IceMule-Coolers-Pro-Coolers-Gear-Patrol IceMule Pro Cooler
A plastic cooler isn’t easy to carry across a campsite, so IceMule developed this one with backpack straps. The tough, waterproof Pro Cooler comes in three sizes. Its foolproof seal keeps the ice inside and air out, and the “PolarLayer” insulation can keep contents cold for up to 24 hours. The middle of winter is the best time to plan a summer camping trip; why not start with this bag? $100+
Wilson-Burn-Racket-Gear-Patrol Wilson Burn Racket
Power and spin — that’s what this tennis racket line is built to deliver, and it needs people who know how to wield it — people like Kei Nishikori, who will be using the racket to face off against Stan Wawrinka in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open. The stiff carbon fiber frame and longer handle allow for improved feel and leverage on two-handed backhands. It will be in stores mid-February — so you’ll have a while to practice for the U.S. Open. $199
Stance-NBA-All-Star-Edition-Socks-Gear-Patrol Stance NBA All-Star Edition Socks
At this year’s NBA All-Star Game, the players will be wearing Stance socks made for the occasion in Madison Square Garden. They come in three styles: East, West, and a map of NYC’s five boroughs. While the “All-Star Maps” sock is made more for style, the other two are made for the game: Denser weaves in strategic areas help cushion your step while mesh vents and a wicking polyester blend help keep the feet cool. $18+
WhiteAlbum-App-Gear-Patrol WhiteAlbum
They may have stolen the name off the Beatles’ album, but we won’t hold that against them. This iPhone app from Mint Digital calls back to the era before digital cameras, when you couldn’t look at a photo two seconds after you take it. You take 24 photos (which you can’t review) and they’re eventually sent to your door. Unfortunately, this means you might develop some out-of-focus photos, but it does save you the time of selecting and editing. $20 for 24 photos
2015-Shelby-GT-Gear-Patrol 2015 Shelby GT
The new 2015 Shelby GT is the latest muscular Mustang release, bowing at Barrett-Jackson in Arizona with 627 horsepower from its 5-liter Coyote V8 and complemented by Ford Racing Performance parts, Shelby enhancements and aftermarket niceties like a high-flow Borla exhaust, huge WELD Racing wheels and Wilwood brakes. It also gets carbon fiber aero bits and beautiful (if unnecessary) grille trim in fancy billet aluminum. What will all this cost you? About $40K on top of a $32K Mustang GT as the foundation, for a minimum of $72K. But you can, of course, spend more to squeeze 700 horsepower out of your ‘Stang. shelbyamerican.com
J-Hilburn-Indigo-Collection-Gear-Patrol J. Hilburn Indigo Collection
The Indigo Collection from J. Hilburn is a step up from the classic denim shirt — more polished but still industrial. The shirts are woven from two-ply yarns, so the color will fade nicely like your old pair of jeans. Launched just last week, the line comes in nine styles from simple denim to gingham. J. Hilburn sells directly to clients through personal stylists to help you pick your size and the rest of your wardrobe if you’re up for it. $139
Symbol-Stereo-Console-Gear-Patrol Symbol Stereo Console
Symbol’s new console packs modern speakers in a mid-century-inspired minimalist design. The built-in tech houses an amp, 4-inch full-range speakers, 8-inch woofer and two RCA audio Inputs at 8W per channel stereo and 15.5W subwoofer. You can hook up a record player and TV without wires dangling all over the place. Handcrafted in New York’s Hudson Valley, they’re made from solid wood and covered in low-sheen lacquers. $3,695
Montauk-TIG-Gear-Patrol How Tourism Changed Montauk
In the last decade, more and more tourists have pushed farther down Long Island until, invariably, they’ve arrived at “the end”. Packed fishing marinas and relaxed locals has given way to hip hotels and a partying crowd in Montauk. GP Writer J. Travis Smith traveled to find out why and how tourism changed the town. Read this story
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