By Ben Bowers
on 2.21.14
Assos-Short-Gear-Patrol Assos S7 Bib Shorts
The best cycling shorts in the world get even better with the introduction of Assos’s new S7 range, which goes from the sensible Neopro all the way up to the insane, $520 Campionissimo. Regardless of which model you choose, the high price tag will be entirely worth it 70 miles into a century ride. $199+
Razor-Sharpener-Gear-Patrol RazorPit Men’s Razor Blade Sharpener
Save money and your face. The dead simple tool quickly removes “shaving grime” and sharpens your blade at the same time, making your grooming habits a nick in the budget instead of a gash. $24 ()
Lint-Brush-Gear-Patrol Natural Rubber Lint Brush
These rubber strips leverage static charges to snag hair, lint and dust to keep you looking crispy. It may not be quite as fast as a tape massage — but this will never run out. $49 ()
Beck-Gear-Patrol Morning Phase by Beck
It’s been six years since Beck released an album in the typical sense — but the wait wasn’t in vain. His twelfth full-length album is strongly linked to his sobering yet brilliant work on Sea Change and returns to an acoustic base, supported frequently by the string compositions of his dad, David Richard Campbell. Preview the entire record courtesy of NPR here. Amazon: $10 iTunes: $10
Boast-Sweater-Gear-Patrol Boast V-Neck Waffle Tipped Sweater
Borg rocked Fila, but Boast’s V-Neck waffle tipped sweater is a good as proxy as any. it’s made in Arequipo, Peru — a.k.a the White City — from 85 percent baby alpaca and 15 percent wool.$168 ()
Maserati-Book-Gear-Patrol Maserati: A Century of History
Maserati is a brand most of the world has heard of, but very few actually know its long and impressive history. This book commemorates a century of the Trident brand, including extensive coverage of both road and racing vehicles. Cars such as the legendary A6 1500 all the way to the modern day Ghibli show up in the 320 beautiful automotive pages. And who would’ve thought Maserati made speedboats? $59
Olli-Salami-Gear-Patrol Olli Salame Sets
Virginia-based Olli Salumeria makes their slow-cured meats based on a 160-year-old recipe handed down through four generations. All of their delicately cured varieties are made from pork raised on family-owned sustainable farms, and, best of all, it can be mailed right to your door. $35+ ()