By Chris Wright
on 3.29.13
swing-tip-gear-patrol SwingTip
Why the hell are you hooking left every time you pick up a five iron? Where before you’d have to listen to your buddy’s pretentious rant about what his personal coach told him, with the SwingTip (which clips onto your club securely and sends real-time feedback to your smartphone) you can analyze your swing shape, pinpoint issues and review tips for improvement. $130
arcteryx-covert-case-gear-patrol Arc’teryx Covert Case
This sleek new luggage doubles as both a duffle and a backpack. Available in 40L, 50L and 70L for weekend, long weekend, and “I-have-to-get-out-of-here” trips. $179-$229 ()
letters-from-everest-george-lowe-gear-patrol Letters from Everest: A First-hand Account from the Epic First Ascent
Sixty years after the first ascent of Mount Everest, this unique book of letters celebrates, in a very personal way, this most majestic of mountains. With exclusive access to the private archives of pioneering New Zealand climber George Lowe, the book is a welcome tribute to an unsung hero. amazon.com
gerber-zip-tools-gear-patrol Gerber Zip Tools
These might be our favorite EDC items yet. The small tools — blade, hex heads, screwdriver heads, and light/bottle opener — are meant to attach to jacket zippers to be handy when you need them. $12 ()
the-wedge-tent-gear-patrol Heimplanet The Wedge Inflatable Tent
No need to deal with poles. Simply inflate. The two-person tent might not the best rugged solution, but unlike a traditional tent, setting it up won’t result in temper tantrums, spasms of rage and delayed apologies to a ruffled better half. $575 ()
lenovo-thinkcentre-edge-62z-gear-patrol Lenovo ThinkCentre Edge 62z
The extra-angular design purportedly fits a 18.5-inch all-in-one into a third of the space of a 20-inch display, all while carrying up to a Core i3 processor and a DVD burner. shopap.lenovo.com