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This Week in Gear: October 5-9

A look back at an entire week's worth of gear.


The Best Skis of the Season

From racing to resort skiing, park and pipe to deep powder, backcountry steeps to cross country flats, here are the 8 best skis this winter.


PowderJet Takes Snowboarding Back to Its Roots

Jesse Loomis builds snowboards by hand that harken back to the early days of snowboarding.

Urban Clothes with Outdoor Approval

Cole Haan x Mountain Hardwear


Cole Haan, with the help of Mountain Hardwear, has expanded their outerwear line with technical pieces designed for the city.

Explaining the Insider Trading Scandal

Is Daily Fantasy Football Done?


In a daily fantasy site scandal, more than just fantasy points are at risk.

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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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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.

Father of the modern SUV, for better or worse

The History of the Jeep Wagoneer, the First Sport Utility Vehicle

You can't build a successful SUV today without incorporating comforts like leather and DVD players alongside trail-dominating suspension and chunky all-terrain tires. If any car proved this formula was a successful one, it was the car that did it first: the Jeep Wagoneer.

What's New, Now

Today in Gear: October 9, 2015

Isaora's moto shell, Out of the Valley's beautiful bespoke cabins, a gorgeous table set from Floyd Detroit, a sidecar bicycle and more.

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From backcountry steeps to crosscountry flats

The Best Skis of Winter 2015/2016

On piste, over deep powder, through tree-dotted lines and around grandmother's house: There are many ways to get down a mountain. Here are the eight best skis to strap on for every type of skier.

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A Video Tour of the Process from 12 Bourbon Distilleries

How Bourbon Is Made

We toured 12 distilleries in a five-day blitz, asking everyone we met to walk us through the bourbon-making process. Here, you'll find all of the steps that go into making America's unique take on whiskey.

What's New, Now

Today in Gear: October 8, 2015

The Quip toothbrush, TinyMOS's new camera aims for the stars, Porsche's newest addition to its Black Edition series and more.

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Value your time and your teeth

Why Your Days of Toothbrush Shopping are Over

Time is the most valuable resource you have. So why waste it shopping for toothbrushes? Quip is a new approach to oral care that improves on the old way of doing things in every conceivable way, short of brushing your teeth for you. Here's how it works.

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Cocoa Goes Craft

10 Hot Chocolates to Try This Winter

Hot chocolate has an artisan niche that's on par with the craft beer scene. So next time you’re seeking a second wind, or a substitute for a post-ski IPA, consider one of these delicious cocoas.

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.