Today in Gear: June 2, 2014

Concrete-Shaving-Kit-Gear-Patrol Iris Hantverk Concrete Shaving Kit
This Swedish kit includes an excellent brush and shaving soap, but its clean minimalism shines through especially in its concrete shaving dish. Another bright spot? Hantwerk employs visually impaired craftspeople to create their handmade badger hair brushes. So you’ll feel just as good buying it as you do shaving with it. $130 ()
Asus-Decepticon-Gear-Patrol Asus Transformer Book V
The Asus Transformer Book V is the perfect solution for those who can’t decide which gadget or operating system they need at any given moment. A so-called “5-in-1”, it includes a 12.5-inch tablet screen that features a dock in the back to hold an Android phone. If the phone is connected, owners can switch between Windows 8.1 and Android with the press of a dedicated button. Otherwise, everything works like a normal Windows tablet/laptop hybrid. Here’s hoping the identity crisis of the gear doesn’t rub off on the buyer.
Vizio-Gear-Patrol Vizio E550i-B2
CNET’s David Katzmaier is the authority on HDTVs, so when he says a set “likely represents the best value of 2014”, you should listen. The local dimming LED provides a picture quality far above its price tag, shows off plenty of Smart TV features, and is available in a wide range of sizes starting at 23-inches all the way up to 55. $388+
Rooftop-Tent-GEar-Patrol Treeline Outdoors Tamarack Constellation
The new patent-pending curved design of the Tamarack Constellation reduces weight while improving the tent’s water shedding abilities and aerodynamics. Oversized awning windows and rainfly skylights also provide more light and better views. Per usual, Treeline’s built-in high density foam mattresses are included too, putting sweet dreams under the stars well within reach. $2,400 ()
Poler-Skillet-Gear-Patrol Poler Outdoor Cast Iron Skillet
We’ll always be partial to Lodge when it comes to cast iron, but we can’t blame Poler for wanting to add such a critical piece of cooking gear to their growing product lineup. Theirs is 12 inches and comes pre-seasoned. At 7 pounds though, this back anvil should certainly go to into your buddy’s pack when it times to divvy up gear. $50
Kona-businessbag-Gear-Patrol Côte&Ciel Kona Business Bag
It’s light and incredibly French functional thanks to a padded sleeve for your laptop along with mesh pockets for your other screens. There are also two internal pockets for TPS reports and the option of Midnight Blue or Deep Forest Green colors to further distance yourself from the sea of Samsonite in the office. $164
best-summer-fragrances-for-men-gear-patrol-lead 5 Best Summer Fragrances
Summer is an olfactory roller coaster, a time to trade in heavy colognes for something lighter. These five fragrances are our favorites. Learn More
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