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Making Your (Gloved) Digits Useful Again

Digits Conductive Glove Pins

Touch screens may have revolutionized the way we interact with our phones, but they’ve also f’ed up our relationship with gloves. At least with the old phones, you could mash your way to answering or making a phone call. Plenty of glove makers have devised clever new products that help deal with this issue..but that…

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A Different Kind of Hat Trick

Ironman Alpine Reversible Beanie

It’s hard to get too worked up over a winter hat, but the Ironman Alpine Reversible Beanie ($26) from Headsweats is more than just a two for one athletic fashion statement. The black side is lined with fleece, making it great for pre-work out warm ups or just walking on a really cold day. The…

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Our Neighbors to the North Kick Out Some Stellar Performance Gear

Sugoi H.O.V. Jacket and Wallaroo Zip

Here at Gear Patrol, multifunction is our middle name (seriously, it’s on our birth certificate). That’s why we love to discover brands and pieces that appeal to our sensibilities of both form and function with equal panache. With performance garments suited to runners, cyclists, and triathletes, the Canadian outfitters at Sugoi seem to have a…

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Introducing a Faster Way to Get Going

Electric Windshield De-Icer

Winter is the season where most men learn to appreciate their garage more than any other room in their house. That is as long as it still has room to park cars inside. For those lacking this essential male luxury though, owning this electric windshield de-icer might make your morning car preparation at least somewhat…

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Because 3 Layers are Better than 1

Burton Ranger Jacket

Fur lined parkas are all the rage for men’s jackets this winter. That doesn’t mean that anything you’ll see on the runway can begin to match the functionality of the Burton Ranger. Designed with both style and purpose in mind, the Ranger is composed of 3 separate layers. On the outside, 2 sheets of DRYRIDE…

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The Most Versatile Piece of Headwear Ever

Merino Wool Buff

The Buff is about as simple as it gets. It’s just a tube of fabric roughly 18″ long, made to be the Optimus Prime of headgear (Did anyone else just think of Megan Fox?). It can transform into a balaclava, a beanie, a headband, or a variety of other configurations. I’ve owned a regular one…

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L.L.Bean Shearling Boots

Stave off the winter wet weather with a pair of Shearling boots for the winter season. One of L.L.Bean’s basics, these boots have been made since 1912 and triple-stitched together one pair at a time in Maine. Whether you’re hunting, plowing the yard or just fighting a few blocks of soaked parking lots the L.L.Bean…

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Forum R.O.O.S.T. I-Lock Snowboard

Forum brings out all the old-school tricks to give the R.O.O.S.T. Snowboard amazing flotation and handling for fresh pow days. The R.O.O.S.T. (Resurrection Of Old School Technology) Snowboard uses a long, wide tip profile to keep it from submarining when the fluffy stuff gets deep, and the high sidecut ensures excellent response when you’re blasting…