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
Travelteq Double Briefcase
For frequent travelers who desire a larger briefcase, Travelteq just introduced their Double Briefcase. Like their previous briefcases, the new Double Briefcase has compartments for all your travel essentials: laptop (up to 15 inches), smartphone, charger, passport and plane tickets. But this briefcase now has an extra compartment for clothes. Each is crafted with Florentine Vachetta leather (fox, brown, navy) and then lined with water-resistant nylon (navy, green, orange).
American Trench Pima Cotton Houndstooth Socks
These dress socks are made with spun, mercerized Italian pima cotton and are knitted with a houndstooth pattern.
The Kaufmann Mercantile Guide
As its full title (The Kaufmann Mercantile Guide: How to Split Wood, Shuck an Oyster, and Master Other Simple Pleasures) suggests, this coffee-table book is a fun read that teaches a number of useful skills.
Alex Mill x OMNIGOD Brena Wolves French Jacket
Take on fall in style with Alex Mill’s new OMNIGOD collaboration jacket.
Vans SK8-Hi MTE
The new Vans SK8-Hi MTE offers a weatherized reprieve from stiff ski and snowboard boots.
Mophie Juice Pack for Samsung Galaxy Note5
With all of the productivity offered by the Note5, you may find your power draining quickly. Remedy that with Mophie’s new Note 5 Juice Pack.
Revel in Lincoln
Crafting thoughtfully designed loudspeakers involves more than just intuition. Kevin Voecks, of Revel product development, describes his scientific approach for creating a new dimension of immersive audio for Lincoln in the 2016 MKX. The Lincoln Motor Company will be the exclusive automaker to offer Revel and Revel Ultima® audio systems in its lineup of luxury vehicles, debuting with the all-new Lincoln MKX.
On Cloudrunner Winter Edition
As is true with all of On’s running shoes, their new winter shoes feature the brand’s patented Cloudtec soles. What’s different about them? They’re completely waterproof and windproof. Add some reflective elements and a relatively lightweight body (9.5 ounces), and these running shoes are ideal for the upcoming cold, wet and short days of winter.
Silca Seat Roll by Yanco
This seat roll has three pockets for tools, easily attaches itself under a bike seat and is made out of waxed duck canvas by Martexin.
Roots Waterbuck Collection
Red Wing Heritage 8882 6-Inch Moc Boot
Need new boots for fall? These Red Wing classics now come in Indigo Portage leather.
OneBlade Razor & Stand
The OneBlade claims to be the best razor blade on the planet. It consists of a single Japanese Feather blade (which is replaceable) and has a lifetime guarantee.
Lifefactory Cafe Collection
These new glass mugs have insulating sleeves so you can comfortably carry hot coffee, or tea, on the go.
Aether Loft Jacket
“With the Loft Jacket, we took our passion for motorcycles and fused it with our love for winter, resulting in a moto-inspired down jacket made of a Japanese three-layer nylon shell that locks out the cold while still managing to be breathable. This slim-fitting jacket with an adjustable bottom hem contains 800-fill gray-goose down to keep you incredibly warm.”
Libratone’s new ZIPP features high-quality sound, wireless connectivity and interchangeable covers.
Edward Field Phone Wallet
These affordable pieces from Edward Field are made in America with high-quality leather. They offer all the practicality of a minimalist wallet, with a space for your phone. Order through their Kickstarter and get up to 30 percent off.
Stumptown Winter Cheer
Get a healthy dose of holiday spices with your morning coffee. Stumptown’s Winter Cheer is back.
Sigma 20mm F1.4 DG HSM Art Series
Sigma’s new prime wide-angle lens opens all the way to f/1.4 for beautifully blurred backdrops to your images.
Nook GlowLight Plus
Perfect for the beach or by the pool, Barnes & Noble has released their first waterproof e-reader: the Nook GlowLight Plus. The model is an update of their last GlowLight, which came out two years ago. The new e-reader has a scratch- and glare-resistant display, plus it has a higher resolution (with supposedly twice as many pixels) than its predecessor. The Nook GlowLight Plus has wi-fi connectivity, so it’s able to download (and store) thousands of e-books.
HTC One A9
HTC’s freshly released One A9 smartphone combines the brand’s usual premium all metal design with the latest version of Android — that’s Marshmellow in case you’ve lost track. If the new styling happens to look like another smartphone you know, that’s just purely coincidental. While some of it’s specs lag slightly behind other flagship devices in the space, the overall user experience is still second to none for an Android device. Did we mention it’s also available with 32GB of internal storage for just $400 — or roughly $250 less than what you’d pay for that “other” phone.
The New Instagate
This perfect tailgate companion is both easy to setup and cleanup. Each Instagate is now customizable with each component (cooler box, grill, paper plates, etc.) sold separately. But if you want the entire tailgate package, fear not — they still sell those too.
Hochstadter’s Vatted Straight Rye Whiskey
This 100 proof rye whiskey is a blend of five straight rye whiskeys, varying in age from four to 15 years old. It’s claimed to be the first rye whiskey that’s designated as vatted.
Pagnol Moto T-Shirt
Motorcycle jacket brand Pagnol have released their first-ever t-shirt.
Fossil Q Line
Fossil’s Q line is the brand’s first plunge into smartwatches. The line features two watches, which can be paired with one or two bracelets, and they are compatible with Android (4.3 and higher), iPhone (5 or higher) and iOS (8.2 and higher).
Burton Custom 20th Anniversary
In 1996, Burton Snowboards introduced the Custom, and it has been a staple in their line ever since. For its 20th anniversary, Burton have brought back some of the best Custom base graphics including the bases from 1997, 1999 and 2000. Snowboarding and snowboard graphics have come a long way in the past 20 years, but the Custom has stayed constant.
For $10 per month, YouTube will now let you save videos for offline playback, play videos ad-free and allow you to run it in the background while you use other apps.
Sena Smart Helmet
Sena’s new Smart Helmet features noise-canceling technology to reduce wind and road noise while you’re out on your Sunday ride.
Russell’s Reserve 1998 Bourbon
This new bourbon from Russell’s Reserve is the brand’s rarest and has notes of caramel, vanilla and fruity characters.
Juniper Ridge Christmas Fir Cabin Spray
Ever wish your house could smell like Christmas even without a tree? Juniper Ridge has you covered.
Having an unorganized jangling keyring is amateur at best. Orbitkey helps keep all your keys quiet and organized.