Gear Buying Guides

“Gear” is a broadly used term. In the case of our buying guides, we use it to cover everything from the tools you use daily to the bags you carry to the gadgets that power your life and much more. Only the best in class are contained in these guides and we update them regularly.

11 Best Electric Plasma Lighters: Ditch the Fuel

Electric lighters get the job done much faster and safer, and provide you with an eco-friendly solution for lighting up anything you want.

10 Best Men’s Leather Duffle Bags

Tough, handsome, and built for adventure. Leather adds something special to a duffle bag. Here are the best available.

13 Best Mystery Books of All Time

Bloody and perplexing crimes, clever detectives, and plot twists that’ll break your neck... the best mystery books according to a published author.

12 Best Box Cutters & Utility Knives

The best utility knives are built to be sturdy, speedily deployed, and available to cut at a moment’s notice.

9 Best Cord Organizers to Throw in Your Bag

Tame that mess in your everyday bag with a handful of cable ties to keep everything organized and untangled.

13 Best EDC Pocket Pry Bars

A pry bar is the kind of tool you’ll use often, and if you don’t have one on hand, you’ll end up sweating and struggling and wishing you’d thought to carry one. Here are our favorites.

13 Best Laptop Backpacks for Men

If a laptop is one of your daily essentials, consider one of these backpacks tailor made for protecting the device during transit.

8 Best Leather Backpacks for Men

Backpacks don’t have to be only about function; why not choose a leather one that hits all the right form notes, too?

11 Best Shoe Bags for Travel, Work & the Gym

Separation from your clothing is key when packing shoes in your travel or commute bag. Our favorite shoe and boot bags do this job well.

10 Best Journals & Notebooks According to a Full-time Writer

Small journals and notebooks provide blank space for creation. Have one on hand when inspiration strikes. Here are the best according to a published fantasy writer.

12 Best Sling Bags Men Use to Streamline Their Carry

Sometimes a sling bag is the more practical solution for your adventure or daily commute. Secure, lightweight and extremely versatile. Here are the best.

9 Best Pop Up Wallets for Men: Easy Access to Your Cards

Pop up or "fanning" wallets feature a button or built-in mechanism that slides or fans out the cards for you. Max convenience. Here are the best.

9 Best Heated Gloves for Men

The top picks for battery-powered gloves that use an electric charge to keep your hands and fingers toasty warm in the winter cold.

Announcing Our New Book: For Good Measure (A Diabetic Cookbook)

Cookbook options are endless except for the over 37 million Americans living with diabetes. Here are 80 flavorful recipes to inspire someone on your holiday list to start the new year right.

8 Best Mini Keychain Flashlights: Bright & Practical

Clip a tiny flashlight onto your keychain for maximum preparedness when the sun goes down. Here's our list of the best mini torches.

16 Best EDC Pocket Pouches to Organize your Gear

Keep your various daily carry items protected and easily accessible with a pouch tailor-made for EDC organization. Here are the best we've found.

10 Best Gym Backpacks for Men

When you want something a bit more convenient than a duffel to take to the gym, consider a backpack to store your clothes, shoes and other workout essentials.

13 Best Metal Wallets for Men

Here's our list of the toughest, most functional metal wallets around, giving you plenty of options to choose from when you’re upgrading your EDC loadout.

The Best EDC Gear: Everyday Carry Tools for 2024

Everyday carry option are endless. From flashlights to pocket knives and multi-tools, we help narrow down the EDC choices so you only collect the best kit.

30 Cool Gadgets for Men You Can Buy Right Now

Here's a cross-section of outstanding innovations & clever creations, all designed to make tomorrow better, simpler & smarter than yesterday.

55 Best LEGO Sets for Adults

Just because you’re a grown-up doesn’t mean you need to stop enjoying LEGOs. Here are the best available sets any adult will enjoy building.

38 Best Coffee Table Books for Men

Coffee table books make an excellent conversation piece as well as perfect home decor. Here are our top picks that we think would be of interest to guys.

13 Best EDC Valet Trays for Men

A valet tray keeps your random small items organized and in one spot for an easy grab when it's time to leave the house or office.

19 Best Messenger Bags for Men

Lightweight, ultra-portable, and tough enough to handle both your daily commute and quick jaunts around town. Here are our top choices for a solid messenger bag.