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This Week in Gear: June 11-June 15, 2018


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New & Noteworthy Releases From This Week

Volkswagen Just Canceled the Passat GT, an Audi A4 for $7,000 Less
Volkswagen Just Canceled the Passat GT, an Audi A4 for $7,000 Less

Based on a concept Volkswagen brought to Automobility LA in 2016, Wolfsburg gave the new sporty Passat GT the green light.

This New Knife Is Subtle, Futuristic and Practical
This New Knife Is Subtle, Futuristic and Practical

Zero Tolerance is known for working with knife makers to create forward-thinking blade designs. Its latest model, a folding pocket knife called the 0470, follows the trend while maintaining plenty of practical everyday use.

Porsche’s New Drop-Top Is an Ode to Some of the Prettiest Roadsters Ever Made
Porsche’s New Drop-Top Is an Ode to Some of the Prettiest Roadsters Ever Made

Featuring a chopped-down windshield, an analog powerplant and a spartan interior.

One of Our Favorite Knife Makers Has a New Collection
One of Our Favorite Knife Makers Has a New Collection

The minimalist designs and high-quality builds have made pocket knives from The James Brand some of our favorites. Today, the blade maker revealed its new Titanium Collection.

Is This the Perfect Everyday Luxury Watch?
Is This the Perfect Everyday Luxury Watch?

TAG Heuer's three-hand Carrera boasts a versatile design and sturdy build that works in the boardroom and at the beach.

This Affordable Fitness Tracker Lets Your Kids Compete With You
This Affordable Fitness Tracker Lets Your Kids Compete With You

It's another way to compete against your son or daughter.

This Beautiful Cafe Racer Commuter Bike Only Costs $2,800
This Beautiful Cafe Racer Commuter Bike Only Costs $2,800

Electric bikes, whether pedal assisted or not, are growing in popularity. Now Onyx brings you a vintage-style cafe racer option.

The 4 Most Exciting Whiskey Releases to Come Out Recently
The 4 Most Exciting Whiskey Releases to Come Out Recently

We've seen releases and release announcements from some of the biggest names in whiskey in the last few weeks, and every one is borderline grail-worthy.

World’s Simplest Treadmill Could Be All You Need to Make a Treadmill Desk
World’s Simplest Treadmill Could Be All You Need to Make a Treadmill Desk

Weighing in at just 55 pounds and 3.5-inches thick, this treadmill brings a new meaning to the concept of a standing desk.

This Is the Most Badass Lightning Cable I’ve Ever Seen
This Is the Most Badass Lightning Cable I’ve Ever Seen

If you have an iPhone, it also might be the only charging cable you'll ever need.

The Outpost Trade is Where We’ll Be Come September
The Outpost Trade is Where We’ll Be Come September

Music, food and discussions around the best new gear, make the Outpost an ideal weekend away.

These Handmade Loafers Are the Driving Shoe You Need
These Handmade Loafers Are the Driving Shoe You Need

Minnetonka's re-designed driving moccasin is the custom-made shoe you can wear all summer long.

This High-Tech Pilot’s Watch Is as Comfortable as It Is Rugged
This High-Tech Pilot’s Watch Is as Comfortable as It Is Rugged

It features a titanium case, a dual-time display and hyper-accurate atomic timekeeping.

Priority’s Newest Bike is All-Terrain, Yet Still Low-Maintenance
Priority’s Newest Bike is All-Terrain, Yet Still Low-Maintenance

Up your ride to work with this stylish new Priority bike.

This Blacked-Out Timepiece Is How You Do A Minimalist Dive Watch The Right Way
This Blacked-Out Timepiece Is How You Do A Minimalist Dive Watch The Right Way

It features a compact, DLC-coated case, a Seiko automatic movement and a unique dial configuration.

Travel With a Bike? This Is Your New Favorite Bag
Travel With a Bike? This Is Your New Favorite Bag

Db Equipment just released the Savage bike bag -- a soft-sided bike hauler with a collapsible frame that'll make traveling with a mountain or road bike less of a headache.

Parachute’s New Dog Bed Looks Good Enough to Sleep On
Parachute’s New Dog Bed Looks Good Enough to Sleep On

Made of a cotton canvas and polyester blend, Parachute's dog beds are sturdy and don't look like garbage.

Forget Your Bike Locks, This Bike Locker Will Solve All Your Storage Woes
Forget Your Bike Locks, This Bike Locker Will Solve All Your Storage Woes

Storing your bike indoors or out might not be an option, but this capsule gives you a third alternative.

Baume & Mercier’s Latest Chronograph Is Perfect for Motorcyclists
Baume & Mercier’s Latest Chronograph Is Perfect for Motorcyclists

Perfect for life both on and off the saddle.

This New Line of Vintage Helmets From AGV Is Absolutely Stunning
This New Line of Vintage Helmets From AGV Is Absolutely Stunning

AGV just launched its own new line of vintage helmets, the Legends Collection and it's beautiful.

Garmin’s Affordable Smartwatch Lets You Run With Music
Garmin’s Affordable Smartwatch Lets You Run With Music

It's less expensive than the Apple Watch Series 3 and Garmin's own Forerunner 645 Music.

Filson Made a Rolling Suitcase Version of Its Legendary Twill Briefcase
Filson Made a Rolling Suitcase Version of Its Legendary Twill Briefcase

Filson's four-wheeled luggage is worth the investment.

We Want Everything from Target’s New Home Collection
We Want Everything from Target’s New Home Collection

Target's just-released home collection is many things -- minimal, useful and good-looking chief among them -- but what's most important is what it is not: expensive.

There Are Over 1.7 Miles of Thread in a Single Bentley Continental GT’s Interior – Read our Review Now
There Are Over 1.7 Miles of Thread in a Single Bentley Continental GT’s Interior – Read our Review Now

There are 300,000 stitches in each new Bentley Continental GT's sumptuous interior. The rest of the car is pretty stellar too.

This Is One of the Most Affordable Mechanical Chronographs You Can Buy
This Is One of the Most Affordable Mechanical Chronographs You Can Buy

But if you want one you'll have to hurry.

Looking For a Capable, Lightweight Adventure Motorcycle? This Is It
Looking For a Capable, Lightweight Adventure Motorcycle? This Is It

The Alta Motors EXR adopts the silhouette of the modern enduro and employs the latest, lightweight, performance-packed quick-charging electric motor technology.

You Don’t Need a Big SUV to Tow These New Lightweight Adventure Trailers
You Don’t Need a Big SUV to Tow These New Lightweight Adventure Trailers

You don't need a massive SUV to tow these lightweight trailers from the new brand TetonX. Starting at 700lbs, all you need is a small car and a sense of adventure.

Ebay Just Announced the Biggest Sneaker “Drop” Ever
Ebay Just Announced the Biggest Sneaker “Drop” Ever

Set an alarm for June 27, 10 a.m. EST.

Booker’s Latest Bourbon Was Made for Summer BBQs
Booker’s Latest Bourbon Was Made for Summer BBQs

The second release from Beam-Suntory's award-winning high proof bourbon makers at Booker's was crafted with the season in mind.

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