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This Week in Gear: April 20 – 24

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.


Supreme Supreme Double Shot Photo App
This quirky photography app from New Zealand’s iconic specialty roaster Coffee Supreme layers two snapshots together, allowing users to duplicate subject matters within a single frame. Available for iPhones and iPads, the app includes an alignment grid to help with picture-taking and syncs directly with Instagram for streamlined creativity and sharing. Free

Triumph & Disaster No Dice Sunscreen
Summer may be over in New Zealand, but it’s just kicking off above the equator. The non-greasy No Dice Sunscreen from one of New Zealand’s most respected apothecary brands, Triumph & Disaster, is 87 percent natural and free of denatured alcohol, a harmful ingredient often found in cosmetics. The sunscreen utilizes zinc oxide, titanium dioxide, green tea and jojoba esters to fight and filter harmful UV rays at SPF 50. ~$42

Icebreaker Compass Long Sleeve Henley
Woven from 81 percent Merino wool sourced from New Zealand, Icebreaker’s spring waffle henley is odor-resistant, comfortable and quick drying. In addition to a zippered pocket on one sleeve, each cuff features thumb holes for a secure fit that helps keep hands warm without gloves. $129

Martino Gamper Arnold Circus Stool
First designed in 2006 by renowned Italian designer Martino Gamper, the Auckland-based brand Everyday Needs is reproducing the Arnold Circus Stool in a new, larger mold. Available in an array of colors, each seat is constructed from 100 percent recyclable polyethylene plastic. ~$177

Matt Nash Jack Bag
The Jack Bag from Auckland-based artisan Matt Nash takes its shape from a vintage construction bag. Available in four colorways, each bag is handmade from 14-ounce canvas, features high-quality leather straps and is lined with Japanese poplin interior pockets. ~$296

Everyday Needs Pure Beeswax Weck Candle
Made in Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand, in collaboration with Everyday Needs, these candles have a strong, sweet smell reminiscent of honey when burned. Made of highly concentrated pure beeswax sourced locally, each is then poured into a Weck canning jar and stemmed with an organic cotton wick. ~$18

Mophie Watch Dock
From the same company known for their line of smartphone-charging cases, Mophie’s leather-accented Watch Dock coincides with the launch of the Apple Watch. It’s an understated addition to any nightstand, concealing the charging cable to eliminate clutter. Simply place your Apple Watch on the station to charge. Units ship early May. $60

Your time would be better spent testing your limits on the open road than testing your patience doing 29-point turns on a motorcycle in the garage. TurnCycle simplifies the process with a spinning disk that rotates your bike on its center stand so that it’s pointed out and ready to ride the moment you hop on. $185

AIAIAI TMA-2 Modular Headphones
Copenhagen-based brand AIAIAI understands the needs and preferences that audio electronic users have. That’s why their durable, modular headphones are configured for home, studio and stage use, with quality guaranteed across the board. Both preset and customizable versions are available. aiaiai.dk

RVCA Whitehead Hybrid Shorts
RVCA’s Whitehead Hybrid shorts bring a new look to the shore with an abstract pattern, triple-needle-stitched rises and side-seam pockets. Streamlined carry comes in the form of a patch pocket on the back of the right leg, while the zipper closure and drawstrings at the fly secure the shorts comfortably at the waistline. $58

Uniqlo’s Michael Bastian Polo Collection
Michael Bastian, once the fashion director at Bergdord Goodman, started his own line of luxury menswear almost a decade ago. Today, he is partnering with Uniqlo for a feature line of polos with his sophisticated aesthetic, colors, and fit with a price point we can all enjoy. $25

PX Invisible Backpack
Having a massive utilitarian backpack may meet the demands out in the wild, but in the concrete jungle it only causes more problems. With its slim profile, PX Urbanwear’s Invisible Backpack is great for weaving in and out of crowded sidewalks and packing into the train home. The pack’s superior weight distribution lets it sit on your shoulders more gently than any padding would. You’ll hardly know it’s there. And with its minimalistic style, you won’t look like a backpacking tourist just passing through. $205

Hugh & Crye Denim Collection
The classic workhorse denim shirt goes with just about everything — including, if done right, even the Canadian tuxedo. Hugh & Crye’s new denim shirt is a new take on the old classic. Inspired by the Navy dockyard uniforms of the 1920s, they took the stiff utilitarian workwear and tailored it into a comfortable all-season shirt. $85

Sou’laes Audio Black Vinyl Stabilizer
Not only will this stabilizer improve your vinyl record playback quality (especially low end and bass), it’ll also help keep slightly deformed discs in check. Each is made out solid aluminum, comes with an anti-slip patch and weighs just 500 grams (1.1 pound). ~$48

Bontrager Flare R Tail Light
80 percent of cycling accidents occur during the day, and with all the distractions drivers have it’s easy to see why. The Bontrager Flare R uses bursts of 65 lumens of light, visible from over two kilometers in broad daylight, to catch drivers’ attention, making you as visible as possible when cycling on busy roads. bontrager.com

Mix by SodaStream
If you’ve ever thought your iced coffee needed more pop or your vodka was too flat, SodaStream’s Mix can get you your fizzy fix by carbonating just about any liquid you want. Using the touchscreen, you let it know what you’re about to carbonate and it takes care of the rest. Just think, now you can have your bourbon straight, on the rocks — or sparkling. Okay, maybe leave the bourbon alone. mix-sodastream.com

Parabellum Custom Re-Upholstery
Parabellum, makers of fine leather goodies such as handbags, belts and wallets, are now offering custom leather-upholstered furniture. Now you can have lounge chairs to match your 9-foot bison leather chesterfield sofa. parabellum.com

Epicurean Big Game Cutting Boards
It’s one thing to carve a pot roast for a dinner party; prepping venison for your hunting party is an entirely different story. Epicurean Big Game cutting boards are meant for the latter. Big Game one-piece cutting boards come in three different sizes or a three-piece puzzle set for variable cutting board lengths. The knife-friendly wood-fiber construction provides the perfect space to clean, process or prep your big-game meal and cleans off easily with soap and water. It’s an outdoorsman’s home away from home. $70+

Snow Peak GeoShield Stove
Just in time for camping season, Japanese brand Snow Peak just launched two new backpacking stoves, the BiPod and the GeoShield. The latter includes a detachable windscreen made of stainless steel that collapses for easy storage on the trail. Weighing just 12.5 ounces, the GeoShield boasts an impressive 11,200 BTU output and a boil time of 3 minutes, 15 seconds. $100

Gerber Strongarm Serrated Edge Fixed Blade
The latest tactical blade by Gerber, the Strongarm Serrated Edge Fixed Blade, has everything you’d want in a survival knife. It’s lightweight (7.2 ounces), has an easy-to-grip rubber overmold handle, and has a 420HC blade that won’t corrode or break apart — ever. $86

Nobis Spring/Summer 2015 Collection
Nobis was founded by one of the men behind Canada Goose, so their new jackets can handle the cold as well as the transitional months. Each jacket features patented cells of Canadian white duck down fill and was tailored to regulate temperature so you’re never too hot or cold. nobis.ca

Epson M-Tracer MT500GII Golf Swing Analyzer
This recently released club-mounted device relays several vital swing metrics (swing path, club-head speed, face angle, tempo and more) directly to its app, and gives golfers interactive 3-D videos of their swings. Designed to give golfers instant feedback, it’s the ideal tool for golf coaches and intuitive golfers who like to break down their swings by the numbers. $299

Daniel Wellington Dapper Collection
These slender 38mm watches boast blue hands, Italian leather straps, a rose gold or silver case and a price tag under $300. danielwellington.com

GoPro HEROCast
This wireless transmitter was made so professional athletes could broadcast their unbelievable POV footage live to viewers. But obviously that won’t stop us “amateurs” from giving this wearable, mountable and durable device a go. gopro.com

Newline HALO
Rasmus Storm, founder of Copenhagen’s Storim boutique, has joined forces with the Danish athletic brand Newline to create Halo, a Military-inspired hybrid athletic collection. Halo provides a progressive interaction between functional materials in an edgier street design. The entire line is available in the US exclusively at Urban Outfitters Without Walls. $80+

Wilson Blade 98
The new Wilson Blade 98 tennis racket is designed for those who play a more aggressive style, but need extra control. The Blade 98’s parallel drilling, braided graphite-and-basalt construction and dense string pattern combine for a traditional feel, enhanced control and more consistent shots. $199

Nike Method 006 Putter
Nike worked closely with the number one golfer in the world, Rory McIlroy, for the Nike Method 006 Putter, a tour-exclusive putter that infuses Polymetal Groove technology for superior roll and soft feel. Available in limited qualities at nike.com, this putter offers a familiar shape to the pre-existing 006, but with a drastically deeper mill pattern for immense control. If Rory likes it, you will too. $450

Logitech Keys-To-Go
Logitech’s Keys-To-Go keyboard supplies an ultra-portable, stand-alone addition to your tablet or smartphone. Its durable FabricSkin surface fights off dust, dirt, crumbs, and even spills. And with a 3-month battery life, it’s a no-brainer for future productivity. $70

Bellroy Phone Pocket
Bellroy’s Phone Pocket Wallet offers a secure and remarkably slim spot for your smartphone, cash and cards, with sections for your SIM card, keys, and folded bills, too. Its zip closure keeps all your necessities snug and secure between folds of Bellroy’s standard full-grain vegetable tanned leathers, making for some welcome peace of mind. $100

BaseLift for MacBook
Compatible with all current MacBook Pro and Air models, the Baselift is a ultra thin microfiber pad and stand that attaches to the bottom of your computer. Its elevated angle creates a more comfortable typing experience on desks; for lap use, the Baselift also lies flat to protect you from heat from the bottom of the Macbook. It fits easily inside most bags and cases, making it a seamless addition to your workflow. $40
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