On The Bay, Near The Mountains

72 Hours in Seattle

Formerly a place of passage for prospectors into the Yukon, Seattle still has plenty of cultural riches.

Slow Coffee

French Press, 9 Ways

If coffee is as much your source of pleasure as a source of caffeine, invest in a French press and get your brew perfect.

Coffee Issue
Dining Empires

10 Restaurant Groups Influencing the Way We Eat

Mom and pop restaurants are out. Restaurant groups are in. And if you want a perfect fois gras terrine whether you're in Miami or Montreal, that's a good thing.

Restaurant Issue
Gifts that Can Take a Beating

17 Perfect Gifts for the Adventurer

Whether you're getting to know new cities or climbing 8,000-meter peaks, these 17 products are perfect for the adventurer in your life.

12 Guys of Christmas
What to Do in the Windy City

72 Hours in Chicago

From the Chicago School to Frank Lloyd Wright, the history of Chicago is the history of architecture in the United States.

Architecture Issue
The First Lighted Backpacking Tents

Big Agnes mtnGLO Tents

The mtnGLO series isn't just a series of shelters with lights -- they're excellent tents that also happen to have interior lights.

The Most Versatile ABS System Ever

The North Face Modulator ABS

It ensures that backcountry users will have extra protection whether they're bombing down Loveland pass with a day pack or snowshoeing across a slide path with an 80L monstrosity.

The Complete Running Shoe

New Balance 574 Fresh Foam

By doubling down on its running heritage, New Balance has made one of the best shoes of the year.

More Cloud Than Sheep

Patagonia Merino Air

The Merino Air represents a new high for both natural and synthetic apparel.

The Winter Boot Gets An Upgrade

Adidas Terrex Ultimate Boost CH

With the range of new synthetics, Adidas has significantly improved the performance of the winter hiking boot.

Same Load, Less Strain

Osprey Atmos AG

Its innovative, maximalist design improves the core experience of backpacking, making it the best choice this year for hauling gear on your next outdoor adventure.

Small Change, Huge Difference

Komperdell Stiletto Tour Trekking Poles

The Stiletto’s spring mechanism is a seemingly simple change that in practice significantly improves the experience of trekking or ski touring.

A World (Of Entertainment) At Your Fingertips

Savant Remote + Host

The Savant Remote + Host is a TV remote system that fully understands and exploits the possibilities of smarter entertainment systems and smarter homes.

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