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 Delicious Homemade Pizza Shreds Cheese — and Abs

Try a pie that packs twice the protein and a third of the fat of a regular slice, paisan.

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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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The 18 Best Bourbon Whiskeys You Can Buy in 2020

Everything you ever wanted to know about America's favorite brown spirit, including, of course, the best bottles you can actually buy.

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Can’t Choose Between a Spring or Foam Mattress? A New Japanese Brand Has a Fresh Take

Foam? Springs? Nah, air.

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These Books Are the Shelter-in-Place Vacations I Needed Right Now

The Monocle Travel Guide series is my much cheaper ticket to anywhere in the world, without breaking quarantine orders.

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Is It Possible to Make a Legitimately Cool Window A/C Unit? Apparently So

Air conditioners get the DTC treatment.

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The 14 Best Charcoal Grills You Can Buy in 2020

The best charcoal grills you can buy at every price point and for every backyard.

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A $20 Buffalo Trace Bourbon Available Everywhere Is Now $200 and Nowhere to Be Found. What Happened?

The rise of Weller 12, from shelf sleeper to baby Pappy to unobtanium.

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The 15 Best Indoor Plants for Every Kind of Person

New roommates for even the most neglecting people.

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5 Single-Cup Coffee Makers That Are Literally Miles Better than a Keurig

Keurigs offer virtually nothing but the utility of caffeine and a coffee-like smell. Starting at $35, here are your go-to's when you want something that tastes good, too.

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4 Stupid-Easy Recipes to Get the Most Out of Corn This Summer

Corn on the cob just got a whole lot sweeter.

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You Know That Little Hole in Your Pen Cap? It Could Save Your Life

Maybe stop chewing on your pens.

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The 6 Best Spring Fragrances, New and Classic

Regardless of the spicy or aromatic or floral notes they employ, all spring scents aim to capture the essence of the season.

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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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High-Protein Cereal Might Be the Upgraded Quarantine Breakfast You’re Looking for

Magic Spoon is cereal for cereal people, minus the cereal guilt.

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Motoring


The Lexus RX 350 F Sport Is a Sharp-Dressed Crossover

Believe us, this isn't the Lexus RX you remember.

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The Complete BMW Motorcycle Buying Guide: Every Model, Explained

While they're best-known for their four-wheeled endeavors, BMW's first motorcycle predates its first car. Unfortunately, the two-wheeled lineup can be just as confusing to parse through.

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6 New Car Logos, Ranked from Best to Worst

Automakers are joining the modern, two-dimensional and chrome-free world of visual design. We rank the hits and misses.

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Polestar’s Head of Design Reveals the Ideas Behind the Sexy Precept Concept

We sat down to talk with Max Missoni, Polestar's head of design, about the Precept Concept car—including why it doesn't need a rear window.

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BMW’s Most Powerful M Car Ever May Be a Massive Hybrid SUV

We can't argue with 750 horsepower.

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This Off-Road Camping Trailer Comes from a Famous Brand You Wouldn’t Expect

We'd happily trade a little off-road prowess for a lot more room.

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The Porsche 911’s Sexy New Retro-Inspired Interior Makes It Even Better

Back-road cruise control, a smart axle lift and retro-inspired leather trim lead the list of improvements.

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2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport Review: I Am Large, and I Contain Multitudes

The Atlas Cross Sport is what VW thinks Americans want. They're probably right.

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Ford’s New Super-Cheap Pickup Might Be One Tough-Looking Truck

Ford's affordable pickup could draw inspiration from the Ranger and Bronco Sport.

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We Found the Perfect Off-Road Camper. It’s Based on a Toyota Land Cruiser

What's the best vehicle for tackling the Outback? A solar-power-packing, Land Cruiser-based camper.

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These 10 Cars Took the Biggest Sales Hits from Coronavirus

Coronavirus has hit all new car sales, but these vehicles saw the biggest month-to-month declines in March.

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One of the Future Vehicles We Were Most Excited for Has Been Canceled (And You Can Guess Why)

A collaboration between an exciting startup and one of our favorite brands has been called off.

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The 2020 Subaru Outback Touring XT Is an Icon Improved

The top-shelf version of the new Outback brings loads of luxury and safety to the table.

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This New Tesla-Fighting Electric Car Is Cheaper Than Expected. Here’s Why That Matters

Limboing under some dollar amounts means more than going under others.

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Could This Electric Truck Be the Basis of the Perfect Camping Rig of the Future?

Anyone up for a 600-plus-horsepower, off-road-capable electric camper?

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9 Awesome Beach Cars You Can Buy for Less Than $15,000

We found some of our favorite used beach cars, ones that can hit the sand (and not be too fussy about it).

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Ford’s Cheap New Compact Pickup Could Have a Very Familiar Name

A new report suggests the name of Ford's new truck will have Tom Cruise and Mel Gibson excited.

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What Mysterious New Sports Car Will Lamborghini Reveal Tomorrow?

A press release includes a tantalizing hint of a new car to come.

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Ford’s Recent Moves Suggest the Excursion Could Be Coming Back

Ford has applied to re-trademark a biiiig name from its 2000s lineup.

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Outdoors and Fitness


The Best Bike Locks for Every Cyclist

Don't let your precious ride become a seatless skeleton on the street.

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Review: Should You Buy Chris Hemsworth’s New App?

Chris Hemsworth, most notably the face of Thor, developed and an app to help you conquer 360 of health, wellness and fitness just in time for summer.

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This Lifestyle Brand’s First True Running Shoe Is Shockingly Good

We admit to being impressed after a few test runs in the Dasher, the debut running shoe from Allbirds.

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This New Hunting Knife Is Actually Perfect for Your EDC

Victorinox, the maker of the Swiss Army Knife, revealed a new premium take on one of its hunting knife silhouettes, but it may not be for skinning wild game.

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The Best Hiking Boots of 2020

The definitive guide to the best hiking boots available now, with reviews for each boot, plus tips and trivia to know before you buy.

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This New Jersey Is Perfect for Riding Your Bike This Summer

Rapha recently revealed a modified version of one of its most popular cycling jerseys that's ideal for riding in summer weather.

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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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Dumbbells Are Shockingly Scarce Right Now — Here’s What to Lift Instead

Get a little creative, and you'll find surprising substitutes all over the house.

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The Best New Knives and EDC of May 2020

Recently, Benchmade made a new outdoor fixed blade, Victorinox revealed limited-edition Swiss Army Knives, SOG revamped its branding and more.

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This Unusual, 420-Friendly EDC Sure Beats a Pocket Knife Right Now

With its clever, consolidated storage system, the Screw Pop Hit Kit is truly a lean, green machine — and let's be honest, a perfect purchase today.

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Patagonia’s New Blanket Is Perfect for Life at Home

Patagonia took the same characteristics from one of its best synthetic puffy jackets and turned it into the perfect thing for all this time spent inside.

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“The Mountain” Just Deadlifted a World Record 1,104 Pounds, and This Is His Gym Bag

Here's what legendary strongman Hafthor Bjornsson (a.k.a. The Mountain to Game of Thrones fans) lugs to his larger-than-life workouts.

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This Awesome E-Bike Takes the Pain Out of Urban Riding, And It’s Back in Stock

Motorcycle style and comfort with bike practicality—and zero emissions.

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Here’s How to Score the Next Great Home Workout Shoe Early

Reebok's Nano X, the successor to one of the best fitness products of last year, has all the makings of another workout winner.

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Style


This Website Showed Me I’d Been Paying Too Much for Prescription Sunglasses

Lensabl's online lens replacement service made me realize that I'd been overpaying for prescription lenses in the past, a too-common mistake for many.

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The 10 Best Deodorants for Men

Still reaching for the same stick you've been using since middle school? It might be time to consider your options. When it comes to deodorant, it's worth sweating the small stuff.

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Ever Notice That Converse Chuck Taylors Have Fuzzy Soles? Here’s Why

Clearing up the fuzzy details on the Chuck Taylor's strangest feature.

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Stop Buying Cheap, Multi-Pack Socks. Get These Instead

Why you should invest more money into one pair of good socks.

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The 30 Best Wallets for Men

The best wallets in every category, from card cases to phone wallets.

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Don’t Know About These Wild Japanese Sneakers? You Should

The Asymmetric Ghillie Sneaker from cult Japanese brand Needles represents the epitome of the brand's ethos and is, in our eyes, a modern classic.

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Levi’s Just Launched These Insane Japanese Jeans and They’re Already Sold Out

The denim giant's reproduction sub-label, Levi's Vintage Clothing, is now making its jeans in Japan.

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23 Style Releases We’re Completely Obsessed With This Week

From vegan footwear to hoodies you should smoke into shorts that require a strong cocktail, it's all here.

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Tech


A NYC Record Shop Owner Shares His Home Hi-Fi System

Javi Velazquez, the owner of HiFi Records & Café, a record shop located in the Queens, New York, shares his at-home hi-fi system.

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Holding Out for an iPhone 12? You Might Have to Wait Longer Than Expected

The WSJ is reporting that Apple will delay the mass production of its next-gen iPhones by about a month due to the current coronavirus pandemic.

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AirPods Just Got Some Serious New Competition

The Sony WF-XB700 are the company's newest wireless earbuds. They lack some premium features, but make up for it in price -- they're only $130.

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The Mavic Air 2 Is the Perfect Upgrade from Your Entry-Level Drone

The Mavic Air 2 is DJI's newest foldable drone that makes flying easy, and capturing great content even easier. It starts at $799.

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This $35 Security Camera Is Almost As Good As Its $300 Rivals

We review the Blink Mini, Amazon's cheapest smart home camera ever. It costs just $35 and has most of the same capabilities as cameras that are way more expensive.

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The Big Problem with All-In-One Turntables

All-in-one turntables are more popular than ever. Here's why shouldn't buy one.

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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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The 5 Easiest Ways to Make Your Speakers Last a Lifetime

The great thing about a good pair of passive loudspeakers is that, if treated properly, they can last a lifetime.

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Turn Your Canon DSLR or Mirrorless Camera Into the Highest-Quality Webcam In the Chat

Canon just released a free software patch, the EOS Webcam Utility Beta, that lets you use your mirrorless, DSLR or PowerShot camera as a webcam.

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The Best Smart Home Cameras of 2020

It doesn't matter if you're building a smart home around Alexa, Google Assistant or Apple's HomeKit – there's a smart home camera that'll work for you.

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Should You Buy an OLED Laptop? Here’s What You Need to Know

Laptops with OLED displays, instead of the traditional LCD, are more popular than ever. So what's the deal?

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Watches


The World’s Thinnest Mechanical Watch Is Now Available for Purchase

The Piaget Altiplano Ultimate Concept watch was merely a prototype in 2018. Now, this 2mm-thick masterpiece is entering production.

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These Are the Watches We’re Obsessing Over in April 2020

We're flipping our lids over a funky chronograph from Farer, a vintage Day-Date from Rolex, and more.

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You Can Always Count on Hermès to Follow Its Own Star. These Watches Are Proof

The Slim d'Hermès GMT and Arceau L’heure de la Lune, which are available in new iterations, see Hermès pushing watchmaking in a fresh direction.

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The Best New Watches from Panerai in 2020

Panerai celebrates 70 years of its iconic Luminor collection of dive watches with new materials, blacked-out cases and lot's o' lume.

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G-Shock’s New NASA Watch Will Awaken Your Inner Space Nerd

If you're NASA enthusiast, get your credit card ready: the Casio G-Shock DW5600NASA20 may not be official issued kit, but it sure could be.

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This Swiss Brand’s Luxury Watches Are a Bargain

Baume & Mercier continues to offer stunning value with new complicated watches featuring in-house movements and steel or gold cases.

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These Are the 10 Best Field Watches of 2020

Field watches should be reliable, legible and simple.

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Two Legendary Companies Partnered on This Blacked-Out Dive Watch

Doxa's SUB 300 is being produced for the first time in a forged carbon case and features the old Aqua Lung logo on the dial.

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Premium Features Make These Seiko Dive Watches Huge Improvements Over Their Predecessors

Seiko has introduced versions of its Prospex "Samurai" dive watches with ceramic and sapphire. But they won't cost you that much more than the originals.

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I Can’t Stop Wearing This Super Affordable Seiko Watch

The stunning value in a Seiko 5 Sports watch shows just what the Japanese brand does well, and why it's so beloved.

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One of the World’s Best Modern Dive Watches Is Now Even Better

Sinn's U1 is famous for its utilitarian charm and indestructibility, but it's 44mm. Now you can get those same characteristics in a 41mm version, the U50.

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Bulgari Just Brought Back a Deep Cut from Its Watch Catalog

The Bvlgari Bvlgari Cities Special Edition 2020 references a watch first released in the 1970s that was only accessible to the brand's best clients.

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This Is One of the Most Affordable Automatic Dive Watches Worth Buying

Boutique brand Martenero announces its first dive watch, coming in four colorful versions and priced under $300.

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Want an Omega Speedmaster? Here Are Three Worthy Alternatives That Don’t Cost as Much

Watches from Bulova, Farer and Bell & Ross offer the high quality, versatile appeal and strong value of the Speedy for far less money.

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Check Out the Unique Feature of This Affordable Dive Watch

Christopher Ward has upgraded its C60 with a sapphire dial, allowing you to view the automatic movement beneath.

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These Wild, Glowing Chronograph Watches Are Like Nothing You’ve Ever Seen

Using a process called "hydrographic printing," Texas-based Tockr has created a striking look for its aviation-themed chronograph watches.

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5 Budget Watches That Look Way More Expensive Than They Are

Quality and refinement don't need to cost thousands. These five watches show that you can get that luxury look and experience for much less than you think.

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American Watch Brands Are Back – Check These Out

Plus, why you should drink your best whiskey *right now*, our roundup of the technical shoes for day hikes, and rumors about the next (hybrid? AWD?) Ford Mustang.

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This Should Be Your Next Dress Watch. Or Your Only Dress Watch

The newly Seiko Presage "Cocktail Time" watches feature redesigned cases and eye-catching dials, and best of all, they're just $425 each.

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This Is One of the Coolest Chronograph Watches of 2020

The Zenith Chronomaster Revival Shadow takes a classic chronograph and gives it a modern look, with an all-black treatment and a titanium case.

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