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Today in Gear: May 24, 2016

A digital turntable, new waterproof Jack Purcells, an inflatable sleeping mat that will change your outdoors snooze time and more.

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Campaign furniture reform

J&R Guram Campaign Furniture

We're no strangers to the revival of heritage American brands, but what about revisiting cool gear from the heyday of the British Empire? An under-explored category, indeed. On a recent trip to Elephant Pepper Camp in Kenya's Mara North Conservancy, we slept, dined, drank and chewed the fat in

Seated in history

The Inheritance Collection by Stephen Kenn

Vintage is everywhere, but in the world of furniture, it's not easy to find great modern design that both echoes the past and makes use of truly classic materials. Designer Stephen Kenn scoured an old Los Angeles warehouse of military surplus

In good hands

Capelli Stool by Carol Catalano

We don't give a lot of thought to the design of stools when it comes to choosing furniture for our pads. You can choose some cheap jobber from Ikea or you can find something that makes a statement. The Capelli

Fly by design

Plane Pieces Inc.

The airplane stands in the pantheon of man’s most amazing engineering feats. So it seems fitting that the folks at Plane Pieces Inc. have developed a knack for recycling classic plane parts into stunning accents for the home. Thanks to


Magazin Secretary Flatmate

The Magazin Secretary Flatmate has all of the qualities we expect from great German design. It's sleek, functional and backhands your wallet with authority. Fully expanded, the modern secretary provides a 28 x 16.5-inch work space, capable of easily accommodating

A Different Kind of Board Room

Karton Cardboard Furniture

If you thought IKEA was the krill of the furniture food chain, you’d be wrong. Rather than wasting energy coating particle board to become modern furniture for the every man, Karton simply uses heavy duty cardboard to achieve the

Chair Apparent

Flux Chair

Not unlike wearing a digital watch with a bespoke suit, a folding chair has a way of making everything else look cheap. The Flux Chair is different. Designed by two Hollanders, Douwe Jacobs and Tom Schouten, the Flux chair was

Neat Seat

Chool by Slam

If Slam gets their way, "Chool" will one day enter our vocabulary next to the terms, bench, seat and stool. Essentially their concept centers on a stool-like base that can be transformed into a chair by pulling up a nifty slidable

Turn table and heads

Hoerboard Scomber Mix DJ Stand

The Hoerboard Scomber Mix ($2,300) is essentially the ultimate trophy case for home DJs. Its top deck is made from CNC-designed MDF material that's attached to a laser-cut powder-coated steel base. All power and audio wiring is invisibly integrated into

Old Wood With A New Purpose

Haskel Sears Reclaimed Hardwood Furniture

We all love Ikea for what it is, but no self-respecting man passes a fiberboard desk down to his kids. At some point we have to grow up and invest in furniture that will leave a legacy, so it only makes

A Classic Vintage

The Emperor Seat


Etsy is a veritable treasure trove when it comes to finding unique items. There's definitely some crap on there, but the gems are worth the search. Recently, while searching around the site, we stumbled onto The Emperor

Give Your Libations a Proper Home

Markham Console Bar

markhamconsolebar For the man who seeks to exude class and refinement, the storage and application of one's stash of imbibers can be a make-or-break factor. That is to say, rummaging through a kitchen cabinet or reaching atop the fridge to access your

For Style and Comfort in Small Places

Ethan Allen Triad Chair and Ottoman


Here at Gear Patrol, we've made no effort to hide our love of leather furniture. Rugged, timeless, and assuredly masculine, we're always on the look out for unique pieces any guy could find room for in their home. The Triad

Who Says You Ever Have to Stop Sitting Behind the Wheel

Intro-Tech Automotive Pit Stop Furniture


There are car fans and then there are Car Fans. For those that happen to fall into the latter bucket, Intro-Tech Automotive's aptly named Pit Stop furniture collection may just be the perfect compliment to your race car bed. Styled

A Coffee Table with Storage on the Brain

Lane Furniture Chatham Storage Chest


Inspired from what appears to be Craftsmen tool chests, or at least something along those lines, the Chatham storage cocktail table serves as an attractive masculine room centerpiece while still providing ample storage. Slide off the top to reveal a cedar

The Perfect Secretary, No Interview Required

West Elm Bookcase Secretary

west_elm_bookcase_secretaryPart bookcase, part desk in disguise, this versatile unit should star in the next Micheal Bay film (although we're not sure how it would look once a jet pack was installed). Seeing the case straddled by Meghan Fox would be another

Be a Better Man in 30 Days | Day 25: Upgrade Your Furniture


Many of you Gear Patrol readers may own antique furniture that has been passed down through generations of your family. Think of the quality that must be engineered into furnishings such as these, in order that they survive decades (or even



We're dog lovers here at Gear Patrol. It's doubtful you'll ever have something more rewarding and loyal than a dog. Share the fruits of your labor with your best friend with the Dog Sofa. Made in Italy, the Dog Sofa harks to a the

Alter Ego Lamps

alteregolamps.jpg Humor is good. You've got to have a sense of it to be charming or witty and an occasional expression of that in your lifestyle is even better. The Alter Ego lamps let you take on just a little

CB2 Go Cart Furniture

cb2_go.jpgThe new Go Cart series from CB2 (aka, cheaper Crate & Barrel) brings on an industrial look and orange. A combination that's aces and tough to boot. Casters instead of feet will keep your arrangement flexible and lend a little expression. The orange

Anthro eNook

Anthro eNookSpace... who has enough? Well reevaluate that tiny wall space you never thought usable with the eNook. It's a place you can store all your electronic gadgets, laptop, mail, and other desktop needs. Best part is the entire desk tucks away in

Harvard Casino Coffee Table

Harvard Casino Coffee Table Poker. Craps. Roulette. Blackjack. Coffee. Sounds like the makings of a money-hemorrhaging weekend in Las Vegas doesn't it? In reality this is just what occurred in the comforts of your living room and with people you know to boot. Too