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Today in Gear: Friday Gear Edition

Today in Gear is our daily roundup of all the latest product announcements, drops and news from Gear Patrol Studios.

today in gear june 10 2022 man riding bike down a dirt hill wearing abus crash detection helmet

Meta has tabled its latest smartwatch operations, though recent reports claim the piece would have done much more than simply repackage the Apple Watch. Notably, Meta’s smartwatch included two cameras. The first, sat right below the watch’s primary display, most likely so users could participate in video calls. However the second was placed on the back of the watch’s face, against the user’s wrist, where it disrupted the device’s “electromyography” functions. Electromyography is a system that can render digital commands from nerve signals in the user’s wrist. Meta still plans to harness this system to create cutting-edge controllers to complement its upcoming VR headsets, but we’ll have to wait to see how this system can empower a smartwatch. Today we’re looking at new helmets, eco-friendly hammocks, and recycled frisbees. This is Today in Gear.

Today in Gear is our daily roundup of all the latest product announcements, drops and news from Gear Patrol Studios. Send your most pressing product questions to tig@gearpatrol.com.

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Welcome to the CoolLife.
mens coollife sun shield windbreaker

Forget SPF – it’s time to start thinking about UPF. For those unfamiliar with Ultraviolet Protection Factor, LifeLabs’ new CoolLife Sun Shield Windbreaker will save you a ton of R&D. Equipped with 50+ UPF protection and the world’s first infrared-transparent fabric, this cooling windbreaker will keep your body safer – and cooler – all summer long. Plus, the jacket comes equipped with a “sun tent” hood to help you max out your sun protection, and lend a new meaning to “summer chilling”.


Hammock for One?
ocean una 1 person hammock tent

Tentsile’s new Ocean UNA one-person hammock tent is the world’s first tree tent to harness a fabric made entirely from reclaimed ocean plastic. Each lightweight tent weighs in at just 5.1 lbs and is made from 128 recycled plastic bottles taken from the Western Pacific Ocean. The tent offers ample underfloor storage, internal mesh pockets, and a double layered floor so users can slip in a sleeping pad. So if you’re looking for a comfortable, eco-friendly hammock tent; look no further than the Ocean UNA.


For Those Who Really Want to Leave No Trace.
onesource rechargeable cordless vacuum

Coleman recently launched the OneSource; a rechargeable, cordless vacuum. While the device gives a whole new meaning to Leave No Trace, it’s also a great hack for quickly cleaning the corners of your tent, camper or car on your next camping trip. IPX4 water-resistant, this compact vacuum boasts a 40-minute run time between charges, and can even be used to charge your own devices.


These New Helmets Come with Crash Detection.
abus quin system crash detection

Thanks to Abus, mountain bikers can hit the trail with a little more peace of mind. The brand recently released a line of helmets embedded with a proprietary crash detection technology; the QUIN Chip System. If a user crashes while wearing the helmet, the chip will detect the crash, and notify emergency personnel of the user’s location. The rechargeable chip also tracks movement pattern data and offers customizable settings users can tailor from their smart phone.


Say Hello to The Ultimate Frisbee.
adsum recycled frisbee with an illustration of a dog holding a shoe in it's mouth

Full disclosure, this frisbee is better geared for lightweight recreation, but that doesn’t mean it won’t become the ultimate addition to your next park hang. Released by Adsum, this polymer disc frisbee is made from consumer recycled plastic. It features a reflective green graphic and speckled off-white pattern that is sure to dazzle as it shoots through the sky.


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