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
Phiaton BT 460
Newly released after being unveiled at CES, Phiaton’s new BT 460 headphones features a touch-input option that lets you use use a simple swipe of the finger to play, pause, fast-forward, rewind, adjust volume and accept calls. The best feature of the BT 460, though, is its smart play/pause. If you remove your headphones, they will automatically pause the track so you don’t miss anything.
Epic Brewing Son of a Baptist
Going against the trends in the craft beer world, Epic Brewing have released a “reverse variant” of their Big Bad Baptist. SOB is a coffee stout brewed with cacao nibs that weighs in at 8% ABV.
Merrell Capra VaporVENT 2.5L Shell
Merrell’s new active-breathing shell features its VaporCell technology and is rated at 25k for waterproofing and 30k for breathability.
GLCO + Black Optical Van Buren Sunglasses
Any EDC freak can appreciate sleek foldable shades. This pair refines could otherwise be a novelty, with engraved detailing and sleek lenses.
Discommon Watch Roll
Discommon’s watch roll aims not just for convenient storage, but for protection: It contains D30 impact-absorbing foam. Protect your heirloom(s).
PlusUs LifeCard Portable Battery
Pair PlusUS’s credit card-sized battery with a minimalist wallet, and you’ll be set for a long day away from any wall outlet, without any extra clutter in your coat pockets.
Outdoor Voices Merino Wool Collection
Outdoor Voices’ first foray into merino wool encompasses sweatshirts, sweatpants and short- and long-sleeve tees. Silhouettes are kept simple, meant for easy crossover between workouts and understated streetwear; the fabric’s sweat-wicking qualities and capacity to resist accumulating odors are especially helpful in this regard. Lastly, the wool itself is ethically sourced from Global Merino.
Master & Dynamic Palladium ME05 Headphones
The ME05’s hand-finished palladium coating makes it pleasing to the touch, and its custom drivers make it pleasing to the ear.
Tanner Goods Geoglyph Collection
This limited-run collection features striking designs hand-stamped onto English bridle leather. Get your hands on this limited run while you can.
Upslope Brewing Company Barrel-Aged Imperial Milk Stout
Booq Limited-Edition Daypacks
Aside from its commuter-friendly contoured design, each of this daypack’s colorways features a different interior lining: options include textile, 210-denier ripstop nylon and 210-denier poly.
Grovemade Brass Minimalist Wallet
Brass and vegetable-tanned leather make for a pretty striking combination — especially in a minimalist wallet.
Aerogel, invented by NASA, is carbon or silica gel that is 99 percent air, making it incredibly light and… incredible. Oros uses a new variant, SolarCore aerogel, that doesn’t have to be sealed in a plastic membrane unbefitting of apparel; aerogel in its original form, intended to insulate Mars rovers and other aerospace equipment, rubs off onto skin or fabric. With SolarCore, you get space-age insulant in your hats, gloves and jackets capable of keeping core temperatures of 89 degrees Fahrenheit stable amid -321-degree conditions. Down just got knocked… down… a peg.
Manchester Linen Peacoat
Aerospace-grade insulation may be a bit much in today’s unseasonable warmth; go with ECOSEAM-finished linen, which make this handsome peacoat both eco-friendly and stain resistant.
Casio Outdoor Smartwatch WSD-F10
The first-ever Casio smartwatch is a burly-looking Android Wear number with military-spec shock resistance and specs to match: 50-meter water resistance, a battery mode that keeps the watch alive for a month and plenty more.
AKG N60 Noise-Canceling Headphones
If our own recommendations for active noise-canceling headphones weren’t enough for you, AKG’s latest offering should be: memory foam ear cups and Grammy award-winning sound ensure that you’ll be comfortable and pleased for each and every one of its 30 hours of battery life (with passive cancelation coming into play when those hours are through).
Fiskars IsoCore Hammers
According to Fiskars, this new line of hammers is up to four times as resistant to shock as wooden-handled hammers. Perhaps more importantly, these new hammerheads dampen sound.
Pandora Shipping Container Cabinets
Ever wanted to make your apartment look like Brooklyn Bridge Park? Now you can. These steel cabinets come in four colors, with glass or metal shelves.
Rag + Bone Standard Issue High Top
Rag + Bone’s new sneaker silhouette includes a calf-leather footbed and vulcanized processed rubber soles.
Blizzard Quattro RX
Available to consumers on February 1, the new Blizzard Quattro is designed specifically for tearing up groomed runs and will put any other ski short of a race kit in its rearview.
The 35th release from Avery’s barrel-aged series, Callipygian is a 17.1% ABV stout brewed with coffee, cocoa, cocoa nibs and vanilla beans.
Western Rise Animas Forks Net
This new limited-edition landing net was crafted for the fly fisherman who demands the best out of all of his gear. The handle is made from premium maple and walnut while the net itself is made from rubber. It is sized between a wading net and a boat net, which makes it extremely versatile and ready to go wherever your next adventure may take you.
Eagle Creek Gear Warrior 32
Eagle Creek’s latest haul bag is the perfect size for a checked bag and can carry all of your essentials.
Chiefs Pine Cologne
Chiefs Pine cologne is made in the USA using organic grape alcohol and fresh springwater, following the mantra that you shouldn’t put anything on your body that you wouldn’t put in it.
FitBit’s latest wristwear features customizable, OLED touchscreen layouts and swappable bands (metal, leather and “classic”), putting you in control of how you and your data look. Alta promises a 5-day/night battery life, exercise and sleep tracking, and alerts for incoming calls, texts and calendar notifications from your smartphone. SmartTrack is FitBit’s intelligent tech — it’ll automatically recognize specific exercises and track your progress without any manual input. The slim bands also automatically track your sleep and can rouse you with silent, vibrating alarms.
Espresso Veloce Titanio Espresso Machines
Modeled after museum-worthy automobile engines, these steel or titanium high-octane espresso pod machines are available in V8, V10 and V12 variants and affords you the luxurious choice of six “cam cover” colors.
And you thought meat thermometers would never be as impressive as your smartphone. The backlit display auto-rotates; the device itself, to preserve its 3,000-hour battery life, automatically detects disuse via motion detection and goes into sleep mode. It’s also available in 10 different colors. Just don’t play with it during dinner instead of talking to your family.
Rand Picnic Sport Sustainable Electric Motor Boat
Made of sustainable materials, the Picnic Sport is minimal in design yet big on luxury. Seat up to 10 people around the table at the boat’s center and enjoy a nautical jaunt together free of fumes and sans sound. The removable, ~20-pound rechargeable battery is good for up to 16 hours of speeding about.
Poros Birch Duffel with Built-In Device Charging
Poros’s new weekender features PowerPlay, a built-in charging system that, when charged itself, is good for 2 tablet charges or 6 phone charges. Ballistic nylon construction includes an iPad sleeve and separate compartment for dirty and/or smelly stuff (like shoes or cheese).
SC200 Swing Caddie Launch Monitor
Set it up in 10 seconds and this little guy will measure carry distance, swing speed, ball speed and smash factor — even if you’re swinging into a net indoors. Three modes coupled with voiced feedback keep your swing up to par.