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Today in Gear: August 7, 2017

A technical polo shirt, Harley-Davidson coffee table book, a party-ready Bluetooth speaker and much more.

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Fresh Apple Gossip: iPhone 8 rumors have been popping up on the internet like Whack-a-Moles for some time now, but last week, one rogue developer uncovered what appears to be our most accurate look yet at the final model, due out later this year. The new insights, which were found buried within the code of a leaked pre-release version of the upcoming HomePod firmware, suggest that the iPhone 8 will ditch Touch ID and instead use advanced facial recognition software, the front screen will feature a small “notch” at the top, Retina resolution will be bumped up significantly, and the Home Button will go all-digital.

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A Sleek Duffel for Singin’ In the Rain

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Rains Water-Resistant Weekend Bag: Rains focuses exclusively on making kick-ass rainwear. (It shows in their name.) Now they’ve got a kick-ass rainproof duffel.

Buy Now: ~$80

Related Post: 5 Hard-Wearing Duffels, Purpose-Built for Adventure

Technical Polos Are a Thing Now

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Mission Workshop G6 Polo: This is not your average polo shirt.

Buy Now: $175

Related Post: Want a T-Shirt Alternative? Look to the Polo

A Mechanical Pen for People Who Don’t Like Click-y Mechanical Pens

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Koh-i-noor Metal Mechanical Pencil: Less of a mechanical pencil, more of a sleek metal sleeve for slipping over lead sticks. Equal parts old-fashioned and modern.

Buy Now: $23

Related Post: 5 Great Pencils, Picked by a Fanatic

Show Your Love for the Orange and Black Tribe

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The Harley-Davidson Book A beautiful, photo-rich, historical compendium on all things Harley-Davidson, the legendary American company that shaped the world of motorcycles as its known today.

Buy Now: $65

Related Post: Octane Icon: Harley-Davidson Sportster

A Capable, Party-Ready Bluetooth Speaker

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Libratone ZIPP MINI: The ZIPP MINI has, like, a gazillion features. The most important: crisp, bass-heavy sound.

Buy Now: $249

Related Post: Great iPhone 7 Headphones for Dongle-Haters

Slice Rope, Open Bottles, Turn Heads

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Kershaw Pub Knife: Now that’s an unconventional blade.

Buy Now: $17

Related Post: The 25 Best Craft Breweries in America

Search and State PJ-1 Packable Expedition Jacket

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From the Gear Patrol Store: The PJ-1 is a Hooded Packable Expedition Jacket. The idea to build this garment came from weeks on the Search Brigade and the need for the ultimate packable performance jacket for riding and exploring (that can also be worn off the bike in causal conditions). The P1-J is multi-purpose and performs in all environments, with rich styling details and technical features.

Learn More: Here

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Great Products, Great Prices


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How to save on some Nike shoes, Master & Dynamic headphones and Merrell hiking shoes.

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