This Week in Gear
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 while you’re comatose on the couch after your Thanksgiving meal and start your Monday completely up to speed. Here’s to another fantastic week.
Mountain Standard Mountain Flannel Shirt
Just as a pair of shoes can speak to a man’s personality, so can a checkered flannel lay bare his outdoorsy soul. A shirt like the Mountain Flannel is a failsafe staple of your winter wardrobe — paired perfectly not just with a pair of jeans, but with all manner of hardcore outerwear. Its extra deep chest pockets store more than a fist-full of essentials; steel buttons resist wear and tear, and its plush cotton fabric stays cozy indoors and out.
MAAP Detour Winter Long Sleeve Jersey
Those cyclists you see riding around on chilly winter days are commonly regarded as “crazy.” The reality is quite different — it’s not crazy at all to be cycling in the winter, so long as you’re wearing the right gear. The Detour Winter Jersey is a prime example of winter-ready cycling gear. Made in Italy, it is warm, breathable and fits snug, like a proper racing jersey. The rear pocket stretches horizontally only, and the sleeve cuffs hug like an arm warmer. Slip it on, saddle up, and get riding with the rest of those passionate crazies. Cold weather is no excuse.
The World’s First Supercar Is Back on the Production Line
The XKSS rides again!
Vuarnet Edge Collection
Vuarnet, the French company known for its sport-chic shades (and for perhaps single-handedly elevating glacier goggles to a fashion statement), released a sunglass style today, called the Edge. The large acetate frame is a unique mash-up of aviator and glacier style, while the mineral lens, which is designed and crafted in France, holds true to Vuarnet’s exacting standards of optical clarity, UV protection and durability.
Watch the Ski Film That Tackles Skiing’s Biggest Problem
Finally, a ski film that’s not afraid to speak up.
The Startup Taking On the $37 Billion Vitamin Industry
Vitamins are complicated. Care/of is a new startup making it personalized supplements dead simple.
Horse Brand Polka Dot Naval Knife
Those aren’t polka dots. Think of them as little carbon fiber chocolate chips, pressed into the dough of a heavy brass handle and silver-soldered to a premium stainless steel blade — all of which is baked by hand at Horse Brand’s small Brooklyn shop. It’s a knife that’s guaranteed to turn heads and last for centuries.
Leatherman Wave Multi-tool
It’s Leatherman’s best selling multi-tool for good reason. The Wave has three large blades (knife, serrated knife and saw), which are accessible from the outside using only one hand; the pliers are strong enough to clench and rip out the rustiest nails, and long wire cutters snip through cords like scissors through hair. A whole tool chest is packed into its sturdy stainless steel frame; in total there are 17 tools, including three screwdrivers of varying size, a diamond-coated file, spring-loaded scissors and more.
RAND Picnic Boat
For three years, RAND’s elegantly designed Picnic boat has graced the shores of Denmark; now it’s finally available in the US. The 18-foot day-cruiser is built with two things in mind: minimal environmental impact, and maximum social interaction. The hull fits 10 people comfortably, and a solar-powered electric motor runs quietly and without noxious fumes; the table drops down to convert the hull into a king-size sunbathing deck.
Casio Pro Trek PRG600Y-1 Watch
If Casio’s iconic G-SHOCK watch went for a walk in the wilderness to reconnect with its outdoorsy spirit, it’d come back looking like the Pro Trek. A large stainless steel bezel withstands temperatures as low as 14 degrees Fahrenheit, and a heavy-duty silicon strap stays comfortable through all kinds of abuse; a highly accurate compass, altimeter, barometer and thermometer keep you on top of nature, not defeated by it. And just like the G-SHOCK, its solar-powered battery lasts for months on a single charge.
Mack Weldon Crew Sweatshirts
How do you make a cotton crewneck more appealing and perfect than it already is? Mack Weldon has the right idea: You start with newborn-puppy-soft french terry cotton, weave in some stretchy fabric, and end up with a crewneck with a traditional look that feels more comfortable than ever.
The Most Beautiful Snowboard Bindings Ever Made
Travis Rice’s new company adorns typically plain equipment with stunning artwork.
Nudie Jeans Eriksson Keepall Denim
A durable, minimal weekender should occupy a space in every man’s luggage rotation. A strong contender is the latest offering from Nudie Jeans — the Eriksson Keepall — a bag that is both rugged and handsome, made from organic cotton denim with leather accents. The Eriksson is fully lined, features a full-zip closure and has leather handles. Nothing says durable like the mixture of denim and leather, and this weekender will only look better with passing miles. — John Zientek, Style Writer
Danner Light Hiking Boots
Nearly 85 years ago, Danner began as a small Wisconsin-based outfitter of tough-as-nails work boots for the laboring class — loggers, dockyard workers, miners, construction workers. In 1936, the company relocated to Portland, Oregon, and continued their legacy as makers of the most resilient, most proudly American-made boots in the country. One of their greatest boot designs is the Danner Light. Made in Portland, its full-grain leather and nylon upper, crafted to look exactly like the original boot, resists abrasion and seals out water. An advanced Gore-Tex liner keeps your feet warm and dry, while Danner’s patented stitch-down construction provides ample wiggle room without sacrificing essential hiking stability.
Ursa Major Golden Hour Recovery Cream
Your face is like the weak spot on a dragon’s belly. It’s the one body part most exposed to the daily onslaught of elements — particularly during winter, when wind blasts away all moisture and flying ice particles cut like freezer burn. A medicinal recovery cream like Ursa Major’s ensures your skin stays hydrated, radiant, firm and wrinkle-free.
Adidas AlphaBOUNCE XENO
Upon first glance, they appear to be a standard all-black minimalist running shoe from Adidas — maybe with just a hint of color on the side. Then it’s exposed to a camera flash, and the shoe suddenly lights up with brilliant iridescent colors, making it one of the most unique and photogenic running shoes around. Available for purchase on Black Friday.
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