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Today in Gear: May 28, 2013

Betabrand Bike to Work Jacket Style and functionality are rare bedfellows, but combine them just right and you get a lightweight, water-resistant, pea-coat-inspired biking jacket. Truly acceptable to wear to the office, this softshell looks great and sports reflective patches and a detachable hood for the ride home. $250 Crabtree & Evelyn West Indian Lime…

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Weekend-Ready: Great Duffels For All Budgets

Call it the “Goldilocks of Bags” if you like, though sometimes it seems like more of a “Unicorn of Bags”: 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. These represent a vast array of materials, styles, colors and purposes, but suffice it to say each of these duffels is just right.

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Today in Gear: May 6, 2013

Rapha & Braeburn Cycling Apparel Designer Christopher Braeburn and his brother Graeme’s three-piece spring line for cycling apparel king Rapha is well tailored and modern to a T. The lightweight shell jacket, merino henley and cycle-centric jeans are England-made and look sharp anywhere. rapha.cc (★) RAWBKNY Wooden Keys Getting that self-aware feeling that your Apple…

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GP goes on location for our first travel gear review

9 Days in Vietnam, 9 Gear Essentials

Want to be taken away? Well, you must consider Vietnam. Take everything you’ve come to know or partially understand about the country as you’ve seen through the mass media and turn it all on its collective head. This picturesque sliver of a country is a true escape from some of what we’ve come to know…

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Makes Happy Cyclists

Crumpler Messenger Bags Complete Seed

By Guest Writer and Outdoor Enthusiast Roger Dawkins I ride to work and I’m a bit of a whiner about it. It’s not that I get really angry about the cars clogging our roads or that someone chucked a super-size Coke at me the other day from their pimped out ride, but simply that cycling…