The Gear Journal

Patagonia Black Hole

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Got caught in a tough spot last week and had to buy a bag from a boutique store. This usually results in an overpriced bag that just gets you by… But man, did I get lucky.

Essentially, I found a Patagonia Black Hole on closeout for $99. It seems more form than function, until you use it… It’s a very LIGHT bag with one compartment – no wasted space and no frills. Plus, it’s built like a brick shit house.

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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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iPhone 12 PEEL

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The thinnest iPhone case that actually offers some protection is available for iPhone 12/MagSafe now… I’ve never broken a phone with these cases, but others have.

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Island Slippers

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I know a guy that refuses to wear flip flops unless he’s at the beach. “Any other time and sandals are 100% inappropriate for a man.”

That’s noble… I respect that opinion. BUT, yeah… I wear flip flops a lot. Take my man card. I don’t care… I’ll be comfortable in my Island Slippers that are built like brick shit houses in Hawaii and cost almost as much. Good thing they last FOREVER.

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Haiku L Fan

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I’m no fan of Big Ass Fans. Long story, but their business practices bit me a few years back and I’ve never let it go… That being said, I recently bought an incredibly expensive Haiku L made by the Big Ass Fan assholes and guess what? It kind of rules…

Yes, it’s $800 and isn’t all that “smart,” BUT it moves so much air so quietly that I have to give this thing a thumbs up.

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Tracksmith + Eric Wind

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I don’t know much about Tracksmith and have never heard of Eric Wind… But the two have “collaborated” on the release of a bunch of vintage stop watches and they are dope as hell.

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Magic Keyboard With Touch ID

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I am not an Apple Keyboard guy… Chicklet style keyboards in general hurt my hands during long sessions. However if you don’t mind them, this has been a long time coming – essentially, it’s your standard Apple keyboard with Touch ID built in. Odd that it has taken Apple so long to integrate this.

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