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  • VSSL Outdoor Tools Packs 15 Survival Necessities In a Tube

    Anyone who’s spent time in the great outdoors knows the first challenge comes long before stepping foot on a trail. To ease the pain of packing for adventure, slip this Outdoor Tools Cannister in your bag. Inside the dual mode flashlight/cannister is a collection of handsomely packaged survival gear. From starting a fire to purifying water, marking a trail, or catching some fish, the toolkit has you covered for many of nature’s little challenges. Plus, at only 19 oz. and just 9” in length, the military specification anodized aluminum tube makes the overstuffed backpack a thing of the past....

  • Cameron's House From Ferris Bueller's Day Off

    If you're looking for the perfect place to play hooky, you're in luck. The house Cameron's family owned in Ferris Bueller's Day Off is officially up for sale.  The 5,300 square foot home also comes with the well-known garage and all that natural light shining in so you can really appreciate your beautiful investment. Of course, you might not be playing hooky from any job when you can drop a mill and a half on a home, but the property does cost less than the $1.65 million asking price from a couple years back. Unfortunately, there don't seem to be any Ferrari's included....

  • Pocket Artillery Mini Cannon

    The Pocket Artillery Mini Cannon is kind of like the slow loris - It looks cute and tame, but it can do some serious damage. The little cannon looks like a harmless desktop accesso...

  • Code Cards

    If you spend your days hunched over a keyboard like a code writing Quasimodo, you probably have little contact with the outside world. This isn't good. You need to keep up your re...

  • The Big Lebowski's Stoner Cottage

    Unless you are a big time dealer or have made it on the PBA circuit you might not have the cash to afford The Dude's abode. In fact, we're pretty sure the average Devil's Lettuce ...

  • How to Survive Almost Any Attack

    We encounter dangers on a daily basis. Some are easy to avoid—we'll pass on the money from the Prince of Nigeria—others are not. We'll assume you can handle a verbal attack from a crazy ex and an attack on your head following a night of Tanqueray...

  • Rapping Paper

    As guys, we don’t know the first thing about presenting a gift.  We usually load up on Dollar Store gift bags, jam a few pieces of crumpled up tissue paper in there along with t...

  • Sossbox

    We’re not here to knock Ziploc bags because they do serve a purpose – holding children’s Cheerios mainly – but if you’re going to spend some serious cash on a bit of orga...

  • Dear Cab Driver Napkins

    We’ve all been there - had one too many Captain and Coke’s at the bar, hopped in a cab for a ride home and when the cabbie asked where to, we were already passed out in the bac...