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Hi-Fi Corner: Meet the B&W T7, a perfect gift for the person who has everything

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Bowers & Wilkins managed to put together a Bluetooth speaker that is deserving of the company’s lauded moniker. Its honeycomb construction isn’t just for good looks, it’s a big part of what makes the speaker sound so good.

Living

Throttle Jockey: What kind of motorcycle should I get?

Been thinking about getting into motorcycling? Hey, who isn't these days? One of the first questions you'll need to answer is what kind of motorcycle is right for you.

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Living, Travel, Trekking

Trekking: Drink up with our favorite backpacking flasks

Drinking may be an activity for the everyman, but romping through the woods with a six-pack of your favorite beer isn't the most conducive for lightweight packing. Thankfully, we've rounded up eight of our...
favorite flasks for your next outdoor endeavor, from Vapur to Vargo.

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Living

Hi-fi Corner: Pioneer’s SP-SB03 Speaker Base makes your TV worth listening to

The brilliantly nuanced Andrew Jones SP-SB03 Speaker Base from Pioneer is one of the best sounding compact home theater solutions on the market.

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Living

This Board + Backcountry Powder = Pure Joy

There are few sensations in this world that can compare to the feeling of floating through an untouched waist-deep powder stash on a crisp winter morning. Doing it on skis or a snowboard is one thing, but...
doing it on a board designed specifically for powder is a completely different experience. Enter the Mountain Surfer from Jones Snowboards. Designed by infamous surf designer Chirs Chirstenson, the board...
features a wide, gently curved nose section similar to what you’d find on a surfboard. Unlike a surfboard, however, the tail end of the Mountain Surfer is more concave, and built with a subtle...

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Living

2015 Lexus IS250 review

I don’t know anyone who hates Lexus, although I know plenty who hate its chief competitors: BMW, or Audi, or Mercedes-Benz. No one detests Lexus — although I don’t know anyone who fervently loves...
the brand either. Ask anyone, from my fellow automotive journalists to my mother to my dentist, and they all respect and see value in the import luxury mark (granted, some more than others). But none will...
stand on a table, kick over dinner plates, and shout at naysayers in a heat of fiery passion like a Bimmer driver might. This is both a good and a...

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Food & Drink, Living

The Definitive Guide to Seasoning and Caring for Cast Iron

Any chef worth his paprika will tell you that cast iron cookware is essential for gourmet cooking. Cast iron always cooks food at an even temperature, and can be used over any heat source—including a...
campfire. Also, cast iron cookware can last for 100 years or more; if you buy a cast iron skillet tomorrow, your great-great-grandchildren may one day use it to sear their space beef. However, you’ll...
need to know how to season cast iron so your cookware can fry, sauté, and bake through the ages. SEASONING Though cast iron may seem indestructible, it has a few weak...

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Living

Warehouse 2120: Fun, funky, fishing furniture

Bring an authentic piece of Indonesian fishing history into your home and life. It's sturdy, durable, and so much fun to admire.

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Living

The Manual’s Top 5 Best Winter Tires

Once Jack Frost and Sally Snow hit the road, it’ll get a helluva lot harder for the rest of us. This winter—like most winters—will catch many motorists off guard, causing thousands of accidents and...
millions of dollars in damage. While some people have the luxury of staying home and sipping hot toddies until the ice melts, the rest of us have things to do. If you live in the snow belt, step up to the...
elements and outfit your chariot with the best winter tires available. Why Are Winter Tires Necessary? Winter tires are ideal for areas where the temperature...

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Living

Throttle Jockey: Corazzo Corso motorcycle jacket and Cordero gloves

Great looking jackets and gloves you love to wear and can protect you should the worst happen are a tough find in this market. Corazzo hits the mark.

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Living

Dog Lovers Gift Guide

We know buying presents for friends and family can be a stress. But there is one group we love buying for, our dogs.

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Living, Trekking

Trekking: Hit the trail (and bar) with the Ridgemont Outback

Just because a pair of hiking boots are durable doesn't mean they can't offer a welcome sense of style. California-based Ridgemont Outfitters knows this, and as such, the company's Outback is as rigid as...
it is attractive — the perfect fit for both the backcountry and bar.

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Living

Hi-fi Corner: Get a load of turntable nirvana with Pro-Ject’s Signature 10

Pro-Ject's Signature 10 represents the zenith of turntable technology, matching a breathtaking design with uncompromising performance for the ultimate vinyl experience.

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