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The best way to catch up on the day’s most important product releases and stories.

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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.


New on Gear Patrol


The Cars We Desperately Wanted to Drive in High School

From exquisite Porsches to Nissan SUVs, these are the cars we daydreamed about driving in high school (and maybe still do).

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The Best New Knives and EDC of July 2020

Recently, Drop teamed up with Quiet Carry, Field Notes released a heavy-duty notepad, Benchmade revealed a unique tool and more.

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I Love My Japanese-Style Iced Coffee More Than Air Conditioning

Japan really does do everything better -- even iced coffee.

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Perfectly Simple: 10 Great Minimalist Watches

A well-executed minimalist watch is an artful accent, rather than a flashy main course.

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The Best Compact Cameras to Buy in 2020

Capture your next adventure in high res with some of the best compact digital cameras.

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Why Do So Many Seiko Watches Have Crazy Nicknames?

The Seiko catalog is full of reference numbers, so fans of the Japanese watchmaker have given their favorite watches endearing and sometimes funny aliases.

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A New Bourbon Whiskey Named After a Golf Course Is One of the Best Things I Drank Last Month

A mountain of booze passes through the Gear Patrol office every month. Here are some of our staff's favorites.

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The Iconic Chronograph Watches of the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s

These five chronographs used for racing, aviation and space exploration pushed the limits of what the complication could do.

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14 Stylish Sandals to Wear All Summer Long

You wouldn't wear a parka in the middle of summer, so why are you still wrapping your feet up in shoes?

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One of the Decade’s Best Dive Watches Now Comes in Blue

The Black Bay Fifty-Eight captured the hearts of watch lovers everywhere in 2018. Now, it's finally available in a second iteration, with a deep navy blue dial.

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Chevrolet May Be Planning to Destroy the Ford Raptor

Ford's toughest truck has owned its niche of the pickup truck market since it debuted in 2010. Chevy might change that.

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Now You Can Customize Your Watch to Match Your Custom Porsche

The new configurator from Porsche Design allows you to create a totally unique version of its well-known chronograph.

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Watch One of the Coolest Pickup Trucks of the Future Strut Its Stuff

If we had to rank the EVs we're most excited for...we'd be hard-pressed not to put this one at the top of the list.

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This Big Change Affects Everyone Who Uses Google Photos

From here on out, Google Photos app won't automatically backup your photos in quite the same way.

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A New Knife Demonstrates the Best Emerging Trend in EDC

Civivi's new knife, the Mandate, is sleek and comes with extra blades, but it's an example of something bigger happening in the knife world.

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Finally, Fake Houseplants That Don’t Look Fake

The Sill's collection of fake plants are up to 20 percent off for July 4th.

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Is This Boxy-and-Badass Off-Roader What the New Defender Should Have Been?

When a British billionaire couldn't get Land Rover to sell him the plans and parts to build the old Defender...he set about making his own.

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Popular Guides


The 11 Best Gym Shoes for Every Type of Workout

Whether you hit the CrossFit Box or lift weights at the gym, there's a sneaker in here for you.

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Want a Juicier Steak? Punch Some Holes in It

Hint: it's all about the muscle fibers.

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This Is the Best Sports Car You Can Buy Right Now

Our Editor's Pick for the best sports car you can buy right now is the Porsche 718 Cayman/Boxster.

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The Hidden History of Swiss Watchmaking’s Biggest Rivals

We take a look at Asian watchmaking — the history, the companies, and of course, some of the best watches available for purchase.

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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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Fresh Deals

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The Sill’s Faux Plants
Save up to 20%: Now through July 8, The Sill is offering up to 20 percent off its faux-liage from small plants like the watermelon peperomia to larger ones like the rubber plant.

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Adidas Alphabounce Beyond 2.0
Save 47%: Combine the existing discount with the promo code SUMMER to knock a borderline insane $52 off this top-notch HIIT and CrossFit shoe.

Buy Now: $110 $58

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Leatherman Free Multi-Tools
Save up to 17%: Leatherman used the technology invested in the Free P2 and P4 to create more models that won’t look as familiar. Leatherman unveiled these new tools throughout 2019, but they’re all on sale now.

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REI 4th of July Sale
Save up to 50%: Now’s the time to score huge discounts on everything from packs and tents to clothes and shoes and so much more.

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Taylor Stitch 4th of July Sale
Save 30%: Taylor Stitch just put its entire stock on sale, saving you some serious dough on leather jackets, button-ups, Goodyear-welted boots and more.

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Best Style Deals
Save 75%: All the best style deals of the summer are here, including these Taylor Stitch shorts. Check out all the style deals here.

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Nest Learning Thermostat (3rd Generation)
Save $50: Nest’s top-of-the-line smart thermostat, the Nest Learning Thermostat (3rd Generation), is on sale right now for $199. That’s $50 cheaper than what it normally goes for.

Buy Now: $249 $199 (Google) Buy Now: $249 $199 (Walmart)

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Seiko 5 Sports Watches
Save up to 23%: The Seiko 5 Sport watches, which were released last year, are all 23% off today when you use the promo code “FOURTH” at checkout. See the great options below.

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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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