By Andrew Connor
on 8.13.14
Jaguar-Lightweight-E-Gear-Patrol Jaguar Special Operations Lightweight E-Type
Start selling your stock options: Jaguar’s Hertiage Spec Ops division is building six continuation Lightweight E-Type vehicles using the remaining six chassis from the 1963 “Special GT E-Type” project. The lightweight aluminum chassis will be the basis for each hand-built car, which will be made to the original design standards, including the classic aluminum block straight-six engine (around 300 horsepower). jaguar.com
Blackmagic-URSA-Gear-Patrol Blackmagic URSA
Blackmagic cameras are some of the best digital film cameras around, so of course their new URSA goes above and beyond with incredible features that both amateurs and auteurs can utilize. Besides its 4K sensor, built-in monitor, dual-recording capabilities and massive dynamic range, the URSA is the first 4K camera to allow upgrades such as new sensors, rails and lenses, among others. $5,995+
Kohler-Shower-Gear-Patrol Kohler Moxie
No need to buy one of those chintzy Sharper Image shower radios or fret over wetting your Bluetooth speaker; Kohler Company’s new Moxie shower head integrates a bluetooth speaker into its construction, allowing for sleek design and optimal speaker placement when you’re getting clean. If you’ve exhausted the battery from singing along to Toto, simply pop out the speaker to recharge it. $299
AKG-Y45BT-headphones-Gear-Patrol AKG Y45BT
AKG’s new entrant to the bluetooth headphone market is their Y45BT, which, aside from looking incredibly sleek in black, features a foldable design and volume control right on the ear cup. If you run out of power before you’re done jamming, the Y45BT features a passive mode and standard audio cable so you listen the old-fashioned way. $150
LunarGrand-Long-Wing-Tip-Shoes-Gear-Patrol Cole Haan LunarGrand Long Wingtip
Cole Haan’s new LunarGrand Wingtips feature an oxford leather construction and a rubber outsole, and integrate Lunarlon technology from Nike — a lightweight foam that has found its way into many of Nike’s running and basketball shoes. While it’s doubtful you’ll end up playing a pickup game of hoops in the park, Nike’s proven padding will definitely keep your dogs from barking. $228
Barley-Hops-Craft-Beer-Book-Gear-Patrol Barley & Hops: The Craft Beer Book
The craft brewing movement of the last couple decades or so has resulted in a plethora of different brew types and flavors our Shlitz-drinking forefathers could only dream about. Sylvia Kopp’s beautifully narrated and illustrated book Barely & Hops documents the history of craft brewing all the way up to current innovations, along with other unique beer facts. $50
ferrari-issue-gear-patrol-lead The Ferrari Issue
A prancing black horse against a yellow backdrop: it’s the conspicuous emblem of Ferrari. Sealed permanently into everything from pop culture to motorsport, Ferrari can at times feel overwrought but at its soul it’s still the performance automaker from Maranello that Enzo built. To honor the glory of the brand, we’ve assembled an entire issue of Ferrari, ranging from vintage to modern, V8 to V12, race to hobby. Owning one might be a far-off dream, but it’s certainly a dream worth visiting often. Read This Issue
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