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The 12 Guys of Christmas: The Driver

The holiday season can be stressful, especially if you’re buying for a gearhead. But never fear: if you’re in need of a present for that special guy, there is an array of automotive gifts out there that will suit any driver’s tastes, and enhance his time behind the wheel.

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Rediscover your sunroof

Tested: Whispbar Rack System

During a month of hauling kayaks atop a Volvo XC90, the Whispbar proved truly innovative and escaped many of the pitfalls found in other carrying racks.

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Today in Gear: February 17, 2014

Today in gear, we discuss Nokia’s latest flagship for Verizon, new American made overnighters, a minimalist desk with an expandable work area and more.

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Today in Gear: June 24, 2013

Autodromo Stringback Driving Gloves Vintage-inspired, these stringback driving gloves hearken to the days of wooden steering wheels and veddy British racing heritage. The short cuff is buttonless, which means your Autodromo watch can gleam in the sun as you motor à la drivers of yore. $110 (★) Fujifilm XM-1 According to leaked images, the newest…

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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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Silence on the lam

Yakima Whispbar

The new Yakima Whispbar ($450+) aims to change the way the world looks at rooftop luggage and gear loading, and listens to it too. A former Rolls Royce aircraft engineer obsessed with aerodynamics partnered with the University of Canterbury and Industrial Research Ltd, to invest thousands of R&D hours to develop a roof rack system….

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Pull it real good

Yakima RackandRoll Trailer

When it comes time to take the toys outside to play, transportation becomes key unless your driveway conveniently happens to adjoin a slope, starting line or body of water. Adding another option to the pantheon of roof, hitch and rear mounted options, the lightweight Yakima RackandRoll Trailer ($2,150) makes hauling gear a breeze by removing…

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A Better Way To Carry Your Gear

Yakima LoadWarrior

Spring is in the air and with Spring comes the great outdoors, or in the case of urban living – helping people move into new apartments. Time to break out the Yakima LoadWarrior and increase the load capacity of Gear Patrol’s Land Rover LR2. Thus, it’s a perfect opportunity to review Yakima’s cargo carrier.