Our best articles from the past week. Just in case, ya know, you missed them: how to dry age meat, a warbird pilot, hiking Seoul’s Woo-Myun Mountain, a complete guide to camping stoves, a deadline for GP’s contest submissions and more.
The Gear You Missed
This Week in Gear: Destiny, slim EDC Leathermans, minimalist leather wallets, Four Roses Bourbon and the best barrel-aged ciders.
iRobot's Scooba 450 is WALL·E without the feelings
Pop quiz: The iRobot Scooba 450 is (a) a nice alternative to a cat, (b) going to sleep with your wife, (c) a really effective cleaning tool.
Advice from My Second Time Around
Sequels tend to suck (Caddyshack II, I’m looking at you), and when they’ve got 26.2 miles of pavement in them, the suck-potential goes exponentially up. After my second marathon, I came up with some advice to my former self, who was still prepping for his first. You can listen in.
Think of a dress watch. Imagining anything you can afford? Truth is, our idea that dress watches need be luxury items is way off. These five fit our new definition: watches that jive with both formal wear and greasy fast food binges.
Barefoot Except for the Shoe
The musculoskeletal therapist says it’s all good. The running ancestors give the the nod. And calves like grapefruits can’t be wrong. Embrace footwear devolution with these barefoot running shoes.
Beware of the dark side
We review Highland Park’s latest edition to their core lineup of single malts, Dark Origins, which is defined by a high percentage of double first fill sherry casks and a peatiness yet unheard of from the brand.
What To See, Read and Hear
This Week in Culture: the Ray Rice scandal thickens, a new game from the makers of Halo takes some criticism, student debt, questionable DJ trends, the Apple Watch and more.
Pat LaFrieda explains how it works
When it comes to aging meat, you need to talk to the beef cognoscenti, and Pat LaFrieda is a card-carrying member: butchery goes back more than 100 years in his family. He shared this excerpt from his new book, Meat: Everything You Need to Know.
Ask and you shall receive
Search engines changed how we discover information about the world around us forever — not to mention how we shop. Amazon’s new Firefly technology embedded in the new Fire Phone, exclusively on AT&T, is primed to flip the script once again. At its core, Firefly is designed to help users easily identify everything from web addresses and phone numbers to over 100 million products including various forms of media like movies, TV episodes and songs.
Just That Easy
From the Archives: Maybe it’s cooling down for you. Maybe it’s not, but whether you’re starting to stack the layers or just need a little extra amp in your wardrobe, the unstructured blazer is hard to beat. Here are our six favorites.
What's New, Now
Today in Gear: the Jaguar XE, glassware for Oktoberfest, Four Roses’ limited edition bourbon and more.
The best way to decide which stove you need is not by referring to a standard “best of” list, but instead considering where you fit in amid a wide range of stoves designed with specific types of campers and trips in mind. The best stove for brewing a cup of coffee won’t be the same one you bring on a road trip to Yellowstone to feed a family of four. The ideal, one-size-fits-all camp stove is still far off, so consider your own specific flame-based needs and parse our guide.
New Gear and Stories, Fresh from the Farm
This Week in Sports and Outdoors: underground weightlifting in Cuba, the world’s oldest horse race, a limited-run pack from Mountainsmith and more.