Gear | August 21, 2021 5:32 am

Products of the Week: Bomber Jackets, Perfect Pots and IPA-Scented Soaps

The 12 best pieces of garb and gear that crossed our desks this week

Products of the Week: Bomber Jackets, Perfect Pots and IPA-Scented Soaps
Tie Bar

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Each week, our inbox runneth over with news of gear, apparel and tech releases from around the world. In this feature, we’ll parse through the best of them. Today: a handsome bomber jacket from The Tie Bar, Our Place’s newest all-in-one pot and a hoppy bar of soap from Dr. Squatch.

Soulcycle

Yellow by SoulCycle

“The one time I tried SoulCycle I almost fell over and nearly knocked over several other riders. I also couldn’t use my legs properly for days, meaning 1) SoulCycle is a damn hard workout and 2) I didn’t know what I was doing. But maybe if I go back I could look the part, thanks to a new men’s line of workout gear from SC called Yellow. Shorts, tanks and tees, all breathable and sweat-wicking … and thankfully in pretty neutral colors (so, not yellow).” — Kirk Miller, Managing Editor

Our Place

Our Place Perfect Pot

Makers of the internet’s favorite Always Pan, Our Place dropped the Perfect Pot this week. It’s your new favorite one-stop vessel for braising, baking, roasting, boiling and pretty much everything else. That’s because the 5.5 QT aluminum pot is made with the same impressive ingenuity as its famous pan predecessor. It feels like you just combined all of your other pots (stockpot, dutch oven, saucepot, etc.) into one, impressively lightweight, good-looking piece of cookware.

Tie Bar

Navy Bomber Jacket by The Tie Bar

A straight-forwardly handsome take on the classic bomber by The Tie Bar, this 100% cotton layer features a baseball collar, slim ribbed cuffs and an interior phone pocket.

Adsum

Adsum + Nanga Capsule Collection

You could certainly buy a plain ol’ sleeping bag and some Chacos and call your camping setup complete. Or you could take advantage of the unexpectedly great lil’ collab between Brooklyn brand Adsum and Japanese outfitter Nanga to get yourself an ultra-packable, ultra-water-resistant down sleeping bag in a fluorescent colorway with a glow-in-the-dark zipper, and a pair of tent shoes that look like moon boots. The latter would also work well for WFH.

Therabody

Therabody RecoveryAir Compression Garments

Massage guns are hot right now, and there seems to be a new model every day. So what does Therabody — whose Theragun was one of the first (if not the first) on the market — do? Move into the compression system category. The brand just released a few different recovery sleeves that increase blood circulation and decrease swelling, stiffness and soreness, whether you’re looking to help your legs, arms or upper body. Not familiar with the tech? We reviewed a similar model from competitor Normatec last year, a company that was subsequently acquired by another massage gun maker, Hyperice. Let the battle of the fitness recovery brands begin.

Arcade

Arcade x Jimmy Chin Collection

Arcade Belts has just launched its first collaboration with professional climber, photographer and Academy Award-winning film director Jimmy Chin. The collection includes two signature belts that feature elastic stretch and micro-adjust buckles for superior comfort and performance whether you’re heading to the office or the great outdoors.10 percent of sales will be donated to Protect Our Winters, a non-profit organization that helps communities and places impacted by climate change.

Saucony

Saucony Men’s Triumph 19

Saucony’s latest road shoe, the Triumph 19, offers neutral cushioning and a sock-like fit for the everyday runner logging serious miles. The ultra-plush PWRRUN+ cushioning masters workout transitions while the breathable upper keeps your feet cool as training heats up. Find it in five colors to complete your running kit.

Allbirds

Allbirds Natural Run Collection

Allbirds new performance apparel collection features tees and shorts all crafted from natural materials with sweat-wicking, quick-drying and breathable properties.

Crate&Barrel

Shinola x Crate&Barrel

We just got done praising the underrated watches Shinola’s been churning out lately and what does the Detroit brand do? Moves into the furniture category in a big way, with help from Crate & Barrel. The collaboration is massive: 115 pieces, ranging from sumptuous leather sofas to scented candles with aromas like lemon, fig and olive. Guess they learned a thing or two from the hotel business.

Chaco

Chaco x Thomas Rhett

For his second collab with Chaco, multi-platinum country artist Thomas Rhett has released two more custom versions of our favorite adventure sandals and slides. Inspired by Rhett’s passion for the outdoors, the Z/1 Classic and Chillos Slide feature custom webbing designed by the singer along with custom-fitted straps and a cushy footbed that makes Chaco a go-to for comfortable, dependable footwear.

Taylor Stitch

The Carmel Pant in Navy Wool by Taylor Stitch

Part of Taylor Stitch’s weekly Workshop drop — where these pre-order items get you a 20% discount because you’re gonna be waiting a bit — these pants improve upon wool. This is a blend of viscose, recycled polyester and wool (with a bit of stretch) that feels soft and features elastic on the backside of the waistband and an internal drawcord to adjust your fit. They’re a comfy everyday pant for fall hiding as something more elevated.

Dr. Squatch

Dr. Squatch x Stone Brewing Stone IPA

Partnering with Stone Brewing, California-based all-natural soap manufacturer Dr. Squatch has released a limited-edition bar of soap inspired by the brewing company’s West Coast-style IPA. It smells like “West Coast Breeze” and features cooling menthol and energizing lemon that’s “Fresh, Zesty, & A Lil’ Hoppy. “