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Today in Gear: 2013 Octane Rewind

When we introduced Today in Gear last year — or “TIG”, as we refer to it internally — we set out to create a daily digest of the latest in gear-related news to accompany our broader, deeper full length stories and features. The TIG oeuvre is still about the latest and coolest in cars, clothes,…

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Sleighs are for losers

Blizzard Beasts: 10 Best Vehicles for Winter

You’re an hour late to the Christmas get-together, but not because that red velvet blazer you love so much is nowhere to be found. No, instead you’re trapped in a snowdrift in your vintage AMC Gremlin. No fruitcake for you. You could’ve fared better this holiday season with some better wheels. May we suggest some truly treaded steeds for your hapless self?

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Today in Gear: October 10, 2013

Woolrich Arctic Parka If you live in a cold or four-seasoned clime (or if you live in a Tampa and the temp ever dips below 60° F, you wimp) you know full well that the best, and perhaps most stylish, defense against a frigid atmosphere is a classic parka with big pockets, hand warmer pockets,…

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Dasvidaniya, normalcy

Ural Yamal Limited Edition

We’re no strangers to Ural sidecar motorcycles, having run them on wet asphalt, dirt and snow. Ural’s offerings — rugged, versatile and as nostalgic as they come — make us long to get out during each of the four seasons. They’ve topped things off in 2012 with their 2012 Ural Yamal Limited Edition Sidecar Motorcycle,…

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The road less traveled, the snow well-conquered

Sidecars & Snow: A Mountain Ride with Ural Motorcycles

Given the chance to ride motorcycles in the winter, a sane rider might politely decline, but what’s life without a few two three-wheeled thrills? On a recent invitation by Ural Motorcycles we did just that, responding “yes, please” (pronto) while simultaneously reaching for our bags, and multiple changes of underwear. Next stop, cold and soggy Seattle.

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3-Wheeling Nostalgia, Hogan's Hero Style

Ural Taiga Limited Edition Motorcycle

With a three wheels firmly planted under the category “instantly recognizable”, Ural motorcycles have been carrying riders+1 since World War II. For 2010, Ural has created the limited edition Taiga ($13,999), named after the northernmost forest, which covers a significant portion of Russia and Canada. Built for weekend adventures, the Taiga utilizes a signature on-demand…