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Good morning and happy Tuesday. Hopefully you 4th of July revelers have recovered from your Freedom hangover and are ready to tackle the short workweek. Regardless, it’s summertime in this hemisphere, and that means outdoor fun is on the docket for one and all. Read up and prepare yourself to keep the summer going full swing with our guides, how-to’s, reviews and more aimed squarely at conquering the sunny months. After that, here’s what’s good in gear: a Macbook-ready magnetic cable adapter retrofit, a duffel that’ll out-adventure you, custom Converse Chucks and much more.

And here are some fresh stories to start the day.

Apollo Polo by Ministry of Supply

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In 2012, three MIT grads came together to form Ministry of Supply. Their goal was to upend the menswear industry with a new kind of sweat-stain-resistant, moisture-wicking and breathable performance dress shirt — utilizing NASA technology to regulate body temperature. Their flagship Apollo series is the realization of this goal. Recently, they introduced another addition to the Apollo line, the Apollo Polo — and it has all the high-performance, game-changing features of their original dress shirt.

BreakSafe Magnetic Cable by Griffin

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With the introduction of USB-C ports on the new MacBooks, Apple has done away with arguably the best design feature from previous generations: its MagSafe charging cable. No worry, klutzes, since Griffin has come out with a small adapter that’ll keep you powered up and disaster free.

At Auction: 1981 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ43 Copperstate Overland Edition

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This completely restored, pristine Toyota FJ is, in a word, remarkable — from its olive paint and brown leather to its upgraded engine, new rollcage, killer interior mods and beyond. Whoever is lucky enough to win this auction will be the absolute style champ on their next overlanding expedition.

Dyneema Duffel Bag by Hyperlite Mountain Gear

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This 140-liter, 40-inch bag weighs only two pounds, but it’s more durable than a steel-clad elephant. It’ll carry all your gear, regardless of how abusive the trip may be; it’s designed to fit perfectly on a Paris Expedition Sled with a foot of room to spare. But don’t let that limit you — it’s the right hardcore duffel for any expedition.

Custom Converse Sneakers by NikeID

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You’ve been customizing Nikes online in your spare time, dreaming of being cool enough to quit your job and design sneakers for a living. First off: us too. Second: stick with the online thing in your spare time. Third: thanks to Nike’s acquisition of Converse, you can now get your custom Chuck on if standard white or black isn’t your thing.

EXP-6 Expedition Trailer by Bruder

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This trailer is sealed and airtight, so nothing gets in but what your badass self deems worthy. It’s heated and air-conditioned, with a queen bed, kitchen, full bath, television, pop-up roof and skylight. Its complex suspension is ready to tackle any terrain, and there’s a built-in outer area for entertaining guests (or just yourself) with all manner of food and drink.

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Buy Your Kid Better Books
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EDC Upgrade: A Better Pocket Notebook
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