Men’s Journal Announces Gear of the Year 2011- Boardworks Raven Wins!



Men’s Journal Announces Gear of the Year 2011


New York, NY (December 2, 2011) – Men’s Journal magazine announced today its Gear of the Year list of products.

To create the annual list, a team of editors, writers and correspondents tested out hundreds of new products over the past 12 months. They chiseled the list down to the 43 most innovative and game-changing products across a range of categories including sports equipment, apparel, technology and culinary tools. Each selection represents the adventurous and modern spirit of the Men’s Journal reader, going along with the magazine’s tagline, “Live the interesting life.”

The complete list is below and in the December/January “Best of” issue, available on newsstands today.


  • Apple iPad 2
  • Audi A7 (car)
  • Babolat Pure Storm (tennis racket)
  • Black Diamond Amperage (skis)
  • Boardworks Raven (paddleboard)
  • Bob Kramer Carbon Steel Cutlery by Zwilling (kitchen knives)
  • Breville Juice & Blend (juicer)
  • Cerevélo S5 (bike)
  • Cleveland Golf Launcher Ultralite XL270 (golf club)
  • DeLorme inReach (two-way satellite communicator)
  • DeWalt MIG Weld Framing Hammer
  • Droid Bionic (smartphone)
  • Ducati Diavel Carbon (motorcycle)
  • Eye-Fi Mobile X2 (memory card)
  • Fenix TK21 LED Flashlight
  • Fiat 500 (car)
  • Hela Disc (flying-disc)
  • Jones Hovercraft (snowboard)
  • Küat NV (bike hauler)
  • Nike 20XI (golf ball)
  • Nike Free Run +2 (shoes)
  • NOMOS Glashütte Zürich  Weltzeit (watch)
  • North Face Jammu (jacket)
  • Outdoor Research Ambit (gloves)
  • Panasonic TC-P55VT30 (television)
  • Patagonia Ultra Light Down Shirt
  • Revo Guide with Water Lens (sunglasses)
  • Sage One 590-4 (fly fishing rod)
  • Salewa ALP Mid GTX (hiking boots)
  • Schuberth C3 (motorcycle helmet)
  • Scosche MyTrek (workout tracker)
  • Sierra Designs Revival 50 (backpack)
  • SmartWool TML Full Zip (hooded sweatshirt)
  • Sonicare AirFloss (teeth flosser)
  • Sonos Play:3 (speakers)
  • Sony NEX-7 (camera)
  • Spalding Never Flat Basketball
  • Specialized Romin Evo Pro (bike seat)
  • Steripen Freedom (water purifier)
  • Tagg Pet Tracker (GPS dog locator)
  • TomTom Go Live 1535M (GPS)
  • Wacom Inkling (digital sketching pen)
  • Warby Parker (eyeglasses)


About Men’s Journal

Launched in 1992, Men’s Journal is an award-winning, general interest men’s lifestyle magazine with a total audience of 3.8 million per issue. Built on the idea that men are always looking to experience and achieve more, Men’s Journal is dedicated to providing its readers with the gear, know-how, style and insights to “live the interesting life.”