Mike

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

Renovo Hardwood John Day Bike

As much as a steel frame and carbon fiber constructed bike may be appealing, there’s something about wood that shines like nothing else. The unique beauty of wood grain adds a special touch to the Renovo Hardwood John Day bicycle, and its expert construction makes for versatile riding experience. Hardwood adds certain performance qualities that can’t be replicated using modern materials. These hardwoods provide exceptional handling and vibration control, whether birch, ash, walnut, spruce, or …

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Best Hammers

Hammers are a core part of any self-respecting handyman’s toolkit. And if you want the best, you need to choose American-made, with all the quality and build construction that entails. We researched some of the best hammers for you, so read on. Our Findings There are a lot of great options for hammers made right here in the USA. With companies stretching from Illinois to Texas, you can easily find one to suit your needs. …

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Best Socket Sets

Purchasing tools, including socket sets, can be confusing if you are unsure of what makes the brands stand out among the competition. When you want high-quality craftsmanship, you want to go with brand names made right here in the USA. Below, we compare some of the top brands with the best socket sets made in the USA. We’ll detail what brands sit above the others, what we like best and don’t like about each one, …

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Best Pliers

Pliers are an extremely versatile and useful tool for any homeowner or tradesman. No matter your skill level, having quality pliers can make all the difference. Fortunately enough, there are many great options right here in the United States. It can be challenging to find a quality pair of pliers. But don’t worry! We can save you time sifting through reviews and product details and point you in the right direction. Read our findings below, …

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Dunlop Chesapeake Boots

Finding the perfect boot can be a challenge, but we’re here to help. If you’re considering the Dunlop Chesapeake as your next boot purchase, read on for everything you need to know about the comfort, durability, and what we liked and didn’t. About Dunlop The name Dunlop permanently etched itself into history in 1889 when Scottish veterinarian John Boyd Dunlop trademarked his brilliant idea of creating softer and higher-performing tires after watching his son painfully …

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Honeywell Servus Soft Toe Boots

When you spend your day walking through mud and muck, you have to have a good pair of rubber boots. The boots must keep the moisture out and your feet dry and clean. They have to provide good traction so you aren’t slipping and sliding everywhere, and they must be easy to clean. One of the best rubber boots we’ve found is the Honeywell Servus Soft Toe Work Boots. These boots come from a brand …

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Dunlop DURAPRO Steel Toe Boots

Sometimes you need a waterproof boot that can survive even in the worst conditions. The Dunlop DURAPRO Steel Toe is one of the best options in those cases. This boot is designed for performance and maximum comfort. Dunlop has a long history of manufacturing high-quality footwear. Workers throughout the world trust Dunlop for their reliable waterproof boots. The DURAPRO Steel Toe is one of the best examples of Dunlop’s craftsmanship. About Dunlop Dunlop’s extensive history …

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The Original L.L. Bean Boot

As fall turns into winter, keeping your feet warm and dry will keep you happy as fall 2020 turns into winter 2021. Waterproof, weatherproof boots are a must-have for fall, winter, and, depending on where you live, spring. One of the best-known and best-loved manufacturers of sturdy, waterproof boots is L.L. Bean. Is their faithful following deserved? We’ve done the research for you on how well L.L. Bean boots perform in wet, wintry weather. About …

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Honeywell Servus Steel Toe Boots

You cannot have a productive day out on the job site without a comfortable work boot. A quality pair of boots offer you protection from slips, falls, chemicals, cutting and electrical hazards, and flying debris. Boots from Honeywell’s Servus brand help provide all these benefits, and they offer a comfortable option for better arch support. They are also manufactured with premium materials to ensure durability, comfort, and protection. Here’s everything you need to know about …

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Spotlight Series: Authenticity50

We do a lot of research around home goods and the bedding industry, searching for the best brands that are making their products 100% in the USA. While researching bedding and sheets about a year ago, we came across an amazing brand making their sheets from wonderful California grown Supima cotton – Authenticity50. We tested their pillows, sheets, and towels and were immediately hooked. Since testing, I personally bought more, and now Authenticity50 pretty much …

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