Single Edge Safety Razor 2.0

The most minimal shave experience just got better with the Single Edge Safety Razor 2.0. The second iteration of the popular razor boasts a sleek injection molded stainless steel body that sports but a single blade, shaving at the surface of your skin without pulling hairs up before cutting like multiple blade cartridge do and thus minimizing irritation and ingrown hair. Three shave settings governed by three interchangeable heads let you customize the shave from mild (for sensitive skin or cutting short beards) to aggressive (for wiry hair or longer beards). Blade loading is super simple too thanks to compatibility with thrifty side-loading injector blades that you can buy straight from Single Edge or even Amazon, and the razor comes in stainless or black, the latter created using an ultra-durable Physical Vapor Deposition coating nuanced in either matte or jet black.

Find it at Kickstarter – $60+

GET IT: $60+


Upright Go Posture Trainer

Positive thinking is unlikely to do much for fixing your horrendous posture, most notably that screen slouch you’ve been unable to shed for probably decades. A bit of consistent and controlled nagging, on the other hand, just might. The Upright Go Posture Trainer ($69) tracks and aids you in correcting it by sticking to your upper back using reusable double-sided soft stickers, each good for about two or three weeks of regular use, and not only tracks your upper back/neck posture but also vibrates to let you know how you’re doing in real time. The idea is that over a few weeks, and with many nudges to correct your posture, your back muscles will get stronger and hold you straight without much conscious effort. It also of course also continues working while standing, resists sweat and water, lasts for about two days worth of use on a charge, and switches from training mode to tracking only mode — which won’t vibrate, but still keeps tabs on your posture in the app — with just a tap. It’s worth mentioning that we’re been toying with the Go’s predecessor, the Upright Pro, so more on that shortly.

Find it at Kickstarter – $69

GET IT: $69

BodySports & Outdoors


Perhaps we’re getting old, but lip balms have become a mainstay component of our everyday carries. Regardless, we can’t help but feel a little self conscious when we’re using anything that comes from a lipstick-shaped tube, and so Hudsalve is the perfect stand-in. Good enough for Swedish military use, Hudsalve is dependable skin protection in a rugged-looking drab green tube that works just as well on lips as it does on the rest of your face, or on hands, elbows, feet, and whatever else needs shielding from dry, frigid winds. Hell, some even use it to condition boots, oil bike chains, or to grease pans, the latter which sounds all the more reasonable after mulling over its peanut oil and beeswax-rich ingredient list.

Find it at Cool Material’s Shop – $8

GET IT: $8


Vincent Bartender’s Hand Salve

You don’t need to work a bar to appreciate Vincent Bartender’s Hand Salve. This waterproof moisturizer protects your hands throughout the day lasting up to four hours per application — or through several hand washings. Bartenders and others working in the kitchen will particularly appreciate the fact that it’s non-greasy, making handling wet tools or glasses less precarious, and since it’s unscented it won’t impart handled foods or drinks with any undesired flavors. The small pocket-sized tin only makes it easier to pocket and always have on your person.

Grab a tin at Amazon – $9 [via]

GET IT: $9


Pacific Shaving Co. Single-Use Shaving Cream Minis

Lets face it: individual pod formats of products like dishwasher soap and laundry detergent are here to stay. So may as well embrace Pacific Shaving Co’s Single-Use Shaving Cream Minis. While they force you to use a preselected amount of product rather than winging it yourself from a traditional can of shaving cream, these water-soluble pods — which dissolve in your hands with a bit of water and friction — are more likely to actually save some money for the overly-enthusiastic latherer. They’re also much more convenient for travel without needing to guesstimate if your last travel-sized shaving cream bottle still has enough left inside: just count the numbers of times you’re likely to shave and pack that many pods.

Learn more at Pacific Shaving Co. – $8

GET IT: $8


Duke Cannon Solid Cologne

Just because it’s handy whilst travelling doesn’t mean it’s any less convenient for day to day use at home. Duke Cannon’s Solid Cologne is a mess-less way to spruce up on the go without having to lug a tiny bottle of around, with 1.5 ounces of concentrated cologne balm contained in a compact rectangular tin container that’ll last quite awhile even if you really lay it on. Scents include Air, Land, and Sea, each fresher than the last.

Check them out at Duke Cannon – $25

GET IT: $25


Care/of Vitamins & Supplements

Sifting through copious amounts of scientific literature — not to mention supplement-packed pharmacy isles — discourages most from both learning about and using natural products correctly. Care/of aims to help you make enlightened decisions regarding vitamins and natural supplements thanks to gentle guidance towards a combination of products suited to your specific needs as opposed to those of some arbitrary, average human. Their site first asks you roughly five minutes worth of questions to get a feel for what you might benefit from. Then, their algorithm suggests a personalized combination of daily supplements along with more detailed information on each one, an honest scientific analysis of the backing literature (ranging from emerging to very strong research depending on the supplement), and traceability with regards to harvesting and production practices. The end product is a good looking box that ships to your home every month and comes with thirty sachets, each filled with one day’s worth of vitamins and supplements.

Learn more at Care/of – $20+ per month

GET IT: $20+/month


Hubble Contact Lenses

Lack of competition means contact lenses pretty much cost their weight in gold. But now wearers of dailies finally have another option: Hubble Contact Lenses. Partnering with Taiwanese St. Shine, an FDA-approved contact lens manufacturer who’s been in the game for over two decades, Hubble’s lenses are made of a high-grade methafilcon A hydrogel that’s UV shielding and boasts a thin edge for long lasting comfort and sharp vision. Since they sell straight to you there’s no middleman to jack up the price, costing just $30 a month for a subscription of dailies or $264 a year. If you’re skeptical the first trial box is free, minus three bucks shipping.

Subscribe at Hubble Contacts – $30 for a month worth of dailies

GET IT: $30


Hone Type 15 Razor

Overbuilt but definitely not over-designed, Hone’s Type 15 Razor is a minimalist’s dream. All three main parts are CNC machined of either lightweight aluminum or heftier brass, the former in either a classic silver or black anodized finish for longevity. Models of both metals are nicely balanced and are so precisely cut they almost look as if they were sculpted from the same one piece. The aluminum one comes either with a standard 85mm handle or a longer 100mm one and won’t develop a patina like the raw brass, though they’re both compatible with standard safety razor blades and make your morning shave something to look forward to.

Learn more at Hone Shaving – roughly $85 (aluminum) to $143 (brass)


Big Red No.88 Beard Combs

Forget plastic. Big Red’s No.88 Beard Combs are made of stainless steel that’s sandblasted on its faces and polished, on its edges, to a shiny mirror-like finish. The No.88 Lite is made of nothing but stainless steel, though the two models shown both feature Rosewood scales as their handles, differing only in width of tooth pattern to accommodate either thicker or finer beard hair — and to bring them some much-needed order. Plus an integrated bottle opener behind the comb makes carrying yours daily a no-brainer.

Find them at Big Red Beard Combs – $38 to $54


Whistler Wash Co Wash & Shampoo

Unless you’re a chemist, there are too many ingredients in most skincare products to keep track of. For that reason Whistler Wash Co subs in high-performing natural alternatives extracted from eucalyptus, baobab, cucumber, juniper, and sea kelp, amongst others, to clean, hydrate, and repair skin in their washes, shampoos, and face & body soap bars. The wash also produces a cooling sensation post-shower and both smell like a mix of campfire and cut grass — a notable improvement over traditional artificial scents.

Learn more at Whistler Wash Co (or grab some free here, just pay S&H) – $18+


Harry’s Lip Balm

We’ll (sometimes reluctantly, sometimes eagerly) admit that lip balm has recurring spot in our everyday carry. Harry’s Lip Balm takes the brand’s face care know-how and infuses it into a pocketable stick that protects your kisser from the elements. Shea butter provides lasting hydration without much unwanted sheen while an sun protection to SPF 15 shields your lips from the sun. And since it gives off a peppermint-like cooling sensation you’re further incentivized to keep re-applying, making it work even better.

Learn more at Harry’s – $9 for three


Dyson Supersonic Hairdryer

First they made vacuums. Then hand dryers, bladeless fans, and air purifiers. So in a way the advent of the Dyson Supersonic Hairdryer is barely surprising considering the company specializes in moving air powerfully. A 13-blade propeller within the handle is spun at up to 110,000 rpm and sits on a rubber mount, reducing vibrations and producing just one inaudible frequency to make the hairdryer far quieter than all others. Sensors monitor air 20 times per second as it flows upwards to control temperatures and to prevent burn damage to hair. Couple this to Dyson’s Air Multiplier technology and you’ve got a hairdryer that’s smaller, better balanced, and dries hair quickly and safely, all without being deafeningly loud.

Read more at Dyson – $400