Mike

Mike is our head researcher and reviews tools, sporting equipment, and a variety of other products.

Best Patio Furniture

There are tons of great manufacturers in today’s American furniture industry. We already know about a bunch of great bed and sofa makers, but what about patio furniture specifically? We did the research to find out which manufacturers are standing above the rest. Below are our findings, along with tons of details about each of our recommendations, and the factors we considered in our research. Our Findings While we evaluated dozens of different domestic furniture …

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Best Ties

We did the research to find out who is still making the best ties right here in the USA. Check out all of our top picks below, along with tons of details about each one and the factors we considered in our research. Our Findings Through extensive research, we assembled a list of 10 American made ties and bowties that that we think outshine the rest. There are so many different types of ties to …

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Spotlight Series: Kámen Road

We came across Kámen Road for the first time when we were searching for the best handbags made in the USA and were super impressed by their American made Weekender Bag. Since then, we’ve had a chance to speak with Kathleen Murphy, their founder, on more than one occasion, who has been an absolute inspiration to talk to about her journey with Kámen Road. We talked with Kathleen about their history, production process, popular products, the future …

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Are Penn Reels Made in the USA?

Penn is a staple in the fishing tackle industry. They were founded in 1932 by Otto Henze in Philadelphia, where he made the first two reel designs (F and K) while working for a bigger fishing reel manufacturer at the time. 1936 was really when the company started to take off though – the year they introduced the iconic Senator reel, which is responsible for many historic records in landing challenging big game fish. They’ve …

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Are Keens Made in the USA?

Keen is a relatively new shoe company on the market. They were founded in 2005 by Martin Keen in Rhode Island, but quickly moved their headquarters to Portland, Oregon in 2006. Since then, they have captured the attention of workers and hikers across the world for their boots, sandals, and other footwear primarily built for outdoor activities. They’ve also expanded their product line outside of just footwear, now making bags, socks, and other clothing items. …

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Are Husky Tools Made in the USA?

Husky is a household name in the American workforce. They’ve been around since 1924, founded by Sigmund Mandl in Milwaukee, Wisconsin under the name Husky Wrench. They have been acquired and sold several times over their lifetime by big tool manufacturers like Stanley, National Hand Tool, and plenty of others. Today, they are best known for being ever present on the shelves of Home Depot, who now owns the brand. Husky makes a variety of …

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Best Baseball Gloves

There are few sports more American than baseball, which is why it’s only fitting that the very best baseball gloves should be made in the USA. Finding a reliable glove is like your right hand man on the field, but it’s more difficult to find than you might think. That’s why we put together this in-depth guide and reviewed dozens of products to locate the best baseball gloves made in the USA. Hopefully with this …

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Best Guitars

Choosing a guitar is tough, and so is finding the best guitars made in the USA with so many manufacturers in the market today. We decided to dig in to find the craftsmen that are truly making the best guitars in terms of quality, performance, and value right here in the USA. Below are our findings along with all of the factors that went into our research. Our Findings Overall, we found 8 U.S. guitar …

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