November 6-11th

This Gear News You Need to Know This Week


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Care/of Vitamin Service
When you’re busy, chances are you’re eating what’s convenient rather than what’s good for you. Care/of is a simple delivery service that ensures you’re at least getting the vitamins you need. After answering a few online questions about your diet, lifestyle and health goals, Care/of draws up a comprehensive supplement plan based on your answers and input from doctors and nutritionists. You’ll then receive a month’s worth of vitamins, minerals, probiotics and nootropics in travel-friendly packets, all made by Care/of. Take one packet a day with a meal, and you’re good to go. It’s vitamins made easy, starting at just $20 per month. Shop now to save 25% off your first order with the code GEAR25.— Gear Patrol


Monday, November 6th



Corridor Overshirts
Drawing from the tradition of French workshirts, Corridor’s line of overshirts features a patch pockets, corozo buttons and a standard collar. The shirts are cut from Japanese fabric and come in a range of colors: indigo, olive, rose, black and natural. For $250, they’re definitely an investment, but the style is timeless and you’ll be able to pair it with most things in your closet. — John Zientek



Mission Workshop The Rhake
Mission Workshop, one of the precious few backpack makers who understand the concept of form meets function, today announced a new backpack. The Rhake is designed mostly for carrying everyday gadgets and cables (laptop, tablet, chargers and other peripherals), but a plethora of pockets make a wonderfully versatile weekend companion, too. Like all Mission Workshop backpacks, it’s built with tough-as-nails weatherproof nylon, and has modular attachment points placed intelligently throughout. To get a real sense of just how seriously Mission Workshop takes form and function watch this oddly satisfying video. — Michael Finn



Burrow Chaise Sectional Sofa
Burrow, the so-called “Casper of couches,” launched last year with just one product: an attractive, functional and affordable sofa that can be taken apart and assembled in under 10 minutes. The brand is now building off the sofa’s inherent modularity by offering customers the option to add on an attached sectional, or a separate ottoman, for just a few extra C-notes. For more flat-pack furniture brands, read our guide. — Jack Seemer



Timex Marlin
With few exceptions, Timex long abandoned mechanical movements in favor of digital and quartz movements years ago. That’s exactly why Timex’s latest watch, a reissue of the famed Marlin, is so exciting. It comes with a hand-winding movement underneath, and if that weren’t enough, it comes with a sleek case, dial and strap design that truly look like they were plucked from the 1960s.


Tuesday, November 7th



Lamborghini Terzo Millennio
Lamborghini, in collaboration with MIT, has created what may well be a hint at the possible and inevitable first all-electric (or at least hybrid) Lamborghini. For now, it’s just a design study, so there’s no word on projected performance, but if the numbers end up being as incredibly insane as the design itself, it should be a fairly quick car. — Bryan Campbel



Unistellar eVscope Telescope
It’s not often that we’re genuinely excited about a telescope, let alone a Kickstarter product. The eVscope is one of those rare instances. Using some pretty futuristic technology (we’ll spare you the nerdy details), the eVscope sees distant stars and galaxies much clearer than traditional telescopes; by auto-detecting its pointing direction and connecting to a vast astronomical database, it doesn’t just see stars, it knows them, too. Perhaps most exciting is its “Campaign” mode: in the event of remarkable cosmic phenomena, scientists from the SETI Institute (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) will ping users via the eVscope’s companion app, recruiting them as citizen scientists in the search for alien life. Who knows — maybe you’ll be the one to find it. — Michael Finn



Levi’s x Outerknown Collection
Outerknown has teamed up with Levi’s to create a line of denim that is more sustainable and better for the planet. The jeans feature Levi’s Water-less fabric that saves more than 65 percent of the water used in the dye process (compared to conventional dying) and up to 50 percent less water than traditional finishing. The jeans are made from 100 percent Supima cotton, and the components of the garment — fabric, thread, pocketing, labels — are designed for recyclability and a future closed-loop recycling projects. The jeans come in indigo and black, and are cut in Levi’s 511 slim fit silhouette. Now the collection features two jeans ($128) and a trucker jacket ($185), but it will be fleshed out with more products in coming weeks. — John Zientek


Wednesday, November 8th



2018 BMW M3 CS
BMW’s just given the latest M3 the “CS” treatment, making it the baddest iteration of the sport sedan yet. Power has been bumped to 453 horsepower and 443 lb-ft of torque (a solid increase from the standard M3’s 425 horsepower and 406 lb-ft) and has lost a claimed 110 pounds in weight. Bestowed with a seven-speed DCT gearbox (and a DCT only), it’s good for a 0-60 sprint in 3.7 seconds. — Andrew Connor



SteelSeries Arctis 3 Bluetooth
I’ve been using the SteelSeries Arctis 3 headset ($80) for months; frankly, it’s great. Its over-ear design doesn’t crush my ears when I’m playing Xbox Live for hours, and the mic is super clear. Now SteelSeries has launched the same headset with the same everything, except it’s integrated with Bluetooth. The idea is that you can use them as wired headphones, to plug into your Xbox One controller or Nintendo Switch, and simultaneously have them connected via Bluetooth to your phone to take calls or listen to music. This “dual threat” costs more — $130 vs. the non-Bluetooth Arctis 3’s $80 — but it could be worth it if you spend a heck of a lot of time gaming. — Tucker Bowe



Seiko Presage “Cocktail Time” New Additions
Seiko just added two new dial designs to its “Cocktail Time” Linup, both inspired by two cocktails from a cocktail bar in the Ginza neighborhood of Tokyo. The “Starlight” design features a deep gradient blue dial with imperfect, non-linear etchings, while the “Sakura Habuki” features a light pink dial with wave-like guilloche. Both watches are available with either Seiko’s 4R57 automatic with a power reserve indicator, or the simpler 4R35 auto with three hands and a date. — Andrew Connor



American Giant Duffel
American Giant has applied its no-nonsense approach to clothing to the minimalist duffel bag. The focus is on quality materials and design, not reinventing the wheel. This bag is made from durable cotton duck canvas, features load-bearing seams and zippers and is big enough to carry everything you need for two days. If you need a well-made multi-function duffel, check this one out first. — John Zientek

Timex’s First Mechanical Timepiece in Decades Is One of the Best Budget Watches of the Year
Timex’s First Mechanical Timepiece in Decades Is One of the Best Budget Watches of the Year

And it's an incredibly faithful reissue of a classic '60s watch.

The 2018 Ducati Scrambler 1100 Raises the Bar for Modern Classic Motorcycles
The 2018 Ducati Scrambler 1100 Raises the Bar for Modern Classic Motorcycles

The Scrambler family is growing, in more ways than one.


Thursday, November 9th



Arc’teryx Veilance Leather Goods
Arc’teryx Veilance’s first-ever accessories collection includes a card wallet, two bifold wallets and a passport wallet. As you’d expect from Veilance, they are meticulously engineered and outrageously extravagant: each is made with reinforced Horween leather, welded together not with stitches, but with that magical laminate treatment so characteristic of Arc’teryx products. These are wallets built to be slimmer than any fat chunk of cheap cowhide you’ve ever carried before, and will grow into a shape specific to your daily use. We’d expect nothing less from Veilance.
— Michael Finn



174HUDSON Convertible Pannier Backpack
Ditching a car in favor of a bicycle is a decision meant to simplify commuting, but riding to work isn’t without its complications. 174HUDSON, an offshoot of Priority Bicycles, is dedicated to solving those issues by creating a line of thoughtful accessories. Its inaugural product, the Convertible Pannier Backpack, is fully weatherproof, despite its soft look and handfeel, and has two methods of carry: backpack straps for time spent off-bike tuck into a zippered pocket that, when opened, reveals mounting hardware that enables the bag to be used as a pannier when riding. (In other words, say goodbye to sweaty backs.) — Tanner Bowden



Tivoli Audio Model Sub
Tivoli Audio has always been known for its great-sounding, distinctively retro speakers. Case in point, the company’s Model One Digital and Cube speakers. Now, Tivoli Audio has announced a new product, the Model Sub, which gives off similar retro vibes. It’s a subwoofer that you can wireless connect to Tivoli’s Model One Digital tabletop radio, or Cube and Sphera speakers. Or you can pair it with any home speakers via a line-in if you’re looking to build out your surround sound system. — Tucker Bowe

The New Honda Africa Twin Adventure Sports Is a Bigger, Meaner Adventure Bike
The New Honda Africa Twin Adventure Sports Is a Bigger, Meaner Adventure Bike

Honda continues to impress at this year's EICMA in Milan.

Shinola Debuts Its First-Ever Mechanical Watch
Shinola Debuts Its First-Ever Mechanical Watch

The Lake Erie Monster boasts a big case, a 1,000-foot depth rating and an automatic movement.

Mr Porter Releases Your New Favorite Line of Style Essentials
Mr Porter Releases Your New Favorite Line of Style Essentials

All the pieces you need, with the taste you expect.


Friday, November 10th


Indian Scout FTR1200 Custom
It’s important to keep in mind that the FTR1200 is “an exploration of what a street-legal tracker could look like,” as Indian Motorcycle Co. calls it. But it’s also worth knowing the bike is entirely plausible and could go into production. This exercise is essentially just Indian testing the waters for the public’s reaction to the bike. It looks incredible and they need to build it. Here’s hoping Indian is listening… — Bryan Campbell



Snow Peak Limited Edition Holiday Collection
Twice a year, Snow Peak, Japanese maker of refined outdoor goods, unveils a range of limited edition products with unique features and artwork. The company’s latest holiday collection includes three items: a pile fleece blanket designed for use with a camp chair, a lantern decorated with artwork inspired by Peru’s Nazca Lines, and an iteration of its classic titanium camp mug that hosts the likeness of a red seabream, a delicacy traditionally prepared in Japan during festive occasions. Note: As of the time of writing, these products are available by waitlist only. — Tanner Bowden


Tracksmith Fynnsen Crewneck
Tracksmith designs its premium running apparel with more than just a hint of nostalgia for the days when running was a sport for pros and university students alone. Its latest product is a take on the classic crewneck sweatshirt. The Fynnsen is made with a blend of moisture-wicking merino wool and synthetic fibers instead of the traditional cotton, so you can actually exercise in it. Tracksmith has also added subtle style cues, which sensibly redefine the boundaries of what it means to be plain. — Tanner Bowden


Vans x Finisterre Collab
Vans and British surf brand Finisterre are situated on different oceans but sharee the same penchant for adventure. Their recent collaboration is proof. One shoe is a wool-lined chukka ideal for winter, another a lightweight high-top made for far-flung travels, the third a new take on surf classic. All place set a high bar for style, because neither company would have it any other way. — Tanner Bowden


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