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Today in Gear: August 29, 2014

LG-G-Watch-R-Gear-Patrol LG G Watch R
Sorry Huey Lewis, it actually isn’t that hip to be square, at least if LG’s new G Watch R is any indicator. Foregoing the nerdy square look of the old G Watch, the new R version boasts a fully round 1.3-inch OLED display that uses 100 percent of the watch’s face. Though it does a convincing analogue impression, the G Watch R runs Android Wear, is powered by a 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 processor and offers 4GB of storage. lg.com
Altoair-Gear-Patrol Bairro Alto AltoAir
There are seemingly infinite ways to make a cup of coffee, but many seem to prefer the pour-over method. While this yields a damn fine cup of coffee, occasionally the filter paper will stick to the walls of the brewer and block up. Bairro Alto’s minimalist AltoAir eliminates walls. Besides looking cool, the flow rate of your coffee remains unrestricted. ~$58
Bell-Super-2R-Helmet-Gear-Patrol Bell Super 2R
Expanding on their successful Super model, Bell Helmets has just announced the Super 2R for trail and downhill mountain bikers. Essentially two helmets in one, the 2R features a removable protective chin bar that transforms the Super from an open face helmet for climbs, to a closed-face design perfect for fast, downhill descents. $200
Nike-Court-by-Fragment-Gear-Patrol Nike Court by Fragment
With all eyes on the U.S. Open, sportswear and apparel brands have been focusing on the future with wearable tech. Nike, on the other hand, has looked to the past to create their new collection with help from Fragment Design. It features old-school tennis jackets, a polo and two styles of tennis shoes (including the wonderfully brash Court Air Tech Challenge II). $90+
Brunton-All-Day-GoPro-Battery-Gear-Patrol Brunton All Day GoPro Battery
If you’re the type to spend your weekends making wicked-sweet videos of your outdoor excursions, you no doubt have a GoPro, so make sure to get a proper battery for it. The Brunton All Day Battery for the GoPro Hero3+ can supply up to four times the specified run time of your GoPro and is even weatherproof. It also doubles as a power supply for charging your smartphone, providing up to two and a half charges. $50
Grooming-Lounge-Super-Powder-Gear-Patrol Grooming Lounge Super Powder
Gentlemen, have you ever have that “not so fresh feeling”? Thankfully there’s a talcum powder for that. Grooming Lounge’s own Super Powder is made to absorb sweat and block odor, saving you from the tyranny of nasty privates, pits, feet and back. $16
Best-Dehydrated-Meals-Gear-Patrol-Lead-Full- Backcounty Cuisine: 5 Best Dehydrated Meals
Dehydrated meals are the camping food industry’s apex predator. They’re lightweight, simple to make and sold at every outdoor retailer; all that’s required is hot water. But history’s taught us that convenience and quality usually have inverse relationships. We tasted five of the industry’s top brands to see whether an easy, delicious fireside meal was a marketing ploy or a reality. Read This Story
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