Products are at the heart of everything we do at Gear Patrol, so exploring the wide and varied world of collecting for Issue Nine of the magazine was a no-brainer. But we didn’t want to just record various stockpiles of people’s stuff. Instead, we took a deep dive over the course of 208 pages into the very core of this universal human impulse — not just what we collect or how we collect it, but why we collect: what it means, where it takes us and how we’re shaped by the pursuit.
The results are engaging, illuminating and often unexpected, from hunting the most covetable (and rapidly vanishing) Japanese whiskies to the evolution of surfing told through San Diego surf legend Eric “Bird” Huffman’s massive surfboard collection to a primer on keeping your digital life walled off from Big Tech’s own invasive and highly profitable collecting techniques.
And of course we find, test and discuss the very best products currently on the market. We drive the beastly new Porsche 911 in Valencia, Spain, go hands-on with W.H Ranch’s exquisite historical-reproduction denim, put the most lust-worthy gym equipment to the test, and head to Geneva to select our top timepiece from this year’s SIHH show. Whether you’re exploring the great outdoors or experimenting in your kitchen — or anywhere in between — we have you covered with the right gear, right now.
Gear Patrol Magazine: Issue Nine is available now at the Gear Patrol Store. Grab one for your own collection.
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Issue Nine will ship the week of 3/24/2019