By Nick Caruso
on 12.30.13
Garrett-Leight-Sunglasses-Gear-Patrol Garrett Leight Eyewear
Born in Southern California to parents of optical royalty (they founded Oliver Peoples), Garrett Leight’s upbringing certainly influenced his design aesthetic and passion for vintage eyewear. His store, opened on his home turf of Venice, CA in 2009, features an assortment of contemporary and modern designs, vintage frames and an on-site optician to make sure you both look good and can look good (err… well). garrettleight.com
Booq-Nerve-Gear-Patrol Booq Boa Nerve Messenger Bag
Booq’s new messenger bag is made to perform. A magnetic strap adjustment system allows wearers/carriers to easily snug things down, and an extra strap makes for extra-comfortable carry. There’s great volume inside and myriad pockets all around for your daily accoutrement — even a pocket that’s designed to fit a U-Lock — while on the back, a pass-through makes quick work of perching the whole thing atop your rolling suitcase. $149
Prospector's-Co.-MINER'S-MUD-SOAP-BAR-Gear-Patrol Prospector Co. Miner’s Mud Soap Bar
Quick ingredient list: Ose-Dudu (hehe) black soap from West Africa, palm kernel oil and activated charcoal. It’s practically a toxin sponge, and the rougher texture will do wonders for clearing and cleaning your skin. $16
Skora-Fit-Training-Shoe-Gear-Patrol Skora Fit Running Shoe
A footful of future, that’s what this is. Skora utilizes 3D printing and a seamless airmesh upper to construct their new zero-drop Fit trainer. There’s 16mm of cushioning and a special arch band for stability; at 8.2 ounces, it’s airy enough to be your new favorite natural runner. skorarunning.com
Card-Sharp-2-Gear-Patrol Cardsharp 2.2
Thinner than a pocket knife and sharp as a scalpel, the Santoprene polypropylene body and stainless steel blade of the newest Cardsharp folding knife convert from “Amex” to “chef tool” in seconds. A Zytel rivet and safety lock keep the body rigid and secure, and the whole knife weighs only 13 grams. So much for the classic expression, “Don’t bring a credit card to a knife fight”. $33
Jack-+-Mulligan-Bags-Gear-Patrol Jack + Mulligan Classic Totes
When you’re toting totables to the beach or wherever, you want to be sure they’re protected in the most stylish way. Right? Waxed canvas keeps the wet out, Italian leather does detail duty and a waterproof camo lining keep everything on trend. The top zips shut and so do two interior pockets. $245