April 30 - May 4

A Look Back at the New Gear We Discovered This Week


May 5, 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 30th

Need a New AC Unit? This One Works with Alexa, HomeKit and Google.
Need a New AC Unit? This One Works with Alexa, HomeKit and Google.

GE's new AC units put an end to forgetting to turn off the AC when you leave the house.

Slim-Down Your Carry-On with this Packable Travel Jacket
Slim-Down Your Carry-On with this Packable Travel Jacket

Made from water-resistant polyester ripstop fabric.

Review: Noise-Canceling Headphones That Live Up To Marshall’s Heritage
Review: Noise-Canceling Headphones That Live Up To Marshall’s Heritage

Marshall's Mid ANCs have taken everything good about the Mid Bluetooth and added active noise-cancellation.


Tuesday, May 1st

Patagonia’s Mussels in a Can Actually Taste Good
Patagonia’s Mussels in a Can Actually Taste Good

Add a little seafood to your camp meals.

You’ll Use This Minimalist Pocket Knife Every Day
You’ll Use This Minimalist Pocket Knife Every Day

Minimalism can translate into knife design in many ways, and in the Massdrop x Brad Zinker Dogtooth it's defined most accurately as everything you need and nothing that you don't.

Kind of Obsessed: This Pillow Improved My Sleeping Habits and My Sanity
Kind of Obsessed: This Pillow Improved My Sleeping Habits and My Sanity

This pillow is engineered to help up your performance.

This Affordable Commuter Backpack Has All the Right Features
This Affordable Commuter Backpack Has All the Right Features

An affordable, well-made pack.

The Most Affordable Way to Dominate a Weekend Off the Grid
The Most Affordable Way to Dominate a Weekend Off the Grid

You could easily spend thousands on flights, rooms and accommodations, or you can just get this pop-up camper.

This Mechanical Stationery Set Is Designed to Feel Disposable but Last a Lifetime
This Mechanical Stationery Set Is Designed to Feel Disposable but Last a Lifetime

Long-lasting pens and pencils that take the iconic shape of the Bic Cristal and make it truly timeless.


Wednesday, May 2nd

Nixon’s Durable New Watch Is the Go-To of Pro Surfers
Nixon’s Durable New Watch Is the Go-To of Pro Surfers

With tide information from over 500 beaches around the world, it's time to hang ten.

Did a Ski Brand Make the Perfect Travel Bag?
Did a Ski Brand Make the Perfect Travel Bag?

Rocky Mountain Underground started building skis in a garage. Now it makes some of the best travel bags you can get — for 15% off for right now.

Porsche’s Gas-Saving, Family-Hauling SUV Has Enough Power to Tear a Hole in the Earth
Porsche’s Gas-Saving, Family-Hauling SUV Has Enough Power to Tear a Hole in the Earth

It produces 516 lb-ft of torque at the bottom of the rev-range.

These Wireless Keyboards Make Your iPhone Feel More Like a Mac
These Wireless Keyboards Make Your iPhone Feel More Like a Mac

Logitech announced new colorways of its popular Keys-to-Go wireless keyboards.

This Customizable, High-Strength Luggage Brand Was Founded by Former Tumi Execs
This Customizable, High-Strength Luggage Brand Was Founded by Former Tumi Execs

I've been using a ROAM carry-on for recent travels, and I'm quite satisfied. The case is super lightweight but flexible, and the interior compartments feature maxed-out dimensions and pockets for all manner of clothing and...

The LG G7 Looks Like an iPhone X, But Has a Brighter Screen, a Smarter Camera and a Built-in DAC
The LG G7 Looks Like an iPhone X, But Has a Brighter Screen, a Smarter Camera and a Built-in DAC

That said, it's not an iPhone X at all.


Thursday, May 3rd

Experts Say This $45 Bottle of Bourbon Is the Best in the World
Experts Say This $45 Bottle of Bourbon Is the Best in the World

One of whiskey's biggest award series ended with these bottles named best of the best, and you can buy almost all of them without selling your car.

The North Face’s New Collection Offers Colorful, Fun and Affordable Camping Staples
The North Face’s New Collection Offers Colorful, Fun and Affordable Camping Staples

The North Face Homestead Collection includes packs, totes, tents and sleeping bags — essentially everything you need to get outdoors in style.

Bang & Olufsen’s Wireless Earphones Blend Iconic Design with Modern Acoustics
Bang & Olufsen’s Wireless Earphones Blend Iconic Design with Modern Acoustics

The new Earset has adjustable ear-hooks and a 90s aesthetic based on Anders Hermansen's original design.

Volvo’s New Cloth Seats Are the Best Thing to Happen to Automotive Interior Design
Volvo’s New Cloth Seats Are the Best Thing to Happen to Automotive Interior Design

The use of cloth with a unique pattern is something cars have lacked for quite some time.

A Legendary Brand Is Back To Take On Aston Martin and Ferrari
A Legendary Brand Is Back To Take On Aston Martin and Ferrari

Making a name for yourself in the modern automotive world is nearly impossible. Breaking into the supercar arena is even harder.

City-Dwellers Will Love This Collaboration Backpack
City-Dwellers Will Love This Collaboration Backpack

A collaboration between outdoor bagmaker Mystery Ranch and the urban experts at AETHER has produced a backpack equipped to traverse environments.


Friday, May 27th

This Affordable Desk Takes Two Minutes to Assemble
This Affordable Desk Takes Two Minutes to Assemble

Floyd's new desk requires no tools to assemble, is surprisingly affordable, offers free shipping and looks damn good.

Shure Makes Portable Hi-Fi More Affordable With Its New Earphone System
Shure Makes Portable Hi-Fi More Affordable With Its New Earphone System

Shure’s new KSE1200 earphone system is a newer, cheaper version of its KSE1500 system ($2,999).

These Affordable Bookshelf Speakers Are a Great Entry-Level Upgrade
These Affordable Bookshelf Speakers Are a Great Entry-Level Upgrade

No stereo or AV receiver required.

With These Pants, You’ll Always Travel in Comfort
With These Pants, You’ll Always Travel in Comfort

The days of dressing up in one's Sunday best for a trip through the airport are over, but sweatpants and pajama bottoms are inadmissible travel attire.

Now’s Your Chance to Buy This Omega Prototype Made Specially for NASA
Now’s Your Chance to Buy This Omega Prototype Made Specially for NASA

It's one of three such watches to exist.

This Weekender Is as Refined as Your Briefcase
This Weekender Is as Refined as Your Briefcase

Make short trips simple: just pack and go.

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