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Today in Gear: June 29, 2015


June 29, 2015 Briefings By
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TIG-gear-patrol-198-bose Bose SoundLink Mini II
Bose unveils the next generation to its SoundLink Mini line of portable, Bluetooth speakers. The Soundlink Mini II is updated with longer battery life (up to 10 hours) and multiple device storage allowing it to remembering the last eight devices it’s been paired with; it’s also equipped with a speakerphone setting to take calls between tracks. Measuring roughly 2 x 7 inches and weighing just 1.5 pounds, it’s able to deliver big sound with two custom-designed, high-efficiency transducers. $200
TIG-gear-patrol-198-jeresy Brancale SportWool Summer Cycling Jersey
Brancale, a brand that once outfit some of Europe’s biggest cyclists, used to be synonymous with victory. And after falling off in the ’90s, Brancale is back with a new line of premium road cycling gear. The SportWool Summer Cycling Jersey is constructed from a thin layer of blended polyester and merino wool that is both breathable and naturally odor resistant. The front zipper features a top cover to combat chafing. $140
TIG-gear-patrol-198-tanner Tanner Goods Valet Tray
Valet trays, sometimes called catch-alls, are a simple but elegant organizational tool that every desk warrants. Found in all shapes, sizes and materials, this example by Tanner Goods is as good as they come, a statement in both simplicity and durability. Measuring 7 x 7 inches, it’s constructed from two pieces of three-ounce English Bridle Leather sewn together with brass rivets. It’s also made in Portland, OR. $75
TIG-gear-patrol-198-shoes SeaVees Sorrento Sand Shoe
SeaVees are bringing back a vintage style familiar to any old-school beachcomber. The 07/60 lace-up, inspired by the generic surf shop staple in the ‘60s, features a washed suede and wrap-around straw strap, similar to a modern-day espadrille. Available in three colors — blue, brown and beige — each is equipped with a gum sole bottom that performs just as well on pavement as it does on sand. $148
TIG-gear-patrol-198-wallet Winter Session Cordovan Wallet
The three-sleeve Cordovan wallet from Winter Session is the latest to join the brand’s roster of premium leather goods. Fashioned in Denver, CO, from four-ounce Horween Shell Cordovan leather, each wallet is finished by hand with waxed linen threaded and stamped with the brand’s minimalist logo on one of the inside pockets. $180
TIG-gear-patrol-198-drinkrok PIET Moodshop Geometric Drink Rocks
You can take them or leave them, but whiskey rocks are a simple solution to cool a drink without diluting it. These, from Belgian company PIET Moodshop, are a playful riff on the cubed original, made of soapstone and marble and available in four different geometric shapes. ~$45
Cannondale-Bad-Boy-Gear-Patrol-Slide-6- Testing the Cannondale Bad Boy 1
Cannondale’s best commuter bike may be costly, but it’s perfect. Read this story
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Jack Seemer

Jack Seemer is the deputy editor at Gear Patrol. Since joining the publication in 2014, he has reported on a wide range of subjects, including menswear, smart home technology, cookware and craft beer.

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