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    BWeaves
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  • BWeaves
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    My Fisher Space Pen is a slippery little thing. Looks like a silver bullet. BUT . . . It's not tall enough to poke out the top of a pen slot, which makes it hard to get out of the pen slot. It doesn't have a clippy thing, so if the pen slot is bottomless, it falls through. And it's completely tubular. If I set it down, it immediately rolls away. I do love the pen, but I wish it was longer, had some flat sides and a clippy thing.

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  • luthercale
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    Men's Clothing
    - Outlier
    - Wool & Prince
    - Thunderbolt Sportswear

    Also, I love Fisher Space Pens. Great for travel, perform well in pressurized cabins.
    For shoes, I love my black AllBirds.
    For ultralight stuff, I like Hyperlite Mountain Gear.
    luthercale
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    Last edited by luthercale; 03-06-2017, 02:52 PM.

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  • jhnmason
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  • jhnmason
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    Not too big of a list but I'll give it a try.

    Chester Mox - high quality leather goods made in the USA. Have had one of their front pocket wallets for years and love it, has aged beautifully.
    Tom Bihn, of course
    Cedar Pointe Pencils - Made in the USA and NJ, in fact. Awesome pencils.
    Field Notes - Essential EDC notebooks. Durable enough to be thrown in a back pocket and used for a while or until they're full. I've got a subscription and use these everyday.
    GIR Spatula - Works perfectly, easy to clean, one of my favorite spatulas.
    Nations Photo Lab - my go-to for scanning old digital photos and printing new ones. Many options and very high quality prints out of MN.
    Thinket - Awesome little fidget made in the USA.
    Thinking Putty - Remember Silly Putty? This is even better. Awesome toy, great for a fidget, and also made in the USA.
    Jack Donnelly - Currently out of stock but otherwise awesome and well made pants out of the USA.
    Pact - Extremely comfortable and well made undergarments and casual wear.
    Dudek Modern Goods - Gorgeous and hand made pen holders, out of the USA.

    That is all for now though I'm sure that I am missing a few. Will update later once I think of them.

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  • drobinson
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  • drobinson
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    My random list, many of which have been listed already in this awesome thread.

    Morino Wool: IceBreaker
    Socks: Darn Tough
    Fleece: Patagonia
    Travel Bags: Tom Bihn [emoji3]
    Backpacks(For serious hiking / backpacking). : Osprey
    Knives (EDC): SAK or Benchmade
    Knives (Bushcraft): Mora
    Knives ((kitchen): Victorinox
    Cooler: Yeti
    Water Bottles: Klean Kanteen
    Flashlights: Fenix
    Laptop: Apple MacBookPro
    Headphones(noise canceling): Bose QC20i
    Smartphone: Apple iPhone
    Headlamp: Black Diamond ReVolt
    Cameras: Nikon
    Powertools: Festool
    Axe: Gransfors Bruks

    Big thank you to all the other contributors. I've found several new manufactures to drool over in this thread.



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  • Brando
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  • Brando
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    Some shoes that I really like are made by a New Zealand company called Allbirds, made from merino wool and called 'wool runners'. I think they might market them as sneakers, but I just use them for walking around the city, and for travelling, so comfortable, and very lightweight.

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  • DeBru
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  • DeBru
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    @autolycus sorry I didn't state that as clearly as I could have... hubby is hoping the company will start to make matching pants for the jacket. I sew and slightly off fabrics and colors push me over the edge. That's one of the things I love about Tom Bihn, the piecing and seaming on all the bags is about as close to perfect as you can get!

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  • autolycus
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  • autolycus
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    Originally posted by DeBru View Post
    My husband LOVES his... he's hoping for matching pants so it can be a suit. The fabric is different than the pants, a bit silkier feel if that makes sense.
    Steer him away from this, please. It's one of my big pet peeves in men's clothing. If it's not an actual suit and the fabric isn't exactly the same, the pants and jacket should not be the same color. They won't match quite right and it will look off. A blazer or sport coat should always be a different color than the pants. Gray or earth tone pants with a navy jacket, for instance, is a great look, but navy blazer and navy pants just doesn't look right. That's especially true with blazers that have patch pockets and brass buttons, but I think it applies to anything not made specifically as a full suit.

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  • anna2222
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  • anna2222
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    Me too, haraya! I actually bought the pocket sets for my two teens (after they kept taking mine off my desk) and they love them! I am definitely keeping them for the future and they are very useful for my kids to take along when they babysit, the little ones love them!

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  • haraya
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  • haraya
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    My kids loved Tegu! We used to keep a set in the car, for restaurants and road trips. I always thought it was amazing how the kids came up with such creative structures. I still have several sets safely stored away. For some grandkids someday.

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  • anna2222
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  • anna2222
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    FOLDING BIKES: Bike Friday, made in Eugene, OR

    EDC FOUNTAIN PENS: KAWECO Classic Sport fine nib

    CHILDRENS BUILDING TOY: TEGU Magnetic wood blocks (specifically the on-the-go pocket pouches)

    TRAVEL SKETCHING JOURNAL: PENTALIC

    CHOCOLATE BAR: Equal Exchange Organic Very Dark Chocolate Cacao 71% (best soy-free organic dark chocolate bar I have ever tasted, and I have tried most of them!)

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  • 1holegrouper
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  • 1holegrouper
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    Originally posted by bltkmt View Post
    I wear Bluffworks pants to work daily. How is the blazer?
    Amazing and everything you would expect and more. The feel of it is hard to describe.

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  • DeBru
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  • DeBru
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    Originally posted by bltkmt View Post
    I wear Bluffworks pants to work daily. How is the blazer?
    My husband LOVES his... he's hoping for matching pants so it can be a suit. The fabric is different than the pants, a bit silkier feel if that makes sense.

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  • bltkmt
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  • bltkmt
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    Originally posted by 1holegrouper View Post
    Let see- very random:

    Men's slacks and sportcoat; Bluffworks
    Merino wool: Ibex, Icebreaker
    Cooler; Yeti
    Pocket knife; Chris Reeve Sebenza
    Hats: Tilley
    Socks: Injinji, Darn Tuff
    Shoes; Soft Star, Lems, Merrell
    Tooth powder; Black Monkey
    Travel clothes, Ex Officio, Kuhl, Tilley, Ibex, Icebreaker, Bluffworks, Marmot, Rohan
    I wear Bluffworks pants to work daily. How is the blazer?

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  • 1holegrouper
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  • 1holegrouper
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    Let see- very random:

    Men's slacks and sportcoat; Bluffworks
    Merino wool: Ibex, Icebreaker
    Cooler; Yeti
    Pocket knife; Chris Reeve Sebenza
    Hats: Tilley
    Socks: Injinji, Darn Tough
    Shoes; Soft Star, Lems, Merrell
    Tooth powder; Black Monkey
    Travel clothes, Ex Officio, Kuhl, Tilley, Ibex, Icebreaker, Bluffworks, Marmot, Rohan
    1holegrouper
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    Last edited by 1holegrouper; 02-23-2017, 11:16 AM. Reason: typo

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  • invisible
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  • invisible
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    surprised more people haven't said Fjallraven. They are more hiking gear but i wouldn't get another brand for a good jacket. Bags are not bad as well but don't come close to Tom Bihn Different style though

    Welcome to Fjällräven - Fjällräven
    Functional and durable outdoor equipment - Fjällräven

    For a Torch (flashlight) try MBI - MatchBox Instruments — MBI - MatchBox Instruments

    clothing Merino Wool Outdoor Clothing & Apparel | Icebreaker
    invisible
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    Last edited by invisible; 02-06-2017, 12:54 PM.

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