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UN­DER­WA­TER TOUGH

So, now that you’ve got all your equip­ment and you’re PADI-cer­ti­fied for scuba div­ing, what’s next? Well, if you want to doc­u­ment all that shim­mers and glim­mers un­der­wa­ter from the Caribbean to Kona, try out the new TG-Tracker wa­ter­proof video cam­era from Olym­pus.

Fea­tur­ing many of the bells and whis­tles of more ex­pen­sive cameras, the TG-Tracker of­fers wa­ter­proof shoot­ing to 100-foot depths with­out a spe­cial hous­ing, a wide-an­gle frame-of-view (so you can get the en­tire whale in frame), and an LED head­lamp to il­lu­mi­nate that chest of sunken trea­sure.

In ad­di­tion to its shoot­ing chops, the TG-Tracker is packed to the gills with data-track­ing tools that pair with on­board GPS in­clud­ing e.Com­pass. It also sports an ac­celerom­e­ter and baro­met­ric pres­sure, tem­per­a­ture, and wa­ter sen­sors. And if shoot­ing in 4K will be com­pletely wasted on you, it still fea­tures a host of shoot­ing op­tions that more or less mimic a stan­dard GoPro.

Want to use the TG year-round? Well, it’s got those fea­tures, too. It’s freeze-re­sis­tant for your ski va­ca­tion in Gs­taad, and sup­pos­edly shat­ter-re­sis­tant (up to 7 feet) when you crash your moun­tain bike. Though we imagine the lat­ter is on a case-by-case ba­sis. This new Olym­pus is a great, low-cost in­tro­duc­tion to ad­ven­ture film­mak­ing, dry, hot, wet, or cold.— JC

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DOCKTAIL BAR

Per­haps the ul­ti­mate in booze-cruise in­no­va­tion, the Docktail Bar might be the piece of boat gear you never knew you needed. Based on the Rod Holder Mount de­sign de­vel­oped to keep your Magma grills se­curely perched on your boat’s gun­wale, the Docktail Bar is by far the best so­lu­tion for keep­ing your wet bar sta­ble and ac­ces­si­ble out­side your gal­ley. Mea­sur­ing roughly 19 inches by 15 inches, the bar is es­sen­tially a sand­wich of durable King Star­board plas­tic with sev­eral holes milled into the top layer. At the largest size, the holes can ac­com­mo­date 2-liter soda bot­tles, but can also be plugged us­ing Docktail’s in­serts all the way down to snug­gly fit a 12-ounce can.

A turnkey tight­ener makes for easy lev­el­ing, en­sur­ing you a flat, sta­ble sur­face no mat­ter where you mount it. When not in use, the bar folds flat for easy stor­age.— MF

Starts at $153: Visit:

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