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This Week in Gear: November 24 – 29

A look back at an entire week’s worth of gear.


Good morning, welcome to the latest edition of This Week in Gear — your single shot serving of an entire week’s worth of killer new gear — pulled from our weekday editions of Today in Gear. Bookmark it to peruse over Sunday football and start your Monday completely up to speed. Here’s to another fantastic week.


Travelteq Tablet Notebook Case
Sophistication meets security with Travelteq’s Tablet Notebook Case, made of Florentine leather that neatly houses a 7-inch tablet or Kindle alongside a softcover Moleskine jotter. Measuring 13 x 21 centimeters, the inside cover has holders for a pen and a handful of business cards. $155

Solé Bicycles The Mandrake
Solé Bicycles, the leading California brand behind some of the most vibrant fixies on the market, just released a new colorway, The Mandrake, for their line of single-speed bikes. Lightweight at 26 pounds, the bike’s green frame is made from high-tensile steel, featuring Oury gripped riser handlebars and orange detailed wheels. $399

Epaulet X Thedi Leathers Co. Bomber
Handmade in Thessaloniki, Greece from Italian horsehide for premium softness, this bomber jacket from Epaulet and Thedi Leathers Co. comes slimmer than most horse leather garments for a comfortable, athletic fit. The jacket features a shawl collar, one-piece back panel, and two front pockets with elegant, hand-sewn buttons that match its front placket. $1,395

This innovative marketplace app has two aims: reduce waste and save you money. Their solution is to turn everyday consumers into sellers, providing a platform to trade unique secondhand goods — backpacks, cameras, tchotchkes, all of the above — for “credits”, which can be used amongst fellow users. Free

Gibi GPS Pet Location
This modern dog collar uses GPS to track dogs’ locations at all times. The real innovation here, however, is the interactive Gibi app, where dog owners establish safe-zones (such as parks or the home) according to where they expect their pets to normally be. If the pet moves outside these established locales, users get a notification to see exactly where the pet is at that moment and what direction they’re heading. $130

Timbre Cases
With few exceptions, musicians tend to be sentimental with their gear. But most like to know that the elements of transit won’t damage or destroy precious and often expensive equipment. After two years of research and trial, this Kickstarter is producing some of the most resilient guitar cases soon to be available, made with durable Kydex shells, torqued hinges, and a water-resistant seals. kickstarter.com

The Dapper Man Christmas Gift Guide
The Dapper Man’s the type of guy who takes his time on things and still comes out ahead. He’s an example of a well curated life and considers all the details. These gifts are sure way to show your secret hero you’re on his level, and you got “it” too. Read this story

Brooks England Cambridge Rain Cape Olive
The English know about rain. More importantly, they know how to combat it. This new raincape is lightweight, compact and waterproof up to 10,000 mmH2O; making it ideal for carrying in your pack then whipping out quickly when the sky turns ominous. $137

RukkNet Pop-Up Golf Practice Net
For most of us, winter means no golf. And since we can’t play, it’s inevitably all we think about. Get better while others languish by the fire with this pop-up practice net. Featuring a knotless inside net that won’t rip and a supportive outside net, it’s ideal for hitting (indoors or outside) all year round. Foldable, portable and requiring virtually no assembly, it’s an easy way to get extra reps. $189

The Arrivals Lykke De Nîmes Jacket
De Nîmes translates to ‘of Nîmes’, meaning from Nîmes, which is a city in southern France known for its denim and indigo. This modern iteration is made of top notch, untreated Japanese raw indigo. Featuring ergonomic sleeves and a folded collar, the jacket will age ruggedly as you wear it. $245

Eagle MK1 Print
Dan Gurney won the 1967 Belgian Grand Prix driving the AAR Eagle-Weslake Mk1. At the time it was the first and only American made racer to achieve such a feat. This white-inked print (24” x 18”) of Dan’s car, hand-screened by Kanasas City’s La Cucaracha Press, comes numbered and signed. $30

Every morning, you raise them. Every night, you close them. Bottom line: window shades are a hassle. RISE is a device, works with all shades and side chains, that turns normal shades into smart shades. Using a built-in solar charger, it automatically adjusts accordingly to the amount of sun in an room or–since it links to your iOS and Android–people can alter via their smartphone depending on the situation. Oh, and batteries? They’re not needed. RISE is solar powered. theriseapp.com

Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller
Prerequisite: must have a lawn. The Rachio Smart Sprinkler easily hooks up to an existing system and gives a person control of their yard’s water flow. Working over WiFi and controlled by any Apple iOS or Android smartphone, a person can turn their sprinklers on, off and make schedules, even when away. $249

J.Crew x Ebbet’s Field Football Jersey
Ebbet’s Field Flannels is known for its faithful reproductions of vintage sports paraphernalia. Released with J.Crew, these exact replicas of the wool jerseys worn by nearly forgotten football teams: the Rock Island Independents, Brooklyn Dodgers, and New York Yankees (see: no pinstripes). $225

Roots of Fight x Under Armour Bruce Lee Collection
Under Armour and Roots of Fight’s new collection honors the legendary Bruce Lee with hoodies, fleece pants and t-shirts. For example, some products read “J.K.D.”, an abbreviation for Jeet Kune Do, Lee’s hybrid martial arts style. The hoodie’s ultra-lightweight fleece material is incredibly soft with an old-school look and wicks sweat away from the body. It just might help you master that one-inch punch. $35+

Duke & Dexter Slip-On Shoes
Just in time for the cold weather, Duke & Dexters are perfect for hanging out at home or attending a Saturday night house party. Their short, quality velvet is simple, enhancing the solid color and simple aesthetic with subtle-yet-classy trim, lining material and sole combinations. They’re as comfortable as slippers — and you can wear them out and about. $118+

Aecraft Flow MacBook Pocket
This innovative MacBook pocket uses magnets to secure your laptop — no zipper with which to leave a scratch or Velcro to make noise. Handmade in Belgium, the the dark merino wool felt makes a striking contrast with light vegetable-tanned leather. In addition, there are two outside pockets for a smartphone and papers. $161

Assassin’s Creed + Edge Shave Gel
Edge Shave Gel, Ubisoft and Target have all teamed up for a promotional deal: Buy a limited-edition can of Edge Shave Gel and a copy of Assassin’s Creed: Unity at any Target store and receive a $10 Target gift card. The latest edition to the Assassin’s Creed franchise takes place during the French Revolution and won’t disappoint, and that gift card will come in handy this holiday season. Offer ends November 26. Learn more

B&O Play H2 Headphones
Bang & Olufsen is known for delivering great quality sound. The 40mm custom drivers on these cans deliver a rich, full musical experience that lives up to that name. Its rugged textile lining — in your choice of Carbon Blue, Silver Cloud and Feldspar Green — won’t look like you took them off a high school computer. They’re light and comfy, weighing a mere 6 ounces, with soundproof lambskin ear cushions and an adjustable headband. $199

With quality small-batch distillers popping up everywhere, Ezra’s seeks to be the hub that connects you to all of them. They’re not only a marketplace, but a center for well-informed opinions about the products they offer as well. Think of Ezra’s as your most trusted bartender, if that bartender lived in your computer. ezras.com

Shrine Sneaker Bags
Attention, sneaker aficionados: the San Francisco based luggage company The Shrine is releasing a duffel with two large, water-resistant side compartments, specially designed to stow sneakers. Looking handsome in a charcoal exterior and matte sides, this small 6-pound bag (22 x 12 x 10 inches) complies with all airline carry-on standards. $185

ONA Leather Union Street Camera Bag
ONA’s Union Street camera bag can hold your entire photographic arsenal: a camera, 15-inch laptop and up to three lenses. It’s available in either canvas or full Italian leather; a downside has yet to be found. $299+

Shwood RX Collection
When it comes to shades, Shwoods has you covered; but now, alongside their wood-frame sunglasses, Shwood is offering the same au natural style for prescription lenses in three different designs, two in walnut, one in zebrawood. Now you won’t have to chop down a tree and whittle your own frames. $350

PolyLife App
Sometimes you have too many friends; other times you have too many romances. Pretty good burdens to bear, all told. That kind of life can get pretty hectic if you’re not safe, which is why the PolyLife App makes the polyamorous life easier. It organizes calendars, appointments, dates and then some. Because you definitely don’t want to piss off five different romantic partners. $4

Rapha Cross Shoes
Made in collaboration with Giro, these shoes stand up against the gnarliest of terrains familiar to cyclocross mud racers, featuring Giro’s proprietary carbon fiber EC90 sole with dual-compound nylon treads, along with a durable synthetic leather upper. The shoes also fit all two-bolt cleat systems for easy ridin’. That is, when the course hasn’t forced you off the bike. $350
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