October 1-5, 2018

A Look Back at the Gear We Discovered This Week


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Mophie Wireless Charging Suite

Our digital world has rapidly gone wireless before our eyes, ushering in a new era of our mobility. To keep up, shedding wires on everything from phones to computers to headphones has been all but necessary, and the next step is wireless charging.

The charge stream wireless suite from mophie lets you conveniently charge your device wherever you go. Optimized for both Apple and Samsung Qi-compatible wireless smartphones, each of mophie’s charge stream tools transfers power inductively across a magnetic field between a coiled wire inside the Qi-enabled device and one inside the wireless charging accessory. The mophie charge stream products ensure you always have access to easy, fast wireless charging anywhere: at home, the office, in the car, out with friends or even traveling.

Monday, October 1

Ducati Has an Unexpected Rival In the Indian Motorcycle FTR 1200
Ducati Has an Unexpected Rival In the Indian Motorcycle FTR 1200

Indian's new motorcycle will walk right past Harley-Davidson, and pick a fight with European sport bikes.

Timex’s Brilliant Dress Watch Gets Automatic Winding
Timex’s Brilliant Dress Watch Gets Automatic Winding

Another mechanical winner from Timex.

Need a New Down Jacket? Check Out This Custom-Order Company
Need a New Down Jacket? Check Out This Custom-Order Company

With deep roots in the outdoor industry, Crescent Down Works makes made-to-order down apparel by hand in its Seattle factory.

The All-New 2019 BMW 3 Series Is Here
The All-New 2019 BMW 3 Series Is Here

Thanks to a handful of online forums, the images of the 2019 BMW 3-Series have leaked online ahead of its official debut.

Shinola Releases Three New Dive Watches With Mechanical Movements
Shinola Releases Three New Dive Watches With Mechanical Movements

Based on a limited edition watch from last year, these new dive watches feature handsome looks and automatic movements at a lower price tag.

Denim Aficionados Will Love these Eco-Friendly Japanese Jeans
Denim Aficionados Will Love these Eco-Friendly Japanese Jeans

Cut from 14.7-ounce recycled fiber denim.

This Is the Ultimate Tailgating Accessory
This Is the Ultimate Tailgating Accessory

The brand that knows how to build a high-quality water bottle — and they brought that technology to a coffee mug.


Tuesday, October 2

Mammut’s New Helmet Is the First of its Kind
Mammut’s New Helmet Is the First of its Kind

Mammut's history of producing mountain safety equipment took another step today with the release of the Wall Rider MIPS.

This Funky Two-Seater Is the Arcimoto FUV, and It May Change the World
This Funky Two-Seater Is the Arcimoto FUV, and It May Change the World

This isn't the choice for speed demons or motorcycle daredevils, but rather for measured, forward-thinking early adopters.

A Lightweight Jacket Built to Handle Autumn’s Worst
A Lightweight Jacket Built to Handle Autumn’s Worst

AETHER's Realm Jacket is the one to reach for when that chilly weather finally sets in and you're packing for the coming adventures on your fall calendar.

Tumi Just Released its First Line of Bags Made from Recycled Material
Tumi Just Released its First Line of Bags Made from Recycled Material

Tumi's Recycled Capsule features six bags made from 70 percent recycled materials -- a first for the stylish luggage brand.

Zodiac’s New Dive Watches Boldly Embrace Color
Zodiac’s New Dive Watches Boldly Embrace Color

Sweet as candy.

The New 911 Speedster Is the Purest Porsche You Could Hope For
The New 911 Speedster Is the Purest Porsche You Could Hope For

The Speedster is an exercise in lightweight: there are nylon pull-loops for interior door handles and no center console to speak of.

This Waterproof Duffle from Outerknown Is Surprisingly Affordable
This Waterproof Duffle from Outerknown Is Surprisingly Affordable

Cut from repurposed billboard vinyl.

This Nato Strap Helps Fund Cancer Research
This Nato Strap Helps Fund Cancer Research

If you're looking for a new Nato strap, this grey-and-pink option is not only a cool look, but sales go toward breast cancer research.


Wednesday, October 3

The New Ducati Cafe Racer is the Perfect Amount of Vintage
The New Ducati Cafe Racer is the Perfect Amount of Vintage

InterMot is in full swing over in Cologne, Germany and Ducati just unveiled its new Scrambler line.

These Waterproof Handmade Boots Are Some of the Best Available
These Waterproof Handmade Boots Are Some of the Best Available

Featuring Coyote Sumner leather, a Vibram sole and true moccasin construction.

How Do Microsoft’s New Surface Devices Compare to Their Apple Alternatives?
How Do Microsoft’s New Surface Devices Compare to Their Apple Alternatives?

Here's a spec breakdown of each.

I’m Delighted to Inform You That the New Suzuki Jimny Has Won a Design Award
I’m Delighted to Inform You That the New Suzuki Jimny Has Won a Design Award

I am not delighted to inform you that you still can't buy it in the US.

J.Crew’s New Chore Coat Is the Only Jacket We Want to Wear Right Now
J.Crew’s New Chore Coat Is the Only Jacket We Want to Wear Right Now

Cut from an indigo-dyed cotton moleskin and featuring three patch pockes, the coat is made for versatility and super easy to wear.

Microsoft Just Beat Apple to the Noise-Canceling Punch
Microsoft Just Beat Apple to the Noise-Canceling Punch

They're built with 40mm drivers and have a 15-hour battery life. Plus, you can adjust the noise-cancellation level 13 different ways.

Wear These Low-Key Black Sneakers Every Day and in Any Weather
Wear These Low-Key Black Sneakers Every Day and in Any Weather

Adidas's line of subtle skate shoes gets better and better.


Thursday, October 4

You’ll Actually Use This Tiny EDC Pocket Knife
You’ll Actually Use This Tiny EDC Pocket Knife

WESN Goods' exceptionally-pocketable Microblade knife earned over $200,000 on Kickstarter. Now, it's available for purchase on Amazon.

The Nike Flyknit 4% is Available Right Now — Get it While You Can
The Nike Flyknit 4% is Available Right Now — Get it While You Can

Marathoners reach for this speedy shoe on race day, but it'll help you run everything up to a 26.2.

The Most Interesting Smartphone Camera of 2018 Isn’t on an iPhone
The Most Interesting Smartphone Camera of 2018 Isn’t on an iPhone

The neat thing with the LG V40 ThinQ is that it's easy to utilize all three rear cameras at once.

The Tie Bar Just Dropped an Affordable Collab with One of Italy’s Oldest Mills
The Tie Bar Just Dropped an Affordable Collab with One of Italy’s Oldest Mills

The Tie Bar has teamed up with Vitale Barberis Canonico, one of the oldest woolen mills in Italy, on a collection of affordable neckwear.

You Can Now Download Spotify Playlists on Your Garmin Smartwatch
You Can Now Download Spotify Playlists on Your Garmin Smartwatch

Offline running has never been more appealing.

These $350 Flannel Shirts May Be the Last Ones You Ever Buy
These $350 Flannel Shirts May Be the Last Ones You Ever Buy

Made in Japan from 12-ounce ultra-heavy flannel.

This Shimmering Blue Watch Is a Weirdly Good Value for Money
This Shimmering Blue Watch Is a Weirdly Good Value for Money

It combines a blue dial, ceramic and chronometer-grade accuracy into one package.


Friday, October 5

The Triumph Street Scrambler Gets the Upgrades It Needs For 2019
The Triumph Street Scrambler Gets the Upgrades It Needs For 2019

The changes won't bring the fight to the more focused Ducati Desert Sled, off-road, but thankfully some of the upgrades address the Triumphs weak points to make it a better bike, all around.

Reusable Ziplock Bags Are the Home Essential You Never Knew You Needed
Reusable Ziplock Bags Are the Home Essential You Never Knew You Needed

Silicone is the superior food storage option in virtually every way, and this new option on Kickstarter might be the best available.

Get an Outdoor Rowing Experience with This Indoor Rower
Get an Outdoor Rowing Experience with This Indoor Rower

An indoor rowing machine should be a serious thought when you're building a home gym -- and this one is a steal for $1299.

Need a New Jacket for Fall? Outerknown Has You Covered
Need a New Jacket for Fall? Outerknown Has You Covered

A puffer jacket, a chore jacket, a 3-in-1 coat and more.

The Ford Ranger Will Tow and Haul Better Than a Toyota Tacoma
The Ford Ranger Will Tow and Haul Better Than a Toyota Tacoma

Its claimed max towing and max payload capacities are 7,500 pounds with an available towing package and 1,860 pounds, respectively.

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