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Today in Gear: January 27, 2016

Nisolo's beautifully crafted boot, Hydro Flask's redesigned growler, a new way to keep your lips from cracking this winter and more.

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Today in Gear: June 30, 2015

TaylorMade revolutionizes the putter, Yesler is reviving American manufacturing, the Fabric Chamber multitool is the best new bike tool and more.

What's New, Now

Today in Gear: March 18, 2015

TaylorMade follows the success of its AeroBurner driver with like-minded irons, Smith Optics and Howler Brothers collaborate on two pairs of sunglasses, the beautiful Explorer Axe Collection and more.

What's New, Now

Today in Gear: November 17, 2014

Today in Gear: Suitsupply's new Fall/Winter collection, a rare Leica prototype up for auction, new drivers from Taylormade and more.

Essentials for your next 18

Kit: A Gentleman’s Golf Outing

So you have a “light draw” and you mark a 3 putt each nine. Who doesn’t? Given the onslaught of R&D golf has seen in the last few decades, with the right gear you can still keep your handicap at respectable levels.

Gift Guide
Gifts for the resident jock

12 Guys of Christmas: The Athlete

Part of you doesn’t want to buy The Athlete any gift at all. He roughhouses at the Thanksgiving football game; he runs negative splits at the charity 5K; he seems to be toweling off every time your girlfriend is around. While we’re all worse for wear, he’s aging like a Rodin. But ultimately, he’s a good guy who just really likes to get the blood flowing. He whipped you into shape for Tough Mudder, remember? And who came along for a second opinion when you bought the used Cervelo? Who’s consistently willing to do an aerial chest bump? Yeah, that’s him. Go ahead, get him a little something nice for the holidays this year. We've got all the ideas you need.


Today in Gear: September 19, 2013

Lexdray-Vienna-Copenhagen-and-Dubai-bags-Gear-Patrol Lexdray Vienna, Copenhagen and Dubai Bags
These limited-run packs are ready for globetrotting duty with water-resistant fabric and high-grade hardware. Black models come with black lining; blue models with camo. The Vienna is all-purpose, with pockets aplenty for laptops


Today in Gear: July 30, 2013

Google-Nexus-7-2013-Gear-Patrol Google Nexus 7
2.3 million. No, that's not how much Larry Page makes every time you do a search for "how to bake a potato". It's the number of pixels on Google's newest 7-inch Nexus 7 tablet, which also

A friendlier ghost

TaylorMade Ghost Manta Putter

As a general trend to more forgiving putter options for weekend warriors seemed to validate the putter's size and complexity, last year's TaylorMade Ghost Spider putter was an instant hit. But many golfers weren't sold. Some felt the Ghost Spider

Father’s Day Gift Guide ’12

We don't have to preach about how important fathers are, but we will anyway. This is the man who made you who you are, whether you like it or not -- and since you're reading this post now it looks

Spin Doctor

TaylorMade Penta TP5 Golf Ball

Believing you have the best ball on the market is no small declaration, but TaylorMade firmly feels just that in their new PENTA TP5 ($46). They weren't joking or offering half-hearted proclamations either; these guys really believe it. One of

Off road golf anyone?

TaylorMade ATV Wedge

The average golfer often takes a, shall we say, labyrinthine route to the hole. Though at the end of the round a par is a par no matter how adventurous, it does highlight the importance of having solid short game

Don’t call him junior

TaylorMade R11 S Driver

After taking the driver market by storm last year with the R11 there was only one thing left for TaylorMade to do. Tell all of the white paint detractors, “I told you so”. OK, maybe two things, as they

It's got cojonez

Early Look: TaylorMade RocketBallz

Recently, TaylorMade asked a handful of folks, including GP, to go hands-on with the all-new RocketBallz club franchise. Comprised of two new drivers, two new iron sets, and a golfball, the Rocketballz (aka RBZ) will hit shelves this Spring

Everything, and the kitchen sink.

TaylorMade R11 Irons

When TaylorMade launched their Burner Irons they knew they had a great club. The Burner 2.0 has made TaylorMade the number one selling iron company in golf. While that was great for a large segment of the golfing

Make any club a training aid.

TaylorMade TR3 Speed Sleeve

Vince Lombardi once said, "Only perfect practice makes perfect." True for football, also true for golf. Weighted golf clubs have been a hot training aid for years, but who wants to practice with a club they aren't actually going to play

White is the new black

Taylormade R11 Driver (In-Depth)

Let's just get it out of the way. The Taylormade R11 is white. It's designed to cut down on sun glare and reflections on the crown that can be distracting. Is it unique? Yes, for now.

Compensation to the third power

TaylorMade R11 Driver

When it comes to golf, there's no rest for the weary engineers. The latest volley into the epic battle for longest, baddest driver continues with the upcoming TaylorMade R11. Using a small wrench (included), the driver allows for not one,

Second Burning

TaylorMade Burner 2.0 Irons

Buying a new set of irons can be daunting. It's a big investment and you have to find a set that works for so many different shot needs. Some sets may have great scoring irons but you can't elevate

Super Charged, Super Long

TaylorMade R9 SuperTri Driver


Unsheathing a driver always triggers a little excitement, no matter how many times I've done it. It's the anticipation that something spectacular could happen. The fact that it could be good or bad only adds to the rush. But

Time to Face the New Groove Regulations

Taylormade xFT Wedge


The start of the PGA Tour season is upon us and with it comes a new USGA rule governing grooves. The beloved U-groove that has been the gold standard for scoring wedges for years and is a vast improvement over

Because 5 Pieces Are Better Than, Well, Pretty Much Anything Less

Taylormade Penta TP 5 Layer Golf Ball


It's not uncommon to see a stack of nondescript boxes littering the Gear Patrol mail room. Recently, found amidst said pile was a package from our good friends at Taylormade Golf containing the yet to be released Penta TP golf

When it comes to customization, Taylormade gives you the shaft.

Taylormade R9 Driver Review

r9_driver I have long envied tour players, what with their golf clubs fitted down to the n'th degree. You see, we mere mortal men may buy the same clubs, but they bear little resemblance to what you see used on tour

An Affordable Premium Golf Glove

Taylormade Targa Tour Glove

taylormade-targa-gloveI play golf in the northeast where summer months bring lots of humidity. The last thing that you want to experience is feeling the club slip when you swing. A lot of gloves on the market today simply don't

TaylorMade Drivers: Burner vs. r7 Limited

Are you a Bomber or a Technician?


While putting may be universally accepted as the most important aspect of golf, I believe that driving is the key to enjoying golf. Poor driving puts tremendous pressure on the rest of your game. Yes, missing

August 29-September 1

Patriot Golf Day

Play golf. Support the troops.

It’s not every day you have an opportunity to help others by simply playing a round of golf. Last year Major Dan Rooney, a PGA Professional, USGA member and an

TaylorMade Monza Rossa Spider Putter

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4-time Open winner Bobby Locke famously, and rightly, stated that you, “drive for show, putt for dough.” Nothing ruins a good round or my patience more than dismal putting.

TaylorMade Tour Burner Driver | Editor’s Choice

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Everyone wants to bomb it off the tee. There's nothing more satisfying than blistering a golf ball down the middle of the fairway (in golf anyway). Unfortunately, there is only

TaylorMade r7 CGB Max Driver


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This Fall's unseasonably warm weather has caught everyone off guard but it doesn't mean you can't take advantage of it. How you ask? One word. Golf. Which of course gives you

TaylorMade Daytona Rossa CGB Putter

TaylorMade DaytonaThe new putter from TaylorMade basically breaks down putting to this... it's all about the launch. Their new anti-skid groove system insert (AGSI) is desined to reduce backspin and increase forward roll. That's where you need to stop reading because it gets way

TaylorMade r7 Superquad Driver with Reax Graphite Shaft

Taylormade Superquad r7Dark, cold and seriously sinister. This is the club for the evil geniuses among you. Featuring four Moveable Weight Technology ports, TaylorMade Mens r7 SuperQuad Driver can be set up in one of 120 ways with a variety of four