The mightiest debuts and most sought-after upgrades of the last year.

By Devin Pangaro – July 13, 2022

At GovX, there’s no red-carpet end-of-year awards show. You won’t find any weepy acceptance speeches or glitzy caviar-fueled after-parties. The only runway we’re interested in sure as hell doesn’t come with a red carpet, and our definition of getting dressed up usually involves a tactical vest.

With that said, it seems only right to look back at the top gear releases from 2022 and let ‘em get a little piece of the glory before we officially turn the page to 2023.

LUMINOX - Men's 46mm Master Carbon Seal No One Left Behind Watch

We’ll save you the suspense, this limited-run, wrist warrior is still available to GovX members for the time being. An elite wearable in every which way, we’re honestly surprised there’s still a small quantity of stock left. As covered previously on this very blog, the latest and greatest from the Master Carbon SEAL 3800 series supplements tactical brilliance with the sacred creed of the United States Armed Forces. Taking notes from the special operators that inspired the line, this amphibious entry raises the standard in durability, engineering, and luminescence for late-night missions.

YETI - Roadie 48 Wheeled Hard Cooler

A beast whether you’re out there on the open water or tailgating your way to a pre-game victory, the aptly named Roadie strides to become your new favorite cooler by holding 40+ cans at a time or keeping your latest catch on ice. Supremely durable and built to avoid sliding while you’re in transit, the fully armored YETI further serves its purpose by holding ice for days on end. Wheel it around in complete confidence, adventurers.

VOLCOM – Odyssey Goggles

No longer restricted to those who specialize in grinding rails and playing countless hours of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater, Volcom is a brand that’s branched out to become a major favorite of cold weather athletes. Case in point, the Odyssey Goggles. Ready to shred some major mountains, these’ll earn some style points along the way. 100% UV protected with anti-fog and anti-scratch capabilities; this triple-layered face foam essential utilizes a magnetic lens changing system for simple swap-outs when the conditions change.

GARMIN - Forerunner® 255S Music Watch

Personally speaking, most athletic pursuits are heavily assisted by the addition of music. I mean, could you imagine a Rocky montage set to anything other than Survivor’s “Eye of the Tiger”? Combining a seamless Spotify integration for offline playback with all the tracking features familiar with Garmin’s lineup of advanced wristwear, the 2555 Music Watch couldn’t be better suited for all your runs, lifts, and climbs. With over 30+ built-in activities at the ready, you’ve got no excuse not to strap on your Garmin, sync up your soundtrack, and get started.

GRID – Humvee Wallet

The chosen vehicle of early 00’s multi-platinum rappers, NBA All-Stars, and the US military, it was only a matter of time before the Humvee was immortalized in wallet form. This EDC essential features a topographic design that pays homage to the vehicular powerhouse’s reputation for going anywhere with ease. Slimmed down and able to hold up to 12 cards at a time, the RFID-blocking feature neutralizes the possibility of wireless theft before it can happen.

CROCS – Black Bistro Clog

Clock another hit for Crocs. Initially designed for America’s culinary heroes, this pair has also been equally embraced by medical professionals for its lightweight, and comfortable support. Slip-resistant and shockingly thick, these clogs continue to sleekly embed themselves into the regular rotations of healthcare workers everywhere.

American security products - PS1208EZ Hand Gun Vault

Owning a firearm comes with a massive amount of responsibility. That’s a given. Part of that revolves around safely securing your piece when it’s not in use. The PS1208EZ Hand Gun Vault comes up big as the preferred choice for professionally storing your heat until you’re ready to deploy it. California DOJ-approved, and constructed with a protective, high-density pluck foam lined interior, this keeper of side arms features a mechanical simplex lock for maximum security.

BORN PRIMITIVE – Men's Sentry Full Zip Hoodie

Every man should have their very own go-to hoodie. Emerging from their savage line-up of exceptional athleticwear, the Sentry stands alone as an everyday layer during the cold weather season and post-workout activity schedule. Designed by outdoor expert Aron Snyder, this field juggernaut features a full-zip opening, handy thumbholes, and a face mask built into the hood for when things get frigid.

KERSHAW KNIVES – Moonsault Butterfly Knife

There’s very few things as impressively cool as flipping out your butterfly knife for dramatic effect. Balanced and sporting a spear point blade, the Moonsault more than meets the standards necessary to become your personal companion whenever you leave the house. Forged from pure American steel, this knife parallels the Lucha, a Kershaw classic and comes complete with symmetrical curved handles for a comfortable hold.

THOROGOOD – Men's 6" 1957 Series Flyway Waterproof Boots

A newcomer to GovX, but nothing short of an American institution since 1890s, Thorogood made their highly anticipated debut on the site just last year. Further illustrating that members appreciate quality when it comes to what they put on their feet, the full-grain leather additions quietly and quickly lead the way as a certified must-have for hunters, anglers, and anyone who appreciates a quality boot. This six inch specialist delivers slip-resistance excellence directly out of the box, and comes equipped with a removable ultimate shock absorption footbed. Get the edge you need, when it’s game on.


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