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 peruse the Gear Patrol Store and start your Monday completely up to speed. Here’s to another fantastic week.
Indian® Chief Dark Horse®
Among Indian’s mightiest motorcycles is the Chief Dark Horse®, a mean-looking cruiser that sounds evil. It draws style inspiration from Indian’s iconic ’40s designs; namely, the asymmetric fins and downward dual-pipe exhausts. The 111-horsepower Thunder Stroke V-Twin powers down highways with ease — and with its loud, throaty engine and blacked-out details, the bike demands attention wherever it goes.
Opinel x TOPO Designs Pocketknife
Opinel’s century-old claim to fame, the No. 8 folding knife, given a modern uplift courtesy of TOPO Designs, the cult leader of Colorado outdoors culture. In addition to the blonde wood handle’s striking red stripe, the titanium-coated stainless steel blade is exceptionally durable, and the knife comes with a TOPO Designs sheath.
Leica M 246 Jim Marshall Edition
Jim Marshall, a renowned American photographer known for his coverage of rock ‘n’ roll in the ’60s and ’70s, is one of Leica’s most beloved brand trumpeters. In honor of Marshall’s legacy and life-long Leica loyalty, Leica is producing an extremely exclusive batch of golden-brass Leica M 246s. The exquisite camera comes with a Leica SUMMILUX-M 50mm f/1.4 ASPH lens, leather shoulder strap, a portrait of Thelonius Monk signed by Marshall and a coffee table book containing Marshall’s never-before-seen photos from jazz festivals in the ’60s. Only 50 cameras will be sold.
The Ball and Buck x Randolph Angler
Based on classic pilot sunglasses, the Anglers are designed with the fisherman in mind. The bayonet temples sit steady on the ears, and the polarized lenses make them ideal for outdoor activities. They’re also great for the city, and the antique brass finish and square frame give them a dash of ’70s swagger. – Grant Tillery, Editorial Intern
Brooklyn Slate Co. Quarry Mug
“Over half a billion years in the making,” says Brooklyn Slate Co., and they’re not entirely wrong: the 12-ounce clay mug is glazed with speckles of crushed black slate from a quarry in upstate New York. It looks great and lasts forever, just like their famous slate cutting boards.
Sandusa Beach Bean Bag
Part bean bag, part beach towel, totally waterproof. Another one of those forehead-slapping, wish-I-thought-of-that products.
Gear Patrol Magazine: Issue Four
From the Gear Patrol Store: It’s easy to forget the perks of home until you leave it. We know because we’ve put in the miles, dogsledding through Sweden’s frozen Norrland to test down parkas and borrowing million-dollar Porsche supercars to hot lap the Nürburgring. And that was just in issue three. That’s why, for our fourth and latest issue of Gear Patrol magazine, we decided to stay local — at least by our standards — and bring some much-needed attention to our own backyard, a.k.a. America.
Western Rise DryWeight Merino Henley
Merino wool has been evangelized enough. You get it. This Henley is made of the stuff, plus some moisture-wicking Tencel for good measure. Wear it during a night on the town, or for two shower-less weeks deep in the wilderness.
Mission Critical Baby Carrier
We do not condone lugging your baby into a firefight, but just in case you do, here’s a tactical baby carrier with a MOLLE panel for rapid-access
grenades and pistols milk bottles and baby food. Tiny green beret and cigar-shaped pacifier sold separately.
Koio Collective Canvas Sneakers
If you still need a gift for Father’s Day, a pair of canvas sneakers will get the job done. The Koio Canvas is made in Italy and has a classic profile and modern colorways that make it easy to wear with both shorts and suits. Their versatility means dad can wear them to the office and out on the town. The Sneakers will be available later today. – Grant Tillery, Editorial Intern
Good Cigar Co. Cigar Subscription
Inside each humidity-sealed pouch, which can be purchased individually or shipped monthly right to your door, are two expert-curated cigars, a cutter, matches and a pamphlet describing the cigars’ origins and tasting notes. Excellent for seasoned aficionados and curious newcomers alike.
TrailNest Rooftop Hammock
TrailNest’s origin story follows a logical if not familiar trajectory: man gets sick of sweaty nights camping out in the back of a truck; man buys hammock; man is harassed by coyotes throughout the night while sleeping in hammock; man searches for way to sleep on top of car. And so TrailNest and the rooftop hammock stand were born, ushering in a new spin on overland camping that replaces trailers and pop-up tents with a collapsable, roof rack-style armature capable of supporting up to 250 pounds. TrailNest also makes accessories like floor panels, a telescoping ladder and a stand that supports two free-swinging sleepers. – Tanner Bowden, Editorial Apprentice
Jack Mason Field Chronograph 42mm
Jack Mason’s first-ever bronze watch combines the best of two worlds: that of rugged summer adventure gear, with a durable rubber strap and burly construction that’s water-resistant up to 10 ATM; and the timeless style of a solid bronze case that will look better with age. It’s also a quartz-powered, center second chronograph, which means it’s always accurate, no matter your summertime pursuits.
Magnum Photos Square Print Sale
Right now, Magnum Photos, the international photography cooperative that counts among its members some of the world’s most revered photographers, is hosting its annual Square Print Sale. The collection includes 78 museum-quality 6 x 6-inch photographs, many of which you’ve likely seen before; each photo is either signed or stamped by the photographer or, in the case of deceased photographers, by their estate, making it a rare, certifiable collector’s item. The sale ends June 9, 6:00 p.m. EST.
At Auction: 1966 Ford Bronco 4×4
A flawless restoration of a 1966 model, often thought to be one of the Bronco‘s best years. Along with polished cosmetic details, there’s plenty of new organs under the hood, like an aluminum intake, Edelbrock 650 cfm carburetor and an MSD ignition.
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