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
Amazon Street Art Project
Today, Amazon has released a series of limited-edition prints by street artists Ron English, AIKO, Faith 47, Logan Hicks, Ganzeer, Stikman and Gaia. The seven prints have each been released in editions of 50, with each example being numbered and signed by the artist. The collection was curated by Vandalog — a website dedicated to the discussion and presentation of street art.
NikeLab ACG x VSCO Preset
In conjunction with their innovative ACG line of apparel, designed to bring the cutting edge of fashion and technology together, Nike and VSCO have teamed up to release an exclusive filter preset for your photos.
Horse Brand EDC Utility Tool
With a design based on a Japanese style utility knife called the Kiridashi, Horse’s take on the EDC utility tool can do everything from opening boxes, to prying open other things and scraping residue off of surfaces. If you so desire, the tool can also be sharpened down to a fine blade to cut leather, wood and cardboard.
Travelteq Briefcase Original Moro Green
Travelteq’s new Moro Green collection features their classic briefcase silhouette constructed from Florentine Vachetta leather and is accented in green.
Ratio Thermal Carafe
Designed to fit its high-quality Eight coffee-brewing system, Ratio have released a new thermal carafe that will keep your coffee hot for hours and is worthy of passing on to the next generation.
Ballast Point Pineapple Sculpin
Hot off their $1 billion buyout from Constellation Brands, Ballast Point is set to release Pineapple Sculpin — the newest sibling in the Sculpin IPA alongside the Grapefruit and Habanero iterations.
We expected a collaboration between the UK’s top watch– and automaker to produce something great. Bremont’s MKI and MKII watches didn’t disappoint — and now, the newly unveiled MKIII picks up the momentum of the series, offering access to the Jaguar-inspired line at a more accessible price point. The biggest changes come in the form of a slightly slimmer 43mm polished steel case with a closed case back, as well as a slightly less complex movement. But its simplicity shouldn’t be confused with a lack of refinement. The three-handed dial, complete with a date window at the 6 position, sports the same design nods inspired by the instruments of the E-Type, including the distinctive redline quadrant between 3 and 4 o’clock. For automotive fans looking for ways to channel their love into their personal style, this is a watch to seek out.
Kuna Outdoor Home Security System
This outdoor smart light doubles as a home security camera with a video feed viewable via smartphone, and it can sound an alarm when its adaptive motion sensors recognize an unusual visitor to deter potential intrusions.
Spidi Master Combat Jacket
Italo Modern 2
New from Park Books, the architecture geek in your family will appreciate this survey of post-war North Italian architecture.
3sixteen Eames Chair
Here’s a handful of refreshments for the classic Eames Chair: hand-oiled santos palisander wood veneers and highly patina-ready vegetable-tanned leather. The chair debuts at NYC’s Pop-Up Flea this Friday.
HiFiMan Edition X
HiFiMan’s newest audiophile headphones are specifically designed to work with low powered devices like smartphones and portable music players, eliminating the need for a separate headphone amp.
Nest Learning Thermostat
Give the gift of peace of mind this holiday season. The Nest Learning Thermostat learns your heating and cooling preferences and will automatically adjust the temperature — even when you forget to — saving you money by limiting the use of your HVAC system when it isn’t needed. As a bonus, Nest is offering free gift-wrapping in the US and standing free shipping if you spend $198 or more for residents outside of the US. Just be sure to order by December 20th to make sure it arrives in time for the holidays.
Fortified Invincible Bike
If you own a bicycle in the city and often leave it locked up outside, you’ve likely experienced the woes of a stolen seat, wheels or just about every other part. Fortified, makers of “unstealable” bike lights, have now launched a project to make an “unstealable” bicycle. Fortfied fitted the Invincible with with proprietary nuts and bolts on every part of the bike to keep it theft-proof. For an added cost, you can also purchase 24-hour bike protection. This involves Fortified checking secondary markets and working with police if your bike is ever stolen.
LED Lenser H7R.2
Whether you are just walking the dog or putting up a midnight FA at your local crag, the H7R.2 has enough lumens — 300 at max — to light the way.
RealHamn Chef Tongs
RealHamn’s new tongs are specifically designed to be as precise and delicate as possible when plating your newest creation.
Native Union Charging Docks
These weighted charging docks look great on your desk and are available for iPhone, Android and Apple Watch.
Loyal3 Android App
Loyal3’s new Android app puts IPO and stock browsing in the palm of your hand — allowing you to purchase stocks and IPOs like the next Gordon Gekko.
Rite in the Rain Centennial Bound Book
A classic mainstay in the outdoor community, Rite in the Rain’s new Centennial Bound Book takes their signature waterproofing and wraps it in a sophisticated package worthy of your next board meeting.
GoButler Concierge App
Siri’s new competition: humans. The requests you submit through GoButler’s text message-based interface are fielded by a staff of “Heroes,” who can correspond with you and carry out more sophisticated and specialized demands than AI — for now, at least — entirely free of charge. At no extra cost to you, every purchase you make via GoButler nets the company a small commission fee. Partnerships with Seamless, DoorDash and others make for streamlined food orders (even from places that are unavailable through those services); other services include product deliveries, travel booking, reservation-making and more. And the service operates internationally, so you won’t be high and dry when you’re abroad.
American Giant Storm Full Zip
DWR-coated fleece gives this slim hoodie warmth and waterproofing perfect for shoulder season. Features like a pocket passageway for headphone cords, a storm-flap zipper and a brimmed hood are icing on the cake. Snatch one up while you still can.
Nike Counterflex Putters
The counterbalance in Nike’s Counterflex putters affords golfers unprecedented feel and customization when they get to the greens.
This Is Ground iPad Pro Sleeve & Stand
Clever utilization of sturdy vegetable-tanned leathers makes for a combination sleeve and stand that doesn’t need to be attached to your iPad Pro in order to work — convenient, and sure to age well.
The New Primal Beef Sticks
Beef sticks are like Slim Jims sans the poison. The New Primal’s beef sticks use free-range grass-fed and grass-finished beef, seasoned with honey, ginger, pepper and more.
Seagull Nightshift V2
With a series of external straps for any number of items — “tripod, sleeping bag, bike wheel, etc.” — this “shapeshifting” backpack is a reasonable all-in-one solution for the weekend-hiking city commuter.
Isaora IR Voyager Jacket
The pinnacle of cutting edge manufacturing, the IR Voyager features fully welded construction eliminating the need for sewing. No needle holes mean a 100% secure bond, and unlike conventionally constructed down jackets, zero down migration and a totally water-resistant barrier against the elements.
Ball and Buck 6 Point Denim Pant
Ball and Buck has decided to release its highly acclaimed 6 Point Pant — previously available in cotton twill — in two denim options: selvedge and distilled indigo.
Parker Dusseau Utility Travel Blazer
Made from heavyweight Swiss Schoeller fabric, Parker Dusseau’s Travel Blazer keeps you comfortable and stylish whether you are cycling to work or jetting across the country.
Hiplok Gold All Black
Hiplok’s newest bike lock features a 12mm hardened steel shackle and a 10mm hardened steel chain.
TRNK Handcrafted Walnut and Brass Bar Cart
Great liquor is only one part of the ultimate bar cart; the cart itself must match. TRNK’s fine example is handcrafted and built to last.
Grown Alchemist Hydra Shave Kit
Give the gift of a high-quality, moisturizing shave this holiday season.