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This Week in Gear


April 29, 2017 Sponsored 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 the best new gear pulled from our weekday editions of Today in Gear. Bookmark it to peruse while you keep a close eye on the NFL Draft and start your Monday completely up to speed. Here’s to another fantastic week.

Incase Drone Collection

Over the past few years, drones have rocketed so quickly into the upper echelon of filmmaking equipment that many makers of drone accessories — namely, drone backpacks and luggage — have had trouble keeping pace. With Incase’s new Drone Collection, drones of all shapes and sizes finally have a worthy home. The collection includes four packs: one large backpack, one compression case, a sling pack and a hip pack. Some packs can be modified to snugly accommodate a whole suite of drone gear, and each is made with highly abrasion-resistant nylon.

The School of Life: A Job to Love

The latest book in The School of Life series, A Job to Love is a clear-headed manual for professional success, offering wisdom and practical tips on how to turn your true passion into a life-long career. Other books in The School of Life series include Relationships, Sex, Great Thinkers, Small Pleasures and more.

Instant Pot ULTRA

With 10 presets and manual temperature control, the new 6-quart Instant Pot ULTRA is able to do more in less time.

Bushwick Kitchen Trees Knees Coffee Maple Syrup

Coffee makes everything better. Especially organic maple syrup harvested in the Catskill Mountains. Each bottle is crafted by hand in Brooklyn, and contains just two simple ingredients: said Catskillian maple syrup and a Stumptown Coffee blend, creating “multidimensional” notes of dark chocolate, cherry, toffee and fudge.

Globe-Trotter Cruise 26-Inch Trolley Case

Trolly suitcases are like Derby hats. They evoke a simpler time — a time when “high-performance technical details” were nothing more than handcrafted parts, built the way they’d always been built. They did their job well, and never once was the word “innovation” part of the conversation. The Cruise Trolley Case is an elegant revival of these ideals, subtly modernized with an extending handle and wheels. (Much cooler than a Derby hat, by the way.)

Bridgestone “Air Free” Bicycle Tire Concept

Airless tires are nothing new, but this new concept from Bridgestone marks a serious push beyond the conceptual realm and into consumers’ hands; Bridgestone says that if everything goes according to plan, the tire will be available sometime in 2019.

All-Clad Stainless-Steel Outdoor Cookware Set

A three-piece cookware set, designed for outdoor grills and all manner of summery barbecue goodness — whole chickens, veggies, seafood, you name it. Large holes ensure uniform cooking and circulation of smoky flavors, while curved sides keep all the small chunks right where they need to be.

Frye Clyde Low

The Clyde Low has two personalities. One minute the shoes are formal and gentlemanly, exhibiting their full-grain Italian leather in a board room. Then, at the drop of a hat, they’re dancing in dive bars, sporting Italian suede and a one-inch rubber outsole like a true summer sneaker. Two personalities, all confidence.

ThermoWorks Limited Edition Thermapen Mk4

As part of a Memorial Day charity event, ThermoWorks is offering its popular Thermapen MK4 in a limited-edition colorway, Army Green. Ten percent of proceeds will go to the Semper Fi Fund, dedicated to financially assisting veterans wounded post-9/11. Ideal for cooking steaks and other meat proteins, this lightweight, collapsible thermometer provides two-to-three-second temperature readings and accuracy to within less than a tenth of a degree.

Dell UltraSharp 27-Inch 4K HDR Monitor

Dell’s first UHD Alliance Premium–certified HDR10 display. (Basically, third-party inspection has shown that the display contains the latest, most advanced technology.) Available May 23 on Dell.com in the U.S. for $1,999.99.

Bell & Ross BR 03-94 Blue Steel

Bell & Ross updated the 42mm version of its iconic square aviation watch with a brilliant blue dial. Underneath ticks away an ETA 2894–based chronograph movement from Bell & Ross, and the whole thing is affixed to a blue calfskin strap.

Stanley Master Series Vacuum Bottle

As part of its Master Series, Stanley has introduced a 1.4-quart bottle that can keep drinks hot or cold for up to 40 hours (16 hours longer than its Classic Vacuum Insulated Bottle), or iced up to 100 hours. Its meaty three-pound heft comes with a steel-lined pouring stopper and screw-off cup, both insulated with QuadVac, the brand’s new proprietary insulation technology. Dishwasher- and whitewater-friendly.

The Year’s Best New Coffee Equipment

From a high-tech espresso machine to a better pour-over dripper, plus premium mint syrup and a bean counter.

Matador Freerain24 Backpack

From the Gear Patrol Store: The Matador FreeRain24 Waterproof Packable Backpack uses the finest materials available in the outdoor industry to offer superior performance in the smallest possible package. Ideal for world travelers for use as a summit pack, it packs down to fit in the palm of your hand and unpacks into a 24-liter backpack with a waterproof main compartment. The only packable backpack suited for real adventure.

DJI Ronin 2 DSLR Gimbal

If the original Ronin helped launch the careers of countless aspiring filmmakers, then the Ronin 2 will help those now-successful filmmakers sweep award ceremonies. Just about everything has been upgraded: better motors, a wider array of supported cameras (including RED cameras), seamless integration with a variety of mounts, real-time smart features, dual battery system and more.

Outdoor Voices Quick-Dry Layer Collection

Outdoor Voices’ newest collection of summer workout wear includes shorts, tanks and tees, in both basic colorways and bold graphic prints. And they’re all made with a special kind of cool, moisture-wicking polyester.

Jaguar XF Sportbrake

Jaguar has just teased its upcoming XF Sportbrake with a single image.


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