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 Frank Lloyd Wright-Inspired Furniture Is Surprisingly Affordable

The Frank Lloyd Wright collection from Inside Weather brings a piece of Wright's famed designs into your home.

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A Grill Maker Just Released a Grilling App Actually Worth Using

Traeger Grills continues to bring grilling and technology together with an immersive new app.

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No Plans This Weekend? We Have Just the Thing

Get new cooking tools, home workouts, and explainers on the newest smart home technology delivered right to your inbox.

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Buffalo Trace’s New Trio of Whiskeys Are the Very First of Their Kind

In what may be a first for the entire whiskey industry, Buffalo Trace is releasing bottles of true kosher whiskey to celebrate the closing of Passover.

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A Famous Japanese Toaster Is Now Available in America and I’m Hyped About It

The elusive Balmuda The Toaster has finally arrived in America.

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The 35 Best Gift Ideas for Every Kind of Mom

Surprise your mom, grandma or wife with the products and gear she'll actually like.

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Does Beer Go Bad? We Asked an Expert

How to tell when beer has gone bad, how to keep it from going bad and more.

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Motoring


The Ford Bronco’s Baby Brother Has Been Delayed, But Not for Too Long

A report gives us Ford's latest timeline to start production of the new Bronco Sport.

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Porsche Is Auctioning Off This Rare, Drool-Worthy 911 to Help Battle Coronavirus

The most exclusive of all the new Porsche 911s is going to the block for a good cause.

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Acura’s New Sport Sedan Should Make the NSX Proud

Acura seems set to add more power (and style) to its sedan lineup.

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Looking For the Best Affordable Porsche? Buy a Used Macan

Porsche's most popular car is also the best to buy used.

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Cadillac’s New Sport Sedans Will Pack Manual Transmissions, Offer Insane Performance

These may just be our new dream cars.

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This Game-Changing Electric Camping Trailer Should Hit the Road This Year

A revolutionary new electric camping trailer should begin testing in 2020.

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One of the Best Hot Hatches in America Is Getting a New Performance Option for 2020

The Hyundai Veloster N is picking up a feature that should improve its showing on the track.

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Is Mazda About to Build the Affordable Sport Sedan We’ve Always Wanted?

The next Mazda 6 could be sexier, speedier, and pack six-cylinder power.

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5 Fun Cars Almost Anyone Can Buy With Their Tax Refund

$3,000 is enough to add a fun and interesting — if not brand-spanking-new — car to your collection.

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Bored at Home? Here Are 9 Great Lego Car Sets to Build

Idle hands do the devil's work, so keep yours busy making Lego models.

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The New Ford Bronco Could Boast Crazy Suspension Tricks to Help It Fight the Wrangler

A new Ford suspension system could let the Bronco literally dance to the music.

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This Tiny Overlander Packs All the Comforts of Home in a Cheap Package

Would you believe there's a queen bed and a bathroom in there?

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The Retro-Cool Land Cruiser We Really Want Has Cloth Seats and a Stick Shift

Toyota's other Land Cruiser Heritage Edition is less of a luxury barge — and offers something American buyers haven't seen in a Cruiser since 1988.

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Help People in Need by Entering to Win This Tesla-Powered Electric Ford Bronco

Support Big League Impact and potentially win one of the finest Bronco resto-mods on the market.

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Live #VanLife to Its Fullest with This Overlanding-Ready Volkswagen Vanagon

An awesome custom Volkswagen Vanagon is up for auction, and we've actually driven it.

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Go Ahead and Hate Me, But I Kind of Love the 2020 Honda CR-V

It's not an enthusiast's heartthrob, but this crossover does everything well — and lasts forever.

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The Quickest Teslas Are Getting Even Quicker, Thanks to a Free Upgrade

Thank Elon for the power of software updates.

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Outdoors and Fitness


This New EDC Is Made for the COVID-19 Era

StatGear's button-pushing, door-opening Hygiene Hand has raised over $550,000 on Kickstarter, and today's your last chance to get in on the first batch.

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This New E-Bike Is Fast, Light and Affordable — So Why Can’t We Get It Here?

Canyon's new Endurace:On is a notable entry into the small category of e-road bikes. It's remarkably affordable, but you can't get it in the United States.

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You Can Buy Some of Timothee Chalamet’s Futuristic Space Gear from the New ‘Dune’ Movie

The first set photos from Denis Villeneuve's upcoming film adaptation of 'Dune' reveal Timothee Chalamet in a piece of gear you can already buy.

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This New Tent Makes Sleeping in the Woods More Fun

Instagram is filled with photos of tents set up in stunning yet impractical locations. Here's one you can actually set up anywhere.

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Still Searching for a Face Mask? You May Already Have One at Home

Check your outdoor gear stash before you splash the cash.

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How to Survive a Pandemic from a 30-Year-Old Van in the Australian Bush

Life lessons and gear advice from a long, strange trip Down Under.

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Style


20 Style Releases We Can’t Stop Thinking About This Week

From grunge-inspired tees to luxe sandals to a jacket mashup of the '50s and '70s, these are the best new style releases of the week.

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Tech


How ‘Virtual’ Mobile Networks Can Slash Your Phone Bill

You don't have to get a cellphone plan from the big four. Here is how alternative carriers work, and how they can save you money each month.

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Webcams Are Getting Hard to Find, But You Probably Already Have the One You Need

A free app lets you use your smartphone instead.

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How to Use Slack: 5 Simple Tricks to Boost Productivity and Keep You Sane

If Slack is your new cyber-office, it's worth taking some time to get everything set up right.

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Apple Just Surprise Dropped a New Low-Cost iPhone. Here’s Everything You Need to Know

The all-new iPhone is both new and familiar. It starts at just $399, making it by far Apple's most affordable new iPhone.

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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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Catch up on the Most Important News You Missed During the Week

The news and stories from the week in one easy-to-digest email. Be a Weekend Digest subscriber now and check out our other email franchises.

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How to Bring Zoom’s Best Feature to Google Video Chats

Google Hangouts doesn't have a grid mode, which allows you to see all meeting participants at the same time. This free Chrome extension fixes that.

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Watches


Get Ready for Summer with These Retro, Affordable Dive Watches

The new Spinnaker Dumas dive watches have a unique, 1970s-inspired case shape, vibrant colors and solid build, all for just $400.

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This Affordable Surfing Watch Is Made from Upcycled Ocean Plastic

Triwa has announced several fun, affordable watches that are perfect for summer, but the best part is that they're supporting cleaner oceans.

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Yes, You Can Buy A Beautiful Chronograph Watch for Under $1,000

British watchmaker Farer's collection of sub-$700, quartz-powered chronograph watches are available in two new "panda dials."

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Everything You Need to Know About Rolex’s Most Popular Watch

From languishing on shelves to becoming the hottest watch in the world, Rolex's Cosmograph Daytona has had a wild ride, indeed.

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Icy Blue Dials and Titanium Cases Make These Complicated New Watches Pop

Two of the most striking watches in Montblanc's 1858 collection have been updated for 2020 with new materials and dial colors.

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Breitling Has Introduced New Retro-Styled Chronograph and Dive Watches

A very '80s chronograph and a very '60s dive watch join Breitling's lineup, both in 42mm-wide cases and bursting with vintage style.

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This Is the Steel Bracelet to Pair with Your Vintage Watch

Those Watch Guys, vintage watch sellers extraordinaire, are offering a beautiful, polished beads of rice bracelet for just $85.

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Seiko’s Iconic Dive Watch Is Finally Priced for the Masses (Again)

The Seiko 6105 dive watch, also known as the "Captain Willard," is finally joining the Prospex line as a non-limited, relatively affordable model.

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Timex’s Ultra-Popular, Affordable Throwback Watch Comes In Three New Styles

The Q Timex vintage reissue watch was a smash hit in 2019, and it serves as the base for three new, equally retro and funky variations.

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Why Are Omega Watches Some of the Best in the World? Ask This Man

If you love #speedytuesday, Bond watches, vintage reissues and more, you have Omega's President and CEO Raynald Aeschlimann to thank.

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