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The Carbon-Fiber Gladiator Suit

Getting cracked in the head with a metal stick or sliced across the arm with a sharp blade are quick ways to end your weapons-based martial arts career. That's why schools drill with modified instruments and gladiator-esque fights to the death have vanished. But for those who really want to spar, the Lorica suit ... continue reading
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Nice Laundry Sock Drawer Makeover SPONSORED

Season after season, Nice Laundry churns out the cleanest, most edited collection of socks out there. Their Spring/Summer 2015 collection just launched and the highlight is their “Sock Drawer Makeover," which is 18 pairs of fresh, high-quality socks for just $99 with free shipping. That's a fraction of the price you’d pay anywhere else. Plus, they’ll recycle all of your old socks for free—whether you’re a Wild Child or a Dreamer, that’s some Spring Cleaning you’ll actually do this year. Cool Material readers can even receive a special, limited-edition bonus pair with their first order. ... check it out
$49+ buy
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Skull-Faced Pocket Tools SHOP

Let's be honest, strapping a multi-tool to your belt isn't exactly the sharpest look. That said, it's smart to never be without your tools. A more aesthetically pleasing way to tote around some handy helpers would be with one of these skull-faced pocket tools. Along with the devilish good looks, you'll get a pry bar, nail puller, and more tools that are easy to carry around. Plus, each weighs under 2 ounces, so they won't weigh you down. ... check it out
$45 buy
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Spyderco Dog Tag Folding Knife

The name of this knife sums up the basic principles pretty well. It's an all-black, anodized knife with a 1.23" blade that folds to the same size and shape as a standard issue dog tag. The handle is made of lightweight titanium, and the blade is made with S30V steel with a sheepsfoot style point. It's obviously not ... continue reading
$92 buy MORE: Gear, Knives, Spyderco.
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The Smart Wallet You’ll Never Lose

Between smartphones, smart cars and the smart home, everything is all interconnected and far more capable than it ever used to be. But somehow we still manage to forget our wallets at home or lose them at the bar. Along with being very cleverly named, Where's Wallet will make sure you're never a dangerous distance ... continue reading
$39+ buy MORE: Gear, Wallets.
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Spin This Bottle Opener to Decide Who Picks Up the Tab SHOP

You know who waiters and waitresses hate? Groups of people who give them 8 different credit cards and a set of rules to split a tab. Stop being a person in that group. Simply give the You Pay Bottle Opener a spin, and one unlucky soul will get stuck with the bill. No more messing around with who had what and how the tip will work. And when it’s not helping you make quick and brutal decisions, it can pop a few bottles for you to celebrate the free meal you just had. Hopefully. ... check it out
$14 buy
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Topo x Woolrich Duffel

Topo Designs knows how to craft a slick-looking bag with a modern outdoorsy vibe. Woolrich knows dependability and quality when it comes to gear for the elements. And when two great companies combine their powers, you get something as sharp and well-made as this new duffle. The exterior combines some of that iconic ... continue reading