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A Beginner Fly Fisherman’s Primer

So you watched A River Runs Through It on cable the other night and, your brother’s gambling issues aside, you’ve decided to try fly fishing. What do you need? Well, you could start with just a hardware store rod, reel & line, a few flies in a plastic box, and some clothes you don’t mind trashing. But you’ll enjoy yourself a lot more if you have some decent gear in hand. Lucky you -- we've got everything you need right here.

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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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.

Will Hunting's Around-The-House Shoe

L.L. Bean Wicked Good Slippers

Made entirely of real sheepskin shearling, the ankle high L.L. Bean Wicked Good Slippers are the indoor shoe for chilly winter days and long winter nights. The shearling conforms uniquely to your foot like memory foam and provides a super comfortable footbed. Additionally, the shearling will keep you warm no matter how cheap your roommate...

Designation: CWS (Crappy Weather Shoe)

L.L. Bean Boots | Gum Shoes

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 cut it. During last few rain storms here, we’ve been demoing L.L. Bean’s Gum...

You Can Thank Us for the Grunt Work Later

Style Roundup: Men’s Sweater Top Picks

Based on all the fall wardrobe question’s we’ve been receiving from you lately, we came to the conclusion a fall roundup was in order. Done and done. In this Gear Patrol Roundup, we’ve taken the time to scour some of our favorite men’s brands (high and low), for unique, sharp, and warm sweaters that’ll match...

L.L.Bean Shearling Boots

Stave off the winter wet weather with a pair of Shearling boots for the winter season. One of L.L.Bean’s basics, these boots have been made since 1912 and triple-stitched together one pair at a time in Maine. Whether you’re hunting, plowing the yard or just fighting a few blocks of soaked parking lots the L.L.Bean...

L.L. Bean Canvas Messenger Bag

It’s inevitable, a man needs a bag. Between his mobile gear and product there’s little chance he’s going to fit it all in his pockets – not that we’d suggesting carrying around a lot of items there. First, it’s unsightly and second, it can be, ahem, misconstrued when walking. This sunwashed canvas bag from L.L....