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By Jules Older In cities from New Zealand to New England, what are the latest hand-wringing concerns? Drugs? So 1980s. Parking? Nothing new here. Panhandlers? Been there, seen that. No, aside from coyotes (though not in New Zealand), the latest threats to civilization are electric scooters and electric bikes. Naturally,

By Everett Potter Smith ChromaPop I/XO I’ve used Smith ChromaPop glasses for fly fishing for a few years and they’re my go-to every sport glasses, ideal for sea kayaking, cross country skiing and even alpine spring skiing, a step above any polarized glasses that I’ve ever had. ChromaPop, by the

Guest Post by Lisa Leavitt I still lug around my heavy 35 mm Canon camera, just like I still tend toward actual books and dirty bulky newspapers. However, you can’t be but amazed at what your iPhone camera is capable of doing. Here are some excellent apps and tools that

  By Jules Older   For travelers, there’s no shortage of toys and tools, gear and gadgets. The best of the lot make great gifts to go. Here are some of my favorites.   Trekking Poles You will get funny looks. You will be asked, oh, five times per mile,

By Larry Olmsted In this week’s holiday gift guide, I tackle two of my favorite sports, skiing and snowboarding. My picks range from high performance to comfort, at every price point. Unlike many magazine gift round-ups, I have either bought or tested a manufacturer sample, and personally tried and approved each product

What are the best holiday gifts for skiers and snowboarders? Skiing has been one of the main focuses of my work for nearly 20 years, and I’ve skied all over the world in all sorts of conditions, in and out of bounds, and gotten to know gear pretty well, so