June 12-16

This Week in Gear

June 17, 2017 Briefings By Photo by Purecycle

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’re having a Father’s Day beer with your dad and start your Monday completely up to speed. Here’s to another fantastic week.

NOMOS Aqua Water-Resistant Collection

There is a place where mechanical aesthetic style meets sport utility. Like El Dorado or the Fountain of Youth, it’s a difficult place to find, and many fail tremendously in attempting to do so. NOMOS has succeeded. Its new collection merges high function with simple sophistication in a series of timepieces that keep ticking down to 200 meters below the surface of the ocean, and it does so in a spectrum of colors that range from carefully muted to siren bright.

TRNK Truss Collection

Since 2013, the team at TRNK has scoured the globe for products of the highest quality in both aesthetics and materials in order to help curate the home space. They’ve gained a hell of a lot of expertise and have put it to use in designing the brand’s first exclusive collection. The introductory line, Truss, is design-forward in its combined use of steel supports and both leather and canvas upholstery — and it’s also fully customizable with over 20 fabric options.

Highland Park Valkyrie Single Malt Whisky

The first of a three-bottle limited release spanning just as many years, Highland Park’s Valkyrie is single malt Scotch that draws inspiration from both flanks of the North Sea. Spice and smoke are at play with notes of nutmeg, cloves, apples, mangos, and vanilla custard, as well as the signature heather peat exclusive to the Scottish archipelago of Orkney.

Teforia Leaf Tea Infuser

Sure, Keurig does tea. But it does it with the careless lack of ceremony you’d expect from a machine built solely to streamline your regular morning caffeine injection. The Teforia Leaf, on the other hand, has ritual at its core. The svelte machine is engineered with masterful tea knowledge that empowers it not to brew but to infuse Teforia’s proprietary teas, which include leaf blends such as Ancient Dragon and Genmaicha Blast. It’s still fast, but it’s also thoughtful.

Wilson Staff Limited Edition PVD D300 Irons

Golf may be a “gentleman’s game,” but that doesn’t mean there shouldn’t be space for some casual, well-placed boasting. Wilson’s D300 irons are built for it. Literally — the technology that makes the clubs primed for distance is on display in an open-faced layup. Features include urethane-filled Power Holes and minimized contact points between the face and club head for the greatest flex upon impact, which make the irons perfect for achieving top distance when you’re in full view of the club grill.

Tanner Goods Introduces a Better Way to Store Vinyl

A minimal wire rack is the smarter way to store vinyl.

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.

Montblanc TimeWalker Chronograph UTC

In pursuit of thrills and glory, the most celebrated racers in the world demand only the finest time-telling instruments. They demand a watch that can — and should — be worn from JFK airport to the raceways of Monaco, a watch that defies borders and time zones. The TimeWalker Chronograph UTC, with its sporty black and red aesthetic, displays two different time zones on its black ceramic bezel, while a third can be calculated on the 24-hour scale encircling the 43mm stainless steel case. Additionally, it is an MB 25.03 calibre chronograph, providing excellent timekeeping control.

Soho Home Shoreditch House Cotton-Terry Pool Towel

In 1995 Soho House was founded in London as a sophisticated haven for creative types to work or get some R&R. The members-only property has since expanded across Europe and North America, but some of the luxe items one might encounter on the inside have become available to laypersons like us. This Turkish cotton pool towel, striped in white and the signature red of Soho House, for example, traces its origins to the rooftop swimming pool of the converted East London tea warehouse.

Dojo Home Wi-Fi Privacy and Security Monitor

The word “smart” might as well be considered a prefix. Smartphone, smartwatch, smartfridge, smarttoothbrush — the list goes on and on. And it’s probably a smart idea to protect these devices from malware, viruses and would-be hackers, which is exactly what the Dojo does. The stone-like device leverages pattern recognition to learn from the tendencies of your various devices and detect threats. It prevents anyone from getting in and anything from getting out, all while sending real-time risk notifications to your phone. Smart.

Swiss Tool BS Multitool

Victorinox can trace its multitool heritage back to 1897, when the company developed the Officer’s and Sports Knife, now known as the Swiss Army Knife. The Boy Scout classic has always been a multitool in everything but name, but the SwissTool BS is less incognito. Its 29 tools present a formidable range of utility forged from durable black oxide steel. “Multitool” is clear, even when the famed Swiss heraldry is less overt.

Manfrotto Pro Light Camera Backpack

The intersection of camera and bag is often fraught with concessions. A pack for the the drone or the DSLR, but not both; a sling for the camera body but not the lenses. The Pro Light 3N1-36 expands bridges some gaps: Made from water-repellant ripstop nylon, the backpack features two main compartments for separating your camera gear from your other adventure needs. Each can be customized with padded separators to fit more bodies and lenses than you’d ever need.

SALT. x North Sails Lowell Sunglasses

Made in Japan, these handsome sunglasses are designed with the seafarer in mind. The color-contrast polarized lenses have a scratchproof inner flash mirror, a combination that minimizes eyestrain from light reflected off the water. Built to stand up to the elements, these sunglasses feature vacuum-chamber hydrocoating, optimized anti-reflection coatings and seven-barrel steel hinges. Though it’s packed with features, the Lowell doesn’t sacrifice style. With a classic design, these will be your new favorite sunglasses both on the boat and off. – John Zientek, Style Writer

Twelve South Magic Bridge

From the Gear Patrol Store: MagicBridge connects your Apple Wireless Keyboard and your Magic Trackpad 2, creating a one-piece control surface that lets you type and swipe more efficiently. MagicBridge cleans up your desktop, or rests on your lap, to completely control your Mac from afar. Connecting your keyboard and trackpad brings everything together, like a MacBook. Left- or right-handed? No worries. MagicBridge can place your Trackpad on whichever side you prefer. It works like magic, without the hocus-pocus.

The Perfect Styptic Balm, by Glyder

All men fancy themselves gifted shavers. Shaving is, after all, a delicate, long-learned and proud discipline. But no shaver, rookie or veteran, can completely avoid razor cuts, and we all know what it’s like to exit a bathroom with bits of toilet paper speckled on your cut-up mug. That ends with Perfect Styptic Balm. Glyder’s balm rolls on just like chapstick, soothing and healing razor cuts with the same anti-hemorrhagic agents used by the U.S. military. Then, aloe vera, vitamin E and argan oil provide soothing backup. Your Dopp kit isn’t complete without it.

Logitech G PowerPlay Wireless Charging Mouse Mat

Wireless is a norm. Wireless charging, however, is not. That’s why a gaming mouse with the ability to charge wirelessly while in use is no small feat. The PowerPlay relies on electromagnetic resonance in order to maintain a steady stream of power from the mat, which can be customized with a soft or hard surface, to the mouse, even during fast-paced shotgunning. Dead batteries will never interfere with fictional digital combat again.

At Auction: Early ’90s Apple Computer Sneakers

Vintage Apple products have always drawn a cult following among the tech nostalgia crowd — even iPods sell in the thousands on eBay — but who would’ve thought that a pair of shoes that were once standard employee dress code might fetch as much as $30K at auction? The clunky white sneakers are accented with Apple’s old multicolored logo on the tongue and profile in a design that just screams 1994 (and contemporary streetwear at the same time, somehow).

Anicorn + High Snobiety Limited-Edition Watch

When Anicorn, the Hong Kong-based watchmaker and design studio, joined forces with the lifestyle gurus at Highsnobiety, the pair produced a watch that’s both highly understated and unavoidably intriguing. The water-resistant collab is constructed with an engraved 316-liter stainless steel casing and an anti-reflective sapphire watch face, but more notable is the use of discs instead of hands, and a movement that relies on body movement instead of a battery.

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