Tools

The Winston Set

If you are looking for a great gift for the male in your life, look no further than the Winston Set. For $25.00 and free shipping, you get 3 blades, 1 aluminum handle, and your choice of foaming gel or shave cream. For an additional $15, you can get the handle engraved with a set of initials.

Mag-Blok

The Mag-Blok is a horizontally wall-mounted block of wood that contains powerful rare-earth magnets to keep your knives and tools organized and your workspace looking awesome.

Hugo’s Amazing Tape

Hugo’s Amazing Tape is a reusable, adhesive-less tape that clings only to itself. I’ve heard it’s popular with board gamers and embroiderers who need to keep a lot of small items neatly organized, but since it’s so easy to remove and reuse, it’s also quite useful around the house and office. These are just a few of its uses: Cable management (more…

Brooks “Challenge” — Leather Tool Bag for Cyclists

The Brooks Challenge is a beautiful leather bag that attaches to your bike saddle, keeping your cyclists’ tools handy at all times. The buckles of the attachment straps are located inside the bag, as well as the enclosure strap, which wraps around your tools and keeps them from rattling about during your ride. The Challenge is available on Amazon in a variety…

General Purpose / Desk Scissors by Ernest Wright and Son Ltd

I know it seems a bit silly to be writing about a pair of scissors, especially ones that cost £22 (~$38 USD) but watch this video and you’ll see just how much care goes into every set. They’re made from professional-grade, hand-tempered carbon steel blades, and each pair is guaranteed for life. The company will even re-sharpen the blades for you decades…

Maglus Stylus Black

The Maglus Stylus Black is a touchscreen stylus that works the same as its popular silver predecessor, but sports a sleek, anodized black finish. As before, the silicone tip is removable and replaceable, or you can easily swap it out for the reduced-friction microfiber model. The body of the stylus features a magnetic flat side so you can attach it wherever it’s…

Twist-A-Lite

I rarely need a book light at home because my wife is nearly as much of a night owl as I am. The times when I do require one are more specific—for example, on a long road trip when it’s getting dark outside and I happen to be riding passenger, reading a book I’m not ready to put down yet. This is…

Littlbug Collapsible Camping Stove

The Littlbug is a super-light stainless steel camping stove able to be collapsed and stored in a backpack when not in-use. It can burn wood or alcohol, can support large pots, and only takes about 15 seconds to assemble. Its height and shape creates a nice chimney effect, so you shouldn’t even need all that much burning wood to get the job…

Rhino Laces

Rhino Laces are gunmetal-tipped boot laces purported to be totally indestructible. The makers claim that they “cannot be burned, cut, sawed, chopped, destroyed, or broken, or we will replace them for free.” I haven’t tested them myself, but I’ve seen reviews saying that they’re even tougher than paracord, which is pretty impressive. If that’s true, these laces would be perfect for outdoors…

Stayhold Trunk Organizer

The Stayhold is an ingenious divider that can keep things in your car trunk from falling down or rolling all over the place. It works great for groceries, toolsets, paint cans, and a lot more. You can reposition it as needed, but it grips the carpet wherever you place it so it won’t slide around as you drive. You can get a…

LED Lenser T7 Tactical Flashlight

The LED Lenser T7 is a tactical flashlight that gives off a lot of light for its size. It measures only 5.4″ long and weights less than 7oz., but its max brightness is an impressive 175 lumens, plenty enough for most jobs in and around the house. It actually has three brightness settings: full power (175 lumens), regular power (135 lumens), and…

Grill Daddy Pro Grill Brush

Cleaning a grill grate after cooking some meat is probably the least fun part of backyard cooking. Thankfully there are tools like the Grill Daddy Pro Grill Brush to make our lives easier. The brush’s handle holds two cups of water, which is released through the stainless steel bristles onto your preheated grill and instantly turned to steam. This loosens up all…

LadderLimb

It’s that magical time of year again when people start doing home DIY projects. Whether you’re painting the house or cleaning the gutters, you’ll probably be spending a lot of time on a ladder. To make your life easier, use a LadderLimb to hold your work materials securely. The rubberized end fits snugly into the hollow rungs of most ladders, giving you…

Buck Knives Travelmate Kit

The Travelmate Kit by Buck Knives is a portable toolset for preparing and eating food while traveling or out on the trail. It includes a wide, serrated butter knife, a fork—with integrated bottle opener, can opener, flathead screwdriver and even grill scraper—and an injection-molded sheath to hold it all together when you’re not using it. It’s a bit of a novelty item,…

Leatherman Mako Ti Bike Tool

The Leatherman Mako Ti Bike Tool, made from aerospace-grade titanium, packs several bike repair tools into a small, light package. It comes with everything listed below: A variety of box wrenches: 8mm, 9mm, 10mm, 15mm, and 16mm 14 and 15g spoke wrenches 5mm and 6mm Allen heads #2 Phillips head T25 Torx Bottle opener (it’s not exactly a bike repair tool, but…

Monster Outlets to Go 4-Outlet Power Strip

As any seasoned traveler knows, it isn’t always easy to find enough power outlets to charge your various devices. It’s also not very economical to carry an entire power strip around in your bag. This is where the Monster Outlets to Go 4-Outlet Power Strip comes in handy, despite it’s overly long name. It sports four outlets (two on each side) in…

Bookshelf Masking Tape

The next time you plan on packing some boxes, you might consider using this neat bookshelf masking tape. Made by Etsy shop LightLife, this tape will add a (dare I say) bookish flair to your stuff. Dimensions are 20mm x 5m, and a roll costs $6.75 + shipping from Taiwan.

Sanborn Firestarter Kit

One of the most important things you can have on a camping trip is a way to start a fire. The Sanborn Firestarter Kit ($16) fits the bill nicely, and includes the following: Eight cedar firestarters A match safe Some cedar kindling A small burlap bag to hold everything Sanborn is a company that makes great canoe paddles, and the scrap cedar…

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