So you’ve decided four years of college just wasn’t enough to quench that thirsty brain of yours. You’ve trudged through essays, taken the tests and traded countless lattes for advisor recommendation letters. The wait, worry and work were entirely worth it, though, because you just opened that letter admitting you into the graduate school you’ve been gunning for. The parents are proud, the student loans are shrieking and your name train is ready for a few extra letters. It’s time to get schooled all over again, and we’ve prepped your shopping list. You’re getting smarter — so should your gear.
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Mr. Gaffney's Gear
In the latest edition of Staff Favorites, we turn to one of Gear Patrol’s longest standing contributors, Mr. Jon Gaffney. The New England native was always a shoe in for the team thanks to his eye for craftsmanship, an obsession for photography and a hunger for physical challenge that at times made us question his sanity (in a loving, concerned way, of course). Luckily, he still knows how to properly relax, typically on a dock somewhere in Maine between waterskiing runs, which also happens to be his default answer to “where he’d rather be”. But you didn’t really need to read this to know any of these things. His favorites tell the story far more eloquently than we ever will.
Choose your own stripes
Not long ago, we highlighted a very rare and extinct pen called the Rotring 600 Trio. Combining two pens and a pencil, the Rotring Trio became a personal favorite. Discontinued a number of years ago, the pen still commands a staggering price on eBay. Both times we’ve featured the pen, we’ve received a number of…
Your paper will thank you
Pencil snobbery? You betcha. Whether you prefer your pencil of the Japanese variety or more traditional in nature, the Rotring 600 Drafting Pencil ($30) will likely give pause to any jaded engineer, architect or writer. Built in Japan, this 18 gram beefcake scrawler sports an all metal brass body with traditional knurled grip, lead grade…