Gear

Orbitkey-Nest

The Orbitkey key-carrying device is one of our favorite pieces of EDC and remains in our rotation to this day. Unfortunately, the average EDC includes a lot more than just keys, which is where the…

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Waterproof-Octopus-Backpack

In all honesty, there are a lot of great, all-black, murdered out backpacks on the market. But few will compare to the performance, protection and style you’ll get with the LOAC 30L Backpack from Octopus.…

Patagonia-Stand-Up-Bag-Collection

Ventura, California-based Patagonia imbues its products with great design and eco-conscious materials. It takes that same approach with their new Stand Up Bag collection that uses a two-layer reinforced 11.3oz organic cotton with a recycled…

WESN-Henry-Pocket-Knife

Everyone says that the devil is in the details, but you very rarely see that sentiment put into practice like you do with WESN’s latest knife, the Henry. Whether you’re talking about the WESN Pocket…

Aoku-K3-EDC-Kit

Everyday carry gear that’s at the ready makes life easier (and oftentimes safer) because a good system can help deploy tools faster and hopefully with single-handed execution. The Aoku K3 is just such an EDC…

old-fashion-metal-stapler

In the age of multi-page PDFs, email attachments and online document repositories, does anyone really need a stapler on a regular basis? Probably not. But every so often, whether it’s tax-time, quarterly reports or end-of-year…

TUMI-Merge-Recycled-Nylon-Luggage

Tumi isn’t abandoning their famous ballistic nylon luggage construction, but they’re taking a more earth-friendly approach with their new Merge line of rolling bags that uses post-industrial recycled nylon and recycled plastic bottles that add…

Bobsla-Electric-Snow-Kart

You can have plenty of fun in vehicles on the asphalt or the water, but some of the best fun will always be experienced on the snow because it has a built in layer of…

CRKT-Provoke-Imperial-White-Knife

We here at Cool Material are a bit obsessed with the Provoke, a revolutionary knife that takes the old school karambit fighting knife and turns it into a morphing EDC dream. Now, the brand has…

Birt-Plate-Strength-Training-Tool

The gamut of new types of exercise equipment out there today is staggering, and what better way to make yourself feel even more guilty this holiday season than to drop thousands of dollars on fitness…

Lock-Pick-Set-1000×600

We don’t care what anyone says about the legality of it all, picking locks is something you should be able to do. Regardless of why you learned–whether it’s about constantly forgetting your keys, learning something…