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Today in Gear: July 7, 2015

A hand-painted art bike, a new helmet using MIPS technology, a hand-sewn Apple Watch strap and more.

And Yes, You Can Pull It Off

12 Leather Jackets Made with Style, Made for Life

Einsten said, "One leather jacket solves the coat problem for many years." It doesn't take a genius to get on board that train.


The Birthplace of the Burger (Or Not)

Did Louis' Lunch in New Haven, CT, create the hamburger? On a recent visit we tried their "meat puck" for ourselves.


The Epic Food of the 1904 World's Fair

Ice cream cones, cotton candy, Dr. Pepper and more.


2015 Volkswagen Touareg Review

The Volkswagen Touareg, built on the same line as the Audi Q7 and Porsche Cayenne, shows off plenty of luxury without the price tag.

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.

Sweat into the home screen

11 Fitness Apps for Any Athlete


Your physical health is your smartphone’s next frontier. Taking advantage of today's data-heavy environment, these apps are squarely focused on everything from your diet to your mind to your core.

Fast Fitness

Quick Total Body Workouts the Pros Recommend


We know you like buffet-style meals. Put down the meatballs and sidle up to a smörgåsbord of workouts.

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Latest Stories

Stories From Beyond the Stage

The 20 Best Music Documentaries

Controversy, struggle, success, breakups, reunions and obscurity. All that, and you're still in the opening credits.

More: Music
The Moog Returns

Building the World’s Premier Synthesizers

At the Moog Music factory, 20 employees make every iconic synthesizer by hand, the same way they've been making them for decades. In the world of digital, Moog remains steadfast in the value of analogue, and now they've announced plans to reinvest in the past.

Studio-Quality Sound for the masses

Bowers & Wilkins’ Biggest Speakers Yet Are Tour Ready

Since the 1970s, Bowers & Wilkins have been revolutionizing high-end audio at home and in the recording studio. This year marks the company's first serious step forward for festival audio: PA-sized loudspeakers.

More: Hi-Fi
Ticking off the week's news in watches

This Week in Watches: July 7, 2015

New unique pieces from Piaget, Laurent Ferrier and Speake-Marin for the worthy Only Watch auction, an anniversary watch from Christopher Ward and Oris has a new high-flyer.

Four Lists You Missed

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Silent in Name Only

Listen to the Old Town Music Hall’s Mighty Wurlitzer Organ

In the 1920s,movie theaters showing silent films provided in-house soundtracks. To do this, the Old Town Music Hall used a machine with over 2,600 pipes, four keyboards, 260 switches, a xylophone, marimba, piano, drums, cymbals and a daunting arsenal of controls and pedals.

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Detroit Rock City, Revived

72 Hours in Detroit

Despite the state of the motoring industry and Motown, Detroit still plays hosts to one of the country's best music scenes and houses some of the world's biggest car nuts. It's a heaping dose of Americana that should be on everyone's travel list.

What's New, Now

Today in Gear: July 6, 2015

Vintage-inspired trailers in Oregon's premiere wine-making region, waxed canvas dopp kits, the smallest GoPro ever and more.

More: Gear News
Ice Cream Cones, Cotton Candy, Dr. Pepper and More

The Epic Food of the 1904 World’s Fair

World's Fairs used to be amazing. While the 2015 Expo in Milan was condemned by the Pope, visitors to the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair managed to be the first to experience some of the most American food on the planet.

Dress Well

This Week in Style: July 3, 2015

Montauk weekend style curated by a seasoned resident, Adidas's new ocean-junk sneaker, Amazon hosts NYC's first men's fashion week and more.

More: Style
A Trick Up the Sleeve

12 Raglan Tees for Comfortable Summer Wear

Originally from Europe, the raglan t-shirt has since become an icon of classic Americana, defined by its collar-to-cuff sleeves common in old-school sportswear. Here are the best in a range of different styles and prices.

What's New, Now

Today in Gear: July 2, 2015

Garmin makes the first rear-facing radar for cyclists, KA-Bar makes an old-school commando knife with a new-school process, Fredericks & Mae brighten up your playing cards and more.