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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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The Best Smart Thermostats: Which Is Right For Your Home?

Here's what you need to know before buying your first smart thermostat.

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Why Did the Best Female Rock Climber in the World Team up with a Streetwear Brand?

Evolv and Ashima Shiraishi, one of the best female rock climbers in the world, teamed up with streetwear label Brain Dead to make a very special climbing shoe.

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An Astronaut Convinced Me to Keep a Journal. Here’s How I Stuck With It

Strategies for staving off boredom and anxiety work just as well in outer space as they do in apartments.

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8 Awesome Wagons We Can’t Buy in the United States

These wagons are magnificent...but painfully out of reach.

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6 Lightweight Jeans You Can Totally Wear All Summer Long

Summer-friendly renditions on the classic five-pocket jean.

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Your Next Purchase: One of These 12 Great Dress Watches

From $1,000 to $20,000 and everything in between.

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The 25 Best Things to Cook with an Instant Pot or Multicooker

Just get an Instant Pot? Here are 25 of the absolute best things to make in it.

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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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Some Wonderful Outdoor Products Have a Weird Ingredient

Can microalgae save the planet and be your first layer's best friend? More and more brands are singing its praises — and sneaking it into their gear.

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A Guide to Common Automatic Watch Movements

These are the third-party, automatic watch movements being utilized by a multitude of brands today.

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Looking for Affordable Home Office Gear? These Are the Moneyball WFH Brands

Don't want high-end or the lowest of the low-end home office gear? This is your home office brand strikezone.

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The 25 Best Kitchen Tools You Can Buy for Less Than $25

Hardwearing, essential and altogether overlooked.

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Absolutely Everything You Need to Know Before Buying an Office or Desk Chair

What's the best way to sit in an office chair? What's the best office chair? Are there any cheap office chairs that don't suck? Your questions answered.

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The Land Rover Defender Now Offers Its Very Own Rooftop Tent

The new Land Rover Defender can now be ordered ready for overlanding — at least, in some markets.

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Olympus Is Done With Cameras

Dogged by persistent whispers that it was preparing to give up the ghost — which until now it had vehemently denied — Olympus is finally selling its imaging business, home of the OM-D and Zuiko...

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The Ram 1500 Could Be About to Become a High-Tech Towing Monster

Some new (and very helpful) upgrades could help extend Ram's success against the Silverado.

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Panerai’s Classic Military-Inspired Dive Watch Now Has a Beautiful Blue Dial

The brand launched the Luminor Marina PAM1313 in celebration of the collection's 70th anniversary.

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David Lynch’s Sunglasses Are Just as Esoteric and Cool as You’d Expect

Desirable both in terms of style and performance.

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Two New Vintage-Inspired Watches Revive the Classic ‘Tuxedo Dial’

A beautiful design from the mid-20th century is getting a new lease on life.

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The Best Super-Cheap Sedan You Can Buy Is About to Die

Zoom-zoom with a stick shift for well under $20,000? Not anymore.

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This New Feature Should Make AirPods Last Longer Than Ever

This new charging feature will hopefully extend the lifespan of AirPods and AirPods Pro.

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VW Hopes You’ll Fall in Love With Its Sexy New Sedan

Volkswagen doubles down on style to sell a sedan you probably haven't looked at.

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This New Bike Helmet Will Make You Want to Wear a Bike Helmet

Loaded with seamlessly integrated features, the Thousand Chapter MIPS Helmet is destined to make cycling safer — and more stylish.

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You Should Consider This New Protein Powder for One Weird Reason

Human Improvement, or Hi!, is a new fitness nutrition brand with a protein blend that includes an important key ingredient: crickets.

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Porsche’s Perfect Sports Car Just Got Even Quicker (But You Might Not Like How)

Porsche's best car is about to get even better...technically speaking.

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Popular Guides


What’s the Best Way to Drink Bourbon? Just Ask a Kentuckian

Is there a proper way to drink Bourbon? We asked experts in the industry to weigh in.

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These Are the Best Rubber Watch Straps to Wear This Summer

A rubber watch strap is perfect for the water or for sports, but quality and price vary widely. Here are 7 of the best available.

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The Complete Audi Buying Guide: Every Model, Explained

Audi follows a simple naming format, for the most part, employing letters and numbers.

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The 25 Best Backpacks for Everyday Use

Great backpacks for every budget and lifestyle.

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Italy’s Version of Macaroni and Cheese Is Better, Faster and Easier

Straight from Rome to your kitchen.

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Fresh Deals

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Alexa-Enabled Phone Charger
Save 71%: The Anker Roav Viva lets you charge two devices at the same time, and it offers Amazon Alexa integration, bringing many of the features you depend upon from that voice-controlled speaker at home into your car.

Buy Now: $70 $20

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Danner Trail 2650 Mid
Save 25%: Danner has been making its rugged stitchdown welted boots in the USA since 1932. The new Trail 2650 Mid is on sale at Huckberry along with plenty of other hiking boots from the revered brand.

Buy Now: $180 $135

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Ladder Supplement Sale
Save 30%: Everything the LeBron James-backed brand sells is discounted with the promo code BETTEREVERYDAY, include loads of awesome protein products.

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Garmin Forerunner 35
Save up to 47%: This feature-loaded, runner-friendly smartwatch boasts huge value at a deep discount. No wonder it’s one of the best fitness deals of the week.

Buy Now: $170 $90

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Coleman Rugged Rechargeable Lantern
Save 24%: Among the more than 30 sales and deals on outdoor gear this week is the old-school looking rechargeable camping lantern.

Buy Now: $50 $38

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Apple Watch Series 5 (GPS Only)
Save $100: Apple’s latest Apple Watch, the Series 5, is on sale at Walmart and Amazon for an all-time low price. You can get a 40mm, aluminum and GPS-only model for just $299. Apple sells this exact model for $399.

Walmart: $399 $299 (40mm) Amazon: $399 $299 (40mm)

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Seiko 5 Sport SNZG Field Watch
Save 52%: If you’re looking for an affordable field watch in a larger case size, then the Seiko 5 SNZG, available is a bunch of variations, is a great choice.

Buy Now: $250 $119

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10 More Deals Not to Miss
Save Big: On any given day there is an endless onslaught of great deals on the internet. We highlight the best, but there are always some that just don’t find their way to our site. Rather than let them slip by, we’ve rounded them up here for you..

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