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Skagen Men’s Titanium Watch

by Justin Thomas •

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This ultralight watch by Skagen is a great example of a highly durable yet inexpensive product. It is constructed with a 38-millimeter titanium case and bezel, and a 100% titanium mesh wristband. A durable mineral dial window protects the watch’s face, and makes it water resistant to 99 feet. Amazon offers a two year warranty on this watch. It also comes with a limited …

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.

The Top Rated AV Receiver Of 2011

by Justin Thomas •

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The Onkyo TX-NR609 Receiver was the top rated AV Receiver of 2011. The receiver garnered praise for its audio reproduction, which is said to be almost as good as audiophile-level receivers.

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Buy It For Life: Keychain and Pocket Tools

by Justin Thomas •

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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

by Justin Thomas •

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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.

The Top Rated Pressure Cookers

by Justin Thomas •

Kuhn Rikon 3916 Duromatic Top Pressure Cooker

Pressure cookers are efficient cooking devices — they are up to 70% more efficient than conventional pots. The lids of pressure cookers are built to completely seal the pot so that the contents can boil easily inside the pot. Food cooks faster because the liquid inside rises to a higher temperature before boiling. Cooking times can be reduced by a …

Buy It For Life: Think Chair By Steelcase

by Justin Thomas •

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Headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Steelcase has been making office furniture since 1912. Their Think Chair is designed to maximize comfort and ergonomics, and it has received several prestigous design awards since its introduction in 2006.

Buy It For Life: Bedford Overnight Bag By Ernest Alexander

by Justin Thomas •

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Ernest Alexander, based in New York City, specializes in handcrafted luggage and accessories for men. His luggage designs include details like signature wax cottons, contrasting linings, double stitching and zipper pulls. They are committed to ethical manufacturing practices, and produce all of their products in the U.S.

Stainless Steel French Press by Bodum

by Justin Thomas •

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Bodum, the Danish kitchenware maker, is world-renowned for their French Presses. Most Bodum presses are made with borosilicate glass, which is tough glass, but it is still prone to breakage (I broke three glass presses in two years). However, Bodum does make a double-walled, Stainless Steel French Press. Because it made with 100% stainless steel, this press can withstand drops …