Today in Gear: October 9, 2014

Today in Gear: Porsche’s GTS is back, tools for your beard, Baxter’s best shower bar ever, a handheld espresso device, the G-Tech G-Speed Studio R Thunderbolt 2 and more.



Beardbrand x Kent Comb Collection
Whether your aim is full-out lumberjack or the refined Dali-inspired ‘stache, facial hair means nothing without a proper tool to tame it. For their proprietary line of beard combs, Beardbrand employed the services of Kent, one of the most respected names in brushes and combs, recognized by cultured men the world over. These are as good as they come.

Baxter of California Exfoliating Body Bar
The rough equivalent to being scrubbed by a throng of sirens, this new body bar from Baxter of California gives a clean so good you’ll shower twice. Pumice, jojoba meal, and crushed olive seeds strip away caked grime and dead skin cells under a rich aromatic lather of cedarwood and oak moss. Lava soap finally founds its match. $16

Porsche 911 GTS
The GTS is back, arriving at 60 in 3.8 seconds with a 430 hp version of the Carrera S’s 3.8-liter flat six engine. The body is based on the wider S models and comes standard with Alcantara suede inside, 20-inch gloss black wheels and xenon headlights outside and a sweet GTS air intake for deeper breathing.

Kitsbow Icon Shirt
These limited-edition shirts are tough. Made from Pendleton wool with laser-cut 3X Dry Schoeller shoulder and elbow panels, they’re fully suited for biking down a dirt trail or drinking beer outside. In two colors — grey and navy plaid — the biking shirts also feature shoulder gussets for improved ventilation and maneuvering, and articulated sleeves and cuffs. $195

G-Tech G-Speed Studio R Thunderbolt 2
Electronic hardware that doesn’t project, light up or buzz! The new product from G-Tech has one responsibility: store data. With four bays capable of storing up to 24TB, it’s a premium storage RAID system. It’s also fast. The Thunderbolt 2 technology allows it to transfer files at up to 700MB/sec. Lag time be warned. $2,200+

Wacaco Minipresso
The camping/hiking equivalent of a Russian nesting doll, many components unscrew from this mini espresso press. It’s 100 percent hand pumped and operated — meaning no nitrogen cartridges. Admittedly, it’s a lot of work for a small cup of strong coffee. But waking up in the cool damp wild is when espresso tastes best. $65

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