December 4-8

A Look Back at the New Gear We Discovered This Week


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Incase NoviConnected 4 Wheel Hubless Travel Roller
Incase’s NoviConnected hard-sided suitcase anticipates and addresses every travel need, even the ones you aren’t aware of yet. It starts with a class-A Makrolon polycarbonate shell for protection, four smooth glide wheels for mobility, interior zip compartments for organization and a TSA approved lock. Then there are the unexpected details like an included exterior cover bag and laundry bag, a 4-stop trolly handle, a lifetime warranty on the luggage body and the wheels (which are also designed to be easily removed, FYI). But the real gamechanger is the app-controlled 10050 mAh battery bank that’s capable of recharging your iPhone multiple times or even giving USB-C powered laptops like the 15″ MacBook Pro up to 32% more use time. It’s also available in six color options and costs far less than many competing bags offering far fewer features.


Monday, November 4th


Polk Audio MagniFi Max SR Wireless Soundbar
This is company’s larger, more decked-out sibling to the MagniFi Mini ($200). The new Max SR is a 5.1 channel home theater system that comes with a wireless subwoofer and a pair of satellite speakers. It’s compatible with the latest DTS and Dolby surround sound technologies, plus it has Chromecast built-in so you can stream music. — Tucker Bowe



Jaeger-LeCoultre Geophysic True Second Limited Edition
As e-commerce is becoming more commonplace in the luxury watch market, we’re seeing more and more brands capitalizing on the platform to sell unique models. Jaeger-LeCoultre, for example, has introduced a new version of the Geophysic True Second. The watch retains the jumping seconds (which ticks once a second like a quartz watch, but is far more complicated) movement and 39.5mm case of the original, but is bestowed with a new deep navy blue dial. It will be available on Jaeger-LeCoultre’s site exclusively starting December 5th. — Andrew Connor



Trek FX LTD Hybrid Bike
Trek’s latest bike, the FX LTD, is a crowd-pleaser. Depending on where you stand, the road bike is an affordable alternative for the cyclist who hasn’t quite committed, or it’s a performance-oriented city cruiser for the rider that goes farther than just A to B. Our take? It’s a road bike, and commuter bike wrapped up in one vintage-infused fast and lightweight setup. — Tanner Bowden



Outerknown Work Shirt
The newly released Work Shirt from Outerknown will be a good fit in any wardrobe. It’s made from six-ounce organic cotton herringbone fabric, and features reinforced chest pockets and a gusset detail at the side seam split. It also available in four colors, lacks overt branding, and is cut in a relaxed fit in order to fit over a tee or thermal. — John Zientek


Tuesday, November 5th


Montblanc Timewalker Manufacture Chronograph
Ahead of SIHH 2018, Montblanc unveiled the newest addition to its Timewalker collection: the Manufacture Chronograph. The watch takes on the same look as the standard Timewalker Chronograph but adds an in-house, column wheel chronograph movement (the standard Timewalker Chronograph uses a Sellita-based engine). On the outside, the watch also gets a vintage-inspired, black-on-white panda dial red accents and a black tachymeter bezel. The watch should go on sale in fall 2018 for around $5,900.— Andrew Connor


Pre-Order “Fundamentals” Kitchen Tool Bundle from Material
This seven-piece set — a chef’s knife, paring/utility knife, tongs and two spatulas, plus one of two wooden bases — is heavy on modern design and relatively light on price. Good for gifting someone who’s beginning to build out their living space, or for upgrading your own –Nick Caruso

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Wednesday, November 6th


Amazon Prime Video on Apple TV
We’ve known that Amazon Prime Video was coming to the Apple TV for a while, but that doesn’t make this news any less exciting: it’s finally here. You can now officially download the app on Apple TV 3rd generation devices or later, and watch Man in the High Castle or Transparent as long as you’re a subscriber. — Tucker Bowe



California Cowboy High Sierra Shirt
A versatile flannel overshirt is a winter wardrobe essential. If it’s designed for Après-ski, even better. California Cowboy’s High Sierra shirt is cut from soft premium flannel and lined with cotton-modal thermal fabric. It also boasts unique details like a reinforced bottle pocket (California Cowboy ships a bottle opener with each shirt too) and a water-resistant dry pocket for your smartphone. Finding the ski mountain and beer is still on you though.



2018 Lamborghini Urus
Lamborghini finally took the wraps off the 2018 Urus SUV, signaling a few firsts for the storied brand. It’s Lamborghini’s first SUV (though, they call it a “Super Sport Utility Vehicle”), it’s powered by the brand’s first V8 in 30 years, and it’s the first engine from Sant’Agata to be turbocharged. It’ll also be good for 650 hp and a 0-60 mph time of 3.6 seconds and a top speed of 190 mph, making it the fastest SUV on the market. — Bryan Campbell



District Vision Sindo Performance Socks
Today District Vision, one of our favorite performance eyewear brands, launched its first soft good — socks. Dubbed the Sindo, DV’s socks are a collaboration with Falke, the German brand known for its innovations in performance socks. The Sindo socks are constructed from Lyocell fabric and come in three colors: black, green and blue. — AJ Powell



Panerai PAM 721 Radiomir 3-Days Acciaio
Panerai’s latest watch is a faithful reissue of the Reference 3646 of the 1930s. How faithful? Well, it comes in at a whopping 47mm (the same as the original), boasts a logo-free dial (like the original) and even comes with an extra acrylic crystal (like the original) in addition to the pre-installed sapphire number. It’s powered by Panerai’s in-house, hand-winding P.3000 movement and comes fitted with a rustic leather strap. — Andrew Connor


Thursday, November 7th


Bellroy Work Folio A4
Bellroy’s new folio is built to keep your work essentials hidden in one (handsome) place. It can hold a 8.3 x 11.7-inch notebook, a phone and its ancillary accessories, as well as several business cards. It’s made from environmentally-certified leather and is available in either black or a handsome tan color.— Andrew Connor



OPEN Cycles New U.P. GravelPlus Yeti Limited Edition
If you’ve always wanted a gravel bike to match your turquoise Yeti mountain bike perfectly, now’s your chance. OPEN is making a limited run of 50 New U.P. frames in Yeti’s original turquoise colorway. For those in the market for a do it all adventure bike, we’d be hard-pressed to recommend a better frame. If you aren’t into the turquoise, you can still get the frame in a few other colors. — AJ Powell



Shockoe Atelier Selvedge Duck Canvas Pants
Available in olive and khaki colorways, these pants are made from 11 ounce selvedge duck canvas from Collect Mills. The silhouette is flattering on many body types — a mid-high rise, generous seat and thighs and a slightly taped leg — and the construction is top notch. The pants feature tonal stitching, leather backed rivets and buttons, lined back pockets and reinforced front pockets. If you’re looking to get something other than denim this season, these are your pants. — John Zientek


Friday, November 8th


Salomon S/Lab Shift Ski Bindings
Skiers who want to explore the backcountry have always had to face one crucial decision: buy a second set of everything that’s dedicated to touring (expensive), or use a heavy frame binding that works at the resort, and out of bounds. Not anymore. Salomon’s new binding, the S/Lab Shift, is a true merger of lightweight backcountry and frontside downhill bindings. It’s highly engineered with 300 parts, but the real innovation is in the toe, which uses uphill climbing pins that snap in — transformer-style — when a skier is ready to go downhill. — Tanner Bowden


Outlier Indoors
While Outlier is known for its technical garments and outerwear, the brand is bringing its performance-minded design to experimental home essentials. The new Outlier Indoors collection features a suite of cozy products for lounging around the house, including merino wool pajamas, an inflated linen blanket, grid linen towels and more.— Andrew Connor



Rapha Special Edition Wool Softshell Jacket
The result of a collaboration with Italian wool powerhouse Loro Piana, Rapha’s new wool softshell is about as lux as it gets. It’s highly water resistant and is perfect for winter cycling (though we won’t judge you if you wear it everywhere else too). — AJ Powell



Echo Base Collection Star Wars Jackets by Columbia Sportswear
Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits theaters on December 15 and in preparation, Columbia Sportswear has launched two limited-edition jackets and a parka that (que the nostalgia) are designed to look like the garments worn by Princess Leia, Luke Skywalker and Han Solo in The Empire Strikes Back. All are super warm, featuring the company’s patented Omni-Heat reflective insulation technology, and contain subtle nods to the Rebel Alliance. And each will cost $400. The collection goes on sale in Columbia stores on December 8 at midnight. Expect the stock to go nearly as fast as the Millennium Falcon. — Tucker Bowe


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