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Today in Gear: August 15, 2014

Today in Gear: Torch Apparel's FLUX backpack, Harry's shave gel & lotion, Pioneer's innovative Performance DJ Controller, a new line of Swiss Army knives by Victorinox, DSPTCH's Ballistic Nylon bags and more.

Looking great at Goodwood

Kit: Goodwood Festival of Speed

When attending a British motoring event that's held on the estate owned by someone named Lord March, you can't just fly over the Atlantic with a day pack full of casual duds and a twin blade razor. We've put together a comprehensive kit that takes you from airport to hotel to track and back.

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Today in Gear: May 30, 2014

Today in gear we examine, Onia's new lounge shorts, Beats' revised Studio 2, waterproof iPhone cases from catalyst, the Roots X Douglas Coupland collection and DSPTCH's new dopp kit.

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Today in Gear: March 28, 2014

Today in Gear we examine Barbour & Landrover's first collaboration, DSPTCH's new spring bags, coffee from the Berkshires and your new guide to moonshining.

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No excuses, just good shots

Kit: Essentials for the Budding Movie Maker

Today's affordable tools, cameras, classes and copious creative outlets have brought making a film (one of the best story-telling devices) nearly to the everyman. Still, all those advances can't change a basic fact: sometimes making a movie means going to where the story is rather than waiting for it to come to you. But paying to check 10 Pelican cases of equipment will essentially eat your entire production budget, not to mention it's tough to sneak into a location if you have a fleet of boxes and bags. This kit can be carried by one or two people in traditional suitcases -- which means you get your shots, no matter where those shots may be.

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Today in Gear: 2013 Timekeeping Rewind

Is there a more appropriate topic to base a retrospective around than timepieces? Okay, yes, maybe a modified Delorean, but that was a rhetorical question anyhow. Few men's accessories -- indeed, few items a man could own -- say more about their owner than a watch, and it's been that

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Today in Gear: December 18, 2013

Sound-Matters-Dash7-Flat-Soundbar-Gear-Patrol Soundmatters Foxl Dash7 Sound Bar
We're not quite sure how it's possible for electronics manufacturers to continue reducing the size of gadgets. At 7.5 inches long and 0.75 inches thick, this Bluetooth speaker isn't much larger than your smartphone,

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Today in Gear: December 16, 2013

6876-Stapleton-Raincoat-Manilla-Gear-Patrol Stapleton Raincoat Manilla
Despite our vain pleas for rain to go away and come again another day, the weather never seems to cooperate. The next time you're forced into compliance with precipitation, consider protecting yourself with a proper raincoat

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Today in Gear: Friday, December 13

Outlier-Doublebag-Gear-Patrol Outlier Doublebag
Two-sided bag with roll-top buckle closures. Fill one side with clean clothes; start your trip. Wear your clothes; change your clothes. Worn clothes go in second side. Second side expands; first side shrinks. Gross clothes don't touch

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Talk about shopping in advance

12 Guys of Christmas: The Techie

Oddly enough, the proliferation of electronic gadgetry, computer stuff and other digital goodies has made buying for the discerning sparkhead (we just coined that -- please enjoy and proliferate at will) tougher. With this list, we aim to make the shopping a little simpler by covering suggestions for readers, photogs, movie buffs and gamers. Take a gander and start clicking; your techie giftee will thank you, probably with an email or holographic video message or something.

Giveaway
Orange is the New Black

Introducing: Gear Patrol x DSPTCH Camera Straps (Giveaway!)

Since 2010, San Francisco-based DSPTCH has designed rugged, functional camera straps that pair military-spec webbing and Paracord with high-quality hardware. They're available in a variety of excellent, reserved hues, but we couldn't help but wonder what a combination of blaze orange and matte black hardware might look like. Neither could DSPTCH -- and so we're pleased to introduce GP x DSPTCH straps in our signature color.

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Essentials for the overnight

Kit: Sleeping Over

Your best side has shined brightly -- maybe brighter than you ever thought possible. You've been entertaining and engaging, listened patiently and laughed persuasively, doted and dated your way to the final exam: sleeping over. Clearly, you've done something right, but the light at the end of the tunnel still beckons. Though confidence has gotten you this far, now you'll be playing on her turf, and that requires backup. Bring these items and prepare for the best.

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Today in Gear: August 13, 2013

Hochstadter-Slow-and-low-whiskey-Gear-Patrol Hochstadter's Slow & Low Whiskey
Ready-made cocktails are wariness-inducing, oftentimes saccharine malt beverages -- the drinkers of which refer to them as "bevvies". Slow & Low is not part of that drinker's scourge. Rather, this is a rye-whiskey-based Old

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Today in Gear: June 20, 2013

Stayhold-Gear-Patrol Stayhold Car Trunk Accessory
We've all strapped a gallon of milk into a seatbelt to keep it from churning itself to butter on the trip home. STAYHOLD sticks firmly to the carpet of your trunk, forming a wall to

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Today in Gear: May 29, 2013

DSPTCH-Camera-Straps-Gear-Patrol DSPTCH Camera Straps DSPTCH sling camera straps are made of red or grey military-spec 1- or 1.5-inch webbing; the wrist straps are braided 550 Type III paracord in a variety of colors (our favorite is the camo pattern); swap-able cord