June 18-22

A Look Back At The New Gear We Discovered This Week


June 23, 2018 Briefings By Photo by Triple Aught Design

We publish This Week in Gear each Saturday to bring you the best of what we found over the past several days. Comments or concerns? We’d love to hear from you at tig@gearpatrol.com.


New & Noteworthy Releases This Week

Hydro Flask’s Unbound Coolers Are Top Notch
Hydro Flask’s Unbound Coolers Are Top Notch

Hydro Flask's newest cooler collection is the perfect addition to any hike, beach day or BBQ — simply pack and go without worrying about leaks or storage issues.

27 Innovative Products from Europe’s Most Important Outdoor Gear Show
27 Innovative Products from Europe’s Most Important Outdoor Gear Show

An expert panel of judges has selected the best, most innovative and most sustainable outdoor products releasing next year.

IWC Might Have Made the Perfect Summer Chronograph
IWC Might Have Made the Perfect Summer Chronograph

A big case, blue dial and rubber strap create the ultimate warm-weather trifecta.

GoRuck’s New Special Forces-Inspired Boots Look Amazing
GoRuck’s New Special Forces-Inspired Boots Look Amazing

When Special Forces veterans and the inventor of the Reebok Pump team up to make a boot, you know it'll be something.

This Is the Thinnest Wireless iPhone Charger I’ve Seen
This Is the Thinnest Wireless iPhone Charger I’ve Seen

Fast charging? Yes, it does that.

These Waxed-Leather Boots Pair Well with Basically Everything
These Waxed-Leather Boots Pair Well with Basically Everything

Cut from waxed Italian deer hide.

This Portable Fire Place Folds Up Like A Camping Chair
This Portable Fire Place Folds Up Like A Camping Chair

It's surprisingly lightweight, too, so carrying from prime spot to prime spot won't be a chore.

Mazda Actually Listened and Gave the Next MX-5 More Power
Mazda Actually Listened and Gave the Next MX-5 More Power

Giving the current Mazda Miata 181 horsepower might just put it in the sweet spot everyone wanted.

Two of Our Favorite Coffee Companies Teamed Up for the Ultimate Camp Coffee
Two of Our Favorite Coffee Companies Teamed Up for the Ultimate Camp Coffee

It's not technically instant coffee, but it may as well be.

Military and Mountaineering Design Collide in This New Backpack
Military and Mountaineering Design Collide in This New Backpack

Triple Aught Design's newest backpack combines design inspiration from military goods and mountaineering equipment to create a modular backpack that's capable in any situation.

Finally, the All-New 2019 Volvo S60 Sedan Is Revealed
Finally, the All-New 2019 Volvo S60 Sedan Is Revealed

And you can get it with a 415 horsepower hybrid drivetrain if you so choose.

5 Reasons You Should Buy This $2,800 Cast-Iron Skillet Immediately
5 Reasons You Should Buy This $2,800 Cast-Iron Skillet Immediately

Fire up your wood stove.

The FTR 1200 Is the Motorcycle Harley-Davidson Is Too Afraid To Build
The FTR 1200 Is the Motorcycle Harley-Davidson Is Too Afraid To Build

Indian is breaking the American cruiser tradition with the all-new flat track-style FTR 1200, and it's about damn time.

This Affordable Dress Watch Looks Like It’s From Straight Out of the Mad Men Era
This Affordable Dress Watch Looks Like It’s From Straight Out of the Mad Men Era

Zodiac's new timepiece is a recreation of a distinct dress watch from the mid-20th century.

These Go-Anywhere Shorts Are a Summer Necessity
These Go-Anywhere Shorts Are a Summer Necessity

An affordable basic for everyday wear.

This Smartly Designed Grill and Smoker Is Primed for Tailgating Season
This Smartly Designed Grill and Smoker Is Primed for Tailgating Season

If you're looking for a smoker and grill combo to wheel into a campsite or college football season, this grill is for you.

We’re Drooling Over This Matte-Black Aluminum Luggage
We’re Drooling Over This Matte-Black Aluminum Luggage

A limited-run collection designed with Dwyane Wade.

Nike’s EXP-X14 Brings Running History to a Lifestyle Shoe
Nike’s EXP-X14 Brings Running History to a Lifestyle Shoe

Nike weaves a bit of running history into the new EXP-X14.

This Accessory Turns Your MacBook Pro Into a Productivity Beast
This Accessory Turns Your MacBook Pro Into a Productivity Beast

It comes in 12-inch, 13-inch, and 15-inch models, so that it fits seamlessly under your current laptop.

A Vintage French Dive Watch Is Reborn — and It Costs Less Than You Think
A Vintage French Dive Watch Is Reborn — and It Costs Less Than You Think

It's basically a one-for-one remake of the original.

The Latest Chuck Taylors Are Retro, Clean, Affordable and… Leather
The Latest Chuck Taylors Are Retro, Clean, Affordable and… Leather

Converse's Chuck Taylor 70s line just got a summer refresh in the form of a small but handsome trio of low-tops.

Premium Materials Make This New Everyday Pocket Knife Awesome
Premium Materials Make This New Everyday Pocket Knife Awesome

Real Steel Knives has added a new folding pocket knife to its collection. At first glance, it looks like a standard utility folder. Look closer though, and you'll find premium ingredients that make it great.

The New Suzuki Jimny Is the Tiny Off-Roader of Our Dreams
The New Suzuki Jimny Is the Tiny Off-Roader of Our Dreams

But can it stay true to its pared-down roots while offering modern amenities and refinement?

Oris Faithfully Revives a Classic Pilot’s Watch Design from the 1930s
Oris Faithfully Revives a Classic Pilot’s Watch Design from the 1930s

It features brilliant vintage-inspired design details and a modern construction.

Three New Running Shoes to Check Out This Week
Three New Running Shoes to Check Out This Week

Hoka One One, Nike and On Running all dropped new kicks this week — here's what you need to know.

Amazon Finally Launches Prime Wardrobe, Its New Try-Before-You-Buy Style Service
Amazon Finally Launches Prime Wardrobe, Its New Try-Before-You-Buy Style Service

This might be the easiest and lowest-risk way of shopping for clothes online.

Puma Hired Jay-Z to Launch First Basketball Shoe in Decades — Unveiled Today
Puma Hired Jay-Z to Launch First Basketball Shoe in Decades — Unveiled Today

The last time Puma was in the basketball shoe game it had a rookie Vince Carter posterizing one Dikembe Mutumbo.

This Is the Only Way to Get Snow Peak’s New Japan-Only Collection
This Is the Only Way to Get Snow Peak’s New Japan-Only Collection

Snow Peak just released a new collection of outdoor lifestyle apparel but it's only available to Japanese consumers. With this trick though, you can get your hands on it.

Bose’s Revolutionary Sleepbuds Promise a Better Night’s Sleep
Bose’s Revolutionary Sleepbuds Promise a Better Night’s Sleep

What's the difference between 'Sleep-Masking' and 'Noise-Canceling'? We explain.

This Switchblade Is Designed for Your EDC
This Switchblade Is Designed for Your EDC

The best knife is the knife that's readily available, and Tekto Gear's Mirage is one of the fastest-deploying blades built for any cutting task.

This Rugged Watch Combines Two High-End Complications In an Affordable Package
This Rugged Watch Combines Two High-End Complications In an Affordable Package

Get a chronograph and a world timer in one, well-rounded tool watch.

Chevy Brings Back the Blazer But It Will Probably Bum You Out
Chevy Brings Back the Blazer But It Will Probably Bum You Out

The iconic off-roader is now a perfectly-fine mid-size crossover.

Tons of Rare and Iconic Home Goods Are Going on Sale Tomorrow
Tons of Rare and Iconic Home Goods Are Going on Sale Tomorrow

The product designer made a lot of very famous things, and more than 130 are going up for auction tomorrow afternoon.

Buy a Beautiful 4K TV with Alexa for Under $500, Today
Buy a Beautiful 4K TV with Alexa for Under $500, Today

"Alexa, turn on Netflix."

The Toyota Corolla Takes Home the Award For Best Compact Car For Initial Quality
The Toyota Corolla Takes Home the Award For Best Compact Car For Initial Quality

J.D Power released its 2018 awards for highest Initial Quality this week and among the winners is the Toyota Corolla.

This New Rugged 4×4 Camper Is the Most Affordable We’ve Seen
This New Rugged 4×4 Camper Is the Most Affordable We’ve Seen

Bursting onto the scene of adventure vehicles, Hunter RMV converts vehicles used by the military into expedition trucks — at a reasonable price point.

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