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Today in Gear: Big Savings on Big Brands from Backcountry, the McLaren with No Windshield & More

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

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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.


When you’re hunting down good deals, there’s typically a lot to sort through. Most of the time you’re rummaging through out-of-season products or no-name brands to eventually find maybe one good piece that’s worth jumping on. This is not the case however with Backcountry’s current sale. For four days only, you can save up to 30% on all of the big brands you know and love like Patagonia, Arc’teryx, Mammut and more. If you’ve been holding off on buying that nice Arc’teryx insulated jacket before your ski trip coming up, or you’ve been wanting to pick up a Patagonia fleece to layer with, now’s the time. Don’t hold off too long; this sale ends on November 17th.

Learn More: Here

New & Noteworthy Releases


Apple May Have Finally Perfected the MacBook Pro by Taking a Step Backward

With a newly-designed screen sporting smaller-than-ever bezels, the new 16-incher is entirely taking the place of the old 15-inch model and, despite its larger screen, is roughly the same size.

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Car Lovers Should Check Out This British Brand’s Affordable Automatic Watches

Boston & Stewill is making automotive-inspired watches with British design, Swiss automatic movements and excellent value.

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Toyota Just Made the Camry and Avalon Way Better for Winter Driving

The Camry and Avalon sedans are getting some tech from the RAV4, which could have some buyers rethinking their crossover purchase.

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Here’s Exactly How Much Bigger and Heavier Apple’s New 16-Inch MacBook Pro Is

Thanks to smaller bezels, the 16-inch MacBook Pro isn't considerably larger than its 15-inch predecessor, but it's also not exactly the same size.

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If You’re Going to Gift Someone Coffee, This Is How to Do It

This year, give the gift of caffeine.

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Our Favorite Affordable Luggage Now Comes in New Non-Boring Colors

Away's Luminous Collection adds a splash of color to their range of travel goods which spans the spectrum of jewel tones.

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Please, Retail Gods, Make These Shoes Go on Sale for Black Friday

We've got Black Friday on our minds and oh so many shoes we're lusting after. We're putting this wish list of shoes out into the aether, hoping they'll go on sale.

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Meet the $1.69 Million Sports Car That Doesn’t Have Windows or a Windshield

McLaren's new Elva packs 804 horsepower, and you'll feel every one of them.

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Longines Just Launched an Oversized, Military-Inspired Watch

There's no doubt about it — the newest vintage-inspired watch from Longines is a beauty. But you better be comfortable with a 43mm case.

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Fresh Deals

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Traeger Wood Pellet Grill
Save $105: Wood pellet grills are normally quite expensive, but today you can save over $100 on the Traeger Pro Series 22, bringing the price down to a record-low $550. Don’t forget to stock up on some fuel as well.

Buy Now: $655 $550

AGV Corsa R Balda Helmet sale deal


The Perfect Gift for Motorcycle Riders Is $400 Off, But Act Fast
Save 44%: Anyone who rides a motorcycle (or even knows someone who does) ought to know the value of a good helmet at this point, and you’d be hard-pressed to find one better than the helmets whipped up by AGV.

Buy Now: $900 $500

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Some of the Best Cold-Weather Gear Is on Sale
Save 30%: If you need to stock up on winter gear, head over to this sale and save 30 percent on some of our favorite things for the colder months.

Learn More: Here

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Wardrobe Essentials at Black Friday Prices
Save up to 70%: Currently, you can save up to 70 percent on past seasons’ styles at the Outerknown’s Warehouse Sale. Pick from tees, pants, sweaters and more — prices start at just $8.

Learn More: Here

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Birkenstock Arizona Sandals
Save 48%: Currently the brand’s Arizona sandal is 48 percent off. It features the contoured cork footbed lined with suede, a rubber sole and full-grain brown leather straps. Normally $135, they’re just $70 while supplies last.

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Bulova Chronograph 96K101
Save 62%: At 62% off its retail price of $750, this very retro chronograph is a steal right now on Amazon for just $282.

Buy Now: $750 $282


Today on Gear Patrol


The 21 Best Gifts for Anybody That Loves Tech

Shopping for somebody who loves tech can be intimidating. Don't worry, we've made it simple.

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How to Buy a Car on Bring a Trailer, the Internet’s Coolest Car Auction Site

Bring a Trailer is a phenomenal place to lurk for used cars. Here's how you actually buy one.

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How to Read a Beer Label, According to a Beer Expert

Every beer label tells a story. Here’s your cheat sheet to common beer label jargon.

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Own a Honda Accord? Here Are 3 Cars You Should Consider Upgrading To

Three picks, each tailored for you depending on why you love that Accord.

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A Look at the Legacy and Future of Jaeger-LeCoultre Watches

The force of creative imagination has driven the Jaeger-LeCoultre workshops in the Jura mountains from a farmhouse to the internationally acclaimed watchmaker.

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How to Survive Winter Driving

It takes more than a good set of snow tires...though that's a good place to start.

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The Best Beginner Road Bikes Under $1,000

You don’t need to take out a second mortgage to ride a bike.

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The Best New Cars for Winter Driving

Winter is coming (or already here, for many of us). Here are the best vehicles to own when the white stuff starts falling.

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