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10 Products That Helped Gear Patrol Readers Survive 2020

In a year unlike any other, these ten products helped us all make the most of it, or at least stay sane.

10 products that helped gear patrol readers survive 2020

If you had known a year ago that face masks would be the single hottest item of 2020, you probably would have been surprised. 2020 has certainly turned out to be a year of surprises, and many of the plans we made and products we hoped to use ended up getting exchanged for things we could use in our homes. We asked Gear Patrol readers over on Instagram, and here are some of the items they said they used the most this year.


This one should be obvious. 

iPhone 12
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We all spent lots of time on our phones this year, and the iPhone 12 at least helped us feel high-tech doing it. 

Back Relief Lumbar Pillow

If your WFH space is less comfortable than you're used to, this is the quick fix. 

AirPods Pro

AirPods Pro have proven to be very effective not only for meetings, but for blocking out the sound of your roommates as well.  

Wahl Hair Clippers

If you're going to cut your own hair at home, at least do it with some decent clippers. 


Drinking will go down as one of the most common quarantine pastimes. We're thankful that Knob Creek 9-Year-Old Bourbon came out just in time. 

H3 Direct Drive Smart Trainer

With gyms out of the question, you have to stay fit somehow. 

OXO 8 Cup Coffee Maker

When your local coffee shop shuts down, you know it's time to invest in a good coffee maker. 


Whether it was for work or play, there have been a lot of video calls this year.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons

This game came out right as quarantine hit, and kept a lot of us sane.  

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