Grooming

Tom’s of Maine Mouthwash

So Good You’ll Want To Drink It If you’ve read any of the major men’s magazines as of late, you might remember that many of them have been turned onto Tom’s of Maine. A company specializing in all-natural oral hygeine products. I know, exciting. We decided to check out what all the seemingly insider hype...

L’Oreal VIVE Pro for Men Absolute Clean Hair & Body Wash

Dare I Say… Trifecta Less is more. Time is money. Use This. That’s it… you’ve just read my review of L’Oreals new all-in-one men’s shower wash. Seriously though, I’m generally against all-in-one products. It’s unrealistic to mix products with different functions together and expect them to compete against specialized competition. So imagine my surprise when...

GP Protocol | Rule #94 – Moisturizing Isn’t Just For Your Face

Gear Patrol Protocol Rule #94 – Moisturizing is part of a man’s daily maintenance (it is, so get use to it.) The thing is, you shouldn’t stop when you reach your neck. If you’re working out to lose weight or to pack on extra muscle your skin may not be able to keep up with...

ManDeal: Details For Men 10% Off Coupon

The good folks at Details For Men have a deal for GP readers looking to purchase new grooming gear. Enter coupon code: GEAR10 on your order of $50 or more and get 10% off your entire purchase. To sweeten the pot, Details For Men also offers free samples with every order and free shipping on...

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...

iZap Portable Tooth Brush Sanitizer

All The Menthol In The World Can’t Leave You This Clean It’s well understood that people get sick while traveling. Thanks to the iZap though, you can take a germ infested tooth brush off the your list of potential culprits. This duel purpose sanitizer and traveling case works by using a germicidal UV bulb proven...

The Man Can

A New Meaning To “Using The Can” Okay, this may be intended as a gift for you, but it’s still worth your attention. The one and only Man Can is all the grooming products you need packaged in something that may make more sense to you than fancy packaging: a paint can. The Man Can...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Anthony Sport Deodorant

Say pass on the cheap chemical mass-produced drugstore brand deodorant/anti-perspirant and upgrade to Anthony Sport’s non-irritating glide on odor protectant. After all, it’s a scorching summer this year. Anthony Sport’s stick has a refreshing citrus fragrance and made of Azulene, a German chamomile that works as an anti-inflammatory agent. It also containes aloe, vitamin C...

The Art of Shaving Carry On Kit

[click on image to enlarge] One of the problems with shaving while you’re on the go is you’ve got a lot of moving parts, and bulky ones at that. We found a solution from The Art of Shaving that’s got you covered. It’s the Carry On Kit. It includes the four elements of the Perfect...

Redken For Men Giveaway – Winner!

After sifting through hundreds of entries we’ve chosen a winner for our Redken For Men grooming gear giveaway. Congratulations Jeff Holman! As always we’ve asked Jeff to share a quote about Gear Patrol, here’s what he had to say: “The information on cars, electronics and other stuff guys need and want to know about is...

AXE Detailer Shower Tool

Loofah. Not exactly a manly product is it? Yet it’s perfect for getting that extra bit of grime off from the gym. We’re willing to bet there’s even some of you guys that used your girlfriend’s… and liked it. AXE has a solution for men. The new AXE Detailer Shower Tool combines an easy-grip handle...

Father’s Day Gift Guide

Father’s Day is this Sunday, June 15th. Arguably the most important man, nay person, in your life is worthy of some thought and consideration. Whether your father’s the grill maven or a speed demon we’ve got great gift ideas for dad this year. Either way, we seriously doubt he’ll care for a gift more than...

Kinesys SPF 30+ Sunscreen

If your active lifestyle involves a lot of exposure to the sun then you probably got bottles of sunscreen all over the place; with your sports gear, in your car, at home, etc. Is it any good though? Do you still find your skin red and tender after that quick pick-up game somehow ended up...

Bold For Men Dry Shave Gel

Shaving these days doesn’t really follow all the traditions your father taught you. Where you once lathered foaming gel and cleaned it off with water, Bold for Men Dry Shave Gel is quite the opposite – and in a good way. A non-foaming gel allows your razor to glide right over your face without the...

Origins Men’s Shaving Line

By Guest Writer Mark Arevalo Getting me to change my shave routine is not easy. You can talk all you want about the benefits skin-conditioning Kukui Nut Oil or Organic Jojoba, but at 6AM when I’m gazing bleary-eyed into my medicine cabinet, I like to reach for something familiar. So… when the folks at Origins...

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...