A Look Back At the Gear We Discovered This Week: July 9-13, 2018

The best way to catch up on the week’s most important product releases and stories.


This is where we give you all the gear we covered during the past week, in one convenient place. Read through it with your Saturday morning coffee or save it to fend off your Sunday night dread.

Monday, July 9

7 New Bike Products You Should Definitely Know About

The Tour de France isn't the only cycling event happening at the moment. Eurobike is the world's largest annual bike industry tradeshow, and it's a place where new products are revealed to the public. Impress...

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2018 Polaris Slingshot Review: A Dedicated Canyon Carver, But Not Much Else

You've ridden a motorcycle and driven a car before, but your brain is still trying to figure out what's about to happen. Then you get in and it starts to make more sense.

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Internet Bag Experts Helped Make an Absurdly Theft-Proof Bag Even Better

Yes, internet bag experts are real and they're doing wonders.

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If You Want a Vintage Defender, Make Sure It’s Upgraded Like This

Admittedly, to make day-to-day life more manageable with a Defender a couple of modifications are necessary.

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This Is the Ideal Vinyl Accessory for Large Record Collections

Don't lose track of your favorite records.

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The Coffee Industry Wants You to Put Turmeric in Your Espresso

The Specialty Coffee Association has awarded two turmeric chai mixes Best New Product at back-to-back conventions. Here's what you need to know.

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Tuesday, July 10

A Backpack to Make Meal Prepping Easier Than Ever

The Sixpack Expedition Backpack is made for meal preppers who adhere to strict diets and need to bring prepared meals with them on-the-go.

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Omega’s Speedmaster Ultraman Is Rad But Infuriatingly Limited

It's based on a rare reference from 1968.

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Nike’s Brand New Outdoorsy Sneaker Is Sure to Sell Out

Nike's latest sneaker is the ACG Air Revaderchi, a shoe originally designed with hiking, trail running, mountain biking and general adventuring in mind.

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A Classic Surf Brand Dips Into the Archives for the Perfect Summer Shorts

Available in four different colors.

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This Tablet Will Make You Think Twice Before Buying an iPad

It's the smallest and most affordable Surface tablet ever.

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Our Favorite Backpack Brand Just Made a Travel Bag and It Looks Perfect

Evergoods just launched an all-new adventure travel bag that's incredibly durable and versatile.

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The New Chuck Taylors Are Indestructible, Excessive and Cool as Hell

You may not need your Chuck Taylors to be stab-resistant, but it can't hurt.

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The Ferrari Portofino Just Won the Red Dot Best of the Best Design Award

For the fourth year running, Ferrari takes home a Red Dot Best of the Best award for ground-breaking design.

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Patagonia Just Refreshed Its Awesome Everyday Backpacks

Patagonia's Arbor Collection of backpacks are designed for use beyond the trail. Use them for your daily commute or for less-technical adventures.

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The Most Beautiful Custom Ducati Scrambler. Hands Down

Everyone can stop building custom cafe racers now. Nothing will ever come close to the deBolex Engineering Ducati 803.

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Wednesday, July 11

The Heart of the Honda Civic Type-R Finds a More Batshit Crazy Home

Ariel Motor Co. is putting the Honda Civic Type-R engine to task in the next generation Atom. It's about time.

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Panerai’s Blacked-Out Luminor Is One of Its Best Releases This Year

Featuring a pared-down dial, a titanium case and a super-long power reserve.

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Plastic Straws May Soon Be Illegal — Get Ahead with a Reusable One

It's time to start thinking about viable alternatives.

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Forget the New Supra, This Is the Car Toyota Needs to Bring Back

The experimental approach Toyota took with the Celica needs to make a return in the Corolla.

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Two New Knives Will Make You Care About Chinese Blade Making

"Made in China" doesn't have to signify low quality - We Knife Co. is proving that with two new knives that can contend with the best.

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OtterBox’s Latest, Waterproof Duffels, Are Now Available

Announced earlier this summer, OtterBox's Yampa dry bags are now available for purchase. They're waterproof, as well as puncture-, UV- and chemical-resistant.

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Tons of Rare and Iconic Home Goods Are Going on Sale Tomorrow

The product designer made a lot of very famous things, and more than 130 are going up for auction tomorrow afternoon.

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Thursday, July 12

Panerai Introduces Another Entry-Level Watch with an In-House Movement

It comes with an in-house movement, a classic design and a relatively low asking price.

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Nike’s Most Hyped Shoe of the Year Comes Out Tomorrow. Here’s Everything You Need to Know.

You're about to see them everywhere.

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It’s Finally A Good Time to Buy a MacBook Pro, Again

In a surprise announcement, Apple has updated its MacBook Pro line of pro-grade laptops with beefed-up specs. And they start at the same prices as before.

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All-Clad’s New Cookware Line Deserves a Place in Your Dream Kitchen

The best pot and pan makers on the planet just released what might be their best line yet.

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The Summer of 2018 Belongs to the Ultimate Porsche

The ultimate distillation of what a Porsche 911 can be will be on display at this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed, then next month during Monterey Car Week.

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J.Crew’s Latest New Balance Collab Is a Walking Dad Joke

Made in the Skowhegan, Maine.

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The Device That Sends Texts Without Service Just Got Better

GoTenna Mesh is a tiny, pocketable device that lets users communicate with each other even when cell service isn't available. It's ideal for use in the backcountry, and thanks to a handful of new features,...

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Friday, July 13

The Modular Sofa Upgrade You’ve Been Waiting For

Burrow offers modular sofas that are customizable, hand-crafted in the U.S., comfortable, durable, ship fast and free and are easy to assemble without tools at home.

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These Are the Quintessential Adventure Sunglasses

Handmade in Japan.

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3 New Whiskeys to Look for This Summer

Three new bottles from three of the best brands out there.

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