Our 11 Best Reviews of 2017

A look back at our best reviews in 2017.

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365 days is a lot of time to seek out stories on adventure, gear, and everything in between. Here’s a look back at the best reviews our writers tackled over the course of 2017 — from headphones to espresso makers to SUVs and beyond.


Meet the Mazda Miata’s All-New Evil Twin: the RF

The Miata occupies a rare spot of honest, guileless fun; its new roof makes it meaner.

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Review: Seiko Brings Back a Cult Favorite, in Blue

An edgy case and a color scheme straight out of the early '90s makes it perfect as both a collectible and a summer beater.

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Lincoln Navigator Review: After 20 Years, the All-New SUV Is On Top of Its Game

Simply put, the Navigator does the "big luxury SUV" thing far, far better.

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I Used the New 10.5-Inch iPad Pro for a Month Instead of a MacBook. Here’s What I Learned

Can the new 10.5-inch iPad Pro finally cannibalize your laptop? I switched cold turkey to find out.

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Bose QuietComfort 35 II Review: The Most Comfortable Noise-Canceling Headphones. Period

Bose's new QC35 II headphones are similar to last year's QC35, with a few added perks.

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Meet Hasselblad’s Compact Beauty, the X1D

50 megapixels of power in the palm of your hand.

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This Is the Best Running Watch Ever Made

Our friends in Finland nailed this one.

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Outdoor Research’s Active Insulation is a Skiier’s Best Friend

As warm as a puffer when you need it and breathable when you're on the move, Outdoor Research's active insulation is your best companion on the slopes.

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The Steam Wand Is the Best Thing About Breville’s New Cafe-Quality Espresso Machine

According to a real coffee professional, Breville's latest coffee machines really do brew professional-quality coffee.

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This $235 Electric Knife Sharpener Made My Shamefully Dull Knife Cut Like New

For those wary of whetstones, Work Sharp Culinary presents a solution.

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The Best Products of 2017

A look back at the year in gear. From superlative whiskey to sustianable denim, these were the best products released in 2017. Explore the Series

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