A seven-layer carbon composite driver, a skull-shaped multitool, DSPTCH finally releases a line of camera bags and more.

On the Radar

Reads and New Gear

DSPTCH Camera Bags

TIG-gear-patrol-dspatch

Everyone in our office uses DSPTCH gear when we’re shooting, so we’re pretty pumped that their camera bags have hit the interwebz. Removable padding inside allows each bag to be used for non-camera duty, and the inserts are sold separately so you can convert other DSPTCH bags. Win-win.

TaylorMade M2

Press for TaylorMade Golf (via Facebook)

Press for TaylorMade Golf (via Facebook)

Golfers, put your plaid party pants on. A seven-layer carbon-composite crown makes for serious weight savings and weight redistribution, so even if you miss a center strike you’ll still accomplish distance and maintain speed for a close to perfect swing. Matching fairways, rescue clubs and irons to follow.

Zen Thermostat

TIG-gear-patrol-zen-thermostat

The Zen works in familiar ways: control its functions with smartphone apps to keep your home or office air quality and temperature at the height of perfection 24/7. Let’s just hope dads everywhere can remain Zen now that no one is screwing with their preferred settings.

Apex Camping Shelter & Hammock Tarp

TIG-gear-patrol-apex

You’re out in the wilderness, just trying to enjoy a nap next to Mother Nature after a long day of scrabbling over rock and through brush. You set up your hammock, and…boom. Thunder. Rain. Maybe bird crap. You need a hammock tarp that’lll protect you and your gear in a variety of configurations. Well…here you go.

SOG MacV Multi-Tool

TIG-gear-patrol-sog

First off, it looks like a damn skull — with the exception of the Nicolas Cage Ghost Rider franchise, skulls are always awesome. And the MacV features 12 components to tackle everything from loose screws to tight bottle caps. Which is more awesome.

Pillbox Bats

TIG-gear-patrol-baseball-bat

Have you been to Winona, Minnesota? These bats have. Every solid maple bat has been hand painted there, and each is ready for vintage-style pickup games or for displaying above your mantle.

* * *

Deals of Note

Great Products, Great Prices

DON-gear-patrol-feature

How to save on GORUCK’s amazing backpack, rechargeable batteries and a tool to make the most out of your Netflix subscription.

* * *

Reviews and Buying Guides

Advice from the Crew

Review: Volcom Brings ‘Guide’ Credibility to a Snowboard Jacket

volcom-jacket-gear-patrol-feature-2

Durability and style meet in Volcom’s new high-performance snowboard shell. We head out to Utah for a test. Read the Story

Buying Lingerie You’ll Both Love, In 6 Steps

Lingerie-Lead-HP-Gear-Patrol-Lead-Featured-

Lots of factors work against the gifter, here — so we compiled six expert tips along with a gift guide to help you shop online or in the store. Read the Story

* * *

Noteworthy Reads

Stories from Around the Web

100 years after he first predicted their existence, scientists have officially detected gravitational waves as two black holes collided.

See African wildlife as you’ve never seen before in these images captured by hidden cameras (5 DSLRs triggered by motion detectors) in Namibia.

Admittedly, this isn’t so much a read as just really fantastically amazing. You know the band OK Go’s famous one-take music videos — their latest was shot in a Russian plane achieving a simulated zero-gravity environment.

Today’s Culture Rundown: Kanye’s Takeover, Einstein Was Right, and ‘Silence of the Lambs’

Culture-Rundown-0212-Gear-Patrol-Lead-Featured

Bite-sized culture news to keep you busy while you go about your day. Read it here.

* * *
deals-of-note-promo-banner

* * *

Tip or Submission? Comments or suggestions? Send them to tips@gearpatrol.com. You never know, you might get something in return.