Today in Gear: Your Weekend Away with Backcountry, New Apple Watch Features & More

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Gear Up for Your Weekend Away with Backcountry
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Summer is the time to escape the city and plan a weekend camping at your favorite spot. And if you're in need of some new gear to maximize your weekend away, check out Backcountry's Built By Backcountry Fourth of July sale. For the perfect getaway bag take a look at the 45L Adventure Duffel Pack. If you're looking to grab a few friends and head to the trail for some mountain biking, make sure you have the Getaway Goat Tailgate Pad to transport your bikes with ease. If you plan to spend your time casting for trout, score a deal on the Backcountry x Simms Flyweight Stockingfoot Pant, or if you prefer to just hang in the lake and need a new suit, the Pecos Water Short has you covered. Whatever you plan to get into this summer, Backcountry has the gear to take your weekends to the next level — and right now it's on sale for up to 40 percent off. Check out the sale and start planning your trip.


The 5 Best New Features Coming to Your Apple Watch

The Apple Watch is set to gain a lot of new features when watchOS 8 rolls out. These are the five best.


How to Change a Watch Battery
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Getting your quartz watch into working order need not necessitate an expensive trip to the jeweler.


The Best Swimmer Shampoos
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These clarifying shampoos remove chlorine, salt and other swim-related residues.


The 2021 Ford Bronco Is the Jeep Wrangler's Worst Nightmare
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The new Bronco is a beastly off-roader and a comfortable on-road ride. Just watch out for the options list.


Only Genuine Badasses Need These Rare Sport Watch Features
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Altimeters and depth gauges are useful if you're using your dive or adventure watch the way it was intended.


Everything You Need to Host a Backyard Party for Summer
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With the Fourth of July coming, you may be thinking of throwing a backyard party. We've rounded up everything you need.


The Best Mountain Bike Tires of 2021
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When the rubber meets the off-road, try one of these GP-tested favorites.


A Brief History of the Rolex Explorer II: How the Adventurer's Watch Has Evolved
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Originally made for spelunking, the Rolex Explorer II has grown into a unique sport watch icon.


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