If you're hunting for a new backpack, the DSPTCH Daypack should definitely be on your radar. With its mil-spec features, this daypack is ready for any occasion. We took one half-way around the world to see how tough it really is.
What is it?
The Dsptch Daypack is a lightweight daily carry backpack made entirely in the USA. It features a designated laptop or tablet compartment with an integrated wire management system. The Daypack clocks in at 2lb 8oz, measuring 13”x17”x7” with a 20L carrying capacity.
Who is it made for?
For travelers or commuters looking for a strong lightweight daypack at a competitive price. Users who enjoy American made goods with meticulous attention to design & quality.
How does it feel?
The bag is constructed of 1680D ballistic ... continue reading
If you can't seem to get work down with all the distractions of the modern world, maybe it's time to escape to your backyard. The Tetra Shed is your new personal workspace that is far more luxurious than any wooden structure we could craft by hand. You customize the whole thing outside of the basic structure, and the ... continue reading
After Nice Laundry launched their Spring/Summer 2014 collection, they sold out of things within 24 hours. Now that they're are back in stock, grab as much as you possibly can before they're long gone. Check out their "Sock Drawer Makeover", which is 18 pairs of fresh, high-quality socks for $99 with free shipping, a fraction of the price you'd pay elsewhere. Plus, they'll recycle all of your old socks for free--whether you're a Rebel or a Prepster, that's some Spring Cleaning you'll actually do this year. Cool Material readers can receive a special, limited-edition bonus pair with their first order. ... check it out
Instead of carrying a tackle box and all sorts of gear around when you know you want to go fishing, keep this simple kit in your car and you'll be ready at a moment's notice. Patagonia's new Simple Fly Fishing Kit packs all you need to master the art and it's compact enough to keep in your bag or car at all times. ... continue reading
Crafted in Arizona by a small family-run flashlight company, this powerful Machined Pocket Flashlight is the perfect addition to your everyday carry collection. The compact, 3 ¾” flashlight stores conveniently on your key ring and can be unscrewed from the loop for quick access. It’s designed and machined with durability in mind. ... check it out
The higonokami knife was originally made in Japan starting in the late 1800s and is characterized by its lack of a locking mechanism and simple, protruding tang. The style was exceedingly popular in Japan until 1961 when blades were banned. Still, a few craftsmen carry on the tradition today. This is a collection of higonokami knives in a range of sizes that bring that tradition to your pocket. ... check it out
Not since Walden has a book made us want a cabin more. The guys behind the website Cabin Porn have decided to take their idea and offer up a hardcover. Not only will the book feature hundreds of photographs of drool-worthy cabins, but it will also include an in-depth look at the stories behind more than 10 of them. ... continue reading
Those smack pack hand warmers are great until they run out and you have to toss them in the trash. The Smart Warmer 3-in-1 is a rechargeable little device that you can toss in your pocket to keep your hands sufficiently heated all winter long. The warmer heats up to 106 degrees in less than five minutes and can be ... continue reading
Go to the spot of any big music festival the day after it ends, and the field will look like a tent battlefield. Among the plastic cups, paper napkins, and other random garbage, will be the remnants of a small, mobile society. In fact, 1 in 5 tents are left behind as trash. The Under Cover Camper is a two person canvas ... continue reading
A little less than a year ago, we posted this really sharp survival kit that, while desirable, was not available for purchase. Fort Standard got so many requests for one, they decided to make a pared-down version that you can actually buy. Fire is a waterproof fire starting kit that's machined from solid brass in ... continue reading
Whether you're on the trail or at the beach, small items can be just as much a nuisance to carry around as larger ones. The Nano Cache is a beautifully machined little storage vessel that's ideal for pills, a bit of folded up cash, or a slew of other small items you want to keep on you at all times. Each is crafted from high grade surgical stainless steel and is airtight and water-resistant so you can keep it on you regardless of the environment. Toss it on your key ring or in your bag and consider it a small addition to your everyday carry gear. ... check it out
Until we have actually taken one of these new stainless steel Leatherman Hail + Style PS through a TSA security checkpoint ourselves--or one of you has and you report back--we're dubious about them being travel-friendly, but we're willing to give them a shot anyway because of their feature set. The Hail part of the ... continue reading
The apocalyptic conditions outside could be affecting our judgement, but we're really excited about the Zeus Snow Shovel Brush that K. Appiahene-Agyei invented to help with Chicago Winters. Given the fact that it's only really a combination shovel and brush we're probably too excited, but we don't really care about ... continue reading
We could talk about the fact that these Pelican Elite Marine Coolers have 7-10 ice retention properties, freezer-grade gaskets, 2" polyurethane insulation, a dual handle system, bear-proof latches, sloped drain, tethered plug and come in 35, 45, 65 and 95 quart sizes because those things are all fantastic, but they're ... continue reading
Listen, pocket knives that sport a ton of different tools are great and we're glad we own one, but you're always going to have those couple of attachments you never use. We're still questionable on reusing a toothpick for years of our life. Switch is a pocket knife that lets you choose just the tools you want. It comes ... continue reading
There’s been a rediscovery of nature over the last few years. Slowly, guys are looking up from their touchscreens and leaving the comfort of their couches behind on the weekends. Whether you’re buying for Paul Bunyan or just the man who enjoys a camping expedition now and again, these gifts should go over well. ... continue reading