By Nick Caruso
on 11.4.13
Land-Rover-Range-Rover-Autobiography-Black-Gear-Patrol Land Rover Range Rover Autobiography Black
It’s been 20 years since Land Rover’s offered a long wheelbase Range Rover, and with 6 inches more legroom than standard and a 17° (rather than the regular 8°) rear seat recline angle — they’re available as a bench or buckets — this is a solid comeback. Chauffeur lifestyle options like electric window shades, a panoramic sunroof and a remote-controlled forward-sliding front passenger seat round out the deal. jaguarlandrover.com
UGG-Noxon-Boot-Gear-Patrol UGG Noxon Boot
These ain’t your girlfriend’s fuzzy boots. Moc-toed and waterproofed, the Noxon is lined with Merino wool for comfort and warmth. Its Vibram sole is made to tackle the concrete jungle, and with a colorway called “Grizzly”, you know it means business. $250
Everyday-Carry-Kit-2 Kaufmann Mercantile EDC 2
Each item in KM’s second Everday Carry Kit collection is available individually, but you’ll feel a lot more like Batman if you’ve got all the pieces in one place. A steel carabiner holds the whole lot together: a perforated folding knife, brass compass, small pen, flashlight, magnesium firestarter and a quick release brass keyring. $219
Lexus-RC-Coupe-Gear-Patrol Lexus RC Coupe
Quite obviously gunning for top honors in the sport sedan segment, Lexus has been no-holds-barred with releases lately, and the folks at this month’s Tokyo Motor Show will get a taste of their newest contender, based on their LF-CC concept from one year ago: the RC Coupe. RC 350 models will be motivated by a 3.5-liter V6; the slightly less beefy RC 300h gets a 200-horsepower hybrid powertrain. The best news is that both variants run power through the rear wheels. The worst news is you’ll have to wait a while until they’re in dealerships. Worrrrrth it. lexus.com
Tacprogear-TM15-Searchlight-Gear-Patrol Tacprogear TM15 Nitecore Searchlight
When you cram 3 powerful LEDs blasting a total of 2,450 lumens into a package just over 6 inches long, you run the risk of folks getting into lightsaber duels. Just us? Again? Fine. It’s just as well — the beam on this mighty tyke shoots light over 360 meters, and swords that long are unwieldy at best. It’s waterproof and fully submersible to 2 meters, so you can perform midnight storm rescues and scare fish with ease. $374
Need-Supply-Co.-x-Gitman-Vintage-Shirting-Gear-Patrol Need Supply Co. x Gitman Vintage Shirting
Even the most muted of these seven exclusive shirt styles from Gitman Vintage and Need Supply Co. are the definition of bold. Designs include tie-dye, small polka dots patterns and animal prints (not animal spots — actual animals) and include rounded pockets and rear hem and a tailored button-down fit. $180
Hodinkee-Sunglasses-Gear-Patrol Hodinkee x Autodromo Stelvio Limited Edition Sunglasses
Meant to invoke ’60s European style and vintage chronographs, each pair of these frames — named after a glorious Alpine driving road — is handmade of ultra-high-grade acetate and then tumbled and polished for two weeks to achieve a pristine shine. There are only 50 pairs up for grabs, each with a classy leather carrying pouch and enough panache to last a lifetime. $349