This Week’s Hottest Gear: Slim Wallets, Sunglasses, Copper Pot-Distilled Rum, And 8 More ‘Things We Want’
Before we get started I’d like to acknowledge something I’ve noticed recently with this feature: you bros click through on the first item you love and miss out on all the other greatness in this ‘Things We Want: A Gear Guide For Bros’ round up. You should always scroll to the end and check out everything before making any decisions on what you want to TREAT YO SELF to this week!
Moving on, it’s once again time for my weekly ‘Things We Want’ feature. If this is your first time checking this out it’s a round up of all the awesome gear for bros that I came across in my travels across the web in the past week. Some of the stuff I plan on buying for myself (or have already purchased), other things are crazy expensive and I wouldn’t be able to afford them in my wildest dreams. But that’s why this is called the ‘Things We Want This Week’, and not the ‘Things We’re Getting For Ourselves This Week’, because we all need to know what the latest and greatest aspirational items are on the market, right? Also, if you know of a product that you think should be featured in my weekly Gear Guide then feel free to hit me up via email at email@example.com. And for those of you looking to have us test out products to be featured here you can contact me via that email for our mailing address.
There’s no reason you should ever let your ass take a pounding from packing a ‘George Costanza Wallet’ in your back pocket. A slim wallet is a must. It immediately cuts down on all that clutter in your life. A slim wallet will only carry the things YOU NEED in life (cash, cards), and they’re also stylish as hell. Here are some specs on the Machine Era Slim Wallet:
— Made in USA
— Securely holds 2-6 cards
— Machined from a solid block of Aluminium
— Cash can be strapped on the back or front for easy access
— Ultra-light and barely noticeable in a front or rear pocket (1.3 oz)
— Mil-spec black anodize coating
Did you bros know that the rum industry is amidst a renaissance? It’s true. Rum is making a MASSIVE comeback right now thanks to distilleries rediscovering what it is that made rum so special in the first place. Leading this renaissance is the world’s oldest rum distiller (founded in 1703), Mount Gay, who recently debuted their Origin Series: Volume Two, The Copper Stills Collection.
Created by Master Blender Allen Smith, the small-batch release of tasting rums tells the story of two unique methods of distillation, Copper Pot and Copper Column. The pairing rums are identical in ingredients, fermentation and maturity, but differentiated by one thing – distillation. One rum is 100 percent distilled in a copper pot still and the other is 100 percent distilled in a copper column still.
“We created the Origin Series collections so that we could give rum drinkers the unique opportunity to experience rum by tasting the pure essence of the distinct distillation methods and a deeper understanding of how each part of the process can change the taste of rum entirely,” said Smith. “Copper Pot is a rich, intricate interpretation of signature Mount Gay aromatics, robust in flavor and body, while Copper Column is a delicate and mellow expression of our classic profile.”
What I’ve always loved the most about rum is just how versatile it is. If it’s the dog days of Summer and I’m in need of a refreshing island-style cocktail rum is there for me with a PainKiller or Rum Runner. If it’s cold and rainy rum’s waiting for you with a Dark & Stormy. The highest quality rum, like the Mount Gay Origin Series Volume 2 Copper Still Collection, is probably best enjoyed as a sipping rum but if you have to make cocktails with it you’ll be pleasantly rewarded as well.
This portable/waterproof wireless bluetooth speaker is the ULTIMATE fusion of sound quality and rugged features. You can bring this bad boy in the shower, drop it in the pool (so they say), and it’s still good to go. At just $39.99 you can 100% afford this, and what I love about this item is you can count on it NOT breaking when it gets wet unlike many of the other portable speakers on the market. Specs:
— Powerful 5W driver with our AWS (All Weather Sound) Technology providing dynamic, HD audio, rain or shine!
— IPX7 waterproof rating wrapped in a shockproof shell provides the rugged build necessary to go from the party to the beach to the top of the mountain, worry free!
— 12-hour battery life and weighing less than a pound, the Aquatune is ultra portable so you can stay out longer and go further!
— Enjoy freedom with up to 33 feet of range from your iPhone, iPad, Samsung, Android, tablet, or smartphone. Hands Free Calling allows you to make and take calls without exposing your smartphone to the elements.