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This Week in Gear: August 3-7

August 8, 2015 Briefings By

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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ASICS Accelerate Hope Collection


In partnership with three organizations fighting cancer — Cookies for Kids’ Cancer, Right Action for Women and the Prostate Cancer Foundation — ASICS is releasing their fourth-annual Accelerate Hope line, which, in addition to athletic tees, socks and accessories, includes footwear representing each participating organization, with portions of profits from each item going to the organizations. Available August 1, the line is a reliable example of an apparel brand doing good.

Poler High & Dry Surfboard Bag


Poler’s new surf bag fits a six-foot-six-inch surfboard, along with any other accessories you deem essential.

Mission Workshop Black Camo Sanction


If surfing’s not your bag, try this limited-edition rucksack from Mission Workshop, made of durable, MultiCam-black Cordura.

Sabah Fall 2015 Colorways


Our favorite handmade Turkish slipper company (admittedly the only one we know — but they’re commonly found in our office, so take that as an endorsement) are now offering five new colorways in suede and nubuck leather. And if your kids want a pair, Sabahs now come in sizes to fit them as well.

Work Hard Anywhere Notebooks


This new pocket notebook manufacturer offers everything you’d want from the old medium — recycled materials, versatile dot-grid paper and a renewable energy-powered manufacturing process.

Red Wings 6-Inch Postman Boot


Modeled after the original 1954 101 boot, the newest addition to Red Wings’ Heritage line, in Black Chaparral leather, revives the boot that cushioned postmen and policemen’s feet back when they walked their beats.

Helix Sleep


Shopping for the right mattress can be like finding a needle in a haystack. Helix Sleep has simplified the process. Taking a direct-to-consumer approach, Helix offers custom mattresses to fit every physical need and sleep preference. The personalization process takes into account feel, support, temperature regulation and point elasticity. They even offer a split mattress so you no longer have to fight with your partner about which mattress type is best.

black+blum Eau Good Water Bottle


An elegant new water bottle from black+blum that uses traditional Japanese binchotan charcoal to filter your water.

Dockers Alpha Khaki


Dockers’ newest fit designed to bridge the gap between jeans and dress pants.

Cannondale Habit


Cannondale‘s newest full-suspension mountain bike offers 120mm of travel and their signature lefty fork.

KOMONO California Collection


Sunglasses designed to pay homage to the Golden State.

Anchor Barrel Ale


A toast to Fritz Maytag, Anchor Brewing’s “Anchor Barrel Ale” will come in at 6.3% ABV and will be offered on draft and in 12-ounce bottles. ()

Hilleberg Niak 1.5


Family-owned Hilleberg has released their newest tent as part of their Yellow Label Series, the Niak 1.5. The one-to-two person tent is ideal for three-season use and features Hilleberg’s lightweight Kerlon 600 fabric and DAC NSL 9 poles. The combination of strength and ultralight materials makes it the perfect tent for backpackers who count every ounce. The tent also features a seemingly unimportant vestibule, however when it is pouring rain and all of your gear is soaking wet and dirty, it’s nice to be able to keep it sheltered outside of your sleeping area. The tent will be available from Hilleberg in the spring of 2016.

Leki Breeze Folding Chair


Leki have taken their knowledge of high-performance lightweight trekking poles and have developed a new product: the Breeze folding chair. Available later next month.

Manfrotto Off-Road Walking Sticks


Shooting stable photos while on the trail can be difficult if you want to shed weight and ditch your tripod. Manfrotto has solved this issue with their new Walking Sticks that feature a standard tripod mount on top of the grip.

Electric Sunglasses S-Line


Electric have taken some of their best-selling lifestyle shapes and added features from their performance models creating a line of sunglasses that do it all. Coming this fall.

High Sierra Karadon Series


High Sierra are releasing a new line of packs for every adventure called the Karadon Series. The packs range in size from 5 to 65 liters and will be available in Spring 2016.

Adidas Terrex X-King


Continental Tires has teamed up with adidas to bring you the Terrex X-King, a mountain runner that acts as a mountain bike tire for your foot. Available spring 2016.

VSN Mobil V.360° Camera


The vicarious joy of GoPro videos grows ever more real with the V.360°, a 360-degree action camera capable of recording 1080p videos sans image stitching. Videos uploaded from the shock-, vibration- and dust-resistant camera — which, before we forget, is waterproof at 1 meter up to 30 minutes — are compatible with an impressive selection of virtual reality headsets, bringing friends and strangers that much closer to your adventures. And since it mounts comfortably atop GoPro-standard mounts, you won’t have to be choosey about which adventures you share.

Ventra Backpack Frame


If you’re sentimentally attached to your lumpy old camping pack, Ventra has you covered with a backpack frame that’ll bring its ergonomics into the 21st century.

Red Bull Racing Eyewear


Red Bull‘s line of glasses and goggles are inspired by and optimized for F1 racing, using virtually unbreakable XNL lenses.

BioLite PowerLight Mini


When your iPhone flashlight isn’t enough, there’s EDC flashlights — but for those with limited pocket space, BioLite’s credit-card-sized Lightning-rechargeable light does the trick.

EnerPlex Kicker I


With EnerPlex’s lightweight Kicker I, solar panels’ place is no longer the roadside, but the bike, the backpack and beyond. by ALLIED


It’s a painful and plain truth that buying responsibly can be frustratingly difficult. ALLIED seeks to make it a little easier with, which helps users find more ethically sourced down products.

ESCAPE Traveler


In a short break from Outdoor Retailer-related products, here’s a cabin that you can drive to wherever you want. The ESCAPE Traveler is a classy and livable (if somewhat absurd) take on the traditional RV: 269 square feet of space with a cedar and steel-accented exterior, homey insulation, a full kitchen and bathroom and room to sleep six — a master bedroom, convertible attic space and a ground-level day bed. In other words: tiny houses meet trailer parks.

Boreas Tsum Trek 55


With an “around-the-world” zipper, removable handle and various modes of carry, Boreas’s latest is at home on the trail, on the way to the gym, or just on the way to work.

Renovo Oasis Water Filter


“Water enhancement”, on paper and out loud, sounds kinda silly. But that aside, Renovo’s modular water filtration system is easily one of the most compact, versatile offerings on the market — or at least it will be, upon funding.

UnderArmour Verge Low GTX


UnderArmour’s latest runner combines lightweight uppers, welded overlays and Michelin outsoles — sure to make joggers running on the trail as surefooted as your most reliable off-roader.

Black Diamond Camalot Ultralight


Climbing gear shouldn’t weigh you down; that’s why Black Diamond’s new and improved Camalot camming device is 25 percent lighter than before.

Hydro Flask Food Flasks


Newly redesigned, the Hydro Flask Food Flask keeps snacks and beverages fresh with airtight sealing and 18/8 food-grade non-porous steel.