Ben Dahl

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The Bolt With A Hidden Compartment

Do you need to hide micro film from prying eyes? What about coded messages? Are you secretly a member of the Cold War era KGB in need of a more secure dead drop? Of course you're not, but that doesn't mean the idea of a hollow bolt for secure storage can't be repurposed for modern use. That's exactly what's been done ... continue reading
$24 buy MORE: Gear.
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The Great Outdoors Sale SHOP

Real men don't spend their entire summer in air-conditioned comfort. The warm weather and abundant sunshine make this time of year the perfect to go exploring the great outdoors, and right now is the time to gear up to do so. From now until 7/28/14 you'll save 16% on all the outdoor gear we've rounded up in this curated collection. So ditch the couch for a weekend, lace up your boot and get outside. ... check it out
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Build Your Own Batman Tumbler With LEGO

Between the Architecture sets and pop culture collaborations (Star Wars Death Star anyone?), LEGO has been killing it the past few years. All of the kids that grew up building multi-colored castles and spaceships, along with the parents that grew up stepping on the bricks, are discovering a new love for the building ... continue reading
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Brooks Made The Perfect Bike Multi-tool

Brooks has been making some of the best bicycle saddles in the world since before any of you reading this even knew how to ride a bike. Actually, since we're talking about a century and a half, they've been doing it since about the time your great-great-great-grandfather was teaching people to ride bikes. The point ... continue reading
$71+ buy MORE: Bikes, Rides.
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The Meter Wide E Ink Wall Clock From Twelve24

Electrophoretic ink, E Ink, is one of those technologies born of the MIT Media Lab that never really saw that commercial application. What used to almost exclusively be the realm of Kindles, Nooks and Kobo e-readers is going to get a whole lot more interesting in September when Twelve24 makes their ClockONE available ... continue reading
$499 buy MORE: Clocks, Home.
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The Dog Tag Disguised As A Multi-tool

Prometheus Design Werx has created their first one piece tool, and the footprint of the tool is one you're already familiar with. Each standard issue dog tag tool from PDW includes a lot of the hardware you need to work on bikes (motorized and pedal powered), battery doors and beers. There's a "universal" closed end ... continue reading
$60 buy MORE: Gear, Home, Tools.
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Sunglasses Made From Hemp

Hemp has been the "next big thing" in manufacturing since puka shell necklaces were still this season's must have accessory. Turns out the billion dollar crop actually has many more applications than we anticipated ... including its use as part of a hemp-flax fiber composite that actually makes a decent looking pair ... continue reading
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Levi’s Commuter: The Ride – Kyle Garner

Levi's just launched a new video series that ties in with their line of Commuter gear. The first episode focuses on Kyle Garner, the designer behind Sit and Read furniture and a man that knows a lot about commuting.
MORE: Videos.
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Weiss Watch Company Has A New Field Watch

Remember the Weiss Watch Company Field Watch we told you about last year? It looked like this, and was one of the best mechanical watches we'd ever seen--especially at under a grand and made in the US. Weiss is back with two new Standard Issue Field Watches, and they're even better than the ones we saw from them last ... continue reading
$950 buy MORE: Men's Watches, Style.
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Underground Bare Knuckle Boxing in the UK

Leave it to VICE to uncover the most epic boxing match we've seen since Rocky faced off against Apollo Creed. Except this is real, bare-knuckle boxing and it's far more violent than an HBO show or anything we've seen from UFC in quite some time. When you have half an hour, you need to watch this.
MORE: Vice, Videos.
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This Technical Jacket Packs Into A Bag

If you ride your bike more than once a week, and you don't live in the desert, you've probably been caught in a downpour at least once. No one likes it when it rains on their parade, but PEdALED has a new technical jacket that will make it a little less uncomfortable. Each Saddle Packable Jacket is Made in Italy of ... continue reading
$367 buy MORE: Clothing, Jackets, Style.
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The Modern Peg Board

There's nothing quite like walking into an old garage and seeing a beat up peg board on the wall. If your Dad and/or Grandfather were anything like ours, it's an organized work of art with Sharpie marker tool outlines because everything has it's place. Unfortunately, those cool peg boards don't really stand the test ... continue reading
$45+ buy MORE: Home, Tools.