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Today in Gear: July 1, 2015

The ZTE Spro 2 might just be the best steaming projector, PIQ is a new wearable for golfers, the sequel to Brandon Stanton's Humans of New York and more.

For The People, By The People

50 Made-in-America Style Brands, Doing It Right

Made in America matters, now more than ever. We've collected the best footwear, apparel, denim, bags and EDC, all made here in the USA.


The Best Books, Movies and Podcasts to Learn About American History

Easy and enjoyable ways to remember what you forgot in school.


How Climate Affects Wine Grapes

Growing Pinot Noir in Napa Valley is like growing apples in Puerto Rico. Our wine expert explains.


Behind the Scenes with Allen Edmonds

A tour of the Allen Edmonds factory in Wisconsin reveals why the brand has such a devout following.

Popular Gear Guides

Watch Straps to Beat the Heat

Summer can be hard on a nice watch strap. Here are five that can take the heat.

Tools to Organize Your Desk

Time to tidy up.

Hi-Fi Bluetooth Speakers

Sound quality and Bluetooth have reconciled their differences.

The Right Gear for Every Type of Camper

From the ultralight to the ultra luxurious.

Clubs to Improve Your Handicap

With these five clubs, you can literally buy birdies.

Killer Sunglasses Under $60

UV protection on the cheap.

The Only Sneakers You'll Need This Summer

Shoes ready for rising temps and longer days.

Bushcraft Knives For Field Survival

Your best friend in the merciless woods.

Hydration Packs for Running

The tops packs water and gear on the move.

Get Your Coffee Beans Online

The best part of waking up.

Packing the Perfect Camp Cooler

Elevate your backwoods cuisine.

Take Pride in Your Hide

American-Made Leather Goods


From boots to watch straps to jackets to fedoras to footballs, leather gear made in America is more plentiful than ever.

The drive is the destination

The Roads Less-Traveled


Long holiday weekends aren't just for sleeping in and backyard barbeques. Hop in the car, embrace the fresh air and hug the asphalt like you don't have a care in the world.

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What's New, Now

Today in Gear: July 1, 2015

The ZTE Spro 2 might just be the best steaming projector, PIQ is a new wearable for golfers, the sequel to Brandon Stanton's Humans of New York and more.


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Still Make 'Em Like They Used To

Behind the Scenes with Allen Edmonds

Few apparel brands have the same diehard brand loyalty that Allen Edmonds has. A look behind the scenes at their Port Washington, Wisconsin factory reveals what makes them so special.

What's New, Now

Today in Gear: June 30, 2015

TaylorMade revolutionizes the putter, Yesler is reviving American manufacturing, the Fabric Chamber multitool is the best new bike tool and more.

Explaining Our Shades of Red, White and Blue

Where We Find Our Pride in America

An open-ended question about national pride produces patriotism, shame for our wrongdoings, and every shade of red, white and blue in between.

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Today in Gear: June 29, 2015

Bose delivers its best mini bluetooth speaker to date, new leather goods from both Winter Session and Tanner Goods, an iconic Italian cycling brand is revived and more.

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What to see, read and hear

This Week in Culture: June 27, 2015

Gay marriage is legalized nationwide, Marc Maron interviews POTUS, a profile on Kendrick Lamar, the influence of Taylor Swift, big beer goes craft beer shopping and a new Mission Impossible trailer is out.

Baja for Non-Tourists

Going Off the Grid and Underwater in Cabo Pulmo

Returning from Cabo Pulmo, I wondered why I surround myself with so much stuff and so many complications when my happiest moments are the exact opposite: living out of a backpack, following the rhythms of climate and culture, and turning off the phone.