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The 10 Most Popular Things GP Readers Bought This August

We take a look back at the most popular stories and products from the past month.


Summer is starting to wind down and Labor Day sales are in full swing. August was a month where Gear Patrol readers took full advantage of an Adidas Ultraboost deal, jumped on one of the best couches on the internet and heeded our advice in a budget way to travel with whiskey bottles. Make sure you send August (and summer) off properly this weekend.

Adidas Ultraboost

“These best-selling sneakers are responsive, soft and fast — you can’t go wrong with a Boost purchase. Here at Gear Patrol, we’re big fans of all Boost sneakers – from the Ultraboost to the Solarboost, especially for running and the gym.” — Meg Lappe

Buy Now: $126

Alera Elusion

“The Alera Elusion, which is also our best option under $200, is just that. It’s mesh-backed and features loads of recline and tension adjustment options for just $195.” — Will Price

Buy Now: $195

Arc’teryx Cerium LT Hooded Down Jacket

“I have the non-hooded version of this jacket, and it’s just about perfect for fall weather — and even chilly summer evenings.” — Steve Mazzucchi

Buy Now: $225

Breville Precision Brewer

“The Precision Pro can brew with flat-bottom filters, cone filters and it even has a pour-over attachment (you can literally put your pour-over device under the shower head). If you or someone you know is keen on experimenting with coffee, there is no better coffee maker.” — Will Price

Buy Now: $300

Eagle Creek Pack-It Specter Cube Set

“The water-repellant ripstop nylon bags come in three sizes — one for your jeans, one for tees and another for socks. Each lightweight (2.2-oz total for all three) bag has a top handle making it a breeze to move everything from your suitcase to a drawer.” — Meg Lappe

Buy Now: $35+

Burrow Sofa

“Burrow offers the best combination of all possible features in a couch or sofa that’s not wildly expensive. It’s sturdy, comfortable, customizable, modular and ships within a week of ordering.” — Will Price

Buy Now: $845+

Garmin fenix 5

“Whether you love running, hiking or adventuring, the Fenix 5 is the perfect model. It’s a hefty watch but comes with 24 hours of battery life (when running GPS/HR), a super-strong face and design and a comfortable band.” — Meg Lappe

Buy Now: $590

Zojirushi SM-SD48AM Stainless Steel Mug

“It’ll maintain hot beverages for up to six hours, and by that time, you’ll likely on be on your third or fourth cup of joe. There’s a five-year warranty on the heat retention, so you’re essentially getting five years of hot coffee in one purchase.” — Meg Lappe

Buy Now: $25+

CRKT Swindle

“Designed by revered knife maker Ken Onion, the Swindle won the award for ‘Most Innovative Imported Design’ at the 2013 Blade Show and has continued in CRKT’s production line since. The blade is just over three inches long and comes in two versions — one made of high-carbon steel, and a premium version with Sandvik stainless steel and a milled handle.” — Tanner Bowden

Buy Now: $43

16-Pack Wine Bottle Protector Bags

“They pack paper-thin and blow up in about 10 seconds with a tiny pump. The best part? They cost less than $1 per bottle protector.” — Will Price

Buy Now: $10+

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