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This Week in Gear: August 24-28

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.

h3>Jamis Defcon 27.5

New Jersey-based Jamis Bicycles have launched an all-new enduro machine called the Defcon. Utilizing an MP4 suspension system, the bike is designed to pedal efficiently and attack all of the rowdy trail that you can throw at it. The Defcon 1 features a 6061 air-formed aluminum frame that is kitted-out with all of the top parts. 160mm of travel in the front and rear are provided by a Fox 36 Kashima Coat fork and Fox Float X Evol respectively. It also comes standard with an anodized blue stem and handlebar combo that matches the wheels. Not only will you be ripping down your favorite trail, but you’ll look great doing it, too.

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Square Cash

Yet another salvo in the war against wallets, Square Cash takes the Venmo’s monetary-exchange-as-social-media approach one step further with browser-accessible user profiles (or “CashTags”), to whose owners you can pay back IOU’s, pay rent, pay for goods, and on and on.

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Askov Finlayson x Frost River Bags

To commemorate the opening of their Minneapolis flagship store, Askov Finlayson is selling new colorways of fellow Minnesotan brand Frost River’s roll-top, boot and lunch bags.

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Upslope Brewing Blood Orange Saison

Boulder Colorado’s Upslope Brewing is releasing a new Blood Orange Saison in the favorite vessel of the craft beer enthusiast and outdoor adventurer alike: the 12-ounce can.

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TaylorMade Golf myRoundPro

TaylorMade have announced their new standalone analytics platform designed to help you golf better. Maybe not like a tour pro, but better.

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Corked Backpack

Corked are set to release a new line of backpacks. The bags have cork zipper pulls, accents, a padded cork bottom and more.

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Mercedes S-Class Cabriolet

The Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe, already one of the most luxurious cars in the world, now comes with optional unlimited headroom. Mercedes unveiled the new S-Class Cabriolet ahead of the Frankfurt Auto Show, a new open-top four-seater that harkens back to the grand Mercedes convertibles of the ’50s and ’60s.

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Neo Smartpen N2

Past attempts at syncing paper notebooks with digital accoutrements have swiftly been made redundant with the introduction of the Neo Smartpen N2 and N Notebook, which automatically (and astoundingly) sync your scribblings with a dedicated app on your smartphone (Android or iOS). Data is transferred to your smartphone through the pen’s Bluetooth connection, and the notebook can even automatically email your documents when you check a box in the upper-righthand corner of the sheet of paper.

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SPIDI Summer Scout

With its bright-yellow hue and EN1621-1 certified protections, the SPIDI Summer Scout suits those riders for whom the leather-and-denim look is a bit overdone.

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Overthrow Beeline Shirt

For the awkward summer/fall in-between months, pick up Overthrow’s 100 percent cotton navy blue Beeline Shirt.

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Cotopaxi Agua Bottle

Likewise, the double-wall-insulated Cotopaxi Agua Bottle will keep beverages at their desired temperature when the weather outside decides not to.

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Orange Screw

And finally, the Orange Screw’s corkscrew shape is a good failsafe for that end-of-summer camping trip.

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Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II

The Olympus OM series has long been a favorite of college photography students and film camera aficionados due to its affordability and quality optics. The new OM-D E-M10 keeps with the classic styling of the old OM film cameras and packs it full of technologically advanced features like the tilting touch display. The newest iteration of the OM-D also has the ability to shoot 4k video and comes standard with Live Composite mode, which takes the guesswork out of shooting long-exposure star trails.

Buy Now: $650 (Body Only)

Philips Hue Wireless Dimmer


The new Philips Hue Wireless Dimmer makes it easy for you to dim up to 10 Philips Hue bulbs with virtually no installation needed. The wireless remote can be mounted on the wall, or detached to be used from anywhere in your home.

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MiiR Backpacks

MiiR have launched a new crowdfunding campaign in which each backpack purchased goes towards funding education in impoverished countries.

Buy Now: $68+

Ahnu Ridgecrest

Ahnu’s newest light hiking shoe was developed in collaboration with blind hiker Trevor Thomas and can handle a pack up to 50 pounds.

Buy Now: $150

Yamaha SLG200 Silent Guitars

The newest guitar from Yamaha features an almost nonexistent body with a headphone jack that is perfect for practicing without your neighbors getting involved. Available starting in September.

Buy Now: $1,015

Bluelounge Kosta Apple Watch Charger

The new Kosta Apple Watch Charger makes nightstand mode that much more convenient.

Buy Now: $15

Tillys Volcom Future Athletes Collection

Volcom, New Era and Tillys have collaborated on a new collection of athletic-leaning tees, hoodies and hats. The line adopts the ongoing tropical print trend, cutting palm fronds and flowers with sporty accents. Proceeds go to The Sheckler Foundation, which aids children and injured action sports athletes; learn more about their current campaign here.

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Rev’It Flatbush Jacket

For safe but stylish riding, Rev’It’s Flatbush Jacket merges vintage style with discrete CE rated SAS-TEC shoulder and elbow armor.

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Faribault Pak-A-Robe

Faribault celebrates its 150th anniversary with limited editions of their classic Pak-A-Robe.

Buy Now: $190

Allen Sports Ultra X Folding Bike

Allen Sports’ new 20-speed folding bike pulls out all the stops with a full carbon fiber body, Shimano derailleurs and more.

Buy Now: $4,999

Alchemy Carry On

Alchemy’s highly durable carry-on bag is not just TSA approved, but IATA (International Aviation Transport Association) approved, too. It’s also sleek as hell.

Buy Now: $350

On Running Cloudcruiser

On Running’s Cloudcruiser utilizes lacing that molds to the foot, memory foam and rubber-rebound compounds to make high-impact running painless (literally and figuratively).

Buy Now: $150

Crankbrothers E Mallet Pedal

The latest news coming out of Eurobike 2015 is Crankbrothers’ completely redesigned line of pedals. The new line includes the E Mallet, aimed at enduro riders and racers. The E Mallet is based on their popular Mallet DH platform but is 12 percent smaller and weighs 50 grams less. It also includes completely updated internals like the new Enduro cartridge bearings and integrated traction pad technology. The E Mallet also offers customizable float and release angles. These new Crankbrothers pedals are sure to become favorites on the UCI circuit.

Buy Now: $165

Nau Randygoat Plus Hoodie

Nau’s new Randygoat hoody features a merino wool face and is lined with soft recycled poly fleece on the inside to keep you warm this coming fall.

Buy Now: $200

Superfeet Go Insloes

Superfeet have long been the standard insoles for hikers and backpackers. Their newest design is aimed at the everyday user and was developed to reduce pain in the arch and heel.

Buy Now: $70

Official Crown of Laurel Bad Trip Hat

Two years ago, Official brought on an all-star skate team: Stefan Janoski, Rodrigo TX, Austyn Gillette, Jose Rojo, Marquise Henry and Miles Silvas. The influence of these skaters led to killer designs like the Bad Trip, which is available now.

Buy Now: $32

Leica Ultravid 8×32 Edition Zagato Binoculars

Limited to only 1,000 units globally, these Leica binoculars were developed in collaboration with Italian design house Zagato. They will be available starting in September.

Buy Now: $3,500

DPTR Clamshell Wallets

It’s time to ditch your middle-school bi-fold and upgrade to minimalist perfection.

Buy Now: $50

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