Los Angeles isn’t exactly the epicenter of the “handmade” movement but there are exceptions to every rule. Leatherman Matt Shallenberger is the guy behind Field Theories brand and he creates handmade leather goods in L.A. His minimalist, one-piece leather folios are looking pretty sweet and they come in a variety of sizes to hold whatever you carry.
If the San Diego Chargers have any fans left they’ll love this silver-plated lightning bolt shaped letter opener. Other people who might find it cool or useful include those who receive paper mail and actually open it before throwing it in the recycling bin.
Your iPhone is, in fact, like a miniature iPad so why not treat it as such? The TidyTilt contraption tames and stores your headphone cable plus the screen protector doubles as a stand for tabletop scrolling. Very tidy, yes.
When you’re battling the bad breath, stinky pits, and heavy-duty stubble that only a man such as yourself can produce, you need a dopp kit that’s tough as nails. This one could be it. It’s made of Teflon-coated ballistic nylon and features burly YKK zippers. Fully equipped for your bathroom battles.
Since winter doesn’t seem to be coming this year, you should be thinking about that new mower you’re going to need come Spring. The forthcoming CTX from Craftsman is a solid choice. It cuts grass like a mofo and comes equipped with automatic traction control, electronic fuel management, cruise control and a dash-mounted beer holder. What else do you really need to know?
Tumi makes gear for pro travelers. The Alpha satchel has a framed opening like an old doctor’s bag that opens wide for easy access to the big main compartment. It’s loaded with pockets and rides easily atop your roller for the perfect carry-on companion.
The iPhone cases from Magpul are tough. Maybe because Magpul developed products for reloading rifles fast & easily in battle. Built tough enough for military action means your little phone will be just fine while you battle traffic and weak wi-fi signals.
Talk about minimalist. This wallet, handmade from 5 oz. vegetable tanned American bridle leather is so simple it’s astounding. One piece of leather, two hand-sewn seams. That’s it.
The U/C/K knife from Vancouver-based Hawthorne Company has an odd name, but it stands for Utility, Camp, Kitchen. It’s a tough and versatile little stainless steel knife that you should strap to your belt. But since this knife could also be used in a Field or Forest, we think they should change the name to something more memorable.
This time of year a waterproof, weatherproof bag for your gear seems like a damn good idea. Your phone, tablet and laptop won’t survive a swim in the puddle or a splash in the slush. The Fitzroy, built with military spec & waterproof materials will carry a big and varied load, keeping your valuables high and dry.