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Today in Gear: June 2, 2014

Today in gear: ASUS’s new “5-in-1″, Treeline Outdoors’s advanced roof tent, the best value HDTV of 2014, Poler’s cast iron skillet, a Swedish take on shaving and a business bag with Parisian swagger.

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Today in Gear: May 9, 2014

Today in Gear we yearn for Rooftop camping, electric cafe racers, and Nespresso’s take on single serve drip coffee.

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Above your (work)station

Stocking Stuffers: Doodads For The Desktop

Editor’s Note: The stockings are hung by the chimney with care…now what the hell are you gonna put in there? Ah, stocking stuffers — the little things, the extras, the last minute goodies, the fun gifts. They’re as enjoyable to give as they are to receive. Thing is, there’s an endless supply of stocking-size gifts…

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Today in Gear: November 7, 2013

Spy Optic Doom Ski Goggles Doom doesn’t necessarily portend gloom. In this case, Doom means a quick-release interchangeable lens system: press the button, pop off one lens, click the other in place and hit the slopes. Fingerprint-resistant, anti-scratch lenses switch out with the included mirror lens so wearers can adapt to the ever-changing elements. $185…

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Today in Gear: August 29, 2013

Fuloon Inflatable Backseat Car Mattress Calling all stand-up comics freshly moved to LA in the hopes of seeing their name up in lights: don’t let the prospect of living out of your car for months on end dissuade you. “What’s the deal with airline peanuts this backseat mattress,” you ask? It’s an inflatable affair about…

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Today in Gear: August 23, 2013

Razor Crazy Cart Nowadays, we find it weird if we don’t have at least two dreams each night about riding shotgun in a car while Ken Block hoons around an epic obstacle circuit. We’re probably past prime “learn how to use a car in every way you were originally taught not to” age, but we…

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Today in Gear: July 17, 2013

Cree LED Flood Light Bulb Cree’s latest bulb gives indoor dwellers (most of you readers, we reckon) even more options for smarter lighting. A perfect replacement for the common BR30 bulb often used in recessed or track lighting fixtures, Cree’s flood light is dimmable, uses 85 percent less energy than traditional bulbs (650 lumens at…

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Stock up for Woodstock

Kit: Music Festival

Ah, the music festival. Concert after concert under the hot sun, huge fields of camping fans, available yet astronomically priced food, and port-a-potties stretching to the horizon combine for a strange breed of “roughing it” with large doses of civilization mixed in. Prepare properly and you’re in for the weekend of a lifetime; shirk the prep and you’ll be poor and plenty grumpy come Sunday night. Here are ten pieces of gear — appropriately fitting the chaotic and not at all fashionable atmosphere you’ll come to know and love — to get your music festival experience on track for “Epic!” status. We’ll leave the collapsible peace pipe to you.

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Father’s Day Gift Guide ’12

We don’t have to preach about how important fathers are, but we will anyway. This is the man who made you who you are, whether you like it or not — and since you’re reading this post now it looks like he’s done something right (at least we hope). With Father’s Day just around the…

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Putting the camp back in camping

Poler Camping Equipment

One look at Poler’s product line which includes phenomenal names such as the Duffaluffagus ($80), and items like the Napsack ($130), a wearable sleeping bag with sleeve holes and a hood, and you’ll quickly understand this is no Patagonia in the making. Instead, they’d rather focus on creating some hard-hitting camping gear with a pinch…