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It's Like Some Kind of Shaving Cream Time Machine...

Portland General Store Tobacco Wet Shave Jelly

By Gear Patrol Reader Amos Kwon Tired of confusing your shaving cream for a can of Reddi-Whip? Annoyed with the green, gelatinous crust that grows overnight on the lip of said can? Then it’s time to engage the flux capacitor and visit the 1920s with Portland General Store’s Tobacco Wet Shave Jelly ($12). Not the…

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Don't Just Hold Your Pants Up

Patagonia Friction Belt

By Gear Patrol Reader Brett Prior The Patagonia Friction Belt breaks away from the dreary leather belt that often straps in our whimsical being. After looking for the perfect belt for well over a year, I finally realized that I was looking in all the wrong places. I realized that I do not need my…

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You Never Know, They Could Save Your Life

Survival Straps Bracelets

Submitted by Gear Patrol Reader Ben Dahl If there was only one requirement of a survival product (outside of saving your a$%, obviously) it would be versatility. Guns, rations, and flashlights are all necessary, but they lack versatility. Survival Straps is going to change that by going Playstation on your survival products. That’s right, these…

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Serious Boots for Serious Outdoors Men

Scarpa Mountaineering Boots

Photo Credit: By Gear Patrol Reader Austin Church The rocky outcroppings and snow-filled couloirs of the Teton range look like the knuckles of a clenched fist. The mountains stay white late into the summer months, and no Stairmaster or gym membership can prepare one’s legs for kicking steps up to their saddles and peaks….

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Put's the "Must" in "Must-See"

The Hurt Locker

By Gear Patrol Reader Philippe Iujvidin: The Hurt Locker is the latest in a batch of Iraq War films; Jarhead, The Kingdom, Rendition, and Stop-Loss are others that come to mind. The Hurt Locker can be only loosely tied to these other films, as the only thing they really share in common is the setting….

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Gear Patrol Gets Powered Up

What’s the Goo (Or Best Energy Bar) for You?

By Gear Patrol Reader Kirk Ward When walking into your favorite running, biking, or sporting goods store, you’re usually confronted with a variety of powders, gels, bars, etc. that promise to make you RUN FASTER, GO FURTHER, LIFT A SMALL AIRPLANE, CLIMB MT. EVEREST (cue Powerthirst YouTube clip). The claims can get confusing, so we’re…

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Stays on Strong, Takes Off Easy

ODI Bike Grips

By Gear Patrol Reader Drew Hildebrand: The guys at Gear Patrol seem to have it in their heads that members of the untapped masses can write up a worthwhile gear review, so out of some bizarre compulsion I decided, “What the hell!” After all, what’s the worst that could happen (Clearly, all that Top Gear…