The Gear Journal

Fluent Stash

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It’s like origami for your gear. The “Fluent Stash” from Nau opens up to reveal a number of a different pockets and pouches for your gear and closes up to a small and compact size for carrying. Stylish to boot… $80.

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The M-Clip

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Here’s an interesting money clip alternative. It’s a super strong spring that’s acted through a pair of sliding levers that give you leverage when it’s time to access your cash. They are spendy though. Get yours at Nordstrom.

The Flipside

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I’m more of a leather guy myself, but for those of you into the latest and greatest materials and concepts, the Flipside is all the rage at the moment. Essentially, it’s a plastic vault for your pocket.

Details here.

Rad iPad Case

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I love my iPad. It rules… I use mine at the house and rarely take it on the road. That said, I know a lot of fellas are using them as laptop replacements and, as such, need a way of getting it from one place to another. Enter the coolest damned iPad cases ever.

Mohawk General Recycled Bags

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I’m a sucker for old military bags. I use an attache from WWII as a briefcase, an officer’s dispatch case for my camera bag, and tons of other vintage canvas bags and artifacts for other uses. Vintage military stuff is just made so damned well… and feels so damned good… It’s all very hard for me to resist.

In any case, I stumbled across a little online joint called Mohawk General Store. They are located on the west coast and feature some pretty cool military bags that they’ve cut up and repurposed. I expected to see crazy boutique pricing, but they are actually pretty reasonable. If you are looking for a unique everyday bag, check them out.

Timbuk2 Tool Rolls…

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I love tool rolls. I have old WW2 issued rolls in all of my cars. They compactly carry just about everything I need from a bolt turning aspect and keep rattles to a minimum. I’ve always kind of wondered why tools rolls lost their popularity. Apparently, so did Timbuk2… They released their modern take on a tool roll earlier this week. I think it rules.

Details here.

Rickshaw Moleskine Folio

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A single entrepreneur or a group of like minded folks get together with a glow in their eye and manufacture something that makes the world just a little bit better simply because passion drove them to do so. You can tell these companies by the detail in their work. It goes into their marketing. It goes into their packaging. It goes into their product. They beat customer expectations in every thing they do not because they see profitability in it, but because their work is that personal to them. I know, it sounds like a load of bullshit… But it does happen.

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Temple Bags

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Looking for something incredibly overpriced, but almost justifiably cool for Christmas? Check out Temple Bags. Essentially, they take vintage WWII military materials and repurpose them into pretty bitchin’ bags, wallets, key chains, etc… Sure, it’s expensive. But damn, it’s cool.

Check it out.