Today in Gear: July 25, 2014

Dainese-Manis-Back-Protector-Gear-Patrol Manis Back Protector
Found in parts of Africa and Asia, the manis is a mammal with large scales all over its body. Dainese’s new protector imitates the look of this armadillo-like creature. Comprised of overlapping plates that enhance movement, comfort and fit, this protective armor is the result of 33 years of development and field testing. Allowing the wearer to twist and bend forward and laterally, this (along with a helmet) could save a biker’s life. $210
Flint-and-Tinder-Box-of-American-Awesome-Gear-Patrol Box of American Awesome
Buy some underwear, support the troops. Flint and Tinder’s box of awesome is filled with two pairs of military-inspired premium underwear (you choose the style). Pay a little more, and you can also get a t-shirt and socks. And for less than a sandwich, an identical box can be sent to a service-man. It’s cheap, it’s for a good cause and everything is American made. $10
Oliberte-GYMANO-bag-Gear-Patrol Oliberté’s GYMANO bag
Sling this overnight bag over your shoulder and you’ll look right off the set of an action flick. This premium leather travel companion comes in a variety of colors and rugged looks, has 24-inch carrying handles, two front pockets and an adjustable shoulder strap. $300
Oakley-Silver-F-Gear-Patrol The Oakley Silver F
These are the industry giant’s first foldable sunglasses. Using the new polymer material “NanOMatter”, these are 50 percent lighter than other shades. They don’t fold at the nose, so the lenses and optics aren’t ever distorted. Out in August, they’re available in seven colors, polarized or non-polarized. $160+
Malin-&-Goetz-Dog-Shampoo-Gear-Patrol Malin & Goetz Dog Shampoo
The same high-end apothecary brand that you use now has something for your best bud. Using natural botanicals synthesized with hydrating amino acids, your dog won’t be able to stay dirty no matter how many mud bathes he takes. $28
Fixel-app-gear-patrol Fixel
You know how magazines get criticized for editing their photos? Now, without Photoshop, you can do the same. This new app will help crop out photobombers from your pictures. It’s quick, clean and free. Free
Meg-TV-Gear-Patrol-LEAD A Millionaire’s Guide to Mega TVs
The home entertainment arms race has evolved to include factors like pixel counts, connectivity and even screen shape. But the importance of size…that will never change. Meet the TV heavyweights of 2014 that redefine big. Read this story
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