686-toolbelts

If you’ve heard of the skate/snowboarding/technical apparel company 686, you’re probably wondering what they’re doing making toolbelts. Slow your roll Bob Vila; we’re not talking about that kind of toolbelt. The latest invention from the guys at 686 could very well be the most important piece of equipment in your boarding/blading arsenal. At first glance, the 686 Toolbelts look like your average pant security device. Having a 100% full grain water-proof leather belt is definitely important if you don’t want to produce a full moon – even more important if you don’t want snow or asphalt in your short and curly protectors. Then, in typical 686 fashion, they took it to the next level by making buckle a bottle opener, turning the prongs into screwdrivers (flat and phillips) and transforming the belt loop into an 8/10/11mm wrench. Even if you don’t board this is still probably the best belt ever.

STEALTH-WORKBENCH-BOXES-IF2

[Shop]  Just like the stash boxes that lined your father’s workbench back in the day, these metal vessels are ideal for all sorts of loose necessities. The two cases—the smaller one is nestled inside the larger one—are both made of durable stamped steel and offer simple, attractive storage for EDC gear, loose nuts and bolts, or anything you’d normally toss in your kitchen junk drawer. Each set is made in Italy and comes in a stealth color exclusive to Cool Material. For all the valuable knickknacks strewn around the house or tossed haphazardly on your workbench, these boxes are ready to placate your inner organizational fiend.