic heather grey sweat shorts to over-engineered designer options.

How to Use Your Most Essential Apps Like a Real Pro
How to Use Your Most Essential Apps Like a Real Pro

You know your way around your most essential apps. What 21st century citizen could afford not to?! But beyond the plateau of paltry proficiency, there is a hidden plain of true expertise. Who in their...

5 Things We Might See at Apple’s Big Event Today
5 Things We Might See at Apple’s Big Event Today

Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) is happening this afternoon. Here's what we might see.

We’ve Never Seen Bike Gear like This Before
We’ve Never Seen Bike Gear like This Before

Giro's Yasuda Collection is the product of an obsession the brand's creative director has with the work of a mysterious Tokyo designer.

The New Ford Bronco Will Debut July 13. Here’s Everything You Need to Know
The New Ford Bronco Will Debut July 13. Here’s Everything You Need to Know

Here's the important information you need to know about the new Ford Bronco before it arrives.

The Land Rover Defender Now Offers Its Very Own Rooftop Tent
The Land Rover Defender Now Offers Its Very Own Rooftop Tent

The new Land Rover Defender can now be ordered ready for overlanding — at least, in some markets.

Truck-Driving Americans Would Give Up Alcohol, Coffee Before Their Pickups, Ford Says
Truck-Driving Americans Would Give Up Alcohol, Coffee Before Their Pickups, Ford Says

A vast majority of pickup truck owners said they'd give up booze and java for a year rather than be deprived of their rig.

This Slick Coffee Table Is the Result of Customer Fanfare
This Slick Coffee Table Is the Result of Customer Fanfare

The new Dims. Caldera L is a longer, larger and better version of another table.

Toyota’s Newest Hot Hatch Is a Tiny Ball of Awesome. Of Course, We Can’t Have It
Toyota’s Newest Hot Hatch Is a Tiny Ball of Awesome. Of Course, We Can’t Have It

The GR Yaris packs a mighty turbocharged engine and AWD into a tiny, flickable ride.

A Company That Makes Fire Pits Designed a Charcoal Grill That Gets Hotter, Faster
A Company That Makes Fire Pits Designed a Charcoal Grill That Gets Hotter, Faster

A Weber alternative if there ever was one.

Would You Spend $50,000 On This Old, Obscure Toyota Off-Roader?
Would You Spend $50,000 On This Old, Obscure Toyota Off-Roader?

This rare Toyota truck predates the 4Runner and has some serious "Stranger Things"-era style. But it won't go cheap.

For the Second Year in a Row, This $40 Tennessee Whiskey Will Be One of the Best Values at the Liquor Store
For the Second Year in a Row, This $40 Tennessee Whiskey Will Be One of the Best Values at the Liquor Store

The 2019 George Dickel Bottled-in-Bond release was one of the best values in recent whiskey memory. The 2020 version is rolling out now.

BMW and Apple Are Teaming Up to Turn Your iPhone Into a Car Key
BMW and Apple Are Teaming Up to Turn Your iPhone Into a Car Key

One less item to carry in your pockets, we suppose.


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Fresh Deals


Fourth of July Mattress Deals
Save up to $800: This Fourth of July, get a great deal on a new mattress so you can sleep better knowing you saved a nice chunk of change on an incredible mattress. Check out our roundup of other Fourth of July mattress deals, too.


Danner Hiking Boots
Save 25%: Danner makes some seriously rugged boots like the Mountain Pass, but now they also make lightweight hiking boots like the Trail 2650 that are perfect for briefer visits to the woods and mountains.


Garmin Forerunner 35
Save up to 47%: This feature-loaded, runner-friendly smartwatch boasts huge value at a deep discount. No wonder it’s one of the best fitness deals of the week.


Coleman Rugged Rechargeable Lantern
Save 24%: Among the more than 30 sales and deals on outdoor gear this week is the old-school looking rechargeable camping lantern.


Best Style Deals of the Week
Save 36%: This summery shirt is super stylish and syper on sale. If you’re curious, there’s a ton more where that came from right here.


eero Mesh Wi-Fi Starter Kit (3-Pack)
Save $50: Amazon is selling an eero mesh Wi-Fi starter kit for $50 off. The kicker is that Amazon is sweetening the pot by including an Echo Dot ($50 $30) for free.


Sonos Certified Refurbished Speakers, Soundbars and Sub
Save up to $150: If you’re in the market for a Sonos speaker, the company is having a big certified refurbished sale. You can get a pretty great deal on three speakers: the Play:1, Play:5 and One. Act fast, because they won’t last long.

9 More Deals Not to Miss
Save Big: On any given day there is an endless onslaught of great deals on the internet. We highlight the best, but there are always some that just don’t find their way to our site. Rather than let them slip by, we’ve rounded them up here for you..

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