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Today in Gear: 8 Essential Driving Apps, the Best Fragrances to Buy This Spring & More

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Today in Gear is our daily roundup of all the latest product announcements, drops and deals. Comments or concerns? We’d love to hear from you at tig@gearpatrol.com.

New & Noteworthy Releases

Want a Custom Pocket Knife? Get This One Instead

Alliance Designs worked with designer Brian Efros to make the new Ice Lite pocket knife affordable without sacrificing quality.

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Hydro Flask Just Made Its First Hydration Pack

Hydro Flask makes some of our favorite bottles, so naturally their first hydration packs would offer the features and capabilities we want when we're out on the trail.

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Owner of 20-Year-Old Jeep Wrangler Praised as Hero for Pulling 44-Ton Truck From Snow Drift

Call it the story of the Little Wrangler That Could.

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Breitling’s Iconic Navitimer Is Now More Approachable than Ever

The new Navitimer 1 Automatic 41, with a 41mm case, makes a winning design simpler, more wearable and more affordable.

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Everlane Reissues Its Popular Linen Shirt for Spring and Summer

Technical apparel isn't the be-all and end-all of summer clothing. Everlane's new linen button-downs prove it.

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This Award-Winning Surge Protector Will Actually Look Nice on Your Desk

This HomeKit-enabled power strip recently won a 2019 Red Dot Award for its product design.

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Love #Vanlife? These 3 Books Are for You

All three are worthy of your coffee table, too.

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Fresh Deals


Kammok Bobcat Trail Quilt
Save 20%: The Bobcat looks like a sleeping bag that’s been given the blanket treatment — it’s rectangular with down-filled diamond baffles — but it hides an array of smart features that give it the extra functionality it needs to become a reliable piece of camping gear. For one, Kammok used top-notch Atmos 20D ripstop nylon and responsibly-sourced, water repellent down. It also has cinch cords at either end and snaps running down its sides so that it can effectively close up like a sleeping bag if that’s the way you want to use it. It also comes with straps that link it to your sleeping pad so it won’t fall off in the middle of the night and a conversion kit that turns it into an underquilt for sleeping in a hammock. These attributes make the Bobcat ideal for backpacking and camping, but even if you have no use for them the quilt is still a warm and light solution for the home or the camper. — Tanner Bowden

Buy Now: $199 $159


Casio G-Shock DW9052-1BCG
Save 40%: If you were on the fence about picking up a G-Shock, now’s the perfect time: you can get the DW9052-1BCG in black with yellow accents on Amazon for just $42, a 40% savings off the list price of $70. The DW9052-1BCG features a 48.5mm case with 200 meters of water resistance, a backlight with Afterglow, a mineral crystal, a 1/100th-second stopwatch, a countdown alarm, an auto calendar, a 2-year battery and many more features. In short, it’s the perfect summer watch for all your adventures. — Oren Hartov

Buy Now: $70 $42


J.Crew Online Sale
Save 40%: J.Crew is offering 40 percent off all full-priced styles today, including new arrivals. That means you can stock up on springtime staples like deck shorts, chinos, polos and tees without breaking the bank. The sale is online-only, so rather than looking for your car keys, we recommend starting with these sharp picks. Use the code REFRESH to take advantage of the discount. — Andy Frakes

Learn More: Here


Milwaukee Tool Drill Driver Kit
Save 48%: Every toolbox needs a cordless drill set, and right now Milwaukee Tool’s discounted combo kit is the one to get. Marked down just under 50 percent off at Home Depot, the package comes with a drill driver, impact driver and two 1.5Ah battery packs. The $129 price tag is cheaper than the kit has ever been on Amazon. Don’t forget the bits. — Will Price

Buy Now: $248 $129

Today on Gear Patrol

The 7 Best New Fragrances of Spring 2019

From Tom Ford, Montblanc, Louis Vuitton and more.

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The 7 Best Beer Glasses You Can Buy in 2020

From a classic pint glass to the rarified Teku, this is your guide to beer glassware that makes you look like you know what you're doing.

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The Best Digital Music Streamers for Your Home

Dedicated streamers offer much better sound quality than any portable device or chip inside your Amazon Echo.

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The 6 Best Purifying Water Bottles for Travel

These six filters and purifiers are easy ways to make sure you stay healthy - and hydrated - while traveling.

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How to Fly with Your Bike and 4 Great Bags to Do It

You want to ride your bike everywhere, not just on local roads.

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8 Essential Apps Made For The Modern Driver

Want a better driving experience? There's an app for that.

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