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Today in Gear: October 13, 2015

Suunto's Traverse Collection of sports watches, Razor's newest trike drifter, the Canon Powershot G9 X and more.


Gear Up for Fall Mountain Biking

Mountain biking in the fall requires the right gear to keep you warm and performing at your peak. These pieces are the best of the best.


Make This Spoon-Lickin' Texas-Style Chili con Carne

James Beard-winning author Robb Walsh's fail-proof recipe for classic Texas-style chili.

Master Your Domain

The Right Tools for Every Job


We’ve broken things down to match the requirements of what you can use in your current life situation -- be you an apartment renter, condo dweller, homeowner or professional contractor.

The Rise of Ed Schoenfeld

The Man Behind New York's Best Chinese Food


Ed Schoenfeld of RedFarm and Decoy is serving up what Zagat calls the best Chinese food in New York City. He invited us for lunch to photograph his home and pantry.

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5 Legendary Central Texas Barbecue Joints

Searching for the best barbecue on Earth? Start in Central Texa

Home Theater Jargon, Decoded by the Pros

Understanding the stat sheet

Why Contemporary Menus Suck

Keep those food words in check.

Rare Forms of 5 Everyday Cars

We the outliers for a spin

The Chronograph, Explained

GP's Jason Heaton explains how chronograph watches work and suggests five of the best.

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A City with a New Nickname and a whole lot more

72 Hours in Toronto

That all roads lead to Toronto is, in Canada anyway, both a hard fact and a metaphorical truth. Good thing it's one of the most exciting cities on the North American continent right now.

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Fresh Tracks, Flintlock Rifles

Trying to kill venison in wintry north Pennsylvania is hard. Doing it with a weapon invented 400 years ago can be an exercise in futility. But there's also no better reminder that hunting is about much more than just bagging game.

Father of the modern SUV, for better or worse

The History of the Jeep Wagoneer, the First Sport Utility Vehicle

You can't build a successful SUV today without incorporating comforts like leather and DVD players alongside trail-dominating suspension and chunky all-terrain tires. If any car proved this formula was a successful one, it was the car that did it first: the Jeep Wagoneer.

What's New, Now

Today in Gear: October 9, 2015

Isaora's moto shell, Out of the Valley's beautiful bespoke cabins, a gorgeous table set from Floyd Detroit, a sidecar bicycle and more.

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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

10 Hot Chocolates to Try This Winter

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.