By Nick Caruso
on 5.7.13
Halda-Watches-Gear-Patrol Halda Watches
Halda’s interchangeable concept watches feature base “time platforms” and multiple “time modules” in a horological version of Face Off. Mechanical and digital modules for both the “Race Pilot” and the “Space Discovery” mean you can tailor your look and your timekeeping features to your environment. haldasweden.com
Kreg-Tool-Automaxx-System-Gear-Patrol Kreg Tool Automaxx Bench Klamp System
This Bench Klamp System automatically adjusts for every change in material thickness with just a squeeze of its padded handles. It also gives you the freedom to work on every square inch of your workbench — not just the edges (like lesser craftsmen). $50
Black-Diamond-Vector-Gear-Patrol Black Diamond Vector Climbing Helmet
At only 231 grams (half a pound), the Vector is a high-powered lightweight. Think Vern Troyer meets the Hulk. Six vents keep your scalp cool, and headlamp clips are built in. Here’s hoping you won’t have to use it. $99 ()
Sleepy-Jones-Gear-Patrol Sleepy Jones Clothing
Andy Spade (of Jack Spade fame) is back for more with his latest project, Sleepy Jones, a stylish collection of basics, underwear, tees, socks and more. Wistful patterns and small details make up the oeuvre here, and small details (like the coin pocket on the boxers) are real gems. $36 ()
Aecraft-Macbook-Air-Sleeve-Gear-Patrol Aecraft Ultra-Slim MacBook Air 13-inch Sleeve
The problem with Apple’s Macbook Air is that it’s so gorgeously, impossibly thin that it’ll fit anywhere — but if you just throw it in any old bag bag its brushed finish will be marred in no time flat. This Merino wool and leather sleeve features a magnetic closure for slim, secure storage of your gossamer gadget. ~$79
Smoke-and-Pickles-Gear-Patrol Smoke and Pickles: Recipes and Stories from a New Southern Kitchen
Edward Lee, owner of the Beard Award-nominated restaurant 610 Magnolia in Louisville, Kentucky, combines his Korean heritage and Southern upbringing for 130 recipes and bits of narrative that make this book both a kitchen tool and a good read. $19