By Nick Caruso
on 5.13.13
J-L-Lawson-M-II-Gear-Patrol J. L. Lawson & Co. M II Key Shackle
The free keychain you got from your bank is no longer acceptable for daily carry. Upgrade to a this key shackle/bottle opener combo and never look back. Its oiled and waxed machined steel should last you a lifetime, and as a bonus it lightly resembles a medieval torture device. $42
Sony-Xperia-Zr-Gear-Patrol Sony Xperia ZR Waterproof Smartphone
Texting while diving is way better than texting while driving. Sony’s new Xperia smartphone is completely waterproof, so you can shoot HD video and take pictures in the deep blue with the 13MP camera. And sext with mermaids. xperia.com
Best-Made-Co-Toolbox-Gear-Patrol Best Made Co. Front Loading Toolbox
Unloading the top tray of your toolbox and sifting through your neatly organized utensils to get that hammer is a pain in the ass. Or rather it would be a pain, if you didn’t have an innovative, handmade, front-access toolbox at your disposal. $89
Geneva-Model-S-Wireless-Gear-Patrol Geneva Sound System Model S Wireless Music Dock
This little guy packs some heat. Great sound: two 3-inch drivers, two amplifiers, two bass ports, an FM receiver and a sneaky digital clock that shines through the face. Great look: three lacquered colors (we prefer hot rod red) and a brushed metal stand; backlit, touch-sensitive controls on top. $300
The-Glenlivet-Alpha-Gear-Patrol The Glenlivet Alpha
What exactly is Alpha? No tasting notes and nary a detail of any kind have been revealed. Glenlivet wants consumers to discover for themselves what makes this stuff so unique — a mystery we’re happy to take on. $150
Briggs-and-Riley-Torq-Collection Briggs & Riley Torq Luggage
A grand study in design-meets-function, these polycarbonate hardshells have a wide, no-tilt wheelbase, outside-mounted handles for a flat packing floor inside and a lifetime guarantee. Multiple sizes for different situations and high-tech looks should impress the jet-lagged ladies at the carousel. $479+
Sena-Samsung-Galaxy-S4-Gear-Patrol Sena Galaxy S4 Leather Cases
If having the latest and greatest Samsung smartphone isn’t showy enough, or if you’re concerned about marring your new gadget, it’s time for a case. But don’t go for chintzy plastic — pick up classy leather with sporty flairs like contrast stitching and racing stripe-inspired design elements. $30+
Lamborghini-Egoista-Concept-Gear-Patrol Lamborghini Egoista Concept
Inspired by the Apache helicopter, the one-seat Egoista is aptly named — as if simply owning a Lambo wouldn’t get to your head. Carbon fiber use is extensive, and the cockpit canopy can be taken off for further insanity weight savings. Not that a 600-horsepower V10 would have any trouble with a few extra pounds. lamborghini.com