The Gear Journal

The Kensington StudioCaddy

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A pretty interesting take on the “charge all” docking port… I love the idea of these, but until the prices get a little more reasonable, I can’t see many people buying them.

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Kershaw Cryo II

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The Kershaw Cryo II is a really nice production knife… And right now, you can get it for the price of a gas station impulse buy. I don’t believe I’ve ever seen it this cheap before.

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Vaer D5

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Covet a Rolex Milsub, but can’t rationalize the coin? Enter the Vaer D5 – a sort of homage to the mil spec Rolex that is assembled in the USA with good materials and a Miyota 9039 movement. Best part? It only runs $550… Plus, they are offering a 10% discount today.

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Nikon Z fc

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The Nikon Z fc is just a basic Nikon Z with retro styling similar to the old Nikon F-series of film cameras. It’s gorgeous… Probably the best looking and feeling camera on the market if you (like me) do your best to ignore Leica. The thing is though, “retro” styling isn’t just an aesthetic thing. Physical knobs and buttons actually make using a camera both more efficient and enjoyable.

This is the best thing Nikon has done in decades.

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TugLug

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The overland industry of Australia has put out some real bangers in the last couple of years. One company that has really shined is TufLug. They make tool pouches that are weather resistant and tough as hell. More details here… Or you can buy a pair here.

The Best Board Shorts

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Running my app again… and this one was hard to do because of all the variations with board shorts, but according to the internet, the best board shorts in the world come from Birdwell. More specifically, the 808.

I, however, like to have a zippered pocket on my board shorts. In fact, it’s sort of a must for me. So, I had to dial in that stipulation. What did the internet have to say? The Outerknown Apex trunks by Kelly Slater.. at almost $150!!!

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Pinel at Pinel & Bic

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How about a trio $230 Bic Pens? No shit… Over two largish… for three Bic pens. No denying the beauty though. Pinel and Bic both have French roots, so it only makes sense that they are each done up in French colors…

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One Clock

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I’m not sure why the world still needs bedside alarm clocks, but it’s hard to argue that this thing isn’t built and designed beautifully. Reminds me of early Braun design.

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