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Today in Gear: April 17, 2015

A backpack that charges your electronics, Yelp-ified home improvement, a hyper-minimalist watch and more.

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An Orthopedic Surgeon Answers

Why Beaches and Barefoot Running Shouldn't Be Mixed

Thinking about running on the beach this summer? Consider the risks first.

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14 Amazing Beach Escapes on Airbnb

The summer home you always wanted, minus the mortgage.

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Are Traditional Turkish Shoes the Next Trend?

Why a particular Turkish slipper is making a comeback in a new silhouette and under a new name.

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Shades of Tennis Royalty in Miami

The purple courts of the Miami Masters have become an iconic symbol of the South Florida tournament, which draws a roster of tennis stars every year.

On the Docket

5 Stogies for the Backyard BBQ

Billowing fragrant smoke.

Tropical Beer is So Damn Good

A love letter to a warm vacation's overlooked treasure.

Master the One-Grill Meal

5 courses. 1 grill. No dishes.

Can Lincoln Make the Continental Cool Again?

The concept is promising, but is it a rip-off?

The Perfect Summer Shirt You Aren't Wearing -- Yet

It's time to chop the sleeves.

Chasing Bone Fish in Puerto Rico

The quest for fly fishing's wiliest game.

An Answer to Smartphone Privacy

The Blackphone 2 is unlike any other mobile device.

This Guy Fixes Jameson's Whiskey Barrels

Watch a master cooper at work.

Camping in California's Underexplored Islands

The west coast's hidden treasure.

5 Watch Straps for Summer

Spruce up your wrist.

What to Read This Summer

Besides GP, of course.

The Story Behind Craft's Most Important Beer

Defining the American Craft Lager

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The American craft lager is primed for a renaissance. Now: what exactly is it?

Sheer Lunacy

The Moonphase Watch, Explained

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A moonphase watch reminds us that we’re all just spinning through space on this pale blue dot, orbited by a glowing rock, mere cogs in a bigger clockwork. Here's how it works.

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Rugged Bluetooth Speakers
Because the music must go on.
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The 7 Watches of Summer 2015
Because your Patek's too precious.
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6 Computer Monitors to Boost Productivity
Because you need more room to work.
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The 10 Best Grills of 2015
Because they make everything taste better.

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A Gin Mojito, Need We Say More?

How to Make: The South Side Cocktail

Opinions are split over who invented the South Side -- but everyone agrees that it's delicious. Laura Lashley of The Breslin demonstrates how to make one.

An Offshore Account

Diving Belize, Seeking Decompression

After a long, fairly uneventful dive on an unnamed reef in South Water Caye, Captain Malcolm steered toward us toward a small, distant island. As we drew closer, I could make out a few small boats and some activity on the beach. Then came the distinctive smell: barbecue.

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Today in Gear: April 16, 2015

The first eyewear collection from Acne Studios in France, a crease-resistant suit from Suit Supply, a hand-made cycle from Shinola and more.

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Think Globally, Drink Locally

On the Joys of Tropical Beer

One of the sublime joys of a tropical vacation is the beer. The ones that come in brown bottles with peeling labels and caps that you knock off on the edge of a table. Beers with names like Belikin, Polar, Banks, Sands, Sol, Belashi, Kalik or Three Coins.

Sheer Lunacy

The Moonphase Watch, Explained

A moonphase watch reminds us that we’re all just spinning through space on this pale blue dot, orbited by a glowing rock, mere cogs in a bigger clockwork. Here's how it works.

5 COURSES, 1 GRILL, NO DISHES

Master the One-Grill Meal

The "One Grill Meal" isn't a challenging culinary proposition. In fact, outside of skillet cooking it's about as simple of a trick as they come. And whether your have propane or charcoal it's a pretty damn simple affair and about as American as it gets.