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Be a Better Man in 30 Days | Day 24: Upgrade Your Watch Knowledge

By Brian Huang and Gear Patrol Reader Ty Alley: We at Gear Patrol love watches. There’s no doubt that we have a fascination with timepieces here. While we enjoy talking about and introducing you to all manner of watches, we realize that not everyone understands the terminology involved. Similar to how we introduced you to…

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A Fantastic Headset From A Leader In Earphone Technology

Etymotic hf2 Headset + Earphones

If you’re still searching for that perfect headset for your iPhone, then look no further. The Etymotic hf2 (high fidelity, hands free) Headset + Earphones make for an exceptional pair. Easy-to-use and great sounding, they’re a fantastic way to rid yourself of the uncomfortable, white plastic knobs that Apple likes to call a stereo headset.

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Excuse Me Sir, Is That A Hole In Your Bat?

Reebok Vector O Baseball Bat

With baseball season in full swing, many of us are reminded of our younger, ball-playing days. I often find myself in the baseball section at my local sporting goods store, not actually looking for anything to buy, but just reminiscing about the good ole days. While browsing the aisles, I’ll put my hands on whatever…

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Keeping Your Home Electronics Safe

APC Back-UPS BE750G Battery Backup and Surge Protector

As with most men, we know electronics, or at least we’d like to think we do. Chances are your home electronics roster consists of a computer, gaming system, television, and maybe even an audio system. You need several open outlets to plug everything in, and somewhere down the line you figured a power strip would…

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The World's Most Secure Flash Drive

IronKey Enterprise Flash Drive

The great thing about a flash drives is that they do exactly what we need them to do – transport data quickly and conveniently via small, ultra-portable packages. Throw them on a lanyard, keychain, or just stuff them in your bag or pocket.

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One Benjamin Goes Further Than You Think

10 Best Watches Under $100

A wristwatch is a must have for any man. Quite simply, it completes his wardrobe. I would even venture to say that a man looks naked without one. In fact, it’s probably the only universally acceptable accessory for guys. We understand that most of you are in savings mode and while there are extravagant options…

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Keep What You Nuke, Clean

Progressive Microwave Food Cover

Sometimes it’s the simple things that make life easier. Case in point: The Progressive Microwave Food Cover. To be perfectly honest, I never knew this thing existed until I saw it one day on the shelf at a Bed Bath & Beyond. I had seen other “microwave safe” knockoffs, but nothing of this specific purpose….

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Part shoe, part savings account. Not FDIC insured.

Cole Haan Air Delancey Penny

Penny Loafers are a classic that no man should be without. This versatile shoe goes great with numerous outfits, transitioning seamlessly between the office, the bar, or a weekend getaway. Match them to a suit and you’re ready for the boardroom. Casual Fridays? No problem, just wear them with a pair of khakis. A night…

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Built New York Tough

Manhattan Portage New York Messenger Bag

Once you start seeing enough of something used functionally, you know it’s not a fad. This holds true for the Manhattan Portage New York Messenger Bag. A staple amongst urban men, this messenger is the go-to bag for students, professionals, travelers, and just about everyone else in need of a good, well-built carryall.

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A Gauntlet of Warmth for the Slopes

Mountain Hardwear Red Savina Heated Glove

No matter how many different types of winter gloves I go through, I always have the same problem. They all start out fairly warm to some degree, but then as the day wears on, my fingers start to get colder and colder. I used to think just buying waterproof gloves were enough, but clearly that’s…

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The Kuro of coal.

Sort of Coal – Kuro Cube

After a week’s worth of take-out and deliver foods, your fridge is probably full of leftover chinese, cold pizza, and stale fries. Needless to say, that combination doesn’t smell pleasant. If you think a box of baking soda is all you need to remedy your malodorous condition, think again. Or rather, head to the kitchen,…

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Vittorio J Tie Giveaway Winner!

We’ve chosen a winner for our Vittorio J Tie Giveaway! Congratulations Michael Kim (Seattle, WA)! Expect an email from us shortly with further instructions. Michael chose the Maggie #1402 ($150, pictured above), which we’ve been told by Vitorrio is one of only a few left. Lucky you, sir. Thanks again to all who entered. Be…

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Air-O-Swiss Ultrasonic Digital Humidifier 7135

Alright men, it’s time to buy a humidifier. With no end to the cold in sight, most of us have been running the heat 24/7. Although it feels great to cozy up indoors on these cold winter days, there’s one thing that we often ignore – humidity level. One big side effect of crankin’ up…

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Panerai Luminor Marina 1950 3 Days Automatic

Officine Panerai has really outdone themselves this time. For all those out there still doubting the viability of Panerai and their presence as anything but a fashion brand, your time has come. While Panerai has always been known for their bold styling and passionate community, one of the chief complaints about their watches was the…

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VholdR Helmet Camera

Upgrade The Way You Record Mayhem Men, if you’re like me, you enjoy a good thrill. I prefer terrain/tree skiing (about which I cannot claim to be entirely skilled at), rapid trail biking, or shredding. Recording proof that you managed to stick that landing (or not) is the stuff that truly great YouTube videos are…

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Rue La La | Exclusive Invitation To Join Free

Premier Brands. Private Sales. Awesome Prices. What if there was a way to get the best in men’s fashion at insider prices? What if you could enjoy the most exclusive sales on your favorite brands, right from the privacy of your own home? Well now you can. Gear Patrol, in fine fashion, is glad to…

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Freeline Skates

A New Sport To The X-Games Cometh What has two wheels, can hold up to 3000 lbs of downward force and might pave the way to a new alternative action sport? The Freeline Skate. The Freeline Skate is an entirely new way for those of you that skateboard, surf and snowboard to shred. You can…

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Sinn U1 Divers Watch

Submarine Grade Steel On Your Wrist Swiss and Japanese brands tend to dominate the conversation when it comes to watches. However there are other brands out there that deserve praise. Take for instance Sinn, a German watch company known for its many exclusive technologies, unique designs, and expert craftsmanship. One of their most popular models…

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September Is National Bourbon Heritage Month, Drink Accordingly

The Jim Beam Distillery. I can already smell the bourbon. Looking for a getaway this month? Vegas, Europe, Mexico maybe? Well, how about making a trip to Louisville, Kentucky? September is National Bourbon Heritage Month (bet you didn’t know that) and what better way to celebrate than partaking in the caramel-hued libation. Combine that with…

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Molteni Professional 145 Evolution Range

There Are Ranges And Then There Are Molteni Ranges A man’s place is a kitchen. A kitchen equipped with a Molteni Professional 145 Evolution. Your demand for the very best extends to, quite possibly, the most important room in a man’s home. The kitchen. At the heart of every good kitchen is a good range…

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iPod Nano 4G

Even Baskin Robbins Has Less Flavors [Click Image To Enlarge] Courtesy: Apple Apple’s chucked out a couple new iPods today: the 2nd generation iPod touch and the 4th generation iPod Nano. Apple’s given the Nano a delicious new vertically oriented 2-inch widescreen with Cover Flow, Genius Playlist and a shuffle functionality that works by shaking…

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Van Vacter Ice Cream Knife

An Ice Cream Knife Even Chuck Norris Would Approve With summer at an end, there’s still time left to enjoy your favorite indulgence, ice cream. And of course, Gear Patrol, we can’t just look at this creamy treat without finding the perfect tool to serve (er, cut) it up. The Van Vacter Ice Cream Knife…

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Vacuum Sealed Coffee Bean Keeper

A Fresh Coffee Bean Is A Good Coffee Bean It’s not a secret that a perfect cup of coffee starts with the fresh beans. Fresh beans + Grinder = Bliss. The vacuum-sealed, stainless-steel coffee bean keeper from Williams-Sonoma ensures your morning nectar will always be top notch. The cannister minimizes your coffee beans from exposure…

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Free AXE Detailer Shower Tool for GP Readers

Men, AXE is giving a Free AXE Detailer Shower Tool to any and all Gear Patrol readers. All you need to do is make a wall post on AXE’s Facebook page saying “I need a Detailer!” along with this link to verify you’re a loyal Gear Patrol reader. Once you do AXE will be in…

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OXO Good Grips Pop Container Set

Rule: A Man’s Kitchen Should Be Organized All food and no storage makes Brian an angry boy… As much as we’d like to keep everything in our lives nice and neat, it’s not always possible. This is especially true of the kitchen. The rolled up bags of cereal and pasta boxes aren’t going cut it….

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Original Penguin Jingle Sneakers

[click on image to enlarge] It’s impossible for me to get enough sneakers. Every year I use three out of the four seasons as an excuse to upgrade my alabaster kicks. A bit much, I know. Enter Original Penguin’s new sneakers, The Jingle. I chose the Midnight/Blue and Highrise/Tango combinations (shown) and dig the modern…

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Schick Quattro Titanium Trimmer

If you’re looking for a Friday diversion and a free Shick Quattro Titanium Trimmer then we’ve got the thing for you: Schick has a new grooming gadget called the Quattro Titanium Trimmer that combines a four blade razor and trimmer into one simple device, perfect to keep at the office for those late nights out…

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Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm

An oft forgotten part of your face is your lips. You buy all the right sunscreens for the rest of your body, but the The Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm is available with Natural Mint & Shea Butter or a new Lemon & Chamomile infused balm. It penetrates quickly to provide sun and windburn…

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Wahl Self-Cut Clipper

Not that we condone cutting your own hair, I mean we do like to be fashionable here at Gear Patrol, but we also understand the need to save yourself some dough. So, if you absolutely must cut your own hair, as in there’s no telling you otherwise, then you might as well do a good…

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Gillette Clean + Refreshing Shampoo

There’s few manly hair shampoo options out there, and believe us, that Pantene Pro-V in your girlfriend’s shower isn’t one of them. Gillette High Performance Shampoo series is specially formulated to clean men’s hair. The new charged cleansers pull away dirt and oil to give you that extra clean feeling. Their Clean + Refreshing Shampoo…