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The All-New 2020 Porsche 911 Is Still The King, Testing Apple’s Gen-2 AirPods and Our Favorite New Multitool

The all-new 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S, The James Brand ‘The Ellis,’ the Orvis H3, Apple’s second-generation AirPods and more.


Welcome to the premiere episode of Gear Patrol’s first video series: This Week In Gear, the ultimate news show for gear enthusiasts.

As the definitive executive briefing on what’s new in product culture, every week we’ll be talking shop about the latest and best gear, from outdoor & fitness, automotive and tech to home, style, grooming and watches. Hosted by Editor-in-Chief Eric Yang, every episode will feature insights from Gear Patrol staff experts as well as field tests, interviews, buying advice and beyond.

In this episode of This Week In Gear: Nick Caruso gives a rundown of the all-new 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S; Tanner Bowden introduces The James Brand Ellis multitool; Jacob Sotak explains just how hugely advanced the Orvis H3 fly rod is; and Tucker Bowe describes what’s new in Apple’s second-generation AirPods. Also in this episode, a lightning-round Q&A with Staff Writer Meg Lappe.

This episode of This Week In Gear is presented by Crown & Caliber: the convenient online marketplace for pre-owned luxury watches. Visit crownandcaliber.com/gearpatrol to get $175 towards any watch purchase until May 31st.

Featured Products

2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S

992 porsche 911 carrera gear patrol lead feature

Porsche’s all-new 911 is, as expected, a tremendous performer.

Buy Now: $113,300Read Our Review: Here

The James Brand ‘The Ellis’


The brand’s first multi-tool is a gorgeous shot across the Swiss Army Knife’s bow.

Buy Now: $99Read Our Review: Here

Orvis Helios 3D 8-Weight 9′ Fly Rod


“Without a doubt, the most scientifically accurate rod ever produced.”

Read More in Gear Patrol Magazine: HereBuy Now: $949

Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case

Henry Phillips

The second-generation earbuds feature incremental tweaks, which means they’re still great.

Buy Now: $199 (w/Wireless Charging Case)Read Our Review: Here


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