A Look Back at the Gear We Discovered This Week

Savor our weekly roundup of gear news with your Saturday morning coffee, or use it to fend off the existential panic of Sunday night — it’s up to you.

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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.

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This Is the Ultralight Skillet You’ll Want to Pass Down to Your Kids One Day

Field Company's flagship skillet is our top recommendation for everyday cooking. But its newest release might be worth keeping in the box.

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All Your Furniture Should Be as Low Maintenance as These Rugs

Burrow released a collection of affordable rugs to fit in a variety of lifestyles.

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Motoring


This High-Tech, Off-Road Camper Van Is the Future of #VanLife

The future includes a natural stone finish and heat-reflective paint.

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Is Mercedes-AMG About to Take a Major Step Toward Killing the V8?

A report suggests Mercedes is about to make a massive change to one of its best performance cars.

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The Quick and Easy Guide to Choosing a Children’s Car Seat

Buying a car seat can be confusing and expensive. Save yourself some trouble with this helpful guide.

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This Is Our First Real Glimpse of the All-New BMW M3

What you see here? Yeah, that's all but certainly the rear end of the new M3.

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Yes, You Really Can Buy This Futuristic Superyacht of Camping Trailers

Who doesn't love a synthetic teak party deck?

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The Ford Bronco Could Outdo the Wrangler at Open-Air Off-Roading, Thanks to This Cool Idea

Ford has a patent that could give Bronco owners a pure open-air experience.

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This Tiny, Overlanding-Ready Camping Trailer Will Make You Feel Like an Astronaut

Here's a trailer that's unique, functional, and will get you into the outdoors for less than $20,000.

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The Subaru WRX You Lusted Over Years Ago Can Finally Be Yours

Keep those last vestiges of your teenage self alive with this low-mileage classic.

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Bollinger Is Making the Electric SUV You Want, But It’s Not Cheap

Big batteries cost a pretty penny.

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Here Are Some Overlanding-Ready Ford Super Duty Concepts

These Ford Super Duty overlanders will dominate the trail, if you can find one big enough to accommodate them.

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Could the Land Rover Defender Get More Powerful to Battle the G-Wagen?

A report from England suggests the Defender could move up an echelon in power and price with a new engine.

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Everything You Need to Know to Buy a Toyota Land Cruiser

The Land Cruiser cemented Toyota's self-described reputation for "quality, durability, and reliability."

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Is This Vintage Land Rover Defender the Ultimate Overlanding Rig?

You no longer have to choose between a high-end Defender or an overlander.

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The New Volkswagen Golf: What You Need to Know

The Volkswagen Golf is Europe's best-selling car. But will the next generation make it to the U.S.?

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Outdoors and Fitness


These Pro Surfer-Designed Sunglasses Have One Weird Feature That Totally Works

John John Florence teamed up with Electric to put out some pretty distinctive new shades.

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Lululemon’s New Line Brings Out the Stylish Adventurer in All of Us

The brand gets outdoors in a big way with the Lululemon X Wilderness collection of jackets, shirts, pants and more.

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This Coffee Supplement Might Boost Your Brain Power

Based on the principles of Ayurveda, Hanah's new Coffee Boost purportedly reduces stress and increases cognition at the same time.

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One of the Most Iconic Pocket Knives Just Got an Upgrade

Opinel's No. 8 pocket knife has become a timeless classic because it's so simple. The new Ellipse maintains that but includes a nice upgrade.

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Style


Viberg’s Hiking-Inspired Boots Are 15 Times Stronger Than Steel

The futuristic Hyperlapse leather fuses the strength of Dyneema with cowhide for an unprecedented level of durability in an impressively thin material. Now, it's in Viberg's hiking boot.

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This Affordable Puffer Jacket Is Made With Recycled Down Fill

Featuring a recycled polyester shell with PFC-free water-repellency.

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This Great Leather Jacket Is Practically a Steal

Everlane lands a 100-percent lambskin leather bomber jacket for a ticket less than your typical round trip flight between LAX and La Guardia.

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Forget Long Johns This Winter. Wear These Lined Jeans Instead

Ralph Lauren makes the case against high-tech base layers as his personal vintage archive births another heater in the form of chamois-lined raw denim jeans.

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These Rarely-Seen Boots Are Finally Available Outside of Japan

The lace-to-toe oxford is a beloved boot cut short and rarely seen outside of Japan, despite their North American provenance. Viberg's brought this Japanese trend back home.

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This Hiking-Inspired Modular Backpack from Japan Sold out Instantly

Kapital takes to the trail for their latest hiking-influenced bag which comes with a detachable waist bag.

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10 Fall Essentials From Huckberry’s Latest Adventure Catalog

Huckberry’s bread and butter is outfitting guys with not only the gear but also the inspiration to take the leap into something new.

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These Boots Were Designed by a Legendary Apple Designer

The designer who helped design the Apple Watch just tried his hand at making a pair of boots.

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Tech


Why Some iPhone Users Should Immediately Switch to Dark Mode

Depending on the iPhone model you have, switching to Dark Mode could greatly extend your battery life.

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What If Apple Made a Shower Head? Meet the Nebia 2.0

A few years ago, Nebia released a shower head that atomized water on the fly and save huge amounts of water (and money). Launched today, Nebia 2.0 is even better.

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Fender’s New App Just Made Learning Songs Much Easier

Practice, play, perform.

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Listen to Spotify? Here’s How to Get a Free Speaker

You're eligible if you subscribe to an individual or family plan.

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Apple Is Finally Getting Serious About Smart Home Cameras

More and more smart home cameras are gaining HomeKit compatibility, finally.

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Focals Are the Glasses of the Future

North's Focals are the first pair of prescription smart glasses designed for everyday use that are as stylish as can be.

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Watches


If You Love Vintage Rolex Watches, You Need This Book

The Vintage Rolex Field Good is a compendium of invaluable knowledge, and essential reading for any Rolex fan.

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Love G-Shock Watches But Want Something Less Tactical Looking? Check Out the Skeleton Series

Inspired by 90s video game systems, three new Skeleton Series watches feature typical G-Shock functionality in playful transparent colors.

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This Dive Watch Was Designed by a National Geographic Shark Photographer

The new Zodiac Super Sea Wolf 68 Saturation dive watch was made in collaboration with a renowned diver and National Geographic photographer.

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This Affordable Automatic Dress Watch Revives a ’50s Classic

Bulova has teamed up with Macy's to ressurect a handsome 1950s watch as a limited edition with an automatic movement and wearable dimensions.

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This American Brand’s New Automatic Field Watch Is a Tribute to Its Hometown

The new Olmstead field watch from Chicago-based micro brand Oak & Oscar featues a "sandwich dial," and pays tribute to the company's hometown.

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The Royal Oak and Nautilus Now Have Some Serious Competition from This German Watchmaker

A. Lange & Söhne's first steel sport watch, the Odysseus is a departure for the brand in many ways.

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Two Historic Brands Collaborated on This Military-Inspired Pilot’s Watch

Watchmaker Hamilton and famed leather manufacturer Schott both have American military roots, celebrated here in a new pilot's watch.

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