Introducing: The 2021 Summer Gear Awards

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Summer Gear Awards

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The 12 Best Home Products of Summer 2021

When the mercury rises, this is the stuff to have at home to beat the heat.

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The 12 Best Outdoor Products of Summer 2021

Prep for all kinds of warm-weather adventures with our favorite hiking boots, cooler, multi-tool and more.

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The 12 Best Style Products of Summer 2021

The best of the bunch. The cream of the crop. Our top selections for you to shop.

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The 12 Best Fitness Products of Summer 2021

There's never been a better summer to get out there and get active.

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The Gear You Need for Your Best Summer Yet
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These Leather Boots Were Built for the Outback
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The Best Mountain Bikes for Riding in Colorado
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The Moment Invitational Film Festival Is Back
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Pellet Grills and Smokers Are the Outdoor Cooking Alternative You Need This Summer

The Gear Patrol Podcast Episode Twenty-Three – Listen Now

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The Best New Watches of 2021

The year is kicking off strong with great new releases at the Watches and Wonders trade show. Here are our faves thus far.

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You Should Be Collecting Vintage Soviet Watches

Watches produced in Russia during the 20th century are fascinating. They're also cheap.

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Tudor's Black Bay Fifty Eight Now Comes in Bronze

And it even comes with a matching bronze bracelet!

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How to Quickly Give Your Bronze Watch Patina

Shiny watches? Who needs 'em! Give your bronze watch a nasty look right now.

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Honda Has a Sleek, Fun-to-Drive New Car for Us

And, yes, it has a manual transmission.

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2022 Audi E-Tron GT RS First Drive

Audi's new electric sport sedan isn't qute what you might expect, but it is a preview of what's to come.

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These Are the 10 Most American-Made New Cars

Want to support local manufacturing? Here are the most American-made cars you can buy.

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6 Celebrities With Surprisingly Good Taste in Cars

You never know who has a surprisingly sophisticated car taste lurking under the surface.

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The 10 Best Air Mattresses You Can Buy in 2021

Don’t blow up over unexpected houseguests.

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The 6 Best Home and Design Releases This Week

Cut a rug on these excellent rugs from Floyd.

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Plant Owners, You Need Some Sticky Gnat Traps

Gnats are inevitable when you have indoor plants. I learned that the hard way.

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The Complete Buying Guide to Blueair Air Purifiers

Blueair has over 20 years in the air purifier business — and too many units to keep track of, so we did it for you.

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The Best Sunscreen Spray

Sprayable sunscreens are easier to apply but still safeguard your skin against the sun's harmful rays.

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12 Great Bucket Hats to Wear This Season

Whether it’s in a classic cotton twill, an indigo iteration or rip-resistant nylon, a bucket hat is a great way to top off a fit.

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Your Next Purchase: A Summer Blazer

Warm-weather style in linen, cotton, silk and wool.

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A Few of the Best Sneakers You Can Still Find

Ultra-hyped drops have sucked the fun from the shopping experience. It's time to step outside the bubble.

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7 Wall Adapters to Fast-Charge Your iPhone 12
The iPhone 12 ships with a USB-C-to-Lightning charging cable and no wall adapter. Here are the best cheap wall adapters to fast-charge …
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6 Tricks All Sonos Owners Should Know

Everything you need to know to get the most out of your Sonos system.

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The Best Wireless Earbuds for 2021

There are more wireless earbuds than ever before. In the market for some?

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Prime Day 2021: The Best Tech Deals to Shop Now
Whether you're shopping for a new TV, upgrading to a soundbar or just picking up a pair of AirPods Pros, we've got you covered with the…
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This Might Be Your Perfect Travel Shirt

Proof's 72 Hour Merino collection includes shirts that you’ll never have to take off on the road.

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Patagonia Just Released Its First Camping Stove

The brand is going deep on ultralight backcountry living.

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Customize One of the Best Pocket Knives for Hiking
Benchmade's 1.85-ounce Bugout has been a popular pocket knife choice for outdoor adventure since it was introduced in 2017. Now it come…
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Yeti's New Travel Bags Are Ideal for Summer Trips

Yeti just updated its line of soft-sided bags and luggage — in a big way.