Our Most Popular Stories of the Week

Here are our most popular stories of the week — just in case you missed them the first time around.


Bose QC35 II noise-canceling headphones, coffee grinders and Volvo’s new performance sub-brand, the Polestar 1 — these were the topics that caught the attention of most readers last week. Here are those stories, just in case you missed them the first time around. Have something you think we should check out? Or just want to say hi? Drop us a line at hello@gearpatrol.com.

Bose QC35 II Review: The Best Noise-Canceling Headphones Yet

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

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10 Best Coffee Grinders for Every Budget (Updated for 2017)

The journey from clueless to connoisseur begins with fresh grounds. Find the best grinder for your tastes, no matter your brewing method.

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Recap: The Most Important Gear Releases of the Week

Better boxer briefs, iPhone X cases, Seiko’s orange “Samurai” watch and much, much more.

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Volvo’s New Performance Sub-Brand Is Taking the Fight to Audi, BMW and Mercedes

The Polestar 1 isn’t messing around.

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Microsoft’s Surface Book 2 Is Twice as Powerful as a MacBook Pro

Microsoft is offering a 15-inch model for the first time.

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8 Mountaineers Share the Stories Behind Their Most Cherished Pieces of Gear

Jimmy Chin’s first-ever film camera, Melissa Arnot’s bag of blessed rice, Ed Viestur’s Rolex watch and more.

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The Best Outdoor Gear You Can Buy at Costco

Next time you’re stockpiling cheese crackers, consider swinging through Costco’s outdoor gear aisle. You might be surprised by what you find.

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These High-End Bulgarian Knives Are Now Available in the US

Bulgaria has a rich history with the knife making trade, and a relatively young company called Manly is seeking to continue that story.

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The 20 Best Wheels Ever to See the Road

It should be no surprise that some of the most iconic cars have the most incredible sets of wheels to match.

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iPhone 8 Plus Review: The iPhone You’ll Probably Buy

Should you upgrade to Apple’s soon-to-be second-best smartphone, or wait it out?

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