Ski Season Preview: Ski Gear Buyer’s Guide

Despite the heatwave hitting the East Coast, it really is winter in some places. This year's Ski Gear Buyer's Guide is a collection of our favorite pieces for everything from chasing deep storms, to looking like a pro even if you're just on…

Ski Season Preview: Avanet

The record breaking El Niño is already dumping huge amounts of at ski resorts across the west. Whether you're a diehard powder hound, or simply a water starved Californian, this is good news for everyone. However, with monster storms comes…

Gather Around the Water Cooler: It’s Time to Recap the Weekend in Sports

Army football team honors victims of Paris attacks: November 13th was a day that will never be forgotten by France and the rest of the world. Terrorists claimed the lives of 129 people in a series of senseless attacks at restaurants, the…

Grooming Guru: Howard Brauner of Beard Guyz

Beards are his business.

Ski Season Preview: Under Armour

Under Armour's push into winter action sports has been quietly growing for a few seasons. They have rebuilt winter focused apparel from the skin out, and the results are a set of top notch base, mid, and outer layers for every skier and…

Ski Season Preview: Salomon MTN Collection

Our experience testing the Salomon MTN Collection this year while testing some the skis, boots, and apparel at Alta Ski Resort in Utah has us convinced that Salomon has once again pushed the boundaries of what is possible in the mountains…

Ski Season Preview: Eddie Bauer Custom Down

Eddie Bauer's Storm Down sets a standard. With a DWR treated shell and 800-fill hydrophobic down, their Microtherm Hooded Jacket has been our go to mid layer for quite a few ski seasons. Now that they've added a customizable option, this…

Ski Season Preview: Voormi Core Construction

Voormi's model of locally sourced wool, jobs in the mountain towns, and new waterproof technology is poised to upend the outerwear market. Whether yiou're in the market for serious baselayers or a full blown technical wool ski jacket…

Ski Season Preview: Cape Productions

In this age of GoPro edits, every day spent on the snow is a chance for that perfect sunset pow shot. We discovered Cape Productions while looking for better ways to film on the mountain this year, and we hope that their professional drone…
Food & Drink

Booker’s Bourbon and the “Oven Buster Batch”

Booker's Bourbon has released their fourth limited edition small batch whiskey of 2015. This time around, its the "Oven Buster Batch." As you can probably guess, there's a story behind the name.

Byredo Bottled Basketball Superstar Russell Westbrook

This is probably the best eau de athlete ever created.

Grooming Sets Are a No-Brainer Father’s Day Gift

Spoil a dad, any dad with these killer kits.
Fashion & Style

WEEKEND READY – Memorial Day Weekend

The unofficial kick-off to summer is upon us, and we here at The Manual wanted to inspire your Memorial Day Weekend. From a trip to the beach, or hanging at the pool, to a grillin’ staycation, we’ve put together a few options for what…

Hi-Fi Corner: Don’t let the cuteness fool you, this little amp has tons of talent

This compact amplifier has a turntable input, Bluetooth, headphone amp, and enough power to drive speakers with real authority. Also, it's totally cute.

Brush Your Teeth Better With Quip

Get well designed toothbrushes that thoroughly clean your teeth delivered to your door every three months.


Valentine's Day is just a few days away - and while you're panicking about what to get your girlfriend or wife, you totally forgot about the most important woman in your life. Your mom. Way to go. Well now that you're feeling guilty - we're…

Throttle Jockey: Standard appeal

In the mid-80s, a call went out from riders for a return of the “standard” motorcycle; a regular, low-cost bike that could be used for running errands or, with the addition of some inexpensive accessories, could cross the country, just…

Pack the Perfect Holiday Dopp Kit

The holidays are notoriously stressful. All that quality family time, inevitable last minute gift buying, being in the airport or on the road for the busiest travel days…packing for winter break shouldn’t be on your list of concerns…
Fashion & Style

EFM Engineered For Motion – From Bike to Boardroom

When the holidays hit us each year, we’re on the go from, planes, trains and automobiles. But what about bikes, skateboards, or snowboards? EFM Engineered For Motion, a radically engineered new menswear brand, understands the way we live…

The Norman: Tel Aviv’s Newest Boutique Hotel

Step back in time to the 1920s at The Norman next time you go to Tel Aviv, Israel. This new boutique hotel combines the glamour of that area with contemporary elegance. Situated just a ten-minute walk from the city’s storied beaches and…
Fashion & Style

Introducing Portuguese Flannel

Now that we find ourselves at the tail end of summer, the urge for a sumptuous flannel shirt has resurfaced. Right now, it’s the beautifully crafted versions from new brand Portuguese Flannel that we’re really interested in. The brand…