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Rain Jackets, Explained

For an incredibly simple concept — keeping you dry — rain jackets have evolved into awfully complicated products. Air flow rates, water pressure resistance, durable water repellent coatings, hard shells, soft shells…the list of technical terms goes on. Here’s what they all mean and how you can use them to find the… » 6/16/15 12:08pm 6/16/15 12:08pm

Buying Guide: Gear for Better Coffee

Good coffee tastes amazing, can be a great comfort, and is fun and easy to make well with the right tools. Coffee is also good for you, having been shown to make you smarter, help you lose weight, keep you alive longer and kickstart your exercise routine. Today we’re going to knock down coffee’s barrier to entry by… » 4/16/15 3:15pm 4/16/15 3:15pm

The Ultimate Guide To Amazon Prime Benefits

Amazon has added so many benefits to Prime that they’ve become hard to keep track of, so we’re rounding them up for you, and will update this post as new ones roll out. Sadly, we can’t list drone delivery as a perk just yet.http://www.amazon.com/Amazon-Prime-O... » 1/23/15 3:17pm 1/23/15 3:17pm

The NFL Will Fine Alex Smith For Wearing A San Francisco Giants Cap

Alex Smith grew up in La Mesa, outside San Diego, so it's not a surprise he used to wear a Padres cap at postgame press conferences. But Alex Smith used to be terrible, so something had to change. Last year, in the midst of a successful season, he switched to a Giants cap and used it as a good luck charm, donning it… » 9/19/12 5:30pm 9/19/12 5:30pm

Instead Of Nike Gear, Egypt Gave Its Olympic Athletes Chinese Knockoffs

One of the most basic roles of a nation's Olympic committee is to outfit its athletes: clothes, bags, training gear, all that good stuff. Someone at the Egyptian Olympic Committee appears to have outsourced that responsibility to the lowest bidder, because all 117 Egyptian Olympians were given counterfeit Nike gear.… » 7/25/12 3:25pm 7/25/12 3:25pm