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Sling and Shoot

7 Camera Straps for Every Photographer

Heavily branded camera straps can blow your cover in a crowd. Instead, downplay your presence with one that's made to be casual, cool, durable and comfortable.

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The Year’s Best Duffels and Weekenders

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 as hell.

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Today in Gear: April 18, 2016

A most excellent travel trolley, a pair of impressively excellent leather dress boots, new and excellent hard-working earbuds and much more.

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Today in Gear: December 18, 2015

Nest's learning thermostat, an extremely versatile cycling layer, an understated weekender from Travelteq and more.

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Today in Gear: March 4, 2015

The first fitness band by HTC, Glowpear's self-watering planters, the Travelteq A4 Portfolio, Hard Graft's collapsible Leica camera case and more.

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Tested: TravelTeq Trash

TravelTeq's humbly named Trash meets an extremely wide range of needs and wants, and also includes features that you may not need or want -- but you can’t argue that they're pretty cool.

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Today in Gear: July 15, 2014

Today in Gear: Mercedes-Benz's most insane S-Class Coupe, Club Monaco's muscle-car-inspired shades, Priority Bicycle's affordable commuter bike and more.

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Elements: Dual Threats

Two for the price of one. Who can't get behind a premise like that? We're not talking about Corona-themed tank tops hocked in Cancun to the fanny-packed masses here (but...still). We're talking about those rare multi-tasking gems that force you to reassess what's possible in this day and age. The best of the dual-threat bunch become icons, whether real -- the Swiss Army Knife, Bo Jackson -- or imagined -- a Delorean turned time machine. Most at least make the rest of your possessions look useless in comparison. In some cases their genius stems from clever hacks that seem obvious in hindsight; in others, the magic comes from years of groundbreaking research and technological progress. This is a celebration of versatile items from all walks of life. May your future purchases forever be multi-talented.


Today in Gear: December 31, 2013

Today in gear, we find a chic way to groom your 'board, building blocks for space nerds, old-school gaming on your Mac and much more.


Today in Gear: June 28, 2013

Sony-Xperia-Z-Ultra-Gear-Patrol Sony Xperia Z Ultra
The new Xperia is much improved, but also bigger -- with a 6.4-inch screen it's verging on tablet territory (Moses would have loved this thing). The new phone is also waterproof (but don't use


Today in Gear: April 12, 2013

Victorianox-Bike-Tool-Gear-Patrol Victorinox Bike Tool
It's taken this long? Bikers are the perfect recipients of a Swiss Army tool. An L-wrench with 8 bits and a set of tire levers in one small form is perfectly in line with the biker

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Travelteq Voyager Bag

The best way we can sum up the Travelteq Voyager ($770) is to label it FTBT (for travelers by travelers). Yes, we just made that up, but that's exactly what this bag is all about. Combining the attention to details