July 8 - 12, 2019

A Look Back at the Gear We Discovered This Week


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We publish our weekly roundup of gear news for you to enjoy over the weekend. Savor it with your Saturday morning coffee, or use it to fend off the existential panic of Sunday night — it’s up to you. Comments or concerns? We’d love to hear from you at .

Monday, July 8

Now’s Your Chance to Grab One of the Greatest Station Wagons Of All Time
Now’s Your Chance to Grab One of the Greatest Station Wagons Of All Time

The Cadillac CTS-V wagon is one of the most lusted-after American performance cars of the last 40 years, especially in stick shift form. And now, a rare low-mileage one has come up for auction.

The Best Way to Brew Coffee on the Road Costs Just $30
The Best Way to Brew Coffee on the Road Costs Just $30

Miir's new Pourigami system is ultralight, camp-friendly and charmingly simple.

Filson and Merrell Joined Forces for These Rugged Go-Anywhere Sandals
Filson and Merrell Joined Forces for These Rugged Go-Anywhere Sandals

Made with durable canvas straps and an Air Cushion midsole.

This Cassette Player Is Practically From an Alternate Universe
This Cassette Player Is Practically From an Alternate Universe

The "IT'S OK" cassette player is bringing tapes into 2019 with everything your old Walkman could do, plus Bluetooth.

This Heritage Boot Brand Is Making Some Shocking Hybrid Sneakers
This Heritage Boot Brand Is Making Some Shocking Hybrid Sneakers

The Chelsea and Side Zip sneaker.

This Packable Nylon Blind Makes Changing in Public a Breeze
This Packable Nylon Blind Makes Changing in Public a Breeze

Say goodbye to awkward shimmying at the trailhead.


Tuesday, July 9

This Is the Best New Outdoor Gear, According to Experts
This Is the Best New Outdoor Gear, According to Experts

Boasting breathable fabrics and sustainable materials, these ambitious products won over judges at Europe's biggest outdoor trade show.

This Insane Rolex Daytona Proves Bling Can Be Stealthy Too
This Insane Rolex Daytona Proves Bling Can Be Stealthy Too

Customizers MAD Paris have extensively modified this Daytona with an all-black coating and black sapphires for a totally unique Rolex.

Specialized’s New Mountain Bike Might Be Its Fastest Yet
Specialized’s New Mountain Bike Might Be Its Fastest Yet

The just-dropped redesign of the brand's flagship downhill mountain bike is focused on one thing: speed.

This Minimalist Italian Dive Watch Can Only Be Bought in Japan
This Minimalist Italian Dive Watch Can Only Be Bought in Japan

Unimatic has partnered with Japanese retailer Biotop for a slick limited edition of its first model, the Modelo Uno.

These Shirts Are a New Take on a Classic Style
These Shirts Are a New Take on a Classic Style

Palermo Prints is making screen-printed cotton shirts with designs inspired by the Argentinian landscape.

Hertz Is Giving Old-School Fiats a New Lease on Life in Italy
Hertz Is Giving Old-School Fiats a New Lease on Life in Italy

Going to Italy? Now you can snag an electrified vintage Fiat 500 Jolly for all your motoring fun, thanks to Hertz.

The Chromecast and Fire TV Have Lost Their Biggest Downsides
The Chromecast and Fire TV Have Lost Their Biggest Downsides

Finally, you can watch Prime Video on your Chromecast and YouTube on your Fire TV.

Your New Favorite Polo Shirt Is Now Just $15
Your New Favorite Polo Shirt Is Now Just $15

Uniqlo and Engineered Garments have joined forces to give us the perfect polo shirts for a long, hot summer.

Get an Affordable Field Watch with Your Choice of Dial, Movement and Straps
Get an Affordable Field Watch with Your Choice of Dial, Movement and Straps

Vaer's first foray into automatic watches is thorough and comprehensive, allowing you to choose from myriad different models.

Need New Kitchen Knives? Skip the Knife Block and Get This Instead
Need New Kitchen Knives? Skip the Knife Block and Get This Instead

You don't need a block with 12 different knives. You just need these three.


Wednesday, July 10

BMW Made a One-Off X7 Pickup Truck Just to Carry Motorcycles
BMW Made a One-Off X7 Pickup Truck Just to Carry Motorcycles

The X7 Pick-up, made just for BMW Motorrad Days, may not be coming to showrooms—but that doesn't stop us from wanting one in our driveway.

Should You Buy Nintendo’s New, More Affordable Handheld Console?
Should You Buy Nintendo’s New, More Affordable Handheld Console?

The early reviews of the Nintendo Switch Lite are in – here's what they're saying.

Forget the New Ford Bronco. Buy the Perfect Classic One Instead
Forget the New Ford Bronco. Buy the Perfect Classic One Instead

You could wait for the all-new Bronco to arrive next year. Or you could grab this perfect 1975 one right now.

This New Carbon Steel Pan Looks (and Cooks) Better Than Cast Iron
This New Carbon Steel Pan Looks (and Cooks) Better Than Cast Iron

Carbon steel is cast iron's lighter, tougher younger sibling.

Is This Insanely Funded Handy Gym Tool Really Worth $499?
Is This Insanely Funded Handy Gym Tool Really Worth $499?

Pros: portable, small, easy to use.

Bentley’s New Concept Could Be the Ideal Road Trip Car of the Future
Bentley’s New Concept Could Be the Ideal Road Trip Car of the Future

The EXP 100 GT is an all-electric, self-driving luxury car designed to coddle its occupants in sustainable luxury. It's also an AWD speed machine with as much torque as a Bugatti Veyron.

Fender’s Latest Guitar Is Unabashedly a Tone Machine
Fender’s Latest Guitar Is Unabashedly a Tone Machine

A chambered Telecaster with a ShawBucker 1T humbucking pickup in the neck position.

This Hoodie Is the First of Its Kind, Thanks to Graphene
This Hoodie Is the First of Its Kind, Thanks to Graphene

Mountain climbing gear company Bight is using graphene to make a baselayer that performs in the highest places on Earth.

Citizen’s Affordable New Dive Watches Feature Automatic Movements
Citizen’s Affordable New Dive Watches Feature Automatic Movements

Citizen has released two new robust and affordable dive watches to mark 50 years of presence in Europe, both featuring automatic movements.

These New Sunglasses Are Stylish and Affordable
These New Sunglasses Are Stylish and Affordable

A new stainless steel frame for summer.

This Blacked Out Watch Is a Stealthy Take on a Traditional Complication
This Blacked Out Watch Is a Stealthy Take on a Traditional Complication

Girard Perregaux's new creation features a date display, moon phase and a black, DCL-treated case.


Thursday, July 11

100 of the Rarest Sneakers Ever Made Are up for Auction
100 of the Rarest Sneakers Ever Made Are up for Auction

From Nike, Adidas, Jordan and more.

Amazon Prime Day 2019: Your Guide to the Best Deals
Amazon Prime Day 2019: Your Guide to the Best Deals

This year for Amazon Prime Day there's a change: it will be a full 48 hours from July 15-16. Get the lowdown on all the best Prime Day deals here.

Buffalo Trace’s New Bourbon Is the First of Its Kind
Buffalo Trace’s New Bourbon Is the First of Its Kind

The latest bottle of E.H. Taylor is made using a grain no other whiskey maker has tried before.

One of the Best Folding Pocket Knives Available Just Got Better
One of the Best Folding Pocket Knives Available Just Got Better

The Chris Reeve Knives Sebenza has been a favorite among knife enthusiasts for decades.

This New Tag Heuer Monaco Automatic Chronograph Watch Celebrates the ’90s
This New Tag Heuer Monaco Automatic Chronograph Watch Celebrates the ’90s

The third of five planned limited editions commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Calibre 11 celebrates the '90s.

The Toyota Supra Could Get a Big Power Boost, Thanks to the BMW M3
The Toyota Supra Could Get a Big Power Boost, Thanks to the BMW M3

BMW's M division might be willing to slide its new 503-hp inline-six into the new Supra. If Toyota decides to ask.

This Wireless Headphone Adapter Is a Game-Changing Travel Gadget
This Wireless Headphone Adapter Is a Game-Changing Travel Gadget

Because you might as well use your nice noise-cancelling headphones to watch those in-flight movies, right?

One of Our Favorite Motorcycle Gear Brands Just Rolled Out These Cool Sunglasses
One of Our Favorite Motorcycle Gear Brands Just Rolled Out These Cool Sunglasses

Australian motorcycle and lifestyle brand Deus Ex Machina is diving into the sunglasses world with two new styles of shades designed for riding.

These Green-Dial Watches Reference Panerai’s Military Roots
These Green-Dial Watches Reference Panerai’s Military Roots

Panerai announces four new Radiomir references with hefty specs, a range of complications, and matte green dials.

Nike’s Fastest Shoe Is Back in Stock — Get It While You Can
Nike’s Fastest Shoe Is Back in Stock — Get It While You Can

Nike updates the Vaporfly 4% running shoe with the NEXT%, a sneaker that's meant to help runners hit new records.

This Field Watch Celebrates 30 Years of Making Some of the World’s Toughest Timepieces
This Field Watch Celebrates 30 Years of Making Some of the World’s Toughest Timepieces

Luminox's handsome new Sport Timer 0900 30th Anniversary model hearkens back to the golden age of field watches.


Friday, July 12

This Toyota Land Cruiser Could Be the Ultimate Adventure Vehicle Bargain
This Toyota Land Cruiser Could Be the Ultimate Adventure Vehicle Bargain

It may not look pretty, and the mileage may be high, but this Land Cruiser still has everything needed to make your overlanding dreams come true.

This Blacked Out Rolex Military Submariner Is Completely Customized
This Blacked Out Rolex Military Submariner Is Completely Customized

Pro Hunter's DLC-coated Rolexes bring back the look of the military Submariners while adding a unique flair and modern specs.

These Simple, Modular Shelves Are the Ideal Upgrade from Ikea
These Simple, Modular Shelves Are the Ideal Upgrade from Ikea

Detroit-based Floyd Home's new shelves were designed to be used forever.

This New Vintage Motorcycle-Inspired Clothing Line Pays Tribute to Triumph
This New Vintage Motorcycle-Inspired Clothing Line Pays Tribute to Triumph

Left Field NYC and Triumph Brooklyn have teamed up to produce an array of classic motorcycling-inspired clothes made right here in the USA.

This Collapsible Electric Kettle Is Perfect for Car Camping
This Collapsible Electric Kettle Is Perfect for Car Camping

The Voyager, a new electric kettle that appeared recently on Kickstarter, promises to save coffee lovers space on the road.

The Secret Fuel Pro Athletes Don’t Want You to Know They Use Is For Sale
The Secret Fuel Pro Athletes Don’t Want You to Know They Use Is For Sale

When athletes sign contracts with big name brands, it can be hard for them to keep drinking this product, but an unbranded version aims to solve that conundrum.

Get All the Style of a Classic Vintage Chronograph for Just $260
Get All the Style of a Classic Vintage Chronograph for Just $260

The Dan Henry 1962 Racing Chronograph watch offers the looks of a vintage collector's favorite at a highly approachable price.

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