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Today in Gear: Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas, Upgrades to Apple Maps & More

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


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

Lovers of Motown Will Want to Check Out This New Watch

Shinola has introduced a new limited edition timepiece with a blue enamel dial to honor Smokey Robinson, a hero from Detroit.

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These Minimalist Automatic Watches Just Got a Swanky Update

Swedish indie brand Bravur has added gold-toned versions of one of its most popular models, with four different dial color options.

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Here Are 5 of the Weirdest Car Company Patents You’ll Find

The CyberTruck may get a very fitting way to clean its windshield.

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These Are Two of the Best Leather Jackets You’ll Ever See

Heritage leather brand Schott and premium denim brand 3sixteen are back at it again with two primo leather jackets you won't want to miss.

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The 35 Best Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

Bookmark this page and check back when you’re ready to find a gift that’ll knock their socks off.

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The Land Rover Overlander of Your Dreams Just Went On Sale

This custom Land Rover Discovery has everything you need to leave the grid for a reasonable price.

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Here’s Your Shot at Buying the Oldest Japanese Whisky Ever Bottled

For just $27,504 (or thereabouts), you can own a piece of Japanese whisky history.

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The 3 Most Game-Changing Features of the New Apple Maps

Apple just rolled out a huge update to its Maps app that makes it substantially faster and way more detailed.

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Fresh Deals

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Patagonia Black Hole Duffels
Save 30%: If you’ve never heard of Patagonia’s Black Hole duffel bags, you’ve likely spotted one. Patagonia built the weather-resistant and sturdy bags to last decades, and select colors are on sale right now.

40-liter: $129 $9055-liter: $139 $9770-liter: $159 $111


Shirt Jackets
Save 70%: The shirt jacket is a perfect layer. It’s a chameleon garment that’s appropriate for year-round wear and infinitely useful with any wardrobe.

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Orient Mako III Dive Watch
Save 60%: Orient consistently offers tremendous value in its watches — right now, you can nab one of their Mako III divers for only $179.

Buy Now: $450 $179

Today on Gear Patrol

Get Comfy AF With These Awesome New Layering Pieces

Because sometimes what's beneath the surface is what really counts.

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Everything You Need to Know Before Buying an IWC Watch

The International Watch Company may make the world's most iconic pilot's watches, but their offerings don't stop there. We break down the catalog.

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Is the Mercedes-AMG GLC63 the Ultimate Jack-of-All-Trades Vehicle?

A little bit SUV, a little bit sports sedan, a little bit luxury car.

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Buying Smart Light Bulbs for the First Time? Here’s What You Need to Know

Smart lights are easy to figure out. That's the first thing you should know.

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5 of the Best Upcoming Camping and Hiking Products

Spring may seem far off, but now that we've seen some of the upcoming hiking and camping gear, we can't wait for the snow to melt.

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The 10 Best Style Releases of the Week

From boots originally designed in WWII by General Patton, to zippered corduroy shirts and everything in between, these are favorite style releases of the past week.

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The Best Flower Delivery Services for Mother’s Day

The best ways to order flowers online for Mother's Day with same-day delivery, quick and easy service, transparent pricing, and beautiful bouquets.

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