JUNE 25, 2020

Today in Gear: How the Gay Community Popularized Workwear, Why Steering Wheels Are On the Left & 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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One of the Best Bike Saddles Is Made by a Company You’ve Never Heard Of
One of the Best Bike Saddles Is Made by a Company You’ve Never Heard Of

Selle Repente is relatively new and unknown, but the Italian cycling brand’s impressive Latus CL saddle is a secret worth sharing.

How the Gay Community Helped Popularize Workwear
How the Gay Community Helped Popularize Workwear

Workwear's roots may have started on railroads and construction sites, but its boom in popularity in more recent history owes much to the gay community.

How This Electronics Juggernaut Got Its Start in a Bombed-Out Department Store
How This Electronics Juggernaut Got Its Start in a Bombed-Out Department Store

The story of a world war, a department store, and a plucky transistor radio.

Why Is Your Car’s Steering Wheel on the Left? Blame the Teamsters
Why Is Your Car’s Steering Wheel on the Left? Blame the Teamsters

Turns out where your car's wheel is has an awful lot to do with people's tendency to be right-handed.

A $20 Buffalo Trace Bourbon Available Everywhere Is Now $200 and Nowhere to Be Found. What Happened?
A $20 Buffalo Trace Bourbon Available Everywhere Is Now $200 and Nowhere to Be Found. What Happened?

The rise of Weller 12, from shelf sleeper to baby Pappy to unobtanium.

These Are the Best Rental Cars to Grab This Summer
These Are the Best Rental Cars to Grab This Summer

We combed through the prominent rental car companies's inventories and picked out the best cars they offer, so you can make the most of your summer.

The iPhone 12: When It’s Coming and What You Should Know
The iPhone 12: When It’s Coming and What You Should Know

Apple isn't expected to announce a new iPhone for quite some time, but that hasn't stopped the rumor mill from turning.

The 10 Best Aviator Sunglasses for Men
The 10 Best Aviator Sunglasses for Men

From Ray-Ban, Barton Perreira, Jacques Marie Mage and more.

The 10 Best Beach Chairs You Can Buy in 2020
The 10 Best Beach Chairs You Can Buy in 2020

The best of beach chairs in 2020 is all about portability, durability and affordability.

Need Great Summer Shoes? Check Out These Slip-On Styles
Need Great Summer Shoes? Check Out These Slip-On Styles

The latest trend in shoes is literally the easiest to get into.

This Colorful New Chronograph Watch Takes Its Inspiration From a Funky 1970s Design
This Colorful New Chronograph Watch Takes Its Inspiration From a Funky 1970s Design

TAG Heuer's celebrating its 160th birthday with a new Carrera that sports colors from its 1972 Montreal chronograph.

These 10 Car Brands Gave New Car Buyers the Least to Complain About
These 10 Car Brands Gave New Car Buyers the Least to Complain About

One Japanese brand finished in the top 10, and it's not one of the ones you would have expected.

Is This the Most Elegant Travel Watch Ever Made?
Is This the Most Elegant Travel Watch Ever Made?

The new A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1 Time Zone introduces new features to one of the most impressive and complicated travel watches in the world.

This Camper Turns Any Midsize Pickup Truck Into an Overlanding Beast
This Camper Turns Any Midsize Pickup Truck Into an Overlanding Beast

Turn your Taco into a tiny house.

This New Chronograph Resurrects One of the Most Iconic Watches Ever Made
This New Chronograph Resurrects One of the Most Iconic Watches Ever Made

TAG Heuer has pulled off an excellent recreation of its first Carrera watch from 1964, updated with modern tech and sizing.

This Upcoming Cheap Performance SUV Should Have BMW Worried
This Upcoming Cheap Performance SUV Should Have BMW Worried

It could be the best value in hot hatchbacks...even if it's not really a hatchback.

This Pillow Was Literally Made for You and You Alone
This Pillow Was Literally Made for You and You Alone

Pluto Pillow is a direct-to-consumer bedding brand that makes pillows customized to your body statistics, sleep habits and sleeping preferences.

Enter to Win the Shelby GT500 of Your Dreams, and Help Fight for Equal Justice for All
Enter to Win the Shelby GT500 of Your Dreams, and Help Fight for Equal Justice for All

Eleanor is fighting for a good cause.

Tesla’s Newest Model S Can Go Farther Than Any Electric Car Before
Tesla’s Newest Model S Can Go Farther Than Any Electric Car Before

The Tesla Model S hit a big, round range number — one that will make Elon Musk very happy.


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Fresh Deals


Now’s Your Chance to Save on One of Our Favorite Radar Detectors
Save 10%: If you wanna go fast, a good radar detector is as essential as your driver’s license. The Escort Max360 is one of the best you cna buy, and right now, it’s for sale on Amazon.


The North Face Class V Belted Trunks
Save 51%: These quick-dry shorts aren’t afraid of a spur-of-the-moment swim, and are just one example of all the killer deals on summer gear happening now.


Nike Air Zoom SuperRep
Save 25%: Nike’s funky new workout shoe is perfect for circuit training, HIIT and other fast-paced routines. No wonder it’s one of the best fitness deals of the week.


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.


Harman Kardon Soho Wireless
Save $190: Harman Kardon’s wireless on-ear headphones, the Soho Wireless, are on sale right now. You can buy a pair for $60, which is a fraction of their normal $250 price.


Seiko SNA Flight Alarm Chronograph Watch
Save 55%: The Seiko SNA Flight Alarm Chronograph looks badass, as well as offering a ton of features and value, and it’s available now for just $215.



Timex Watches
Save Up to 50%: End Clothing has an excellent sale on Timex watches. From old-school field to special collabs with notable brands, there’s something here for everyone.


Seiko, Citizen, Timex & More Watches
Save ~50%: Tons of deals are available on awesome summer watches from well-known brands as part of Amazon’s Big Style Sale right now.

10 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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