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Let’s admit it, the standard bicycle basket is not the manliest thing on the market. Functional? Yes, but so is a bell and that’s not exactly a smooth way of getting some bikini-clad woman’s attention down the shore now is it? Outside of a backpack, guy’s haven’t had a real option for transporting goods by bike. Now, would our first choice at a solution cost over $200, no, but it is a pretty sweet looking start. The Bike Crate from the Denmark company MAIK looks like a DJ turntable or record case strapped to the front of your two-wheeler. It trades the very feminine basket weave for a sleek black and chrome frame with see-through sides.  You might not be able to justify the price but, hey, at least it doesn’t look like something that matches a giant sun hat.

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 You can’t have a fall evening without a fire. And you can’t have a fire without a Cowboy Cauldron. They’re built from solid plate steel, meaning they’ll last a lifetime or two and they come in four different sizes with elevated basins that can be adjusted to any height. We’re going with The Urbaan Cowboy® because it’s perfect for entertaining at home.  With a 30″ diameter basin, it is more than large enough to have a nice fire, but still small enough to pack into a pickup truck and take it with you.  Can you imagine the envy when we bust this puppy out at a tailgate or the beach? We haven’t seen a more handsome fire. You?  Best of all, Cool Material readers get an exclusive deal.