Today in Gear: Your Quick-Hit Guide to Product News

This morning's edition of Today in Gear features everything from a Four Roses and New Belgium collaboration to a hyper-durable rooftop tent — in addition to a potential new product from Sonos.

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Eddie Bauer

Though Sonos is experiencing a well-publicized series of product delays right in the heart of the holiday season, that hasn't stopped the rumor mill from churning. The latest news to concern the tech-meets-hi-fi giant is word that a smaller and less expensive Sub may be on the horizon. First reported by a user on Reddit, the Sonos smartphone app makes mention of the "Sub Mini" in the quick help menu. The text in the app describes it as a "smaller, cylindrical subwoofer." This could be great news for apartment-dwellers and more budget-conscious hi-fi enthusiasts alike, as the sub currently retails for $749 — a more than solid chunk of change. It stands to reason that the Sub Mini would come in at a lower price point, making those sweet bass tones much more accessible.

If hi-fi isn't your jam, fret not. This morning's edition of Today in Gear features everything from a Four Roses and New Belgium collaboration to a hyper-durable rooftop tent.

Today in Gear is our daily roundup of all the latest product announcements, drops and news. Want your question featured in our weekly "Ask an Expert" column? Send your most pressing product questions to tig@gearpatrol.com.
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Eddie Bauer's MicroTherm FreeFuse Hooded Jacket isn't your average down jacket.
microtherm® freefuse™ stretch down hooded jacket
Eddie Bauer

The latest generation of Eddie Bauer's MicroTherm® ultralight jacket is built with a proprietary FreeFuse™ construction which eliminates the need for additional stitching. It also offers a nylon-spandex fabric shell and is finished with StormRepel® Super DWR. Add to that 800-fill Responsible Down Standard (RDS) down and you have a surefire recipe to protect you from the elements.

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Gerber's new Zilch is available in three colorways and offers a slim profile at an even slimmer price.
gerber zilch knife
Gerber

At just $21, it's hard to make an argument against Gerber's Zilch. The PNW-based brand is known for making durable knives and the 7cr steel makes sure that's still the case without breaking the bank.

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Doxa builds on the 600t Pacific launched earlier this year with a full 600t collection.
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DOXA

Our Watch Desk was certainly smitten when the Doxa 600t Pacific limited-edition launched earlier this year, and it's safe to say the release of the full 600t collection only adds to that excitement. The model is now available in a full suite of colorways including that classic Doxa orange you know and love.

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Roofnest's Condor Overland rooftop tent claims to be the toughest on the market.
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Roofnest

We can neither confirm nor disprove Roofnest's claim of toughness at this juncture, but it's easy to see why the brand might make the claim. The Condor Overland features an all-aluminum construction, weighs 165 pounds and can be paired with cargo crossbars to carry up to 100 pounds of gear when folded closed.

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This new beer-meets-whiskey collab is the result of two industry heavyweights combining forces.
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New Belgium

Building on Oakspire releases of previous years, New Belgium upped its game for '21 by bringing in the venerable Four Roses. The beer is brewed using Four Roses-soaked charred oak spires as well as oak chips collected from inside barrels used to age Four Roses. The result is a beer that offers notes of toffee, vanilla, caramel, coconut and dark fruit.

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