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.
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX™ Battlebox™
So, you’re a gamer uninterested in dialing back your graphics settings in order to play the latest titles. We feel you, and so does NVIDIA. The de-facto name in GPU development has crafted a new signature badge that’ll be affixed to the world’s grandest gaming desktops. Engineered by the NVIDIA GeForce team, along with a number of deluxe custom PC builders, any given GeForce Battlebox includes, at a minimum, a GeForce GTX 980 Ti for the highest-possible GPU performance, an Intel Core i7 CPU for the best-possible CPU performance, 16GB of DDR4 RAM, and the newly released Windows 10. NVIDIA isn’t hawking the machines directly, instead letting those who know the art of PC building do their thing. Beyond the obvious bragging rights, each Battlebox is also able to handle VR and 4K gaming — the two things ushering in the very future of what it means to game.
Logitech G633 Artemis Spectrum Gaming Headset
Pair your top-tier rig with top-notch sound quality: Logitech’s new gaming headphones feature Dolby and DTS Headphone:X surround options in addition to software equalization and a whole host of customizable aesthetic components.
Leica S Typ 007
The Leica S Typ 007 finally has a release date. Available August 31st, the S Typ 007 is Leica’s take on a more traditional DSLR body with a medium format sensor, and while we still love the Q, we can’t wait to get our hands on one.
Feetures! Elite Merino+ Ultra Light Quarter
These new merino wool socks from Feetures! will regulate your foot temperature and keep your feet happy whether you are running, cycling or just walking around town.
Taylor Stitch Moto Boot
Danner Jag Boot
Who says hiking gear can’t get some retro-chic love? Danner’s Jag boot pairs subtle neon ’80s design cues with contemporary components like an EVA midsole, an OrthoLite footbed and more.
World of McIntosh Pryma Headphones
These may be the most luxe-looking headphones we’ve ever seen. From the Italian leather headband to the buckles that adjust its length — yes, buckles — to the super glossy finish, World of McIntosh’s latest is certainly enough to put your Bose cans to shame — and that’s without factoring in the 99.99 percent oxygen-free-copper transducers underneath those gleaming shells. Granted, no one would blame you for not wanting to wear a belt on your head, not to mention how frequently you’d be washing your hair to ensure the thing stays clean.
House of Marley CHANT Mini
Alternatively, House of Marley’s portable Bluetooth speaker — built with a recyclable housing wrapped in 40 percent recycled plastic bottles, 30 percent organic cotton and 30 percent hemp (yep) — offers a humbler, more sharable sound experience.
Grayers x Winter Session Log Totes
This line of totes from Winter Session was designed in collaboration with POLO Ralph Lauren’s former SVP, which shows in details like unwaxed canvas and vegetable-tanned, undyed cowhide handles?. Available soon.
Dyer & Jenkins Apothecary
Dyer & Jenkins’ new Apothecary line features fragrances, shave oils and more — great for those whose fall prep skews more cosmetic.
FLOS Kelvin LED Green
If you’re not thinking about cabins, you can at least spice up your desk with FLOS’s understated copper LED lamp, which adjusts automatically to the surrounding ambient light.
Norco Range C7.2
Norco’s new Range Carbon is a fine example of understated good looks being paired with top-notch performance and durability. While some companies are releasing lime green bikes, Norco’s matte black and teal could be the best colorway we’ve seen from a 2016 mountain bike yet. Beyond the striking looks of the Range, the parts spec on the bike is equally as good. When it ships to the public, it will come standard with Rockshox’s newly redesigned Lyrik fork with 170mm of travel.
Killspencer Mil Duffle
Killspencer’s new Mil Duffle is part of their Made By Killspencer line and will keep everything you need for a weekend getaway without cramping your style.
What happens when you age whiskey in barrels that once held craft stout? You get a delicious and complex triple-distilled spirit that will keep you warm this fall when it comes Stateside.
The Bouqs Co.
The Bouqs Co. have officially announced that their beautifully crafted flower bouquets will now be available for same-day delivery in New York City.
Lexdray Gstaad Zip Hoodie
Luxury brand Lexdray have released a new line of sweatshirts, including the Gstaad Zip Hoodie. It features a water-resistant exterior, a two-way zipper and a number of hidden pockets.
SeaVees 08/63 Hermosa Plimsoll
SeaVees have released new colorways of their popular Hermosa Plimsoll for the fall season.
Snap Flying Camera
Drones have always been a losing compromise between quality and size. Simply put, if you’ve wanted something that’s small enough to carry around and can also record high-quality video you’ve been SOL. Vantage Robotics and their Snap flying camera (they’ve done their best to distance themselves from the term “drone” and any negative associations that come with) are out to fight the compromise with a boatload of pure engineering. They’ve come up with what might be the smallest 2-axis stabilizing gimbal with an attached 4K camera, chucked a bulky remote in favor of your phone (though if you’re a die-hard two-stick guy, it’s still compatible) and leveraged a ton of automation to turn the Snap into something that anyone can fly and get great results out of. Icing on the cake is that it folds down to fit in a small backpack and currently costs less than $1,000 to preorder.
Sony Xperia Z5 Premium
The newest Sony Xperia flagship confirms two things: first, big phones are here to stay. Second: so is 4K. The so-called Sony Xperia Z5 premium’s main selling point is a 5.5-inch 4K screen. At any rate, underneath the unearthly display on each phone is a Snapdragon 810 64-bit processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage and a microSD card slot capable of boosting that number to 200GB — which is perhaps the true selling point for smartphone power users lamenting the loss of that same feature on phones like the aforementioned Galaxy Note 5, as well as shutterbugs looking to truly capitalize on the Xperia’s new 23MP camera. There’s also a fingerprint sensor built right into the power button on the side of the phone.
LG Rolly Keyboard
Another upside to big phones: no more carrying around a laptop. With contemporary phone specs being what they are, all you need is an innocuous bluetooth keyboard like LG’s just-announced roll-up one.
Hypebeast Magazine Issue 11
Take a break from digital with Hypebeast‘s latest issue, featuring interviews with designer Rick Owens, Nick Wooster, Hiroki Nakamura and more, presented in a new format and paper stock.
Asics GEL-Kayano 22
Asics’ improvements to the award-winning GEL-Kayano running shoe include a mid-foot fitting system and components for comprehensive foot stabilization.
D’Hauteville Concrete Low Armchair
Julie Legros’s Mid-Century-inspired concrete-and-rebar chair looks aesthetically and ergonomically modern; let’s hope it’s comfortable.
2016 Vans Infuse Snowboard Boot
After a year-long hiatus due to one of their manufacturers shutting down, Vans Snowboard Boots are back and better than ever. The new Infuse is Vans’ highest-performing boot and shares DNA with their highly acclaimed Andreas Wiig pro model from years past. The boot features a dual-lace system consisting of a traditional lace system with a Boa zone that tightens across your ankle to lock your foot in. It also features a power strap across the cuff of the boot to provide ample support when things get heavy. If you are someone who rides the entire mountain, these boots will give you enough stiffness and support to tackle steep lines while still being supple and flexible enough for flowing lines through the terrain park.
Engineered For Motion Nolita Jacket
EFM’s new fall line includes the Nolita Double Face Wool Jacket, which features a Bi Swing back for increased range of motion and a wool, polyester and spandex blend to keep you warm this fall season.
A Gates belt drive system and hydraulic disc brakes make this bike a versatile option for commuters who like to ride some cyclocross on the weekends.
Bose Soundlink II Headphones
Bose’s new Soundlink II headphones provide high quality wireless sound coupled with supreme comfort. They also allow you to switch easily between two connected Bluetooth devices meaning you never have to skip a beat.
SILCA HX-One Hex Essentials Kit
SILCA’s new hex key set brings the quality of Pro-tour-grade tools to the everyday bike rider.
Taking design cues from Instagram‘s logo, the new Polaroid Snap allows users to print immediately from the camera using Zero Ink Printing technology while still saving a digital copy for use on social media.