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.
Misfit Flash Link
Burlingame, California-based Misfit has released their newest and most affordable wearable to date. The Misfit Flash Link acts as a fitness tracker and smart button, pairing seamlessly with the newly released Misfit Link app. The app allows you to use the Flash Link to play music, take a selfie or advance slides in a presentation (more support for IFTTT and Logitech Harmony is coming soon). The new wearable also features a clip so that it can be worn on a belt loop, pocket, running shoe — just about anywhere.
Camp Clayborne Bison Bag
The perfect combination of a hammock and sleeping bag to help you get a restful night’s sleep no matter where you are.
REI Traverse 28
REI’s newest daypack, featuring their UpLift compression system, a suspended mesh back panel, a sculpted foam hip belt and an ABS plastic frame sheet for structure and support.
Every Man Jack Manual Razor
Popular men’s grooming brand Every Man Jack has released their first razor.
Angel’s Cup Coffee Subscription
Stay awake and sample some of the best coffees in the world delivered right to your doorstep.
The Manifesto Gold Bicycle Edition
A luxury deck of cards printed by the United States Playing Card Co. Only 420 in existence.
Compex Wireless USA Muscle Stimulator
Compex takes the Lucy approach to muscle performance: claiming that athletes use less than half their overall muscle potential, their products (purportedly) use electronic stimulation to help athletes achieve their full potential. Their latest stimulation pack, the Wireless USA Muscle Stimulator, dispenses with the dangling cords, using wireless pods and electrode pads to amplify muscle performance according to nine preprogrammed electronic patterns for such applications as upping blood flow and clearing lactic acid. What’s more, it’s lighter than Compex’s previous models. Just don’t expect it to give you psychic powers when you bench 300.
Zipbud Slide Earbuds
If you’ve yet to go totally wireless, Zipbud’s new buds are a semi-luddite headphone solution for you, using a slider to prevent tangling.
Battenwear Camp Cap
By now you should have picked out your summer hat. If not, Battenwear’s foldable five-panel Camp Cap offers three options: olive, black check and floral.
Mahabis Summer Slipper
Same goes for your summer slippers. Stragglers, the Mahabis summer slipper, with airy mesh uppers and several colorways, is a fine choice.
Mission Belt Nylon Collection
Today marks the release of Mission Belt Co’s Nylon Collection, a line of seven no-hole nylon belts with matte-finished buckles.
Fizzics Beer Dispenser
Drinking straight from the bottle too simple for you? Try out Fizzics, a portable draught system with a built-in infuser.
Dell Latitude 12 Rugged Extreme
Dell’s new tough tablet looks like something you’d whip out in a heist scenario to hack into a giant safe. Whether or not professional larceny is your steez, it’s easy to see the practicality of its “ruggedized” flip-hinge design and Direct-View display, which makes the screen legible in all lighting conditions. Military-standard heat resistance and IP-65 sand-, dust- and waterproofness make it reliable in all outdoor conditions, and a dual-core Intel i3-4010U processor makes it reliable in — you know, basic situations where you’d need a computer. Programming, reading Gear Patrol, hacking a safe, etc.
The Boy who Spoke to the Earth
Adventurer and erstwhile GP contributor Chris Burkard’s new children’s book is made to rouse the adventurous spirit in children — but it should inspire your own inner explorer, too.
Machine Era Solid Brass Pen
Arnette Fall 2015 Line
The Drum Machine is one of three new frame designs joining the Arnette collection. They’d be a worthy addition to yours, too.
eShave Travel Razor
Bosch Electric Edgerunner 10E
Insist on traveling heavy, even when biking? Get some help with Bosch’s electric cargo bike line, featuring maintenance-free motors — one less thing to worry about.
Brooklyn Bicycle Co. Wythe
With the idea of creating a fixed-gear bike in the $500 price category featuring the highest-grade parts they could, Brooklyn Bicycle Co. introduces the Wythe. The company’s first fixie model, the Wythe includes a 4130 Chromoly frame and fork, precision sealed-bearing high-flange hubs and front and rear quick-release V-brakes. The best feature of the bike, though, is the Kenda 700 x 26 Black Tires with K-Cap anti-puncture protection. It’s rare to see a fixed-gear bike in this category spec’ed with such quality tires. You can rest easy knowing that the Brooklyn Bicycle Co. Wythe will get you to work and back in style and comfort.
Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life
The life of a surfer in the 1960’s is little understood. William Finnegan’s memoir is a glimpse into such a world, featuring stories of waves, drugs, adventures and friendships.
Microsoft Outlook Send
Microsoft’s newest release from the skunk works that is Microsoft Garage. The Send app is designed to make sending quick emails an expedited and streamlined process.
New Balance Fresh Foam Zante Sweatshirt
Familiar materials and classic colors come together with the latest running shoe technology for New Balance’s latest release.
The long awaited sequel to Sixpoint’s famed 3Beans. This imperial porter comes in at 10% abv and features vanilla beans, a coffee infusion, cacao nibs, toasted Romano beans, coconut sugar and sarsaparilla root to top it all off.
Roland Sands Design Bristol Jacket
The newest motorcycle jacket from Roland Sands Design. Top-grain cowhide, an aggressive riding fit, power-stretch back shoulder panels and stretch-panel sleeve inserts make this one of the best jackets RSD has released yet.
Patagonia Merino Air Hoody
Patagonia is consistently at the forefront of the outdoor industry, bringing new and innovative materials to market. Their latest creation is Merino Air. The fabric consists of an 18.9-micron gauge yarn that goes through a proprietary process to soften and loft the wool. It is then blended with Patagonia’s Capilene polyester. The material is knitted with a 3D knitting machine, producing a zigzag pattern with no seams. The resulting hoody is lightweight, breathable, quick drying and close fitting. Weighing in at only 7.8 ounces and blending the benefits of merino wool and Capilene, this base layer is one of the best innovations in the category.
Vans for J.Crew SK8-Hi Sneakers
J.Crew’s newest collaboration sneaker with Vans.
UK cycling brand Rapha has released a new magazine featuring captivating images and stories from around the world of biking.
Tivoli Audio Music System Three
Tivoli’s latest portable Bluetooth speaker features hi-fi sound, a 20-hour lithium ion battery pack, a renowned FM tuner and four different wood cabinet finishes (additional $80).
Backed by Travis Rice, Tom Wallisch and numerous photographers and videographers, Gnarbox lets you move footage and video up to 4k from your camera directly to your smartphone for easy on-the-go editing.