Andy Jacobs

magpul-dakapouch

We carry more gear and accessories all the time, much of it smallish items that we want to keep organized and protected from the elements. For this, the Magpul DAKA Pouch is worth a look. Made from polymer infused textiles with an anti-slip texture that are impenetrably welded on all seams and using a genuine [...]

Posted in: Bags, News
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lunatik-epik-h2o_2

I don't have an Apple Watch. It's not that I don't want one, mind you. It's just that for years I've been wearing watches like G-Shocks that are water-, dirt-, and shock-resistant---really tough watches. And as much as I'd like to have an Apple Watch to pair with my iPhone, I just don't see the [...]

Posted in: Cases and Covers, News, Watches and Clocks
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trustbag

Got trust issues? With people stealing your stuff when you're out and about, that is? I think we all do, to varying degrees. To assuage this tendency and actually keep our valuables safer, TrustBag might be just the product. While in appearance it looks to the casual observer to be a simple drawstring gym bag [...]

Posted in: Bags, News
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bellroy-adventurer_2

Bellroy continues to push the envelope of stylish, well-designed, rugged wallets for adventure-minded folks. Building on their previous Elements line, Bellroy's latest Adventurer Collection of All-Conditions wallets look to be even more weather- and water-resistant with new zippers, zipper pulls and material (they've added a woven in addition to the water-resistant  leather) and packed with organizational [...]

Posted in: News, Wallets
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damnnearkiltem-tacticalkilt2

Do you feel that, "Pants pinch your jiblets and are clearly a sub-optimal part of any man's attire"? If so, you might want to check out Damn Near Kilt 'Em, producers and purveyors of---you guessed it---men's "sport utility kilts" since 2012. Damn Near Kilt 'Em's rugged, manly kilts are available in a variety of styles, sizes and [...]

Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear
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bellroy-notesleeve_00

I'll just come right out and say it.  I'm a big fan of Bellroy's wallets. I've tried their Slim Sleeve and their Elements Pocket wallets and have really liked both of them (I still have the Elements Pocket in my regular EDC rotation).  When Julie gave me the opportunity to try out Bellroy's latest wallet, [...]

Posted in: Reviews, Wallets
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Optoma-Blueforce-BE6-26

Bluetooth headphones: There are a ton of them out there, right? Why review another one? Because we're The Gadgeteer, and that's what we do. I'd been on the hunt for a good set of wireless headphones for a while, so I was excited about Julie's offer to review one of the newer products in this [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, Bluetooth Gear, Reviews
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tinderzip

Just when I thought I'd seen every product for stashing survival items on one's person, I ran across TinderZIP by Exotac. It's a clever little product that not only is an easy-to-install replacement zipper pull, the cord portion also includes a waterproof flammable core that provides a 60 second burn time when lit to help [...]

Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear
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rumpl-blanket

What do you get when you cross a sleeping bag, a "puffy" style coat and a blanket? My best guess would be a Rumpl. Billed as "high performance blankets," Rumpl uses technical materials designed for the outdoor industry to produce blankets for indoor OR outdoor use, making them great for snuggling up by a campfire or [...]

Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear
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slimfold-softshellwallet_00

I'm still on my own quest for the "perfect" wallet. And although this quest may never really result in actually finding the "perfect" wallet (for me), it sure is fun along the way. Lately, I've been on a kick to find a very minimal, thin, everyday carry wallet. When Julie offered the opportunity to try [...]

Posted in: Reviews, Wallets
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lifecard_10

Our mobile devices need juice, yes? I'm talking power, amps. The answer to that is of course, YES. As a result, portable power solutions have become quite popular. I'd been thinking about going on the hunt for a small battery to top off my iPhone 6 Plus when I travel or can't be near an outlet for [...]

Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Reviews
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mycharge-allterrainseries

Do you work in a harsh environment, participate in extreme sports or just happen to be extra clumsy with your devices (like me)?  If so, you deserve a portable charging solution that is as tough as your demands. Check out the myCharge All Terrain series of portable chargers. This IP68 rated, military-grade charger is designed [...]

Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, News
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dash-travelwallet

I travel outside the USA for work several times per year and one thing I am a bit paranoid about is carrying my passport with me everywhere I go. I even take it to the hotel gym with me. However, I also always carry my iPhone with me and often I want my wallet as [...]

Posted in: News, Travel Gear, Wallets
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drysure

You've put in a full day of snowboarding or an extra long running session, and your footwear is quite damp. Instead of waiting perhaps days for the insides of your boots or shoes to dry, slip in a pair of DRYSUREs and your footwear will be dry by the next morning. Patent-pending DRYSUREs consist of an [...]

Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, News, Outdoor Gear
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magnetuck

Are you a guy (or gal) who has a bit of trouble keeping your shirt tail where it belongs: tucked into your trousers? Magnetuck shirt stays might be a solution, using the power of Neodymium rare earth magnets. Each set includes two dome pieces and two flat pieces each molded in silicon rubber. The flat pieces [...]

Posted in: Miscellaneous, News
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