May 14 - 18

A Look Back at the New Gear We Discovered This Week


May 19, 2018 Briefings By Photo by Master & Dynamic

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, May 14th

After Years of Customer Requests, Yeti Finally Adds Wheels to Its Legendary Cooler
After Years of Customer Requests, Yeti Finally Adds Wheels to Its Legendary Cooler

There's nowhere this cooler can't go.

Three of the Best Whiskies You Can Find in Stores, According to 48 Experts
Three of the Best Whiskies You Can Find in Stores, According to 48 Experts

Out of the many winners at the all-important San Francisco Spirits Competition, these three whiskey varieties are the few that pretty much anyone can find.

This Unique Boot Is Surprisingly Comfortable from the First Wear
This Unique Boot Is Surprisingly Comfortable from the First Wear

Made from black washed Italian horsehide.

This Furniture for the First-Time Homeowner is Minimalist and Distinctive — We Want One of Everything
This Furniture for the First-Time Homeowner is Minimalist and Distinctive — We Want One of Everything

TRNK's curation expertise expands into custom-made couches, chairs and benches. You'll want one of everything.

Updating a Classic Sneaker Doesn’t Always Go Well. This Time it Did.
Updating a Classic Sneaker Doesn’t Always Go Well. This Time it Did.

Vans made a pair of its two most iconic low-tops and they're both affordable and reek of summer.

West Elm’s New Baby Room Furniture Is Affordable Mid-Century Perfection
West Elm’s New Baby Room Furniture Is Affordable Mid-Century Perfection

West Elm's all-new nursery furniture reeks Mid-Century and is almost certainly cooler than your own bedroom.

Nintendo Is Bringing Back Its $60 Retro Gaming Console
Nintendo Is Bringing Back Its $60 Retro Gaming Console

The NES Classic flew off the shelves in 2016. It'll likely do the same again, starting on June 29.

These Are Three of the Most Incredible Watches to Ever Sell at Auction
These Are Three of the Most Incredible Watches to Ever Sell at Auction

A "Unicorn" Rolex Daytona, the King's Omega and one-of-a-kind A. Lange & Söhne.


Tuesday, May 15th

Every Traveling Wireless Headphone Owner Needs This $40 Accessory
Every Traveling Wireless Headphone Owner Needs This $40 Accessory

Don't be forced to used the cheap wired earbuds from Delta.

Nike Just Redesigned One of Its Best Running Shoes, and We Can’t Wait to Test It
Nike Just Redesigned One of Its Best Running Shoes, and We Can’t Wait to Test It

Nike announces its newest sneaker update and we can't wait to run in them.

A 35-Year Old Scotch Whisky Club Just Dominated the Most Important Event in Spirits
A 35-Year Old Scotch Whisky Club Just Dominated the Most Important Event in Spirits

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society just took home Best Blended Malt Scotch, the prestigious Director's Award of Excellence and Best in Show Whisky (that would be the best whisky in any category) at the 2018...

IWC’s New Portofino Watches Get Enthusiast-Approved Dials and Straps
IWC’s New Portofino Watches Get Enthusiast-Approved Dials and Straps

Small tweaks that make a big impact.

Rapha’s Latest Product Launch Does Something Better than Any Other Cycling Brand
Rapha’s Latest Product Launch Does Something Better than Any Other Cycling Brand

Bib shorts and saddles were previously considered separately by cyclists. Rapha is looking to change that.

The Fitness Tracking Tech Used by Active Navy SEALs is Now Even More Accessible
The Fitness Tracking Tech Used by Active Navy SEALs is Now Even More Accessible

With data taken 100 times per second, this tracker offers a unique look at your everyday performance.

Master & Dynamic’s New Headphones Let You Swap Between Over-Ear and On-Ear Fits
Master & Dynamic’s New Headphones Let You Swap Between Over-Ear and On-Ear Fits

Can't decide want style of wireless headphones you want? Now you don't have to.

Nike’s Newest Sneaker Is on Fire, and These Just-Released Colors Are the Best Yet
Nike’s Newest Sneaker Is on Fire, and These Just-Released Colors Are the Best Yet

Nike's Air Max 270 Flyknit finally gets the love it so very much deserves.

Yamaha’s A/V Receivers Use Artificial Intelligence So Movies Sound Even Better
Yamaha’s A/V Receivers Use Artificial Intelligence So Movies Sound Even Better

They support the latest HDR and surround sound technologies, too.


Wednesday, May 16th

Google’s Intelligent ‘Google News’ App Is Now Available on iPhone and iPad
Google’s Intelligent ‘Google News’ App Is Now Available on iPhone and iPad

A fresh way to read the news. Fast, simple and specifically curated for you.

This New Self-Chilling Can Is Amazing, But It Could (and Should) Be Much Better
This New Self-Chilling Can Is Amazing, But It Could (and Should) Be Much Better

This new can chills drinks very, very fast and it's finally getting a test-run. Is it great? Yes. Is it perfect? Absolutely not.

Incase’s Smart Carry-On Can Charge All Your Devices
Incase’s Smart Carry-On Can Charge All Your Devices

This Is the Incase ProConnected 4 Wheel Hubless Roller.

Bell & Ross Perfects Its Vintage-Inspired GMT
Bell & Ross Perfects Its Vintage-Inspired GMT

A few small touches can make a big impact.

This Swedish Watch Company Is Bringing Back A Forgotten Pilot’s Chronograph
This Swedish Watch Company Is Bringing Back A Forgotten Pilot’s Chronograph

And it's very well-priced.

These Merino Base Layers Are Your New Travel Essentials
These Merino Base Layers Are Your New Travel Essentials

Socks, boxers and a tee.


Thursday, May 17th

There’s Nothing Special About This Pocket Knife, and That’s a Good Thing
There’s Nothing Special About This Pocket Knife, and That’s a Good Thing

The problem with an elaborate and expensive pocket knife is that we're often reluctant to use them for even such basic tasks as opening packages and making quick repairs. The Keen is both beautiful and...

5 Things to Know About YouTube Music, Google’s New Spotify Rival
5 Things to Know About YouTube Music, Google’s New Spotify Rival

This service will also eventually replace Google Play Music.

Are LifeProof’s First Backpacks as Good as Its Phone Cases?
Are LifeProof’s First Backpacks as Good as Its Phone Cases?

Do the new bags live up to the brand's reputation for sleek, minimal and super-tough design?


Friday, May 18th

This Forbidden Land Cruiser Pickup Is Legal In the United States – Here’s How
This Forbidden Land Cruiser Pickup Is Legal In the United States – Here’s How

This off-road beast is Frankensteined from two different Land Cruisers and a Cummins diesel engine.

G-Shock’s New Watch Blurs the Line Between City Style and Field-Ready Ruggedness
G-Shock’s New Watch Blurs the Line Between City Style and Field-Ready Ruggedness

A 52.4mm steel case and hard-wearing Cordura strap make this one tough timepiece.

Richemont Group Debuts an Entry-Level Brand, But It’s Not for Enthusiasts
Richemont Group Debuts an Entry-Level Brand, But It’s Not for Enthusiasts

For better and for worse, Baume makes a watch that looks at home on Kickstarter.