Not quite a sneaker and not quite a slipper, Vans’ Rata Vulcanized slip-on sneakers are pretty sweet. Short lacing wraps up it’s woven hemp upper, and a textured vulcanized midsole wraps the rest. To be honest, we’re not entirely sure what vulcanized means or entails, but it sounds pretty impressive. Regardless, the result is a great all-around summer shoe that’s just as happy at the beach as it is out at bars. It’s definitely an upgrade from those old leather flip-flops, which have taken on the wonderful odor of ammonia and day old eggs.  Clean it up gents… these are as sharp as the devil himself.

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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.