It might just be me, but I think the world of electric cars is finally starting to shape up. I don't pretend to be the foremost autos expert (I leave that in the hands of the very knowledgeable editors behind our Motoring Desk), but as someone who keeps up-to-date on articles and subjects that span the Gear Patrol universe, I get the feeling that — in retrospect — 2021 is going to be remembered as a major year for electric vehicles (just look at Gear Patrol's coverage of the industry in the last 12 months). It's that... or maybe this optimism is just my unabated enthusiasm for the Rivian R1T. With Chevy announcing plans to unveil its electric Silverado at CES 2022 at the top of next year, it seems like, as far as electric vehicles — and especially trucks — are concerned, the industry is about to get a lot more charged up. For motoring news and other updates from across the Gear Patrol spectrum, this is Today in Gear.
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According to reports, GM CEO Mary Barra will reveal new details about the electric Chevrolet Silverado at CES 2022 in January. While the brand unveiled plans to throw its hat into the electric truck ring back in April, today GM revealed that the new truck will have a glass roof — a first for GM's full-size pickups. Learn more about Chevy's earlier electric Silverado announcement down below.
One of adidas' most important collaborators — Yohji Yamamoto — is adding his Y-3 touch to the adidas Terrex line, with a focus on the all-season Swift R3 GTX. Boasting a Gore-Tex lining and a Continental rubber sole, the shoe will come in either a red-and-black or an all-black (naturally) colorway. The Swift R3 GTX lands alongside a fuller Y-3 Terrex apparel collection, also utilizing Gore-Tex. For more on how fashion and outdoor gear are fusing together, read on below.
It's hard not to feel like the sub-$100 wireless earbuds category is one of the fastest-growing segments of the tech industry. With so many brands entering at that price point, it makes sense for Audio Technica to release its colorful ATH-SQ1TW at just $79. The earbuds have industry-standard touch sensor controls, Google Fast Pair for quick connecting and offer over six hours of playback.
A love letter to IWC, Collective Horology has added its touch to the Pilot’s Chronograph C.03. Inspired by the IW3706 and IWC watches of the 1990s, the collab has a no-frills feel, with a monochromatic color scheme that is both stylish and practical. As a note for interested buyers, this watch is available to both new and current members of the Collective.
Designed with skiing, biking or snowshoeing (among other outdoor journeys) in mind, Osprey's Glade hydration packs are primed for fall and winter adventures. Coming in either a five- or 12-liter option, the packs are sustainably made from recycled materials with a PFC-free DWR coating. While the smaller five-liter option is great for holding goggles or snacks, the 12-liter has a large storage pocket for extra layers and small equipment.