This fall we’ve gathered five vintage watches that strike the themes we like: tradition, a sense of sport, and shrewd shopping.
Five Hand-Picked Fall Timepieces
The final word on fall pants
Are we men with thick legs finally out of the woods when it comes to pants?
Update your food pyramid
Fruit beers have long been the redheaded stepchildren of the beer world. But now American brewers are using more complex bases — stouts, brown ales, rye ales and barleywines among others — and taking cues from the Belgians, those oldest of fruit beer brewers, to harness the nation’s harvest, from pumpkins to pluots. These are the best fruit beers of their labor.
What To See, Read and Hear
This Week in Culture: behind the scenes during the Batman trilogy, Derek Jeter’s socks, long-lasting lightbulbs and the angriest man on television.
From the Archives: The perfectly sized and properly priced duffel can be elusive (hell, brands can’t even decide one way to spell it). When the occasion calls for light packing in something that’ll easily fit in the back seat or sling comfortably over your shoulder there are myriad options, but how many of them can be considered worth a buy? What follows are 30 of the best duffel bags to fit every budget.
What's New, Now
Today in Gear: Aerlight’s organic light lamp, Patagonia’s new natural outerwear, How Google Works and more.
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One Hike to Rule Them All
We asked for photos and stories from your favorite trail, and many of you delivered. Actually, a lot of you delivered. Too many, in fact. You made these past few days difficult and emotionally taxing. But, at long last, we’ve picked a winner.
Your bike's computer, now nicer than yours
Garmin’s brand-new Edge 1000 ($700) has been hailed as the world’s most advanced cycling computer. After a month of test riding, does it live up to the hype?
Mystery in the Deep Jungle
Nearly 200 miles north of Guatemala City, in the rainforest, lie the remains of the ancient city Tikal, the capital of one of the most powerful kingdoms of the Maya civilization. GP contributor Will McGough headed south for a visit.
New Gear and Stories, Fresh from the Farm
This Week in Sports and Outdoors: real-life medieval battles, a folding helmet from Brooks, gyms for bigger folks and more.
Into the void
From the Archives: For climbers, Mount Rainier presents a tantalizing challenge given its accessibility to a major urban center and the established routes that zigzag up its flanks. Only about half those who attempt to summit it succeed each year, the other half turned away by weather, unstable conditions or fatigue. It was also the scene of one of the worst mountaineering accidents in North American climbing history when an ice fall killed 11 climbers in 1981.
It sounded like a good challenge.
What's New, Now
Today in Gear: Beartooth Radio, Levi’s nude leather collection, presidentially themed bikes from Pure Fix and more.
Neck and Neck in the Skies Above Reno
On September 15, spectators at the 51st National Championship Air Race in Reno, Nevada witnessed a gut-wrenching photo finish. Thousands came to their feet and roared as two of air racing’s fastest, most highly-modified P-51 Mustangs screamed past the home pylon at 500 mph in the closest race at Reno in more than two decades. As the pilots pulled their racers skyward, up and off the race course, neither was sure who had won. Below, the thousands in the stands continued their howled excitement.