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April 29, 2018 Briefings : Today in Gear By

Good morning, and welcome your single-shot serving of an entire month’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 month.

New & Noteworthy Releases

One of Our Favorite Chronographs Just Got the Panda-Dial Treatment
One of Our Favorite Chronographs Just Got the Panda-Dial Treatment

One of our favorite watches gets one of our favorite colorways.

Did Specialized Just Make the Most Versatile Mountain Bike Ever?
Did Specialized Just Make the Most Versatile Mountain Bike Ever?

The Stumpjumper has been a mainstay in Specialized's stable of mountain bikes since its introduction in 1981. The just-released 2018 model continues the trend with a wildly innovative design.

This Home Security Camera Has An Impressive 365-Day Battery Life
This Home Security Camera Has An Impressive 365-Day Battery Life

This is Anker's first home security camera.

Nike Quietly Rolled Out a Revolutionary New Material Tested By The World’s Top Marathoner
Nike Quietly Rolled Out a Revolutionary New Material Tested By The World’s Top Marathoner

The newest Nike sneaker is 11 grams lighter than previous iterations of the Zoom Vaporfly Elite.

This Giant Multi-Tool Has Fewer Tools Than a Leatherman
This Giant Multi-Tool Has Fewer Tools Than a Leatherman

The just-announced Combar is a beefed up multi-tool with only three tools: a hammer, an ax and a spade. It won't fit in a pocket, but that doesn't mean it's not useful.

BMW’s Best Performance Car Just Got a Lot More Hardcore
BMW’s Best Performance Car Just Got a Lot More Hardcore

The M2 is dead. Long live the M2 Competiton.

Be like Elon Musk. Invest in This Rare Japanese Denim Shirt.
Be like Elon Musk. Invest in This Rare Japanese Denim Shirt.

Made from overdyed 18oz indigo selvedge Japanese denim.

This Tough Polycarbonate Carry-On Is Your New Travel Companion
This Tough Polycarbonate Carry-On Is Your New Travel Companion

Polycarbonate body, aluminum framing and corners, thief-proof, no zippers. Arlo Skye's new carry-on doesn't look bad at all.

It’s Hard to Beat the Quality of This Newly-Released Dress Shoe
It’s Hard to Beat the Quality of This Newly-Released Dress Shoe

Featuring vegetable tanned Italian calfskin.

‘The Rarest Steak on the Planet’ Is Coming to the United States
‘The Rarest Steak on the Planet’ Is Coming to the United States

Where's the beef? Here in the US, finally.

This Handsome Carafe Solves a Big Problem with Pour-Over Coffee
This Handsome Carafe Solves a Big Problem with Pour-Over Coffee

Hario knows the pain of going through the extra steps to make pour-over coffee only for it to need microwaving 10 minutes into drinking it. So, they made a carafe to fix it.

The 2019 Honda CB300R Is a Modern Cafe Racer for Under $5,000
The 2019 Honda CB300R Is a Modern Cafe Racer for Under $5,000

The market is saturated with vintage and classicly styled motorcycles and it's almost getting, well, old.

This Portable Video Camera Can Shoot 4K RAW Videos and Only Costs $1,295
This Portable Video Camera Can Shoot 4K RAW Videos and Only Costs $1,295

The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K is a Micro Four Thirds compact camera that's capable of shooting 4K RAW videos.

This Minimalist Bluetooth Speaker Is Your Next Ikea Impulse Buy
This Minimalist Bluetooth Speaker Is Your Next Ikea Impulse Buy

The Sweedish furniture giant's first step into home audio.

FINEX’s First Dutch Oven Looks as Awesome as You’d Expect
FINEX’s First Dutch Oven Looks as Awesome as You’d Expect

FINEX's new Dutch oven forgoes enamel coating for more versatility.

Yeti’s New Mountain Bike Could Be Its Best Yet
Yeti’s New Mountain Bike Could Be Its Best Yet

Does Yeti's new "Super Bike" live up to its name?

John Mayer’s PRS Silver Sky Captures the Magic of Vintage Guitars
John Mayer’s PRS Silver Sky Captures the Magic of Vintage Guitars

It's a lot of guitar for the price.

Leatherman Re-Designs Its Classic Survival-Specific Tool
Leatherman Re-Designs Its Classic Survival-Specific Tool

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...

This Survival Kit Is for Bug-Out Minimalists
This Survival Kit Is for Bug-Out Minimalists

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.

This Versatile Button-Up Shirt Is Your New Spring Essential
This Versatile Button-Up Shirt Is Your New Spring Essential

Cut from organic cotton and available in 10 colors.

Aesop’s New Grooming Products Address a Major Skincare Woe
Aesop’s New Grooming Products Address a Major Skincare Woe

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

Farer’s New Hand-Winding Watches Tick All the Right Boxes
Farer’s New Hand-Winding Watches Tick All the Right Boxes

The British microbrand has proven adept at making perfectly-proportioned mechanical watches with stunning dials.

Tabasco’s New $35 Hot Sauce Sounds More Like Bourbon Than Vinegar
Tabasco’s New $35 Hot Sauce Sounds More Like Bourbon Than Vinegar

Is it a bit... much? Sure, but we still want it.

An Relatively Affordable Armored Car Small Enough to Fit in Your Garage
An Relatively Affordable Armored Car Small Enough to Fit in Your Garage

Armored vehicles aren't just for the military.

This Pilot’s Watch Is Made by an Underrated German Brand
This Pilot’s Watch Is Made by an Underrated German Brand

It's inspired by a 1950s chronograph worn by Steve McQueen.

Want a Grill Small Enough to Carry to a City Cookout? This One Fits Under Your Arm
Want a Grill Small Enough to Carry to a City Cookout? This One Fits Under Your Arm

This tiny grill is made for urbanites yearning for a share of summer grilling season but don't have the space to accommodate a full-size (or even normal compact) grill.

Splurge on This Beautiful Fly Box With 111 Hand-Tied Flies
Splurge on This Beautiful Fly Box With 111 Hand-Tied Flies

This 90th Anniversary Box is decked out with flies tied by a legendary fly shop.

Can’t Afford a Custom Bike? Look at Photos of This One Anyway
Can’t Afford a Custom Bike? Look at Photos of This One Anyway

Vanilla Workshop in Portland, Oregon specializes in maxing-out each of its customized Speedvagen bicycles with a keen attention to detail that spares no weld or accessory. Even if you can't afford the $1,000 deposit, photos...

Herman Miller’s New Office Chair Couldn’t Be More Different Than the Aeron
Herman Miller’s New Office Chair Couldn’t Be More Different Than the Aeron

The new chair that automatically adjusts to its user.