Briggs and Riley Carry-On Luggage – Durable, classy, and relatively reasonably priced. They’re pretty much the gold standard for roadwarriors and has the most impressive warranty policy of any luggage manufacturer.
Our simple as that guarantee covers the repair of all functional aspects of your Briggs & Riley bag for the life of your bag. Naturally, our warranty does not cover cosmetic wear or cleaning, nor does it cover damage of contents, or the replacement of lost or stolen bags and/or its contents. If your bag or its contents are damaged by an airline and you wish to hold them responsible, we suggest that you file a claim with the carrier before leaving the airport. If you choose not to do this and instead wish for us to repair your bag, we will be happy to do so at no charge.
KitchenAid Mixer – This piece belongs in the product hall of fame – Twelve years, no worries. Basically a drill press with a dough hook. It’s a beast!
Lodge Cast Iron – Tired of skillets warping on you? Learn to cook with/take care of cast iron. No soap; wipe it down with an oiled rag or paper towel after cooking (scrub with salt for messier, stickier jobs). Both of my grandmothers swore by these and I’m starting to see why.
Carbon Steel Skillet – Similar to cast iron in heat retention and durability. Lighter and easier to handle.
Igloo Playmate Cooler – These things are indestructible, I don’t think I’ve ever seen one of these broken. I have one from my father. Still works perfectly
Estwing Sportsman’s Axe – Estwing makes terrific products in general. Solid American company.
SwissGear Backpack – Have had a Victornix backpack for 12 years. It has been subject to constant daily use and as an occasional international travel bag. Besides cosmetic wear and tear, it remains intact and functions well to this day. Needless to say, the build quality is to par with their knives.
Nalgene Water Bottle – These things are DURABLE AF! I’ve literally dropped mine off a mountain and it didn’t break on a 100-foot plus bounce down a steep incline.
Hario Ceramic Coffee Mill – Mechanical. Adjustable. Definitely time tested and even the slight flaw the design had years ago has been corrected in the new ones today. People have sworn by them for decades
Frieling French Press Coffee Maker – Double walled stainless steel for insulation. I couldn’t imagine it getting damaged, but even if it did, they even sell replacement parts.
Le Creuset Dutch Oven – a nice heavy dutch oven another secret weapon for home cooking. It’s great for soups, braises and anything long and slow on a Sunday. When your home is an archeological site they’ll find yours in the rubble.
Miele Vacuum – It’s well-built, simple to use, stores nicely, oddly quiet, but plenty powerful and definitely has a long life.
Weber Original Charcoal Grill – Clean it after using. Disassemble and deep clean a few times a year. Keep it dry and covered. That’s the last grill you’ll ever need to buy.
Rubbermaid Brilliance Tupperware – You’ll never wear it out. You’re more likely to lose it when your friends take potato salad leftovers home from your cookout
Pendleton Yakima Wool Blanket – Amazingly comfortable, versatile and well made. You can use it for car camping, dates on the beach or watching the sunset on a cold evening.
Ironclad Ranchworx Work Gloves – 100% goat skin leather will not dry out or shrink when washed. Features 360 degree EN388 Cut Resistant Level 5 for 100% cut resistant coverage. Kevlar threading reinforced in critical areas for increased seam strength.
Rubbermaid Brute Garbage Can – This outdoor garbage can is incredibly durable and thick and can take a serious beating!
DEWALT Tough System Tool Box – Sturdy, durable and built tough. This tool box will protect anything you put in it and will weather the course of time.