New Gear and Stories, Fresh from the Farm

This Week in Sports and Outdoors: June 26, 2014

Giro-Sythe-Gear-Patrol Giro Synthe
Giro’s newest helmet, which will first see the light of day at this year’s Tour de France, is more aerodynamic than their Air Attack and cools the dome better than the Aeon — plus, it has docking ports for your sunglasses. $250
Big-River-Man-Gear-Patrol Big River Man
Martin Strel is a Slovenian distance swimmer who’s conquered the Danube, the Mississippi, the Yangtze and the Amazon, all while eating horse burgers and swilling wine. Huckberry has more of his story and some nice photos from his adventures. Read More
It’s expensive. It’s pink. It’s a little bit too fashionable. But dammit, this cold-pressed watermelon juice is the most refreshing thing we’ve ever tasted. $72 (pack of 12)
LeBron-James-Gear-Patrol Surveying the LeBron Landscape
Four-time NBA MVP LeBron James has decided to opt out of the final two years of his contract with Miami, making him a free agent on July 1. Grantland considers his options. Read More
Speedplay-Brass-Knuckles-Gear-Patrol Speedplay Brass Knuckles
Running flat pedals doesn’t mean you’ve got to use the crappy stock platforms that come with the bike. Speedplay’s newest flat pedals, the Brass Knuckles, have a super-thin body profile while providing a strong and stable platform, with replaceable star-pattern studs for traction. $160
Swiss-Room-Box-Gear-Patrol SwissRoomBox
That camper you’ve always wanted is still just out of reach. But a modular system that turns your folded-down rear seats into a bed, with fold-out tables for cooking (and/or pinochle games)? That you might be able to do. ~$2,240+
Rolling-Nowhere-II-Gear-Patrol Rolling Nowhere, Part II
As Outside describes their story, “A quasi-legal, father-son mission to train-hop through the changing American West.” Read More
TWiSO-Road-La-Ruta-Gear-Patrol The Road to La Ruta
Gearing up for a big race this season? You’ll find some inspiration in “The Road to La Ruta”, in which a GP correspondent conquers La Ruta de Los Conquistadores, a 193-mile mountain bike race across Costa Rica. Read More