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 dominate your March Madness pool and start your Monday completely up to speed. Here’s to another fantastic week.
Mahabis Classic Blanket
Mahabis is well-known for its ludicrously comfortable slippers. This blanket takes the company’s know-how in homebound coziness to a whole new level. It’s woven with superfine wool, and it’s massive — practically big enough to envelop a whole nuclear family.
Privacy Virtual Credit Card App
When you use one credit card for all online purchases, you are much more vulnerable to fraudsters. All it takes is one security breach of one merchant’s online system, and that credit card must be canceled, deleted and cut into pieces. Privacy prevents this hassle by creating a virtual Visa card for nearly every online merchant you purchase from. The virtual cards can be closed and controlled with just a few swipes and taps. And you can even purchase goods under a fake name.
Duluth Pack City Portfolio
Expect this briefcase to outlast you, given its sturdy 15-ounce duck canvas construction. Inside, it has all the right pockets, including a handy spot for a slim water bottle.
Tivoli Model One Digital Speaker
The 1950s called. They’re super jealous of this speaker. It nails the retro look right on the head: a boxy wooden cabinet, fabric speaker grill, brushed aluminum knobs and dials. Beneath its retro skin, though, is the latest audio tech: CD-quality wi-fi and Bluetooth streaming, multi-speaker configuration, FM tuner and more.
Toyota Promises a Return to Greatness with Three New Sports Cars
The future’s looking brighter — especially if you’re a fan of the old Toyota where performance and fun were top priorities.
Up for Auction: Tokyobike x Giant Robot Bicycle
Giant Robot joined forces with Tokyobike to produce this truly one-of-a-kind steel-frame bicycle, featuring original Japanese artwork. It is being auctioned to support the Orphan’s Education Fund, a charity organization that supports victims of the 2011 tsunami in Rikuzentakata, Japan.
Goldwin Hooded Spur Coat
The name Goldwin may be unfamiliar to many outside Asia and Europe, but that changes now. At this year’s Outdoor Retailer Winter Market, the Japanese company showcased a collection of outerwear and lifestyle goods that had it all: outstanding attention to detail, mountain-ready performance, urban sensibility. The Hooded Spur Coat is a perfect example. Its three-layer Gore-Tex outer is soft and seam-sealed against all moisture; the urban silhouette sits low and relaxed; six large pockets are placed thoughtfully inside and out. Also available in navy.
Timbuk2 x Apexer Tuck Backpack
Timbuk2 is a homegrown San Fransisco company of supreme coolness. Also from San Fransisco, and also supremely cool, is Apexer, an artist known around the world for his striking kaleidoscopic graffiti. The two combined their San Franciscan coolness into this limited edition 20-liter rolltop, with dual side pockets, a rear-entry quick-access zipper and a secret stash pocket.
Traditional Aceto Balsamico of Monticello
Made the old-fashioned way: aged in rare wood casks and fortified by time.
Land Rover Project Hero
One of the world’s most capable SUVs will be put to use in disaster situations.
Oliver Peoples x Berluti Sunglasses
Italian leather brand Berluti has joined forces with luxury eyewear brand Oliver Peoples for a capsule collection consisting of three sunglasses. Oliver Peoples was originally an all-American endeavor, but it has been owned by Italian behemoth Luxottica since 2007. All this to say, the collection feels very Italian on Italian: rounded vintage-inspired shapes, subtle contrasts of materials and textures, a rich color palette. A manifestation of luxury, these frames will definitely up your eyewear game for spring. – John Zientek, Associate Staff Writer
Anodized Aluminum Engraved Blueprint Art
What’s your favorite piece of machinery? It can be anything — car, boat, plane, train, even a firearm. Any size, any model, any year. If there’s a blueprint for it, Engraved Blueprint Art (no hiding behind that name) will laser etch the blueprint, in full detail, onto a 24 x 18–inch framed sheet of anodized aluminum. Think of how great it’d look hanging in your garage, where you go to bathe in the marvels of engineering.
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Aer Fit Pack
The Aer Fit Pack carries all that you need without adding bulk with extra padding. Versatility, style and functionality — a perfect option for travel, work, or play.
When Steve McQueen was in his prime — think Bullitt, rolled-up white tee, crew cut, cigarette dangling off his bottom lip — he rode an Indian Scout Motorcycle. It was part of his image and remains a part of his legend. Now, decades later, the new 2017 Indian Scout continues the legend. The modern, lightweight chassis rides with a low center of gravity, which feels almost like an extension of your body. And the engine — a 100 horsepower liquid-cooled V-twin — is an unstoppable force in nearly all riding conditions.
Everlane Elements Waterproof Jackets
According to Everlane, “there are two types of performance jackets: the kind that make you look like a rock climber, and the kind that cost a month’s rent.” The Elements line, Everlane says, is a third option. Both the jacket and the anorak have all the right stuff: a soft matte waterproof shell, heat-bonded seams, interior stash pockets and more. By the look of both jackets, though, you’d never think each costs less than $150.
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