Tricky name: the Crovel is a cross between a crowbar and a shovel. But the name is not the cleverest thing about this heavy-duty multi-tool. The crowbar end has a hammer face for persuasion and the handle is wrapped in paracord giving you 15’ of multipurpose line to help get you out of sticky situations. The shovel end features a serrated blade for hacking apart brush. Perfect for the off-road explorer.
Well, this took awhile. We’ve all been clipping our nails with the same drug store cheapo clipper since the Spanish American War. And finally, U.S.-made Khlip has totally updated and redesigned the nail clipper. It’s made of surgical stainless with a new blade and lever configuration. Clipping is easier and your nails won’t go flying off through the air, so you could say it’s less gross, too.
You probably remember the Transformers—robot do-gooders that turn into cars and trucks and stuff?! (or at least saw the movies) But you probably don’t recall that Optimus Prime and his crew were on earth to find a new energy source for their dying planet. Get this new 15-disc box set with all 4-seasons of the show and you can get the whole story, 2220 minutes to be exact.
Purveyors of underground attitude, Oceanside, California’s Brixton makes a wide array of bullshit-free headwear and accessories. This distressed genuine leather belt with antique buckle will hold your damn pants up. Isn’t that what you need a belt for?
The reality of headphones—they come & go. Left on the plane, lost, chewed-up cord … basically, you’ll be buying new ones before you know it. Next time around try these earbuds from ThinkSound. They feature advanced audio quality and all the features you need, plus they’re made with wood, a sustainable material which also happens to be rather handsome.
This thing is a total hosebag. Had to say it. England’s Elvis & Kresse built this burly little dopp kit out of decommissioned British firehose. Indestructible & waterproof, this heavy-duty bag is perfect for all your mangrooming products with 50% of the proceeds from your purchase going to a firefighter support charity.
If you know the artist Billy Reid, cool. If you don’t, whatever—these vintage-look K-Swiss kicks are sweet regardless. Crafted in garment-dyed canvas duck cloth with rope laces and a “vintage mattress” print inside, their retro styling is complete. Available in three muted colors, these could be the ones for summer.
If you’re a little troll when it comes to all things LOTR (that’s Lord Of The Rings, bro) then this new 15-disc trilogy set will blow the hair right off your feet. These are the extended, Blu-Ray feature films plus hours of commentary and bonus features. It’s so much Tolkein, you’ll think you died and went to Middle Earth. Available June 28, 2011.
Don’t wait until you’ve bought another $350 car key or replaced a lost phone to invest in this handy little dingdong. Attach the 2-way Bluetooth tracker to your keys, briefcase, bag, even your kid and you’ll never lose ’em. A free app lets you call the beacon on your keys and since its 2-way you can locate your phone from your keyring with a simple tap. Brainless, perfect.
Some cyclists pretend everyday is another stage on the Tour de France; spandex, goo, bootie covers and all. Others of us, break up the training schedule with some bike commuting or simple transportation. For these recovery days, Timberland has a shoe. It looks like a normal loafer while you stroll, but when you saddle up the specially-designed sole supports your feet for pedaling.