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Today in Gear: October 7, 2015

Founders' new juicy IPA, barrel-smoked maple syrup, a Chris Reeve carbon fiber knife and more.

JT Holmes makes a powder slash on granite chief at Squaw Valley USA

Where to Ski and Snowboard this Winter

In need of a skiing or snowboarding getaway? These resorts have the finest powder, terrain and après-ski scenes in the US.


The Cult Appeal of the Mazda FD RX-7

Twin-turbo power, taut sheet metal and scintillating driving dynamics made for one hell of a ride.

Praying for Snow

Is Another Disastrously Warm Winter Coming?


Last year's warm winters forced big-name ski resorts to close early. Experts confirm that climate change is at play -- but foretelling the immediate future of the weather is an educated guess, at best.

Rubbing Sticks Not Required

Two Ways to Build a Campfire


In the wild, a simple fire can save your life. Demyan Hryciw, an administrator and instructor at REI's Outdoor School, teaches us step by step how to start two simple campfires.

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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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10 Hours from Wood Core to Mountain-Ready

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.

Steel Yourself for Fall, With Steel-Toes and More

The Definitive Boot Buying Guide

While shoes are busy arguing semantics in a boardroom, boots are out in the garage welding shit. We picked 22 of our favorite boots over eight types to keep every man moving.

Straight from the Mouth of Head Chef René Redzepi

Noma’s New Chapter

René Redzepi is closing one of the most prestigious restaurants in the world to rebuild it as an urban farm. His reasoning speaks to a larger movement in the world of culinary arts.

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A day in The Laughter Yoga Salon

Is Laughter the Best Medicine?

Laughter yoga, first popularized by Dr. Madan Kataria, has become an international movement. But does the science support the practice?

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