Good morning, and welcome to the latest edition of This Week in Gear — your single-shot serving of an entire week’s worth of the best new gear pulled from our weekday editions of Today in Gear. Bookmark it to peruse while you watch the presidential debate and start your Monday completely up to speed. Here’s to another fantastic week.
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Aether Crosby Jacket
Aether’s Crosby Jacket is, essentially, a classic herringbone wool overcoat fused with a modern technical shell: its three layers of wool are wind and water resistant, seam sealed and breathable. A cozy-warm PrimaLoft liner can be zipped out on warmer days and zipped back in when it gets chilly; two zippered hand pockets and an inner pocket provide plenty of room for everyday carry. A perfect marriage of modern, urban aesthetic and technical features. High-performance outerwear rarely looks this refined.
LG UltraFine 5K 27-Inch Display
Last week, Apple revealed the new MacBook Pro. While everyone was busy losing their minds over the new Touch Bar feature, this seriously impressive 5K monitor went up quietly on Apple’s website. It boasts an absurd 5120 x 2880 resolution and 27-inch screen, and, given its Thunderbolt 3 cable functionality, it’s built specially for the new MacBook. Available December.
The New Volkswagen Atlas SUV Is VW’s Apology to America
Now that VW has almost covered its multibillion-dollar damages, it’s time to get back to making money.
Must Movie and TV Recommendation App
Dig around Netflix for an hour, give up, settle on something subpar, and then start again. That’s how it usually goes. Often there’s just nothing good to watch, or there’s simply too much to choose from. Here’s an app that rolls all your must-watch movies and TV shows and trailers into one place — no more tough decisions to be made on movie night.
What We’re Wearing Now: Markhor Lagom Loafer
As one of Markhor’s beautiful footwear offerings, the Lagom represents style, craftsmanship, history and plenty of community.
Under Armour x JBL Heart Rate Monitor Wireless Headphones
Under Armour collaborated with JBL to create two new wireless active-fit headphones. The Sport Wireless Heart Rate monitors your in-ear pulse, can be interacted with by lightly tapping on the right earbud, can be synced with the Under Armour Band and is totally sweatproof. It also works with Under Armour’s new Record app, which tracks and displays detailed workout data like calories burned, steps taken, heart rate and more. The Sport Wireless are essentially the same, but without the heart-rate monitoring feature. Both headphones come with a free 12-month membership to Under Armour’s run-tracking app, Map My Run.
Warby Parker Winter Collection
Seven all-new, wonderfully handsome men’s frames and colors make up Warby Parker’s latest winter collection. Each frame is imbued with a subtle black and white aesthetic, soft tinting and a slight tweak to a classic lens shape.
Master & Dynamic MW50 Wireless On-Ear Headphones
We’re big fans of Master & Dynamic — a few GP editors swear by their noise-isolating headphones. Now we’re obsessing over their newest wireless hi-fi headphones, the MW50. They are 30 percent lighter than any other wireless over-ears they’ve produced, boast a 100-foot Bluetooth range (three times the range of most wireless headphones) and last 16 hours on a single charge; other details, like lambskin-coated memory-foam ear pads and 40mm beryllium drivers, will come as no surprise to those who are familiar with the company’s exacting standards of luxury and craftsmanship.
Hubble Contact Lens Subscription
Contact lenses are a pain in the ass. Particularly inconvenient is their marked-up price, skewed for the benefit of some unseen middleman. Hubble skirts all of that nonsense. Their monthly subscription ships premium contact lenses directly to your door, no middlemen involved — which means the best price possible and the least amount of effort on your part. And it’s only $30 per month.
The INKAS Hudson APC Is a Bulletproof, Blue Land Cruiser
Maneuverable, capable, fully armored and quite blue — the new INKAS APC is ready for duty.
New Balance Rainier Remastered
New Balance has released the Rainier Remastered, a new take on an iconic hiker originally developed in 1982 with the help of legendary climber Lou Whittaker. The first iteration of the boot was used by a team led by Whittaker that made the first American ascent of the North Wall of Mt. Everest in 1984. The Rainier Remastered features a full-grain leather and ballistic nylon upper, Gore-Tex lining and a Vibram outsole. Thanks to the waterproof upgrade, this throwback design is ready for a new generation of mountaineers and hikers. — John Zientek, Style Writer
Skullcandy Barricade Speakers
Built to withstand most physically taxing adventures, Skullcandy’s Barricade speakers are unimpeded by rain, mud, hard falls or the absence of an electrical outlet. They go with you on all your outdoor adventures, but given their classic aesthetic, they also blend in wonderfully in any indoor setting. The Barricade Mini is the smallest of the three, epitomizing compact, go-anywhere design; the mid-range Barricade hits the sweet spot of portability and performance; the Barricade XL bumps the biggest, loudest sound. Pack the Mini for backcountry campfire tunes, or grab all three for room-filling sound throughout your house.
Vitra Limited-Edition 60th Anniversary Eames Lounge Chair
The timeless Eames Lounger gets cozy.
Western Rise Flannel Shirt
Western Rise’s newfangled flannel shirt boasts stretch, moisture wicking, and reflective details.
Rag & Bone x Vuarnet Collection
An unlikely yet exciting collaboration between Rag & Bone, a name synonymous with NYC fashion, and Vuarnet, the OG-status French makers of luxury sport eyewear. Four sunglasses — two classics and two all-new styles — are reinterpreted in Rag & Bone’s signature understated colorways. Go with the Glacier glasses for a mountaineer-turned-model look.
LeEco uMax85 85-Inch 4K TV
LeEco should be on your radar. The up-and-coming electronics company has had pretty good success outside the US, and last year acquired Vizio. Now it’s making its first big push into the US market with a line-up of four TVs, one of which is an awesome 85-inch 4K HDR. The TV features Harmon Kardon speakers, Dolby Digital sound, plus 4GB of RAM and a 64GB solid-state hard drive for storing your apps and videos.
Tom Dixon Slab Desk
A great desk does one thing, and does it extremely well: it fosters simplicity, providing a calm space to work with a clear mind. Tom Dixon’s newest desk achieves this and more. Made of solid oak or birch, the desk has only two noticeable surface features; a machined groove and a cable hole. Also available in conference-table size.
Only a handful of wholesome ingredients go into each RXBAR: egg whites, dates, nuts and all-natural flavors; none of that sugary manufactured B.S. And yet the flavors are many, and all impressively tasty: mint chocolate, peanut butter, chocolate sea salt, apple cinnamon — even pumpkin spice. Twelve grams of clean protein provide fuel to start your morning right or replenish your muscles after a workout. And since there’s no added sugar, no gluten, no soy and no dairy, your body will not only perform great, but you’ll feel great, too.
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Aëdle ODS-1 ‘Odyssée’ In-Ear Headphones
The phrases “small-batch,” “handmade” and “Parisian workshop” are more often associated with perfumes or fine leather shoes than with earbuds, but every rule has an exception. The ODS-1 headphones by Aëdle are constructed with a lightweight yet durable aluminum acoustic chamber and hand stitched with Italian leather. And don’t worry — they sound as good as they look.
Moore & Giles x Crosley Turntable Collection
Never before has leather been so harmoniously bound with wood as in this limited-edition Commonwealth Collection by Moore and Giles and Crosley. The belt-driven turntable plays at two speeds and contains a low-vibration motor to reduce noise and improve sound quality — but sound isn’t the only beautiful thing about the collection. The leather plinth surface is laser-etched with the topography of Lynchburg and Louisville and accented with birch or mahogany veneer.
Smeg Retro 4-Slice Toaster
“Retro” doesn’t always have to mean tacky, and certainly not in the case of this toaster by Smeg. The ’50s-era aesthetic was developed in conjunction with Italian studio Deepdesign and includes a powder-coated steel body, polished chrome base and a backlit chrome knob. This toaster isn’t just for show; with two extra-wide slots, six browning levels and three different presets, it has all the modern capabilities you’re accustomed to.
Pent Fitness Colmia Power Luxury Weight Set
Pent is a purveyor of luxury fitness items for the demanding and informed customer. The Colmia dumbbell set brings together natural and industrial genres with high-quality wood and steel for a modern and minimal look. The set has five pairs of dumbbells ranging from 2–10 kilograms (about 4–20 pounds) and the oiled walnut grips are soft and naturally antibacterial.
Custom Wolverine Boots
Design your own 100 Mile Boots.
Oris Divers Sixty-Five Watch
Over 50 years ago, the original Oris Divers Sixty-Five watch debuted and quickly became one of Oris’s most beloved watches. Now the iconic watch lives again in all its retro glory. It has been upgraded with a 42mm stainless steel case, bubble-curved sapphire crystal glass, anti-reflective coating to aid underwater legibility, and more. The same iconic styling and expert engineering as the original, made modern.
Rik Ten Velden Selectors Cabinet
The Selectors Cabinet is a modern furniture piece for a maturing generation of DJs. Designed in the Netherlands by studio Rik ten Velden, the cabinet’s frame is made of steel and filled out with modular wooden compartments that can accommodate your record collection and are easily removed for transport. The tabletop is compatible with turntables as well as CDJs and has convenient slots for organizing wires and audio cables. It may just be the first DJ table that harmonizes with both your living room and the bar downtown.
Autonomous Customizable ErgoChair
A high-caliber office chair is one of those items that’s often taken for granted until you find yourself sitting in one 40 hours a week. Autonomous knows that every person is different, and the company took that into consideration in designing the highly customizable ErgoChair. A mix of locks and levers lets you move, tilt and slide the seat, arms, lumbar support and headrest into whatever position provides you with the most comfort and support.
Adidas Originals Stan Smith Gore-Tex Sneakers
Adidas originally designed this court shoe for its namesake, tennis champion Stan Smith, back in 1973. Because of its clean style, the shoe found its way off tennis courts and into the streets, and now it’s getting another feature to make it more versatile: Gore-Tex. The hallmarks of the Stan Smith remain — including the perforated, dotted lines in place of Adidas’s traditional thick stripes — but now the shoe is fully waterproof.
SAXX Stache Underwear
If you’ve begun the month-long slog though unshaven upper lip-ness in the name of men’s health research, rest assured that your face need not go it alone. SAXX, makers of support-friendly high-performance underwear, have designed a Movember-friendly limited-edition run of their Vibe collection; $2 of each sale will be donated to the Movember Foundation. Seams and fit are engineered for maximum comfort, as is the pouch system out front — it’s there to provide “contact-free support,” which, I have to say, works quite well. – Nick Caruso, Today in Gear Editor
Cafflano All-in-One Coffee Maker
The Cafflano All-in-One Coffee Maker is exactly that: everything you need to make a fresh cup of coffee designed to fit and travel in one compact capsule. Unscrew the top, which also functions as a drip kettle, to find a hand grinder, stainless filter dripper and mug arranged like a set of Russian nesting dolls. The company also produces a drip station for brewing two cups at once and a grind station equipped with a stainless steel bowl to collect freshly ground beans.