The Gear Journal

Randolph Military Heritage Collection

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Rayban wasn’t the only eyewear company to win a government military contract in the 1960’s. In fact, Randolph made more issued sunglasses than anyone else… And they are still at it.

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Peak Design Slide Light

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So yeah… I have a SL2-S now… Damnit. And that brings me to camera straps. Traditionally, I’ve always preferred very simple straps with no adjustment, no bells, no whistles… In fact, I usually just make my own out of a bit of leather. This gives me a custom and very sleek strap that fits perfectly.

The one problem with this is that to remove the strap, you have to go through the whole split ring fiasco with your fingernails. And if you like to move straps from camera to camera, this is a real pain in the ass.

Enter the Peak Design Slide. It’s not cool looking… at all… and it doesn’t feel right to put one on a classic rangefinder, but from a functionality standpoint, it’s really hard to beat.

Essentially, the slide is a quick release strap that can go from camera to camera in seconds with little effort. Plus, it’s actually exceptionally comfortable.

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CrownCruiser

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I’ve got no use for an electric bicycle thing… but if I did? Oh man… This thing is rad.

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Opal 2 by GE

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My wife has a thing for the ice that Sonic drive-ins use. So much so, that the ole diet Dr. Pepper monthly bill was starting to get out of hand. I decided to make a move.

This thing is $549 and gets mixed reviews. It’s too expensive and the chances of it last longer than a couple of years is probably pretty slim… But holy hell man – the ice this thing creates is absolutely perfect.

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Coleman Heated Stadium Seat

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I need this… It’s a stadium seat with a heating element and a lithium power source that provides up to 3hrs of run time at 113°F – perfect for all the high school football games I have to go to…

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Jack White Does Other Shit…

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I interviewed this guy once. I liked him… I also like his taste in music, but didn’t know he was a maker. He’s pretty good at that too.

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Horn Comb

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Horn combs rule because unlike plastic, there is no seam from the injection mold. As a result, these things glide through your tangled ass hippy hair.

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Pelican Rugged Camera Lens Cover

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I’m just getting back from a back island expedition and was gifted one of these before hand… I think they cost around $25… WORTH EVERY PENNY.

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