Clothing

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 [...]

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coolcap

Hot head? The Evaporative Cooling Cap will keep your noggin 20 degrees cooler than the surrounding air. How does it do that? The cap's liner and brim are made of a special material that allows moisture to evaporate for hours after just a two minute "charging" in cold water. This cap looks like the perfect [...]

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While this news blurb is not about tech gear or gadgets, those of you Superman, Batman, and/or Wonder Woman fans might be interested to know that Under Armour has created the Batman vs. Superman Alter Ego Collection...just in time for the new Dawn of Justice movie hitting theaters next month. The Gadgeteer Kid and I both have [...]

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Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, News
betabrand-smugglersjacket

With Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens breaking records daily, the popularity of that Galaxy Far, Far Away is at an all-time high. So what better time for Betabrand to introduce their crowd-funded Smuggler's Jacket. Inspired by the jacket worn by everyone's favorite scruffy-looking nerf herder in Star Wars: Episode VI - The Empire [...]

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Posted in: Miscellaneous, News
lock-laces

Need a stocking stuffer idea? How about LOCK LACES? These laces allow you to tighten shoe laces quickly and easily whether you need to get your kids out the door fast, are going out for a quick run, have difficulty with finger dexterity, or just want some laces that look pretty cool. One size fits [...]

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freka

From the weird product files comes Freka facewear. What the heck is it? It is a face mask that filters the air for either pollution and other health reasons. Instead of wearing a generic mask that cost pennies, you can wear this "stylish" and ergonomically designed mask. Inspired by the classic styling of British tailoring, [...]

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baubax-jacket-1

I don't get very excited over clothing, but I seriously want one of these (I hope my wife is reading this). Baubax is a collection of jackets that have an uncanny amount of useful features, especially for gadget enthusiasts. It comes in four different styles: windbreaker, bomber, blazer, and sweatshirt. Each style has a male [...]

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Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear
bluff-works-travel-pants

These slacks from Bluff Works can be worn at work or on your day off, and they offer special, secure pockets to protect your gear when you travel.  They have a couple of hidden zippered pockets - one in front to hold a passport and one in the back that can hold an oversized travel [...]

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Posted in: Gear, News, Travel Gear
traxedo

Tracksuits have never been considered dinner party appropriate garb until now. Traxedos are tracksuits that, you guessed it, look like a tuxedo. Silly? Yes. Only worn by dorks and tools? Most likely. But hey, don't let that stop you. You'll definitely turn heads when people see you in one of these suits. The Traxedo comes [...]

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Posted in: Miscellaneous, News
raggededge-carbon-fiber-belt

We've reviewed wallets and iPad bags from RAGGEDedge Gear before, and we found them to be very sturdy and well made.  The mother-and-daughter team who own RAGGEDedge Gear are expanding their line, and they are now offering belts.  These custom-sized Carbon Fiber Belts from RAGGEDedge Gear can stand up to what you're dishing out.  The [...]

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Posted in: Gear, News
Pictures of a new product called Notch.  Notch is a hat thats has a notch cut out so that sunglasses fit comfortably within the brim of the hat. Product designer Paul Cunningham of Yuma, Arizona

I wear glasses daily (I can't wear contacts) and wear ballcap-style hats often, especially when outdoors. I sometimes wish I could pull my cap down lower over my eyes, but my glasses or shades get in the way. Notch must have been reading my mind, because their hats potentially solve this problem.  Founded by a U.S. [...]

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swash-express-clothing-cleaner-2

Washing clothes can make the fabric pill and the colors fade.  Dry cleaning your clothes is costly and inconvenient.  Of course, you need cleaned clothes, so what do you do?  You could use the SWASH Express Clothing Care System instead.  Hang one or two items in the SWASH, insert a SWASH Pod, and your clothes [...]

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Posted in: Home and Kitchen, News
eddiebauer-microthermstormdownjacket_01

Living in the Midwest, we get more than our fair share of inclement weather. As I type this, in January, it is -8 F air temp with -27 F wind chill. Brisk, baby. Well, more like painful. I've tried many types of winter coats over the years, but I hadn't owned a "puffy" coat since I [...]

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Posted in: Outdoor Gear, Reviews
bluetoothhat

The Bluetooth Speaker Hat from Brando is a tech clothing item that serves two purposes. It is an acrylic hat that will keep your head warm when it's cold outside and it's a Bluetooth speaker with phone capability. The hat charges via micro USB (Never thought I'd write that sentence) and features a microphone and [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, Bluetooth Gear, News
scottevest-2-pocket-underwear

It will take a special, ultra-determined, and skillful pickpocket to snag your phone or passport while they are stored in these SCOTTeVEST Travel Boxers.  The underwear is made of a nylon/lycra blend with Aegis Microbe Shield, an "antimicrobial treatment that inhibits the growth of microbes, such as bacteria, mold, and mildew that can cause stains, [...]

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