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Cafino Coffee Maker

The Cafino Coffee Maker ($165) is a lean coffee brewer with a tasteful aesthetic meant to ease the daily grind. Made of borosilicate glass (thermal stress resistant — think Pyrex) and stainless steel, this Tassilo von Grolman designed brewer utilizes a steel mesh sieve to reduce waste while extracting the perfect flavor. After brewing, remove the...

K-Cup, The Next Generation...

Keurig Vue V700 Brewing System

We’ve previously discussed the virtues of the Keurig brewing system and its thankfully-ubiquitous K-cup as a handy solution for a quick fix of caffeine. Now after years of success, it’s time to introduce K-cup’s second act – the Keurig Vue ($212). Gone are the days of having only one “brew” choice, and only physical buttons. Now...

211 Most Popular Posts of 2011

In the course of a year it’s easy to forget just how much stuff crosses our desks and just how much of that we write about. For 2011 it was more than ever — with nearly 3,000 posts published. And it being that time of year, it’s time to wrap up, like last year, with...

Dig In, Fight Through, Hack Away

Cold Steel Special Forces Shovel

Think of the Cold Steel Special Forces Shovel ($35) as a cross between a camping trowel and a tomahawk. If you happened to formerly be a member of the Special Forces of the Main Intelligence Department of the General Staff of the Russian Army (a.k.a Spetsnaz GRU), this bad boy may even look familiar. It’s...

Because It's Time to Stop Packing with Ziplocks

Temple Dopp Kit

Temple’s soon-to-be-released Dopp Kitt ($55) is a great looking upgrade for those of you wanting to class up your travel gear. Its amazing rugged looks come from re-claimed WWII era canvas that’s been weathered, aged, and reborn into a bag. The leather detailing has also been salvaged off Swiss bread bags from the 1940s. Measuring...

Timboes From Another Era

Timberland Boot Company Colrain ReIssue Boot

Nope, these aren’t the Timboes you’ve come to know, but rather Timberland’s vintage-inspired line: the Timberland Boot Company. Inspired by the hard times of mass industrialization in New England and Northern England, the boot ranges are appropriately named: Colrain Reissue, Counterpane, Labourer, and Wodehouse. A personal favorite (and pair owned) is the decidedly gritty water-resistant...

Entry Level for Apple, But Solid None the Less

Apple MacBook (Fall 2009)

Updated in the fall of 2009, Apple’s entry-level MacBook packs a bevy of worth while features that make it a promising computer for those uninterested in PCs and with no need for the more powerful MacBook Pro line. Squeaking in just below the $1,000 price point, the white polycarbonate MacBook now features Apple’s new unibody...

Rugged Chinos For The Rugged Man

Mountain Khakis Original Mountain Pant

If you’ve ever been attacked by a mountain lion, used your teeth instead of a chainsaw to fell a tree, or lifted your truck out of a ditch with your bare/bear hands and are in the market for some pants… you’ve probably owned or heard of Mountain Khakis (we have). The 7+ year old outdoor...

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...

Gear Patrol Desktop Wallpaper

It Won’t Make Your Monitor Bigger, But It’ll Sure Look Nicer Upgrade your screen with a GP Wallpaper Ever wondered how much time you spend staring at that monitor you’re looking at right now? Probably more than you’re willing or want to admit. Upgrade your screen with this free Gear Patrol desktop wallpaper. We figured...

ManPoll Results: NFL or College Football?

A few weeks ago we asked GP readers if they preferred College or NFL football. A 110 of you voted and after our ridiculously scientific analysis we determined this: You guys pretty much love football. There you have it.

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