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This Week in Gear: April 6 – 10

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.


Endura FS260-Pro SL Jersey
As the ice melts into the streets, so do the throngs of bikers. Distinguish yourself from them with Endura’s new cycling jersey, designed especially for team Movistar with superfine wicking fabrics, which make the jersey 40 percent less weight than standard, working in conjunction with underarm mesh panels and several other super-functional features. $96

Osprey Syncro Cycling Backpack
The most lightweight jersey in the world means nothing if your backpack doesn’t match. Osprey’s updated Syncro backpack series is 30 percent lighter than before, with AirSpeed suspension ensuring the right fit and a mesh, LightWire-supported back panel keeping things cool. ospreypacks.com

Grovemade Walnut Laptop Stand
Bad posture at the desk will only undo all the good you achieve in exercising. Grovemade’s new laptop stand is a fine choice for improving the ergonomic situation at your desk, a graceful arc of wood veneers that sets your laptop at a heightened angle, giving you more stowage space and less of a hunch. $119

Mophie Space
Mophie’s revised Space line, which combines additional battery power with extra storage up to 128GB, has been revamped for a new generation of smart devices. The Space Pack case is now available for the first time for the iPad Mini in addition to both iPhone 6 models, with options for major Android devices coming soon. The new Spacestation is a similar upgrade to their universal Powerstation battery, adding integrated storage and letting the device work as a flexible external hard drive for both mobile devices and computers. Finally, the companion Space app has also been significantly improved with new wi-fi portal capabilities, making it easy to wirelessly and securely transfer files from your mobile device to a computer using only a web browser. Best of all, the handy app Mobile is available on both iOS and Android for free, and doesn’t require Mophie hardware to work. Spacepack and Spacestation Hardware: $150+ | Space App iOS: Free | Space App Android: Free

DeWalt DCW100K
DeWalt’s new DCW100K welder handles MMA welding up to 140 amps and TIG welding up to 150 amps. It’s even capable of cordless welding, making it ultra mobile. dewalt.com

Fenix LD75C LED Flashlight
At a max output of 4,200 lumens, Fenix’s new LD75C LED flashlight is bright enough to throw light the distance of five football fields ahead of it. It also has four other brightness levels, four different color lights and a strobe function. $284

Rugged Ridge Exo-Top
Top down, doors optional is the best way to take on the outdoors in the summer in a Jeep. The bare-bones configuration is synonymous with Jeeps everywhere, but limits roof rack capabilities. Rugged Ridge Exo-Top lets you keep your minimalist setup and gives you maximum rooftop storage. The top-mounted rack has a 300-pound load limit and can stay in place as you remove your Jeep’s soft top cover. Now you don’t have to choose between mountain biking, road biking, kayaking, etc. $1,734

Faraday Porteur
If you commute into work by bike or have ever ridden in an urban environment, you know pedal power isn’t always enough. The Porteur is Faraday’s new flagship electric bike. Its boost mode gives you a chance to take the cabbies off the line and leave your friends in the dust, while its compact battery stays tucked out of the way and charges by plugging into a standard outlet. And most importantly, the eight-speed belt smooths out your ride and eliminates pant grease. $3,500

Star Wars Digital Movie Collection
Building up to the long-awaited Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens, Disney is releasing the Star Wars Digital Movie Collection. For the first time ever, all six episodes are available in digital HD on April 10. The collection includes bonus behind-the-scenes content and interviews. Still no word on who really shot first, though. Learn More

Amalgam Handmade Model Cars
Cars are insanely complicated feats of engineering. So, scaling them down to 1:8 the size and keeping them visually accurate takes a surgeon’s hand, an incredible attention to detail, and enough man hours to rival the assembly of an actual automobile. And for that you can expect to part with a similar amount of cash. No insurance required. $65,000

Strava “You Ride, We Pay” App
Beefing up your cycling game is hard work; it’s not like everyone has a Tour de France to strive for as a goal. That’s why Competitive Cyclist and Strava want to make your longer rides worth your while. For every hour you ride, you earn $1 in store credit and can earn up to $40 a month. Single tracking? Endurance training? Casual jaunts with the family? Earn while you burn. Learn More

SnapPower USB Charger
Phones, speakers, chargers, they all seem to use USB adapters — and unless you have a surge protector sprouting from every outlet in your home, you have to decide what appliance takes a back seat when your phone needs juice. Snap Power’s USB Charger keeps the standard plugs open and adds a USB dock the outlet plate. You don’t need an electrical engineering degree to install it; all you need to do is replace your outdated cover plate. Learn More

Fjallraven Duffel No.6
Fjallraven’s new No.6 bags can be carried as duffels or backpacks — your choice. Available in three sizes (two of which are carry-on size) and three colorways (green, navy, black), each hard-wearing bag is made with a double-waxed G-1000 HeavyDuty fabric, making them well suited for open-ended adventures. $200+

Adidas Asym Energy Boost Golf Shoe
Your left and right foot have different responsibilities in golf, so why should shoes be identical? The Asym Energy Boost is the first fully asymmetrical golf shoe. One shoe is designed to grip, the other to optimize power. Each features Adidas’ boost foam around its midsole. And yes, Adidas makes specific shoes for right- and left-handed golfers. $300

Black – B&W Film Emulator
Analog film vintage film — even if it’s not the real thing. The app is capable of controlling shadows, tones and contrast, in addition to making your shots look like they were taken with monochrome film. Free ()

Motorola E (2nd Generation)
This successor to the original Motorola E has its fair share of improvements. It has a bigger screen (4.5 inches) and uses the latest Android operating system (Lollipop), and the 4G LTE model uses a Snapdragon 410 processor. Plus, improved battery life promises all kinds of app play throughout the day. $120+

Filson Limited-Edition Rugged Twill & Horween Leather Bags
For a limited time, Filson’s line of classic bags (sportsman, tote and duffel) is available in two new fabrics: rugged twill and Horween leather. filson.com

The Vicious Cycle
This limited-edition bike features Reynolds 653 and Columbus steel tubing, along with custom Tri-Spoke carbon wheels. It was engineered by the same creative minds behind the designs of Porsche, Lamborghini and Ferrari. Enough said. $4,800 ()

Poppy Pour-Over Coffee Machine
The Poppy Pour-Over Coffee Machine allows you to adjust variables such as water temp, grind size, and brew time to help recreate the perfect pour-over brew time and time again. Helping to make a personal process hands-free, this machine takes the work out of your daily roast routine. poppyhome.com

Philips’ Two-in-One LCD monitor
Philips’ Two-in-One LCD monitor looks to streamline your workspace into a clutter-free productive environment. Its nearly seamless design packs an extra-wide viewing area with Philips’ Flicker-Free technology for less eye fatigue. It’s a sleek, sturdy and swivel-adjusted monitor that brings new meaning to multitasking. $413

Arc’teryx Nomin Pack
Arc’teryx brings a new level of stealth and innovative sophistication to their Nomin Pack. Ready for years of daily use, the Nomin Pack is wrapped in an extremely light and waterproof AC² outer shell with taped seams and WaterTight external zippers. Stripped to the essentials and backed by Arc’teryx’s renowned technology, this pack is your trusted carry for all the elements ahead. $550

Tentsile Trillium Hammock
The Tentsile Trillium hammock sparks a new age of outdoor living spaces. Reinforced by over 20 meters of seatbelt and secured by heavy-duty ratchets, this hammock offers a durable off-ground sleeping arrangement that can comfortably fit three adults. $250

Greats Royale Chukka
Sourcing material from Civitanova, Italy, the Greats Royale Chukka matches a Margom sole with premium uppers and full-grain Italian suede. Its Vachetta calfskin lining and pillowy footbed will leave your feet well cushioned during your commute. $169

Hyperice Vyper Vibrating Fitness Roller
The Hyperice Vyper is a high-intensity vibrating fitness roller that delivers three speeds of maximum vibration through your most used muscle fibers. Ideal for warming up the body before and after a physical activity, this German-engineered roller keeps your range of motion on point. $199

Postalco x Monocle Travel Wallet
Postalco, a Tokyo-based stationery manufacturer, have teamed up with Monocle again for a limited-edition colorway (green and white) for Postalco’s luxury travel wallets. Handmade in Japan from high-grade leather and canvas, each piece has three interior pockets to organize receipts, boarding passes and business cards on the fly. ~$269

The Pencil Factory “Nashville” Set
The newest brainchild from the Hester & Cook Design Group, The Pencil Factory crafts premium quality stationery from their headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee. The “Nashville” set includes all the highlights from their line: one two-sided carpenter pencil, one white wax pencil (for black paper), and one a thin bridge-style pencil, along with other timeless styles. Each instrument is painted white and stamped with gold foil branding. $13

Arithmetic Aloe + Zinc Shave Cream
Men with sensitive skin know that shaving can be rough on the face, causing irritation and breakouts. The botanically driven skincare brand Arithmetic is making strides to solve the issue with the Aloe + Zinc Shave Cream, which is blended with aloe, shea butter and oat protein, among other natural skin-soothing ingredients. $30

Jack Erwin Chase Chelsea Boot
With the funding and support from heavy-hitters like Brown Shoe Co., Jack Erwin launched in 2013 to bring men well-designed dress shoes at a reasonable asking price. The Chase Chelsea Boot from the 2015 Spring Collection, available in brown or black, is just one handsome example of the brand’s commitment to quality and aesthetic. Like the rest of their footwear, the boots are designed in New York City and handcrafted in Spain from Italian leather. $210

Nike Golf AW84 Hat
Nike’s made it their mission to bring golf, oftentimes seen as a “stuffy” old man’s game, to the 21st century. How? The sportswear titan is launching the new Golf Club line, comprised of forward-thinking pieces that fit just as well on urban streets as they do on the green. Consider the AW84 adjustable hat, available in three different colors, each with a playful polka dot and clapping hands pattern. $26

After the Tall Timber by Renata Adler
A staff writer for The New Yorker from 1963 to 2001 (save for a brief tenure in ’69 as The New York Times‘ chief film critic), American journalist Renata Adler is renowned for her sober and unflinching prose. After the Tall Timber brings the best of her nonfiction texts together, including her infamously harsh review of Pauline Kael’s When the Lights Go Down. $22
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