February 20–24

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 enjoy some unseasonably warm weather and you’ll be in the know come Monday. Cheers to a week well done.

Oars + Alps Full Skincare Kit

Take a look at the skin on your face: completely dehydrated, right? Winter dries your skin terribly, creating unsightly wrinkles and flakes. Alpine Caribou Moss, an active ingredient in the Oars + Alps skincare line, combats UV rays and dryness and provides much-needed antioxidants. See their three-piece kit: a face wash stick (the only one you’ll find), an anti-aging face moisturizer and eye cream, and natural deodorant. Utilizing other ingredients like shea butter, safflower oil, jojoba oil and, of course, lichen with superpowers. Take care of your face; it’s the only one you’ve got.

Deep Discounts on Some of Our Favorite Winter 2017 Gear

Everything you need for a day on the slopes — at a fraction of the cost.

Opinel x L.L. Bean Folding Knife

Before barges, trains and 18-wheelers, loggers simply introduced newly felled trees into rivers and let the current carry them downstream. Some made it to the sawmill, some sank to the bottom. L.L.Bean is resurfacing some of those drowned logs from the depths of Maine’s Moosehead Lake and with a little help from French knife makers at Opinel, crafting beautiful pocket knives. Each one is made with 12c27 Sandvik stainless steel and a reclaimed century-old maple handle.

There’s Never Been a Better Time to Re-Up Your Knife Kit

High-carbon Japanese steel and an ergonomic design, all at a palatable price.

Soundwall Nova

You’ve never seen a Bluetooth speaker like this. In fact, if you don’t look closely, you probably won’t see it at all. The Soundwall Nova is the intersection of music and fine art, a sound system disguised as a painting or photograph. Room-filling Distributed Mode Loudspeaker technology is hidden behind your choice of art — you can choose from a gallery featuring over 150 collaborations. And forget gallery rules; touching this art is encouraged (it’s how you control the lights and volume).

The All-New Mercedes-AMG W08 Breaks Cover

Of all the teams that have revealed cars, so far, Mercedes easily has the best-looking vehicle.

Black AirPods Are Here — But for a Price (and a Long Wait)

Get on the waiting list.

DUER No Sweat Pants

Using a special blend of fabric — cotton for familiar comfort, Tencel for absorbing moisture and odor, polyester for strength and spandex for stretch — DUER’s No Sweat pants are among the most versatile and cozy you’ll find. They’re able to withstand prolonged physical activity without needed washing or repairs. Just one pair will replace five of those old worn-out rags squished at the bottom of your closet.

Pappy Van Winkle’s Latest Release Is Its Oldest Bourbon to Date

First distilled in the original Stitzel-Weller Distillery and bottled in handmade glass decanters.

The All-New Range Rover Velar Is a Vintage Callback

From what there is to see, it’s a welcome addition to the Range Rover family.

The Best Way to Buy Niche Outdoor Gear Just Got Better

Big Outdoors and Garage Grown Gear are merging, and that’s good news for you.

How to Save $95 on a New Pair of Glasses

“Trade up” an old pair and get a discount on a new pair.

Runners, You Can Now Use Strava Without Your Phone

Logging miles on Strava just got a whole lot lighter.

Artisan Black Tie Limited Edition 5 Quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer

A limited edition, $1,000 stand mixer? Ridiculous, we know — then again, just look at this damned thing. It’d be perfect for gathering dust atop the fridge baking all kinds of delicious stuff, wouldn’t it?

Todd Snyder x P.F. Flyers The Rambler 2.0

P.F. Flyers dug into its archives yet again to provide the jumping-off point for the collaborative Rambler 2.0 high tops. A stark white midsole meets a rich, Cheveux leather upper in three handsome and practical colorways: black, white and saddle brown. Lambskin lining and P.F. Flyers’ signature footbed ensure that comfort accompanies style. Pair with your favorite jeans, or even a suit.
Caitlyn Girardi, Editorial Apprentice

Glenmorangie Bacalta

Glenmorangie’s latest libation is finished in Malmsey Madeira wine casks, affording rich flavors of carmelized apricots, dates, almonds and honeycomb.

Sigma Lenses

Well… that’s about it. Sigma’s finally rounded out their fantastic “Art” series of lenses with a 24-70 f/2.8, a 14 f/1.8 and a 135 f/1.8. The series that began in 2012 with a world-shaking 35mm f/1.4 and now includes every lens most photographers could want is proof that great lenses didn’t have to come from the Nikon and Canon (just look at what people are saying about the new 85). If the past is any indication, these will be just as great. – Henry Phillips, Photography Manager

Snap Spectacles

Once an ultra-rare piece of modern pop culture purchasable only through pop-up vending machines; now a mainstream gadget that anyone can buy online. Snap is also selling a $50 charging case and a $10 charging cable.

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