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What’s New, Now
Sun Bum Signature SPF 50 Sunscreen
This premium, mineral-based sunscreen features a high-performance zinc formula that offers broad-spectrum protection against UVA and UVB rays, and it’s water-resistant for up to 80 minutes. Moreover, your hands will remain decidedly un-slippery, and your eyes sting-free — and it’s all made in the USA. Both the Hawaiian Water Patrol North Shore Lifeguard Association and the Eastern Surfing Association consider Sun Bum their official sunscreen, which is about as good an endorsement as yo’ll find. Enter promo code GEARPATROL for 20% before the offer expires on July 21.
La Colombe Coffee Vault
La Colombe’s Coffee Vault exists somewhere between a k-cup and a 34-ounce jug of Folgers. Each vault (a sealed can) holds just enough pre-ground premium roasted beans for a pot of coffee. The pressure from the container preserves the grounds, extending their shelf life and ensuring a fresh cup. It’s for those who don’t want to deal with scoops and measurements but still enjoy the process of brewing at home.
OtterBox Elevation 64 Growler
The brand known for rugged phone cases is producing a growler simply constructed from copper-lined stainless steel and vacuum sealed to keep cold things cold and warm things warm. No fancy gimmicks or bright colors, either.
Satechi Aluminum Type-C to HDMI 4K Adapter
New tech upgrades means new ports. New ports mean new dongles. It’s an annoying inevitability of the tech product cycle. For those coping with the introduction and slow takeover of USB-C, Satechi’s brushed aluminum adapter is a sleek replacement for whatever you’re currently using to mirror your laptop to an external monitor.
Olivina Soy Wax Candles
Soy wax candles burn longer and cleaner than other wax alternatives (sorry, bees). Olivina’s have the added benefit of cocktail-inspired aromas, like bourbon and ginger beer, that waft throughout the room of your choosing, well past 5 o’clock.
Herb & Lou’s Infused Cocktail Cubes
Making a cocktail often involves a lot of ingredients. Herb & Lou’s Infused Ice Cubes pares it down to just two: a frozen pre-made mixer — cucumber and watermelon with clover honey and thyme, for example — and as big a splash of your favorite spirit as you’d like.
Ezra Arthur Cash Fold
From the Gear Patrol Store: A better money clip: Our cash fold wallet will help you carry a good amount of cash while staying slim and comfortable in your pocket. There are no metal parts, so it won’t cut through your clothes like most conventional money clips. Easily holds up to 30 bills and pairs very well with our No. 2 Card Wallet for everyday carry.
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