The Gear Patrol Podcast is our weekly roundtable discussion focused on products, their stories, and the culture surrounding them.
In this episode, the last of 2021, we're looking back on all the year's great gear and considering what might lay ahead in 2022. By this time of the year our staff has spent nearly 365 days analyzing a huge amount of information about new products, advancements and upgrades, discontinuations, etc., and whittled it all down to recommendations of the best stuff that's worth your time and money. Part of that process is tracking and cataloging trends–in the product design and manufacturing worlds, but also in terms of consumer trends. And buried inside all that info are hints at what's in store for 2022. Executive Editor Jack Seemer and Platforms Editor JD DiGiovanni join to discuss trends and predictions.
Featured and Related:
- This Year in Gear: the Most Notable Releases of 2021 – Gear Patrol
- Gear Patrol (@gearpatrol) Instagram – Gear Patrol Reels + Reviews of TikTok Products
- The 19 Coolest Electric Vehicles We Saw in 2021 – Gear Patrol
- All the Coolest Weed Gear That Came Out in 2021 – Gear Patrol
- Looking Back on 2020 and Forward to 2021 – Psychology Today
- COVID economy in the United States – McKinsey
- Sensibill's Barcode Report Recaps 2021 Spending Trends – Business Wire
- Powerful Consumer Trends To Watch In 2021 – Forbes
- Fairtrade America Reveals Top Consumer Trends for 2022 – Yahoo! Finance
- The 7 Biggest Consumer Technology Trends In 2022 – Forbes