Mike

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

Are New Balance Shoes Made in the USA?

New Balance is a popular American company based out of the Brighton neighborhood in the Boston area that primarily manufactures athletic footwear. They were founded in 1906 and originally known as the New Balance Arch Support Company, and now operate in several countries across the globe. They are most well known for their 990 and 574 models and have long touted that they are proud to be made in the USA, but is that actually …

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Best Flashlight

Whether it’s for your next camping trip, any everyday carry to keep around the house, or for your job, having a great flashlight is important. That’s why we set out to find the best flashlights made in the USA. Check out our top recommendations, extensive details about each of our picks, and our research methodology below. Our Findings We found only two high quality American manufacturers of flashlights: Maglite and SureFire. However, choosing between those …

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Best Sunglasses

There are a ton of options to choose from when it comes to sunglasses, and so many manufacturers are making them overseas. So, we set out to find the best pairs that are made right here in the USA. We’ve listed our top choices (with plenty of details on each one), why we liked them, and the factors that went into our research below. Check it out! Our Findings We found several great American brands …

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Is Carhartt Made in the USA?

Carhartt makes durable workwear and outdoor gear and is a very well recognized brand across the country. They were founded in 1889 in the Detroit area by Hamilton Carhartt and remains a family-owned private business today. Carhartt is well known for their heavy duty jackets, which are made with a stiff 12-ounce cotton canvas to minimize tears and keep the wind out. They’ve grown tremendously over the years, which obviously means expanding manufacturing capabilities. Are …

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Are Craftsman Tools Made in the USA?

Craftsman makes tools and equipment for everyone from DIYers to farmers and industrial manufacturers. They were the tool brand for Sears since the 1920’s before getting bought by Stanley Black & Decker at the beginning of 2017. Along with a wide variety of hand and power tools, Craftsman also produces some lawn and garden equipment, tool storage units, work clothing, boots, and electronics. They are traditionally known as a great American manufacturer, but do they …

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Are YETI Coolers Made in the USA?

YETI sells premium coolers, drinkware, duffel bags, and some other miscellaneous items. They’ve gained significant popularity over the past decade and are typically known for their coolers’s ability to retain ice for several days at a time, often lasting north of a week. They have a wide variety of products that are each manufactured in different areas, so let’s dive right in and detail where each product line is made. Verdict: Is YETI Made in …

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Best Coolers

Need a reliable cooler for your next camping trip or tailgate? We did the research to find the best coolers made by American manufacturers. Check out our top picks below, along with what liked and didn’t like about each one, and factors we considered in our research. Our Findings There are several different American made cooler brands that are manufacturing high quality products. Brands like Bison, Esky, Grizzly, Igloo, Cabela’s, Orca, Orion, Polar Bear, Pelican, …

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Best Grills

Choosing a new grill can be overwhelming – there are so many different types of grills and companies to choose from. We did the research to help you simplify that process and find the best grills made in the USA. Below, you’ll find our top picks, a deeper look at each one, and the factors we considered in our research. Our Findings Overall, we found that there are several great manufacturers still making high quality …

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