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Seamingly Ordinary

Breakthroughs: Micro-Welded Seams

Around the time when Samurai warriors last used metal armor in battle during the Satsuma Rebellion of 1877, an entrepreneurial Norwegian fisherman named Helly Juell Hansen was busy creating another form of armor — oilskin jackets, trousers, sou’westers and tarpaulins to protect sailors from the cold and wet. Developed at first using coarse linen soaked…

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The fabric of active lives

Breakdown: Gore-Tex Active Shell

Outdoor activity is unpleasant when: A). you are wet; B). your pack is too heavy; or C) when you are not wearing and Outdoor Research Axiom Jacket with Gore-Tex Active Shell (which, conveniently, solves all of these problems). Gore-Tex –- a name that needs no introduction — recently unveiled the latest advancement in its long…

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The Anti-Shoe

MBT Shuguli GTX

We know you’ve seen the commercials for toning sneakers on TV. Seriously, what guy isn’t a fan of the Reebok ads? Perhaps you’ve considered buying a pair for your girlfriend. Perhaps you’ve considered buying yourself a pair. No matter what your inclination may be, leave it up to Gear Patrol to find out what they’re…