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This Week in Gear: January 26 – 30

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.


Klemantaski: Master Motorsports Photographer
This book gives readers an unprecedented look at the golden age of racing. Straight from the camera of Louis Klemantaski, it’s collection of over 300 images, some of which have never before been published. It’s a one-of-a-kind book that dedicates itself to the best work of a motorsport photography pioneer. $75

Recess Wallets
Recess Wallets puts a creative twist on the classic wallet. With leather sourced from the US and Italy, unique linings of worsted wool houndstooth and green satin and contrasting stitching, they’re doubtlessly stylish money holders. $96+

Piper NV
Piper just stepped up its home automation and security game. The camera system, wirelessly accessible via smartphone, is now capable of night vision, so you can keep an eye on your home any time of day. $269

Starrett Hidden Edge Utility Knife
The L.S. Sarrett utility knife has a hidden blade that’s easily activated by a squeeze of the lever for increased safety. Regular blades must be manually retracted; with the Sarrett you simply let go of the lever. Blade changes are equally fast and tool-free. $22

Stelton Ships Lamp
The Stelton Ships Lamp is a modern, minimalist take on the classic ship lamp. Finished in satin silver, the cylindrical design keeps wind out entirely. It uses kerosene or lamp oil, but it’s safe enough to be placed on a table or hung with a steel holder. $741

Nike Killshot
No school like the old school. Nike brings back the classic Killshot racquetball shoe. The low-profile, hard-wearing shoe has gained critical acclaim for comfort and performance and has been a legend on the court for years. Now it’s back to keep that legend alive. $106

Duo Notebooks
Catered to the creative man, these versatile, dual-sided and dual-colored notebooks contain 128 pages. Half are lined, half are blank — all are ecologically produced with pH-neutral paper, so your sketches and notes won’t fade over time. $24

Porsche 911 GTS Club Coupe
As Porsche celebrates the 60th anniversary of the Porsche Club of America, they’re commemorating it with a limited run of 60 special-edition 911 GTS Club Coupes ($136,060) in beautiful Club Blau paint. But it’s not just the paint job you should notice: note the black framed bi-xenon headlamps, slightly darkened taillights and black chrome exhaust tips. But the tastiest change comes in the form of the 911RS style ducktail spoiler — plain retro goodness. The 430 horsepower from the GTS’s 3.8-liter flat six remains untouched. porsche.com

Sleep IQ Kids Bed
At this year’s CES, Sleep Number unveiled a smart bed similar to their x12, but for kids. The SleepIQ Kids bed can be softened, firmed and be adjusted to sit up, which is great for dedicated Harry Potter readers; it has an under-bed light and, of course, sleep tracking technology. On top of that, the bed has longevity: it’ll tell parents when their kids stop jumping around or if they’re sneaking out for a late night rendezvous. sleepnumber.com

Paul Smith Tailored-Fit Navy Wool Travel Suit
Looking dapper is also a travel essential, so choose this new suit by Paul Smith. It’s Italian made, featuring a notched lapel, convertible flap pockets and tapered trousers. But most importantly, it’s stitched with high-twist, crease-resistant 100 percent wool. So even when your face is jet lagged, the suit will look damn fresh. $811

Casentino Wool Cap
Not all baseball hats are the same. For those who refuse to wear the traditional Yankee cap, or simply want something different, here’s a more alternative accessory. Made in America with Italian Casentino wool, the cap features an adjustable leather strap. $60

Booking Now App
In an age of travel and smartphones, it’s only natural that Booking.com, Planet Earth’s #1 accommodation site, has an app. And believe it or not, it’s super simple to use. The app uses your location to pinpoint hotels, B&Bs and more nearby — and it displays all of this on a single page. On top of that, users can check in offline to negate compiling (pricey) data charges. Free

Kalamazoo Artisan Fire Pizza Oven
Kalamazoo Gourmet’s outdoor gas pizza oven will upend your Norman Rockwell backyard grill. It merges the open flame of a traditional wood-fired pizza oven with the control of the modern gas oven and utilizes a 24 x 18-inch ceramic cooking deck for advanced thermodynamics. The oven can also roast veggies, bake bread and cook meat — so burgers aren’t out of the question. $6,795

FunnyOrDie Weather App
FunnyOrDie, known as the springboard for several viral videos and webseries, has released a weather app. Generally the only big difference between this one and the standard weather app on your smartphone is the inclusion of a humorous daily “weather fact”. For example: “WEATHER FACT OF THE DAY: Nobody knows what a barometer is.” Not a bad idea, considering most people check the weather every day. Free

Paul Smith x Castelli Cycling Jerseys
Why should soccer and football fans have all the fun? This winter, you can support your favorite cyclers as they race across the 663-kilometer Dubai Tour by wearing their jerseys. The leaders of each race classification will have the honor of wearing jerseys designed by English designer Sir Paul Smith. The fabric of each of the four Jerseys — one red, one blue, one white, and one based on the United Arab Emirates‘ flag — is ultra thin, blocking 96 percent of UV rays. So maybe wait for the summer. $106

Flavor Paper
Flavor Paper is a Brooklyn-based (by way of N’awlins) manufacturer of wallpaper that appeals to people under the age of 83. Using classic screen etching techniques, screening, digital printing and hand-mixed water-based inks, Flavor Paper offers hundreds of unique patterns made to order on various types of paper. It’s a hell of a lot more fun than picking out paint samples. flavorpaper.com

Blacksheep Long John Fly
Ah, Long Johns, the unsexiest member of the male undergarment family. Fear not: Saxx Underwear’s Blacksheep utilizes temperature-regulating merino wool to keep you comfortable in and out of doors and maintain a space-efficient fit, along with a textured waistband that won’t leave uncomfortable dents on your skin. And they won’t make you look like an olde-time prospector at home, either. $80

Los Angeles Television
L.A. is home of “the business” — TV, movies, comedy, all of it. Learn how the one of the City of Angels’ foremost industries earned its wings in Los Angeles Television, a comprehensive history written by 25-time Emmy award-winning producer Joel Tator. Featuring rare photos, clippings and ephemera, the book traces the business’s path from a small marketing ploy to a fully fledged fixture in American culture. $22

IceMule Pro Cooler
A plastic cooler isn’t easy to carry across a campsite, so IceMule developed this one with backpack straps. The tough, waterproof Pro Cooler comes in three sizes. Its foolproof seal keeps the ice inside and air out, and the “PolarLayer” insulation can keep contents cold for up to 24 hours. The middle of winter is the best time to plan a summer camping trip; why not start with this bag? $100+

Wilson Burn Racket
Power and spin — that’s what this tennis racket line is built to deliver, and it needs people who know how to wield it — people like Kei Nishikori, who will be using the racket to face off against Stan Wawrinka in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open. The stiff carbon fiber frame and longer handle allow for improved feel and leverage on two-handed backhands. It will be in stores mid-February — so you’ll have a while to practice for the U.S. Open. $199

Stance NBA All-Star Edition Socks
At this year’s NBA All-Star Game, the players will be wearing Stance socks made for the occasion in Madison Square Garden. They come in three styles: East, West, and a map of NYC’s five boroughs. While the “All-Star Maps” sock is made more for style, the other two are made for the game: Denser weaves in strategic areas help cushion your step while mesh vents and a wicking polyester blend help keep the feet cool. $18+

They may have stolen the name off the Beatles’ album, but we won’t hold that against them. This iPhone app from Mint Digital calls back to the era before digital cameras, when you couldn’t look at a photo two seconds after you take it. You take 24 photos (which you can’t review) and they’re eventually sent to your door. Unfortunately, this means you might develop some out-of-focus photos, but it does save you the time of selecting and editing. $20 for 24 photos

2015 Shelby GT
The new 2015 Shelby GT is the latest muscular Mustang release, bowing at Barrett-Jackson in Arizona with 627 horsepower from its 5-liter Coyote V8 and complemented by Ford Racing Performance parts, Shelby enhancements and aftermarket niceties like a high-flow Borla exhaust, huge WELD Racing wheels and Wilwood brakes. It also gets carbon fiber aero bits and beautiful (if unnecessary) grille trim in fancy billet aluminum. What will all this cost you? About $40K on top of a $32K Mustang GT as the foundation, for a minimum of $72K. But you can, of course, spend more to squeeze 700 horsepower out of your ‘Stang. shelbyamerican.com

J. Hilburn Indigo Collection
The Indigo Collection from J. Hilburn is a step up from the classic denim shirt — more polished but still industrial. The shirts are woven from two-ply yarns, so the color will fade nicely like your old pair of jeans. Launched just last week, the line comes in nine styles from simple denim to gingham. J. Hilburn sells directly to clients through personal stylists to help you pick your size and the rest of your wardrobe if you’re up for it. $139

Symbol Stereo Console
Symbol’s new console packs modern speakers in a mid-century-inspired minimalist design. The built-in tech houses an amp, 4-inch full-range speakers, 8-inch woofer and two RCA audio Inputs at 8W per channel stereo and 15.5W subwoofer. You can hook up a record player and TV without wires dangling all over the place. Handcrafted in New York’s Hudson Valley, they’re made from solid wood and covered in low-sheen lacquers. $3,695

Deus Ex Machina Hondo Grattan
Deus Ex Machina have reenvisioned the Ducati Scrambler, integrating a single-piece tail, number plate, asymmetric mudguard and speedway-inspired headlight. The custom motorcycle shop has even stylized the name: Hondo Grattan, an homage to the famous Australian race horse. deuscustoms.com

McLaren 650S Le Mans
McLaren celebrates the 20th anniversary of its 1995 F1 GTR win at 24 Hours of Le Mans, the oldest active endurance race in the world, by unveiling a special edition 650S. The car takes on an F1-inspired roof snorkel, louvres on the front wings and lightweight wheels. If all that’s not special enough: only 50 will be made. Ever. mclaren.com

Dock 312 Artesian Collection
These economical, eco-friendly end tables call back to the heyday of mid-century modern interiors. Constructed of composite bamboo and glass, they’re cheap to ship and easy to assemble for elegant touches to your home or apartment. $485

“Obsidian” font by Hoefler & Co
This stunning new typeface by Hoefler & Co. pays tribute to the decorated typefaces of the 19th century. The result is a typeface with an historical influence and modern relevance, including 1,400 glyphs of both Roman and italic styles. Installations start at $99 and escalate from there. $99+

The Moog Modular Synth Collection
Manufactured by Moog from 1972 to 1981, the System 55, System 35, and Model 15 are perhaps the company’s most coveted large-format synthesizers on the secondhand market. Now, all three have received a limited-run production, the 55 and 35 both featuring Moog’s signature walnut cabinet casing. $10,000+

Martin Miller’s Westbourne Strength Gin
Entrepreneur and maverick Martin Miller first made a name for himself first as a writer, then as the namesake of his super premium gin company. New to his line, the Westbourne Strength Gin is made in very small batches, blended with spring water from the Selri spring of Iceland (home of some of the purest waters on the globe) for unchallenged clarity at its reasonable price point. $30
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