Our best articles from the last few weeks. Just in case, ya know, you missed them: the best boots for fall, following a pro cyclist through wine country, burning your tongue off with hot sauce, playing golf in a democracy, the best fruit beer and more.
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The Gear You Missed
ood morning, welcome to the latest edition of This Week in Gear — your single shot serving of an entire week’s worth of killer new gear — pulled from our weekday editions of Today in Gear. Bookmark it to peruse over Sunday brunch and start your Monday completely up to speed. Here’s to another fantastic…
Your last iced coffee of the season
The objective of most post-Starbucks coffee shops has been an almost authoritarian pursuit of purity. But it seems we’re turning a corner. This summer the Kaffe Tonic, a mixture of espresso and Fever Tree tonic served over ice at Saint Frank Coffee in San Francisco, caught on.
Save your father's jacket with a fresh coat
Before synthetic fabrics were the premium in waterproofing, there were thick, waxed cotton jackets. These are the jackets your father’s father wore while he chopped down trees for the log cabin he decided to build on a whim. If you’re lucky enough to own one, you need to know how to re-wax it properly. Here’s a guide.
A Quick Survey of 8 Boot Styles
While shoes are busy arguing semantics in a boardroom, boots are out in the garage welding shit. Shoes spend their weekend shanking golf balls while boots are going over, around and through every surface on earth. Boots have long belonged to the movers and shakers of history, and dammit if they’re not going to keep going. We picked 22 of our favorite boots over 8 types to keep every man moving.
Five Hand-Picked Fall Timepieces
This fall we’ve gathered five vintage watches that strike the themes we like: tradition, a sense of sport, and shrewd shopping.
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.
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.