By Ben Bowers
on 3.21.14
Sony-Morpheus-Gear-Patrol Sony Project Morpheus Virtual Reality Headset
The technology promises of the ’80s may finally be fulfilled. Sony has unveiled a virtual reality solution for the Playstation 4 codenamed Project Morpheus. Currently, the prototype features a 1080p LCD offering a less-than-stellar 90-degree viewing field and requires a wired USB and HDMI connection to work. Specs are probably far from final though, given that Sony’s already revealed it won’t hit shelves anytime this year. So don’t go trashing your Kanye shades just yet. sony.com
Helle-Knife-Gear-patrol Helle Doka Knife
Helle of Norway has been forging and grinding knives by hand since 1932. Their newest addition — and their first ever folding knife — is the Dokka, a beautiful cutter with triple laminated stainless steel and a hand carved and sanded curly birch handle. helle.no
Cayman-GTS-Gear-Patrol 2015 Porsche Boxster GTS and Cayman GTS
The newly announced GTS duo is based on its Boxster S and Cayman S siblings. The Boxster GTS benefits from a boosted 3.4-liter flat six capable of 330 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque that increases to 340 hp and 280 lb-ft in its Cayman counterpart. That translates to 0-60 in 4.4 and 4.3 seconds, respectively. porsche.com
Baracuta-Gear-Patrol Baracuta G9-STA 3XDRY
Spring is officially here (in theory), and with it comes a sailing-inspired jacket from Baracuta. Their adaptation of the classic G9 design is available in three water-repellent combinations of bold, contrasting colors, with a practical inner pocket for maps and other “vital” sailing items. $552
Autodromo-Prototipo-Nero-Gear-Patrol Autodromo Prototipo Nero
Ever imagine your name was Giuseppe Balboni and you lived in a flat in Lucca and you drove a 1973 Alfa Romeo GTV (painted rosso corsa) between your two jobs as a test driver and the brains behind a jewelry heisting ring known only as “le pantere mezzanotte”? Yeah, we do too. At least the new Nero colorway of Autodromo’s Prototipo chronograph helps us pretend. $625
Ghurka-Norwalk-Gear-Patrol Ghurka Norwalk Collection
Call Muffy, Vickers and Chip; Ghurka’s new Norwalk Collection has arrived, and it’s magnificent. It’s made of tough herringbone twill, walnut leather and lined with canvas to exude classic Ghurka. The backpack and Cargo II duffel are top on our list. $185+

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