A Look Back at the Gear We Discovered This Week

A week’s worth of product news, reviews and buying guides, all in one place.


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 over a cup of coffee or before you soak up the last of your weekend freedom, then start your Monday completely up to speed. Here’s to another fantastic week.

Monday, April 16

One of Our Favorite Chronographs Just Got the Panda-Dial Treatment

One of our favorite watches gets one of our favorite colorways.

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This Extremely Fast SSD Is Perfect for Storing 4K Video (Works for Mac and PC)

It's the fastest external drive that OWC has ever made.

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In the Future, Leather Will Be Made From Mushrooms Not Cows

The main ingredient is mycelium, a fungus found in the root structure of mushrooms.

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OtterBox’s New Accessory Puts Other Cooler Brands on Notice

OtterBox just released its All-Terrain Wheels, which are a set of two three-inch wide and ten-inch diameter attached to a reinforced axle and an expandable chassis that can accommodate both the 45- and 65-liter Venture...

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Tuesday, April 17

You Can Only Buy IWC’s New Vintage-Style Chronograph Online

It's reminiscent of classic chronograph the brand made during the 1990s.

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DeWalt’s New Sledgehammers and Axes Are Made with Carbon Fiber

DeWalt, the ubiquitous tool manufacturer, released a new line that's anything but average.

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This Home Security Camera Has An Impressive 365-Day Battery Life

This is Anker's first home security camera.

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Did Specialized Just Make the Most Versatile Mountain Bike Ever?

The Stumpjumper has been a mainstay in Specialized's stable of mountain bikes since its introduction in 1981. The just-released 2018 model continues the trend with a wildly innovative design.

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Nike Quietly Rolled Out a Revolutionary New Material Tested By The World’s Top Marathoner

The newest Nike sneaker is 11 grams lighter than previous iterations of the Zoom Vaporfly Elite.

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Sonos Is Releasing New Colors of Its Sonos One Speaker — Same Sound, Fresh Look

New color palette. Same sound.

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Wednesday, April 18

This Affordable, Limited Edition Dive Watch Is Ready For Summer

A handsome diver from a Texas-based microbrand.

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This Giant Multi-Tool Has Fewer Tools Than a Leatherman

The just-announced Combar is a beefed up multi-tool with only three tools: a hammer, an ax and a spade. It won't fit in a pocket, but that doesn't mean it's not useful.

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Why You Should Be Wary of Sega’s “Exciting” New Mega Drive Mini

It's hard not to get excited about a miniature, updated version of a classic piece of gaming history, but in this case it might be wise not to.

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BMW’s Best Performance Car Just Got a Lot More Hardcore

The M2 is dead. Long live the M2 Competiton.

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Be like Elon Musk. Invest in This Rare Japanese Denim Shirt.

Made from overdyed 18oz indigo selvedge Japanese denim.

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Garmin’s New Edge 130 Bike Computer Has Everything You Need, Nothing You Don’t

Garmin's newest, paired-down cycling computer might be the cure for too much information.

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These New Shoes Are Inspired by Rugged Hunting Moccasins

Featuring a Vibram Morflex 2060 outsole and memory foam sock-liner for comfort.

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Thursday, April 19

These $70 Pants Fit the Part from the Office to the Backcountry

How do you make chinos less boring, you ask? You make them flexible, tough as shit and office-ready all at the same.

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Opinel Made a Limited-Edition Version of its Iconic Pocket Knife

The No. 8 is a straightforward pocket knife with a steel blade, rotating lock and a wooden handle. Now there are 100 available with a limited-edition handle made with rare woods.

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This Tough Polycarbonate Carry-On Is Your New Travel Companion

Polycarbonate body, aluminum framing and corners, thief-proof, no zippers. Arlo Skye's new carry-on doesn't look bad at all.

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New Jaguar Sedans Get Enticing Style Upgrades

Superficial performance trim levels are nothing new, but Jaguar's new Sport 300 models might actually be worth it.

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A Brand Our Readers Love Just Released a New Sneaker — and It’s Awesome

Designed for the urban explorer, these all grey sneakers look fresh and feel good in any environment.

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It’s Hard to Beat the Quality of This Newly-Released Dress Shoe

Featuring vegetable tanned Italian calfskin.

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Friday, April 20

‘The Rarest Steak on the Planet’ Is Coming to the United States

Where's the beef? Here in the US, finally.

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Your New Summer Wardrobe Starts With These Affordable Essentials

Packable windbreakers, seersucker bombers, linen shirts and more.

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Yamaha Brought Insanely Beautiful Bikes to the Handbuilt Motorcycle Show

When the Handbuilt Motorcycle Show pops up on the calendar, that's when salivary glands go into overdrive.

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These Packable Bags Are a Commuter’s Godsend

Durable, lightweight and water-repellent.

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