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Today in Gear: The Advantages of Carbon Steel Skillets, What You Need to Know About Knife Steel & More

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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.

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5 Great Carbon Steel Skillets for Every Budget

Used by chefs and clever home cooks for years, carbon steel cookware has earned a spot in your kitchen cabinet.

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Everything You Need to Know About Knife Steel

Of all the components that make a knife, its steel is the most important.

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Sony’s New Noise-Canceling Buds Sound Great and Can Take a Real Beating

Sony's newest wireless earbuds with active noise-canceling and an IP55 water-resistance rating.

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4 Great Off-Roaders You Should Never, Ever Buy Used

When is the right time to buy some of our favorite off-roaders used? Basically...never.

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The 20 Best Pilot’s Watches Available Right Now

Whether an automatic GMT or a solar-powered perpetual calendar, there's a pilot's watch out there for the fighter jock in everyone.

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Everything You Need to Know Before You Buy Ray-Ban Sunglasses

Wayfarers, Aviators, Clubmasters and more.

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No, You Don’t Need a $10,000 Desk Clock. But Then Again, Maybe You Do

MB&F' + L'Epée's Starfleet Explorer, a miniaturized version of their Starfleet Machine, is equaled in sheer cool factor perhaps only by other MB&F designs.

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This French Diver Is the Affordable Watch You Want for Summer

French brand Le Forban Sécurité Mer returns with a refined but affordable take on its dive watches made for the French navy.

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Help Hungry People Across America Just By Entering to Win This Range Rover

Support a great cause — and potentially win the most remarkable Range Rover on the market.

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A Cannabis Stash That Doesn’t Make You Look Like a Teenager? Well I’ll Be Damned

A Canadian-made pot stash designed for post-high school hobbyists.

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Where Are Bose’s Wireless Noise-Canceling Earbuds?

Apple, Sony, Sennheiser and Amazon all have noise-canceling headphones. Bose, the industry leader in noise-canceling headphones, does not. So, where are they?

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One of the Best SUVs of 2020 Might Be About to Get a Cool Off-Road Version

Instead of moving up market, Kia may be moving into the adventure realm.

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Here’s an Affordable New Way to Upgrade Your Mountain Bike

A bike components maker called PNW recently launched a program to buy back used parts, refurbish them and sell them again at a discount.

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Here’s the All-New Mercedes-Benz S-Class Before You’re Supposed to See It

Uncovered and undisguised.

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Dell’s MacBook Pro Rival Has Up to 25 Hours of Battery Life

By comparison, Apple's latest 16-inch MacBook Pro gets about 11 hours of battery life.

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Popular Guides

The 25 Best Things to Cook When You Get a Dutch Oven

There's an argument to be made for the Dutch oven as the most multifunctional cookware out there. So why are you only making chili in it?

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8 Settings to Change on Your Smartphone Right Now

New phone? Here are the tweaks you should make right away to ensure you get the most out of it.

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The 11 Best Travel Mugs Money Can Buy

When you're on the go or off on a big adventure, a top-notch coffee keeper is critical -- and these picks are just perfect.

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This Tiny Knife Made Me Change the Way I Think About Pocket Knives

I used to think that small pocket knives weren't practical enough. Now, my favorite knife is the size of a USB stick.

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Pellet Grilling Isn’t a Fad, It’s the Future — Here’s Why

Invented in the 1980s, the wood pellet grill was once dubbed the grill of the future. It's finally earned that title.

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Fresh Deals


Home and Design Deals
Save up to 50%: If you’re looking for whiskey glasses, legacy furniture brands or robot vacuums, this list might be worth a scroll. These are the best deals of the week on furniture, cookware and home gear.

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These Amazing Motorcycle Helmet Deals Are the Best Bargains of May
Save 50% or More: Right now, you can grab any of the great helmets below for at least 50 percent off their usual list price at RevZilla, which means the barrier to entry is lower than usual.

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Hydro Flask Soft Cooler Pack Sale
Save 50%: You can buy several six packs with the hundo you’ll save on the Mist, Goldenrod and Brick colorways when you add them to your cart.

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Solo Stove

Solo Stove
Save $70: The Solo Stove fire pit is perfect for your backyard and on sale now for $230 — 23 percent off its usual price.

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The Best Outdoor Gear Deals of the Week
Save up to 50%: One of the best headlamps for camping and hiking, work gloves for yard chores and Nike’s newest trail running shoes are all on sale this week.

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Best Fitness Deals of the Week
Save up to 50%: Save big on shades, shoes, sweatshirts and more — we’ve compiled the very best athletic discounts of the week just for you.

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Flint and Tinder Waxed Canvas Trucker Jacket
Save 26%: Flint and Tinder’s Waxed Trucker goes beyond the typical canvas design with a flannel-lined interior, which makes it the perfect outer layer for the variable weather that accompanies Spring. Right now, it’s also 26 percent off.

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Best Style Deals of the Week
Save 70%: From perfectly-broken-in jeans to celeb-approved boots and more.

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