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Speedway

Adams Speedline Fast 12 Driver and Fairway Woods

When you hear the words “larger” and “curves” used to to describe something, a golf club isn’t exactly the first thing that springs to mind. At 9% larger than last year’s F11, the 2012 Adams Speedline Fast 12 Driver ($349) was designed with aerodynamics in mind. Featuring their Airfoil technology, the F12 has a few…

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It's G.O.O.D.

Gerber Crucial F.A.S.T. Tool

Last year, the Gerber Crucial Multi-tool was so popular amongst our readers that we featured it not once, but twice. Revamped and updated, Gerber introduces the new and improved Crucial F.A.S.T. ($59) for 2011. The F.A.S.T. (Forward Action Spring Technology) blade features a combo edge blade and fires open with a snap like your standard…

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Seriously, go the f**k to sleep

Go the F**k to Sleep

Bleary-eyed and desperately tired, after countless bedtime stories, 1,765 sheep, seemingly gallons of warm milk, and teddy bears, trying to put the little one to sleep is an exercise in frustration and patience. When the former runs high and the latter runs thin, it’s time to pour yourself a double, grab the headphones and unwind…

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Top Grain

Grain Surfboards

Instead of riding a disposable foam board you’re likely to toss after a few seasons, switch back to wood and ride a hand-crafted board built to last a lifetime. Using just one-third of the wood required for traditional boards, Grain Surfboards are predominantly made from Northern White Cedar wrapped around a mahogany frame. Super light…

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The Darkness, Everybody

Gerber Mini Covert Automatic

When it comes to your every day carry, the choices for the ideal pocketknife are endless. However, if you’re looking an EDC with a sleek all-black tactical edge, consider the Gerber Mini Covert Automatic ($125). Featuring a black lightweight hard anodized aluminum handle and a S30V partially serrated stainless steel blade, the Mini Covert is…

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Timekeeping: Seiko Velatura Kinetic Direct Drive

When it comes to Seiko, most of us have fond memories of the quartz watches we wore back in our high school — long before moving onto more expensive and complicated timepieces. Before making such a jump, we often start at more modest beginnings and as evident by their inclusion in our guide, Seiko is…

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Chrono duality

Timekeeping: IWC Portofino Dual Time

If you’re jet setting type, bombing the Alps one day and escaping Alcatraz the next, timekeeping can become an especially taxing chore while traversing across time zones. Designed specifically for these situations, IWC has created the Portofino Dual Time ($17,600). The timepiece features an all-new 64710 calibre movement with 72-hour power reserve, double-sided AR coated…

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High Bred Hybrid

Adams IDEA Tech V3 Hybrid

Hitting the perfect pin high 3-iron over water is the type of shot we wish we could execute with any sort of regularity. More often than not, the result is hitting ours thin or simply off-center. Consistency is something we all covet and thankfully it’s easier to achieve with a switch to hybrids. Ranked the…

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Dynamic Duo

Boston Acoustics TVee Model 25

Tired of that tiny, distorted and generally otherwise underwhelming sound emanating from your stock TV speakers, but hate the thought of wiring up surround sound? Go for a sound bar. The newly updated Boston Acoutics TVee Model 25 ($350) provides an enveloping audio experience without the fuss at an affordable price. Consisting of only a…

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Hawk, line and sinker

Callaway Razr Hawk Driver

If the idea of unsheathing a lean, mean Storm Trooper inspired machine isn’t quite your style, allow Callaway to give you a taste of the dark side with their latest Razr Hawk Driver ($399). Lighter and stronger than titanium, forged composite is the hallmark technology behind this club, allowing giving engineers maximum control over wall…

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Biom Playa

Ecco Biom Golf Shoe

Riding on the heels of success of the Golf Street Premier, Ecco recently introduced their new line of golf shoes, the Ecco BIOM Golf Shoe ($225) featuring technology based on their natural motion philosophy, which centers around natural body movement. The result is a low-profile shoe with support where you need it and a welcome…

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This Kayano is gellin'

Asics Gel Kayano 17

Now in its 17th rendition, Asics’ iconic Gel Kayano has shaped up to be the best yet. The Gel Kayano 17 ($140) now features a full-length Guidance Line that promotes gait efficiency and responsiveness while reducing weight. Additional improvements include dual density cushioning, ComforDry sockliner and anatomical Asymmetrical Lacing Design that follows the foots natural…

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Get goosed

Canada Goose Chateau Parka

With record snows hitting many parts of the country, there’s no better time to suit up and face the harsh elements in a heavy-duty winter parka. From our cold weather experts up North, Canada Goose is a well-known name when it comes to keep you warm in extreme weather. Designed as much for hitting the…

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For length's sake

Callaway Diablo Octane Driver

A man’s quest for increasing his length, drive length that is, is a long and never-ending struggle. Fortunately for golfers, Callaway understands the pain and alongside Lamborghini (a company that knows a thing or two about dynamics) the two firms’ R&D teams have been hard at work to develop a worthy successor to last year’s…

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Proof of a higher proof

Tasting Notes: Buffalo Trace Antique Collection

When the temperature drops there’s nothing quite like a little liquid fire to keep you warm. If ruckus is your beverage of choice, there’s no better time to hit your local shop and pick yourself up a bottle from the limited release of Buffalo Trace’s Antique Collection. We spent some time reviewing enjoying the much-anticipated,…

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Blaze a trail

Planet Bike Blaze and Superflash Bike Light

Whether you’re commuting or heading out for a night ride, sharing the road is a difficult task when you aren’t visible. Built for just these occasions, Planet Bike’s Blaze 1-Watt Headlight and Superflash Taillight ($60) combo will not only illuminate your path ahead, but help keep you highly visible as well. The Blaze 1-Watt Headlight…

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Hard Working Roadie

Specialized BG S-Works Road Shoe

Weighing in at a mere 235g (for 1/2 pair size 42), the completely redesigned Specialized BG S-Works Road Shoe ($350) has become a favorite amongst pro riders searching for the best in comfort, fit, and efficiency. So, what better way to check in on the fervor than don a pair ourselves?

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Solid Wood Performance

Denon AH-D5000 Reference Headphones

The sealed-back Denon AH-D5000 headphones have been long known for their performance with a signature warm, lush mid-range and fantastic bass. The real mahogany wood-back ear cups are rare in the metal/plastic laden world of headphones (though we’ve seen some great alternatives exist). It’s a headphone befitting of the 100-year old Japanese audio company and…

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Reservoir Bags

Hydrapak Morro

To help you keep properly hydrated, the Hydrapak Morro ($108) is part of Hydrapak’s top of the line Pro Series and host to numerous features which embody their dedication to design.

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Agile Warmth

Mammut Brisk

For every job, there’s the right tool. When it comes to outerwear, there’s always an ideal jacket to suit your conditions. As the name would suggest, the Mammut Brisk ($179) is designed to keep you active while and warm. Constructed from lightweight Gore Windstopper, the Mammut Brisk provides a barrier against wind while remaining breathable,…

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Out of the Box Drinking

Black Box Wines

When it comes to boxed wine, there’s been a few changes in the industry. No longer are boxed wines relegated to stolen sips from mom’s box of Franzia in the fridge. Once a sure sign of swag, boxed wine is now on the rise and signs point to a permanent place amongst the bottled masses….

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Innovative Improvement

Clicgear Pushcart 3.0

Walking, that’s the way the golf is meant to be played. Not all of us are die-hard luggers though, and the constant weight of your golf gear can be a real pain. Not to mention, shoulder strain can lead to bad shots. Last year we introduced to you the Clicgear Pushcart 2.0. From a company…

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Boa Nonconstrictor

FootJoy Icon | Boa Lacing System

Recognized as the #1 shoe in golf, FootJoy has been a long-time industry leader in terms of performance and comfort. With the recent departure of the tremendously popular FootJoy Classic and the introduction of their new flagship model, the FootJoy ICON undoubtedly has some pretty big shoes to fill.

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We Like the Way You Season

Susie Q’s Red Label Santa Maria Valley Seasoning

Instead of the customary salt & pepper, amp up your steaks, burgers, veggies, fish (my preferred protein of choice: salmon) with Susie Q’s Brand Red Label Santa Maria Valley Style Seasoning ($6). Comprised of a blend of salt, cracked black pepper, parsley, and garlic without any fake flavor enhancers like MSG, it amps up flavor…

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All Wound Up and Somewhere To Go

Wolf Designs Viceroy 2.7 Module Watch Winders (50% off!)

Wolf Designs is generously offering Gear Patrol readers 50% off any non-sale item over $50 including the Viceroy 2.7 Module Watch Winder. Enter promo code: PATROL50 at checkout. Expires July 20. Wearing the HM3 Frog as your everyday beater isn’t a luxury many of us can afford to have. So when presented with the option,…

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Evolved Light

Nistor and Nistor Evolutive Design Lamps

From across the Atlantic, the Nistor and Nistor Evolutive Design Collection of lamps are more than just objects that produce light and look great. They’re a perfect addition of simple elegance and style that instantly breathes life into the darkness known as your man cave. Inspired by the idea of being able to interact, shape,…

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Your Weapon Against Fur

Furminator Deshedding Tool

Gear Patrol’s most docile four-legged assistant is a prolific shedder. You can’t stop the shed, you can only hope to contain it. You can’t hide from it either. The fur shows up whether you’re wearing white or black, not to mention the twice-yearly fur-bomb shed. Time for some gear. With the addition of the FURminator…

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Soldier Of A Bag

J.Fold Trooper Bag

Made with heavy-duty coated cotton canvas and vegetable tanned leather, the J.Fold Trooper Bag ($219) is a classic Soviet Era military styled bag best suited for a Gorbachev-approved weekend getaway to Sochi

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Lighter. Safer. Greener

Essilor Airwear

Buying a new pair of glasses is a tedious task. You spend hours trying to find a frame, more hours finding the proper lenses prescription, then have to live with your decision for the following year(s). Most of us don’t want to deal with the process after selecting the right frame much less pay attention…

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Pack Your iPad + Everything Else

Incase iPad Travel Kit Plus

By now, you’ve read our Top 10 Reasons to Love or Hate the iPad. If you’ve come away siding with the former rather than the latter, chances are you might be reading this from your iPad this very moment. With summer fast approaching, you’re going to want to take that magical and revolutionary device with…