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This Week in Gear: October 12-16

A look back at an entire week’s worth of gear.

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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.

On the Radar


Reveals, New Launches and Gear


Bang & Olufsen BeoLab 90

Bang & Olufsen’s new flagship loudspeaker, the BeoLab 90, is a beacon of design and high-quality sound. The home speaker tower comes with features like beam-width control, beam-direction control and active room compensation so you always have the best-possible listening experience no matter where you’re sitting. All of these features can be adjusted and controlled via the speaker’s remote, or by a dedicated smartphone app.

Learn More: Here

Oakley Latch

Oakley’s new Latch sunglasses are endorsed by the likes of Curren Caples and Sean Malto. They have a clever design that allows them to be securely clipped to your t-shirt when they aren’t needed.

Buy Now: $130+

Frank & Oak Lune Textured Fleece Hoodie

Athleisure” is becoming the norm on city streets and Frank & Oak’s new Lune Textured Fleece, part of their State Concepts Collection, will keep you comfortable and up with the current trends.

Buy Now: $85

OSV Lava Flow Van

Pull up to the ski mountain in this Mercedes-Benz-and-Outside-Van collaboration. It’s four-wheel drive, has a three-panel bed system and dual front-mount-LED light bars.

Learn More: Here

Kawasaki ZX-10R

Kawasaki’s latest big Ninja has a inline-four-cylinder engine, a new Brembo front-brake system and electronic monitors.

Buy Now: $16,300+

Microsoft Surface Pro 4

Microsoft unveiled its new Surface Pro 4 this week. It has a slighter larger screen than the Surface Pro 3 (by 0.3 inches), an upgraded keyboard, and is powered by Windows 10. They’re available for preorder now and will ship by October 26.

Buy Now: $899+

Suunto Traverse Collection

Suunto’s newest collection of sports watches is geared toward day hikers and weekend adventurers. Available in five different colors (Amber, Black, White, Graphite and Slate), each Traverse syncs with Movescount and allows wearers to plan and upload their hikes before heading out the door. Each device has a built-in GPS satellite navigation system, which accurately keeps track of the person’s location and distance covered, and allows them to save key points along the hike. Other specs like altitude, vertical speed and total ascent are also monitored. And since each Traverse has a battery life of 100 hours, a 24-to-48 adventure is no sweat.

Buy Now: $450+

Puphaus by Pyradmd

This contemporary doghouse is the brainchild of a industrial designer and a graphic designer. It’s made out of Western Red Cedar wood and a cement board from Portland.

Buy Now: $990

The Roll-Rack by COR Surf

An ideal storage system for the garage, the Roll-Rack has interchangeable rolling dowels and can sit a number of surfboards, kayaks and SUP boards.

Buy Now: $189+

The Sebastian Cox Kitchen by deVOL

This new kitchen collaboration is designed with sustainable timbers (birch, beech and ash) from England which are woven together. Sebastian Cox, the designer from whom this collaboration takes its name, says the kitchen is meant to look “like it breathes.”

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Razor DXT Drift Trike

Razor’s new trike drifter has a full-size steel frame, 10-inch rear wheels and can hit some pretty alarming speeds when racing downhill.

Buy Now: $150

Canon Powershot G9 X

The Powershot G9 X is Canon’s newest point-and-shoot camera. Some of its specs include a 1.0-inch high-sensitivity CMOS sensor, an f/2.0-4.9 lens and a DIGIC 6 image processor.

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Aether Drift Vest

The Drift Vest is the perfect transitional piece for fall, designed with the city-dweller in mind. Made of a luxurious Japanese cotton-nylon blend that’s soft to the touch, this stand-alone piece boasts 800-fill down that promises to keep your core extremely warm, while the asymmetric quilting gives it a modern city-inspired look. 

Buy Now: $295

New Apple iMacs with Retina Displays

After setting a new standard for desktop displays with the 5k 27-inch iMac, Apple has now released a premium 21.5-inch model with a 4k display in addition to upgraded processors, RAM and graphics performance. All 27-inch iMacs moving forward have been upgraded to 5k displays, which apparently boast better color reproduction over the previous generation. More importantly, the base price of the new 27-inch versions is now $200 less.

Buy Now: $1,499+

Light L16 Camera

The Light L16 Camera is looking to occupy the space between a DSLR and your cell phone camera. The L16 has 16 small cameras and small sensors. Based on lighting conditions, 10 of the 16 cameras will fire when you press the shutter. Light’s computer software then combines each of the exposures to create a high-resolution image up to 52MP.

Buy Now: $1,299

Best Made Co. Weather Station

Best Made Co.’s Weather Station makes reading the weather easy with a simple humidity gauge and temperature gauge.

Buy Now: $172

Floyd Detroit Coat Rack

Hang your coats in style this winter with Floyd’s coat rack, designed and made in Detroit.

Buy Now: $145

Mizuno Wave Inspire 12

Training for your next half marathon? Log your miles in the new Wave Inspire 12 from Mizuno.

Buy Now: $120

The Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse 2 and Magic Trackpad 2

In addition to their two new iMac displays, Apple has unveiled three redesigned ways to “click, scroll, swipe and type.” The Magic Keyboard ($99) has a low profile and improved key stability. The Magic Mouse 2 ($79) has a new multi-touch surface so users can easily swipe from page to page; and they can scroll in any direction with just one finger. For those who favor a trackpad, there’s the Magic Trackpad 2 ($129). Its touch-sensitive surface area is 30 percent larger than Apple’s previous version, and with its new force touch sensors, different actions can be performed depending on the amount of pressure applied by each finger. All these devices are obviously different. But what they all have in common, which is also Apple’s big selling point, is: they all have built-in rechargeable lithium ion batteries.

Learn More: Here

Sony RX1R II

Sony just announced the newest edition to their RX series: the RX1R II. The camera has a 42-megapixel sensor, a fixed 35mm F/2.0 lens and, like others in the RX line, it has a tiltable LCD screen. The camera will be available next month.

Preorder Now: $3,300

‘Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection’

Only available on PS4, this collection features single-player campaigns from the franchise’s previous games: Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, and Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception. It also gives gamers exclusive access to the Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End multiplayer beta.

Buy Now: $60

Bose QuietComfort 25 Triple Black

These special-edition headphones are specifically designed to optimize sound for Apple devices: iPhones, iPads and iPods.

Buy Now: $299

Snow Peak Fall/Winter 2015 Collection

Snow Peak’s new collection features urban jackets, waterproof tote bags, packable rain paints and innovative camping attire.

Learn More Here

Hillflint Collegiate Sweaters

Don’t like the gaudy sweatshirts and jerseys your alma mater sells? Go to Hillflint.

Buy Now: $69+

Topo Designs x Woolrich F/W ’15 Collection

The two outdoor companies have collaborated on three three travel essentials: a dopp kit, duffel bag and rover pack. You can find the collection on either Woolrich’s and Topo Designs’s websites.

Learn More Here

Jones Snowboards Storm Chaser

The Jones Snowboards Storm Chaser blends technology from both surfing and snowboarding. The board was designed in collaboration with renowned surfboard shaper Chris Christenson. The rocker contour was sketched by hand and takes design cues from some of the best surfboards. Even though it only comes in a size 147 or 157, the wide waist width and fish cut at the tail make this board a blast on the deepest powder days.

Learn More: Here

DSPTCH x {IE Special Edition Daypack

DSPTCH has just released a special edition water resistant backpack in collaboration with {IE made from 410D nylon pack cloth.

Buy Now: $198

Café du Cycliste Francoise Jersey

The new line from Café du Cycliste includes the Francoise Jersey which is made from a silk-merino blend to keep you comfortable while fondo-ing this fall.

Buy Now: $220

Volcom x Bryan Iguchi Outlander Boot

OG snowboarder Bryan Iguchi has collaborated on a pair of boots with snow/skate brand Volcom. The grippy rubber outsole makes it the perfect boot for trudging through snowy ski-town sidewalks.

Buy Now: $165

Corridor Lined Indigo Shirt

Thanks to Corridor‘s three panel fit, you’ll be amply warm and comfortable this fall.

Buy Now: $215

Ernest Alexander x Dom Vetro Primo Sunglasses

With only 25 pairs made, these special-edition Primo sunglasses are sure to make you stand out amongst the crowd of Ray-Bans.

Buy Now: $295


Deals of Note


Great Products at a Great Price


Sony MDRV6 Studio Monitor Headphones

Save $30 on one of the best values ever in the headphone market. Originally introduced in 1985, the Sony MDRV6 is one of the most iconic sets of headphones ever made. These cans were the preferred option of studio greats like Dr. Dre (before he built his own brand). They’re also loved by at least one member of our staff.

Buy Now: $80

Hamilton Intra-Matic Dress Watch

Save $365 on one of our top picks for the frugal watch nerd. With classic ’60s styling and a steel case that’s only 10mm thick, the Intra-matic is about simplicity, class and charm. It’s also powered by the formidable ETA 2892-2 automatic Swiss movement and offers a date display at 6:00 — meaning it competes with dress watches that cost far more.

Buy Now: $581

Staub 5 Quart Round Cocotte

Save $122 on some of the finest cast iron cookware money can buy. While the 5 quart option is the perfect medium sized choice for most kitchens, deals on bigger and smaller sized versions of Staub’s classic french oven are also available.

Buy Now: $285

Canon PIXMA PRO-100 Wireless Professional Inkjet Photo Printer

Save up to $250 on this excellent photo printer that’s capable of making prints up to 13×19″ and features modern specs including Wifi and AirPrint support. We say “up to $250” because getting this full deals involves using a mail-in rebate of $250 — bringing the price down to $150. That deal ends October 31st. If you can’t be bothered with that type of thing, Amazon is also selling the printer outright for $160 off.

Buy Now: $150

Wolverine ‘1000 Mile Centennial’ Boot

Save $140 on one of our favorite pairs of boots. Designed to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the original 1000 mile boot originally introduced in 1914, they’re made from Horween Leather Company’s Genuine American Bison in Wolverine’s Michigan factory. Note that these run slightly big and Wolverine suggests buying a half or full-size down compared to other shoes.

Buy Now: $260

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