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J.Crew Denim Relaunch

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J.Crew enters the selvedge denim game with its redesigned denim pant collection. Increasingly popular Japanese denim is the star; the line’s 13.5-ounce denim is sourced from Kaihara Mill in Japan, where it’s tailored and dyed according to a process dating back to the ’70s, then sent to Wonderland Concepts in Henderson, Kentucky, for hours-long washing cycles. Available in straight, slim and “slimmest” cuts, they’re worthy contenders; be sure to up your cuffing technique.

Gez Gear Compression Sleeves

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If compression sleeves work for you, try these offerings from Gez, a new company from Atlanta, Georgia offering sturdy compression sleeves with attachable “gel packs” for direct heat/cold application.

Strider Bikes

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Encouraging your kids to be athletic doesn’t have to clash with avoiding as many scraped knees as possible; pedal-free bikes offer a great way to do both.

House Industries Oxblood Big and Tall Blocks

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Made with kiln-dried basswood and lead-free paint, these imaginatively designed yet understated blocks can both class up a playroom and lighten up the bar cart.

Camera Swagg

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The much-loved Moneymaker camera strap gets a lighter-weight treatment in heavy-duty nylon for comfortable and adaptable camera gear carry.

Speck MightyPack Plus

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Speck’s first-ever backpack features molded EVA foam, triple-layered padded base cushions, flexible compartments (including dedicated pockets for chargers) for versatile gadget storage and more. (Bonus points for the TSA approval.)

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Reviews and Buying Guides

Advice from the Crew

Is the Best Performance Luxury Car on the Road a Cadillac?

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Driving the ATS-V on track is good fun — until those pesky, track-prepped Porsches get in your way. Read the Review

These Upgraded Wardrobe Essentials Are Worth the Price

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You invest in your car. Why not your clothes? Here are the wardrobe staples, from baseball caps to blue jeans, that are worth an extra penny. Read the Review

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Noteworthy Reads

Style Stories from Around the Web

If our own Outdoor Retailer picks weren’t enough to sate you, take a look at Carryology‘s Outdoor Retailer Wrap-Up.

Samsung devotees now have a smartwatch they can call their own; read Tech Crunch‘s rundown of Samsung’s answer to the Apple Watch.

It’s sleek. It cooks meat. It’s a briefcase grill, and it’s the greatest thing you’ll ever own.

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Looking Ahead

What We’re Testing Now

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