A Look Back At the Gear We Discovered This Week

July 23-27, 2018
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We publish our weekly roundup of gear news for you to enjoy over the weekend. Savor it with your Saturday morning coffee, or use it to fend off the existential panic of Sunday night — it’s up to you. Comments or concerns? We’d love to hear from you at tig@gearpatrol.com.

Monday, July 23


An Off-the-grid Messaging Device for Peace of Mind

The SPOT X is an off-the-grid device that offers two-way satellite messaging and email, the ability to post to social media and is rugged enough for any conditions.

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Paul Smith Made a Comfortable Leather Dress Shoe That’s Perfect for Traveling

Featuring a soft leather upper and a padded sole.

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The Wheels on This Rare BMW M3 Are Reason Enough to Fight for It

Despite the searing Fire Orange II paint job, the main draw is the more subtle but equally mesmerizing wheel design.

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A Fan-Favorite DOXA Dive Watch Makes a Return and You Can Get It at a Discount

DOXA's fast-selling Aqua-Lung reissue is making a return with an understated dial color. Get in on the pre-order and you can save $400.

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This 3-in-1 Cable Is the Perfect Travel Accessory (It Can Charge All Your Devices)

If your current Lightning, micro-USB, USB-C cable is on the fritz, this is the charging cable I would recommend.

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This Award-Winning Portable Coffee Maker Actually Works, and It’s Finally Available

Affordable and award-winning, Soma's latest product is simple and close to perfect.

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Tuesday, July 24


A Limited Edition Watch Straight From Oris’s Backyard

The Source of Life Limited Edition watch from Oris celebrates and pays tribute to the River Rhine, which runs through the town where Oris calls home in Switzerland.

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Speedvagen’s Handcrafted Bikes Are Getting Us Excited About Steel

When I spoke with Richard Pool, a designer at the workshop where these bikes are built, he told me he was excited as hell about these new models.

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You Can Order a 1,000-HP Corvette From the Dealer Because This Is America, Damn It

Specialty Vehicles Engineering will gleefully stuff a massive supercharger under the hood of the already-fast Corvette Grand Sport.

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The Toyota 86 TRD Special Is the Car It Was Always Meant to Be and a Future Classic

The 2019 Toyota 86 TRD Special doesn't get any extra power but is finally the car it was always meant to be.

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These Ray-Ban Aviators Are Based On a Historic Model from 1938

Only 500 pairs available.

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Is This the Best Tequila Brand in the World? These Experts Seem to Think So.

Today is National Tequila Day, apparently, and this tequila brand just mopped at an important spirits competition.

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Porsche is Recreating a Classic on Its Best Modern Platform

If you look close enough and do the math, it's actually quite obvious what Porsche is cooking up.

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Wednesday, July 25


A Premium Electric Skateboard to Upgrade Your Commute

Inboard Technology's M1 electric skateboard is an advanced e-board with a truly swappable battery for easily extending travels on the go.

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The New Ochs und Junior Day/Night Is Mesmerizing

This beautiful, complicated watch measures the length of day and nighttime for a selected location (plus much more).

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The New Audi Q3 Mimics the Style of the Big Q8 SUV

Audi redesigned the second generation compact Q3 SUV taking a heap of inspiration from the all-new Q8.

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This Chronometer Watch Is a Literal Piece of Art That Was Rigorously Tested for Accuracy

Featuring hand-finishing and a super reliable movement.

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J.Crew’s New Tech Shorts Are the Best-Looking Pair on the Market

Made from an environmentally friendly fabric, these shorts stretch to move with you and wick away moisture.

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A New Take on Omega’s Underrated Field Watch Is Inspired By Your Pants

Featuring a dial and strap inspired by the texture of denim.

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Huckberry And Alsta Teamed Up For A Special Edition Nautoscaph

Huckbery and Alsta have joined forces to bring you a special edition Nautoscaph III dive watch with black PVD case, limited to 50 pieces.

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Google Makes All of Its Employees Use This $20 Tool to Protect Their Data

The biggest tech company in the world issues out super affordable two-factor authenticators to its employees.

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This Heritage Bootmaker Released a Sneaker that Spares No Details

The only sneaker made entirely in Canada.

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This Wireless Speaker Is Basically a Way Nicer Amazon Echo

The Cavalier Maverick is a new wireless speaker that works similar to an Amazon Echo, but it's a way more premium product.

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The Monta Skyquest Is A Quality GMT That Won’t Break The Bank

Finally, a tough-as-nails GMT that you don't have to baby.

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The Best Electric Coffee Kettle Money Can Buy Just Got Better

Fellow's Stagg EKG kettles are wicked effective and gorgeous, and they just got even prettier.

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Nike’s Best-in-Class Workout App Now Works on the Apple Watch

Work out more efficiently while also closing out your Exercise ring.

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Omega Releases Five Japan-Only Speedmasters in Anticipation of the 2020 Olympics

It's apparently never too early to launch a limited edition watch.

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Thursday, July 26


This England-Made Brass Lighter Combines Form, Function & Flame — And We Want One.

The Knnox lighter is the first to be made entirely within the UK in more than 50 years, and it's a gorgeous statement in minimal design.

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Mido’s New Dress Watch Packs an Underrated Complication Into a Handsome Design

A dress watch with a big date and an 80-hour power reserve for around $1,000.

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This Slick Food App Can Save You Time and Money at the Grocery Store

Groma is a new app that allows you to plan out recipes, build grocery lists, track spending and shame yourself into being a better food shopper.

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History Buffs Are Going to Love this Stylish New Collaboration

Rowing Blazers and British interior wunderkind Luke Edward Hall teamed up for a collaboration that celebrates the classical world.

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This New Smartwatch Claims to Have a Two-Year Battery Life

That's 730 days between charges.

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This Wooden Tray Is an Elegant Accessory for Apple’s Magic Keyboard

Now fits Apple's new, larger Magic keyboard with numeric keypad.

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2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class Revealed: The Entry-Level Sedan Is a Tech Powerhouse

Slotted beneath the CLA, the A-Class comes packed with a litany of tech conveniences to go along with the usual luxury experience Mercedes is known for.

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Friday, July 27


A Solid Cologne That Can Go Anywhere You Do

The Fulton & Roark Palmetto Solid Cologne is made for the man on-the-go.

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These New Pocket Knives Are Gorgeously Unique

This wild-looking pocket knife is the upgrade your EDC needs.

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Levi’s Latest Collaboration Blends Vintage Americana with Streetwear

A seven-piece capsule with everything from jeans to caps.

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Converse’s New Take on the Classic Chuck Taylor Is Outdoor Inspired

Crafted with a durable canvas upper, high rubber siding, and an OrthoLite insole for extra cushioning, these shoes were made to take a beating.

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You Can Finally Get a Quality Leather NATO at a Reasonable Price

Crown & Buckle's new bridle leather NATOs will only set you back $32.

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This Is What a Modern Briefcase Should Look Like

Mission Workshop just released the Transit Arkiv Laptop Brief, an awesome and contemporary spin on the classic work bag.

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