Useful in a wide variety of situations from camping to self defense, an outstanding knife belongs in every man's toolkit. The Kershaw Ken Onion Red Blur Folding Knife ($55) fits the bill nicely. Measuring only 4.5-inches when closed, the Kershaw features a 3-3/8-inch 440A stainless steel blade with a "SpeedSafe" design. Although it's not a switchblade (which is illegal in most places), it works very much like one. Push the thumb-stud on the blade past the handle, and the torsion bar takes over, springing the knife open smoothly where it locks into position. The handle is made of red anodized aluminum with Trac-Tec. There's a completely black model ($54) as well as a Tactical version ($60) which features a partially serrated Tanto blade. Just be careful peeling that apple.
When it comes to handy and safe pocket knives, the Buck Redpoint Knife ($36) is at the top of the list. Continuing Buck's 100+ year legacy of knife-making, the Redpoint has it all, from the SafeSpin technology which allows easy one-handed opening and closing of the knife without touching the blade to the durable grip that makes for better usability in any weather conditions.
When you slap on deodorant each day, you don't think much about how it affects your body. But since your skin absorbs around 60% of what you put on it, it might be worth considering. Oars + Alps uses aluminum-free, natural ingredients sourced from the arctic circle for all their products, including this deodorant. And unlike other natural deodorants, they are alcohol and glycol free. So you're free of potentially harmful toxins while smelling fresh and keeping dry.
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The result of three years of research and millions of data points, the Casper Wave is a breakthrough in mattress design. Underneath its handsome exterior, you'll find the new, proprietary Natural Geometry System. It uses five layers of foam to mimic the natural contours of your body at 36 specific points, adjusting naturally to your shoulders and hips without sacrificing support, and keeping your spine properly aligned. Like the original, it uses open-cell foams to keep you cool at night. Designed and assembled in the USA.
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Finally, a modern Leatherman multi-tool that you'll actually want to carry every day. Based on the popular Skeletool, the Leatherman Freestyle ($36-$48; May 09) is a compact, lightweight pocket tool with just the essentials — a knife (with an outside-accessible blade) and pliers (with wire cutters). The small but powerful multi-tool folds up to be about the size of a pack of gum, weighs in at only 4.5 ounces, and comes in two models — the Freestyle with 420HC straight/serrated combo blade and the Freestyle CX with 154CM straight blade. Both have stainless steel bodies with Zytel or carbon fiber (CX) handle inserts.