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Today in Gear: July 2, 2015

Garmin makes the first rear-facing radar for cyclists, KA-Bar makes an old-school commando knife with a new-school process, Fredericks & Mae brighten up your playing cards and more.

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Flight Time

10 Soaring Pilot’s Watches

New or old, a pilot's watch must be legible, tough, accurate and reliable, with extra points awarded if it looks good riding the sleeve of a flight jacket. This flock hits those marks.

CES 2014
What Happens in Vegas Goes on the Internet

Today in Gear, CES 2014 Edition: January 10, 2014

Have you (geeks) heard? CES 2014 is on, and we’ve got two men on the floor, app-ing and connectivity-ing and syncing with a vengeance. We’ll be updating you all week with the coolest thing’s we’ve found so far. Here’s the second batch, replete with Steam's new controller, a Garmin dashcam, a digital servant and more.

2013 RETROSPECTIVE

Today in Gear: 2013 Tech Rewind

Grumble away, gramps: sending a third of our wages to Uncle Sam and marching slowly toward death notwithstanding, the constant exponential expansion and discovery of technology is neither slowing nor ever going to end. So instead of griping about not knowing how the cloud works, try embracing tech. It can

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Today in Gear: 2013 Timekeeping Rewind

Is there a more appropriate topic to base a retrospective around than timepieces? Okay, yes, maybe a modified Delorean, but that was a rhetorical question anyhow. Few men's accessories -- indeed, few items a man could own -- say more about their owner than a watch, and it's been that

Gift Guide
Gifts For The Wilderness Explorer

12 Guys of Christmas: The Adventurer

What do you get the guy who spends more time sleeping under the stars each year than most people do in their entire lives? The guy who has gear for every season, every sport, journey, and surprise bug-out? When buying for the discerning backpacker, climber, skier, and general "live larger" type, you can't simply walk into the nearest outdoor shop and buy something flashy. These explorers live and breathe in the world of Gore-Tex, crampons, and ice axes -- and a gift card will get you dropped faster than the cell phone coverage on his last jungle trek. Stumped? Don't be. We've tested out some great gear this year and zeroed in on the best selections for the adventurer. He might destroy your gift on his next expedition into the wild, but he'll be grateful you bought the best.

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Today in Gear: October 29, 2013

UnionMade-x-Baxter-Of-California-Bar-Soap-Gear-Patrol UnionMade x Baxter Of California Bar Soap
The skincare/haircare/always care guys at Baxter have teamed up with expert men's apparel curator UnionMade to create these rather masculine bars of soap. There's no need to cut into this bar with

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Powerful Pedals

Garmin Vector

For truly superior training effectiveness on the bike, you need to unleash your full power. That means monitoring power output under real-world conditions, and for that there's no than the Garmin Vector ($1,700). With an unparalleled ease of installation and compatibility with any ANT+ head unit, the Vector gives you accurate power output at the pedal that's easily swapped between your road and tri bikes. But remember, only use your power for good -- like crushing the competition.

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Gear worth its weight in...

Kit: Fool’s Gold 100

Competing in endurance mountain bike racing requires a significant amount of time on the bike. There are days when you eat your breakfast and lunch on the go, get on your bike before the sun comes up and even get lost in the woods trying to find six hours worth of trails. We all settle into distinct collections of gear to make the bike our home, but for us, this kit offers the perfect blend of performance, durability and comfort.

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Today in Gear: August 21, 2013

Discovered-Gear-Patrol J. Crew Discovered
J.Crew has made huge strides in recent years in the collaboration arena, and their curatorial abilities are top notch. Now there's a separate online shop focused on both. A monthly revue of items promised to be

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Today in Gear: July 9, 2013

Daneson-Single-Malt-No-16-Toothpicks-Gear-Patrol Daneson Single Malt No. 16 Toothpicks
You can drink Scotch neat, or you can add rocks, or splash the right amount of cool water in your glass, or pick your teeth with it. Because fine Scotch is obviously meant

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The Ultimate Triathlon Kit for Summer

For gearheads and Quantified Selfers triathlon is a chance to ride bikes that look like DARPA prototypes and collect more personal information about themselves than a Stasi collaborator, respectively; for Alphas it’s a chance to get ripped and grab bragging rights; for some people it’s just a fun way to get in shape. Whatever the reason, the tri gear is abundant. Sure, you could swim in your skivvies, hop on your Schwinn for the bike leg and run in some old Nike Mac Attacks -- but we'll do you one better with this kit.

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Today in Gear: May 31, 2013

Adidas-Consortium-Boston-Super-OG-Gear-Patrol adidas Consortium Boston Super OG
Originally introduced in 1984, the Boston Super OG style was meant to pay homage to the eponymous marathon. It's been re-released this year, and certainly imbued with more meaning. The gray, navy and red

Buying Guide
The Road is Life

Kit: Road Trip

With age comes the ability to do a long highway cruise better than we ever could as a youngster. Summer's right around the corner, so we've compiled above all the gear you'll need to make new memories on the road. Get what you need and hit the road, Jack. Grab the wheel and point it west, take a buddy and leave the rest.

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Find your digital training partner

Computer Aided Drafting: 5 Innovative Training Technologies for Cycling

You can't manage what you don’t measure. That is true for endurance athletes tracking caloric expenditure and substrate utilization or weekend warriors just looking to stay fit. It is nearly impossible to know if you are getting stronger, faster and leaner without some tools for measurement. Thanks to our rapacious demand for data, we’ve seen an explosion in the number of devices and services to help improve performance, from GPS to power meters to physiological testing services.

But even with all these advancements, we still find ourselves asking more of the the same questions: What should I measure? What do I do with the data? What technology should I actually buy? To help answer these questions we've got five training technologies that will help give context to your rides, improve your performance and best your training buddies.

Smart Tracking for Smarter Training

Garmin Edge 500 Cycling GPS Based Computer

garmin-edge-500-cycling-gps-based-computerAnyone looking to tally precise details of their cycling endeavors should mull over buying the Edge 500. This lightweight GPS-Based cycling computer is a data nuts dream and calculates everything including speed, distance, calories burned, altitude, climb, and descent. While monitoring,

Garmin Nüvifone

garmin.nuviphone.thumb.jpg [click on image to enlarge] No one expected this. Today in New York, Garmin, the name synonymous with GPS and personal navigation announced a full-fledged smartphone with the capabilities so many people have been pining for, GPS. The HSDPA enabled smartphone

Garmin Forerunner 405 Watch

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Runners, your watch is here. The Garmin Forerunner 405 continuously monitors your time, distance, pace, calories and heart rate. The GPS enabled watch will store the data in memory and send it wirelessly to your computer. The touch bezel (a la iPod) will let

Garmin Nuvi 680

Garmin Nuvi 680Receive door-to-door directions while staying on top of local weather, traffic and more with nuvi 680, a sleek multi-tasking Personal Travel Assistant. Features a colorful widescreen, hands-free calling and FM transmitter, than takes it up a notch by adding dynamic content