July’s Best GovX Reviews

July’s Best GovX Reviews

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I LOVE this watch!! I own a lot of watches and this one is by far my favorite. I had the gunmetal/violet already so when I saw this on the site I had to get one, I just got the watercolor Acetate and I am in love, I might get the tortoise as well.

WANT IT? GET IT HERE: Nixon - The Time Teller Acetate Watch

Best bang for your buck.

After going to all the local bike shops around town, taking bikes for test rides, and doing some homework on a good entry level/intermediate bike - this is by far the best bang for your buck. Retailers are asking for 250+ more for this bike. The components are outstanding, DB support is great, and the overall quality of the bike is superb. Highly recommended!

WANT IT? GET IT HERE: Diamondback - Men's Axis Comp Bike

Works on motorcycles too!

Bought one of these so I could mount my iPhone 6 in it's Fre case on my beach cruiser bicycle. Worked so well I bought a second one to swap on one of my other bicycles. Regardless of the bumps, my phone stayed in place on the mount allowing me to track my route with my PearSports monitor as well as play tunes using a bluetooth speaker. Pulled it off the bike one day and mounted it on my Harley which allowed me to plug into my stereo and stream Pandora during my ride. With the Fre, short showers and dust isn't a worry and the phone is more secure than any other handlebar phone mount I've used to date! Well worth it.

WANT IT? GET IT HERE: LifeProof - LifeActiv Bike Mount with Quickmount

This wicked knife comes sharp.

Right out of the box, this little fella has a laser sharp edge. The knife feels very solid and has a great natural holding grip. The handle cover, with the skull on it, can be removed to carry a skeleton version of the knife, which still feels well balanced. The blade seems to be made well, and well worth the discounted price GovX offers.


Awesome cup, can't wait for a bigger one.

I live in a humid climate and to have a glass that doesn't sweat is a lifesaver all by itself. Since it does that by keeping your drinks cold for a long time, it's win-win. Ordered a few more. Only beef is that 16 oz is actually kind of small. I would love to buy the 24 oz version!

WANT IT? GET IT HERE: Hydro Flask - 16oz True Pint - Insulated Beer Pint


These things are great! I can leave my phone in one spot while I go anywhere in the gym and still have great music. The sound quality is great and the battery life hasn’t been an issue. They don’t budge in my ears for anything.

WANT IT? GET IT HERE: Beats by Dr. Dre - Powerbeats 2 Wireless In Ear Headphones

Nice thick, heavy wool blanket for winter.

The wife and I love a lot of blanket weight on us when we sleep. Wool blankets like this one fit the bill perfectly. They keep us nice and snug but aren't clammy since they breathe somewhat. Nothing better on a cold winter night. The blanket is on our queen size bed due to the fact our pets like to sleep in between us and queen size blankets are not wide enough to keep us covered when they do. This is a great bargain as well since these sell for $550.00 on other sites.

WANT IT? GET IT HERE: Woolrich - Hudson's Bay Wool 8 Point Blanket

Great med pouch!

Bought this about a month ago and instantly filled it with EMS supplies. Normally kept inside my 5.11 12 Hour Rush backpack for EDC but can also be attached any MOLLE loop with no other items needed. Plenty of room on the inside with two zip pockets. Very well built.

WANT IT? GET IT HERE: 5.11 Tactical - 6.6 Med Pouch

Minimalist shoe.

If you like a minimalist shoe, this might be for you. Seem decently made. If you pronate, you may wear them out quickly. If you just want a comfortable minimal weight, thin-soled shoe, then try them out.

WANT IT? GET IT HERE: 5.11 Tactical - Recon Trainer

Excellent glasses.

I have a fairly skinny face and these glasses don’t make me look like some crazy bug. They are light weight and VERY comfortable to wear. They don’t slip, bounce or fog up when I run. They are fantastic for cloudy or overcast days. Overall, a great pair of glasses.

WANT IT? GET IT HERE: 5.11 Tactical - Burner Half Frame

The EDC Backpack I've been waiting for.

I'm impressed by this bag more and more everyday. Almost every time I use it (which is everyday), I discover why a certain feature was designed one way vs another and each time, it amazes me how well thought out this backpack is. Impressive. There are two major drawbacksI see. The slots on the inside of the top panel flap of the main compartment appear to be designed to hold mags. However, when you slide mags into them, they slip out every time and end up at the bottom of the pack. A sub-optimal outcome. The work-around for this is to use the concealed MOLLE for a mag holster or to pony up for the Tactigami holsters and put them inside the main compartment. Both of these are doable, but annoying when the bag has pockets for this type of gear already built in. I solved it by using the MOLLE to carry my EDC holster, so it worked out ok, but I really would like to carry a third mag in that top slot. The other major drawback is the lack of a stand-off air vent mesh assembly on the backpanel. I knew this going in, but here in the Northern VA area where the summers are sticky and humid, having an Ospreylike stand-off air vent would be huge. Everything else is fantastically designed. I can't believe how many things they thought of and how perfectly they sized the bag. Highly recommended.


GREAT product, will buy again.

I have gone through 1.5 pair of 5.11 Shear sunglasses, but it has taken me 5+ years to do so. My first pair fell victim to a bad super glue job when the nose piece and temple insert came loose, and I got some glue on the lens. My second pair have had NO issues with the nose piece and temples, and are still going strong after 2+ years. I have paid full price for these glasses, now GovX is offering a nice discount for future purchases! PLEASE don't discontinue this line!

WANT IT? GET IT HERE: 5.11 Tactical - Shear Polarized

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