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Katie Vaughn

Oakley polarized sunglasses

Sunglass giant Oakley’s Polarized Straight Jacket model combines high-definition optics with plutonite lens material that offers 100 percent ultraviolet, or UV, filtering and impact protection, according to the company.

Polarized sunglasses are popular with outdoors enthusiasts because they reduce the sun’s glare on water and snow. Light reflected from such surfaces typically is horizontally polarized; sunglasses with vertically oriented polarizers help block rays to reduce glare.

The shades, which cost $60, are available in ice blue, as well as black-and-gray and black-and-gold color combinations.

Carhartt cape coat

Carhartt has introduced the Classic Sandstone Cape Coat made from 12-ounce, 100 percent cotton that is micro-sanded and washed for a soft finish.

Features include sherpa lining in the body, nylon-quilted insulation in the sleeves, two front side-entry cargo pockets, a hook-and-loop pocket, and secure inside zipper pocket. The coat is available in sizes from medium to extra-extra large, and in Carhartt brown and moss colors. Visit for more information and a list of stores.

Trailer-hitch cover

Featuring a scene with a bass, plastic trailer-hitch covers are compatible with 1¼-by-1¼-inch trailer hitches, with a foam gasket for improved fit.

Covers, which cost $14.95 each, feature additional designs such as an American flag, Nascar and collegiate sports, and Major League Baseball and National Football League teams.