8. Uncrate

A guy from Ohio checks out every product imaginable

Nov 30, 2011
Outside Magazine

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Good for: Those who love cool new lifestyle-y stuff as much as they love new outdoors gear.

Written by: Larry Angell, 31, Ohio resident, and the man who has chosen all 9,000 featured products since the site launched in 2005.

The reviews are succinct and the product mix is eclectic, covering topics as diverse as casual apparel, rides (mostly motorized, occasionally human-powered), tech, body, vices, place, games, books, movies, music, and videos, with a running bar of stuff that’s awesome right now. Which is why 1.3 million guys visit it every month. Everything here is previewed, not reviewed, and it’s a great source for gift hunting and just reading about everything from bacon flavored sex lube to smartphone robots to beanbag sleds to special-edition shoes. While the site is prolific—Angell posts five times each day—just remember that it’s light on core gear.

Sample post: A folding, hardshell "Solid Gray Backpack:" it's finds like this one that keep us coming back to Uncrate.

It's not every day you come across a real innovation in backpacks, but then again, it's not every day you come across a Solid Gray Backpack ($165). These unique bags feature a folding hardshell design, EPDM foam lining and straps for keeping your tablet or laptop safe and secure, two interior compartments for keeping small items handy, a built-in document clip — so your papers don't end up smashed at the bottom of the bag — and a flexible fit, which means your back will like it just as much as your eyes do. ...

Read more at Uncrate.com

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