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This Week in Gear: October 26-30


October 31, 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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On the Radar

Reveals, New Launches and Gear

The Kicker Tool by DMOS Collective

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For backcountry skiers and snowboarders looking to build their own jumps, here’s what DMOS Collective calls the perfect tool. The Kicker Tool is a robust shovel/rake hybrid that’s built with “2.5mm aircraft-quality aluminum.” Designed to both move and sculpt snow, it has a 56.5-inch shaft that’ll hopefully prevent you from destroying your back while shoveling. The whole tool is easily disassembled (it has a telescoping shaft) and can fit in a backpack. Still not sold? Professional Snowboarder Travis Rice brings it with him when he seeks some winter inspiration.

Sightseer Sling Strap by HoldFast Gear

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This rustic camera strap can expand to hold lenses and cell phone pouches.

Brunton Lightwave Amp

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Brunton’s new Bluetooth-compatible lantern has an integrated speaker system. And if $200 is too steep for you, they sell a smaller $70 option.

K-Swiss x Billy Reid Collection

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K-Swiss and Billy Reid have once again collaborated. This time they’ve created an Arlington Shoe, which also comes in a high-top.

Blaze Laserlight Silver

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A 13-hour battery life and a 300-lumen LED bulb (which also has a 100 lumen setting) makes this an ideal light for bike commuters.

Burton x Alpha x Undefeated Collection

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In this new collection is a trench coat, bomber jacket, one-piece, parka, winter cargo pants and mittens.

United By Blue Ultimate American Jacket

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The latest in non-down outerwear is United By Blue’s bison-hair-insulated jacket. The waterproof four-layer jacket features a removable vest and 14 pockets for prime versatility as fall inches towards winter. The naturally temperature-regulating bison fibers make it great for temperatures between -10 and 45 degrees Fahrenheit. And lastly, it’s made entirely in the USA.

SE Bikes Fat Ripper

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Fat biking’s getting big (pun not intended). SE Bikes’ Fat Ripper combines BMX elements like alloy Floval tubing, a Looptail rear end and Landing Gear Forks with 26 x 3.5-inch tires, disc brakes and more.

Voyager Duffel

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The compact Voyager Duffel was made with leather chosen for its propensity to conform to the belongings within it. And the optional inclusion of Karma Go wi-fi conforms to your tech habits.

MiPow Power Tube 3000

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With its built-in USB USB connector and Lightning connector, this portable battery solves more than one headache for juice-guzzling iPhone owners.

Meyer Optik Görlitz Nocturnus 35mm f/0.95 for Fuji Film

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$2,208 for a lens might seem absurd — but then, so is a f/0.95 aperture.

Stock x High Life Collection

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Whatever your thoughts on Miller, don’t dismiss their collaboration with Stock, a new clothing manufacturer producing its wares in Chicago.

Billy Reid Shiloh Shawl Collar

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This shawl collar sweater is completely made of cotton and comfortable for fall.

‘Halo 5: Guardians’

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In the latest installment of the Halo franchise, Master Chief is no longer the good guy. Or is he?

Blackberry Priv

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This new Android-based smartphone has Blackberry’s renowned keyboard and a 5.4-inch dual-curved screen.

Blue Lola Headphones

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Blue just launched its new Lola headphones. Available in either white or black, the headphones are a slimmed-down, lightweight version of the Mo-Fi headphones that Blue released last year. The Lolas are lighter (and more comfortable to wear for prolonged periods) because they lack a built-in amp. But each still boasts a 50mm fiber-reinforced driver, delivering beautiful, complex sound.

Pico – Craft Beer at Home

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As a Keurig does with coffee, this Kickstarter product allows people to easily make their own craft beer at home (though it’s still a one- to two-week process).

Everlane Italian Dress Shirt

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Everlane’s new dress shirt is slim fitting, made in Italy with 100 percent cotton, and is available in three different colors (white, black or gray).

New Triumph Bonneville Motorcycles

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Triumph’s new generation of Bonneville racing motorcycles — the Street Twin, the T120, T120 Black, Thruxton and Thruxton R — features a new proprietary engine family (delivering between 900cc and 1,200cc depending on the model), alongside redesigned chassis and suspension design. Design-wise, they take after the classic ’59 and ’68 Bonneville bikes, modernizing the classic silhouettes with LED rear and headlights and over 470 accessories available for riders to customize the bikes at their whims.

Worn&Wound AVI-8 X

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50m water resistance, a matte black dial, PVD/brushed steel and a Miyota 8245 Automatic movement come together in this handsome collab.

Sentri Home Security System

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Sentri, a home security system funded in part by Microsoft Ventures, plays host to most of the usual smart home features — motion detection, air quality monitoring, microphones and speakers, etc. — but centralizes everything in a 10.1-inch touchscreen. It also pairs with Nest, Hue and more.

Yesler Technical Hoodie

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This Seattle-made hoodie is weather resistant, can handle a beating and is great for a casual Saturday at home.

Vintage Industrial Furniture

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Vintage Industrial’s furniture is crafted from a mishmash of reclaimed, American-manufactured and sustainably sourced materials.

Damascus Steel Coin Bottle Opener

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Toss the Key West souvenir bottle opener. Lose the lobster-shaped one you got in Maine. You craft brews demand Damascus steel and an ergonomically designed hand piece chiseled from aerospace aluminum. All for the low low price of $230.

Hydrogen-1 AT85 Brogue Boots

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San Francisco-based Hydrogen-1 makes leather shoes for all occasions. Their wedge-soled boot with brogue accents works well in a number of situations and pairs well with selvedge denim. The crepe sole maintains grip on wet leaves and is comfortable enough for all-day wear.

Courverture & The Garbstore No Chemicals Large Candle

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This candle is blended by hand in Paris from essential oils and will fill your home with notes of aromatic spice, pink pepper, bergamot and ginger.

Ten Thousand Foundation Shorts

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These workout shorts are made from high-performance materials and feature a reflective accent on the leg to keep you safe during evening or early-morning workouts.

Buck Mason Heather Gray Raglan Sweatshirt

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Nothing compares to a soft, comfortable new sweatshirt, and Buck Mason’s is sewn in Los Angeles.

DU/ER No Sweat Pant

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DU/ER’s new No Sweat pants come in three styles and three colors. They feature technical stretch fabric combined with comfortable cotton for a perfect middle ground.

Outdoor Technology Los Cabos Wireless Headphones

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Cut the cord with these new headphones from Outdoor Technology.

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Deals of Note

Great Products at a Great Price

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Professional Studio Monitor Headphones

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Save $80 on these critically acclaimed headphones, heralded by outlets like CNET as the best headphones under $200.