August 14–18

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 consult our new American craft beer Field Guide, and start your Monday completely up to speed. Here’s to another fantastic week.

California Crown Commuter

If you’re a cyclist, runner or outdoor enthusiast and want to remain stylish, start with gear for your head. CA Commuter hats are made from water-repellent nylon sourced from San Francisco and produced in Los Angeles. Their classic five-panel shape is one size fits most, and best yet, first-time customers can get 20% off with the code mycrown.

My Hydro

There are too many water bottles in this world. Worse, none of them are designed for you, by you. With Hydro Flask’s My Hydro customizable water bottle, you can create the only one you’ll ever need. The stainless steel, powder-coated bottle comes in seven sizes with two lid types and 14+ colors; each of the four parts gets its own color, allowing for thousands of different configurations. At its core, it’s a tried-and-true Hydro Flask — cold liquids stay cold for 24 hours, hot liquids for six.

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A Field Watch Built in Brooklyn

Carpenter Watches M11 Brooklyn Field: With dark warm tones and an affordable price tag, it’s a great option for your fall wardrobe.

Related Post: The Best Field Watches for Men

Surf with the Same Gear as the World’s Best

Dakine x John John Florence Collection: Consisting of a trackpad and two leashes, each product in the JJF collection was developed in collaboration the surf legend — just in time for big fall swells.

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Like an Echo Dot, But Cheaper

Anker Eufy Genie: Turn on smart devices in your home, play music, check your calendar — step into the world of smart home assistants for cheap.

Related Post: Which Smart Speaker Should You Buy?

Mid-Century Housewares Without the Mid-Century Price Tag

Amsterdam Modern Mid-Century Housewares: Colorful California Modern housewares from a Los Angeles–favorite vintage furniture dealer.

Related Post: Coveted Mid-Century Glassware, Minus the Flea Market Hunt

It’s Time to Slim Down Your EDC

Tanner Goods Leather Card Holder: It’s made in the USA, it looks great and it’ll only cost you $40.

Related Post: Or, Try a Nylon Wallet Instead

It’s Never Too Early to Stock Up for Winter

Norse Projects Rokkvi 3.0 Gore-Tex Parka: They know a thing or two about being cold up in Denmark. With winter ahead, pick up a new Gore-Tex insulated jacket from Norse Projects now and be ahead of the game once the snow starts to fly.

Related Post: Stylish Adventure-Ready Rain Jackets

Everything You Need to Know About Craft Beer

From the Gear Patrol Store: Introducing your new favorite printed thing: Gear Patrol Field Guides, an ongoing project designed to help you navigate the wide world of different product niches. For our first volume, our team’s experts explore the macro trend of micro brewing through a survey of the country’s leading craft breweries. Get it now for the price of, well, a beer.

Reason #1 to Donate Your George Foreman Grill to Your Local Goodwill

Napoleon TravelQ PRO285X Portable Grill: George Foreman’s portable grill makes paninis and not much else. Not steaks, not shishkabobs, not ribs. This thing, on the other hand….

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A Collaboration We Can Get Behind (and Not Just Because It’s Orange)

Unimatic x WOAW Modello Uno U1-DHK Dive Watch: How’s this for exclusive: only thirty will be made. Thirty!


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Osprey’s Newest Bags Are Made for Neat Freaks and Gear Connoisseurs

Osprey BigKit Organizational Duffel: For people who give a damn about their gear, and exactly how and where it’s placed in their backpack.


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Owned and Loved for 38 Years

1973.5 Porsche 911T Targa: Is it blue, or is it purple? Who cares — this rare beauty could be smeared with splotches of rust and puke green spray paint, and she’d still be worth bidding on.


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File Under ‘Jackets That Don’t Make You Look Like a Mountain Bro’

Norse Projects Rokkvi 3.0 Gore-Tex Parka: It’s over a thousand dollars for good reason.


Related Post: Adventure-Ready Rain Jackets (That Won’t Make You Look Like a Mountain Bro)

A Game That Belongs on a Shelf, Not Stuffed Into a Dusty Cabinet

Mr. Pip’s Double Cross Dice Game: A fun dice game, masquerading as a piece of beautifully designed tabletop art.

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