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This Week in Gear: March 30 – April 3, 2015

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


Good morning, and 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.


General Manufacturing Wilson Keyring
Founded in 2013 with the goal of making everyday goods “a little simpler and bit better”, General Manufacturing’s collection of straightforward goods lives up to that mission statement. The Wilson Keyring, welded in brass, features with an understated enamel accent to help identify different sets of keys. Use one color for the home and another for the office. $12

Reebok ZPump Fusion Trainer
Reebok first dropped The Pump in 1989, the first shoe to incorporate an inflatable bladder that the wearer could fit to the shape of their foot. 26 years later, the brand is putting that same technology on a lightweight trainer for casual runners, the ZPump Fusion, available now in a number of different colorways. Will this be the comeback shoe Reebok needs to get back in the game? $110

Marshall Major II Black Headphones
Following up on the release of its flagship set of headphones in 2010, Marshall introduces the Major II. Sharing the same understated aesthetic as the first iteration, this updated take adds a new set of drivers for better acoustics, as well as a detachable cable with dual-sided jacks that allow wearers to choose which side the cable hangs from. For the price, they offer everything you’d expect from a mid-range set of headphones: clear sound, a minimal profile and a comfortable fit. $106

Declan Microfiber Pocket Squares
Menswear manufacturer Declan takes a creative approach to an age-old accessory, cutting pocket squares from patterned microfiber fabrics that can clean glasses, phones and camera lenses without scratching. Even if you don’t sport one in your breast pocket, they’re functional enough to warrant sticking in the back pocket of a pair of jeans. $6+

The Strokes Room on Fire Reissue
The Strokes first released their sophomore album Room on Fire in 2003, which included hit songs “Reptilia”, “12:51” and “The End Has No End”, among other fan favorites. The band has partnered with Newbury Comics for a limited-edition reissue of the album in an exclusive black-and-gold-colored vinyl. Preorders are already sold out, so be quick to grab a copy on release day, April 14. newburycomics.com

Great Escapes North America
Edited by Angelika Taschen, Great Escapes North America collects the continent’s most awe-inspiring hotels, from safari tents in the El Capitan Canyon of California to a Frank Lloyd Wright House in Wisconsin. The hardcover coffee table book features photography by Don Freeman and text by The New York Times Magazine writer Daisann McLane. $29

Tortuga Packable Daypack
The Tortuga Packable Daypack is a clever upgrade to your travel routine. It allows you to carry what you need from your luggage — snacks, water, a light jacket — and then stuffs into itself when not in use. It’s a utility-focused pack, organized and compact enough for you to bounce around any city with ease. $54

The CLIF Organic Trail Mix Bar
The CLIF Organic Trail Mix bar packs simple and organic ingredients into an everyday snack. It’s gluten-free, stuffed with fiber and under 200 calories. Like the energy bars before it, it’s a great addition to an active lifestyle. $12/pack

Simply Framed
Simply Framed is an online custom frame shop that takes the hassle out of preserving your favorite works of art. Simply enter the size you need, select the frame and mat design and send your art off into their trusted hands. In return, you’ll get an elevated art collection that no longer mirrors a college door room. simplyframed.com

Rapha Cutter’s Shirt
Rapha’s Cutter’s Shirt offers a semi-tailored design with an emphasis on technical performance. The shoulder seams are strategically positioned for ultimate comfort with a messenger bag and its quick-drying fabric keeps your upper body cool when pounding the pavement. $140

Soma 10-Cup Glass Water Filter Pitcher
With the help of German engineering, Soma’s new 10-cup glass water filter pitcher strives to help you love water again. The pitcher is produced here in the States, made of biodegradable material and BPA-free. Priced against the Brita in your fridge, it’s a convincing case for an upgrade. $49+

Puzzle Pax Wooden Six-Pack Carrier
Puzzle Pax is a team of beer enthusiasts who’ve created a reusable wooden six-pack carrier that brings a sense of sustainability to your brew-heavy ways. Customizable and easily assembled, these carriers are as finely crafted as the beers they’ll hold. $35

Amazon Dash Button
For button-pushing enthusiasts, Amazon has come out with more buttons to push. Each dash button is designated for a specific household brand, from Bounty paper towels to Tide laundry detergent. The idea is to stick the adhesive button somewhere close to where you store a specific item. When you run low, click the button and a notification gets sent through the Amazon app on your smartphone, allowing you to order more right then and there. amazon.com

Adams Golf’s Blue Line
In 2014 more golf professionals on the PGA TOUR used Adams Golf hybrids than any other hybrid. Now Adams, a division of TaylorMade Golf Company, has released a new Blue line of clubs (driver, fairway wood, hybrid and set of irons) that feature Adams’ Easy Launch System. These are clubs for those who need help getting loft on the ball. adamsgolf.com

Everlane Anorak
High-quality apparel at honest prices is what Everlane’s about. Their Anorak hooded jacket is water-resistant, lightweight and costs a fraction of what you’d find at a retail store. So if you’re looking for a spring jacket, start here. $98

WaterField Zip Brief MacBook Case
With paper becoming more and more obsolete, men need their briefcases to carry just one thing: a laptop. This venerable bag is made with waxed canvas or ballistic nylon and has a naturally tanned leather trim. The slim briefcase is capable of carrying a 12- to 15-inch MacBook Retina and has several compartments for iPhone and chargers. $179

Mx Master Wireless Mouse
Logitech, the company that has constantly set the benchmark for wireless mice, is calling this their best mouse ever. The Mx Master is built for precision and productivity. It has a speed-adaptive scroll wheel as well as a side-to-side scrolling thumb wheel. And its Darkfield laser sensor allows it to be used on pretty much any surface — even glass. $100

Therm-a-Rest Treo Chair
Campers and hikers normally can’t make room in their daypack for a chair. But for this one, they might make an exception. It folds down into a small tripod, sets up in a snap and promises “big chair comfort in an exceptionally small package”. Sounds like the ideal spot to enjoy a post-hike adult beverage. $100

ASICS GELQuantum 360
These new running shoes won’t be available until July, so hold your horses. But that doesn’t mean runners shouldn’t be excited. The GELQuantum 360 will be ASICS’s first-ever running shoe to feature 360 degrees of GEL Cushioning technology. So they promise to be more comfortable and higher performing than any other ASICS shoe. ~$170

Buck Mason Pima Crew Tee
Say what you will about reinventing the wheel; Buck Mason has taken their classic Slub Crew Tee and made it more comfortable. They rebuilt their popular design with breathable pima cotton that makes for the ideal undershirt and can even hold its own alone. American ingenuity in action. $28

Juniper Ridge Winter Redwood Trail Soap
Between aerosol body sprays and synthetic Day-Glo-colored shower gels, it’s time you got back in tune with nature. Juniper Ridge’s Winter Redwood Trail Soap uses tree pitch, seaweed and sand from California’s coastal canyons. The next best thing is to actually shower under a waterfall in Redwood National Park. $45

Allet SoftTech Nylon Original Wallet
A stuffed wallet is always a good problem to have, but the awkward and uncomfortable bulge that comes with it is something you can do without. Allet’s SoftTech Nylon Original Wallet lets you keep all your cash and cards but holds a slim profile thanks to their patented side-by-side design. Its durable cross-stitched SoftTech Nylon construction ensures that your cards will expire before the wallet does. $20

Phaiton MS 100 BA Headphones
Getting portable studio-quality sound usually entails large and cumbersome headphones. Phaiton’s MS 100 BA headphones scale down the size but don’t compromise on the sound. The MS 100 BA uses sound-isolating technology to produce that sought-after in-studio sound from compact and easy-to-store earbud headphones. $79 ()

Interstellar on Blu-Ray and DVD
The mind-bending epic Interstellar has been off the big screen for a while now. Now you can own it on Blu-Ray or DVD and watch it between episodes of Cosmos and Through the Wormhole to really melt your brain. $20

Roots Italian Sneaker
The product of an intercontinental collaboration, Roots’ Italian Sneaker was designed in Canada, handcrafted in Italy and made with the company’s signature tribe leather and Africa colorway. It’s a modern take on a classic shoe with high-quality construction. $218

SignEasy App
Digitalization has made many once-tedious tasks simple, and some simpler tasks more convoluted. SignEasy remedies one such task: signing documents. Their new iOS extension acts as a signature ink stamp to your paperless workflow; just write your signature on your iPhone touchscreen, and the app syncs with several of your cloud storage, email and workplace communication apps to make signing off on paperwork as easy as sending a memo (sans passive aggression). Free

Pronto + Peel Smart Remote
One more step towards the total digitization of TV, Pronto and its accompanying Peel app turn your iPhone into a smart remote, controlling every one of your entertainment devices: TV set, cable box, DVD or Blu-Ray player and more. Simply connect said devices to the Pronto hub and download the Peel app to control them in one place and enjoy personalized recommendations based on your viewing habits. Just don’t lose your phone in the couch cushions. $60

Rapha Pack Jacket
Summer is the time to jog with as few belongings as possible — but what if it rains? Rapha’s Pack Jacket makes this a nonissue: it’s made of wind- and waterproof nylon and packs down to the size of an iPhone, all at less than 100 grams. But don’t bother if you prefer to just get soaked. rapha.cc

Lab Series MAX Age-Less Power V Lifting Cream
Lab Series claims their latest skincare product, an anti-aging cream, “defies gravity” with a formula that hydrates facial skin, reduces wrinkling, supports your natural collagen, firms up skin contours and lifts the skin itself. Our take: a jar of coconut oil will do all of that for ten bucks. $78

Adidas Golf Azalea Collection
In honor of the 70th anniversary of the Azalea Open Invitational (and just in time for Masters), adidas has released a limited-edition line of golfing apparel that features the tournament’s namesake flower, including a cap, a tee, a polo, socks and two pairs of shoes. For some, these will be as hard to pull off as a 60-foot putt. adidasgolf.com

Ashworth Golf Fred Couples Jefferson Shirt
Looking for something a little more subdued? Alright, fine. The new Fred Couples Jefferson Polo from Ashworth — in crisp white with a green trim — honors longtime brand ambassador Fred Couples, along with the 100-year-old Jefferson Park Golf Course in Seattle, which resides near his childhood home. $100
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