Buy It For Life: Zeroll Ice Cream Scoop

by Justin Thomas •

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The Zeroll Ice Cream Scoop was invented by Sherman Kelly in Florida in 1935, and the design has remained virtually unchanged since then. Kelly’s innovation was simple but effective — the scoop contains liquid freon inside, which is warmed by the user’s hand, allowing the scoop to slice through ice cream like butter.

Buy It For Life: Arc’teryx Veilance Clothing

by Justin Thomas •

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Arc’teryx, known primarily for its outdoor gear, has a line of very durable urban clothing called Arc’teryx Veilance. The clothing is developed for outdoor performance, but is intended to suit the needs of person who lives and travels in the city.

Buy It For Life: Small Kitchen Appliances

by Justin Thomas •

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In our “Buy It For Life” posts we feature very durable products that are built to last a lifetime. We also give preference to products that come with lifetime warranties, and are made in the U.S.

Buy It For Life: Khlip Ultimate Clipper

by Justin Thomas •

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The Ultimate Clipper by Khlip is a uniquely designed nail clipper, manufactured in the U.S. It has a forward facing lever that allows you to apply pressure directly over a nail. According to Khlip founder, Andrew Johnson, this allows for better control and ergonomics.

Buy It For Life: Safari-Beans PR5 Bag by RedOxx

by Justin Thomas •

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RedOxx, a company based in Billings, Montana, specializes in constructing very practical and durable luggage. The company was founded by two former military parachute riggers. Their bags are built with tough canvas (1,000-denier Cordura), huge zippers and strong handles.

Buy It For Life: Curved Titanium Flask By Snow Peak

by Justin Thomas •

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This Curved Titanium Flask is made in Japan by the Snow Peak company. It’s four inches high and weighs just 2.5 ounces. Titanium is a light, inert metal that’s stronger than steel. It is highly resistant to corrosion, and it does not impart a metallic taste into your drink.

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Buy It For Life: Old Town Penobscot 16 RX Canoe

by Justin Thomas •

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The Old Town Penobscot 16 RX canoe (MSRP $1,499.99) is built to last. Designed for versatile performance in calm water, waves, and whitewater, the Penobscot can handle a large range of needs. It is constructed with Royalex, a layered composite of vinyl, ABS plastic, and ABS foam. The exterior vinyl layers provide abrasion resistance and UV protection. Underneath the vinyl, …