By Nick Caruso
on 5.29.13
DSPTCH-Camera-Straps-Gear-Patrol DSPTCH Camera Straps
DSPTCH sling camera straps are made of red or grey military-spec 1- or 1.5-inch webbing; the wrist straps are braided 550 Type III paracord in a variety of colors (our favorite is the camo pattern); swap-able cord connectors are great for quick removal. Add in some new epoxy-coated 316 stainless steel hardware and you’ve got a strap we want. $32
adidas-99-Gram-adiZero-F50-Gear-Patrol adidas 99 Gram adiZero F50 Boot
To clarify for our American friends, this is a “boot” in the same way soccer is “football”. At 99 grams — just 3.5 ounces — these are the lightest of their kind, thanks to materials like polyester mesh, polyurethane and polyamide. The F50 will be available in 2015, so you’ll have to wait to lighten your wallets. adidas.com ()
Braun-Cooltec-Shaver-Gear-Patrol Braun CoolTec Shaver
Time to part with that lily-scented aftershave. Braun’s CoolTec is the first dry electric shaver to feature a built-in, skin-soothing cooling bar. The aluminum cooling bar doesn’t use gel or oil, but is a powered metallic strip that transfers heat from skin, actively reducing irritation. braun.com
Raised-by-Wolves-Skatedecks-Gear-Patrol Raised By Wolves Jungle Book Skateboard Decks
Made in Montreal from Hardrock Canadian Maple, Arran Gregory’s Jungle Book-inspired decks introduce a bit of whimsy to the skate park. Mowgli and his feral friends’ll be shredding the half pipe in style. $70 ()
Vizio-M-Series-Gear-Patrol Vizio M Series Televisions
Until someone develops a high-def TV you can roll up and stick in a corner, these inexpensive models from Vizio are as razor thin as you’ll find. They feature LED brightness, edge-to-edge picture, 3D tech, up to 240-hertz and high dynamic contrast. Sizes from 32 to 80 inches will suit everyone from the urbanite to the mansionite — and so will the iPhone prices. vizio.com
Hardgraft-Carry-on-luggage-Gear-Patrol Hard Graft Carry On Suitcase
A boxy leather suitcase perfect for slipping in the overhead on your next transatlantic voyage, this wool-lined, zippered case is a stunner. You may want to purposely board last just so everyone in First Class gets a glimpse. $906
DirecTV-PGA-Tour-Experience DIRECTV PGA Tour Experience
DirecTV’s new split screen channel is dedicated entirely to Woods/Garcia feuds enhanced coverage of PGA Tour events. The Mix Channel will feature a long drive analysis, a tournament competition data channel, a CBS network feed and a channel that will follow specific players around the course. directv.com
microsoft-trek-to-everest-basecamp Everest: Rivers of Ice
Adding to your list of “why get off the couch when…” factors, this website collaboration between Internet Explorer and climber David Breashears puts Everest at your fingertips. Built for IE10, the site allows you to explore expansive maps and images of the region on your touchscreen device; Breashear’s narrative on Everest’s glaciers is told through videos and photos as well as a host of interactive features. All you miss out on is the frostbite. glacierworks.azurewebsites.net

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