These things are rad. Essentially, it’s a flat-pack box. When you aren’t using it, it folds down into an impossibly small form factor. BUT, when you do need it it folds out into a rigid bottom box. You’ve seen similar contraptions in some sort of poly before, but I’ve never seen a soft sided version like this. Tons of uses…
No one asked me, but I’m gonna tell ya anyway… Aside from the very rare instance of having to wear dress shoes, I have worn the same three pairs of shoes for almost the entirety of my life. This is them:
- Vans slip-ons. I buy these almost exclusively in the all black color way. They aren’t all that comfortable and I don’t necessarily love the way they look… BUT, they are easy to put on and they work with just about anything.
- The Red Wing 1178 Boot. If I’m doing dirty work in the shop, I wear 1178s and have since I was 15 years old. In fact, I am on my second pair and have probably gone through a resole every five or so… They are indestructible, comfortable, and unmatched by any boot ever made.
- The Jordan 1. I have worn Jordan 1s since grade school and continue to wear them to this day. But about a decade ago, I bought three pairs of Jordan 1 “Banned” bred toes at retail and have worn out two pairs. They go for over $2000 a pair now, but I don’t give a shit – I will wear my last pair until they die, knowing that I will never own another.
Apparently, the world has been waiting for a small and portable outdoor projector. These folks were just looking for 20-large to get this thing off the ground and, instead, took him almost $100k on Kickstarter. I don’t really have a need, but have to admit – this thing looks pretty rad.
If you have discovered the pure joy of a proper woobie and want something that is a step up from even the amazing OG Woobie, stop what your are doing right now and buy the Bastion Woobie from TAD Gear. They were just re-stocked and they won’t be in stock long… so you had better hurry, but trust me – you’ll be glad ya did.
Earlier in the week, I featured the Olight Baton 3 – a feature rich 1200 lumen torch with a backup battery system. It’s brilliantly designed and works wonderfully, but is priced at just under $100. If you want a similar experience (sans the backup battery) for less money and don’t mind going a little bigger in size, the Wurkkos FC11 is your best option.
Like the Olight, the Wurkkos features USB-C charging, a magnet on the tail, and 1200 lumen output. However, you can pick one up for only about $30. It might be the best bang for your buck on the torch market.
Get yours here.