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Today in Gear: May 28, 2015

Shinola’s first travel-focused GMT watch, Olivers Apparel releases The All Over Short, coffee with extra health benefits by Alpha Mind and more.

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Slightly Less than Roughing It

Car Camping Done Right

Car camping is all about possibilities. Getting to a campsite on four wheels means you can take along a mountain bike, kayaks, hardcover pulp fiction and a cooler of microbrews.

THE PROS AND CONS OF ABANDONING EUROPE'S HIKING HUT SYSTEM

Hiking the Alps, Sans Huts

Dan had mentioned his novel idea before our summer trip to Switzerland: we’d go backpacking, in the Alps -- no huts. Bring your sleeping bags and bivy sacks, he said. Brilliant, I thought.

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Steal that Storm's Thunder

10 Umbrellas to Stay Dry in Style

We've updated our umbrella buying guide with five new, stylish picks for 2015. There's still no better accessory to pair with weather-appropriate outerwear. Stay dry, stay fly.

Littler, but Just as Grand

72 Hours in the Cayman Sister Islands

A Caribbean island can be perfectly indulgent, but the trappings of modern resort life can also bring staleness. That's why you go the extra mile. Or, in the case of the Caymans, the extra 60 miles to Cayman Brac and Little Cayman.

Disagreement and an Endangered Climb

The End of Ayers Rock?

Ayers Rock, a huge, flat sandstone summit in the middle of the Australian desert, draws huge crowds. But part of that tourism involves climbing over ground that the Anangu tribe, the owners of the land, consider sacred.

Meet Your Summer Drink

The Michelada Three Ways

A michelada makes a shandy embarrassed to be liquid. We caught up with our friends at The Third Man in New York for three variations on the drink: one original, one with rhubarb and bourbon, the last with tequila and grapefruit.

Hot Coffee, un-Burned Crotch

10 Best Mugs for the Morning Commute

Life seems to get difficult quick if you can't bring your coffee with you; but if you spill, your treasured drink can become a mortal enemy. Nobody wants that. The solution: a great travel mug.

Beauty in the eye of every beholder

Behind the Wheel: Jaguar F-Type Coupe

How do you take a spectacular Jaguar roadster that the world has anticipated for decades and make it divine? According to Jaguar you give it a hardtop and the option of a 550 horsepower V8. That’s what they’ve done with the 2015 F-Type Coupe ($65,000).

A New Zealand Travel Guide

Lands Afar

We sent a team of four to New Zealand this winter to see what adventure looks like on the opposite side of the planet, making our way from the North Island to the sparse reaches of South Island. We returned with wild stories, films and photo essays. Welcome to Lands Afar.

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.

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.