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15 Best Messenger Bags for Work & Outdoors

You can’t beat the versatility of the modern messenger bag. Whether you’re biking to the office, boarding a plane, or stopping by the gym on the way home from work, a well-designed messenger bag can handle it all.

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The 15 Best Leather Messenger Bags for Men

For 18 months spanning from 1860 to 1861, the Pony Express carried telegraphs and mail from the East Coast to the West Coast faster than any other service at the time. Thankfully, they also delivered us the messenger bag.

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Drink Up: 11 Old-School Enamel Mugs for Camp

Anyone who’s broken a mug while camping or hiking can appreciate the value of an enamel camp mug. If you treat it as an investment and buy the right one, a good enamel mug can serve your drinks by the campfire for decades.

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Field Test: 11 of the Best Field Watches Under $200

Not all watches are built the same. The ones that get the most fanfare are classy enough for a boardroom or a fancy dinner — but for most guys, the allure of a well-designed field watch is that you can wear it to work on Friday and into the woods on Saturday.

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5 Best Traveler’s Notebook Brands for Writing on the Road

Sure, snapping photos on your phone or favorite camera will capture memories of a trip, but nothing beats good ol’ pen and paper for remembering where you’ve been and what you’ve done. By recording your memories in a notebook, you’ll always be able to look back and reminisce about the best (and maybe worst) parts of your travels.

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Beyond the Interstate: An Interview with the Author of Arizona and New Mexico: 25 Scenic Side Trips

“People who live in Arizona have easy access to some of the most extraordinary landscapes on the entire planet,” says Rick Quinn, “and I’m continually amazed by how few Arizonans take advantage of more than a tiny fraction of their options.” Rick is the author of the new book Arizona and New Mexico: 25 Scenic Side Trips, a guide to road trips that start and end at Interstate highways but take travelers into the heart of what makes the Southwest so captivating.

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11 Waxed Canvas Woodworking Aprons Built to Last

Effort means getting your hands dirty, and for some folks – woodworkers, baristas, barkeeps and the like – the apron is an iconic staple of workwear. Few fabrics hold up as well as waxed canvas, which has been used in sailing cultures for hundreds of years, making it a no-brainer to handle all sorts of dirt, grime and grease.

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Exploring Pioneer Living History Museum: An Authentic, Unfinished Wild West

The Pioneer Living History Museum has an excellent collection of old buildings and period-accurate memorabilia, but for all its charm, it still feels like the town left behind. And that’s exactly the village’s appeal. If you want a polished, movie-set version of the west, go to Rawhide. If you want the slow, weary pace of life in a frontier town never fully realized, the Museum has your number, and in that sense it offers a more realistic western experience than many tourist attractions in the metro area.

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