By Nick Milanes
on 7.8.14
filson-dry-duffel-gear-patrol Filson Dry Duffle
According to Filson, this roll-top duffel — a slick number with smooth, black vinyl coating– is “ideal for transporting gear by pickup or boat.” So it’s clearly the perfect bag to store your wetsuit and scuba gear so that you can infiltrate a drug lab a la Goldfinger (with or without the plastic duck). But if espionage doesn’t strike your fancy, we’re sure it’ll suit whatever does. $160
jordan-flight-flex-gear-patrol Jordan Flightflex Men’s Training Shoes
Stability is key with training shoes. These kicks cut out the extravagant flare common among training shoes in favor of a streamlined design that ensures safe and effective exercise: lightweight materials, comfortable heels, arch support and reinforced outsoles. $100
bittermilk-mixers-gear-patrol Bittermilk Cocktail Mixers
Who says pre-made mixers are for the weak? Well, all right — more than a few people. But here’s the exception to the rule: Bittermilk’s quartet of handcrafted cocktail mixers — Smoked Honey Whiskey Sour, Tom Collins with Elderflowers and Hops, and Bourbon Barrel Aged Old Fashioned, and Old Fashioned Rouge — proves that mixers can amount to much more than the contents of some juice boxes and cheap hooch. Bittermilk.com
R-Kaid-R-Gear-Patrol Love Hulten R-Kaid-R
Games are in a bit of a lull right now. So embrace the old with Love Hulten’s R-Kaid-R — a handcrafted gaming machine that one could easily mistake for a cigar box. You can quit storing your old NES in the garage out of sentimentality; this little box can support games from the days of the Atari 2600 to the Playstation 1, plus the Game Boy and Game Boy Advance. Leave it on your table as a nostalgic conversation starter, or connect it to your TV via HDMI and pretend you’re eight years old again. ~$3,400
DEWALT-DCS551D2-Tool-Kit-Gear-Patrol Dewalt 20V Max Lithium Ion Cordless Drywall Cut-Out Tool Kit
Whether you’re remodeling or preparing for hurricane season, new tools are a necessity. Dewalt’s Cordless Drywall Cut-Out Tool Kit boasts a formidable 26,000 rpm motor, making renovations easy and fortifications a relief. Its LED light further eases any potential anxieties — and since the cutter is dust-sealed, the purchase is as secure as well-placed shutters. $195
Bill-Bryson-One-Summer-Book-Gear-Patrol One Summer: America, 1927 by Bill Bryson
This summer marks the return of Bill Bryson, just in time to curb whatever temptation you may have had to pick up a trashy paperback. Focusing on key happenings in the summer of 1927 — such as Lindbergh’s transatlantic flight, the Great Mississippi Flood, and the advent of talking motion pictures — Bryson gives some much-needed perspective in today’s world. Turns out it always moved quickly.$14
Electric-Motorcycles-Gear-Patrol-Lead Positively Charged: 7 Best Electric Motorcycles of 2014
We’ve yet to reach an age of fuel-free cars. One GP writer claims that motorcycles are a readier fit for battery-powered clean energy. Here are seven bikes that don’t hog fuel. Read The Story
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