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Today in Gear: October 8, 2015

The Quip toothbrush, TinyMOS's new camera aims for the stars, Porsche's newest addition to its Black Edition series and more.


Stop Marathoning and Start Fondo-ing

Call it a fondo, sportive, randonnée, bike race -- regardless, it's time you give it a try.

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13 Great Concept Cars to Keep the Automotive Dream Alive

You may not be able to drive them, but you can dream them.

Urban Clothes with Outdoor Approval

Cole Haan x Mountain Hardwear


Cole Haan, with the help of Mountain Hardwear, has expanded their outerwear line with technical pieces designed for the city.

Buy Wax, Go Fast

A Guide to Ski and Snowboard Waxes


Wax is an often overlooked key to a good time on the slopes. Make sure you aren't caught out with the wrong kind this winter.

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The Great Book of Cabin Envy

All the log houses you can handle.

The 10 Programs Ruling Fitness in 2015

Soul Cycle and CrossFit begat a wave of new fitness programs. Brush up on these current and upcoming selections, from Flywheel to 305 Fitness.

The Definitive Briefcase Buying Guide

Put the backpack down and step away slowly with your hands up. On second thought, put your hands on one of these.

Everything You Need to Start Practicing Yoga

Don't just make a trip to Lulu and call it a day.

Great Coffee Makers for the Office

Maintain caffeination and morale.

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From backcountry steeps to crosscountry flats

The Best Skis of Winter 2015/2016

On piste, over deep powder, through tree-dotted lines and around grandmother's house: There are many ways to get down a mountain. Here are the eight best skis to strap on for every type of skier.

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A Video Tour of the Process from 12 Bourbon Distilleries

How Bourbon Is Made

We toured 12 distilleries in a five-day blitz, asking everyone we met to walk us through the bourbon-making process. Here, you'll find all of the steps that go into making America's unique take on whiskey.

What's New, Now

Today in Gear: October 8, 2015

The Quip toothbrush, TinyMOS's new camera aims for the stars, Porsche's newest addition to its Black Edition series and more.

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Value your time and your teeth

Why Your Days of Toothbrush Shopping are Over

Time is the most valuable resource you have. So why waste it shopping for toothbrushes? Quip is a new approach to oral care that improves on the old way of doing things in every conceivable way, short of brushing your teeth for you. Here's how it works.

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Cocoa Goes Craft

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Hot chocolate has an artisan niche that's on par with the craft beer scene. So next time you’re seeking a second wind, or a substitute for a post-ski IPA, consider one of these delicious cocoas.

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How Custom Skis Are Made

From client evaluation to material selection to labor, one thing’s clear: making custom skis takes patience and skill. We got an up-close look.

When in Rome

The Calendar Watch, Explained

If you thought figuring out the Gregorian calendar, with its short months and leap years, was hard, try building a mechanical timepiece that will do it. Fortunately, watchmakers never shy away from a challenge.

How Yoga Can Improve Your Athletic Practice

Talking Yoga and Mountain Biking with Ryan Leech

Ryan Leech is a professional trials mountain biker, yogi and all-around nice guy. We sat down to ask him how yoga and mountain biking work together and how athletes can incorporate yoga into their own athletic practice.