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Do You Need a Waterproof Camera in the Age of the Smartphone?

Apr

8

Do You Need a Waterproof Camera in the Age of the Smartphone?

AS THE CAMERA on my iPhone gets better and better, I suddenly find myself taking more pictures with it than with my big Canon DSLR. At the same time, I find myself getting cool photos I might not otherwise have gotten at all because I almost always have my iPhone. But it’s a catch-22: I […]

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New Remington R51 Pistol Reinvents the Subcompact

Feb

15

New Remington R51 Pistol Reinvents the Subcompact

ONE OF THE more interesting new subcompact conceal carry pistols to hit the market this year is coming from Remington — yes, Remington. The new handgun is the R51, a 9mm +P that is designed with an easy point-and-shoot grip with low muzzle rise. Remington says they designed the R51 to excel in situations where […]

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Snowfall Ready: Gloves and Sleds for Backyard Boys and Beyond

Feb

8

Snowfall Ready: Gloves and Sleds for Backyard Boys and Beyond

IF THE SNOW is falling and you’re huddled up next to a fire, you’re missing out on all the fun. I admit, I am writing this post because I failed my boys by not being ready for snow in two simple ways: I didn’t have a sled or good gloves. Clearly, a man needs both […]

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Best Reason to Avoid a Smartwatch — This Video Is a Warning to All Manly Men

Feb

8

Best Reason to Avoid a Smartwatch — This Video Is a Warning to All Manly Men

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THE BASIC IDEA of a smarthwatch isn’t so bad, but today’s implementations leave something to be desired. For starters, none of them seem worthy of shelling out hundreds of dollars just so you don’t have to pull your smartphone out of your pocket to see a message. There have been some good starts, but groundbreaking? […]

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The PowerPot X 10-watt Portable Generator Will Charge Your Smartphone on the Trail

Jan

12

The PowerPot X 10-watt Portable Generator Will Charge Your Smartphone on the Trail

I CAN’T REMEMBER the last backpacking trip I made without my iPhone, and while I sometimes carry an extra charging battery, I usually just keep my iPhone use to a minimum. For longer trips or heavy smartphone users, look to The PowerPot X, a cool portable generator that turns heat into electricity, available now via […]

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Why Flashlights Make Great Gifts for Men — and the 5 Types Every Man Should Own

Dec

8

Why Flashlights Make Great Gifts for Men — and the 5 Types Every Man Should Own

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EVERY MAN I know wants more flashlights, and at the very least, can appreciate a good flashlight. Flashlights aren’t exactly the most imaginative gift, but frankly, you just can’t go wrong. A man can always stow an extra flashlight in the pickup, the boat, in the toolbox, garage, or under the bed. Always. Besides, flashlights […]

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