Unless it’s adding a bottle opener to a piece of our clothing the world utilitarian isn’t one that’s thrown around on a regular basis here at Cool Material. Most of the time, utilitarian is synonymous with piece of shit – just like that first car your parents got you. And then there was Columbia Sportswear Watches. Just launched by the famous outerwear manufacturer, these nine watches have more working parts than that car (Barometer, Compass, Chrono, Temp) and they look a whole hell of a lot better too.

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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.