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The 2016 Webby Awards

Vote for Gear Patrol

We're nominated for a Webby as one of the five best lifestyle sites on the web. Show your support for Gear Patrol in the People's Choice category.

We've gone analog

Introducing the Gear Patrol Magazine

Conrad Anker. Rodofo Guzman. Dusty Tuckness. 40,000 words. 280 pages. 274 original photos. 70 pages of gear guides. Issue One of the Gear Patrol print magazine is on sale and now shipping.

It's a good day to have the initials "JD"

Somebody Just Won a PK Grill & Smoker

We'll all be grilling large quantities of meat this fall, but one of us will be doing it on a brand-new PK Grill & Smoker. Find out who won.

Bounding and Booming

The Best Sports Headphones

We put dozens of headphones through their paces on long runs, bike rides and bodyweight exercises to find the best sports headphones for every budget.

The Sportsman Issue
Happy Hunting

Introducing: The Sportsman Issue

You can't experience hunting until you've walked, quietly and with heightened awareness and wonder, through woods and field with a true sportsman. So that's exactly what we've sought in our Sportsman Issue, beginning next week.

The North Journal
Putting America's North Back on the Map

Introducing: The North Journal

Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan are too often lumped in with the Midwest. We're putting the North back on the map; call it flyover country at your peril.

A Scotland Travel Guide

The Right to Roam: Day 8

Welcome to our sprawling travel journal of Scotland's environmental, cultural and culinary riches. Over the next two weeks we'll be sharing our collection of 50 essays, videos, anecdotes, photo essays, travel guides, recipes, poetry and tall tales gathered during one hell of a trip. Day Eight saw us further battered by Hurricane Gonzalo on the Isle of Skye -- we biked the roads anyway. We took refuge in The Three Chimneys, one of the best restaurants in Scotland, where we ate the best scallops we'd ever had.

Announcement
Better Designed, Better Engineered

Welcome to a Better Gear Patrol

You're right, things do look a little different. Actually, very different. We've spent the last six months designing the new GP to deliver more of what you've asked for (story immersion) while carving away what you don't (clutter).

Scotland Issue
A Scotland Travel Guide

The Right to Roam: Day 6

Welcome to our sprawling travel journal of Scotland's environmental, cultural and culinary riches. Over the next two weeks we'll be sharing our collection of 50 essays, videos, anecdotes, photo essays, travel guides, recipes, poetry and tall tales gathered during one hell of a trip. Day Six brought lessons in drinking Scotch with the locals, a road trip through the Scottish Highlands, and more.

GP100
The Year's Best

Introducing the 2014 GP100: The 100 Best Products of the Year

2014 has been a banner year for gear. Questions remain, though. Which products push boundaries? Which embody excellence and innovation? Which pay homage to the past or dismiss the established in pursuit of something bigger? Those answers lie ahead.

The wait is over. The 2014 GP100 has landed and with it our salute to the 100 best products in motoring, tech, style, home, watches, sports, and outdoors. This year we present a vast archive for you to tuck into. So lean forward, cue the music and let the exploring begin.

Now, On to the Inductees

2014 GP100
One Size Never FIts All

Live Active, Track Smarter: How Fitbit Has Changed the Wearable Game

The mere thought of becoming more active isn’t a tough one to grasp, but for millions of people, making fitness a reality is easier said than done. Falling in love with the journey to better health doesn’t begin with a longstanding commitment to eat better, exercise more, and meditate more often. It begins with the very next step you take, and Fitbit’s innovative line of trackers will be there to capture it. In a world obsessed with convergence, Fitbit’s mantra has been making the best activity tracking tools on the planet.

Learn more about the company's history and discover which Fitbit device is best suited to you here.