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Our Favorite Handmade Gear

There’s a certain value imbued in anything that’s crafted by expert hands. It has to do with the transfer of experience and aesthetics; the craftsperson’s pride becomes the user’s. But while microbreweries and local coffee roasters have flourished in recent years, so many outdoor brands have shifted to mass production, rendered impersonal by acquisition and…
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72 Hours With the Sleek, Spacious Volvo V60

There was a time, before SUVs and crossovers, that the classic family vacation happened in a station wagon. While some domestic brands, like Buick, are trying to revive the concept, and Subaru has a cult-like following, the Swedes own the wagon category’s iconic shape. We took the Volvo V60 for a long weekend to see…
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The New Land Rover Defender Goes Off-Road in ‘No Time to Die’

When you sit down to watch a James Bond film, you know you’re in for plenty of action, mystery, and some handsome leading men portraying a very romanticized view of spycraft. But high-wattage actors like Daniel Craig aren’t the only stars in these films—the cars are celebrities, too. (It’s hard to imagine James Bond without…
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The 10 Best Body Washes for Every Skin Type

With all due respect to the brands that raised you, we’d like to lure you away from dimestore body washes—you know, the ones that smell like a middle school locker room—and introduce you to some more elevated, functional washes. Yes, they’re all functional in that they clean your body, but the best body washes go…
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The Only Socks You’ll Ever Want to Wear

Once you’ve slipped on a pair of premium, cushioned, no-slip socks, you can never go back to the low-quality junk. While other clothing essentials like casual tees are more a matter of style preference and comfort, socks require a degree of performance. It’s worth asking some relevant questions before restocking your sock drawer. Like what’s…
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The 2020 Bible of Bike Tests: Rocky Mountain Slayer 29 C70

Of the many regions that have hosted the Bible of Bike Tests over its 11 years, none is as aptly named as Park City. The place is more playground than town. The networks that criss-cross its valleys are so dense and so diverse that you could easily ride all day and never lose sight of…
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Tested: Tepui Low-Pro 2 Rooftop Tent

I own the best vehicle ever made. It is the 2000 Toyota Tacoma extended cab with a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder and a 5-speed. I find today’s Tacomas are just too big, and I’m not alone. Back when she was in better shape, suitors would leave me written offers on her windshield, sometimes for more than I…
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The Best Head-to-Toe Winter Wool Layers for Outdoor Performance

Wool clothing is not what it used to be. We are currently in a renaissance of the rough stuff—though “itchy” and “frumpy” are descriptors of the wooly past. Thanks to technical manufacturer advances yielding more comfortable, easy-breathing blends as well as more creative designs, outdoor users are learning to appreciate the longevity and versatility of…
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First Look: The North Face Advanced Mountain Kit

In 2017, The North Face (TNF) reviewed its team and past expeditions and came to two conclusions. First, it noticed that today’s elite alpinists were preparing their expeditions while still at home. For example, having a hypoxic tent setup in an athlete’s living room replaced weeks spent at basecamp where the motto was ‘climb high…
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The 2020 Bible of Bike Tests: Norco Sight C2

Of the many regions that have hosted the Bible of Bike Tests over its 11 years, none is as aptly named as Park City. The place is more playground than town. The networks that criss-cross its valleys are so dense and so diverse that you could easily ride all day and never lose sight of…
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See Jason Momoa’s Custom-Made Harley-Davidson Sidecar

When it comes to motorcycles, Jason Momoa is a major fan. The Aquaman and Dune star has a collection of bikes, including the motorcycle he used in the 2014 film The Road to Paloma, Momoa’s feature directorial debut. True to form, Momoa even pulled up on his black Harley-Davidson to kick off his December 2018…
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Under Armour’s New HOVR Machina Doesn’t Compromise on Speed or Stamina

Picking a running shoe often involves making a difficult choice: Are you looking for a shoe to race in, or a shoe to train in? There’s usually a trade-off. With a racing shoe, you get something light and lean that helps you go fast, usually without the cushioning found in a training shoe. But with…
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Santa Cruz Introduces Its First Electric Mountain Bike: The Heckler

Mountain Biking has been cancelled. The final episode ended early Tuesday morning, at midnight Pacific time. It will not be moving on to streaming platforms. We had a good run, though. What was it, 40 years? Maybe 50, depending on how you measure it. But now that Santa Cruz has made an e-bike, there’s clearly…
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NBA Top 5 Plays of the Night | February 11, 2020

Check out the top 5 plays of the night from around the league on Feb. 11 featuring Zion Williamson, Zach LaVine, and more! Subscribe to the NBA: https://on.nba.com/2JX5gSN Full Game Highlights Playlist: https://on.nba.com/2rjGMge For news, stories, highlights and more, go to our official website at https://nba_webonly.app.link/nbasite Get NBA LEAGUE PASS: https://nba.app.link/nbaleaguepass5

CELTICS at ROCKETS | FULL GAME HIGHLIGHTS | February 11, 2020

CELTICS at ROCKETS | FULL GAME HIGHLIGHTS | February 11, 2020 The Houston Rockets defeated the Boston Celtics, 116-105. James Harden (42 PTS, 8 REB, 7 AST) and Russell Westbrook (36 PTS, 10 REB, 5 AST) combined for 78 PTS to lead Houston, while Gordon Hayward tallied 20 PTS, 8 REB, and 6 AST for…
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SPURS at THUNDER | FULL GAME HIGHLIGHTS | February 11, 2020

SPURS at THUNDER | FULL GAME HIGHLIGHTS | February 11, 2020 The San Antonio Spurs defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder, 114-106. Dejounte Murray tallied a career-high 25 PTS and 9 REB for the Spurs, while LaMarcus Aldridge added 25 PTS and 14 REB in the victory. Chris Paul recorded 31 PTS and 7 AST for…
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Zion Tallies CAREER-HIGH 31 PTS!

Zion Williamson recorded a career-high 31 PTS and added 9 REB and 5 AST for the Pelicans as New Orleans defeated the Portland Trail Blazers, 138-117. Subscribe to the NBA: https://on.nba.com/2JX5gSN Full Game Highlights Playlist: https://on.nba.com/2rjGMge For news, stories, highlights and more, go to our official website at https://nba_webonly.app.link/nbasite Get NBA LEAGUE PASS: https://nba.app.link/nbaleaguepass5

TRAIL BLAZERS at PELICANS | FULL GAME HIGHLIGHTS | February 11, 2020

TRAIL BLAZERS at PELICANS | FULL GAME HIGHLIGHTS | February 11, 2020 The New Orleans Pelicans defeated the Portland Trail Blazers, 138-117. Zion Williamson recorded a career-high 31 PTS and added 9 REB and 5 AST for the Pelicans, while Damian Lillard tallied 20 PTS and 6 AST for the Trail Blazers. Subscribe to the…
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CLIPPERS at 76ERS | FULL GAME HIGHLIGHTS | February 11, 2020

CLIPPERS at 76ERS | FULL GAME HIGHLIGHTS | February 11, 2020 The Philadelphia 76ers defeated the L.A. Clippers, 110-103. Ben Simmons collected his second consecutive triple-double as he tallied 26 PTS, 12 REB, and 10 AST. Joel Embiid contributed 26 PTS and 9 REB for Philadelphia, while Kawhi Leonard recorded 30 PTS and 9 AST…
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BULLS at WIZARDS | FULL GAME HIGHLIGHTS | February 11, 2020

BULLS at WIZARDS | FULL GAME HIGHLIGHTS | February 11, 2020 The Washington Wizards defeated the Chicago Bulls, 126-114. Bradley Beal led the way for the Wizards with 30 PTS, 4 REB, and 7 AST, while Zach LaVine had a game-high 41 PTS (8 3PM), along with 9 REB. Subscribe to the NBA: https://on.nba.com/2JX5gSN Full…
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NBA’s Best Plays | Week 16 | 2019-20 NBA Season

Check out THE BEST PLAYS from around the league in Week 16! Subscribe to the NBA: https://on.nba.com/2JX5gSN Full Game Highlights Playlist: https://on.nba.com/2rjGMge For news, stories, highlights and more, go to our official website at https://nba_webonly.app.link/nbasite Get NBA LEAGUE PASS: https://nba.app.link/nbaleaguepass5

NBA Top 10 Plays of the Night | February 10, 2020

Check out the top 10 plays of the night from around the league on Feb. 10 featuring Cam Johnson, Rudy Gobert, Anthony Davis and more! Subscribe to the NBA: https://on.nba.com/2JX5gSN Full Game Highlights Playlist: https://on.nba.com/2rjGMge For news, stories, highlights and more, go to our official website at https://nba_webonly.app.link/nbasite Get NBA LEAGUE PASS: https://nba.app.link/nbaleaguepass5

7 Best Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra Cases

The Galaxy S20 Ultra is Samsung’s most powerful smartphone release to date, packing a 108MP wide-angle rear camera, an updated processor, and a gorgeous 6.9-inch 120Hz screen. That’s more reason than ever to keep it protected. There are our picks for the best Galaxy S20 Ultra Cases available in advance of its March 6 release.

7 Best Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus Cases

The S20 Plus is a landmark addition to Samsung’s Galaxy line of smartphones, both for its massively upgraded specs and its added 5G support. That’s why we got right to finding the best Galaxy S20 Plus cases for both the 4G and 5G versions. After all, a phone that is as powerful and future-proofed as…
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7 Best Samsung Galaxy S20 Cases

Yes, Samsung just announced the Galaxy S20, and no, you didn’t just leap 10 years into the future. Both the numeration change and the requisite hardware upgrades mark steps forward for the company’s flagship phone line, which sports upgraded RAM, improved optics, and the same fragile glass casing as the Galaxy S10. Here are our…
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All the Gear You Need to Cook in the Great Outdoors

Cooking in the great outdoors can vary from a dehydrated bag while in a high-altitude bivy, to a glamping-style, tailgate situation, decked out with wood-burning slow cookers and the works. However, somewhere in the middle is where most of us do our outdoor meal production: on an improvised surface during self-propelled backcountry trip, a rustic car-camping…
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These Ultimate Emergency Survival Kits Have You More Than Covered

We’ve all been there: Awake at night, imagining the worst. Tsunami sirens blare, earthquakes level escape routes, fires rage across hillsides, tornadoes rip through neighborhoods. And then the zombies attack. These disasters aren’t total hypotheticals. (OK, maybe the zom-pocalypse.) The fact remains that certain natural catastrophes can still invade your family’s pleasant world any time…
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The 2020 Bible of Bike Tests: Giant Reign 29 Advanced Pro 0

Of the many regions that have hosted the Bible of Bike Tests over its 11 years, none is as aptly named as Park City. The place is more playground than town. The networks that criss-cross its valleys are so dense and so diverse that you could easily ride all day and never lose sight of…
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2020 Polaris Slingshot Review: Finally, the Function Catches Up to the Form

Somewhere between a convertible sports car and a motorcycle is where you’ll find it. The 2020 Polaris Slingshot, with its sleek silhouette, doorless access, and single-wheel rear drive, is a blast to pilot (drive, ride, whatever). The unique open-air roadster is fast, it’s fun, and on a recent test drive in the desert outside Las…
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The Coolest Pieces of Gear We Tested This Week

Here at Men’s Journal, we constantly test the latest gear to find the best new products you should know about to take your next adventure, workout, wardrobe, and every other part of your life to the next level. That includes everything from the best new adventure gear like a kayak that can double as a fishing…
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Specialized Introduces New Lightweight Electric Mountain Bike: Turbo Levo SL

A motor is a motor. At least, that’s the position held by the National Forest Service, dozens of state and local governments and more than a few riders. And it’s true. I checked. Every dictionary that I could find uses the same definitions for the word “motor” as it does for the word “motor.” I…
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The Best Waterproof Running Shoes to Power Through Wet Weather

I get it. Running through driving rain or blowing snow is a challenge. But so is grinding out miles on a treadmill while a TV blaring cable news hangs over your head. Personally, I’d take the foul weather any day—as long as I have a good pair of kicks to get through it. From snow…
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First Look at Nike’s Newest Product Innovations for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

The onus on athletes to show up, suit up, and deliver the greatest performance of their lives at the Olympic stage is inimitable. They have to not just meet the baseline of expectation, but override the chatter and pain to surpass the confines of human limitation. The power of one is momentous, whether an athlete competes…
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10 Amazing Pieces of New Camping Gear From Outdoor Retailer 2020

Twice a year, the outdoor industry converges in Denver for manufacturers to parade their latest and greatest goods for specialty retailers to begin stocking shelves for the seasons ahead. The unique gathering of gear crafters from all corners of the outdoor world allows media outlets a prime sneak peek at what lies in store. At…
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Review: A Pressurized, Collapsible, Badass Post-Surf Portable Shower

For some, the time-honored gallon jug filled with scalding water is the absolute pinnacle of post-session rinsing. Gallon jugs are cheap, readily available, highly effective at their task of holding water in the back of your car and are more or less indestructible (well, unless you’re one of those unreasonably-hip individuals who use glass jugs—no…
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2020’s Most Innovative Outdoor Gear So Far

If we’re going to talk about technology in the outdoor world, let’s first talk about technology in the broader tech space itself. When Apple released the first iPhone back in 2007, it was a game-changing work of genius: a way to consolidate cell phone service, email connectivity, music library, search engine and GPS navigation into…
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Outdoor Retailer 2020: The 10 Coolest Products We Saw This Year

Every January, the companies that make winter gear, including skis, boots, jackets, and more, gather in Denver at Outdoor Retailer to show off their latest technology and designs. Gear will hit shelves at your local retailer between the day the show doors open and next fall and winter. We combed the aisles for the latest…
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The 5 Best Treadmills You Can Buy for Your Home Gym

If the treadmill is the last piece of equipment you utilize in the gym—or the one you have at home has been gathering dust—you might want to rethink your running routine. No, plodding along on a conveyor belt is not exactly the same as cruising along rolling hills with fresh air in your face. But…
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The 10 Best Valentine’s Day Gear Gifts for the Adventurous Gal

It is that time of year again: Valentine’s Day is only two weeks away. The countdown turns on the social pressure to find a timely, well-thought gift for your main squeeze. Consider though, if your main squeeze happens to be an adventurous gal; your best bet is not to give some disposable gesture. Somewhere between practical…
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2020’s Best New Powder Skis

One person’s powder ski could be another’s everyday downhill ski. It is all relative to your objectives. Back in the day, skis of the long and skinny variety were used for laborious turns in deep snow. But as powder hounds’ desire for chasing fresh, untracked snow grew, so did their need for better gear, thus…
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The Most Effective Recovery Tools for Every Athlete

Recovery isn’t just about giving yourself a break; it’s when your body adapts to the stress of exercise—and gets stronger. Fortunately there are a plethora of recovery tools that can help you do that faster. 7 Treadmill Workouts That’ll Make You a Better Runner Editors John Lonsdale and Brittany Smith tested the newest offerings aimed…
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Sport Rx Debuts Prescription Ski Goggle Inserts

Contact lenses are an essential part of my skiing experience. When I go on trips, I bring extra pairs because I know my vision is pretty poor and if I don’t have them I’m screwed. Skiing with my glasses is not an option for me (and I’m sure many others). With my bad astigmatism, I’ve…
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Adidas Will Use More Recycled Plastic and Shrink Its Carbon Footprint

In recent years, the fashion industry has been dragged for being unsustainable, and now brands are starting to do something about it. On Tuesday, Adidas announced an ambitious plan to introduced recycled fabrics in its products, create more products that can be recycled or naturally break down, and reduce its carbon footprint. “We’re not just…
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10 Travel Apps That Make Planning Your Trips a Breeze

When you search the “travel” category in the Apple App Store, you’re hit with thousands upon thousands of apps available for download. There are even more in the Google Play app store, offering a seemingly endless scroll of options. It’s dizzying—and while some are bona fide game-changers, there’s also a lot of crap out there…
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Essential Gear for an Overnight Backcountry Ski Mission

The first time I went winter camping, I had all the wrong gear. My liners froze and I post-holed up to my waist trying to pee in the middle of the night. I swore I would never head out on a self-supported overnight ski tour ever again. Hut trips are nice. Holing up in a…
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HEAT at WARRIORS | FULL GAME HIGHLIGHTS | February 10, 2020

HEAT at WARRIORS | FULL GAME HIGHLIGHTS | February 10, 2020 The Miami Heat defeated the Golden State Warriors, 113-101. Jimmy Butler recorded 21 PTS, 10 REB and 5 AST for the Heat, while Jae Crowder added 21 PTS in the victory. Damion Lee tallied a career-high 26 PTS for the Warriors. Catch Tuesday’s action…
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SUNS at LAKERS | FULL GAME HIGHLIGHTS | February 10, 2020

SUNS at LAKERS | FULL GAME HIGHLIGHTS | February 10, 2020 The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Phoenix Suns, 125-100. Anthony Davis recorded 25 PTS, 10 REB and 5 AST for the Lakers, while Rajon Rondo added a season-high 23 PTS in the victory. Mikal Bridges tallied 18 PTS and 6 REB for the Suns.…
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Toronto Raptors Extend Win Streak To 15!

Watch the best of the Toronto Raptors 15-game winning streak! Subscribe to the NBA: https://on.nba.com/2JX5gSN Full Game Highlights Playlist: https://on.nba.com/2rjGMge For news, stories, highlights and more, go to our official website at https://nba_webonly.app.link/nbasite Get NBA LEAGUE PASS: https://nba.app.link/nbaleaguepass5

SPURS at NUGGETS | FULL GAME HIGHLIGHTS | February 10, 2020

SPURS at NUGGETS | FULL GAME HIGHLIGHTS | February 10, 2020 After trailing by as many as 23 points, the Denver Nuggets came back and defeated the San Antonio Spurs, 127-120. Jamal Murray recorded 26 PTS and 6 AST for the Nuggets, while Nikola Jokic added 19 PTS, 8 REB and 13 AST in the…
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Warriors Welcome Andre Iguodala Back To The Bay!

Andre Iguodala makes his first trip back to the Bay! Subscribe to the NBA: https://on.nba.com/2JX5gSN Full Game Highlights Playlist: https://on.nba.com/2rjGMge For news, stories, highlights and more, go to our official website at https://nba_webonly.app.link/nbasite Get NBA LEAGUE PASS: https://nba.app.link/nbaleaguepass5

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