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Ski Racks for the Slope-Bound

The best ski racks out there, paired with the best wheeled ski haulers to get you to the slopes.

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Today in Gear: May 1, 2015

J.Crew's throwback swim trunks, the Robinhood stock trading app for the Apple Watch, charitable summer styling and more.

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An Unlikely Expat

A Visit to Thule’s U.S. Headquarters in Seymour, CT

If you’re into the outdoors and own a car, chances are you own or have owned a Thule product for hauling your skis, bikes, kayaks and other outdoor gear. Nearly 80 percent of the company's products for the U.S. market are made in the states, many of them at their Seymour, CT facility. We dropped in for a visit.

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Packing Heat

Best Trailers and Roof Racks for the Beach

The right gear haulers make the difference between beach misery and beach revelry. We've assembled ten great summer carriers that will transport everything from an ATV to personal watercraft to the smaller (but still vital) bits for the shore. Just don't forget the sunscreen.

The Winter Driving Issue
Old Man Winter Anti-Venom

Snow Go: 10 Best Winter Driving Products

You welcome winter driving like you welcome a root canal without novocaine. It's just something you're going to have to deal with, and most of the time it won't be pretty. And though you certainly can't control the guy who thinks his 4x4 means he can drive like the abominable idiot, you can at least ready yourself for most situations on the cold, heartless road. As the Boy Scout motto says, "Be prepared". That's a wise way to approach winter's worst, one reflected by this kit of essentials.

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Gifts for the Rubber Burner

12 Guys of Christmas: The Driver

Drivers can be a picky bunch. It's likely that fuzzy dice and sheepskin seat covers won't cut it this (or any) year, so take some direction from us this holiday season. Car or motorcycle guys tend to appreciate things that enhance the experience or provide a bit of insight into the hobby/obsession. And you have no excuse to be stingy. He's given you rides in his vintage roadster, and he even bought you some driving gloves for your Camry SE in hopes of steering you toward a more legitimate ride someday. It's time you ponied up for something he'll appreciate. Of course, you can still stuff his stocking with a box of synthetic 5W30.

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Today in Gear: August 8, 2013

American-Harvest-Gear-Patrol American Harvest Vodka
Usually when we think of vodka we think of a certain debonair chap from overseas, or, of course, Russia. But what if the man who created a famous French vodka decided to create a new

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Today in Gear: July 29, 2013

Capture-Pro-Camera-Clip-v2-Gear-Patrol Capture Pro Camera Clip v2
The "gear-up" montage is an action movie cornerstone: quick cuts of the hero strapping on body armor, loading pistols, hooking magazines to a bandolier -- each motion accompanied by a meaty click. If you're

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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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Thule Apex Swing

There are quite a few cyclists in our crew here at Gear Patrol, and amongst us, there’s always grumblings around the watercooler about the best way to strap our two-wheeled rides onto their four-wheeled cousins. Standard mounts make it nearly impossible to

Have Bike, Will Travel

Thule 699 Round Trip Bike Case

Recently, we got the chance to get our hands on a Thule 699 Round Trip Bike Case ($370). As you'd expect from its name, the Thule case serves as a rugged method of packing one's bike and related gear into a travel-ready