Today in Gear: May 21, 2014

Stone-Collective-Distortion-Gear-Patrol Stone Brewing Co. Collective Distortion IPA
What do you get when a keyboardist from the String Cheese Incident and a guitarist from Alice Cooper collaborate with the Brewmaster from Stone Brewing Company? The Collective Distortion IPA, a new double IPA infused with elderberries and coriander. Expect to see the limited edition release in any of the 40 states (and one district) where Stone beers get distributed.
Dodge-Charger-Gear-Patrol Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat
SRT is now Dodge again, and the release of the Hellcat makes everything right. It’s the most powerful Challenger ever, with 600+ hp from a supercharged, 6.2-liter V8 that makes the stock 485 hp version look timid. Expect to see wickedly fast performance numbers, with a 0-60 time of less than four seconds.
Ursa-Major-Gear-Patrol Ursa Major Traveler’s Skin Care Kit
You can find just about anything in a can these days — including a clean face. Ursa Major’s new travel kit includes face wash, shave cream, face balm and even five “tonic-infused” Face Wipes when a sink and a mirror are nowhere to be found.
Surface-Pro-3-Gear-patrol Microsoft Surface Pro 3
A new 12-inch 2160 x 1440 display with a 3:2 aspect ratio, paired with a new form that’s 0.36 inches thick (close to the iPad Air’s 0.29-inch girth) while weighing only 1.76 pounds makes Microsoft’s newest addition to the Surface line “the thinnest Intel Core product ever made” — not to mention incredibly svelte compared to laptops while staying on par with most popular tablets. Combined with a new versatile friction hinge, advanced stylus integration, an improved touch cover for enhanced “lapability” and other laptop grade internals, it looks like three times may very well be the charm for the team in Redmond. $799+
Bulders-Bar-Gear-Patrol Clif Bar Builder’s Protein Bars
20g of complete protein plus vitamins, minerals and carbs for sustained energy without the artificial sweeteners, sugar alcohols or trans fats make Clif’s new Builder bar line a solid choice for powering through whatever challenge lies ahead in the gym or on the trail. $19 (12 pack)
Hoverbar-gear-patrol Twelve South HoverBar 3
The latest iteration of the HoverBar includes clips for supporting the 2nd-4th gen iPad in addition to the mini models and the iPad Air. It also provides a handy kickstand attachment to make use of spare tablet clips when someone else’s favorite gadget is hogging the arm. Oh, and if you already own the earlier HoverBar, Twelve South is kind enough to just offer the new clips. $99
Summer-Hrs Summer Hours: Great Casual Watches to Suit the Season
A roundup of five new watches ready for the mountains, the beach, or just manning the grill. Put one on and don’t take it off until Labor Day. Read More
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