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OCLU is a new intuitive action camera that makes capturing all your greatest moments easier than ever. Rugged and IPX7 water-resistant right out of the box, it can be outfitted with a dozen different mounts and accessories — including a waterproof case that’s good for down to 50m and a stretchy mount with 360-degree rotation — built to film any sport from any angle. An intuitive interface brings the hardware and software together for seamless usability, with the settings controlled through the OCLU app on your phone. The integration allows content to easily be viewed, edited and shared straight from smartphones. You can also quickly toggle from different modes to capture the action however is best, from video, loop record, time-lapse, photo, burst, multi-photo, and even motion record. With an aerodynamic design and state-of-the-art processors to capture experiences in stunning detail, you will want to make sure to pack an OCLU before your next adventure.

Buy Now: $299

New & Noteworthy Releases

Jump on This Affordable Restocked Retro Watch Before It Sells Out

With its period-correct woven steel bracelet, day-date movement and dual-color 12-hour bezel, the Q Timex celebrates the quartz era.

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This Gorgeous Camping Trailer Will Make You Feel Like You’re on a Yacht

This Bowlus Road Chief trailer will make you feel like you're cruising the California coastline, cool as a smooth Seventies rock star.

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This New Automatic GMT Watch Is Less Than $700

A handsome, automatic GMT watch with a matching steel bracelet, 100m of water resistance and two dial options? Sign us up.

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Four Years in the Making, This Minimalist Pen Is the First of Its Kind

Four years in the making, Grovemade's first pen is everything but disposable.

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This Custom BMW Cafe Racer Proves Some Motorcycles Are Truly Timeless

Seeking to zip from coffee shop to coffee shop and look great doing it? This 1981 BMW R100 is the perfect bike for you.

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These Look Like Your Favorite Leather Boots, But They’re Made in Japan

With a Horween leather upper, Japanese brass hardware and a Vibram sole.

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Like Cast Iron? This Pro Skillet Is Lighter, Easier to Season and More Durable

Lighter, more durable and more non-stick than cast-iron skillets, these iron pans are totally unique.

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This Retro-Styled Chronograph Watch Features an Uncommon Movement

The new Alpina Startimer Pilot Heritage Monopusher Chronograph features a movement from La Joux-Perret and handsome vintage looks.

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Yeti’s New Bags Aren’t for Hardcore Outdoorsmen

Yeti's built a reputation amongst the most hardcore outdoorsman with its ulta-rugged products. Its newest release isn't for them though.

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This Wireless Speaker Is a High-End Alternative to Sonos or Apple’s HomePod

It's a powered Wi-Fi speaker that supports AirPlay 2, Spotify Connect and Bluetooth.

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Fresh Deals


Polk Audio Command Bar
Save $100: Polk Audio’s Command Bar is one of the best entry-level soundbars available, and it’s on sale right now. The normally $300 soundbar (which comes with a wireless subwoofer) is $100 off if you shop at either Best Buy or Amazon. Part of its allure, other than improving your TV’s sound, is that Command Bar has built-in Amazon Alexa — similar to the Sonos Beam. This means you can use your voice to do things like raise or lower the TV volume, play music from Spotify or Pandora or control the smart home devices in the rest of your house, should you have any. Additionally, you can integrate the Polk CommandBar into an Alexa Multiroom Group if you own other Amazon Echo devices. Just say “Alexa, play music everywhere,” and all your Echo devices and the Command bar will play in unison.
— Tucker Bowe

Buy Now: $300 $200 (Amazon)


Hickey Freeman Suits
Save $945: Founded in 1899 by Jacob Freeman and Jeremiah Hickey, Hickey Freeman specializes in high-quality American-made suiting. With a garment factory in Rochester, New York, the brand produces a range of ready-made suits and also offers a made-to-measure program. Its classic two-button suit features a notch collar, two flap welt pocket, a chest welt pocket and two back vents. The matching trousers feature a flat front, two front slant pocket and back besom pockets. Normally priced up to $1,595, it’s now 59 percent off and costs just $650 — that’s a steal for an American-made suit of this quality. — John Zientek

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Adidas Ultraboost 19
Save $55: The feel-good Adidas Ultraboost is normally $180 but thanks to a late summer sale, you can spend just $125 on a brand new pair. These best-selling sneakers are responsive, soft and fast — you can’t go wrong with a Boost purchase. Here at Gear Patrol, we’re big fans of Adidas’s Boost foam – especially for running but also for wearing at the gym. But if you’re already covered for fitness footwear, Sneakersnstuff’s sale includes plenty of hard-to-find lifestyle sneakers that’ll satiate your inner hypebeast. For example, Nike’s outdoor-inspired ACG React Terra Globe is 20 percent off in various colorways. Head over to Sneakersnstuff to see all the discounted shoes (you’ll have to scroll to see all the options). — Tanner Bowden

Buy Now: $180 $125


Sony WH-1000XM3 Noise-Canceling Headphones
Save $150: Right now, eBay is selling refurbished Sony WH-1000XM3 noise-canceling headphones for under $200. That’s a pretty terrific deal considering these are arguably the best noise-canceling headphones you can buy, and new models typically cost around $350.

If you’ve been wanting to purchase some really great noise-canceling headphones, which are right up there with the Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 ($399) and the Bose QuietComfort 35 II, then you should jump on this eBay deal. — Tucker Bowe

Buy Now: $349 $199

Today on Gear Patrol

How to Re-Wax a Canvas Jacket the Right Way

If you're lucky enough to own one, you need to know how to re-wax it properly — instead of just buying a new one.

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Does the New Land Rover Defender Live Up to the Hype?

In this episode we discuss the new Land Rover Defender, rundown the 5 biggest takeaways from this week's Apple Event and test out the new Polaroid Lab phone pic printer.

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This Is the Best Headlamp You Can Buy Right Now

Our Editor's Pick for the headlamp you can buy right now is the Black Diamond Spot Headlamp.

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Lamborghini’s First One-Off Customer Car May Be an Homage to the Iconic Countach

A loyal Lamborghini customer is forking over around $4.4 million to whip up his own bespoke supercar based on the Aventador.

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These Vintage Watches’ Dual-Branded Dials Would Be Unthinkable Today

A Rolex or Omega watch with your company's logo on the dial? It was a common practice in the past and makes for collectors' favorites now.

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2020 Lexus GX 460 Review: The Other Leather-Lined Land Cruiser, Improved

Lexus's middleweight SUV may seem like a suburban mall-crawler, but it's actually based on the stunningly capable Land Cruiser Prado—and it gains added off-road powers for 2020.

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The 25 Best Backpacks for Everyday Use

Great backpacks for every budget and lifestyle.

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Test, Learn and Shop at the Stocked Product Marketplace in NYC

On Day Two of Stocked, there will be even more opportunities to learn more about products and shop them IRL — and after 12 PM, it's completely open to the public.

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Reader Survey: What Gear Have You Tested Out Lately?

We want to know what products our readers have used recently. Like it, love it or hate it, we want your input on the gear you've been testing out lately.

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These Are the 8 Cars We Can’t Wait to Drive

Plus 2020 Porsche Taycan, the 2021 Ford Bronco and the 2020 Audi RS 6 Avant could be parked in your garage sooner than you think.

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Discover the Gear That Inspires Chris Burkard at Stocked 2019

We’re excited to announce that adventure photographer and documentarian Chris Burkard will be headlining day one of Gear Patrol’s upcoming event, Stocked.

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