So it seems that keeping your feet warm during cold camping trips just became both easier and more expensive. These over-booties are designed to cover down-socks if, for example, you have to pee in the woods at 3am. I can see the convenience of using GooseFeet Gear over-booties, but what do you guys think about the expense?
So around $160 (depending on the shoe size) gets you both warmth and convenience. I guess it's worth it if you camp in the cold frequently or especially if you take expeditions in frigid regions.
But then again, maybe I'm only saying that because I haven't (yet) ruined a pair of $69 booties for a midnight run. At least it's made in the USA.
Hi everybody! I'm Conrad, a stationery lover and quiet lurker of the Massdrop writing community. I'm sure most of you definitely do not know me! But I'm super happy to meet you, and I wanted to invite you to maybe sit down a little while with me while we talk about the things we love: writing instruments and the things we buy to keep them chugging.
Thanks to Mike, I was generously sent a couple of bottles of ink and I've been playing around with them for a little while. I think I'm about ready to share my thoughts on these inks over the next week or so; I hope you enjoy the review!
I thought I would get us all started with an ink brand that I've actually never tried before: Faber-Castell! You probably know them for their other art products, like colored pencils and PITT artist brush pens. I certainly had no idea that they made inks. I have seen their fountain pens (I've heard they write particularly well right out of the box, although I've never personally tried...
We're very excited to announce the very first product line from Firsthand Supply's rebrand!
FHS has been a great partner for us for the past few years, we're so happy for their recent relaunch/remake of a classic community favorite. I want to share some of the rebranding and production convos we've had with FH:
MD: Tell us about the new Firsthand Supply!
FH: We are building a company that values people on both sides of the transaction. From how we source the ingredients and materials used in our products to our commitment to closed loop sustainable practices; everything we say, do, and make supports that truth.
In our pursuit to create the best hair products on the globe, our aim is to become the most human-centric consumer brand through honest sourcing, sustainable process, and a heavy dose of give-a-damn. Why? Because we believe people matter, so we make stuff that matters.
MD: What is the major difference in the new packaging...
Powered by Ameriquartz... the Brillier ‘Americana’ Chapter 3 watches
Powered by AMERIQUARTZ movements (Built Better in the USA ) the Brillier ‘Americana’ Chapter 3 Timepieces just announced the launch of their “Infantry” and “Air Wing” editions. These retro styled watches are a tribute to the brave American men and women that won the Second World War.
The robust, all metal movements,which are built in Fountain Hills , Arizona, incorporate highly precise advanced American technology components in their assembly. With the advent of these quartz movements from FTSUSA, there is no doubt that the timepieces powered by Ameriquartz modules will enjoy a very long life span. These metal movements can be repaired easily if a fault develops over the years. Availability of spare parts and serviceability make these quartz movements indestructible. The low consumption design provides longer battery life.
The Americana Collection from Brillier Watch Company, USA, is keeping its commitment of increasing American built components in their watches with each chapter...
Curious about experiences with this classic. Cautious to order online if the fit isn't great...though it seems they can be returned within 45 days (except for custom boots).
Fit: Online comments suggest ordering a size 10, for example, rather than 10.5 (as a typical ideal fit). How about width? Is a standard D actually D width or slightly narrower or wider? D and 3E seem to be the only width options.
Models: So many.... Any advice/preferences/etc. in picking the style? An attempt at summarizing *boot* style variations:
Original -- including a leather sole...
Evans -- grippy sole, otherwise original style?
Addison Wingtip -- fanciest?
Rockford Cap-toe -- fancier...
Harwell Chukka -- lower cut & fancier...
Montague Chelsea -- slip-ons & grippy sole
Courtland -- grippy sole & boxier toe??
'Cortado' -- full Vibram sole
I'll likely go for the Original, though the Evans is also appealing. Are leather or rubber soles 'better'?
Color: How do the various color options wear...
And this isn't either of them!
The Pandas we're talking about here, are watches, not bears. And what got me thinking about them (again) was a link posted this morning by @cm.rook who pointed a few of us to the very attractive (and not terribly priced) Yema "Rallygraph" Panda which, in it's most traditional arrangement, looks like the one on the left, but can also be had in the version on the right:
The model on the left is a true Panda, while the model on the right is called a reverse Panda.
The reason for that distinction is clear--Panda bears, only come in the first arrangement.
Now, at this point, everyone should be thinking about the most well-know Panda, The Rolex Panda, which is actually a Daytona, and among Rolex Daytonas, the most famous of which is the Paul Newman Daytona, which was famous first, because it was Paul's, and second because it sold at auction for $17.8 million (US Dollars).
The story of that auction is well-known so I'll only...