April 2 - 6

A Look Back at the New Gear We Discovered This Week


April 7, 2018 Briefings By

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 over a cup of coffee or before you soak up the last of your weekend freedom, then start your Monday completely up to speed. Here’s to another fantastic week.


Monday, April 2nd

The New Stillhouse Black Bourbon Gets its Flavor from Roasted Small Batch Coffee Beans
The New Stillhouse Black Bourbon Gets its Flavor from Roasted Small Batch Coffee Beans

We're guessing it'll make a perfect camping companion and a top-rate gift. Either way, Black Bourbon, which Stillhouse says has "coffee and caramel" notes "with a distinctly balanced body and remarkably smooth finish" is bound...

An Unassuming Off-Roader That Would Turn Heads at the Easter Jeep Safari
An Unassuming Off-Roader That Would Turn Heads at the Easter Jeep Safari

A Mitsubishi Jeep will definitely turn some heads at next year's Easter Jeep Safari in Moab.

Collectors Will Go Nuts Over This One-Off Weller Bourbon
Collectors Will Go Nuts Over This One-Off Weller Bourbon

A few years ago Buffalo Trace Distillery solicited help from its customer to create their own perfect bourbon. Then they decided to make it.

This Is Acer’s Slimmest All-in-One Computer, Ever
This Is Acer’s Slimmest All-in-One Computer, Ever

It's entirely black and champagne gold.

Balega’s Blister Resistant Socks Have a Permanent Spot in Our Sock Drawer
Balega’s Blister Resistant Socks Have a Permanent Spot in Our Sock Drawer

Balega goes all-natural with its latest blister-resistant fabric — do they work?

Exclusive: The Hi-Vis Reflective Kicks to Get You to the Gym Right Now
Exclusive: The Hi-Vis Reflective Kicks to Get You to the Gym Right Now

The newest sneaker from York Athletics offers a bit of a twist on one of its classic styles.


Tuesday, April 3rd

Leatherman Signal Green Topographic
Leatherman Signal Green Topographic

While many of Leatherman's multitools are designed for everyday use, the Signal is specially geared for the outdoors and wilderness survival. To pay tribute to the Signal's wilderness utility, Leatherman has re-released the classic tool...

Chevy Tahoe Custom Midnight
Chevy Tahoe Custom Midnight

Special editions tend to be nothing more than a paint job and extra trim pieces. The Tahoe Custom Midnight has a healthy dose of practicality mixed in.

New Balance 990v4 Limited Edition
New Balance 990v4 Limited Edition

It's a shame only 1,500 pairs are being made.

Aether Motorcycle Mojave Jacket and Pants
Aether Motorcycle Mojave Jacket and Pants

Aether Apparel has a knack for making incredibly rugged and tactical motorcycle gear while eschewing the over-designed style that runs rampant throughout the market.

Western Rise Evolution Pants
Western Rise Evolution Pants

According to Wester Rise founder Will Watters, the Evolution Pant pushes the brand even further into their core mission: "truly creating products that allow you to own less, carry less, and do more."

Omega Speedmaster CK 2889 Pulsometer Limited Edition
Omega Speedmaster CK 2889 Pulsometer Limited Edition

Omega's new limited edition Speedy gets a downsized case and a panda dial.

Fornite for iOS
Fornite for iOS

Fortnite is a battle royale, last-person-standing style game that's been hugely popular on PC and consoles.

Nike Free x Metcon Training Shoe
Nike Free x Metcon Training Shoe

The Nike Free is a favorite of runners, and the Metcon is a staple in the Crossfit community — now the two kingpins have combined to form the newest versatile training shoe, the Free x...

Nuun Immunity Hydration Launch
Nuun Immunity Hydration Launch

The changing of the season can be taxing on your immune system — now's the time to amp up your vitamin intake.


Wednesday, April 4th

Mountain Standard X VSSL First Aid Kit
Mountain Standard X VSSL First Aid Kit

Mountain Standard and VSSL have teamed up to create an all-encompassing first aid kit for survivalists who want more resources in a smaller package.

Ray-Ban Wayfarer Blaze
Ray-Ban Wayfarer Blaze

The new "Blaze" Wayfarer attempts to take a classic accessory to a weirdly futuristic place.

Snow Peak Camp Cooking Collection
Snow Peak Camp Cooking Collection

A collect-'em-all modular camp cooking setup that will make you the envy of any campground or beach.

Suunto Fitness 3
Suunto Fitness 3

The newest watch tracks everything from swimming to biking, climbing to yoga.


Thursday, April 5th

Ball Engineer Master II World Time
Ball Engineer Master II World Time

Another under-the-radar hit from Ball.

Mack Weldon Ion Convertible Backpack
Mack Weldon Ion Convertible Backpack

It can actually function as a backpack, briefcase or a messenger bag.

Outerknown Sea Shirt
Outerknown Sea Shirt

Cut from organic cotton and available in 10 colors.

2019 Volkswagen Jetta
2019 Volkswagen Jetta

Based on how the Jetta's price tag has fluctuated over the years -- even considering inflation and market conditions -- it's safe to assume the next-generation Jetta will be at it's most affordable as soon...

Victorianox I.N.O.X Automatic
Victorianox I.N.O.X Automatic

It happens to be an excellent caliber.

Todd Snyder x New Era Spring 2018 Collection
Todd Snyder x New Era Spring 2018 Collection

Todd Snyder's latest collab with New Era uses some of the last Denim made at the legendary Cone Denim White Oak plant.


Friday, April 6th

Quin Motorcycle Helmets With Crash Detection
Quin Motorcycle Helmets With Crash Detection

Quin will be the first brand to bring a helmet motorcycle to market with an integrated crash detection system.

Rabbit Compact Bar Tools Set
Rabbit Compact Bar Tools Set

Rabbit's new mini cocktail mixing set is small enough to slide into your back pocket.

Rapha Pro Team Transfer Collection
Rapha Pro Team Transfer Collection

Just when we thought athleisure was fading from relevance, high-end cycling apparel powerhouse Rapha releases its Pro Team Transfer collection.

Shinola Canfield Sport Watch
Shinola Canfield Sport Watch

It packs a chronograph and an annual calendar onto the dial without looking like an overly-complex mess.

AESOP Two Minds Skincare Collection
AESOP Two Minds Skincare Collection

Your face isn't all oily and it isn't all dry. Aesop's new line tries to solve this.

Case-Mate Power Pad
Case-Mate Power Pad

Case-Mate's wireless fast charger for iPhone X comes with an optional stand so that you can easily text and take calls while charging.

Roka GP 1 Sunglasses
Roka GP 1 Sunglasses

The brand started making wetsuits for gold medalist,s and now they're pushing the limits of eyewear.

Slide Belts Survival Belt
Slide Belts Survival Belt

Your EDC already includes your wallet, a knife, a flashlight, a watch, a pen and a keychain -- how much more do you honestly fit in your pockets?

Somewhere Labs Satellite Hotspot
Somewhere Labs Satellite Hotspot

If you've ever been out on the trail and lost connectivity to your cell network, you know how frustrating, and dangerous, it can be to be unable to communicate with loved ones and emergency responders....

Glashutte Original Sixties Green
Glashutte Original Sixties Green

Thanks to its in-house dial manufactury, Glashütte Original makes some very striking dial designs.