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Reusable Water Bottles In Common Paper Sizes

Reusable water bottles are everywhere. You can get them in metal, plastic or glass. You can get them with screw off caps, pop-tops, and those weird straws you have to simultaneously bite and suck. But most of them still come in the same tried and true bottle shape which is inconvenient for carrying around in your bag. ... continue reading
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Gifts for the Outdoorsmen SHOP

Man cannot conquer nature with his bare hands. Before you take your next camping trip or wild excursion, gear up in the Cool Material Shop. Our Outdoors section is loaded with pocket knives. camping gear, mini flashlights, and a slew of clever little devices to make your next battle with Mother Nature an easy one. For that one item to complete your pack, or to revamp your entire collection, we've got you covered. ... check it out
$9+ buy
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The American Ninja Warrior Workout

Like Liam Neeson in Taken, to compete on American Ninja Warrior you’ll need a certain set of skills. Push around all the weights you want, if you don’t train right, you probably won’t conquer one obstacle. We spoke with Aaron Himelright, a competitive rock climber and parkour enthusiast who made it to the finals ... continue reading
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Bike Spoke Key Ring SHOP

We’ve seen bike parts get turned into a variety of different things, but we’ve never seen something from a bicycle get turned into an item as simple and sharp as this keyring. Crafted from an old bicycle spoke, this minimalist key holster is basic but brilliant. Just unscrew the top to add keys and you’ll be giving new life to a fallen ride. ... check it out
$12 buy
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Bomber Card SHOP

You probably have a lot of things in your wallet you don’t need: gift cards with 20 cents left on them, club cards to supermarkets you never go to, and tons of receipts. It’s time to clear that junk out and replace it with something you’ll actually use. This credit card-sized comb and bottle opener slides right into one of your wallet’s card slots and lets you pop a bottle or fix your hair whenever you need. Each is handmade in Indiana out of kitchen grade 305 stainless steel that was CNC cut and tumbled for a smooth finish. It won’t save you a quarter on your next Starbucks order, but it will come in handy almost every day. ... check it out
$28 buy
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Instagate Is Your Tailgate in a Box

It's that hallowed time of year when we gather in parking lots and fields to eat some flame-licked meat and down some cold beers. It's tailgating season. Unfortunately, there's a lot of hassle that comes along with pregame activities. Stuffing your car with gear and then packing it up while you try to get inside for ... continue reading
$39 buy MORE: Gear, Outdoors, Outdoors.
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The Revolving Brass Key Ring From Japan

Split rings. Carabiners. Keyfobs. S-biners. Hooks. Bottle openers. Bottlehooks. You have a lot of different options to keep track of your keys, so what makes this revolving brass key ring from Button Works so special? For starters, the mechanism is unlike anything we've ever seen before and that's probably because ... continue reading
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Limited Edition Rangefinder Bottlehook SHOP

The rugged but simple Bottlehook has been our keychain choice since it was first designed. After carrying a few different variations, we’re excited to announce this limited edition that’s only available from select retailers (Cool Material included). Still designed in New England and cast in Indiana, but featuring a blackened finish on top of solid brass. Over time, the hook will patina and let a bit of that brass shine through to give yours its own unique appearance, kind of like what happened with old rangefinder cameras. You won’t find this limited edition version many other places, so grab yours here as only 250 have been made. ... check it out
$33 buy
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DIY: Leather Luggage & Bag Tags

Doing It Yourself isn’t always the easiest or cheapest option, but odds are you won’t find anything more satisfying than finishing a DIY project with your own two hands. Each week, we’re going to showcase one cool DIY project tutorial from around the web. Let's face it, your luggage tags are boring. You could ... continue reading
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Takumi Is The First Adjustable Length Pen

We've watched so many Kickstarter product videos for pens that they all blend together. Ideation sketches. Micrometer testing. Ink refill shots. Cap operation. Takumi is a pen from the new startup from Tronnovate Design Laboratory, and it has all those obligatory Kickstarter shots. It does everything a good Kickstarter ... continue reading
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Goods: Back to Business

To prepare yourself for success, you need the right tools. As your mind switches back into work mode, we recommend giving your office gear a little refresher. Pick up some new earbuds, a pen, and any other items we’ve assembled here to make it a bit more bearable to get back to business. Brass Retrak Pen - ... continue reading
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The Solid Brass Key Ring Is Made For Guys With More Than a Few Keys SHOP

Think of this as a modern take on the classic janitor key ring. With room to easily hold a dozen keys, the Solid Brass Key Ring is designed for the guy with far more than just a car key. Each is made in the USA from solid brass so it can stand up to a lifetime of being tossed in your bag, on your nightstand, and twirled around your finger. Available with or without a black oxide finish. ... check it out
$30 buy