It’s our 10th anniversary at Gear Patrol and we could think of no better way to celebrate than by celebrating the very thing we’re here to do: products. For Issue Five, we challenged our team to produce 10 (get it?) stunning guides and features that pay homage to product culture: from makers to motorcycles, bikes to boots, hi-fi audio, and beyond. We’ve also introduced a bold new cover design and a fresh look throughout, all of which puts the core of why we’re here at the very front: products. We think you’re going to love it.
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Inside Issue Five
The Winter Gear Guide
And of course, we’ve brought back our seasonal gear bible, with a new, tightly curated guide that features everything from boots to tires, vintage-inspired skis to outerwear. Oh, and 90s cars. Gear up for the best winter ever. Edited by Jack Seemer. Art Directed by Andrew Haynes.
Made in Glashütte
Join Watches Writer Andrew Connor as he reports on how a small village in eastern Germany captured the admiration of watch collectors and enthusiasts worldwide.
The A-Zs of Hi-Fi
Writers Eric Adams, Tucker Bowe and Cofounder Ben Bowers explore the love of hi-fi audio and music in our 26-page guide that cuts through the jargon and gets right down to what matters with great audio.
A Legacy in Leather
Our Outdoors writer, Tanner Bowden journeys to New Hampshire’s White Mountains to visit a fourth-generation bootmaker (Limmer Boots) as he carries on his family trade.
Small, rugged motorcycles are becoming more and more popular. But can they handle 2,678 miles through the Canadian Rockies and brutal stretches of the Denali Highway? Staff Writer Bryan Campbell and expert off-road rider Gregor Halenda put a Ducati Desert Sled and Triumph Scrambler to the ultimate test. Photographed by Sung Han.
The Master Smith
Associate Staff Writer, Emily Singer and Deputy Photo Editor, Henry Phillips travel to Seattle to visit America’s most celebrated bladesmith, Bob Kramer, as he sets out to unravel the mysteries of steel itself.
Gear Patrol’s style writer, John Zientek sits down for an interview with Hiroki Nakamura, the visionary Japanese designer behind the cult fashion label Visvim, ahead of the opening of his first U.S. store. Photographed by Staff Photographer, Chase Pellerin.
Ferrari, 70 Years of Road Cars
It’s a year of anniversaries. Seventy years ago the first car emblazoned with the name Ferrari, accompanied by the signature prancing horse was born in Italy. Global car culture has never been the same nor has our Motoring Editor, Nick Caruso, who pens a heartfelt story about motoring’s most iconic marquee.
Yeti: Beyond the Cooler
The cooler that stormed the world is now backed by a 20,000 square-foot prototyping facility. Our writer, Emily Singer was granted an exclusive look behind the scenes at this new facility to see how Yeti is investing in its future to stay ahead of the pack and expand its product lineup to reach new audiences.
Writer Kristen Marano and photographer Sabine Albers, travel across Australia to report on the rising movement of infusing gin with Australian native botanicals to make a gin of their very own.
Allied Cycle Works
Join Assistant Editor of Outdoors, AJ Powell on a visit to the deep south where one company is taking on the impossible.
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A Quick Word: Gear Patrol is a team of journalists and creators, users and enthusiasts. We are on a journey to produce the best damn experience for people who love products. If you love products — shiny or with patina, knowing what’s best, who’s behind them, being inspired by what they enable, learning where they’re from or understanding how they came to exist — then welcome home, and welcome to Issue Five, the 10th Anniversary Issue.