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The Land Rover Defender of Our Dreams, Plus 10 Gorgeous, Award-Winning Gadgets & More

Also: a very important $23 bottle of bourbon, and the packable long-distance cycling backpack that changed how our editor travels.

So, you want an overland conversion-ready 4×4 straight from the factory, eh? Folks in the U.K. are in luck: the Land Rover Defender Hard Top has been announced. It’s a “budget-friendly,” utilitarian version of the all-new Defender, featuring a single front-row bench seat and an empty box behind. The Hard Top is available for the equivalent of about $45,000, and we’re cautiously optimistic that it might come to the U.S.

Also in this episode: 10 gorgeous tech gadgets that have won a 2020 Red Dot Design Award; why a $23 bottle of bourbon is so important to the spirits community; and a packable backpack that changed how our editor Steve Mazzucchi travels around the city.

Special thanks to Hill City for providing wardrobe for this episode.

In This Episode:

  • The Cheaper, Stripped-Down Land Rover Defender You Really Want Has Arrived (Read More Here)
  • These Are 10 of the Most Gorgeous Gadgets of 2020, According to Design Experts (Read More Here)
  • Why a $23 Bottle of Otherwise Ho-Hum Bourbon Actually Matters in the World of Whiskey (Read More Here)
  • I Found the Best Way to Combine Exercise and Errands (Read More Here)

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