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 keep a close eye on the NFL Draft and start your Monday completely up to speed. Here’s to another fantastic week.
Incase Drone Collection
Over the past few years, drones have rocketed so quickly into the upper echelon of filmmaking equipment that many makers of drone accessories — namely, drone backpacks and luggage — have had trouble keeping pace. With Incase’s new Drone Collection, drones of all shapes and sizes finally have a worthy home. The collection includes four packs: one large backpack, one compression case, a sling pack and a hip pack. Some packs can be modified to snugly accommodate a whole suite of drone gear, and each is made with highly abrasion-resistant nylon.
The School of Life: A Job to Love
The latest book in The School of Life series, A Job to Love is a clear-headed manual for professional success, offering wisdom and practical tips on how to turn your true passion into a life-long career. Other books in The School of Life series include Relationships, Sex, Great Thinkers, Small Pleasures and more.
Instant Pot ULTRA
With 10 presets and manual temperature control, the new 6-quart Instant Pot ULTRA is able to do more in less time.
Bushwick Kitchen Trees Knees Coffee Maple Syrup
Coffee makes everything better. Especially organic maple syrup harvested in the Catskill Mountains. Each bottle is crafted by hand in Brooklyn, and contains just two simple ingredients: said Catskillian maple syrup and a Stumptown Coffee blend, creating “multidimensional” notes of dark chocolate, cherry, toffee and fudge.
Globe-Trotter Cruise 26-Inch Trolley Case
Trolly suitcases are like Derby hats. They evoke a simpler time — a time when “high-performance technical details” were nothing more than handcrafted parts, built the way they’d always been built. They did their job well, and never once was the word “innovation” part of the conversation. The Cruise Trolley Case is an elegant revival of these ideals, subtly modernized with an extending handle and wheels. (Much cooler than a Derby hat, by the way.)
Bridgestone “Air Free” Bicycle Tire Concept
Airless tires are nothing new, but this new concept from Bridgestone marks a serious push beyond the conceptual realm and into consumers’ hands; Bridgestone says that if everything goes according to plan, the tire will be available sometime in 2019.
All-Clad Stainless-Steel Outdoor Cookware Set
A three-piece cookware set, designed for outdoor grills and all manner of summery barbecue goodness — whole chickens, veggies, seafood, you name it. Large holes ensure uniform cooking and circulation of smoky flavors, while curved sides keep all the small chunks right where they need to be.
Frye Clyde Low
The Clyde Low has two personalities. One minute the shoes are formal and gentlemanly, exhibiting their full-grain Italian leather in a board room. Then, at the drop of a hat, they’re dancing in dive bars, sporting Italian suede and a one-inch rubber outsole like a true summer sneaker. Two personalities, all confidence.
ThermoWorks Limited Edition Thermapen Mk4
As part of a Memorial Day charity event, ThermoWorks is offering its popular Thermapen MK4 in a limited-edition colorway, Army Green. Ten percent of proceeds will go to the Semper Fi Fund, dedicated to financially assisting veterans wounded post-9/11. Ideal for cooking steaks and other meat proteins, this lightweight, collapsible thermometer provides two-to-three-second temperature readings and accuracy to within less than a tenth of a degree.
Dell UltraSharp 27-Inch 4K HDR Monitor
Dell’s first UHD Alliance Premium–certified HDR10 display. (Basically, third-party inspection has shown that the display contains the latest, most advanced technology.) Available May 23 on Dell.com in the U.S. for $1,999.99.
Bell & Ross BR 03-94 Blue Steel
Bell & Ross updated the 42mm version of its iconic square aviation watch with a brilliant blue dial. Underneath ticks away an ETA 2894–based chronograph movement from Bell & Ross, and the whole thing is affixed to a blue calfskin strap.
Stanley Master Series Vacuum Bottle
As part of its Master Series, Stanley has introduced a 1.4-quart bottle that can keep drinks hot or cold for up to 40 hours (16 hours longer than its Classic Vacuum Insulated Bottle), or iced up to 100 hours. Its meaty three-pound heft comes with a steel-lined pouring stopper and screw-off cup, both insulated with QuadVac, the brand’s new proprietary insulation technology. Dishwasher- and whitewater-friendly.
The Year’s Best New Coffee Equipment
From a high-tech espresso machine to a better pour-over dripper, plus premium mint syrup and a bean counter.
Matador Freerain24 Backpack
From the Gear Patrol Store: The Matador FreeRain24 Waterproof Packable Backpack uses the finest materials available in the outdoor industry to offer superior performance in the smallest possible package. Ideal for world travelers for use as a summit pack, it packs down to fit in the palm of your hand and unpacks into a 24-liter backpack with a waterproof main compartment. The only packable backpack suited for real adventure.
DJI Ronin 2 DSLR Gimbal
If the original Ronin helped launch the careers of countless aspiring filmmakers, then the Ronin 2 will help those now-successful filmmakers sweep award ceremonies. Just about everything has been upgraded: better motors, a wider array of supported cameras (including RED cameras), seamless integration with a variety of mounts, real-time smart features, dual battery system and more.
Outdoor Voices Quick-Dry Layer Collection
Outdoor Voices’ newest collection of summer workout wear includes shorts, tanks and tees, in both basic colorways and bold graphic prints. And they’re all made with a special kind of cool, moisture-wicking polyester.
Jaguar XF Sportbrake
Jaguar has just teased its upcoming XF Sportbrake with a single image.
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Oppo 4K Ultra HD Audiophile Blu-ray Disc Player
We have hit Peak Blu-ray. This ludicrous, over-the-top, stupidly powerful black box kicks out 4K Ultra HD video, 140 decibels of DAC audio (stereo and 7.1 channel analog), highly diverse media support, upscaling and so, so much more. Unless you’re the pickiest of mediaphiles, you likely won’t ever need something like this; still, it’s a sight to behold.
Vizio 2017 4K TVs
Vizio has announced its 2017 P-Series and M-Series of 4K HDR TVs. They’re still beautiful and inexpensive, and they brought back the remote.
Golden Bear Poplin Bomber Jacket
A light jacket is a daily necessity in San Francisco because, after the fog rolls in during the late afternoon, the temperature drops. For cool evenings like these, trust an SF brand that’s been making outerwear since 1922. Golden Bear’s latest bomber jacket (made for Mr Porter) has a traditional silhouette cut from light-blue poplin. Cool heritage brand: win. Versatile, stylish jacket: extra win.
— John Zientek, Associate Staff Writer
Society is infected with a yearning for simplicity. It’s why things like tiny homes and #vanlife are now full-on countercultural movements. But it’s more than a yearning for simplicity; it’s a search for harmony — a closer, less burdened connection with our minds and our environment. It leads many to pursue mindful traditions like Zen Buddhism; if this appeals to you, check out the Muji Hut. Crafted using traditional Japanese methods, the it’s essentially a blank slate for the humble abode of your dreams, and it can be plopped down, unobtrusively, wherever nature allows it to go.
At Auction: 1954 BMW RS 54 (1 of 24 Built)
One could be forgiven for getting lost in the pure physical beauty of this 1954 BMW RS 54, but it’s purely a restored vessel to frame the Tourist Trophy–winning 500cc engine within. It’s a masterpiece no matter which way you look at it.
— Bryan Campbell, Associate Staff Writer
Outlier Southern Ramie Pivot Shirt
Ever heard of a fabric called ramie? Neither had we. Apparently, it looks and feels just like heavyweight linen, only it’s much better suited for hot and humid weather, drawing heat away from your body while letting cool air in. Surprising, right? Though it’s not surprising that it’s from Outlier — those dudes are always tinkering with weird fabrics, and somehow it always works.
Port of Mokha The Yemen Trilogy Coffee
Port of Mokha is accepting preorders for The Yemen Trilogy, three uniquely blended Udaini varietals grown and cultivated be between 2100–2500 MASL. Each 40-ounce box is a vibrant mix of Yemeni flavors — tropical fruit, tangerine, complex cacao, honeysuckle, cherry, plum wine — lovingly retrieved by master coffee-maker Mokhtar from the ravages of his war-torn home. — Dan Whalen, Editorial Intern
Becca Wooden Laptop Stand
Atop ordinary desks, laptops receive zero airflow underneath, causing them to sometimes overheat. A simple solution is this folding wooden stand, which works well for sitters, standers and tablet users alike.
Shinola Canfield Bolt 43mm Customizable Watch
The Canfield Bolt has long been one of Shinola’s most popular watches; now, you can customize your own, choosing from five stainless steel cases and a seemingly endless variety of straps — alligator, cowhide, nylon, steel, rubber and more.
Being ManKind Volume 1
What does it mean to be a man? The answer, it turns out, is becoming increasingly mutated. Boys are deemed men only when they have learned to wrestle their emotions into a death grip. Feelings must be bottled up and buried deep. A “real man’s” heart hides behind mile-thick walls that are impenetrable by love. By telling the stories of 40 inspiring men from around the world, Being ManKind seeks the destroy these walls, and to redefine what it means to be a modern man.
Williams-Sonoma All-Clad Precision Stainless Steel Kitchen Utensils (Five Set)
Cookware titan All-Clad has unveiled a new five-piece kitchen utensil set, which includes a serrated fork, ladle, slotted spoon, turner and a matching stainless steel storage canister. Each piece is constructed with the same heavy-duty handle design as the brand’s cookware for formidable longevity.
— Dan Whalen, Editorial Intern
Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co. Anthony Burrill Prints
Motivational art you’ll actually want to hang on your wall, courtesy of graphic designer Anthony Burill. Each print is handmade using a traditional woodblock process and signed by Burill.
The Grand Tour Wine Subscription by VerveWine
Let’s say you could travel, once a month, to some exotic country just to sip local wine. You’d do it, wouldn’t you? It’s a wine geek’s wet dream, though the closest you’ll ever get to realizing it is VerveWine’s monthly subscription: each box features a different region, usually containing two reds and two whites, with the occasional rosé or sparking wine.
Olivers Apparel Terminal Tech Tee
Perhaps the last gym tee you’ll ever need. It’s made of that consistently miraculous fabric, merino wool — plus some polyester for added stretch and a skin-hugging fit. It wicks sweat, resists odor and looks good enough to wear outside the gym.
Tech Dopp Kit 2 By This Is Ground (Toffee)
From the Gear Patrol Store: Like it or not, our lives have become inextricable from the cords, gadgets and dongles that keep us powered and connected. Misplacing and tangling are all-too-real hindrances while traveling, but those problems are solved by this tech-dedicated Dopp kit. It’s equipped with straps for cords, headphones and chargers as well as a zip pocket for smaller items. This version is a Gear Patrol exclusive.