Welcome to our new weekly dose of gear intel. Here at Gear Patrol, we are constantly sifting through an endless stream of product drops, big-time sales and cultural events to only bring you the best of what we find. But sometimes there are extra special things that truly demand your attention. So at the beginning of each week, we’ll let you know about the best of these that should be on your radar.
Warby Parker Fall Collection at the New York Public Library
The New York Public Library is one of the bastions of city life for New Yorkers. Warby Parker has captured that prideful sentiment by partnering with the NYPL for its core fall 2019 collection. With images shot all through some of the gorgeous and grand enclaves of NYPL locations, Warby Parker is also making a donation to the NYPL’s Early Literacy Initiative to give young children and their families a welcoming and supportive environment to learn for free.
Dates: Available starting August 6
Location: Online from Warby Parker
Price: Starting at $95
Wild Turkey Master’s Keep Cornerstone Rye
The annual Master’s Keep release from Wild Turkey has been a marker for the start of whiskey unicorn release season. The Wild Turkey Master’s Keep Cornerstone Rye is the fourth release in the collection, and the first rye whiskey to join the series. This one is a combination of liquids aged 9 to 11 years and selected by master distiller Eddie Russell. Its name is a nod to rye’s historical heritage as the first American whiskey, and as Gear Patrol Staff Writer Will Price says, “It’s going to be incredible.”
Dates: Available starting August 5.
Location: Different depending on each state, but only 15,000 bottles are available.
Apple launches typically make big headlines. But the tech giant’s next upcoming release will venture into new territory: the financial sector. Apple CEO Tim Cook has confirmed that the public can expect the Apple Card to release “sometime in August.” With this big step, Apple offers iPhone users the first service inside of the Apple Wallet app. The physical card is made out of titanium and incentives include daily cashback, no annual fees, no late fees and a variable APR range between 13.24 percent and 24.42 percent.
Dates: Sometime this August
Location: On Apple’s website
Sony WF-1000XM3 Wireless Earbuds
Sony’s new WF-1000XM3 Wireless Earbuds are so good that we had to update our guide for “best wireless earbuds” accordingly. They’re a big deal because they promise similar levels of sound quality and noise cancellation as their over-ear headphone brethren the Sony WH-1000XM3. Essentially, if you want AirPods with active noise-canceling, these are it.
Dates: Available for pre-order, shipping August 8
Location: Various online retailers, we suggest Best Buy
August is a good time to upgrade on a vacuum if you need to. Thankfully, Dyson is running up to $100 off select Dyson technology until September 7. Current deals at the time of this writing include $100 off the Dyson V8 Animal, $150 off the Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Animal Allergy and even $200 off the Dyson Pure Hot+Cool Link HP02 purifying fan + heater.
Dates: While supplies last (or until September 7)
Location: Dyson’s website
Mid-Atlantic Overland Festival
One of our favorite events every single year, Gear Patrol will once again be on-hand for the annual Mid-Atlantic Overland Festival. The weekend of camping is a celebration of overlanding and community and gives attendees a chance to share time on the trails together and check out serious overlanding rigs of all types.
Dates: August 8-11
Location: Huntingdon, PA
Hop Culture Beer With(out) Beards Beer Festival
The fine folks at Hop Culture are putting on some of the best beer festivals around. And the Beer With(out) Beards Fest is one of their tops. It’s a week-long celebration of female brewers that culminates in the country’s biggest female-focused beer festival. More than 20 women-owned breweries or breweries helmed by female brewers are on-hand to pour attendees their top brews.
Dates: August 7-11 (festival happens on August 10)
Location: New York City, NY
Gear Patrol In The Field: FILA Explore Expedition
For our next In The Field event, we’ve partnered with FILA to celebrate its new limited-edition Explore collection. It will be an evening with Gear Patrol editors to experience the new FILA collection, enjoy some drinks and more.
Date: August 7
Location: FILA NYC pop-up at 428 Broadway, New York, NY
Trillium Field Trip Beer Festival
Named by us as one of the best beer festivals in America, Trillium’s Field Trip is a completely modern take on the beer fest. 14 world-class breweries come together to offer attendees an intimate drinking experience by offering only 1,200 general admission tickets and 300 VIP tickets. While this will be only the second year the festival has run, it’s already made its mark.
Dates: August 10
Location: Canton, MA
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