The Briefing

What's New, Now

Today in Gear: January 29, 2015

Nike brings back the Killshot, silver satin kerosene lamps, 100+ images of racing's golden age, night vision home security and more.

Life on the Road, Refined

Quick Essentials for the Seasoned Traveler

These are the premium accoutrements to any journey, the picks that come from the refined palate of the guy who's putting six figures of flight miles on the books each year.


The Games We Can't Wait to Play

Five reasons to get excited about clutching a controller in 2015.


Tough Mudder Gets Tear Gas?

One of the toughest challenges just got 9 new unbelievable obstacles, plus a new race.


Travel Guidebooks for Every Journey

Everybody needs help when in a foreign place. And there's no shame in owning a travel guide.

On the Docket

Spill-Proof Coffee Mugs

It's time you did your shirts a favor.

Style Advice from J.Crew's Head of Menswear

From his brain to your closet.

A Hotel with a Helluva View

The right way to see Monument Valley.

The Everest of Sailing

Why the Volvo Ocean race is as intense as it gets.

Know Your Russian Imperial Stouts


Apocalypse Rides

Vehicles to survive anything.

Truck Off!

Rating today's top full-sized pickups.

Why Do Sportsman Love the .22 Rifle?

A tale of the small but mighty.

Anonymous Social Networks are Booming

So much for keeping secrets.

10 Vintage Cameras Worth Collecting

Give that selfie stick a break.

Original Film

900 Horsepower & a Set of Snow Tires


Early January in Newry, Maine means one thing: 900 hp V8 trucks rushing through the ice and snow, making Red Bull's Frozen Rush unlike other other motorsport in the world.


Finding the "Real" Hawaii in Molokai


Writer Will McGough was, coming down the mountain like a kid on a playground, happy to finally be in the “real Hawaii”. Then he realized that he'd arrived at a leper colony -- one where people still lived.

Today's Contents

Feature Story

A Rose (Gold) By Any Other Name

The Dirty Little Secret of the Rose Gold-Plated Watch

Plated and PVD rose gold watches are little discussed, but great examples are out there -- and they cost fractions compared to their solid-gold brethren. Watch expert James Lamdin of analog/shift helps us sort out the glittering mess.

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No Days Off

Labor and Life Aboard A Maine Lobster Boat

For the lobstermen who call Penobscot Bay home, there is no off-season, and unpredictable waters make their jobs difficult and dangerous throughout the year. We paid one boat a visit to see what goes into catching a Maine lobster.


Best Hard-Shell and Hard-Side Suitcases

In the good old days of train travel, a gentleman would have a cavalcade of steamer trunks in tow, housing all manner of wardrobe, knick knacks and accoutrements. These days are different -- but thankfully, technology is on your side.

Four Lists You Missed

50 Iconic Motorcycles
Because there's more than Harleys.
On Point: Fixed-Blade Knives
Because you need to stay sharp.
25 Best Travel Apps
Because it can be easier.
10 Best Sportsman's All-Terrain Vehicles
Because roads only go so far.

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Earlier This Week

What's New, Now

Today in Gear: January 28, 2015

A limited run of 60 special-edition 911 GTS Club Coupes, Paul Smith's essential travel suit, a smart bed that kids will love/hate, Italian ball caps and more.

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The Well-Traveled Smartphone

The 25 Best Travel Apps

Whether you're going abroad or visiting a neighboring state, you should take time to make sure your smartphone is ready to make your trip easier. Updated for 2015, our list of the best travel apps is a good start.

Red Bull's Frozen Rush is Unlike Any Other Motorsport

Dashing Through The Snow, in a 900 horsepower Sleigh

75 miles north of Portland, Maine lies the small, secluded town of Newry. Come early January you can hear the savage howl of racing V8s resonate through the snow as the Red Bull Frozen Rush comes roaring into town.

AMA and Motorsports Hall of Famer

Ready or Not, Ricky is Ready to Race

Ricky Johnson's advice: "Know your limits. That goes for everything from driving to women." We grabbed a few minutes with the racing legend after qualifying sessions at the Red Bull Frozen Rush.

Tin Cloth, Leather and Quartz Movements

Filson Leans on Shinola for 25 New Watch Styles

Filson's release of watches in 25 styles for pre-sale yesterday shouldn't be a surprise: its partnership with Shinola, a sister company, was announced at Baselworld last year. But the watches still serve as a nice addition to the burgeoning pool of American-made field watches.

It's Complicated

The Best Watches of SIHH 2015

Despite the economic clouds that blew into Geneva the week before, there were still some spectacular new watches at the annual Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie. This year, the exclusive exhibition of high watchmaking lived up to its name. Here are 10 of our favorite watches from the show.

A portrait of a changing beach town

Sunset in Montauk

In the last decade of summers, more and more tourists have pushed farther down Long Island until, invariably, they've arrived at its end: the little town of Montauk. With increased tourism comes money, but for many in Montauk, it also brings a yearly headache of inebriated vacationers, rising rent prices, congested beaches and changing culture in between harsh, wasteland-like winters. We set out to Montauk to talk to six locals -- a policeman, a teacher, a surfer, a scenester, a fisherman and a retiree -- about why and how Montauk is changing.

Carry-On Allowance

Three Kits for Getting Work Done in Flight

Whether you’re flying from Cleveland to Chicago in coach or Boston to Bangladesh in business, the reality of flying involves cramped quarters, mediocre wi-fi and floppy tray tables. That doesn't mean you can't be productive. Here are three setups to maximize your jetset efficiency.

Digging Up History on the Kalaupapa Peninsula

Finding the “Real” Hawaii in Molokai’s Leper Colony

There I was, coming down the mountain like a kid on a playground, happy to finally be in the “real Hawaii”, and all of a sudden I realized that I’d arrived at a leper colony -- one where people still lived.

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Come for the Views, Stay for the Rest

At The View Hotel in Monument Valley, the Name Says it All

It doesn’t take a genius to figure out why they decided to name it The View Hotel. Each of the hotel’s 95 rooms features a balcony that faces directly out over the buttes of Monument Valley, providing a thrilling front-row seat for some of the most beautiful terrain in the world.

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The Virgil To Your Dante

The Best Travel Guidebooks for Every Journey

Everybody needs help when in a foreign place. And there's no shame in owning a travel guide. In fact, it's encouraged. Choose one of the below guidebooks to be the Virgil to your Dante as you feel your way through a new world.

What to see, read and hear

This Week in Culture: January 24, 2015

American Sniper breaks records, previously unseen WWII photographs are developed, Bob Dylan releases an album (and eats lunch with Norm Macdonald and the Patriots played with under-inflated footballs.

Go where no man has gone before

10 Best Sportsman’s All-Terrain Vehicles

These ATVs and UTVs are designed for sportsmen, farmers, ranchers and outdoor off-road lovers. They're built with the mindset that hauling a load can be a darn good time, as long as it involves a gas pedal.

Small but Mighty

The Long of It: A Sportsman’s Guide to the .22 Rifle

Many think that bigger is better when it comes to guns, but the life of the sportsman tends to be more refined and event specific. Case in point: the .22 rifle, which fires a diminutive round at lower speeds and shorter distances than its big-bored brethren, though its popularity is virtually unparalleled.

Best of Show

The Best of SIHH 2015: Day Three

We're bringing you daily coverage of the Salon International Haute Horlogerie. Today: A. Lange & Söhne's "decimal" repeater, Roger Dubuis' Excalibur Spider Skeleton Flying Tourbillon and more.

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Not too hot, not too cold

The 2015 Chevrolet Colorado is Sized Just Right

In America, we do it big: big guns, big bellies and big vehicles. Thankfully, manufacturers have begun offering alternatives to behemoth trucks, and the brand new 2015 Chevrolet Colorado is a impressive move in the right (smaller) direction.

In the Woods with Dad on a January Deer Hunt

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.

Hunt like a Man, Cook like a Chef, Eat like a King

The Dish: Charcoal-Grilled Pheasant

Pheasant has flown across the world, landing in dozens of cultures' kitchens over the centuries. And for good reason: it's delicious. Bryce Shuman, head chef at NYC's Betony, provides a step-by-step guide to cooking pheasant over a charcoal grill.