BroBible’s Holiday Wish List: The Sports Gear and Apparel Every Bro Needs
Art of Shaving The Fusion Chrome Collection ProGlide Power Shave Set
Boys, it's time to grow up into men. Gone are the days of the Mach3 in the frat bathroom. Girls judge our grooming, so start at least looking like you're high class with this ProGlide Power Shave Set. It comes with a shaving brush, after-shave balm to cool down the redness, and a pre-shave oil pump (lubrication is necessary in all stages of life). The set looks crisp, and it's no longer Movember, so clean up.
Bass Pro Shops Baitcast Reel
Calling all weekend warriors and after-work fishermen: It's time to ditch the spinning reel and hit the lake with tournament-style tackle that truly proves why women want you and fish fear you. Bass Pro Shops' green-and-gold Extreme Baitcaster Reel is stylish enough to make your fishing buddies drool and durable enough to land a trophy large-mouth lunker.
Bauer Supreme TotalONE Stick
Want to be like the sniper Stamkos? You can at least try with this brand-new offering from Bauer. This twig was crafted to shoot the pucker harder, by trying less. It has a soft middle and the balance is weighted towards the lower end for greater shooting power. We recommend 87 flex for Bros 17 to 20 years old.
Bodum Bean French Press
When you're working on a college budget, buying coffee can kill it. Furthermore, there's no better way to make coffee than in a press. It'll alleviate a hangover and make you actually appreciate the bean. Do it with the original press: Bodum. So simple, anyone can do it. I start every flow morning with it.
Callaway 2011 Diablo Octane Driver
Callaway's newest driver — which I think translates to the Devil's Gasoline or something awesome like that — hit the market recently with rave reviews. The club is ultra-light weight, which is attributed to the Diablo Octane's forged composite head, the first that's not made from titanium. Callaway claims the Diablo Octane, on average, travels eight yards further than last year's Diablo Edge, which will help you get over that trap.
Lands End Canvas Brushed Flannel Workshirt
Don't forget the classic Americana: Lands End is “back” with its Canvas line. Items are simple, never go out of style, and last forever. This flannel shirt feels like you've owned it for years right out of the package. Flannel is back: stay with the classic.
LL Bean Signature Waxed Canvas Maine Hunting Shoe
You can't go wrong with the Bean Boots. Lifetime guarantee, waterproof, all-around boot for the slushy sidewalks of winter. They'll last forever and only look better with age, much like me.
Movember Gear Jim BBQ T-Shirt
Did you notice a lot of facial hair during the month of November? Most likely the man you saw was growing out his 'stache in support of prostate cancer awareness for “Movember.” How else can you reward him (or yourself, if you idled your razor as well)? With this awesome shirt featuring some sweet hair and a lip flow. As seen on Nick Swisher…
Macanudo Cru Royale
Developed expressly for the discerning cigar smoker who demands a uniquely satisfying medium-bodied smoking experience, Macanudo Cru Royale’s blend speaks of balance. The Dominican and Nicaraguan viso leaves mingle with an exotic Brazilian Mata Fina to invoke an aromatic smoke that opens with complex flavor and rewards the smoker with a long, clean finish.
» $91.95 for Robusto Box of 20
Nike Air Zoom Huarache Trainer Mid
What's a wish list without the newest/freshest Nikes? These Huaraches are like the classics, but even lighter. Available in a variety of colors based on some of the most dominant teams in college sports. Shown: West Virginia. Hurry before they're sold out and not made again.
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Oakley Holbrook Sunglasses
It's not too soon to start dreaming of warm weather again, when shades are necessary. With so many styles out there, you need to stay classic and simple; Oakley has you covered with the Holbrook Sunglasses. They're lightweight and have UV ray-filtering Plutonite lens. Think: 1960s cool with jeans and a white T-shirt.
Patagonia Classic Retro-X Jacket
Better known as “Fratagonia” or “Patagucci,” Patagonia is a winter brand staple. Its products are one of a kind, durable, warm, and environmentally stable. This retro jacket is extremely warm, features the crucial “old school” Patagonia logo, and is windproof.
Portopong Inflatable Table
Let's be honest: The Bro loves to play beirut/beer pong. In the summer, the best way to refresh and refuel is by enjoying the game in the water, best accomplished through the inflatable Portopong. It has fitted holes for cups and is a spring break favorite.
Stanley Classic Flask 8oz.
Every man needs one. The flask that is slim and odorless. One week bourbon, the next week Jaeger. This flask is amazing because of the wide-mouth opening, which actually makes it easy to fill up with a buzz on.
Snow Peak Titanium Curved 6.7 oz. Flask
This curved flask is made out of Grade A Titanium and is ideal for those in the market for a long-term covert drinking solution. Its shape gives it a sleek design and also increases the liquor capacity. The flask weighs only 2 oz. and will hold over six shots of your favorite liquor.
Swiss Army Axe
Why? More like “why not”? Who knows when the Bro may be stuck in the woods and in desperate need of some firewood. You better pounce on this one quickly, as only 195 are available for sale. Hat tip to coolmaterial.com.
Timex Expedition Military Chronograph
Timex is a lot more than Ironman watches now. This steel black-banded timepiece looks way beyond its $199 price point. You beat it up at gym and wear it on a first date.
UnderArmour Men's UA Elements Vest
Under Armour is really starting to grow up: they're not just for your pre-game lax gear anymore. This vest is infused with fibers that provide 30+ UPF to protect your skin from the winter rays, and is amazing at blocking the wind, perfect for chasing snow bunneys at basecamp.
Taylor Made Burner 2.0 Iron Set
I took these out for a test spin recently and for the golfer looking to take his game seriously in 2011, these Taylor Made Burner 2.0 Irons will definitely boost your chances of going low.
Nike Method 003 Mid Mallet Putter
This is the putter that Tiger is currently carrying in his bag. After 10 years, and loads of success, Tiger finally replaced his trusted Titleist Scotty Cameron putter with a Nike. Woods explained that the Nike Method 003 helps him release the blade through the ball. Whatever that means.
Beer of the Month Club Membership
This is the gift that keeps on giving. You can choose the amount, type, and frequency of the beer you receive. A great gift to give and/or receive.
Iron Gym Chin-Up Bar
For you gym rats out there that aren't crazy about making the trek to the gym in the winter, the Iron Gym is one of the few “As Seen on TV” products worth getting.
Electric BPM Sunglasses
These style of shades are my personal favorites but check out the electric web site for all of their makes and models.
Ride Machete Snowboard
This board received some great reviews and is somewhat reasonably priced, at least for a high-quality snow-board.
Flow Snowboard Bindings
Flow bindings are the best out there right now, and I'm not just saying that because of the name. They're comfortable, light-weight, and are really easy to get in and out of.
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North Face Men's Various Guide Jacket
This multi-purpose jacket is great not only for skiing/snowboarding but also as a casual jacket. I's breathable, light-weight, and fairly priced.
Liquid Flow Shorts
Yeah, you knew this would be on the list. The ultimate do-anything, go- anywhere shorts. Adventure ready and impossibly smooth, they are the most versatile shorts you'll ever own. Perfect for the beach, the golf course, or to go out on the town.