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The Leica T

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Leica has finally released what many consider to be a “mini” Leica M. Only it’s not an M at all. Instead, it’s an interchangeable lens APS-C camera. Just from the numbers, I don’t see a whole lot here that is special, but you can probably count on the great feel and great ergonomics that Leica is known for. To me, the biggest surprise here is the price – just under $2k. For a Leica, that’s cheap as hell.

Review here.

Vintage Military Watches

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I love me some vintage military watches… And Gear Patrol just published a neat little round up of some of the most iconic. If watches or just vintage mil stuff is your thing, but you don’t have the basics down, go here.

The 72 Hour Briefcase

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So Filson has a new bag out. It rules. It’s also very expensive, but it will last you a lifetime – guaranteed.

Check it out.

Bruns Acoustics

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If I had $900 laying around, I’d totally buy one of these things… Essentially, it’s an analog bluetooth speaker with a pretty good look.

Check it out.

Modular Urban Pack

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This backpack is kind of ridiculous looking… but it’s also so damned utilitarian, that I don’t really give a shit how it looks. Do you?

Check it out.

Surefire ARC-2

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Need a flashlight… From all the hoopla, it seems as if the ARC-2 is going to be the brightest reasonably priced torch ever to grace the market. 4,500-lumen, 890,000 candela.

You will eventually be able to buy it here.

Maratac Mid Pilot Watch

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An email I got yesterday:

“Hey man, I have $300 to spend and I want an automatic watch that will last for the rest of my life. I play hard too… What should I get?”

There aren’t a lot of quality automatics on the market for that short of dough, but if I had to pick one I’d probably go with one of the Maratac government issue watches. They are Japanese movements, but they are also built like a brick shit house. My favorite at the moment is the Red Crowned Mid Pilot. You can get them here… or watch eBay for better deals.