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Murdered Out

Elements: Black on Black

If you want to look more Gotham City than goth kid, you’ll have to be discerning about your all-black ensemble. Here’s the gear you need.

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Fitness to Go

Gym Bags For Any Workout

Whatever your style, these are the best bags for being shoved into a locker while you and fitness meet up for a hot, sweaty tryst.

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Today in Gear: January 30, 2014

Today in Gear, we find a tool to help you rock harder than ever before, a mad scientist’s sous vide, a handsome home for iPad minis and more.

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Today in Gear: November 27, 2013

Dare 2B Time Keeper Ski Jacket Uhhhhh, guys? It’s cold. Sure, the Solstice is a month away, but it’s not exactly the most reliable date on record, and waiting to bundle up until it’s literally winter won’t serve you well. English brand Dare 2B proudly boasts their Time Keeper jacket, and for good reason. We’ve…

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Today in Gear: October 23, 2013

Phiaton Chord Noise-Canceling Bluetooth Headphones That silent H makes all the difference — these cordless Chord headphones are sleek as hell and capable too. Utilizing Bluetooth 4.0, they can stream your media wirelessly over longer distances and with higher quality than previous technologies. Noise canceling blocks 98% of exterior din; it’ll connect to two devices…

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Today in Gear: June 27, 2013

Killspencer Black Leather Hardshell Briefcase Sir, step away from the messenger bag. This case has room for everything you’ll need for a day at the office — pockets that’ll fit a 15-inch MacBook Pro, A 1.5-inch binder, an 11-inch MacBook Air, an iPad mini, and all your various work accoutrement. Get it monogrammed; don’t use…

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Get packed

Weekend-Ready: Great Duffels For All Budgets

Call it the “Goldilocks of Bags” if you like, though sometimes it seems like more of a “Unicorn of Bags”: the perfectly sized and properly priced duffel can be elusive (hell, brands can’t even decide one way to spell it). When the occasion calls for light packing in something that’ll easily fit in the back seat or sling comfortably over your shoulder there are myriad options, but how many of them can be considered worth a buy? What follows are 30 of the best duffel bags to fit every budget. These represent a vast array of materials, styles, colors and purposes, but suffice it to say each of these duffels is just right.

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Style Pick: Killspencer Dopp/Folio

Ever clever bag brand Killspencer has just released this nifty accessory that’s designed to tote your toiletries like any other dopp kit to your destination, without ruining your luggage thanks to a waterproof white tarpaulin lining. Once you’ve unpacked, the bag can then easily fold flat to become a document/tablet portfolio for your jaunts on…

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Say no to white

Killspencer iPad 2 Case (Like or Retweet to Win!)

Just like the original, but now for a secound round with the iPad 2, with or without those clever Smart Covers. The Killspencer iPad 2 Case ($189) continues the Pasadena based workshop’s awesome murdered out aesthete complete with premium black leather, soft covered neoprene lining, shoulder strap and RIRI Aquazip waterproof zippers. You’ll also find…

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Dark and handsome

Killspencer iPad Case

Killspencer is one of those brands we like to cover here on Gear Patrol. You know, a brand and story that you can’t get enough of the moment you set eyes on one of their products. Started by Spencer Nikosey in 2009 and based in Pasadena, CA, the brand has a growing collection of great…

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Messenger Bag By Way of Black

Killspencer Track Bike Messenger Bag

Call it a response to the holidays, but we’ve got a penchant for the urban sophisticate-meets-Mad Max look, especially with gear and accessories. If there’s a messenger bag that fits the bill, it’s the Killspecner Track Bike Messenger Bag. The Killspencer bag is made of “original wax” black filter twill (green, desert sand, and brown…