By Nick Caruso
on 6.12.13
Beltcraft-Custom-Belts-Gear-Patrol BeltCraft Custom Belts
Tell NYC-based BeltCraft your specifications online — choose colors, finishes, stitching, width, cut — and they’ll make you a custom pants lashing, right here in the USA. Name and post your belt design to their website and you’ll earn $2 for every person who buys it, as well as $2 for a different charity each month. A bespoke Karma mine. beltcraft.com
Cafe-du-Cycliste-Apparel-Gear-Patrol Café du Cycliste Apparel
This line of cycling apparel is très français. Based in Nice along the French Riviera, Café du Cycliste has lines for men and women, for pro types and for the (slightly) more casual rider. Retro touches on fabrics like Merino wool and anti-odor weaves combine to make these polos, shorts, and compression garments rather chic, no? cafeducycliste.com
2014-Toyota-Corrolla-Gear-Patrol 2014 Toyota Corolla
Toyota’s latest entry in the continuing battle of world’s best selling car sports far more pep than their previous snoozer of a compact sedan. More angular and aggressive, and with more space, a CVT, two available power trains and a low 2,900-pound weight, this Corolla is relatively impressive all around — especially in the MPG department. toyota.com
DIY-Pizza-Pie-Gear-Patrol DIY Pizza Pie
Mark Bello’s Pizza a Casa pizza school teaches the art of pie perfection, but now anyone can access his tutelage via a new iOS app. Videos, photos and guides teach how to make sauces, throw dough and stock a pantry with the right ingredients. Just add chianti. $5
Hlemmur-Square-Upscale-Hostel-Gear-Patrol Hlemmur Square
Let’s say you’re in Iceland and have recently suffered your own personal economic crisis, but your taste for suitable quarters hasn’t diminished. Check in to Hlemmur Square, a new Reykjavik property that combines hostel and luxury hotel accommodations under one roof. Colorful and comfortable, the five-storey building has a restaurant, live music in the lobby and balconies in the hotel rooms. hlemmursquare.com
NuForce-Mobile-Music-Pump-Gear-Patrol NuForce Mobile Music Pump
This take-with-you headphone amplifier optimizes your portable media device’s audio output with either over-ear or in-ear cans. 20 – 20 kHz frequency response ain’t bad for the price of a nice dinner with your better half. $59

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