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Today in Gear: Helping You Gear Up and Get Outside
Our recommendations for your next outdoor excursion include Snow Peak's collab with Mountain of Moods, Bose's new outdoor speaker and R…
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Toyota Is Building a Super-Cool Tacoma Camper

Better yet, it's called "Tacozilla."

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BMW's Future Kicks Off in 2025, Report Claims

Get ready for an icon like you've never seen it before.

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Ikea's New Cool Tech: An 'Invisible' Charging Pad

Ikea wants to help you turn just about any desk into a phone charger.


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Today's Best Deals: Savings You Won't Want to Miss
Welcome to Deals of Note, where Gear Patrol captures all the best deals of the day. You can also follow all our deal posts in the Deals…
Shop the Best Deals on Outdoor and Camping Gear

Sleeping bags, down jackets, tents, hiking boots and more.

This Excellent Espresso Machine Is on Sale

Breville’s machine makes espresso simple and is on sale today. However, it's not as steep of a discount as some would have you think.

The Best Men's Watches on Sale Now

Substantial savings on quartz and automatic watches from some of your favorite brands.

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Quickly Change Flats with This Portable Wrench
Two Creatives on Their Journeys to Sustainability
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Best New Gear

Don't miss the latest drops
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It's Here: The Best New Outdoor Gear of October

An electric snowbike, technical trail runners, an outdoor lover's limited-edition collab and more.

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The 8 Best Home and Design Releases This Week

It's green, and the colorway is called "broccoli."

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The Best Fitness Gear of October 2021

Vegan gym shoes, a Rich Roll collab, new fall colorways and more.

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The Best New Knives & EDC of October 2021

Sleek folders, a low-pro pry tool, compactable scissors and more.

16 Great Style Releases and New Watches This Week

A watch for the blind, reproduced Lee Rider jeans and much more.

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The 6 Best Home and Design Releases This Week

This thing cuts through bones as easily as it cuts through vegetables.

16 Great Style Releases and New Watches This Week

A sick suit from Awake NY, free clothes from Kid Super, a complex watch from a Swiss brand and much more.

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The 6 Best Home and Design Releases This Week

Sometimes I wish I had the need for more than one office chair.

It's Jacket Season

Layers for all styles and budgets
The Best Waxed Canvas Jackets for Wet Weather

Find yourself some new water-repellent outerwear.

Order Yourself an Overcoat

Long, warm coats you can wear over suits and sweats alike.

The Best Running Jackets

Don't let bad weather get in the way of your next run.

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The Best Motorcycle Jackets You Can Buy

Whether you're commuting to the office or planning a cross-country journey, find the motorcycle jacket you need.

Buying Advice

New and updated guides


You Can Buy Excellent Towels on Amazon

The ecommerce giant hosts thousands of bath towels to choose from. These are the ones that are worth your money.

Oct 13, 2021
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The 25 Best Indoor Plants for Every Kind of Person

New roommates for even the most neglecting people.

Oct 11, 2021
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The 25 Best Pens You Can Buy at Every Price Point

There’s an endless selection of pens available, ranging in price from a few cents to over $1,000.

Oct 12, 2021
12 Great Places to Stash Your Weed
Whether you're looking for a handmade jar to sit proudly on the coffee table or a stash box that tracks every strain you've ever smoked…
Oct 14, 2021


Which Apple Watch Is Right for You?
Should you upgrade to the new Apple Watch? We highlight the key differences between the various Apple Watch models, from the Series 3 t…
Oct 8, 2021
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The Best Gym Shoes for Every Type of Workout

Whether you crave CrossFit, hoist heavy weights or bounce around, there's a sneaker here for you.

Oct 14, 2021
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The Best Home Gym Machines of 2021

From traditional to high tech, check out the finest fitness equipment money can buy.

Oct 11, 2021
The 12 Best E-Bikes of 2021

Pedal assist can seriously expand your cycling footprint and open up a whole new world of riding. Start here.

Oct 13, 2021
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Trench Coats for Rainy Days

The long, traditional topcoat defends the wearer against rain or wind.

Oct 19, 2021
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It's Getting Cold. Gear Up

Insulated jackets, lined jeans, snow boots and beyond.

Oct 18, 2021
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These Flannel Jackets Are Just the Right Weight

Flannel shirts are warm, but flannel jackets are even warmer.

Oct 18, 2021
Which Affordable Beanie Is Worth Your Money?

12 options under $20.

Oct 17, 2021

Gift Ideas

A little something for everyone on your list
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The Best Gifts for Every Woman in Your Life

Don’t know what to get your wife, your mom or your girlfriend’s mom? Start here.

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The Best Gifts Under $25 for Women

Who says affordable gifts can't be great?

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The Best Men's Gifts for Every Budget

Coming up with the goods for the man in your life is easier said than done. Here are some ideas.

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The Best Housewarming Gifts to Give in 2021

Get those new homeowners a housewarming gift that will help make their house a home.

Owner's Manual

Tips, tricks and product knowledge

Product Support

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Take This Step Before Reselling Your Apple Device

The quick and easy guide to factory resetting your Apple devices: iPhone, iPad, MacBook, Apple Watch, AirPods, AirTags or HomePod.

How to Remove Scratches from Your Watch Crystal

A fresh scratch on an otherwise flawless crystal is a devastating sight.

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Hey, You: It's Time to Clean Your Dirty Bong

Rip it, clean it, then rip again.

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9 Tips to Become an Apple Music Power User
Apple Music is the one of the most popular music streaming services. We've rounded up the best tips and tricks to turn you into a power…


Why You Don’t Actually Need a Watch Winder
While some are willing to pay for the convenience, the idea of a watch winder as an essential tool of watch ownership is largely unfoun…
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No One Should Buy a Classic Land Rover Defender.

No matter why you want one, there’s probably a vehicle that better fits your needs.

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Stop Buying Your Dad Whiskey Stones, They Suck

Whiskey stones have always been, and continue to be, terrible.

You’re Smoking Meat All Wrong (Yes, You)

Contrary to what your dad told you, more smoke does not mean better barbeque.

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What Do the Characters on Your Pocket Knife Mean?
Open your pocket knife. On one side of the blade, close to the handle, there are likely numbers and letters. They signify more than you…
What's the Ring on the Bottom of Your Skillet For?

The answer: history.

The Truth About the Apple Keyboard's Weird Symbol
Ever wonder how the Command Key became the most important key on every Mac computer? And what the heck does that pretzel-shaped symbol …
What That Extra Lace Hole on Your Gym Shoes Is For

Your athletic shoes likely have an extra lace eyelet, and you might not know how to use it correctly… until now.

Cozy Up

Essential upgrades for fall and winter
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The 6 Best Flannel Sheets of 2021

Flannel isn't just for shirts and grunge rockers.

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The 18 Best Reading Chairs of 2021

A collection of the best reading and lounge chairs you can find on the internet, at every price point and in every style.

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The 8 Best Coffee Makers of 2021

The best coffee maker is the one that fits your kitchen, budget and style, but never compromises on excellent coffee.

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The 15 Best Sofas and Couches You Can Buy in 2021
Mid-century modern, contemporary and plenty of the classics, this list is your personal lookbook to the most important piece of furnitu…
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The 31-mph VanMoof V Is the Brand's Fastest eBike Ever

The 31-mph VanMoof V eBike, Sunglasses Made from Microorganism Poop, and Supply Chain Stress.