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Thursday, September 18th
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The beautiful collision of technology and tradition

Chauffeured or in Command, the Bentley Mulsanne Wins

Riding in the back seat of a car often feels more like a punishment than a privilege. But the Bentley Mulsanne makes backseat desirable. Then again, it makes the front seat desirable, too.

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Calling on anyone with a trail name and matching beard

Reminder: Show Us Your Hiking Trail Contest Ends Tomorrow

REMINDER: The GP Day Hiking Photography Contest is underway until Friday, September 19 at 5 p.m. Read on for our entry criteria and a breakdown of the grand prize.

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Waxing Season

Elements: Waxed Canvas

Though it’s gradually becoming usurped by more high tech materials, waxed canvas still remains one of the coolest-looking ways to wick away precipitation. These nine waxed canvas products give bad weather the middle finger and look good doing it.

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New Gear and Stories, Fresh from the Farm

This Week in Sports and Outdoors: September 18, 2014

This Week in Sports and Outdoors: the fastest cyclist on Earth, game-changing avalanche technology, weather-proof Converse kicks and more.

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Pick Your Heated Poison

Tested: Trangia Backpacking Stove, Three Ways

For hikers, cyclists, and backpackers, a Trangia spirit (alcohol) burning stove is a proven option for any number of different overnight excursions. But even so, the variety of sizes, materials and accessories within Trangia’s product line is burdening for anyone in the market, or simply in consideration of an upgrade. We put three different versions through their paces.

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even the greatest defeat can be turned into your greatest victory

Viewfinder: Touch the Sky

Even after an almost fatal accident in 2001 that left him without legs, Alex Zanardi’s outlook remained bright. He returned to motorsports and won a fair share of races at the World Touring Car Championship, then won two medals at the 2012 London Paralympics; this October, he’s taking on the Ironman World Championship triathlon. Tim Hahne’s short for BMW, “Touch the Sky”, is a peek into a day in Zanardi’s life.

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Wear Them Well

The State of Wearables, 2014

Wearable tech is a growing and increasingly diverse market; they all track distance and calories, and most tell time. They all have their pitfalls — battery life, compatibility, reliability, size, price — but what determines the best device is your individual needs. Do you need to streamline your workflow or measure how streamlined your backstroke is? Do you need a sleek timepiece or do you dig the outright nerdy look? Weigh your responses and use our guide of the best options.

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The Little CampStove that Could

Talk Shop: A Look Inside the BioLite Burn Lab

The clean energy stove company BioLite is built on more than just a trendy charging device. We paid their Brooklyn HQ a visit to see firsthand what they’re all about.

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The Drive is the Destination

American Roads Less Traveled, a Driver’s Guide

From the Archives: Long weekends aren’t just for sleeping in and backyard barbecues. Hop in the car, embrace the fresh air and hug the asphalt like you don’t have a care in the world. There are a ton of great roads out there, twisty, straight and some off the beaten path. We’ve listed some of the best (and some less-traveled) for your vacation enjoyment and paired them with the ideal vehicle to maximize the experience.

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What's New, Now

Today in Gear: September 18, 2014

Today in Gear: Nike’s homage to Derek Jeter, Japanese denim from Uniqlo, a legendary design from Dieter Rams revisited and more.

Wednesday, September 17th
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24-Hour Timekeeping

Timekeeping Selects: Tissot Navigator World Time

For the eighth installment of our Timekeeping Selects series with Analog/Shift, we’re presenting a 24-hour timekeeping gem, the Tissot Navigator World Time ($1,650). Beyond its unique method of displaying time, the Tissot’s excellent condition is not to be missed.

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Wearable Replacement? There are apps for that

Who Needs Wearables? These Smartphones and Apps Might Be All You Need

The ostensible benefit of smart watches and health trackers, as far as health goes, is that they allow you to monitor your calories, heart rate, and step count with previously unmatched accuracy. Truth is, a number of upcoming smartphones paired with worthy fitness tracking apps make fitness-tracking wearables redundant.

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Four Generations of the Mazda MX-5 Miata

The Evolution of the Mazda MX-5 Miata

It’s said that driving a slow car fast is one of the greatest automotive thrills, especially when it’s a lightweight, rear-wheel-drive roadster with a rigid chassis, slick manual transmission, phenomenal balance and perfectly-weighted steering — a car like the Mazda Miata. With the latest generation just released, it’s about time we explored the past, present and future of the world’s most popular roadster.

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The cult of the Miata lives

GP Short: A Lap at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in the Most Popular Roadster Ever

Who would’ve imagined that a small, underpowered roadster like the Mazda MX-5 Miata would become the darling of the roadster world? Gear Patrol traveled to the challenging Mazda Raceway at Laguna Seca, where every version of the iconic Japanese roadster took to the tarmac recently to celebrate the cult of Miata.

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Switzerland is not in trouble

Bring it, Apple Watch: The Traditional Watch Is Here to Stay

“Switzerland is in trouble”, Jony Ive recently said when introducing Apple’s smart watch. But watch collectors have heard those words before, and the traditional wristwatch has survived — prospered even. Which is partly why non-smart watches still have nothing to fear.