It's G.O.O.D.

Gerber Crucial F.A.S.T. Tool

Last year, the Gerber Crucial Multi-tool was so popular amongst our readers that we featured it not once, but twice. Revamped and updated, Gerber introduces the new and improved Crucial F.A.S.T. ($59) for 2011. The F.A.S.T. (Forward Action Spring Technology) blade features a combo edge blade and fires open with a snap like your standard...

Top Grain

Grain Surfboards

Instead of riding a disposable foam board you’re likely to toss after a few seasons, switch back to wood and ride a hand-crafted board built to last a lifetime. Using just one-third of the wood required for traditional boards, Grain Surfboards are predominantly made from Northern White Cedar wrapped around a mahogany frame. Super light...

The Darkness, Everybody

Gerber Mini Covert Automatic

When it comes to your every day carry, the choices for the ideal pocketknife are endless. However, if you’re looking an EDC with a sleek all-black tactical edge, consider the Gerber Mini Covert Automatic ($125). Featuring a black lightweight hard anodized aluminum handle and a S30V partially serrated stainless steel blade, the Mini Covert is...

Timekeeping: Seiko Velatura Kinetic Direct Drive

When it comes to Seiko, most of us have fond memories of the quartz watches we wore back in our high school — long before moving onto more expensive and complicated timepieces. Before making such a jump, we often start at more modest beginnings and as evident by their inclusion in our guide, Seiko is...

Dynamic Duo

Boston Acoustics TVee Model 25

Tired of that tiny, distorted and generally otherwise underwhelming sound emanating from your stock TV speakers, but hate the thought of wiring up surround sound? Go for a sound bar. The newly updated Boston Acoutics TVee Model 25 ($350) provides an enveloping audio experience without the fuss at an affordable price. Consisting of only a...

Hawk, line and sinker

Callaway Razr Hawk Driver

If the idea of unsheathing a lean, mean Storm Trooper inspired machine isn’t quite your style, allow Callaway to give you a taste of the dark side with their latest Razr Hawk Driver ($399). Lighter and stronger than titanium, forged composite is the hallmark technology behind this club, allowing giving engineers maximum control over wall...

Biom Playa

Ecco Biom Golf Shoe

Riding on the heels of success of the Golf Street Premier, Ecco recently introduced their new line of golf shoes, the Ecco BIOM Golf Shoe ($225) featuring technology based on their natural motion philosophy, which centers around natural body movement. The result is a low-profile shoe with support where you need it and a welcome...

This Kayano is gellin'

Asics Gel Kayano 17

Now in its 17th rendition, Asics’ iconic Gel Kayano has shaped up to be the best yet. The Gel Kayano 17 ($140) now features a full-length Guidance Line that promotes gait efficiency and responsiveness while reducing weight. Additional improvements include dual density cushioning, ComforDry sockliner and anatomical Asymmetrical Lacing Design that follows the foots natural...

Get goosed

Canada Goose Chateau Parka

With record snows hitting many parts of the country, there’s no better time to suit up and face the harsh elements in a heavy-duty winter parka. From our cold weather experts up North, Canada Goose is a well-known name when it comes to keep you warm in extreme weather. Designed as much for hitting the...

Proof of a higher proof

Tasting Notes: Buffalo Trace Antique Collection

When the temperature drops there’s nothing quite like a little liquid fire to keep you warm. If ruckus is your beverage of choice, there’s no better time to hit your local shop and pick yourself up a bottle from the limited release of Buffalo Trace’s Antique Collection. We spent some time reviewing enjoying the much-anticipated,...

Hard Working Roadie

Specialized BG S-Works Road Shoe

Weighing in at a mere 235g (for 1/2 pair size 42), the completely redesigned Specialized BG S-Works Road Shoe ($350) has become a favorite amongst pro riders searching for the best in comfort, fit, and efficiency. So, what better way to check in on the fervor than don a pair ourselves?

Solid Wood Performance

Denon AH-D5000 Reference Headphones

The sealed-back Denon AH-D5000 headphones have been long known for their performance with a signature warm, lush mid-range and fantastic bass. The real mahogany wood-back ear cups are rare in the metal/plastic laden world of headphones (though we’ve seen some great alternatives exist). It’s a headphone befitting of the 100-year old Japanese audio company and...

Reservoir Bags

Hydrapak Morro

To help you keep properly hydrated, the Hydrapak Morro ($108) is part of Hydrapak’s top of the line Pro Series and host to numerous features which embody their dedication to design.

Innovative Improvement

Clicgear Pushcart 3.0

Walking, that’s the way the golf is meant to be played. Not all of us are die-hard luggers though, and the constant weight of your golf gear can be a real pain. Not to mention, shoulder strain can lead to bad shots. Last year we introduced to you the Clicgear Pushcart 2.0. From a company...

We Like the Way You Season

Susie Q’s Red Label Santa Maria Valley Seasoning

Instead of the customary salt & pepper, amp up your steaks, burgers, veggies, fish (my preferred protein of choice: salmon) with Susie Q’s Brand Red Label Santa Maria Valley Style Seasoning ($6). Comprised of a blend of salt, cracked black pepper, parsley, and garlic without any fake flavor enhancers like MSG, it amps up flavor...

All Wound Up and Somewhere To Go

Wolf Designs Viceroy 2.7 Module Watch Winders (50% off!)

Wolf Designs is generously offering Gear Patrol readers 50% off any non-sale item over $50 including the Viceroy 2.7 Module Watch Winder. Enter promo code: PATROL50 at checkout. Expires July 20. Wearing the HM3 Frog as your everyday beater isn’t a luxury many of us can afford to have. So when presented with the option,...

Pack Your iPad + Everything Else

Incase iPad Travel Kit Plus

By now, you’ve read our Top 10 Reasons to Love or Hate the iPad. If you’ve come away siding with the former rather than the latter, chances are you might be reading this from your iPad this very moment. With summer fast approaching, you’re going to want to take that magical and revolutionary device with...

Sling Your Camera Home

Incase Sling Pack

It’s been awhile since our hands-on review of the Nikon D3000 and like any budding weekend photographer, we’ve managed to assemble a small arsenal of accessories. If you’re still on the lookout for a camera bag to house your prized possessions though, consider the Incase Sling Pack for DSLR

Say No To The Poncho (Look)

G-Star Raw Decoy Garber Trench

Featuring a front button closure with a belted stand collar and side flap pockets, G-Star Raw’s Decoy Garber Trench will keep you protected from the elements in fine European fashion. The G-Star Raw Decoy Garber Trench is form fitting with the button tabs in the back so you won’t look like you’re wearing a poncho...

Your Classic Aviator Remixed

Praesto Modern Fliegeruhr – Aviator

Gentlemen, let us introduce you to a new watch brand called Praesto. Praesto is a new effort from Giovino Watch Company, a Hong Kong-based unit who’s been in the business for several years producing private labeled watches. For the last few months, we’ve been closely following their progress and they just released their first watch,...

X-Statikally Better Than the Joneses

AV123 X-Statik 5.1 Surround Sound System

Back in May, Ben first spoke about man’s inherent quest for improvement of the audio kind by way of his review of Aperion’s Intimus 4T Hybrid SD System. In Ben’s review he challenged us to find a better performing system for under $1,600. Always up for a challenge, this editor embarked on another type of...

Shooting Down Putts with RifleScope Technology

SeeMore Putters | Private Reserve

When we first teamed up with MyGolfSpy back in June to feature an in-depth behind the scenes look at the making of SeeMore Putters, we may have left some of you waiting for a full review. The wait is finally over as we’ve gotten our hot little hands on two Private Label SeeMore Putters. Hit...

Pure Running Science

ASICS Gel-Kinsei 3

When it comes to running shoes, many runners latch onto a particular brand. While Dusty happens to be a Brooks man, I, on the other hand, live by ASICS. As a cost-conscious individual, I usually get my new pair of Gel Kayano’s at the end of the season on closeout. So, when the opportunity came...

Funky Name, Funky Shoe (A Good Thing)

Onitsuka Tiger | Tsunahiki Lo Black

Originally established in 1949, Onitsuka Tiger has been experiencing a modern day resurrection and is riding a tsunami of momentum with fresh updates to their classic designs. Born from old school 1900-1920 Olympic Tug of War shoes, Onitsuka Tiger combines one part sneaker, one part chukka boot, and one part moccasin to produce one of...

The Street Side of Oliver Peoples

Mosley Tribes Sunglasses

Just because the heat and glare of the summer sun are gone, doesn’t mean the sunglasses are too. In fact, there’s no better time than when you’re scouting fall foliage or a sunrise/sunset drive, especially with the low fall/winter sun. Of course, if you’re having trouble finding a suitable frame for your face, follow our...

See the Time, All the Time

Swiss Military Watch Analog Date Commando Diver

Whether it’s a Panerai, Hamilton, Citizen, or Lum-Tec, they all have one thing in common: power. Specifically, a need of an energy source to power its lume. Swiss Military Watch (SMW) takes a different approach to illumination. They use H3 technology in their watches. H3, or tritium, is the third isotope of hydrogen and when...

License to Fry

Butterball Indoor Electric Turkey Fryer (Win This Thanksgiving Day!)

Win a Butterball Turkey Fryer! | Thanksgiving Day Gear Patrol’s got a shiny new Butterball Turkey Fryer to giveaway. One lucky winner will get a chance to win the fried goodness on Thanksgiving Day (Nov 26, 2009) in a special one-day giveaway as well as a special Black Friday gadget giveway the following day. ENTER...

Rugged, Since 1863

Frye Rogan Hiker

Boots are one of my preferred choices of footwear when the weather starts to turn cold. Whether its trekking across icy salt-laden streets or snow-strewn hills, having a solid pair is certainly a necessity when traversing across adverse terrain. If our selection of Chukka boots doesn’t appeal to your senses or even the Gum Shoes...

Small In Size, Big In Features

Incase Small Messenger Bag

If you’re a fan of traditional backpacks, the Ogio Politan is an excellent choice, but if you prefer a messenger-style laptop bag designed specifically for your spiffy new Apple MacBook, you’ll want to take a look at respected Apple accessory supplier, Incase.

Entry Level, Minus The "Entry Level"

Nikon D3000

If you haven’t noticed, the crew here at Gear Patrol loves to take photos. Not too long ago, this GP contributor was the last member of the crew still trying to take photos of the latest gear with his trusty old point-and-shoot (the venerable, yet aged Canon PowerShot SD200). Feeling that it was time to...

Beneficial, Not Artificial

Pangea Organics Egyptian Calendula and Blood Orange Facial Cleanser

No matter how well you rock that cardigan, people are still going to look at your face. Finding the right product to maintain good man-hygiene can be a daunting task. There’s no telling what’s those fancy-ass bottles, and choosing the wrong one can irritate your skin. Pangea Organics sent Gear Patrol their Egyptian Calendula and...

Still Walking Strong

Johnnie Walker Black Label 100

We’ve got an affinity for Johnnie Walker Black Label. As proof (no pun intended), it was the only liquor that we managed to have 2 bottles of in our bar, save for some Cuervo. It just so happens that Johnnie Walker Black Label is turning 100 this year, and we find this a cause for...

Long on Name, Big on Protection

Jack Black Double-Duty Face Moisturizer (SPF 20)

Fall is officially here and now isn’t the time to start skimping on sun protection. Whether you’re walking down the block or sitting in the stands, you’re still exposing yourself to damaging UVA and UVB radiation. UVB are the rays that cause sunburn while UVA is the one that penetrates deep into the base layer...

The One Remote to Rule Them All

Logitech Harmony 900 Universal Remote

Clutter is something the editors here at Gear Patrol hate. While you might have an excuse for rocking an unkempt desk, your coffee table deserves order. If you’re still rocking a pile of remotes, having failed to buy a Logitech Harmony One remote, now is the time to check out the latest offering from the...

Fuzzy-Yellow, Ball-Bashing Battle Axe

Head YouTek Radical MP Racquet

This year’s tennis Grand Slam season just ended in spectacular fashion at the US Open. Without a doubt, there were a slew of memorable moments. Melanie Oudin’s amazing run to the quarters springs to mind, along with Federer’s between-the-legs passing shot. There were also a few regrettable ones, as well, like Serena’s screaming semifinal match...

Reading, With An Ergonomic Edge

Atlas Book and Copy Stand

We’re willing to bet that there’s a good number of you who spend long hours seated at a desk while work or studying. The Gear Patrol Crew is no different. You can find us hunched over our desk tweaking photos, writing articles, and trying to provide quality content for you, our readers, at all hours...

Bombastic, In A Good Way

LÜM-TEC Combat B2 Watch

In the industry that measures time, longevity is often a testament of success. However, a strong design and build can rally a ravenous following in short order, as well. Such is the case with LÜM-TEC who, only a year after its introduction, is making waves. Big waves. We’re talking the kind of waves you get...

What if you could improve your posture just by pressing a button?

iPosture

Gear Patrol has written about custom suits, custom shirts and pants. Consequently, there’s no doubt that you’ve evolved into the best dressed man around, but if you’ve got posture like Quasimodo, you still won’t look good no matter what you wear. The worst part about having bad posture is that you’re probably the last one...

The Original Sportswallet

J.Fold Wallets | Giveaway

We're giving away J.Fold Sportswallets to two lucky readers. Step inside for our take on these essential accessories and to see how you can win.

THX Certified, Desk-Shaking, Computer Speaker Bliss

Razer Mako 2.1 THX Speakers

So, you picked up a nice new computer during one of the back to school sales last month. Maybe you even got a free iPod Touch to go with it. Chances are, you’re lacking some quality audio to project all the music and videos you’ve been downloading. No matter how good you think those stock...

Popcorn Really Is Good For You

Popcorn Hour A-110

It seems that every brand is coming out with their own media streamer, and, to their credit, things are getting better, with support for nearly every decent codec and media file out there. After doing our due diligence and research (and a recommendation from a friend), Gear Patrol decided to check out the Popcorn Hou...

Messenger Bags Aren't Your Only Option

OGIO Politan Laptop Backpack

For some of us, the lazy days of summer are coming close to an end and it’s almost time to get back to school. For the rest of us, we’re still slaving away behind a desk working on TPS reports. Regardless of whether you’re making the morning trek across campus, or across town, or making...

Be A Better Man In 30 Days | Day 4: Know How To Handle a 5-Speed

Driving a manual transmission is slowly working its way into the history books. Especially in this day and age, what with the higher-end manufacturers making SMG, PDK, flappy paddle gearboxes, and various other clutchless-manuals (no, not automatic’s with shiftmatic settings) that perform equally and sometimes better than even the best drivers. It seems fewer and...

Neocutis Bio-Restorative Skin Cream

Post-holiday stress and the piss-poor economy wreaking havoc on your skin? Look to Neocutis and look no further. I’ve been using their bio-restorative skin cream with PSP for almost two months now, and the results are dramatic, to say the least. Exclusive to Neocutis, PSPs, or Processed Skin Proteins (not from Sony), are derived from...

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