Cutting grass is a common chore, yet few folks who claim to live "green" realize their gas mower puts out more pollution in an hour than several cars combined. The Sunlawn EM-2 Electric Mower ($380) is powered by two easily replaceable 12-volt SLA batteries that let the mower run for more than a full hour on a single charge. Its seven-blade cutting system keeps your lawn looking great, and the relatively silent operation lets you mow at any hour without disturbing the neighbors.
It's always great to find something that has literally hundreds of uses (even if it is named something like this). Jig-A-Loo ($7 at Home Depot stores) is an invisible, odorless, stain-free, lubricant and water repellent that'll take care of just about any job around the house. Invented in Quebec in 1958, this miracle spray is now available in the states for the first time. It works on wood, metal, leather, most plastics and tons of other surfaces. Not to sound like an infomercial, but it lubricates, prevents rust and freeze, waterproofs, de-squeaks and just makes things operate smoother.
Protein bars usually contain as much sugar as a doughnut and have an ingredient list that requires a doctorate to pronounce. RXBARs are different. With no more than eight ingredients, each bar contains real, whole foods and delivers 12g of quality protein without any added sugar. At the core of every bar is a mixture of egg whites, fruits, and nuts — which they print right on the front of the package — and each of their 12 flavors are gluten-, soy-, and dairy-free. Our favorites are Chocolate Sea Salt, Blueberry, and Peanut Butter, but we recommend starting with the best seller pack, which comes with six of their top selling flavors. Keep a few of these in your gym bag, office drawer, and kitchen pantry for when you need a snack and resist the urge to scarf a candy bar.
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Most guys dread the thought of clothes shopping and dread the thought of having to try clothes on at a store even more. With Mott & Bow, you can say goodbye to that painful process, and still get a well designed, great fitting pair of premium jeans. Mott & Bow is all about comfort and quality. They use different types of denim from left-hand weave Italian denim for extreme softness (seriously, they're really soft) to 4-way stretch denim for optimal flexibility. Mott & Bow cuts out the middleman and sells directly to you so they can sell their jeans at half the price of jeans of the same quality. They will also ship you two waist sizes at no extra charge to make sure you get the right fit — just send back the pair that doesn't fit at no additional cost. Finally, you can afford premium denim that fits without an awkward trip to a department store. And keep an eye out, as several new styles are on the way in 2018.
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When we were younger, cordless screwdrivers weren't good for much except putting together toys. Now they are actual tools, tools like the Bosch PS10-2 I-Driver ($140). This 10.8-volt beast features an articulating head that locks in five positions through 90 degrees, advanced "litheon" battery technology, and an electronic clutch. Plus, it comes with two batteries, a 30-minute charger, carrying case, and two bits.
Ever tried to use a multi-tool with just one hand? It's not exactly easy. Gerber is trying to change that with the Flik Multi-Plier ($110). The Flik packs V-cut wire cutters, a saw, and more, all outside the handles, and most can be used one-handed. Plus, Gerber's patented Saf.T.Plus system makes sure the tools stay in place when in use, keeping you safe when on the job.