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Today’s Gear

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Indian® Chief Dark Horse®

Among Indian’s mightiest motorcycles is the Chief Dark Horse®, a mean-looking cruiser that sounds evil. It draws style inspiration from Indian’s iconic ’40s designs; namely, the asymmetric fins and downward dual-pipe exhausts. The 111-horsepower Thunder Stroke V-Twin powers down highways with ease — and with its loud, throaty engine and blacked-out details, the bike demands attention wherever it goes.

Opinel x TOPO Designs Pocketknife

Opinel’s century-old claim to fame, the No. 8 folding knife, given a modern uplift courtesy of TOPO Designs, the cult leader of Colorado outdoors culture. In addition to the blonde wood handle’s striking red stripe, the titanium-coated stainless steel blade is exceptionally durable, and the knife comes with a TOPO Designs sheath.

Leica M 246 Jim Marshall Edition

Jim Marshall, a renowned American photographer known for his coverage of rock ‘n’ roll in the ’60s and ’70s, is one of Leica’s most beloved brand trumpeters. In honor of Marshall’s legacy and life-long Leica loyalty, Leica is producing an extremely exclusive batch of golden-brass Leica M 246s. The exquisite camera comes with a Leica SUMMILUX-M 50mm f/1.4 ASPH lens, leather shoulder strap, a portrait of Thelonius Monk signed by Marshall and a coffee table book containing Marshall’s never-before-seen photos from jazz festivals in the ’60s. Only 50 cameras will be sold.

The Ball and Buck x Randolph Angler

Based on classic pilot sunglasses, the Anglers are designed with the fisherman in mind. The bayonet temples sit steady on the ears, and the polarized lenses make them ideal for outdoor activities. They’re also great for the city, and the antique brass finish and square frame give them a dash of ’70s swagger. – Grant Tillery, Editorial Intern

Brooklyn Slate Co. Quarry Mug

“Over half a billion years in the making,” says Brooklyn Slate Co., and they’re not entirely wrong: the 12-ounce clay mug is glazed with speckles of crushed black slate from a quarry in upstate New York. It looks great and lasts forever, just like their famous slate cutting boards.

Sandusa Beach Bean Bag

Part bean bag, part beach towel, totally waterproof. Another one of those forehead-slapping, wish-I-thought-of-that products.

Gear Patrol Magazine: Issue Four

From the Gear Patrol Store: It’s easy to forget the perks of home until you leave it. We know because we’ve put in the miles, dogsledding through Sweden’s frozen Norrland to test down parkas and borrowing million-dollar Porsche supercars to hot lap the Nürburgring. And that was just in issue three. That’s why, for our fourth and latest issue of Gear Patrol magazine, we decided to stay local — at least by our standards — and bring some much-needed attention to our own backyard, a.k.a. America.

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