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Today in Gear: February 12, 2016

A 7-layer carbon composite driver, a skull-shaped multitool, DSPTCH finally release a line of camera bags and more.

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A seven-layer carbon composite driver, a skull-shaped multitool, DSPTCH finally releases a line of camera bags and more.

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Reads and New Gear


DSPTCH Camera Bags

Everyone in our office uses DSPTCH gear when we’re shooting, so we’re pretty pumped that their camera bags have hit the interwebz. Removable padding inside allows each bag to be used for non-camera duty, and the inserts are sold separately so you can convert other DSPTCH bags. Win-win.

Learn More: Here

TaylorMade M2

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Golfers, put your plaid party pants on. A seven-layer carbon-composite crown makes for serious weight savings and weight redistribution, so even if you miss a center strike you’ll still accomplish distance and maintain speed for a close to perfect swing. Matching fairways, rescue clubs and irons to follow.

Buy Now: $400

Zen Thermostat

The Zen works in familiar ways: control its functions with smartphone apps to keep your home or office air quality and temperature at the height of perfection 24/7. Let’s just hope dads everywhere can remain Zen now that no one is screwing with their preferred settings.

Buy Now: $199

Apex Camping Shelter & Hammock Tarp

You’re out in the wilderness, just trying to enjoy a nap next to Mother Nature after a long day of scrabbling over rock and through brush. You set up your hammock, and…boom. Thunder. Rain. Maybe bird crap. You need a hammock tarp that’lll protect you and your gear in a variety of configurations. Well…here you go.

Learn More: Here

SOG MacV Multi-Tool

First off, it looks like a damn skull — with the exception of the Nicolas Cage Ghost Rider franchise, skulls are always awesome. And the MacV features 12 components to tackle everything from loose screws to tight bottle caps. Which is more awesome.

Buy Now: $13

Pillbox Bats

Have you been to Winona, Minnesota? These bats have. Every solid maple bat has been hand painted there, and each is ready for vintage-style pickup games or for displaying above your mantle.

Buy Now: $195+


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How to save on GORUCK’s amazing backpack, rechargeable batteries and a tool to make the most out of your Netflix subscription.

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Reviews and Buying Guides


Advice from the Crew


Review: Volcom Brings ‘Guide’ Credibility to a Snowboard Jacket

Durability and style meet in Volcom’s new high-performance snowboard shell. We head out to Utah for a test. Read the Story

Buying Lingerie You’ll Both Love, In 6 Steps

Lots of factors work against the gifter, here — so we compiled six expert tips along with a gift guide to help you shop online or in the store. Read the Story


Noteworthy Reads


Stories from Around the Web


100 years after he first predicted their existence, scientists have officially detected gravitational waves as two black holes collided.

See African wildlife as you’ve never seen before in these images captured by hidden cameras (5 DSLRs triggered by motion detectors) in Namibia.

Admittedly, this isn’t so much a read as just really fantastically amazing. You know the band OK Go’s famous one-take music videos — their latest was shot in a Russian plane achieving a simulated zero-gravity environment.

Bite-sized culture news to keep you busy while you go about your day. Read it here.
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