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Today in Gear: The Day's Best Product News
Updates on Apple and Google's latest events, IWC's Hot Wheels collaboration chronograph, Red Wing's Gore-Tex rework of the Classic Moc …
Google Reveals Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro Smartphones

Google has officially announced its latest flagship smartphones: the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. Here's what you need to know.

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The 2022 Honda Civic Si Promises to Be Fun

One of the most entertaining cars for the money gets a bit nicer.

Hamilton's New Watch Takes Cues from World War II

The Khaki Pilot Pioneer Automatic 38mm is based on a pocket watch issued to American forces.

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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…
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Nerf's Best Blasters are Up to 49% Off on Amazon

Pick up the perfect accessory for your Halloween costume and bolster your backyard arsenal.

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Western Rise Is Offering 20% off Sitewide

The brand is giving you the opportunity to save 20% on everything ahead of the holiday crunch.

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Save on the Peloton of Rowing Machines Right Now

Hydrow Rower Packages are $500 off (plus free shipping) as part of an early Black Friday sale.

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Upgrade Your Winter Gear with This Sale
This Duffle Is Perfect for Your Next Adventure
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Quickly Change Flats with This Portable Wrench
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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.

Extra Layer

Recommendations for all styles and budgets
The 13 Best Down Jackets of 2021
These top picks for lightweight, innovative down jackets will keep you warm from when the leaves fly until the snow melts in the spring…
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The 12 Best Rain Jackets of 2021

The latest and greatest options are lighter, softer, more breathable, stretchy and more waterproof than ever.

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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.

The Best Denim Jackets for Men

From Levi's category-defining Trucker Jacket to Buck Mason's blanket-lined coat.

Buying Advice

New and updated guides


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The 21 Best Office Chairs of 2021

Everything you need to know to find an office chair best suited to your needs, including ergonomics, price, aesthetics and features.

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10 Great Wool Blankets to Keep You Warm This Fall

Moisture-resistant, warm, odor-resistant and more, wool is the best choice for a warm winter blanket.

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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.

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The 10 Best Space Heaters of 2021

Bringing the heat in more than one way.


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The Best Wireless Earbuds for Running

It’s time to swap out your basic buds for a pair that goes the extra mile.

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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.

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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.

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.


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The 8 Best Beard Trimmers You Can Buy in 2021

From Wahl, Philips Norelco, Braun and more.

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Our Guide to 20 Great Haircuts

We're not going to overwhelm you with an exhaustive list detailing 75 different hairdos. Instead, here are pillar styles simplified.

The 25 Best Fragrances for Men

Perrenial, spring, summer, fall and winter fragrances.

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The Best Brands for an Entire Skincare Regimen

The best brands for an entire skincare regimen, start to finish.

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.