Underrated Fiber Series: Yak Wool

Yak Wool Sweater

Similar to Bison wool, Yak wool is a very warm, lightweight and soft fiber. Yaks are primarily raised by nomadic Tibetan and Mongolian families. Their wool is combed (not shorn) once per year in the springtime when the animals shed their winter coat.

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Underrated Fiber Series: Bison Wool

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In our underrated fiber series, we will be featuring products made with wool from alpacas, llamas, vicunas, bison, musk oxen, and yaks. Let’s start this series off by looking at Bison wool, which is harvested from buffalo in Colorado and South Dakota each spring, when the animals shed their fur. Bisons were almost driven to extinction, […]

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Cheatsheet: The Top Rated Home Theater Equipment Of 2011

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Sometimes you just need the facts — here is our cheatsheet listing all the top rated home theater equipment of 2011. This list is based on reviews we found on CNET, Amazon and Home Theater Review.

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The Best Stereo Receiver Under $250: Harmon Kardon 3390

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Harmon Kardon, founded in 1953, helped create the high-fidelity audio industry, and today the company continues to produce great audio gear. Featured here is Harmon Kardon’s 3390 receiver, which has a clean, minimalist design. Selling for about $210, this receiver is really a high-end device at a budget price. Like all Harman Kardon stereo and A/V receivers, it incorporates the company’s […]

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The Best Low-Flow Shower Head: Oxygenics SkinCare

Oxygenics Low Flow Shower Head

Low-flow shower heads can significantly reduce your household water consumption without a noticeable difference to your shower experience. The term “low flow” is generally defined as a shower head with a water consumption rate of 0.5 to 2 gallons per minute (gpm). I’ve tested about seven different low-flow shower heads, and the Oxygenics SkinCare Showerhead is my […]

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The Top Rated Waterproof Headphones

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Today, water lovers can bring their tunes with them and still get quality sound. Not just for swimmers, waterproof headphones are beneficial for all sports enthusiasts since they are also sweatproof and can be rinsed off after use. By reading reviews across the web (iLounge and CrunchGear are good sources), we’ve come up with a […]

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The Top Rated Tripod Flashlight: Joby GorillaTorch

Joby GorillaTorch

The Joby GorillaTorch is a LED lamp mounted on three flexible legs. The legs can be wrapped around a nearly object in order to hold the GorillaTorch in place while you work. The end of each leg has a rubberized, magnetic foot — this means you can also stick the GorillaTorch to metal surfaces.

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Cheatsheet: The Top Rated Portable Electronics Of 2011

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Listed here are all our recommendations for Portable Electronics in 2011.

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Titanium iPhone Case By Snow Peak

Snow Peak Titanium iPhone Case

Snow Peak is a Japanese company that specializes in minimalist titanium tools for outdoor expeditions. Recently, they released a titanium iPhone 4 cover. Made from a single piece of titanium, the case weighs just 0.6 oz, and provides your iPhone 4 with a harder-than-steel protective back surface. It sells for about $120. You can also […]

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