September 11-15

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 watch whatever’s new on Netflix, and start your Monday completely up to speed. Here’s to another fantastic week.

Limited Edition YORK Athletics Mfg. x Champion Fighter Hoodie

When Champion invented the hoodie in the ’30s, it was intended for athletes and laborers who wanted protection from the elements. Decades later, the hoodie resurged into an iconic garment of popular culture. It became the uniform of iconoclasts, the regalia of fighters. This rebellious spirit is imbued in the Fighter Hoodie, an extremely limited-edition collaboration between Champion and YORK Athletics Mfg., a Boston-based company with deep roots in boxing. Featuring heavyweight black cotton, a reflective chest logo, “FOR FIGHTERS” on the left arm and “FAMILY FIRST’ on the waistband, the Fighter Hoodie is made for fighters, as all hoodies should be.

Dunhill Suede Sneakers

Red carpet-ready tennis shoes, handcrafted in Italy with the finest calfskin suede.

S-ZONE Waterproof Waxed Canvas Duffel

Similar name-brand styles typically go for several hundred dollars. This one costs just $40.

This Is Ground Plug Pack

Neatly organizes your electrical knickknacks: laptop chargers, charging cables, USB plugs, earbuds, batteries and whatever else.

Toes on the Nose Sea Silk Schooner Hoodie

Drop into autumn weather with this surfwear-inspired lightweight hoodie, made with a special blend of polyster, rayon and spandex.

Duke Cannon News Anchor Pomade

I’ll spare you the Ron Burgundy quips. This pomade has a matte finish, a medium-to-strong hold, hair-nourishing protein and subtle scents of sandalwood and citrus. Don’t act like you’re not impressed. (Sorry, couldn’t help myself.)

Joshu + Vela Zip Briefcase In Olive

From the Gear Patrol Store: This cotton twill number was made in San Francisco and sports four exterior pockets, a laptop sleeve, and vegetable-tanned leather handles and shoulder strap.

Indian Scout Bobber

The Indian Scout Bobber holds true to the classic Bobber style: it’s stripped down and laid bare with chopped fenders, a low-slung leather seat and a minimal engine cover. Knobby tires and cast aluminum wheels are punctuated by a shadowy, blacked-out frame. It’s also screamingly powerful: a 69-cubic-inch, 100-horsepower, V-Twin six-transmission engine delivers buckets of acceleration.

BirchboxMan $10 Subscription Box

There is merit in sticking with the same one or two grooming brands forever. Yet there is also merit in stepping outside your bounds, every now and then — there are thousands of new scents and styles and brands waiting to be discovered. BirchboxMan will help you discover five new ones every month.

Mizu S6 Slim Series Vacuum Insulated Water Bottle

Mizu’s best-selling, sleek and slim insulated water bottle, now 50 percent bigger.

Nau Boiled Wool Shirt Jacket

You know wool. But do you know boiled wool? Essentially, hot water shrinks the fiber, making the wool feel finer and smoother than its untreated counterparts. Put that in a classic shirt jacket, and you’ve got a winning combination for cool autumn weather.

Leki Aergonlite 2 V Touring Pole

If Forrest Gump ran coast-to-coast not over tarmac and gravel, but over mountains and snow — he’d need these, Leki’s most advanced touring poles to date.

Wings + Horns Polartec Alpha Bomber Jacket

On the surface, this bomber looks calm and ready to drop bombs. Surely some of that confidence is owed to its Polartec Alpha insulation. Just don’t stain it with your mom’s spaghetti.

Aer Sling Bag 2

From the Gear Patrol Store: The Sling Bag 2 is designed to hold your everyday gym essentials without sacrificing style and functionality. Keep your shoes and clothes separated and quickly access your tablet or laptop.

Vasque Coldspark UltraDry Insulated Hiking Boots

After a few hours of trekking in hot weather, hiking boots and socks feel suffocating. You can hardly wait to peel them off. In the cooler months, though — that’s now, by the way — ordinary hiking boots chill your feet into more blue territory, so you need boots with proper insulation, like Vasque’s Coldspark UltraDry™. It has 200 grams of 3M Thinsulate insulation supplemented by UltraDry™, Vasque’s own special waterproofing technology. The lug’s dual-density PU compound is built for cold weather, providing sticky traction on both rock and snow.


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