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Today in Gear: November 18, 2013

Airstream Interstate For all your glamping needs, Airstream’s Mercedes-Benz-based Interstate offers all the amenities and style you could ever hope for. Nine floor plans makes for total customization for crews of any size, and the estimated 18+ MPG and 5,000+-pound towing capacity mean you don’t have to take out a loan when you roam or…

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Not exactly roughing it

Airstream Land Yacht

The vintage polished aluminum of Airstream Trailers is as recognizable as the curvaceous body of a ‘Vette. Nowadays, they transport everyone from happy families to celebrities; Felix Baumgartner even holed up in one before his stratospheric leap. Previously unchanged in its 82-year history, the newly released Airstream Land Yacht ($140,000) brings a new level of sophistication in materials and design to this classic roving hotel room.

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Today in Gear: June 20, 2013

Stayhold Car Trunk Accessory We’ve all strapped a gallon of milk into a seatbelt to keep it from churning itself to butter on the trip home. STAYHOLD sticks firmly to the carpet of your trunk, forming a wall to keep groceries and other small items in place while you do your best Schumacher impression. $13…

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Today in Gear: April 16, 2013

Capresso Coffee Carte Carafe Maker Capresso’s caffeine machine whips up a fresh cup of mild to double-strength mud (or tea) in less than 60 seconds (far faster than your sluggish morning pace requires). And if one cup isn’t enough, there’s also a carafe setting for getting through the days that require a bit more “help”….

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The trailer that inspired the AirStream

Design Spotlight: The Bowlus Road Chief

We’re all familiar with the iconic design of Airstream trailers. But what about the name Hawley Bowlus? He was the designer and builder of the Spirit of St. Louis — the record-breaking plane used by Lindberg to fly non-stop across Atlantic Ocean. But a few years later in 1934, he also created the forebear of the AirStream trailer, a stunning piece of technically advanced machinery dubbed the Hawley Bowlus Road Chief. Today, the classic Road Chief is reborn as a stunner with all the modern trappings.

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Silver (and black) Bullet

On Location: Aetherstream

What do you get when you cross a great brand, an Airstream and a trunk show? You get the AETHERstream: a mobile shop chock full of goods like well-cut jackets and sweaters, to other appointments including wireless internet, dinner table, bed and even a suspended fire pit. Conceived by Thierry Gaugain, a former Philipe Starck…

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Golden Era, Silver Bullet

1963 Airstream Bambi

You’ll have to go across the Atlantic to find this jewel of Americana, but for a meticulously restored, original specification 1963 Airstream Bambi ($58,000) it might just be worth the hassle. Originally registered in New Brighton, Minnesota on May 9, 1963 the 16×7 Bambi is clad in its factory aircraft-grade lightweight metal skin (newly polished…

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Apple's Hobby Gets Serious

New Apple TV

Well what do we have here? Apple seems to be taking their AppleTV “hobby” a bit more seriously with the release of the all-new, um, AppleTV ($99). The new AppleTV comes in at a quarter the size of its predecessor and housed in a home theater-friendly black matte finish. The remarkable shrinkage (the good kind)…