Grooming

Hommage Shaving Set Giveaway | Winner!

We have a winner for the Gear Patrol & M – Maintenance For Men Hommage Shaving Set Giveaway. David Kapp of Chicago is the recipient of an Hommage Manhattan Razor and 6 Capsule Shavecare Set. Congratulations David. Shave well sir… shave well. You beat out hundreds of other guys vying for the set and now...

Hommage Shaving Set Giveaway | Ends April 4 At High Noon

There’s a little over one day left to register for the Gear Patrol and M – Maintenance For Men Hommage Shaving Set Giveaway. If you haven’t signed-up then the time is now. Slackers get no sympathy. For those of you just seeing this for the first time, we’re giving away an Hommage Manhattan Razor and...

Smiley Psycho-Tonic Cologne

What cannot be accomplished through looks and charm can surely be accomplished through psycho-tonic fragrances. Um, not so much. But it never hurts to have something else on your side. Smiley Extrait de Parfum is a fragrance that uses cocoa extracts, phenylethylamine, which sets of feelings of joy, excitement, and Theobromine that blocks the receivers...

M – Maintenance For Men

M – Maintenance For Men is where you need to be sourcing your grooming products. Bookmark it and stop thinking about where to buy your grooming gear. Much more than just a retailer, M is a brand built for the modern man. A guy’s resource for hair, body and face maintenance developed by people who...

Hommage Shaving Set Giveaway | GP & M – Maintenance For Men

Gear Patrol and M – Maintenance For Men have teamed up together to bring you a fantastic giveaway: A $300 Hommage shaving set including a Manhattan Razor and Shavecare: 6 Capsule Set. Entry is simple. All you need to do to enter is subscribe to the Gear Patrol Dispatch, our daily email newsletter. It brings...

A Man’s Face: Care, Trimming and Gear | Part 2 of 2

A. Peter Thomas Roth Anti Aging Cleansing Gel | B. Baxter of California Oil Free Moisturizer | C. Korres Men’s Absinthe Shave Cream | D. Sharps Daily Prep Lip Stuff | E. Anthony Sport Eye Cream | F. GNC Ester-C Vitamin C Pills [Read Part 1] By: Dennis Krell – This is the follow-up to...

Gloves In A Bottle | Shielding Lotion

Gloves In A Bottle presents an interesting concept and one that makes sense to us. Instead of trying to replace natural oils your skin creates it creates a web with the dead skin cells. Hmm, sounds more like a chemical burn, right? Wrong. A guy’s active lifestyle makes him encounter all kinds of germs. From...

Philips Norelco Precision Micro Trimmer [Win This!]

Women may like the scruffiness, but what they don’t like are unsightly hairs. Get yours under control with a trimmer like this one from Philips Norelco. It’s inexpensive, functional and does exactly what it’s intended to. The Micro Trimmer’s ultra sharp closed cut system guarantees hairs will not be pulled (ouch), is waterproof, and prevents...

A Man’s Face: Care, Trimming and Gear | Part 1 of 2

By: Dennis Krell – Let’s keep this simple, well Gear Patrol asked me to keep it simple so I won’t bore you with details about pores, pollutants or other medical terms. They wanted me to give you a list and so here it goes. We’ll talk about the products you need to buy in the...

AXE Vice Shower Gel, Bodyspray, Deodorant

Let’s face it, not every guy can afford grooming products that cost $20 for a single bar of soap. Hell, that’s six months worth of Irish Spring and frankly some guys prefer saving the cash for other gear. We understand. That doesn’t mean walking into the store necessary means you have to sell yourself short....

Gillette Clinical Strength Anti-Perspirant

Sweating is a one of those necessities that’s necessary but inconvenient. Sure, it affords us good reason to buy all kinds of awesome perspiration wicking athletic gear, but it also soaks right through shirts and if you’re at work, out or on a date that’s uncool. For you guys that tend to sweat a bit,...

Hommage Styptic Matchsticks

These are ingenius. They’re matchsticks with an active styptic end that stops shaving nicks and cuts from bleeding. Quick. Positioned as a way to instantly mend shaving mishaps we can think of a dozen other reasons why you might want to have this packed with your outdoor gear or even in the glove compartment of...

ACE Grooming Tools

Products that do what they’re supposed to without pretense or frills is what this writer loves. ACE’s line-up of precision grooming tools include everything from a pair of fingernail clippers to a power grooming tool kit to a fogless shower mirror. They’re substantial, clean and designed for men. Not like your girlfriend’s Revlon tools sitting...

Anthony Sport Body Bar

The late winter doldrums is no excuse for your lack of visits to the gym. Get your lazy ass back into gear. Find a workout regimen, and sweat it out. Now it’s time to clean up. The Anthony Sport Body Bar cleanses and exfoliates using a 100% vegetable based soap with glycerin translucent side for...

Hommage Monaco Razor and Humidor

When it comes to shaving there are plenty of options. Shavers, creams, aftershave solutions, etc. Then there’s the occasional splurge and a splurge this is. The Hommage Monaco Razor with Humidor is a combination of the the Monaco Razor packaged in a handmade wooden humidor gift box. The Monaco Razor isn’t just a luxe razor....

Diesel Fuel For Life – [Win This!]

[click on image to enlarge] Grapefruit, Lavender, Heliotrope, Raspberry, Vetiver (a cousin of lemon grass), Star Anise. These are the notes that make-up for Diesel’s new fragrance, Fuel For life. It’s an individualistic take on classic fragrances and we like it. A lot of men’s fragrances and colognes pass through our doors here at Gear...

Skin MD Natural

The winter is hell on your skin. Add on top of that all the toxins, chemicals, and other harsh irritants we expose ourselves to everyday and you’ve got all out war on your skin. Enter, Skin MD Natural. It’s a shielding lotion and unlike other lotions which focus merely on moisturizing, Skin MD actually forms...

Tweezerman Deluxe Grooming Kit

Primping and prepping were once just for ladies, but the age of the hairy ape-man are gone. Those stray and unkempt hairs have got… to… go. Not everyone can afford a Zwilling/Henckels grooming set or electronic solution but for $20 we doubt the cost of entry will be an issue with the Tweezerman Deluxe Grooming...

C.O. Bigelow Barber Duo Set

The folks over at C.O. Bigelow Apothecaries have come up with a new set of dual purpose cleansers that not only work for your hair but body as well. The products are available in: Elixir Black – Confident, exotic and rich fragrance. Exotic Agar Wood and Tonka Bean blend with undertones of Amber. Elixir Blue...

John Allan’s Blu Pomade

We’re already hooked on John Allan’s Bodywash so it was only time before we moved on to try out some of their hair products. Blu is a lightweight water-based pomade that’s specifically designed to give your hair detail and sign. Sound to metro for you? Well, just know that it’s not heavy and gunky like...

OHSO Marko Chrome Travel Toothbrush

Doing our fair share of traveling we’re always looking into items that make travel just a touch easier. Making room in our dopp kits is one of those things and the pesky problem of carrying both a toothbrush and toothpaste has just been alleviated. The OHSO is a self-dispensing toothbrush that a no-mess self-dispensing toothbrush...

Pangea Organics Bar Soap

Before you start reading this post, go into your bathroom and throw that bar or Irish Spring away. We’ll wait… Done? Now go look at Pangea Organics and decide on which bar soap you want to get, here’s a few we suggest: Malagasy Cinnamon Cassica with Cloves Function – mind:invigorating / body:warming Beneficial Ingredients: Cinnamon...

Working Guy’s Survival Kit

If you think of all the stuff you’ve probably bought for the office to get you through those last minute ‘needs’ (e.g. late nights, late mornings, spilled lunches, stains, dirty laundry) then we venture to guess it wouldn’t be less than $45. And $45 is all it takes you to get an ‘emergency’ kit specifically...

Anthony Cleansing Gel

Your skin takes on a lot during the day. Give yourself and your skin a refresher with the Body Cleansing Gel from Anthony Logistics, one of our favored brands here at Gear Patrol. It’s available in Citrus or Spice, but we’re keen on Citrus. Made of glycerin, aloe vera, wheat protein, and refreshing citrus extracts...

Zwilling Ultra-Slim Stainless Steel Nail Clipper

From the manufacture Henckels comes a high-tech, precision engineered nail clipper. This is one of those items we don’t need to explain functionality. You know how they work so upgrade that $2 pair you bought at the drugstore. What this means to you: Your well groomed nails will make you feel good as will the...

Braun Pulsonic 9595CC Shaver

We talk about shaving a lot here at Gear Patrol. It’s because it’s an essential parts of being a guy and skimping in this area isn’t acceptable. You’re working on your face after all. Of course, we would be misleading you if we didn’t also tell you we’re semi-obsessed with finding, trying and using the...

MD Skincare One Step Daily Facial Pads

Some of you have a shaving routine and some of you don’t, but one part that’s essential to keeping your face in top order is a moisture. Post facto. The MD Daily Facial pads do multiple duties in the shaving realm. They provide all the treatment needed from razor contact in addition to providing you...

GoSMILE 5 Senses Toothpaste Kit

Bring your mouth a little bit of flavor while keeping them clean with the 5 Senses toothpaste kit. The kit uses five different flavors of toothpaste that contain naturally hydrated silica that safely polish away stains and flouride to, obviously, prevent tooth decay. The pastes are also infused with cranberry extract and uplifting essential oils...

Ultreo Ultrasound Toothbrush

Labeled as the most innovative toothbrush available, the Ultreo uses ultrasound waves and precisely tuned sonic bristles to keep your teeth sparking clean. The kit includes: 1 Ultreo Ultrasound Toothbrush with Ultrasound Brush Head 1 Ultra-Compact Charger Base 1 Detachable Universal Voltage Wall Plug 1 Ultrasound Waveguide Protector 1 Premium Travel Caddy 1 Ultreo Owner’s...

Lancome Men Hydrix

This micro-nutrient moisturizing gel is formulated with ingredients to help keep your skin hydrated and it’s lightweight non-oily composition will penetrate your skin quickly and without mess. What this means to you: 1st rule of male facial grooming: Keep it clean. 2nd rule of male facial grooming. Keep it moisturized. Cost: $30 @ Lancome

Jack Black Pit Boss Antiperspirant & Deodorant

It’s the summer and here in New York it’s hot, humid and nasty. It doesn’t help that the men are fighting the heat thru work attire, which face it, is not entirely designed to be super cooling. Like many others, you’re probably going thru deo-sticks as fast as A/C freon. Time to make an upgrade....

Hugo by Hugo Boss

There’s a familiar note to Hugo, and if you’re thinking it reminds you of sitting on a rocky Northern coast between a rich forest and a crashing surfline you’re spot-on with the scent of Hugo. The multi-dimensional fragrance is perfect for daytime life with it’s moderate and casual citrus scent. Have you ever wondered why...

CK One Summer

There’s no need for you to smell like sweaty summer. No one’s asking you to and you’re not doing anyone a service. Try a little cologne – used sparingly of course. Calvin Klein’s limited edition fragrance captures the sparkling essence of the tropics with mouth watering citrus notes such as tangerine and grapefruit fading to...

John Allan’s Bodywash

That $5 bottle of soap you bought at the drug store doesn’t make the grade. Stop using it. It’s full of chemicals that are mixed together hodgepodge and most likely it’s not doing half the things it claims. Upgrade to John Allan’s Bodywash and moisturizing cleansing gel. It soothes and conditions overly stressed skin. Let’s...

Axis Air Shaver

Axis Air takes you where you’ve never been with an electric shaver. It’s bold style fits ergonomically in your hand, while precision Axis-Flex ” foils contour to your face and Phase 5″ cutting technology delivers a shaving experience that others can only imagine. Features: Rechargeable cord/cordless 2 Axis-Flex foil heads, 1 inner cutter 1 extendable...

Nike Control Global Polo

Roger Federer definitely has skill on the courts along with a killer swing. There’s a good chance the Nike men’s Global Control Tennis Polo won’t give you that, but what it will do is keep you in sweat-wicking Dri-FIT® fabric with sublimated stripes. The Dri-FIT® mesh at back delivers strategic ventilation, while Nike Sphere Dry...

Neutrogena Fresh Cooling Body Mist Sunblock

By now you’re certainly on the links, courts, asphalt with summer in fifth gear. Now that the sun has decided to share it’s full-on blast your skin is bound to take a beating. Avoid farmer’s tan (seriously, at all costs) with Neutrogena’s new Helioplex based sun block. Long story short, it uses this new UV...

Gear Patrol Salute – Dad (Gift Guide)

Gear Patrol is a site for men. That’s undeniable. What we talk about on this blog is for men in general, sons and father’s alike, but once a year a day comes around when we take the time to salute the Dad’s of the world. Sit back, read our gift guide and finally get him...

Rowenta Perfect Iron DX9300

Dry cleaning your shirts is the equivalent to driving a rental car. Harsh, at best. Stop taking your shirts in for cleaning after one-wear and follow these three simple steps: Gentle wash and dry A good iron Quality wood hangers The Rowenta Perfect Iron uses powerful bursts of steam to penetrate the fabric for pressing...

Lab Series Triple Benefit Post Shave Remedy

These days the ability for a man to pull off a five o’clock shadow is just as important as his biceps. That doesn’t mean your face should look like it’s been treated to an acne-fest though. Lab Series breakthrough gel treatment formula delivers three benefits in one: Helps to relieve and prevent ingrown hairs. Helps...

NIVEA For Men Energizing Hydro Gel

Monday mornings, mid-afternoon slumps, post-work events. Sometimes a little extra boost of energy is necessary to get through the day. Luckily, understands that sometimes men may need a little extra jolt and has created a moisturizer specially designed to help energize their skin any time, any where. The gel is a light, quick absorbing moisturizing...

Zwilling/J.A. Henckels Five-Piece Grooming Kit

Precision engineering and quality craftsmanship come together in this deluxe Grooming Kit. Kit includes five stainless steel tools: Combination Nail/Cuticle Scissors Facial Hair Scissors Tweezers Folding Nail Clipper Nail File What this means to you: Bring Henckels engineering into your well-groomed life with this kit. Cost: $149 @ Grooming Lounge

Anthony Grab + Go Travel Kit

With the TSA requiring that all carry-on travel items containing liquid be 3oz. or less this writer is pretty much relegated to buying micro size containers and transferring his own grooming products. A pain if there ever was one. Being a proponent and user of Anthony Logistics products, the Grab + Go Travel Kit is...

Gucci Pour Homme II

It’s time for you to get yourself smelling better. Sure, Old Spice will cut the grade, but if you’re going out or spend time around people who matter make sure you don’t smell like dinner or even worse, last night. Pour Homme II is a new fragrance from Gucci. A blend of woody spicy flare,...