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From field to foot

Nike GS Football Boot

Fresh off the Euro 2012 soccer tournament, which showcased the most insolvent talented European nations, comes the Nike GS Football Boot ($300), Beaverton’s greenest, lightest, and most innovative soccer boot to date. Most of the material is derived

High Living

Design Spotlight: LEAP

The living ecological alpine pod, or LEAP, wears its heart right on its name tag and provides all of the benefits of traditional mountain shelters -- think trekking basecamps, not lavish homes -- but with a significantly smaller environmental

A Different Kind of Board Room

Karton Cardboard Furniture

If you thought IKEA was the krill of the furniture food chain, you’d be wrong. Rather than wasting energy coating particle board to become modern furniture for the every man, Karton simply uses heavy duty cardboard to achieve the

Saved by Zero

Zero XU Electric Motorcycle

We don’t subscribe to the belief that everything purported as “green” is actually worth your time and money -- no matter how hard Oprah stares us down. Still, the new Zero XU electric motorcycle makes our good book for a host

G-Rated Swinging

Reclaimed Wood Tree Swing

We can always count on the creative individuals selling through Etsy to inspire us with the grass-roots feel and care that oozes from their products. This reclaimed wood tree swing ($150) from Philadelphia based PegandAwl for instance had us instantly

Don't Leave Your Eco-Conscience Hanging

ReThink Hanger

You won’t catch us driving solar powered scooters or living cut off from the energy grid, but we at Gear Patrol do appreciate an occasional nod to the environment. Especially when it’s a brilliant, simple idea and only

Old Wood With A New Purpose

Haskel Sears Reclaimed Hardwood Furniture

We all love Ikea for what it is, but no self-respecting man passes a fiberboard desk down to his kids. At some point we have to grow up and invest in furniture that will leave a legacy, so it only makes

Save Power, Money, and Outlets.

Belkin Conserve Valet

Popular electronics accessory manufacturer Belkin has made strides over the last several years to provide consumers with eco-friendly power solutions that help us stay green with minimal inconveniences in our daily life. The conserve valet ($40) is one of the more

A Personalized Accessory That's Rugged and Green

Freitag F23 iPad Sleeve

Fed up with only having leather, neoprene, or microfiber material options when it comes to protecting your iPad? Then perhaps you'd prefer the used truck tarpaulin found in Freitag's F23 iPad sleeve ($80). Like all Freitag bags, these sleeves are

Built for Summer and The Planet

Simple Flippee Recycled PET Flip-Flop


Europeans may never fully understand it but when the heat of summer arrives state sid, we American's instinctively reach for our flip-flops. Despite really being nothing more than a sole and thong strap though, it's been our experience that many guys hold

Nothing But 100% Silk Wool Touches This Body

Ramblers Way Wool


By Guest Writer and Outdoor Enthusiast Sandy Bandu Yes, it’s true - and once you try it you will likely never go back. Forget cotton, forget polyester; lightweight, merino wool is all you need. This writer will go so far as to

Redefining The Notion of Drinking Responsibly

360 Vodka Giftset


Ok so "green" and "vodka" aren't typically words that you'd normally associate with one another - unless, of course, you're referring to the facial coloring of someone whose imbibed too much. 360 Vodka, though, is out to change that. Crafted from

Bamboo: More Than Just Feng Shui

Degree 6 Clothing

mn0043aLately, green has been the new black. Everyone is cashing in on the environmentally organofriendly trend, especially clothiers. While being chemical and pesticide free is certainly a good thing, we still need to improve our efforts to improve water conservation. No

Skip Home Depot, Go Salvage

Heritage Salvage Reclaimed Building Materials


Gear Patrol readers who consider themselves floor-ophiles may want to set your browsers to visit Heritave Salvage Reclaimed Building Materials. Based in Petaluma, California, Heritage carries materials sourced only from fallen, endangered, or abandoned structures. They call it repurposing. We call

Eco-Friendly Meets Bahnstormer

BMW 335d Diesel


265 horsepower. 425 lb-ft torque. 0-60mph in 5.9 sec. 36 mpg. Zoiks. Powered by BMW's buttery smooth 3.0 turbocharged inline-6 advanced diesel engine, the BMW 335d hits the roads with a singular mission: prove you can have your cake and eat it

Your Reward for Less Waste? How About More Wine.

French rabbit Wines


I love wine. I love to drink it, to discuss its complex flavors, and, most of all, to enjoy the time shared with friends over a good bottle. Well, if the folks at French rabbit wines have their way,

The Most Energy Efficient Flat Panel HDTV Ever

Samsung UN46B7000 LED Green HDTV

samsung-un46b7000 Until OLED really takes off in the consumer market, LED backlit LCD screens (yes that's what these TVs are, not LED TVs) like the Samsung UN46B7000 will be riding the cutting edge of HDTV technology. That's because screens of this type

A Bright Idea

Altus Lumen PAD-L LED light

altus_lumen_1 It's ironic that when most people go into the wilderness, they don't think much about the environmental impact of the gear they use. Well, the engineers at Altus Lumen have thought about it. A lot. They say that this, the PAD-L,

Black & Decker Power Monitor

Now You Know... And Knowing Is Half The Battle

Black-Decker-Power-Monitor.jpgBeing the savvy, well-educated Gear Patrol technophile that you are, you’ve certainly noticed that one of the most consistent wallet wasting trends of recent months has been the steady increase in energy costs across virtually

Paperwork Recycled Storage Basket

Paper Basket?

paperwork-recylced-paper-wastebasket.jpgRecycled paper as a storage basket. Clever. The Paperwork Recycled Storage Basket from Mocha comes with a purposed design: to banish clutter. Not a new concept, I know. Rather, the unique premise of this storage basket comes from the fact that it's made from

BRABUS Smart Fortwo Brabus

A 45 MPG BRABUS. Yeah...


The notion of miles per gallon and efficiency don't really come to mind when one thinks ofBRABUS. As a matter of fact, terms like "what the hell?", "why?", "holy shit", and "you've gotta be kidding" tend to be conjured

Belkin Conserve

Live Green And Still Live Easy


As self a proclaimed technology addict it's been hard justifying my desire for national sustainability considering that even while turned off my home theater has enough lights glowing to rival the Vegas strip. I jest not. belkin-conserve.jpg

Honeywell Programmable Thermostat

Being Green = Making Green

Honeywell-Programmable-Thermostat.jpgOne of the single greatest ways to save money is controlling your home's energy usage. The average household spends $2,000-$3,000 over the course of a year on energy bills. With a simple $50 investment and an hour of your time,

Voltaic Backpack

Charged Up, Eco-Style

You can’t exactly plug your iPod into the nearest tree.

Ahhh, the great outdoors. There’s nothing like the fresh air and open spaces that Mother Nature provides. The GP crew

Why Your Next Car Will Be A Diesel

The Argument for Diesel Powered Vehicles

2009 BMW 335d

GP.EDITORIAL.gif By Bradley Hasemeyer & Eric Yang: With the arrival of the 2009 BMW 3-Series Diesel, quite possibly the most ubiquitous

Lotus Eco Elise

lotus_eco_elise-thumb.jpgWhat makes an already incredible sports car an even better one? A touch of eco-ness. Enter, the Lotus Eco Elise. A Lotus Elise made of sustainable materials (hemp hard top, sisal and hand applied water-based paint), flexible solar

Hudson Furniture Inc. Knight Base Table


Sustainable means anything but blasé. Case in point - the Knight Base Table. Hudson Furniture creates elegant and sophisticated designs with an organic feel and sustainable parts. Its wood slabs are sourced domestically from storm damaged and salvaged trees. The Knight is a custom handmade

Brunton Solaris i6 Foldable iPod Charger


There are some things in this world we just can’t be without. An iPod is one of them. Here in New York, I find being without my iPod actually makes me irritable. Want to make sure that it’s got juice wherever your adventure takes