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Today in Gear: July 3, 2015

A mile-high cocktail kit, stealth communications for motorcycle helmets, Japanese camera gear and more.

location: Slickrock Trail, Moab, Utah, USA
Your Guide to Getting Outside

25 Great American Weekend Adventures

Microadventures don't take excessive amounts of time or money. They also don't take excuses. Here's the 25 best trips to slip into your summer plans.


From the FBI to the Perfect Shirt

How Dan Snyder's Corridor started making some of the best shirts money can buy.


America's Most Dangerous Road Race

The famed mountain course of Pikes Peak highway, in Colorado, pits dramatic weather, a dangerous landscape and motoring unpredictability against the racers' will to win.


The Best New Video Games to Play with Friends (While Drinking)

Video games, booze and friends -- when you've shaken off your winter cabin fever in full, they provide at least one good reason to come back inside.

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 Past Is the Future...for Your Dome

Old-School Looks, New-School Safety


Riding a café racer with a futuristic helmet is like wearing track shoes with a tweed jacket. They just don't go. Here's how to go properly retro.

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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.

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Four Lists You Missed

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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.

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.

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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What's New, Now

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.