Grooming

Style For Your Smile

Yumaki Toothbrushes

While the big name brands dream up gimmick after gimmick to differentiate their own bristle sticks from the rest of the pack, Yumaki takes a much more focused approach. Style, simple design, and quality construction are the name of their oral hygiene game — which is exactly what we’d expect from a company seeking to...

Just Don't Drink It

Wash With Joe

Coffee and a hot shower form a one-two punch that gets many of us out of the house and ready to work. Short of bringing your mug in the shower, Wash With Joe ($24) is the best way we know of to combine these two daily steps. Packed with a healthy helping of Arabica coffee...

Style Pick: Barena x Monocle Travel Jacket

An excellent collaboration from one of our favorite men’s print publications and world renowned Italian clothier Barena. The jacket’s unstructured tailoring, patch pockets and button closure on the collar make it ideal for travel — whether your final destination happens to be the cobblestone streets of Florence or not. $524 | Barenavenezia.com

Allsorts Liquor Scented Soap Bars

Allsorts liquor soap ($5+) is probably the first good thing born from a bar and bathroom. Each of the four available scents pays homage to classic cocktails like the Gin & Tonic, Whisky Sour, Spiced Rum, and Screwdriver — and serve as the perfect solution for stretching that weekend attitude straight through the work week....

Priority Male

Black Box Grooming Subscription

Spending time hunting down the best grooming products ranks right above watching paint dry on our list of priorities. That said a man’s grooming practices should be just as tailored as his suits. For $12, a month, a new service called Black Box will ship you products that are hand picked for your individual skin...

Because dad grooms too

Kiehl’s x The Sartorialist Limited Edition Dopp Kit

Collaborating with man on the street Scott Schuman of The Sartorialist, Kiehl’s has put together a limited edition dopp kit ($86) just in time for that one day dad kinda expects a halfway decent gift. The simple kit includes the necessities, face wash, moisturizer, eye de-puffer, no-shine lip balm, soap scrub and of course a...

Dry me a river

Dry Goods

Summer heat is just around the bend so it’s time to bust out the moisture and sweat fighting go-to’s. We’ve been stalwart users of Gold Bond, but this year we’re making the switch to Dry Goods ($13). Each 360° point-and-shoot spray bottle applies a clump-free long-lasting drying powder to protect against everything chafe-related. Apply it...

Simply Clean

Rocky Top Soap Shop Manly Man’s Gift Set

The grooming products sales strategy for most corporations is simple. Just release commercials packed with gorgeous women obsessed with some guy post shower, and maybe sprinkle in a few fighter jet flybys for good measure. We’re sure their internal data shows it works like a charm, but we tend to like the approach of the...

Major Indulgence

Ursa Major Stellar Shave Cream

Shaving is making a comeback. Good shaving, that is. The use of bargain shave gels and foams is taking a back seat to more sophisticated products that are also better for your skin. Okay, so you don’t have time every day to lather up with a badger hair and ceramic brush, but you do have...

Nice and Toasty

Toddland Flannel Lined Pants

My thighs are freezing. That’s the G-rated version of what we blubber to ourselves in the thick of winter, when a regular pair of jeans or khakis just isn’t enough to fight off the cold. If you’ve had a moment like that this year, and are scared by the state of the long johns you...

Tame the Gila Monster

Kiehl’s Facial Fuel

With the harsh onset of winter (especially in the east), you may find that no amount of internal hydration can stop the perpetuation of lizard face. You drink plenty of beer water, and you even run the humidifier. Sadly, though, you occasionally attempt to moisturize by slapping bargain pharmacy-sale hand lotion on your mug. Grow...

Low Maintenance Maintenance

Zirh Reverse Anti-Aging Serum

As a generation of enlightened men, we’re far more conscientious about skin care than our fathers were, but we still don’t like to go through numerous processes to get our mugs looking better than Keith Richard’s. If we can get a good shower and shave in, we’re usually content. Well, Zirh takes skin care to...

Hart Steel from the Heartland

Hart Steel Straight Razor

What man hasn’t had a draw to straight razor shaving. Maybe its the simplicity, maybe its the timelessness, maybe the “green-ness,” but we’d guess a large portion is because it’s flat-out badass.

Morning Rise

Axe Phoenix Shower Gel

A morning shower can resurrect your soul, even after the longest of nights. So it’s fitting that Axe would name a body wash Phoenix. With an earthy bouquet of wood and fruit, Axe Phoenix Body Wash ($6)) is a scent for the everyman. The scent doesn’t overplay its hand but gives passer-byes something to remember...

Why Yes, I Do Smell Like a Brewery

Dogfish Head Beer Soap

There are three things that every man dreams of doing at least once in his lifetime. One is to play major league baseball, two is to bathe in beer, and the third is probably better off left unsaid. Dogfish Head brewery in Delaware is doing their best to make one of those dreams become a...

10 Great Grooming Products Under $10

Sometimes it is simply unnecessary to go straight broke buying superfluous grooming products, so we decided that it would be appropriate to highlight ten of the top products that will be sure to leave some extra bucks in your wallet for other unnecessary items to be purchased. These are no-frills products that will not make...

A Revisit

ShirtsMyWay 2.0

When we were first introduced to ShirtsMyWay more than a year ago, we walked away happy with our shirts, but some of our readers emailed with complaints about the first run of product. Nearly a year and a half later, we’ve revisited ShirtsMyWay and are pleased to report that the kinks have been worked out....

ORIGINS: Save the Males Moisturizer

For those on a quest for an all-around no frills product that simply works, look no further than ORIGINS: Save the Males Moisturizer ($34). Appropriately named, this moisturizer transforms your scratchy sandpaper skin into a well hydrated healthy dermis, which should come in handy for finding a date on Friday night. Engineered from all natural...

Stain Not in Vain

Speed Stick Stainguard

You spend $75 a month on your gym so you can fit into the well-tailored shirts you’ve spent hundreds of dollars buying. Problem is, you’re still sullying them with pitstains. No matter what your credo, pitstains don’t fly. Not with us and especially not with the ladies. Time for a cheap upgrade. Speed Stick with...

Ball Point Eye Gel

Nivea For Men Q10 Revitalizing Eye Roller

Looking good in your forties and fifties takes preparation in your twenties and thirties. If you want great skin in your prime, or thereafter, starting early is key. Fortunately, there are some innovative, low-cost option for men’s mugs. Nivea For Men Q10 Revitalizing Eye Roller ($9), is one of them. A unique, cooling roller ball...

Antioxidants Does A Face Good

Kiehl’s Acai Damage-Protecting Toning Mist

With the summer sun beating down upon us, men need a little more help protecting their skin. No, this isn’t a plea for sunscreen because you already know the benefits of SPF but taking sun protection one step further, naturally. Grooming house Kiehl’s has enlisted the help of Açaí berries to create an antioxidant-rich facial...

Don't be Fooled by Fruity Ingredients or Names. It's Dude Worthy

Sharps Barber & Shop | Happy Me All Over Soap

We here at Gear Patrol like soap as much as the next guy. That doesn’t mean we’ll simply put any soap product lying around our bathroom all over us though. This is our skin we’re talking about here, and knowing what you’re exposing it to is critical. Sadly we know many men just settle on...

A Travel Grooming Must Have

Sen7 Cologne Atomizer

Though it may look like something your girlfriend hides in the back of her underwear drawer, the Sen7 was brought to our attention by Acquiremag and is actually the perfect accessory to your scent of choice. Sporting a Star Trek approved design, this atomizer holds 5.8 ml of cologne or roughly .2 ounces. That means...

Feel Fight the Burn

Scape Athlete Sunblock

Regardless of the time of year or climatic adversity, many of our readers are committed to getting out of doors and doing their thing. We applaud this effort and feel much the same, even if half of our motivation is the chance to test the latest in performance gear and products. The impending summer heat...

Giveaway | 100x Gillette Fusion ProGlide Razors

Update: Damn, that was fast. All 100 razors were claimed in 30 minutes, but good news: we just spoke with Gillette and are hooking Gear Patrol readers up with 1,000 more razors tomorrow. Seriously… one thousand razors. Boom! Check back early and often if you missed out. Update 2: Our 1,000 Gillette Fusion ProGlide Razor...

It's Like Some Kind of Shaving Cream Time Machine...

Portland General Store Tobacco Wet Shave Jelly

By Gear Patrol Reader Amos Kwon Tired of confusing your shaving cream for a can of Reddi-Whip? Annoyed with the green, gelatinous crust that grows overnight on the lip of said can? Then it’s time to engage the flux capacitor and visit the 1920s with Portland General Store’s Tobacco Wet Shave Jelly ($12). Not the...

Grooming Fodder For L.A.'s Renaissance

Baxter Finley Barber & Shop

Men’s grooming brand, Baxter of California, has made thigns personal: they’re taking products beyond the shelves and into barbers at the newly opened Baxter Finley, Barber & Shop. Located in Log Angeles’ West Hollywood and helmed by Jason Simao (lead barber and manger), the menu at Baxter Finley will be simple: basic cuts and shaves,...

Look Your Best on the Big Day

Anthony Logistics Here Comes the Groomed Kit

It’s wedding season guys, which means one of two things for you. Either, you’re the one settling down or know someone who is. Regardless of what bucket you fall into though your sight’s should be set on looking your best, which unless your name is Keith Richards, also involves being impeccably groomed. Instead of adding...

Lime and Sandalwood, Now That's a Twist

Axe Twist

Now that spring has sprung, it’s time to think about incorporating lighter scents into your routine, and not just with your cologne. For men who can’t bring themselves to taking out a loan for body washes, Axe’s lates iteration of bodywash sees a citrus infusion that settles in with earthy notes of cedar and sandalwood....

A Shampoo Just for Us

Head & Shoulders Hair Endurance for Men

While Head & Shoulders has been in the shampoo business for as long as we can remember, we tackled their first “for men” line, Hair Endurance for Men. After all, news like that certainly peaks our interest. Utilizing a zinc pyrithione formula, Hair Endurance for Men aims to give a man fuller, thicker looking hair...

Sci-Fi Space Face Cream

Lab Series MAX LS Age-Less Face Cream

Lab Series, one of our favorite men’s grooming brands, has recently engineered a new product, Max LS Age-Less Face Cream ($65). It comes at a price, but really is there a price when it comes to your face? After all, your face is the one part of you that everyone sees (fortunately and unfortunately), so...

Nasal Weed Wacker

Groom Mate Platinum XL Nose Hair Trimmer

By Gear Patrol Reader Zach Zornischenko It is an embarrassing subject, but let’s face it, sooner or later your body is going to change, and those hairs that used to be neatly tucked inside your nose will start to spill out. Needless to say, that’s not what you want. If you’ve already developed an unsightly...

Women Know Men's Skin Too

Elizabeth Grant Skin Care for Men

Lately, this guy’s face has been a mess. Maybe it’s stress, or the wildly fluctuating winter temps, but, either way, my face has paid the price. It’s dry, tight, and irritated. Throw in my shaving requirements, and my face feels as if it was hit by a belt sander. Ugh. But I can report that...

As Good As Their Plasmas

Panasonic ES-LA63 Electric Shaver

We’re willing to bet that for most of you, you’re electric shaver is either a Gillette, Norelco, or Braun. But we both know you love options, otherwise you wouldn’t be reading Gear Patrol, and we’ve got a higher end option for you, the Panasonic ES-LA63 Electric Shaver. This rechargeable shaver is designed specifically for wet/dry...

Just Because It's Unseen Doesn't Mean It's Unimportant

Ribbed-Tee

If you are a man who cares even a little about the shirts you’re wearing on a daily basis, you’re probably already wearing an undershirt. If you’re not, you should be. In wearing a cotton undershirt, you’re not only protecting your expensive dress shirts by keeping your body oils from getting into the cotton, but...

Fight Dryness With Industrial Power

Jack Black Industrial Strength Hand Healer

December brings with it a hint of the colder weather to come.  Consequently, it’s a time for your hands to feel dry, raw, and damaged as your skin transitions to the lower humidity conditions that come with the winter weather.  Factor in an active lifestyle (you are a Gear Patrol reader after all) and it’s...

Taking the Hassle Out of Face Care, One Kit at A Time

Bread & Butter Skin Care

Created around the notion that keeping your face in mint condition should be a hassle free affair, Bread & Butter’s Skin Care kit appears to be the ideal solution for guys who already have enough to keep track of in their busy lives. One purchase from the company gets you enough face care supplies to...

Spot On. On Sale.

Gilt Man | Free Invites For Gear Patrol Readers

Fashion conscious, deal seeking, gear hounds. Not often a winning combination for your wallet. The people responsible for the insanely popular Gilt.com (circa 2007), have heard your plea and finally launched a site that rounds up all the on-sale goodness for men. Aptly, it’s called Gilt Man.

Just as Versatile as Its Multi-Bladed Brother

Victorinox Swiss Unlimited Cologne

In celebration of Swiss Army’s 125th anniversary, Victorinox has released Swiss Unlimited, a men’s fragrance that’s less campfire and trails, more masculine and modern. The fresh woody bottom notes of the fragrance will carry through the day, while the Genepi liquor, Absinth, provides a citrus chord. Guys looking for a subtle, day-long fragrance will definitely...

Beneficial, Not Artificial

Pangea Organics Egyptian Calendula and Blood Orange Facial Cleanser

No matter how well you rock that cardigan, people are still going to look at your face. Finding the right product to maintain good man-hygiene can be a daunting task. There’s no telling what’s those fancy-ass bottles, and choosing the wrong one can irritate your skin. Pangea Organics sent Gear Patrol their Egyptian Calendula and...

Smooth Skin from Bump Patrol

Shaving With Bump Patrol

Shaving is an art; it’s a male ritual to be appreciated, never rushed. We here at Gear Patrol take great pleasure in shaving, and, when the opportunity came to test a new shaving product, we jumped at the opportunity. Bump Patrol (no relation to Gear Patrol, but rather, confirms that patrols of all sorts are...

Long on Name, Big on Protection

Jack Black Double-Duty Face Moisturizer (SPF 20)

Fall is officially here and now isn’t the time to start skimping on sun protection. Whether you’re walking down the block or sitting in the stands, you’re still exposing yourself to damaging UVA and UVB radiation. UVB are the rays that cause sunburn while UVA is the one that penetrates deep into the base layer...

Taking the Strain Out of Straining

OXO Good Grips Silicone Cooking Colander

Transferring massive pots of boiling water and their cooked contents from stove to sink is one maneuver most cooks never look forward to. It’s dangerous, heavy, and an overall pain in the ass. For those with access to full-sized kitchens and a dual-sink setup, using integrated pot strainers is one way to avoid the situation...

Embrace Your Softer Side

AXE Sensitive Shower Gel

After a hard day of felling trees or tackling a home improvement project, I like to unwind with a shower. Where is it stated that men have to cleanse with sandpaper and tar? Now, I’m not condoning white wine, Kenny G, and a bubble bath, but a man’s skin takes a lot of abuse during...