Olive drab green — or simply “olive green” as it was called when it was first introduced — was the color used for the utility uniforms of all branches of U.S. armed forces from 1952 until 1989. As a result, this hue has become intrinsically tied to military personnel and use. So, when gearmakers are looking to bestow a product with a rugged, military-inspired vibe, an OD green colorway is an obvious and natural choice. To demonstrate this point, we’ve looked high and low on Amazon, scouring the depths of the online retail giant to compile this OD green-themed spread for this month’s edition of the best gear on Amazon.
Magpul DAKA Bifold Wallet
The Magpul DAKA Bifold is a minimalistic EDC wallet that features a chemical-resistant and non-hygroscopic, reinforced polymer fabric construction that has been pieced together using RF welding. The use of rounded corners also makes pocket entry and exiting remarkably smooth and easy. This wallet is also offered in a trio of additional military-themed color options, as well.
Timex Expedition Acadia Watch
A rugged yet affordable outdoor-focused timepiece, the Timex Expedition Acadia Watch is constructed around a 39mm resin case that houses a quartz movement. Water-resistant down to 164’, this watch also boasts Indiglo backlight tech, scratch-resistant mineral glass, and a battery life of up to ten years. This particular version of the watch also comes paired with a nylon and rubber strap.
Olight I5T Plus Flashlight
Weighing only 3.14oz, Olight’s 5T Plus is an ultra-pocketable EDC flashlight that packs a 285’ throw and an output of up to 550 lumens. IPX8-rated, this model also features an aluminum housing with a pebble-pattern grip finish and a tail switch operation. Powered by two AA batteries, the I5T Plus also offers up to 54 hours of burn time on a single charge.
Morakniv Boron Steel Camping Axe
Backed by a lifetime warranty, Morakniv’s Boron Steel Camping Axe is a compact yet utilitarian piece of kit that’s crafted from ultra-durable yet lightweight materials. Sold with a leather sheath, the axe boasts a black epoxy-coated Boron steel head with a 4.5” blade that’s mated to a reinforced plastic handle.
Pelican Ruck R60 Case
Measuring 11.1” L x 6.9” D x 3.9” H, the Pelican Ruck R60 Case is an absolutely bulletproof gear and tech storage box that’s fully waterproof, crushproof, and dustproof. The case is constructed around an ABS and polycarbonate shell that’s fortified via a thermoplastic rubber o-ring seal, an integrated dual-pivot ABS latch, and a rubberized exoskeleton with TPU bumpers. This case also features an automatic pressure valve and a flexible lid organizer with a MOLLE-style loop system with Velcro straps.
SOG-TAC XR Knife
The SOG-TAC XR is an affordable yet immensely capable everyday carry flipper knife that tips the scales at just 5.3oz. Measuring 8.0” overall, the SOG-TAC XR sports a G-10 handle with an XR lock that’s mated to a 3.39” black titanium nitride-coated clip point blade which is composed of cryogenically heat-treated D2 tool steel. At less than $100, this knife also offers an incredible value, too.
Ray-Ban New Wayfarer Sunglasses
Ray-Ban has been producing its Wayfarer sunglasses since 1956, and while more than six decades have passed since that time, these iconic shades have yet to fall out of style. This modern take on the design features a plastic frame that houses a set of 55mm non-polarized crystal G-15 lenses with a UV protective coating. Alongside the all OD green version seen here, these sunglasses are also offered in 20 additional color options.
Pelican MPB25 Backpack
Part of Pelican’s Mobile Protect product line, the MPB25 backpack is an incredibly hardwearing bag that’s been engineered to stand up to just about anything nature can throw at it. Offering 25 liters of storage space, the MPB25 boasts a DWR-coated 1,000-denier nylon shell, ballistic nylon-coated, compression-molded EVA impact zones, dedicated laptop and tablet sleeves, EVA shoulder straps, and locking, water-resistant PU-coated YKK zippers with rubber-coated pulls. This bag also comes backed by Pelican’s lifetime guarantee.
Master & Dynamic MH40 Over-Ear Headphones
Master & Dynamic’s MH40 is a state-of-the-art pair of wireless over-ear headphones that offer incredibly clear and crisp audio thanks to the use of custom 40mm neodymium drivers and dual integrated beamforming noise reduction microphones. Constructed around an anodized aluminum frame, the MH40 also features memory foam ear pads trimmed in lambskin leather, Bluetooth 5.0 tech with a 100’ range, and a battery that offers up to 18 hours of music playback and can receive 9 additional hours after only 30 minutes of charging.
Leica Q2 Reporter Edition Digital Camera
Dating back to 1869, Leica unequivocally stands as one of the most elite camera manufacturers on the planet, with an ever-evolving range of professional-grade equipment — such as the German firm’s Q2 Digital Camera. First unveiled in late 2021, the Reporter Edition of the Q2 retains the regular model’s 47-megapixel full-frame sensors, integrated zoom functions, and locking elements, however, its body has been wrapped in a woven kevlar “body armor.”
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