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Today in Gear: March 25, 2015

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What to pack for the adventure of a lifetime

Essentials for a South African Winter Safari

Traveling too much of Africa is intimidating. Years of headlines, let alone the complications of getting there, are foreboding enough. But South Africa has come to establish itself as a gateway to the larger continent for travelers around the world. When packing for a South African safari, versatility is key; here's everything you'll need.

Essentials for your next 18

Kit: A Gentleman’s Golf Outing

So you have a “light draw” and you mark a 3 putt each nine. Who doesn’t? Given the onslaught of R&D golf has seen in the last few decades, with the right gear you can still keep your handicap at respectable levels.

Quickly as Charged

Bushnell PowerSync

Bushnell is a brand synonymous with high quality outdoor optics, but when it comes to solar power the brand has been noticeably quiet. But all that may soon change as the company widens its focus (if you will) with their new line of PowerSync portable charging devices debuting next January. The lineup includes solar chargers...

Keep your eye on the prize

Bushnell 10×42 Legend HD Ultra Binoculars

Bushnell boasts that if their award-winning waterproof 0x42 Legend HD Ultra Binoculars ($217) aren’t the best damn bino’s you ever used in your life, the company will happily refund every dime you spent. No questions asked. Do they have any right to be so cocky? Absolutely. The set’s ED Prime Extra-Low dispersion glass and Ultra...

Why Choose?

Bushnell Hybrid Laser GPS

It’s a debate that may never have a winner: range-finder or GPS? We’ve even weighed in with our own thoughts. Now, Bushnell is eliminating the burden of deciding, by merging both technologies with their new Hybrid Laser GPS ($500).

Laser-Focused on Honoring our Soldiers

Bushnell Tour V2 Laser Rangefinder Patriot Pack

We’ve touted the benefits of golf rangefinders in the past (Bushnell’s included) and we’re not planning to change our tune at this juncture. Quite the opposite, actually, as Bushnell is upping the ante by offering their award-winning Tour V2 Rangefinder in a special edition package supporting the families of fallen and wounded soldiers through the...

Up Close & Personal

Bushnell Spectator Permafocus Binoculars

When it comes to focusing, no piece of gear you purchase is faster and perceptively more accurate than your own two eyes. Of course, unless that product is permanently in focus. Bushnell has utilized that exact maxim with the development of their Permafocus binoculars. A line of binoculars specifically geared for nature observation and sporting...

Bringing Precision To Your Game

Bushnell Pro 1600 Range Finder

There’s little secret of my love for range finders. Gear Patrol has tested several. I stand firm on my conviction that range finders are as essential to your golf game as your clubs. Each year ushers in better models and Bushnell, the leader in range finder technology, is at it once again with the Pro 1600....

... And Then There Was High Definition Light

Bushnell HD Torch Flashlight

In terms of flashlights, the only recent revolutions that come to mind are the movement from traditional bulbs to power efficient LEDs. Otherwise, the size + rugged + power = success formula has been the general modus operandi. Bushnell is set to change all that with the Bushnell HD Torch Flashlight.

Rangefinder or GPS. Which Golf Tool Fits Your Game?

Bushnell GPS vs Rangefinder

Gear Patrol pitted Bushnell's Yardage Pro GPS against their Tour V2 Rangefinder. Which side of the line do you stand?

Ski Conditions? I Got Your Ski Conditions. 7 Days Worth Of 'Em.

Bushnell Ski FX 7 Day Weather Forecaster

With global warming eroding the once consistent weather forecasts of Old Man Winter, how’s a man to know what to expect on the slopes? Choose the wrong day and the most action you’ll get a forlorn cup of hot cocoa in the lodge. Enter the Ski FX from Bushnell. With wireless delivery of your 7-day...

Bushnell BackTrack

21st Century Breadcrumbs The BackTrack is required directional gear for outdoorsmen and parking-lot goers alike. Let’s face it. Some people are directionally challenged. Hell, one of the guys here can’t even make it to the golf course, even with a navigation system (Eric: I resent that.). So you can imagine the relief when Bushnell agreed...

Bushnell Tour V2 Laser Rangefinder

What are the essential flaws in your golf game? Do you swing your 8 iron when you should be breaking out a three wood? Do you swear by your five iron when you should be choking down on your gap wedge? I certainly hope not. If so, then perhaps you should be looking into a...

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