AER: Cyber Monday

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If you are a bag guy, the best Cyber Monday deals today might be found with AER. I’m partial to their pouches, but their bags are pretty damned good too. Today only… 20% off with the discount code of “TWENTY”.

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My Favorite Sweatshirts

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When “winter” hits Austin, I skip the jackets and coats and go directly for my sweatshirts. I’m just a sweat guy… always have been. And, as a result, I know a thing or two about sweatshirts. These are my three favorites:

  1. American Giant Classic Full Zip. These aren’t quite as good as they were five years ago, but they are still the best in the world. Nothing else comes close. They are very warm… and they last FOREVER… even in my shop environment. Even at $138, they are an absolute bargain.
  2. The Todd Snyder X Champion Hoodie. These aren’t as durable as the AG hoodies and they certainly aren’t made as well. BUT, what they don’t have in durability they make for in absolute softness. These are the most comfortable sweatshirts I’ve found. Interestingly, these are also priced at $138.
  3. The Champion Reverse Weave Hoodie. They aren’t as durable as the AG or as soft as the Todd Snyder Collaboration, but they are only $65… and they aren’t bad. I’d say they are the best value on the list… but I regularly wear an American Giant hoodie that is seven years old, so…

The Porsche 911 Dakar

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Porsche is so good at shit like this… The market for a “safari” 911 is not huge, but the impact of one existing? Brilliant.

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AirTag Multitool

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If you carry an AirTag on your multi-tool, you might as well have it pull double duty with this case that integrates a bottle opener (of course), 10mm hex wrench, and a Phillips screwdriver.

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Anker Cube

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The Cube is a single device to charge your phone, watch, and AirPod.. Apple tried to make the same device years ago, failed, and gave up. Anker broke the code I guess… and it’s gonna cost you $150.

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Gerber Custom

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Gerber now allows you to customize both the tools included and the layout of their center-drive model. I’ve been waiting for Leatherman to do this on such a scale for years. Interesting that Gerber beat them to it.

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TOUGHBUILT Folding Saw

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I have no idea if this pull saw is worth a shit or not, but I really like the design work done here. It’s good enough that I kind of want to drive over to Lowes and pick one up just to study it…

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Audio-Technica

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I think this is a limited release, but I dig it. Fully manual and belt driven with a Shibata stylus. Even at $1200, this isn’t a terrible value. Plus, it looks fantastic.

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