May 29 - June 1

A Look Back at the New Gear We Discovered This Week


June 2, 2018 Briefings By Photo by Hodinkee

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.


Tuesday, May 29th

Benchmade 407 Automatic Knife: Gorgeous — and Finally Available
Benchmade 407 Automatic Knife: Gorgeous — and Finally Available

An everyday tactical knife we can't wait to test.

RX Nut Butter Is Weird, and Insanely Good
RX Nut Butter Is Weird, and Insanely Good

RXBAR, the company behind simplified, minimal-ingredient protein bars (and design-forward packaging), releases a line of snackable nut butters.

Swatch Skin Irony: The Perfect Summer Dress Watch and It Costs Less Than $200
Swatch Skin Irony: The Perfect Summer Dress Watch and It Costs Less Than $200

Its case is sleek and compact, and the design toes the line between stark minimalism and playfully colorful.

You Can Now Wear the Same Swim Trunks as Kelly Slater
You Can Now Wear the Same Swim Trunks as Kelly Slater

Four-way stretch, PFOA-free water-repellent recycled-polyester fabric, bonded seams and more.


Wednesday, May 30th

This Affordable ’70s-Inspired GMT Is One of the Best Deals In Watches
This Affordable ’70s-Inspired GMT Is One of the Best Deals In Watches

This groovy dual-timer is based on a vintage alarm watch design and has an affordable price tag, to boot.

Olamic Cutlery Wayfarer 247 Pocket Knife Review: The Most Customizable Pocket Knife in the World
Olamic Cutlery Wayfarer 247 Pocket Knife Review: The Most Customizable Pocket Knife in the World

Olamic Cutlery's Wayfarer 247 pocket knife is a production model blade that still has nearly limitless options for customization. This year, the 247 gets two new blade shapes, which only makes the choice more difficult.

Masion Margiela’s Replica Sneaker Just Got a Batch of New Colors
Masion Margiela’s Replica Sneaker Just Got a Batch of New Colors

Maison Margiela's instantly recognizable sneaker is gorgeous in many iterations, but these are the best yet.


Thursday, May 31st

Yeti’s New Panga Backpack Is The Durable Luggage We’ve Been Waiting For
Yeti’s New Panga Backpack Is The Durable Luggage We’ve Been Waiting For

The new Yeti Panga Backpack is submersible, durable and ready to go on any adventure.

The One Pocket Tool Every Knife Enthusiast Should Own
The One Pocket Tool Every Knife Enthusiast Should Own

Whether you're the owner of an expanding collection of pocket knives or the favorite that you've kept for years, blades need attention from time to time. CRKT's new Knife Maintenance Tool is tiny, but it'll...

This $20 Leather Cover Brings a Little Style to Your AirPods
This $20 Leather Cover Brings a Little Style to Your AirPods

And it'll help you tell the difference between your AirPods and everybody else's.

Woodford Reserve’s New Malt Whiskey Is Almost Bourbon
Woodford Reserve’s New Malt Whiskey Is Almost Bourbon

Woodford Reserve's latest offering is a full-run of widely available, very affordable malt whiskey – but it's virtually nothing like you'd expect.

Adidas Is Bringing Back the Original Samba Design
Adidas Is Bringing Back the Original Samba Design

Intended to have the look and feel of the original 1950s sneaker.


Friday, June 1st

Mission Workshop Just Released a Huge, Badass-Looking Backpack for World Travelers
Mission Workshop Just Released a Huge, Badass-Looking Backpack for World Travelers

It's probably way cooler than what you're currently wheeling to the airport.

This Beautiful New Office Chair Has Serious Mad Men Vibes
This Beautiful New Office Chair Has Serious Mad Men Vibes

One of the best ergonomic office chair makers in the world just made a luxury ergonomic office chair.

Nike Made a Hiking Boot — But It’s Not for Who You’d Think
Nike Made a Hiking Boot — But It’s Not for Who You’d Think

Hop to it and grab these hiking boots while you can — they're the freshest ones we've seen in a long time.

This Wireless Fast Charger Brings Modern Flair to Your Workspace
This Wireless Fast Charger Brings Modern Flair to Your Workspace

It can charge your smartphone either vertically or horizontally, which is ideal for those who watch Netflix or YouTube videos while charging.

This Compact Reverb Pedal Offers a Surprising Value
This Compact Reverb Pedal Offers a Surprising Value

11 highly-tweakable reverb modes.

The LEGO Bugatti Chiron Is Nearly as Complex as the Real Thing
The LEGO Bugatti Chiron Is Nearly as Complex as the Real Thing

The LEGO Technic Chiron's W16 engine features pistons that move; inside the cockpit are paddle shifters that click and clack; the rear wing is adjustable, as in the actual car; in the storage compartment, you...