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 lounge in your go-to sweatpants and start your Monday completely up to speed. Here’s to another fantastic week.
Brown Safe Custom Watch Safes
If you’re fortunate enough to need a watch safe, you likely pay close attention to craftsmanship and style. Brown Safe, a stalwart of the high-security business for 35 years, offers myriad options for the discerning customer, but the company’s Man Safe is intentionally engineered to keep your horological collection, well, safe. Choose solid plate steel or ballistic armor and as many features you need — like interior trim, biometric locks, fire protection and watch winders — and relax knowing your prized possessions are secured in an enviably beautiful home.
Sunspel x Cubitts Cavendish Sunglasses
It took a collaboration between a pair of British style brands to produce this modern take on classic 1960s Americana. The limited-edition Cavendish Sunglasses feature the same swooping lines and angles of the Wayfarer while making some meaningful departures — note the vertical temple insets. The frames are fitted with Zeiss optics and available in tortoise and black, shipping with a leather case made in England.
Pursue Professional Networking App
In an era of constant connectivity, it’s a wonder that we’re still finding gaps where advancement can be made. Pursue has identified one of those divides and aims to bridge it. The free-to-download app connects high-growth companies with young professionals and freelancers to streamline task completion on any project, all through a simply designed interface.
Issey Miyake GT Chronograph
Watch and auto enthusiasts can find common ground in the new Issey Miyake GT Chronograph. The designer behind the watch, Kiyoyuki Ken Okuyama, drew on the restrained and purposeful automotive design that allowed grand tour vehicles to go far, fast. Okuyama’s portfolio includes past design work for General Motors, Porsche and Ferrari, so we’ll trust him to take on a project with a considerably smaller chassis.
Honda Miimo Robotic Lawn Mower
Remember when the Roomba came out? It was only a matter of time before someone took that idea and applied it to lawn mowing. Enter Miimo, Honda’s adorably named automated mower. Miimo has three programmable cutting modes and will get to work at whatever time you designate — no more hassling your teenager to get the chores done. The robot uses a boundary wire to define its cutting range and has a built-in theft-prevention system so your neighbor can’t borrow it while you’re out of town. Just imagine the amount of exercise your dog will get chasing this thing around.
DSPTCH Modern Utility Ruckpack
In designing an all-out function-driven pack for travel and everyday use, DSPTCH drew inspiration from standard-issue military rucksacks. The Ruckpack incorporates that same high function into a modern, pared-down profile that includes a separate laptop compartment, several pockets for small items and panel access to the main compartment. A high-density polyethylene-and-aluminum back support, Duraflex hardware and mil-spec webbing ensure that the whole package will take whatever you throw at it.
Subaru Is Clearly Taunting the Volkswagen Atlas With Its New Ascent SUV Concept
Subaru wants in on the three-row SUV game.
GLCO x Nick Wooster Harding Limited Edition Sunglasses
GLCO tapped into the creative talents of men’s style megastar Nick Wooster to create three all-new, limited-edition summer shades. They feature a classic post-war Harding shape (a favorite of Wooster’s) and come in three colorways: black with yellow lenses, brown with blue lenses and green tortoise with green lenses.
Elk Travel Currency Converter App
Currency conversion typically requires about the same amount of effort as simple math on a manual calculator. You select currencies, punch in numbers and hit enter. Elk does away with all that manual finger-tapping by first determining the proper currency based on your exact location and then displaying common value points in a scrolling list, making currency conversion much more intuitive.
The world’s first colorless coffee, concocted, presumably, by a bunch of strung-out mad scientists in an underground laboratory. But it’s actually quite natural: no preservatives, no sweeteners, no stabilizers or any other radioactive ingredient you’d find swirling around in the piss of an energy drink–guzzling trucker.
Vans ‘Freshness’ Pack
We’re still a ways off from the July 4, but hey — nothing wrong with getting a head start on party prep. Vans just released four new deliberately retro, unintentionally patriotic sneakers: two Sk8-Hi’s, one Old Skool and one Era, draped in red, white and blue.
Best Made Co. The Gerstner 25X Locking Drawer Case
H. Gerstner & Sons is an 111-year-old, fourth-generation family-owned business known for making some of the world’s finest heirloom-quality tool chests. Long ago, the original blueprints for the Gerstner 25X were lost in a flood; now, with the help of Best Made Co., it lives again. Made of American cherry, poplar, leather and brass hardware, the Gerstner 25X is a natural centerpiece on any shelf and can function as a reliquary for your most beloved keepsakes.
Mountain Standard Lightweight Pullover Hoodie
An elevated technical hoodie, born in and made for the high-elevation lifestyle of the Rockies. Made of polyester and brushed fleece, it’s lightweight and breathable, and it performs wonderfully both on its own and under a jacket.
Horse Brand Carbon Steel Camping Knife with Leather Sheath
From the Gear Patrol Store: The Carbon Steel Camping Knife is a do-everything tool worthy of any EDC kit. The blade is just three inches and will stand up to a range of tasks thanks to a subtle drop-point design and a sturdy full-tang construction that extends the length of the sea-glass handle. Hand stamped with the HORSE logo and “USA,” marking where it was manufactured. Each blade is brought up to a brilliant polish and is meticulously honed. Each knife is offered with an optional leather sheath hand stamped and made by master leather smith Will Lisak from ETWAS bags, a friend and neighbor to the brand. The sheaths are just as durable and beautiful as the blade, made out of thick-cut vegetable-tanned leather and hand stamped with the HORSE logo.
Ace Marks Handcrafted Dress Shoes
The first Ace Marks Kickstarter campaign was the most funded shoe in the crowdfunding site’s history. And the new collection continues Ace Marks’ philosophy: luxury men’s shoes available for one-third of what they should retail for. If you own Ace Marks shoes already, return them to the company for $60 off your new order — and they’ll donate your gently used pair to Career Gear, which suits up guys who need some help getting back into the workforce. Just like the first round, this new collection features Italian calfskin leather shoes designed for stylish professional vibes and built, dyed and burnished by hand. The collection is already tipping a million bucks with time to spare, so get on it ASAP.
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Spax Tactical Multitool
The worst thing about owning a pickaxe, hatchet and machete is that all together they take up so much room. Second worst thing is none of them can open a fire hydrant valve. Best thing about this powder-coated steel beast is that it’s all three of the former tools and includes a cut out to make the latter happen in a pinch. Never leave home without it.
Master & Dynamic MA770 Wireless Speaker
The Master & Dynamic MA770 Wireless Speaker launches today, and it’s a fantastic concrete monolith of premium sound.
Victorinox x National Parks Swiss Army Knives
To celebrate National Park Week, everyone’s favorite go-to knife brand is rolling out a version of their Camper and Classic knives, emblazoned with park graphics, in limited numbers. Sales will support a $25,000 gift to the National Park Foundation, to be given by Victorinox Swiss Army this year.
Mercedes-Benz A-Class Sedan Concept
The A-Class Sedan Concept, unveiled today at the Shanghai Auto Show, is the clearest look at the next generation of Mercedes-Benz cars.
Hobo x WildThings Backpack
Using a military-spec colorway, this collab backpack is part of a collection that also includes boots by Danner. The backpack is based on the Guide Pack by WildThings and features strong and lightweight ripstop nylon.
Retro Patents IBM Patent Wood Print
Arthur Dickinson’s IBM computer is among the most influential inventions in history. Here the original patent is printed, in three sizes, on a thick paper plaque and bound by a hardwood frame. Hang it above your desktop computer, which, were it not for IBM, probably wouldn’t exist.
Sony A9 Mirrorless Camera
Sony has announced the A9 full-frame mirrorless camera. It’s up to 20 times faster than previous Sony full-frame sensors.
Brooklyn BrewShop Gose Gone Wild Beer Making Kit
Everything you need to craft your first batch of sour German beer.
1972 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40
For many, a custom Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser is a dream car. For one owner, this is now a dream come true.
Swims Breeze Breathable Loafer
Take a classic loafer, stir in a hefty pinch of sunshine and yachty style, and you’ve got the Breeze. It’s totally breathable, wonderfully flexible and as light as a feather. That’s a no-nonsense recipe for a perfect summer shoe.
Fujifilm Instax Square SQ10 Instant Camera
Fujifilm’s latest instant camera prints larger photos (2.4 x 2.4 inches), adds an LCD screen on the back and allows you to make quick edits before printing. Available on May 8.
Ray-Ban Blaze Shooter Sunglasses
The original Shooter frame — a variation of the Aviator with an acetate bridge — imbued with a touch of bold, urban style. Available in six colors.
Therm-A-Rest Slacker Hammock House
A capable, all-in-one hammock shelter with all the right fixings: rain fly, bug shelter, suspenders, stakes and cord tensioners, all of which fits into a single stuff sack. And it weighs just under four pounds — much lighter than many two-person tents.
LaCie 2big Dock Thunderbolt 3
LaCie’s newest storage dock is made for creatives who need hard drive space of cosmic proportions (up to 20TB) and who primarily use Apple products (it has two Thunderbolt 3 ports). It has all the other standard ports, like USB 3, USB 3.1 DisplayPort, SD and CF, and transfers files at 440MB per second.
Hestan Cue Smart Induction Burner & Fry Pan
Precision cooking appliances can be intimidating, necessitating a preexisting level of expertise or familiarity with cooking techniques. Hestan Cue, the latest high-tech kitchen appliance to hit the market, is different; it uses precision technology to walk users through recipes step by step, from slicing to salting to searing, yielding better results and enabling more adventurous cooking. — Emily Singer, Associate Staff Writer
Creek Cutler Repurposed File Knives
Hand forged in England, each blade is repurposed from a carbon steel metalworking file, preserving the original file patterns on the grip. Since each order is custom, you can request whatever blade shape you like: paring, santoku, etc.
Trey Jones Bookscapes
From the Gear Patrol Store: Inspired by vistas seen during a cross-country road trip, Bookscapes draw from nature in order to refine the aesthetic of any bookshelf. Each Bookscape — Mountains, Peaks, Waves — is constructed with hand-dyed solid cedar and displays books in a different manner.