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
Montane Hi-Q Luxe Pro Pull-On
Available in fall of 2016, Montane’s new alpine-oriented pullover is sure to make ski-touring buffs rejoice. The Hi-Q Luxe Pro combines stretch micro-fleece panels with synthetic baffled insulation. The baffled insulation is filled with PrimaLoft’s Gold Luxe insulation that retains heat even when it is wet. To keep the insulation from getting wet in the first place, diamond baffled Pertex Quantum CS-10 fabric is used in the chest, top of the hood and upper arms. Quantum CS-10’s high water resistance and ultralight weight make for the ultimate in weight-saving protection.
Todd Shelton Pro Light Selvedge Dark Wash Jean
Todd Shelton’s beloved raw denim now comes in a lighter weight of 11 ounces.
Ballast Point Mango Even Keel
Continuing on Ballast Point’s trend of adding fruits to beers, the latest version of their Even Keel session ale gets the mango treatment. Available later this year.
Brooks Metropolitan Collection
Brooks’s new collection of bags is fit for a range of commuters with a taste for fine materials: there’s a rucksack, shoulder bag, briefcase, tote and two weekenders.
Citizenry Zua Lamp
This minimalist lamp was carved by hand from Ugandan Mugavu wood, the work of 15 craftsmen, traded fairly.
If the winter is no concern, try out Volcom’s recycled-fiber boardshorts, featuring a cinch fly, four-way stretch fabric and water repellence.
Ray-Ban has combined two of its most popular styles, the Round and Clubmaster, for a somewhat more academic-looking lovechild of the two. It’s a subtle variation — the materials are the same acetate brows and metal rims and bridges one can expect of the brand — but nonetheless a striking new look, available for pre-order in standard, mirror and optical lenses.
Leki Tour Plus S Glove
Click in and out of your poles with ease — perfect for sticky situations — with this waterproof glove, which also allow for variable gripping without having to click out.
Adidas Ace16+ Purecontrol
The laceless upper of this (strikingly) green cleat isn’t just for convenience, but for a fit that molds to the foot upon first wear, without any wear-in time, allowing for firm control on third- and fourth-generation artificial grass.
Zeiss Exolens iPhone Lenses
Step up your phone photos with these three lenses, which serve as zoom macro adapters and wide-angle and telephoto converters. (Translation: legit 40-80mm zoom, robust capabilities for close and far shots and more.)
CB2 Denim Hangers
While unexpected, denim hangers are eco-friendly — and your favorite shirts will probably take kindly to them.
Fimbulvetr Hikr Snowshoes
Building on the success of its Rangr snowshoes, Norwegian brand Fimbulvetr have announced the Hikr — a 2016 ISPO award winner. The Hikr packs the performance and float of a 28-inch snowshoe into one that is just 24-inches. It features adjustable heel lifts for climbing steeper slopes and is constructed from DuPont Hytrel, which offers superb performance in extreme cold conditions.
Phaz Music P2 Headphones
Phaz’s P2 over-the-ear headphones feature HD audio amplification, bass boost and an integrated phone charger.
Avex Sport Growler
Available for purchase this March, Avex’s new growler comes complete with a full-grip handle that makes it easy to carry and pour.
Compartes Chocolates Liquid Gold
L.A.-based Compartes Chocolates’s Liquid Gold bar is made from 75 percent deep dark chocolate for a decadent tasting experience.
Luma Sleep Mattress
Now instead of shelling out for a hulking mattress with a control panel, you can simply add and remove layers to adjust the firmness and cushioning of your mattress.
HCWD Wood Brick Lamp
Bring style and function to your desk or nightstand with HCWD’s Wood Brick Lamp. Its five-hour battery allows it to be used on the go as well.
If you’re a Lawrence of Arabia/Jacques Cousteau type and have been unsatisfied with the crop of ruggedized compact cameras available to date, then Leica might have solved your problem. The new X-U is a burly-yet-svelte, aluminum-and-matte-plastic camera that can handle dust storms, drops from up to four feet, and up to 8.3 fathoms of water. The camera’s party piece, though, is its big APS-C sensor and 23mm f/1.7 lens (equivalent to 35mm on a full-frame camera), which should ensure that you’ll have some pretty amazing proof of all the shenanigans you got up to.
Mayron’s Goods Lip Stuff Mint
Winter’s finally here; protect your lips with beeswax, peppermint oil, chamomile, and cocoa and shea butter.
Powerhandz Sports Training Gloves
No, it’s not a robot glove. Each glove is weighted, up to two pounds, for muscle conditioning, with your choice of either anti-grip material (for difficult catching) or increased-grip material (for handling bats or sticks); a basketball wrap is also available, making the ball more difficult to control while dribbling.
Highsnobiety x Early Leather Pouch
We have a lot of respect for Highsnobiety; support them by purchasing this vegetable-tanned, organically colored pouch, handmade in Frankfurt, Germany — a fine reflection of their taste.
Whiskey and How to Enjoy It
Pity anyone with a birthday that follows the holiday hangover. Or, treat them to this kit, which features two eight-ounce tumblers, two premium leather coasters and a handy whiskey guidebook.
Moose Knuckles Stirling Parka
Down one jacket this winter? Then get a down parka — like the Stirling Parka, which features 100 percent duck down with a loft of 625 ounces, a 74 percent cotton outershell and 100 percent nylon lining.
Lomography New Jupiter 3+
Lomography’s New Jupiter 3+ lens is designed for Leica’s L39 mounting system, but also includes an adapter for the M-Mount system. The 50mm f/1.5 lens is designed specifically to help you explore what can be done with bokeh in your photography. The lens is a version of the original Russian Jupiter 3 lens and is manufactured by Zenit in the original factory.
The new Slicks backpack system, currently funding on Kickstarter, offers a host of improvements over your standard backpack including a suit pouch, shirt collar protector and a shoe pocket.
Miir Camp Cup
Miir’s new 12-ounce Camp Cup features a double-wall insulation to keep hot beverages hot and cold ones cold. Available later this year.
Billabong Platinum X Airlite Boardshorts
Billabong’s new Airlite boardshorts feature a flex-welded waistband that is bonded to a stretch-weave fabric for unmatched comfort while pulling cutbacks at Lowers.
Ben Soleimani for Restoration Hardware
Highly acclaimed designer Ben Soleimani has teamed up with Restoration Hardware to release a collection of rugs inspired by his travels around the globe.
New Balance 530 ’90s Athletic Pack
Inspired by ’90s design, New Balance have released a classically styled version of their 530 silhouette, available in three colorways.