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Wallets on Kickstarter

A unique form factor and a desire for the perfect product appeals to designers.


We like to share cool Kickstarter projects here on occasion, and it’s interesting to see the platform jumpstart new manufacturing and product design businesses. There’s a few reasons this is good for gearheads; we get more variety in the items we can integrate into our day to day lives, Read More…

GLOCK 19 Gen 4 Review

A safe bet in 9mm.


I still remember the very first GLOCK handgun I saw. It was at a Long’s Drug store in Colorado Springs, CO, back in 1987 or 1988. I went to the drug store to purchase a Colt 1911, and saw the GLOCK 17 — at that time, the only model that was produced. I fell in[.....]

5 Leather Field Notes Covers


A a true writer will take whatever she can get to scribble on when a brilliant idea strikes, but we’re especially fond of Field Notes, the simple little paperback notepads that have somehow hit the spot for creatives across multiple disciplines. As we covered recently, there are plenty of Read More…

5 Paperback Notebooks for EDC


You don’t have to be a writer to include a notebook in your everyday carry (although for those of us who are writers, it’s a no-brainer). Despite the many great note-taking apps available for smartphones, there’s something satisfying about the tactile experience of jotting down thoughts, Read More…

Buying Gear Through Kickstarter

Things to know about crowdfunding.


Crowdfunding services like Kickstarter, IndieGoGo, or GoFundMe (and many others) are great places to buy unique products unavailable in stores. In the past few years, the popularity of crowdfunding has exploded, and it’s become the first step for many aspiring gear makers to launch their Read More…

American Made: An Interview with Ball and Buck

Founder Mark Bollman talks crowdfunding and consumption in the 21st century.


The do-it-yourself, homegrown maker movement is in full swing. And let’s be honest, there’s a lot of great gear on the market, but it just feels better to buy from the ethical companies in your own backyard. So we were thrilled to get in touch with Mark Bollman, the founder of Ball and Read More…