Vans Syndicate | Max Schaaf Pack

I was cruising through the lil’ downtown area of the F-Dub this weekend on my Sector 9, when I decided to hit up the local skate shop to see if I could find some new shoes. Every time I darken the door of Plus, the selection of shoes pretty much overwhelms me (they have a...

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Sector 9 Carbon Trylam TR3 Longboard

A couple weeks ago I was out at Panama City Beach enjoying myself in the good weather, partaking in spring break activities, and hanging out with some coeds. Amidst the long nights and chillin’ on the beach, I found time to hit up a surf shop and next thing you know, I’ve got myself a...

Sandle + Shoe = Sanuk

Sanuk Sidewalk Surfer

A couple months back, I was at a local surf shop looking for a new pair of sunglasses when I came across a pair of Sanuk Sidewalk Surfers. Intrigued by their design and mantra, “It’s not a shoe, It’s a sandal,” I tried them on and thought… nice… then I promptly scooped up a pair....

It's Like Wearing A Hockey Puck On My Wrist... and I Like It

Nixon 51-30 PU Chrono

I can always appreciate a well-crafted timepiece with the kind of design and flair that leaves me thinking, “damn, that’s dope!” I don’t know about the rest of you, but I think it’s kind of ridiculous to spend a couple G’s on something that tells time. Yeah, it might give your current altitude, something you...

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Improve Your Core. Don't Wear Heels.

Indo Board

I’m a big fan of looking for alternative ways to work out. This might sound blasphemous coming from a Gear Patrol writer, but, honestly, the gym just isn’t my thing. Growing up I was really into board sports (skateboarding, surfing, snowboarding, etc…). Not only was catching a wave or rocking a fakie fun, the hours...

Burton Wheelie Flight Deck

Whether you’re taking off to see family, to hit the slopes, or packing up for a wild weekend in Vegas, the Burton Wheelie Flight Deck is a great luggage choice for any mini-getaway – especially for those of you who feel constricted by a weekend bag. Having purchased this guy’s big brother (Burton Wheelie Double...

Clarks Original Desert Boot

With winter officially here (for us Floridians), I figured it was time to buy a pair of boots. Most magazines will have men buy shoes/clothing an entire season in advance, but I prefer the just-in-time approach. So, in lieu of sporting Timbos this year, I decided to go with another classic. The Clarks Desert Boot...

Supra Footwear

When it comes to buying a pair of sneakers, I’m on a mission. I probably own far more than I need, but rocking the same pair everyday isn’t my thing and as a Gear Patrol reader I’m sure it’s not yours either. As I’ve grown older and become a little more refined (ha), my tastes...

Salute To Those Who Have Served

In November 1919, President Wilson proclaimed November 11th as the first commemoration of Armistice Day with the following words: “To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the...

KTM 990 Super Duke

The Duke Saturday, Fort Walton Beach – 80 degrees in October, not a cloud in the sky… think I’m going to ride. As a gear freak I’m always out and about trying to find the new hotness. On this particular day, I was cruising along the Gulf Coast throwing the deuces to my fellow riders...

Tippman A-5

Definitely Not A Rental Paintball Gun Looking for an all around kick ass paintball marker? Then look no further than the Tippmann A-5. With its all aluminum die cast receiver and extra-sturdy black finish, the A-5 is one of the toughest markers available. Its patented Cyclone Feed System links the feeder sprocket to the air...

Fearless 28 Yacht by Porsche Design

You think you have a sweet speed boat? Great. Now you don’t. At least not with this beautiful monster on the waters. From the same guys that bring you the 911 GT3 RS, Porsche design mashed up with Fearless Yachts to create the Fearless 28. What is the Fearless 28 you may ask? Well according...

N.E.R.D. | Seeing Sounds

The Neptunes consist of Grammy Award winning producers and songwriters Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo, but the N.E.R.D. tri-fecta consists of Pharrell Williams, Chad Hugo, and longtime friend Shae Haley. ‘Seeing Sounds’ is an intense mash-up of hip-hop beats, rock riffs, rumbling crunk rhythms and soul music. This diversity of sound is what N.E.R.D. is...

Summer Gear Essential: Board Shorts

The warm weather is upon us and if it’s a nice sunny day, more than likely you’ll find me on the beach. Whether it’s over the weekend or you happen to call in sick (cough), there’s definitive gear you need to take with you when hitting up the local [insert place with large body of...

Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots

If you haven’t played any of the Meetal Gear series then MSG4 is a good way to get your feet wet. Guns of the Patriots is the fourth installment of the Metal Gear Solid series, by Kojima Productions and if you’ve seen the game trailers then you know this game is nothing short of bad...

Rainbow Sandals

Summer is officially here and if you are looking for a nice pair of sandals to rock with your linen pants and board shorts, look no further. Established in 1974 Rainbow is generally regarded as a high-end flip-flop (as opposed to ordinary foam rubber ones) due to their construction with a leather thong and foot...

REI Travel Document Organizer Wallet

Sometimes when I’m traveling abroad it’s kind of a pain in the arse to stay organized and remain compact. Usually I have my wallet in one pocket, passport in another, boarding passes in another, and a bunch of other gear spread out between the 10 pockets on my carry-on bag. Yes, it might be a...

ESPN Ultimate Remote

Just when you thought you couldn’t get enough sports data crammed into your life, with 10 ESPN channels in 11 different languages, ESPN finds a way. That’s right guys, the ESPN universal remote is the real deal and not a hoax. Like any other universal remote this one unifies all your remotes into one and...

Thomas R. Lord | New GP Contributing Editor

From the Editor – Good things come in pairs, right? Well, I’d like to introduce you to the second of Gear Patrol’s two new contributing editors. Undoubtedly, you’ve seen Thomas’ posts already, but it’s time for a formal introduction. Lord joins us from Fort Walton Beach and we’re pretty stoked about what he’s bringing to...

The Roots | Rising Down

I was put onto the roots a couple years back. Their blend of hip hop with live instrumentals gives them that distinct sound and sets them apart from the other groups we hear polluting the sound waves. The Grammy award-winning group has just released their 10th album release, Rising Down. The title comes from William...

Mission Bicycle

It’s had been a long time since I’ve hopped on a bicycle and cruised around the neighborhood. It’s been so long in fact that I don’t even own a bicycle anymore. Having been in and out of various sporting good stores and bike shops browsing for a trusty steed to pedal around, it was tough...

GoPro Digital Hero 3 Sports Wrist Camera

The GoPro Digital HERO 3 Sports Camera is easy to use during any activity. This shockproof/waterproof wrist camera makes it easy to shoot digital video and photos during your favorite sporting activities. Miniature size and patented versatility combine with TV resolution video and 3 megapixel photos to form a highly-convenient and fun sports camera. You...

Incase iPhone Slider Case

I’ve never been much of a case man and every phone I have owned has been rocked with no protection and have the battle scars to prove it. Last year I bought an iPhone and until last weekend, never sported a case for it, until I walked into an Apple store and sighted the Incase...

Grand Theft Auto IV

If you haven’t been living in a cave then you know that Grand Theft Auto IV is the fourth installment of Rockstar Games popular series. GTA IV has you playing the role of Niko Bellic, an immigrant straight off the boat from Eastern Europe. Niko is convinced by his cousin to cross the pond and...

Marc Ecko Cut & Sew

Cut & Sew recently launched a store (one of seven) this past weekend here in Tampa’s Westfield Plaza and I attended the opening in search of some gear. Searching through the store I found some items that I liked and the general vibe was chill. The clothes were on the casual side, with a dash...

Powell Peralta Skull and Sword Deck

Re-issued decks are the Mitchelle and Ness jerseys to the skate world. I can recall plenty of times when I was out skating running into some older dude claiming ‘I used to skate’. I would hand them my deck and they would try to pop and ollie, there’s nothing like knowing that you still got...

Resistance 2

Resistance 2 is an upcoming science fiction first person shooter video game for the PlayStation 3. It is currently in development by Insomniac Games and will continue to be published by Sony Computer Entertainment America. The game is scheduled for a European release in November 2008 and a North American release in Fall 2008. The...

De Grisogono Meccanico DG Limited Edition

[click on image to enlarge] The De Grisogono Meccanico DG is an innovative new watch and despite of its digital looks, it’s entirely mechanical. The watch is constructed of 651 separate pieces and contains no LEDs or digital parts. Made out of titanium, this piece is built to last and is going to be in...

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