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 Chef Keeps a $7 Piece of Plastic in His Pocket at All Times. You Should Too

Chef David Santos' Good Stock is giving customers the opportunity to buy a meal for those on the frontlines. These are the tools he uses to get the job done.

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What You Need to Know Before Stocking Up on Weed, According to an Expert

What should you know about THC percentage? What does CBD do? How fresh is fresh weed? Read our crash course on pot before stocking up.

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This Bourbon Instagram Account Will Save You from Overpriced Whiskey

How much should a bottle of Buffalo Trace be? What about Old Forester 1920? Follow @Overpricedbourbon and find out.

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6 Bourbons You Should Buy Before They Become Way More Expensive

The bottles of whiskey experts think are going to balloon in value over time.

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The 20 Best Desk Lamps to Buy in 2020

The best desk lamps at every style and price point.

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10 Great Puzzles to Buy Before They Sell Out (Again)

Puzzles aren't just for the kids anymore.

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How to Not Suck at Jigsaw Puzzles, According to an Expert

The creator of one of the internet's largest puzzle forums has a few tips for completing a puzzle without losing your mind.

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Got Beans? Make Some Crispy Falafel Right Now

Hold the chickpeas, these use fava beans instead.

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Dear Whiskey Drinker, Drink Your Damn Whiskey

A plea to crack open your top-shelf whiskeys. What's the hold up?

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Motoring


The Volvo XC40 Is the Perfect Little Crossover, So Long As Driving Fun Isn’t Your Goal

This little Volvo offers the complete package of what most people want from a compact SUV.

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For Singer Vehicle Design, Every Detail on a Classic Porsche Is Truly Important

No failure of imagination here.

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5 Outstanding Lexus Cars and SUVs You Can Buy for Less Than $10,000

$10,000 can get you a lot of Lexus.

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10 Vintage Resto-Mod Off-Roaders We Can’t Stop Fantasizing About

These Defenders, Broncos, and Land Cruisers have been modified into genuine works of art.

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America’s Six “Dream Cars,” Ranked By State

Only six cars made the list... Plus, a handful of must-know gear news headlines from the last week.

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The Best Fun New Cars to Buy, Sorted By How Much You’ll Pay Each Month

Looking to pay $300 a month for a new car? $400, $500, $1000? We've got a recommendation for you.

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Outdoors and Fitness


The Best New Running Gear for Spring 2020

Running is a wonderful coping mechanism, and these shoes, shades and apparel will help you cope like the wind.

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This New Kit Proves Patagonia Is Taking Mountain Biking Seriously

Patagonia is well-known and highly regarded for things rock climbing apparel and surfing wetsuits, but only recently began to make gear for mountain biking.

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These 9 Technical Shoes Are Secretly Perfect for Day Hikes

The best approach shoes will make your walk in the woods way more manageable — and transition perfectly to the post-hike bar crawl... remember those?

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The 9 Best Camping Blankets of 2020

Made using the same functional materials as sleeping bags — materials like water-repellent down insulation and ripstop nylon shells — camp blankets are perfect for warm weather camping and fit right in inside the home...

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Quick Review: Timex Made an Awesome, Affordable GPS Watch

With the launch of the R300, Timex brings its tried-and-true Ironman fitness watch line into the modern age. Here's what we've learned while testing it.

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Style


It’s Time to Clean Up Your Grooming Routine. Here’s How

Sevenimportant things to do if you want to minimize any bacterial risks and breakouts.

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The 57 Best Menswear Stores to Shop Online

The best places to shop for menswear online.

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How to Significantly Improve Your Complexion in 90 Days

Essential products and steps.

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The 23 Best Drawstring Pants to Replace Your Sweats

When you want to relax but sweatpants are too relaxed, a pair of drawstring pants can bridge the gap. Here are our favorites.

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The Best Swim Trunks for Summer Aren’t Just for Swimming

Easy-wearing, nondescript and tough as nails, today’s best swim trunks can go from the beach to the bar — and everywhere in-between.

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Want to Extend the Life of Your Jeans? Here’s How

Knowing how to mend your own clothes is an essential skill and here's where you should start.

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Our Staff’s Favorite Socks to Wear at Home

We might not be wearing many shoes at home these days, but we're certainly pulling on some socks. Read on for all our favorites.

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26 New Style Releases We’re Totally Obsessed With

The best style releases of the week, including laminated linen shirt jackets, a hoodie made from our favorite overshirt, vintage art exhibition tees and more.

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Tech


The Magic Keyboard Really Is the Ultimate iPad Pro Upgrade

The Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro is everything that a Mac-lover would want in an iPad accessory. (Even if it's expensive.)

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The Best Phono Preamps Under $100

We've rounded up the best affordable phono preamps to upgrade your entry-level turntable. They all cost under $100.

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My Disney+ Subscription Is One of the Only Things Keeping Me Sane

Disney+ offers a stupid amount of children's content for a low price and there has never been a better time for it.

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The iPhone SE’s Greatest Asset Is Also Its Biggest Flaw

Apple's newest iPhone, the iPhone SE, isn't the new hotness and it's not meant to be.

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Clean Your Keyboard in 3 Quick Steps

It's like a shower for your keyboard, without the soap or water.

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The Real Meaning Behind the Strange Symbol on Every Apple Keyboard

Ever wonder how the Command Key became the most important key on every Mac computer? And what the heck does that pretzel-shaped symbol mean?

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The iPhone 12: When It’s Coming and What You Should Know

Apple isn't expected to announce a new iPhone for quite some time, but that hasn't stopped the rumor mill from turning.

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It’s Kind of Freaky How Much This Camera-Free Security System Can Show You

Kitted out with a fleet of sensors to monitor humidity, noise level, barometric pressure, mold risk, and motion, the Minut lacks any way to capture imagery or intelligible sound recordings, but that is still a...

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Watches


The Best Value in Watches Comes From These Three Brands

In-house movements, incredible finishing, stunning value: are Grand Seiko, Nomos and Tudor the new upper echelon of attainable modern watchmaking?

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The Man Who Designed the Porsche 911 Also Made the First-Ever Blacked-Out Watch

The man who created the famous Porsche 911 also gave the world its first all-black watch, which still looks sleek and modern 50 years later.

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Five Affordable Vintage Dive Watches for Sale Right Now

Get into the vintage watch game with one of these five funky timepieces from the 1960s and '70s.

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9 American Watches Worthy of Your Wrist

The recent resurgence of American watchmaking has seen loads of interesting new watches come to market recently — here are 9 favorites in 2020.

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Cartier Just Brought Back One of the Coolest Versions of Its Iconic Dress Watch

The Tank Asymétrique features a dial in which everything is shifted 30 degrees to the right, resulting in a unique, funky look.

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