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This Week in Gear: June 8 – 12


June 13, 2015 Briefings By
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Good morning, and welcome to the latest edition of This Week in Gear — your single-shot serving of an entire week’s worth of killer new gear pulled from our weekday editions of Today in Gear. Bookmark it to peruse over Sunday football and start your Monday completely up to speed. Here’s to another fantastic week.

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TIG-gear-patrol-june12-4 Ministry of Supply Gemini Dress Shirt
A well ventilated dress shirt is the dapper man‘s summer trump card. Take the Gemini Dress Shirt, with its discreet laser-drilled ventilation holes in the underarms and phase-change material, technology originally used to regulate astronauts’ body temperature in space suits. $148
TIG-gear-patrol-june12-2 Cole Haan ZeroGrand Wing Oxford
That same dapper man is likely well acquainted with the Cole Haan ZeroGrand, which blends the dressier style with a flexible outsole more typical of a sneaker. This new colorway is laser treated, which accounts for both the stitching and the reddish pink of its subtle red-white-and-blue scheme. $268
TIG-gear-patrol-june12-0 Fjällräven Kaipak
Fjällräven grows beyond its roots with this trekking pack: where Fjällräven’s foundational pack design featured a wood frame, the Kaipak utilizes G-1000 HeavyDuty Eco, a blend of recycled polyester, organic cotton and PFC-free polyamide. Beyond eco-friendliness, it’s functional; each size offering (28 liter, 38 liter and 58 liter) features a hip belt, attachment points for trekking poles, a rain cover and plenty of pockets. $150+
TIG-gear-patrol-june12-3 RVCA X Kelsey Brookes ANP Wetsuit Jacket
It’s about time. In its 14th year, surfing apparel powerhouse RVCA has released its first-ever wetsuit. Each is individually numbered and features the artwork of ANP artist Kelsey Brookes. As for design, it’s manufactured by Japan’s premier wetsuit maker C-World Company. The wetsuit is two millimeters thick, has a mesh rubber outer and nylon lining. Note, though, that it’s not a full suit, just a jacket. $225
TIG-gear-patrol-june12-5 Touchjet Pond
Turn a wall into a touchscreen. The Touchjet Pond combines the function of a projector with the interactive elements of smartboard and a tablet. The device itself weighs less than a hiking boot and can fit in your palm. With 4GB NAND Flash, a 16GB internal SD card and Bluetooth/wi-fi connectivity, it’s great for projecting TV shows, games, presentations and more. $599
TIG-gear-patrol-june12-1 Icebreaker Hunting & Fishing Gear
This Kiwi outdoor brand is known for its high-quality merino wool. Now, they’re adding camouflage patterns to their 2015 Fall/Winter Hunting & Fishing collection. From softsells to hooded jackets, fleece mid-layers and gloves, everything is designed to hide you from your wildness foe. icebreaker.com ()
TIG-gear-patrol-198-valet Valet’s New App
The pocket concierge now has global reach. Valet’s new app allows you to find hundreds of barbers, tailors or dry cleaners in over 75 cities across 17 countries along with all the signature style, grooming and how-to guides you love. Valet is bigger and better, but best of all it’s still free. Free
TIG-gear-patrol-198-leica Leica Q
When the bar is being raised for cameras, it’s usually Leica doing the lifting. So it’s no surprise the new Leica Q is now the new benchmark. Whether you’re shooting landscape or macro, the Summilux 28mm f/1.7 ASPH has what you need. The full-frame sensor provides incredibly detailed images up to 50,000 ISO and even with such a high-quality full resolution the Maestro II series processor can still capture up to 10 frames per second. $4,250
TIG-gear-patrol-198-cutting Pernt Studio Wood and Leather Cutting Board
A man’s cutting board says a lot. Instead of that plastic throwaway or thin slab of plywood, get a sophisticated cutting board that shows you actually care about the cuisine you slice and dice. Available in either American walnut or white oak, this piece of art fits the bill. It’s handcrafted in Brooklyn and comes with a meticulously finished leather handle and brass screws. $100+
TIG-gear-patrol-198-cadence Cadence Raw Denim Bike Jeans
There’s nothing like a well worn-in pair of jeans, but if you cycle everyday, a slow wear can turn into a quick obliteration. Cadence’s new Raw Denim Bike Jeans were built to stand up to the rigors of the everyday cycle lifestyle. A reinforced seat and double back pockets slow down the accelerated wear from the saddle so you don’t have to go through jeans as often as you do inner tubes. $110
TIG-gear-patrol-198-book The Water Knife: A Novel
A mashup of There Will Be Blood and The Road Warrior set in the not-too-distant future, The Water Knife: A Novel casts an intriguing light on the lives we lead. A massive drought in the Southwest (not a stretch) causes Nevada and Arizona to skirmish over the Colorado River. Political undermining, shifting alliances, hired hands and bloodshed: the flyover states just got interesting. $16
TIG-gear-patrol-198-bestmade Best Made Co. Chelsea Deck Clocks
Chelsea Deck Clocks have a firm place in American history. They’ve been used to coordinate and harmonize the US Navy’s fleets since 1917. Each is handcrafted and comes with a Phenolic resin case and a shatterproof face. Precise, tough as nails and charmingly vintage. $1,750
TIG-gear-patrol-198-water-lamp Richard Clarkson Studio Rain Lamp
This Rain Lamp creates an ambient light like nothing else. Within its hanging acrylic ball, there’s a 5000k replaceable LED bulb and a peristaltic pump that slowly drips water into a basin. Yes, it costs as much as your monthly rent. But it’s completely unique. $940
TIG-gear-patrol-198-balm Tisane Lip Balm
Tisane lip balm is made with high-quality natural ingredients — such as beeswax, honey, vitamin E and olive oil — from beautiful Poland. Containing no sulfate, phythalate or artificial coloring, the long-lasting and moisturizing lip balm was founded by male model and candle craftsmen Cornelius Hundersmarck and supermodel Zuzanna Buchwald. $8
TIG-gear-patrol-198-moto Ton-Up Garage BMW R80 Indira
Don’t be distracted by the beautiful woman, it’s the bike you want to look at. This redesigned BMW motorcycle was originally an UK BMW R80 RT commuting motorcycle. But it has been upgraded with a darker color, a new fuel tank and an all-around lower profile.
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TIG-gear-patrol-198-bpack The Alpine Division Timberline Pack
A solid daypack or commuter backpack, the Timberline comes straight out of Portland, OR. It’s made with 1,000-denier water-resistant nylon and features a 15-inch laptop sleeve. And at under $100, it’s probably in your price range. $98
TIG-gear-patrol-198-gopro GoPro Hero+ LCD
At this point, we all know what a GoPro is. The latest, the Hero+ LCD, captures beautiful photos (8MP) and videos (1080p60) at up to 5 fps, and it’s even more accessible than its higher-priced brethren. And with built-in wi-fi, Bluetooth and a convenient touchscreen, you’ll be able to take and share moments easier than ever. $300
TIG-gear-patrol-198-awair Awair Air Quality Monitor
Want to know the quality of the air you’re breathing? Get Awair. It connects with an app on your smartphone to relay information about the quality of your indoor air, in real time. But that’s not all. Awair can connect with other smart devices (air purifiers, thermostats, humidifiers, fans) and provide recommendations to improve the room’s air quality. $149
TIG-gear-patrol-198-shave The Art of Shaving Morris Park Collection
Just in time for Father’s Day, The Art of Shaving introduces the new Morris Park Collection, named after a storied racetrack in the Bronx. Each razor is colored in one of three classic racing colors — royal blue, signal red or racing green — and equips with Gilette Fusion blades for comfort and ease of use. $60
TIG-gear-patrol-198-nb New Balance M998CSB
New Balance first dropped the 998 silhouette in 1993 and it became a menswear staple, beloved by urban scenesters and grandfathers alike. Most recognized in its classic colorway, a spectrum of gray-toned leathers and textiles, the brand has released a number of unique colorways over the years. The latest is the M998CSB, part of the “Connoisseur Summer” line, with a suede sand upper, blue and teal accents and color-specked laces. As with every New Balance shoe, each pair is proudly made in the USA. $209
TIG-gear-patrol-198-bellroy Bellroy Elements Phone Pocket Plus
Bellroy have elevated their minimalist phone wallet, the Elements Phone Pocket, to fit the iPhone 6 Plus. Made with all-weather full-grain leather dyed in three different colors, each case also fits a number of credit cards with sections for your keys, coins and an extra SIM card. $120
TIG-gear-patrol-198-trailer High Camp Aluminum Shell Trailer
Encased in a classic aluminum shell, these teardrop camp trailers deliver retro nostalgia without the hassle. Each comes tricked out with modern fixtures like a stainless Coleman cooler, stainless three-burner cooktop, Ikea queen quilt-top mattress, a large-capacity deep-cycle battery and a beautiful birch plywood interior. And High Camp offers a number of optional accessories, including a 4.6-amp solar charging unit, a water heater or a custom iPad mount. $14,900
TIG-gear-patrol-198-shinola Shinola x Benchmade Valet Pocket Knife
Shinola, best known for its Detroit-made luxury watches, combines its efforts with the Oregon-based Benchmade Knife Company for a one-off collaboration. The result: an M390 steel blade with an orange G10 spacer, fixed to a rugged Dymondwood handle that’s made from hardwood veneers. Now available for preorder. $200
TIG-gear-patrol-198-special Specialized Stumpjumper FSR
When Specialized first debuted the Stumpjumper bike in 1981, it became a beloved fixture among devoted trail riders and cross-country adventurers. 24 years later, it’s back and better than ever, fitted with Specialized’s new Rx Trail Tune for top-tier suspension, shorter chainstays, a slacker head tube and a storage compartment in the chassis called the SWAT Door, ready for all your trail-worthy accessories. specialized.com
TIG-gear-patrol-198-aeriel Hasselblad AD5 Aerial
Hasselblad began manufacturing cameras for the Swedish Air Force during World War II and have been a major player in photographing the earth from above ever since (see: NASA). The’ve upped their game once again with the new A5D series of aerial cameras, specially designed to have no internal moving parts and are able to synchronize eight cameras’ shutters within 20 microseconds of each other, which is critical for maintaining a perfectly even exposure and 400-megapixel selfies. hasselblad.com
TIG-gear-patrol-198-SHADE Fade Studio Task Light
The Fade Task Light uses an intuitive dimmer and color temp slider to reduce eyestrain and fatigue by matching the light color temperature to your environment. Die-cut from steel, it offers 120 degrees of arm tilt, 270 degrees of rotation, and can charge your devices via USB from the the base. All things considered, it’s a desk lamp for the modern world. $199
TIG-gear-patrol-198-drone DJ Matrice 100
Thanks to a flood of technology, drones have become commonplace over the last few years. Up until now, however, they’ve been as easy to lose as they are to obtain. Using ultrasonic sensors and stereo cameras, DJI’s new guidance system hopes to change that. It is synched with their new Matrice 100 drone, which was built to push the boundaries of flying footage. $3,299
TIG-gear-patrol-198-concrete-chair D’Hauteville Concrete Chair
The D’Hauteville Concrete Chair, designed by Julie Legros and Henri Lavallard Boget, is a striking example of how common materials and clean lines can produce a powerful display of classic Mid-Century design. These versatile chairs celebrate the contemporary beauty of concrete and steel. $369
TIG-gear-patrol-198-apple Apple Music
Yesterday, Apple finally announced the much-whispered-about Apple Music, which launches June 30th on the iPhone, iPad and Mac, in addition to an eventual Android app. The new app will essentially replace itunes, though it will retain a handful of its features, such as storage and playback of purchased tracks, suggestions based on your preferences, and the iTunes store itself. New to the service are personal artist profiles, free streaming of the entire iTunes library for subscribers, and Beats 1, a live radio station running 24/7 out of New York City, L.A. and London. $10/month
TIG-gear-patrol-198-birdhouse Birdhouse Bookshelf
The Birdhouse Bookshelf by Thing Industries is as clever as it is useful. Highly functional as a wall mount, bedside shelf, or a creative catch-all, any city dweller can appreciate its practicality. A couple colored screws later and you’ll find square footage you never knew you had. $90
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