A Look Back at the Gear We Discovered This Week

The best way to catch up on the week’s most important product releases and stories.

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, September 17

Performance Jeans Are the Jeans Your Wardrobe Is Missing

Performance Jeans Are the Jeans Your Wardrobe Is Missing

The Sharp Jeans from denim startup Revtown is durable, versatile, and built with comfort in mind -- perfect for that worn-in-just-right feel.

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When You Modify a BMW 1M, It Goes From Good to Great

When You Modify a BMW 1M, It Goes From Good to Great

A slightly modified future-classic plays well into the hands of a buyer.

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The Latest Levi’s x Outerknown Collection Is Full of Fall Staples

The Latest Levi’s x Outerknown Collection Is Full of Fall Staples

A lined denim jacket, a quilted western shirt, a new tee and more.

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Curious About Front Flipper Pocket Knives? This is the One to Get

Curious About Front Flipper Pocket Knives? This is the One to Get

What is a front flipper? A new pocket knife from maker Elijah Isham provides the best example, and it's now available for preorder.

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Ralph Lauren’s New App Was Made for Polo’s Biggest Fans

Ralph Lauren’s New App Was Made for Polo’s Biggest Fans

The new app lets users carry the American heritage brand in their pockets.

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This Indie Watchmaker Just Made an Insane Moon Phase Watch

This Indie Watchmaker Just Made an Insane Moon Phase Watch

Featuring a Vantblack dial and a super-precise movement.

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Hey Bose and Sony, Meet the New Competition

Hey Bose and Sony, Meet the New Competition

The AKG N700NC over-ear headphones will be available later this year.

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Yuketen’s American-Made Guide Boots Are Why We Love Fall

Yuketen’s American-Made Guide Boots Are Why We Love Fall

Yuketen releases new, American-made moccasin boots in three different colorways for cold weather wear this fall and winter.

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Why this $1,650 Japanese Leather Jacket Is Worth Every Penny

Why this $1,650 Japanese Leather Jacket Is Worth Every Penny

Made from vegetable-tanned, aniline-finished horsehide from Himeji, Japan.

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Upgrade Your Wall or Table With this Handsome Minimalist Clock

Upgrade Your Wall or Table With this Handsome Minimalist Clock

It's two clocks in one.

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Timex and Todd Snyder Release a New Marlin on a Mesh Bracelet

Timex and Todd Snyder Release a New Marlin on a Mesh Bracelet

This version of the throwback mechanical Marlin ships on a comfortable mesh strap that looks great for everyday wear.

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Tuesday, September 18

This is the Versatile Sneaker Fall Colorway You Should Be Sporting

This is the Versatile Sneaker Fall Colorway You Should Be Sporting

The Camo Canvas TRVL LITE Low Sneaker from TOMS can add some fall color to your wardrobe while still keeping it ultra-lightweight.

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Hate E-Mountain Bikes? Specialized’s New One Might Convert You

Hate E-Mountain Bikes? Specialized’s New One Might Convert You

Today, Specialized revealed the new Turbo Levo, an e-mountain bike that improves over its predecessor in every way.

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Vizio’s Popular Soundbars Support Dolby Atmos (And They’re Not That Expensive)

Vizio’s Popular Soundbars Support Dolby Atmos (And They’re Not That Expensive)

Starting at $500, which is pretty affordable considering it's a 5.1.2 system, complete with a subwoofer and two satellite speakers.

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This Thermo-Sensitive Dyneema Jacket Could Change Technical Wear Forever

This Thermo-Sensitive Dyneema Jacket Could Change Technical Wear Forever

Stone Island teams up with ECCO LEATHER for a thermo-sensitive leather and Dyneema layer engineered to conquer cold-weather.

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Here’s How to Take Care of the Cashmere You Just Got

Here’s How to Take Care of the Cashmere You Just Got

Cleaning, protecting and de-pilling.

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This Affordable and Inventive Watch Now Comes in a Gorgeous Shade of Blue

This Affordable and Inventive Watch Now Comes in a Gorgeous Shade of Blue

A design that's both playful and beautiful.

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For a Better National Parks Souvenir, Get a Hat

For a Better National Parks Souvenir, Get a Hat

Most souvenirs are cheap. Not the goods made by Parks Project, an action-minded brand that just launched a new line of hats.

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Outerknown’s Sustainable Fleece Jacket Is Perfect for Fall

Outerknown’s Sustainable Fleece Jacket Is Perfect for Fall

Cut from a soft, Italian-milled blend of cotton and polyester, this is one of the most luxurious ways to stay warm this fall.

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Wednesday, September 19

This New Cashmere Sweater Needs to Be In Your Closet

This New Cashmere Sweater Needs to Be In Your Closet

Naadam has developed a sustainably made, luxury cashmere sweater for just $75 that is fair to everyone in the process from start to finish.

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If You Grew Up With PlayStation, It’s Now Your Turn to Get a Classic

If You Grew Up With PlayStation, It’s Now Your Turn to Get a Classic

The PlayStation Classic is a miniature version of the original PlayStation console.

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Another Uniquely-Designed Watch Finds a Home on Kickstarter

Another Uniquely-Designed Watch Finds a Home on Kickstarter

The NU:RO is a years-old concept with a minimalist aesthetic and a wild dial layout.

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BMW Overhauled Its Most Successful Adventure Motorcycle For 2019

BMW Overhauled Its Most Successful Adventure Motorcycle For 2019

If you're aiming to take on an intercontinental ride, spanning time zones with stretches of massively varying topography, it's hard to find a better way to conquer it than a BMW GS.

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You Can Now Buy a Previously Unproduced Eames Design

You Can Now Buy a Previously Unproduced Eames Design

Charles and Ray Eames' radio design was ahead of its time in 1946.

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A Mazda With a $30,000 Steering Wheel

A Mazda With a $30,000 Steering Wheel

With a set of shifter lights, two shifters on the back, 11 buttons, four scrolls, four dials and one LCD screen for basic readouts, there's a lot to look at.

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This Waxed Canvas Jacket Will Stand Up to the Worst Spring Weather

This Waxed Canvas Jacket Will Stand Up to the Worst Spring Weather

Heritage fabric from Halley Stevensons.

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Instant Pot Released a High-Performance Blender That’s Half the Price of the Competition

Instant Pot Released a High-Performance Blender That’s Half the Price of the Competition

Instant Pot has yet to release the latest Instant Pot, but it did just surprise release something in a completely different category.

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At $33K, the Lexus UX Is the Premium Brand’s Most Affordable Car

At $33K, the Lexus UX Is the Premium Brand’s Most Affordable Car

My prediction is that Lexus will edge back up as a major threat in the US premium segment. And who knows? Maybe the UX will be a great car too.

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Thursday, September 20

Holzkern Makes One-of-a-Kind Watches from Wood and Stone

Holzkern Makes One-of-a-Kind Watches from Wood and Stone

Austrian watch brand Holzkern makes its watches using natural elements like wood and stone to remind wearers of the world around us.

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Can Amazon’s FireTV Recast Keep the DVR Relevant?

Can Amazon’s FireTV Recast Keep the DVR Relevant?

This box can beam shows from your antenna to wherever.

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Amazon Echo Auto Connects Alexa to Your Car for Only $25

Amazon Echo Auto Connects Alexa to Your Car for Only $25

While it won't grant you access to HOV lanes, Amazon Auto allows you to take Alexa with you on the road.

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Amazon Adds Smart Functionality to an Otherwise Classic Wall Clock

Amazon Adds Smart Functionality to an Otherwise Classic Wall Clock

This fairly simple device should be a valuable tool for busy home cooks.

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Alexa Can Now Help Guard Your Home, Lock Your Doors, Link to Security Cameras and More

Alexa Can Now Help Guard Your Home, Lock Your Doors, Link to Security Cameras and More

As Amazon's presenter said at the company event today, no one is going to complain about having a safer home in 10 years.

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Why Amazon’s New $60 Microwave Matters, Even Though You Might Not Buy One

Why Amazon’s New $60 Microwave Matters, Even Though You Might Not Buy One

Amazon's latest product release is an exceptionally boring microwave with one very promising feature.

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Make Your Home Audio Setup Smarter with Amazon’s New Echo Dot and Input

Make Your Home Audio Setup Smarter with Amazon’s New Echo Dot and Input

Amazon's new and updated devices promise to bring even more consumers into their Alexa echosystem.

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The 2019 VW GTI Will Give You More For Your Money

The 2019 VW GTI Will Give You More For Your Money

Volkswagen just announced the changes for the 2019 Golf GTI and even though there's a price hike, the little hot hatch will still be a performance bargain.

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Anker’s Robot Vacuums Are Half the Price of Roombas and Can Be Controlled by Google and Alexa

Anker’s Robot Vacuums Are Half the Price of Roombas and Can Be Controlled by Google and Alexa

The robo-vacuum market is weirdly confusing.

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You Have Less Than a Day to Get Peak Design’s Newest Bags

You Have Less Than a Day to Get Peak Design’s Newest Bags

Peak Design just revealed two new travel duffels but with less than 12 hours in its Kickstarter campaign, you'll have to move fast to get them.

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At $75K, the Audi e-tron Will Be Way, Way More Expensive Than a Q8

At $75K, the Audi e-tron Will Be Way, Way More Expensive Than a Q8

As far as its contemporaries go, the e-tron is right in the middle, larger than the Jaguar I-Pace yet smaller than the Tesla Model X.

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Update Your Old (or New) Apple Watch with a Handsome Leather Strap

Update Your Old (or New) Apple Watch with a Handsome Leather Strap

Give your tech-packed timepiece some old-school charm.

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Gap’s New Athleisure Brand Is More Interesting Than You Think

Gap’s New Athleisure Brand Is More Interesting Than You Think

Gap's new performance brand, Hill City, comes off as standard-issue athleisure. Take a closer look and you'll see that it blends the performance-casual apparel you'd expect with items inspired by the outdoor industry.

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These Are the Whiskeys Collectors Will Be Hunting for This Fall

These Are the Whiskeys Collectors Will Be Hunting for This Fall

If you find these bottles at their $99 SRP, buy them immediately.

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Friday, September 21

The Original PolarFleece Is Back Just in Time for Fall

The Original PolarFleece Is Back Just in Time for Fall

Polartec has revived its original PolarFleece in the Andover Pullover that is fully customizable and made from upcycled plastic bottles.

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Everlasting Roses Are an Eco-friendly Alternative to Bouquets

Everlasting Roses Are an Eco-friendly Alternative to Bouquets

The Everlasting Rose from Rosephoria is a cost-effective and environmentally friendly alternative to endless bouquets.

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These Are Some of the Top Bike Product Releases This Year According to Experts

These Are Some of the Top Bike Product Releases This Year According to Experts

This past week, some of the cycling industry's most important brands gathered in Reno, Nevada for the annual Interbike trade show.

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The New Jordans Rock Some of Nike’s Most Promising New Tech

The New Jordans Rock Some of Nike’s Most Promising New Tech

Nike borrowed from its best running shoe to make Jordan's new basketball shoe.

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This May Be One of the Nicest Wallets You Can Buy

This May Be One of the Nicest Wallets You Can Buy

A Japanese shell cordovan bi-fold.

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At $75K, the Audi e-tron Will Be Way, Way More Expensive Than a Q8

At $75K, the Audi e-tron Will Be Way, Way More Expensive Than a Q8

As far as its contemporaries go, the e-tron is right in the middle, larger than the Jaguar I-Pace yet smaller than the Tesla Model X.

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