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 watch the best new shows on Netflix and start your Monday completely up to speed. Here’s to another fantastic week.
The Swell Pocket Knife by The James Brand
Amid gift cards, golf ball sleeves, quirky patterned socks and all the other cliché Father’s Day gifts, one will always stand out: the pocketknife. Not the engraved or leather-holstered kind, mind you. Those never end up leaving the box they came in. A proper EDC knife, on the other hand, is something Dad will cherish forever. And that’s the Swell Pocket Knife: a USA-made, aircraft-grade titanium and aluminum 2.3-inch blade that’s as stylish as it is strong, useful as it is sentimental. And it’s anything but cliché. The knife’s design inspiration is a wave: the swell, rough inside and smooth finish of the perfect surf. This one is a limited-edition Black + Black version of the Swell, produced in conjunction with the innovative luxury design brand Discommon, so act quickly.
‘The President Is Missing’ by Bill Clinton and James Patterson
Bill Clinton is no stranger to writing books. In the past decade or so, he’s authored a handful of nonfiction works: autobiographies, personal essays and so on. The President is Missing, a white-hot political thriller co-authored with James Patterson (a man who, like ol’ Bill, needs no introduction), is Clinton’s first fictional work. As the title suggests, it’s about a sitting U.S. president’s mysterious disappearance, laced with insider details that no ordinary author, best-selling or not, can provide.
Thule Chariot Cross Multisport Trailer
strollers chariots for tiny royalty are literally strong enough to circumnavigate the Earth. (Just ask Tom Turcich.) Thule’s latest, the Chariot Cross, does it all: walk, jog, sprint, bike — even ski. Transitioning from one activity to the next is as easy as extending an aluminum arm and slapping on some attachments. So, buckle the fuck up, kiddies! And blast that dubstep playlist! Daddy’s ’bout to shred some gnar!
Persol 100th Anniversary 18K Gold Pilot Sunglasses
Persol has defined Italian eyewear for the last 100 years, so it’s fitting that their Anniversary Pilot Sunglasses are a luxe take on their classic 649 Aviator. Perfect for the jetsetter, the blue polarized lenses pop against the tortoiseshell-colored frame and the 18-karat gold temples. – Grant Tillery, Editorial Intern
Snowe Beach Towel
Don’t call it a beach towel. Call it a beach blanket. It’s a foot wider than most beach towels, and a hell of a lot plusher. Perfect for drifting off into a daquiri- and sun-induced slumber. (And for tossing into the perfect summer beach tote.)
Jersey Italian Gravy The Only Original Alfredo Sauce
Historically, Alfredo sauce has come in two forms: store-bought jars of questionable, creamy glop, or a homemade emulsion. But Jersey Italian Gravy is changing the game. Its newly launched Only Original Alfredo Sauce packages the formula originally developed by Alfredo di Lelio in 1914 for his namesake Alfredo restaurant in Rome. Comprised of Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, salted butter, olive oil and skim milk, the sauce is dense, indulgent and the next best thing to the real deal. – Emily Singer, Associate Staff Writer
Goldwin Surf Shorts
Japan-made, vintage-inspired. And just stretchy and water-wicking enough to take on all manner of summer gallivanting.
Matador Daylite16 Backpack
From the Gear Patrol Store: Matador Daylite16 Weatherproof Packable Backpack uses the finest materials available in the outdoor industry to offer superior performance in the smallest possible package. Built from waterproof Cordura ripstop material. The Daylite16 features two water-resistant zipper compartments and two side pockets. Interior 16-liter capacity. Perfect for travel, day trips, and hikes. Packs away to fit in the palm of your hand. Total product weight is 4.1 ounces.
The Ridge Wallet
Ordinary leather bi-fold wallets have remained more or less unchanged for generations. They get crammed with receipts and cards and coins, eventually becoming a flabby wad of worn-out leather. The Ridge, however, boldly goes where no ordinary leather bi-fold has gone before. Choose from four materials: aluminum, titanium, carbon fiber and polycarbonate. Then, pick your style: elastic money strap or steel money clip. Up to 12 cards fit nicely in between the two RFID theft-proof machined plates; should The Ridge ever fail, you’re covered by a lifetime warranty.
Ray-Ban for Ferrari Scuderia Collection
Seven new shades, each drawing heavy inspiration from Ferrari and its many famed professional drivers. As you’d expect from a Ferrari collaboration, there’s no shortage of black, red and carbon fiber; every pair comes with a Ferrari-branded leather case.
Tojiro Fujitora DP Steak Knives – Set of 4
Handmade in Niigata, Japan using traditional methods, these four steak knives are both fantastically durable and water-resistant, thanks to VG10 cutting core stainless steel and Eco wood handles.
BMW Concept 8-Series
The BMW 8-Series is a celebrated, grail-level near-classic. A V12 touring coupe from the Bavarian company will long be lusted after by children (and adults) of the ’90s. Now, BMW is bringing back the beast: this concept heralds its updated looks and classic proportions. The future can’t come soon enough. – Nick Caruso, Assistant Editor
Charlotte’s Web Everyday Plus Hemp Oil
“I cried the first time I tried this product. I can’t believe how much this helps me.” That’s an actual review posted on the product page. So, this shit must be good. No guarantees that it’ll make you cry with joy, but considering its ingredients — cannabinoid-infused coconut oil (less than 0.3% THC — legal in all 50 U.S. states), naturally occurring antioxidants and neuroprotectants — it’ll relax you, at the very least.
At Auction: Apollo 11 Lunar Sample Bag
TO THE MOON! If you’re buddies with Elon Musk and can snag a ticket to the white orb, make sure to bring along your vintage lunar sample bag after winning it at auction for several million bucks. This is the real deal: iconic and historical as they come. – Nick Caruso, Assistant Editor
Inventery Ring Trinket (Gold Ion Plated)
From the Gear Patrol Store: Pure in form, each ring is precision machined from surgical stainless steel. With rivets, acid-etched typography and plain designs in gold, silver and matte black, Inventery designed the Trinket with the inventor in mind: its perfect fit, a reminder of perfection in this world of madness and chaos.
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