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12 Guys of Christmas
Some Help for the Man who Needs None

17 Perfect Gifts for the DIYer

The DIYer, naturally, does things for himself. Surprise him with gifts that foster his creativity and suit his talents.

Gear for an Open-Wheel Beating

Kit: Taking on Baja

Packing perfectly for the Baja Peninsula in Mexico means being prepared for everything -- because anything can, and will, happen.

Plaid is just the surface

The History of Flannel

Flannel is more than just a plaid shirt. It’s a fabric with a deep history stretching back centuries. Here's where it came from.

Elements
Waxing Season

Elements: Waxed Canvas

Though it's gradually becoming usurped by more high tech materials, waxed canvas still remains one of the coolest-looking ways to wick away precipitation. These nine waxed canvas products give bad weather the middle finger and look good doing it.

36 gifts for the well-dressed gent

12 Guys of Christmas: The Dapper Man

If you’re a stylish gent, you’re acutely aware of each seasonal shift. Spring affords chances to wear lighter, refreshed colors; summer is time for light material and sunglasses; autumn means breaking out a chunky cardigan. But it’s winter when a man can truly shine. He can layer. He can sport rich fabrics and hulking boots, overcoats and purposeful accessories. When there is such a wide, deep array of options in the winter wardrobe world, what exactly do you give the man who lives stylishly? We’re here to turn that dilemma into fruitful present curation. So brew up some nog, get out the wrapping paper (even if you’re giving to yourself) and check out our top picks in these important categories of winter style for the well dressed man.

Roundup
Stay warm in the woods

20 Best Backpacking Sleeping Bags

Nothing ruins a backpacking trip like a terrible night's sleep (or a lack of clean underwear, but if you can't figure that one out you're beyond our help). A good sleeping bag is the key to staying warm and dry when you're crashing under the stars -- so you're at your best crossing that next 8,000 foot mountain pass. Sleeping bag tech has made its way into the space age in the last few years: your 20-year-old bag from summer camp or the Boy Scouts is no longer up to snuff. Here's our list of the best 20°F (or below) bags to ensure comfort and safety for three-season camping.

Designation: CWS (Crappy Weather Shoe)

L.L. Bean Boots | Gum Shoes

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The weather is turning quickly here in the Northeast. It's starting to rain more; it's colder. It's only a matter of time before winter arrives. As this happens, the boat shoes and sandals we've been rocking all summer will no longer