Buy It For Life: Thermos Stainless Steel King Beverage Bottle

by Justin Thomas •

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Thermos makes tough beverage bottles — durable enough to be worthy of our “buy it for life” designation. They are constructed with stainless steel on the exterior and interior, making them pretty much immune to dents and cracks. All Thermos bottles feature the company’s double-wall vacuum technology, which is designed to keep liquids hot for 12 hours, and cold for 24 …

Buy It For Life: Fischer Space Pen

by Justin Thomas •

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The Fisher Space Pen was invented by Paul C. Fisher in 1948. It is still manufactured in Boulder City, Nevada. The pen can write at any angle, and its operating temperatures range from −30 to 250 °F (−35 to 120 °C).

Buy It For Life: Apolis Mason Courier Bag

by Justin Thomas •

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Apolis Global Citizen is a small company in California that handcrafts clothing and accessories. In their 2010 collection, they offer a single handbag — the “Heritage Leather + Apolis Mason Courier Bag”. It is made with 100% american leather and 100% cotton army duck.

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Buy It For Life: Keychain and Pocket Tools

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Designed for keychains, Arc-AAA flashlights are barely larger than the AAA batteries they contain. The exact dimension are: 2.5 inches in length, 0.5 inches in diameter, and 0.75 ounces in weight. The Arc-AAA is made in Phoenix, Arizona by Arc Flashlights.

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Buy It For Life: Maui Jim Sunglasses

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Maui Jim began selling polarized sunglasses on beaches of Maui in the 1980s. Now headquartered in Illinois, Maui Jim is one of the few companies that still manufactures their glasses in the U.S.