Nobody wants to think about the worst-case scenario, but when disaster strikes, it’s better to be prepared. Although we live in an increasingly digital age, there are pieces of physical paper that you would not want to lose if there were to be a fire or flood at your home or office. Investing in a water and fireproof storage system for important documents, jewelry and even hard drives is a smart idea. Most are made of fiberglass, making them extremely heat resistant. Whether you want to protect your kid’s baby footprints, your passport or years’ worth of family photos, we’ve rounded up our favorite safety bags.
When it’s time to go back to school, be prepared with a functional gym bag. We’ve rounded up our favorite picks for those who just need a place to store a pair of shorts and sneakers, to those who are lugging tons of sports equipment. Consider size and organizational needs before choosing your perfect bag.
When it’s time to remove a bandage or athletic tape, we’ve all often wondered if it wasn’t more painful than getting hurt in the first place. While modern tapes and bandages are designed to stay in place through sweat, water, wear and all, it makes them difficult and often painful to remove. Rather than gritting your teeth and bearing it, we’ve rounded up our favorite picks for solutions that help un-stick the adhesive. Safe on skin, these will be your new best friend when it comes to bandage and tape removal.
You should never be afraid to spend money on quality when it comes to the things that separate you from the ground: shoes, mattresses and tires. That’s why it might be time to replace the stock tires that came with your ATV. Whether you’re looking to get into more aggressive terrain, need something specific for wet conditions or are just looking for a high-quality tire for all conditions, we’ve rounded up our top picks.
Archery target bags are an inexpensive way to take your shooting skills to the next level. These rugged bags are made to withstand plenty of fire and their internal makeup ensures your arrow will stop where it’s supposed to. Use at the range, in the field or even in your (safely sized) yard. These bags are made to withstand everything from kid’s archery sets to crossbows, making them an ideal way to improve your aim. Check out our favorite picks below.
Whether you are camping in the great outdoors or taking a long trek through the woods, toilet paper always comes in handy when nature calls. Designed to be biodegradable, easy to use, and easy to store, toilet paper that can be used outdoors provides familiarity and function.
Deodorant is a product that most of us use everyday, but not all deodorants work the same. Because our deodorant needs are different based on our body chemistry and lifestyle, you need one that you know will work for you. We picked out four different deodorants to fit whatever your needs may be. Whether you are looking for a simple deodorant to get you through the day, or one with clinical strength sweat protection we’ve got you covered.
We all want perfect hair days, every day. So when washing your hair isn’t always an option, that’s where a good dry shampoo becomes the hero. We looked high and low to find some of the best dry shampoos on the market. These are all designed to absorb oil, odors and sweat in your hair, and leave you feeling fresh and confident.
Your time is valuable. You don’t get it back so don’t waste it by having to run down to the home improvement store or searching through drawers or cabinets when you need a screwdriver, hammer, measuring tape, or any of the other tools you’ll find in one of these four excellent portable tool kits.
Yes, a bear does poop in the woods, and you might have to also. But that’s just one of many uses your portable shovel may provide. If you find yourself having to dig your car out of trouble in sand or snow, a portable shovel is a life-saver. And being able to quickly etch out drainage around your tent in a downpour will help to keep you dry.
A great pair of mittens can keep your hands warm and comfortable on even the coldest, harshest days. If you're in need of a new pair of mittens, you've got plenty of options—whether you're looking for a classic pair in a simple color, a convertible design with lots of versatility, or something in between.
Cold hands can quickly suck the fun out of any outdoor adventure, so having a trusted pair of mittens or gloves is key. While mittens don't offer as much dexterity as gloves, they can often be warmer. They allow your fingers to share internal heat. If you're in the market for a new pair of mittens, we've got you covered.
These days, everything is wireless. Home video surveillance, video game controllers, retail checkout systems, and everything in between, they've all cut the cord. While wireless technology is certainly convenient and allows more flexibility when using our electronics, it does come with its faults. Wired headphones actually offer better overall audio quality, as they convey electronic signals directly to your device without any potential for interference. Wired headphones plugged directly into your computer will offer you better sound, as there are no additional barriers for signals to pass through. So, if you demand the best possible audio quality, whether for music, gaming, or conferencing, wired headphones are your safest and best bet.
Whether you enjoy listening to conspiracy theory podcasts on your daily walks or blasting hip-hop jams while pumping iron at the gym, or anything in between, the right pair of headphones can make a huge difference in the quality of your experience. Wireless headphones, which connect to your device via Bluetooth, give you untethered access to your favorite tunes and eliminate the hassle of clunky cords getting in your way. Plus, technology is going the way of eliminating input ports all together, giving all the more reason to jump on the wireless bandwagon sooner than later.
Sometimes we need a little more warmth than a regular blanket can provide, that’s where an electric blanket comes in. To get you started in your search for the best electric blanket to add to your home, we’ve rounded up a few popular options. Check out our take below.
It’s like they say: You never forget how to ride a bike. Learning, however, is a different matter. Kids have different needs than adults when it comes to two-wheelers, and when we’re shopping for kids who are ready for their first training bikes, we want to prioritize things like stability (fewer scraped knees and bruises) and durability (try talking to a kid about the cost of bike repairs). These three picks will survive your child’s training period, and are durable enough to be hand-me-downs afterward.
When you’re in the middle of serious, sustained exercise, waterbottles can be a bit of a hassle. With a hydration pack, you won’t need to stop to get a drink, or completely take off your backpack or bike bag—just grab the mouthpiece and keep going. Hydration packs can be an advantage in the backcountry, too, allowing you to carry in more water on long trips without piling water bottle after water bottle into your pack or refilling at every creek. This is especially valuable on desert trips or late-season alpine trips, when water sources are scarce and you need to carry in everything you need for hydration and cooking.
Snorkeling is a great activity for adventurous kids: It’s active, easy to learn, and exposes them to a world of underwater magic. Repurposing adult fins for children’s use can backfire, though, so it’s best to provide purpose-built fins for the occasion.
Accidents happen, and when they happen on the hiking trail or on the road, they can leave you with ripped and torn equipment and clothing. There’s no reason to walk around wearing bags. Instead, pull off a quick and effective repair with a simple kit, either needle and thread or an adhesive patch. Pick your repair kit based on what you want to fix: A soft, flexible patch is best for light fabrics, while heavy-duty backpacks may require the strength of a sewn repair.