June 4-8

A Look Back at the New Gear We Discovered This Week


June 9, 2018 Briefings By Photo by Huckberry

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, June 4

This Subscription Service Offers Boxes You Actually Want
This Subscription Service Offers Boxes You Actually Want

A value of over $70 for just $45 when you become a member.

These Military-Inspired Leather Boots Will Last Forever
These Military-Inspired Leather Boots Will Last Forever

Low service boots made with heavy-duty leather and lugged rubber soles were standard issue for the soldiers and airmen fighting in World War II. Triple Aught Design and White's Boots have teamed up with a...

The Perfect BMW M3 Does Exist and This Is It
The Perfect BMW M3 Does Exist and This Is It

Aside from the original M3, the E46 might be the next most sought-after car in the family tree. Which is why this 2005 M3 with just under 16,000 miles on the clock, could be the...

This Affordable Mechanical Watch Can Dress Both Up and Down
This Affordable Mechanical Watch Can Dress Both Up and Down

Plus, you can configure the dial and case size to your liking.


Tuesday, June 5

Steve McQueen’s Rolex Submariner Is Going Up for Auction This Year
Steve McQueen’s Rolex Submariner Is Going Up for Auction This Year

The 1964 Submariner was owned and worn by the Hollywood legend, then gifted to his longtime friend and stunt double.

The New 2018 Audi Q8 is a Lamborghini SUV on a Budget
The New 2018 Audi Q8 is a Lamborghini SUV on a Budget

Audi continues to add to its ever-expanding lineup today, with the announcement of the all-new 2019 Q8 SUV.

Nike’s Pride-Month Sneakers Are So, So Much Better Than Adidas’s
Nike’s Pride-Month Sneakers Are So, So Much Better Than Adidas’s

Nike nods to history, Adidas nods to... pastels.

Apple’s 10 Most Important Announcements from WWDC 2018
Apple’s 10 Most Important Announcements from WWDC 2018

There's a lot to get excited about for anybody hedged in Apple's diverse device ecosystem.


Wednesday, June 6

The Sony RX100 VI Is a Super Fast Compact Camera with Super Zoom
The Sony RX100 VI Is a Super Fast Compact Camera with Super Zoom

It's also Sony's first compact camera in its RX100 line that comes with a touchscreen display.

Meet the Sonos Beam — Here’s What You Need to Know About Sonos’s Newest Speaker
Meet the Sonos Beam — Here’s What You Need to Know About Sonos’s Newest Speaker

It's 60-percent smaller and $300 cheaper than a Playbar.

A Famous Knife Maker Just Made its Most Beautiful Pocket Knife Yet
A Famous Knife Maker Just Made its Most Beautiful Pocket Knife Yet

In the knifemaking world, Chris Reeve Knives is renowned. The manufacturer's most famous model may be the Sebenza, a folding pocket knife that has become a benchmark against which many other knives are judged. This...

The All-New 2019 BMW X5 Gets An Off-Road Performance Package
The All-New 2019 BMW X5 Gets An Off-Road Performance Package

The 2019 BMW X5 carries the classic mid-sized SUV DNA, now with a little more focus on off-road capabilities.


Thursday, June 7

This Is the Craighill Desk Knife, and You Need One Immediately
This Is the Craighill Desk Knife, and You Need One Immediately

The Desk Knife is just over five inches long and slightly thicker than a half inch. It's milled in Wisconsin from a solid shaft of stainless steel, then notched every half inch to improve grip...

Carry Your Watch in ’90s Style with These Colorful (But Durable) Pouches
Carry Your Watch in ’90s Style with These Colorful (But Durable) Pouches

They're crafted from durable 100D nylon and soft, crystal-protecting neoprene.

Alpina’s New Sub-$1,000 Travel Watch Is Built for Adventure
Alpina’s New Sub-$1,000 Travel Watch Is Built for Adventure

It boasts a travel-ready GMT complication and a 300-meter depth rating.

Introducing the New Most Protective Helmet in the World
Introducing the New Most Protective Helmet in the World

The Federation Internationale de l'Automobile has been working on a new standard for helmets in motorsport. This is now safest and most protective helmet you'll be able to buy.

There’s a New Way to Get Cheap Gear from The North Face
There’s a New Way to Get Cheap Gear from The North Face

The North Face is the latest on a growing list of big outdoor gear companies that are facing up to the environmental impact caused by manufacturing. Its new site, The North Face Renewed, is dedicated...

Amazon’s New Set-Top Box Is Pretty Cool — But Should You Buy It?
Amazon’s New Set-Top Box Is Pretty Cool — But Should You Buy It?

The Amazon Fire TV Cube is a hybrid between an Amazon Echo speaker and a Fire TV streaming dongle. Plus, it functions as a universal remote for your home theater.


Friday, June 8

Bremont’s Latest Watch Is a Handsome GMT Diver
Bremont’s Latest Watch Is a Handsome GMT Diver

It also supports a good cause.

This Is the Most Important Motorcycle Ever Made and It’s Coming Back to the USA
This Is the Most Important Motorcycle Ever Made and It’s Coming Back to the USA

After a 40-year absence in the US, the iconic Cub makes its return to our shores.

Marantz’s New Hi-Fi Receivers Are Perfect For People with iPhones
Marantz’s New Hi-Fi Receivers Are Perfect For People with iPhones

Stream music to the receiver directly from your iPhone, iPad or MacBook.

You’re in Control of the Battery Life of This New GPS Watch
You’re in Control of the Battery Life of This New GPS Watch

Short battery life is the bane of most GPS-equipped fitness watches. The Suunto 9 tackles that problem with a range of modes that lets you decide how long you need the battery to last.