Drew Prindle

Drew Prindle

Drew is our resident tech nerd. He’s spent most of his life trying to be James Bond, so naturally he’s developed an unhealthy obsession with cutting-edge gadgets, top-shelf liquor, and well-timed puns. When he’s not composing articles for TheManual and DigitalTrends, Drew prefers to spend his time on the outskirts of Portland, buried in neck-deep powder at Mt. Hood.
Articles
Fashion & Style

You’re Hanging Your Sweaters Wrong. Here’s How To Do it Correctly

sweaters are heavier and more elastic than most other articles of clothing you've got in your closet, so when you toss them on a hanger, they tend to sag and stretch out around the shoulder area. But not to worry; we've got the lowdown on a…
Food & Drink

2Bar’s Small-Barrel Bourbon Tastes Like a 12-Year After Just a Few Months

Ever have one of those awkward moments where you think she's 18, but come to find out she's waaay younger? I mean, I'm usually a pretty good at judging age, but a couple weekends ago I experienced this exact situation -- with a bottle of…
Food & Drink

Swill: This Aloe Vera Booze is The Best Thing We’ve Tasted in Months

When you think of aloe vera, you probably don't think about eating it -- let alone drinking it. It's great for sunburns and looks great in a pot on your windowsill, but very few people ever think to put it in a drink. And that's a damn…
Living

The Smoker: Portland’s Best-Kept St. Paddy’s Day Secret

Warm whiskey; chanting; a smoke ring breaking apart as it lands gently on the table; a fleck of sweat knocked loose by a well-placed uppercut. Here's how we celebrated St. Patrick's Day in Portland.
Food & Drink

Swill: Gompers Pear-Infused Gin is Absurdly Delicious

I came across a new dram that completely blew my mind this past weekend: Gompers Small Batch American Gin. Go out and find a bottle of it -- it's unlike any gin you've ever tasted before.
Living

Skip the Gold Apple Watch: Here’s 9 Better Ways to Blow $17,000

$17K for a "watch" that will be obsolete in three years? No thank you. There are far better ways to spend that money. Here's ten of them:
Living

The Cheapskate’s Guide to Buying Awesome Outdoor Gear

As an avid outdoorsman who also happens to be a cheapskate, I've developed a pretty great system for getting excellent outdoor gear on the cheap -- and i'm here now to share a few of my methods with you
Food & Drink

This Bar Cart from Moore & Giles is Pure Swank

Do you need a bar cart? Probably not. Do you want one? Honestly, we have no idea -- but after seeing this collab from Moore & Giles and Jim Meehan, you probably will. Just look at this thing. We're not sure we've ever seen such a gorgeous…
Food & Drink

Swill: Problem Solver IPA Claims to Boost your Creativity With Booze

You've probably heard about people knocking back a few drinks to forget about their problems, but what about using alcohol to help you solve problems? Sounds counterintuitive, but a recently-published study gives credence to the idea, and…
Food & Drink

Swill: Drinking Beer from Concentrate, For Science

Beer made from concentrate sounds like a horrible idea. So we tried it (for science!) and now we're here to report back and share the experience with you guys. Hit the jump to hear how it went!
Fashion & Style

Keep Your Feet Happy with Muji’s Right Angle Socks

The socks you're wearing right now probably aren't uncomfortable by any means, but once you slip on a pair of Muji's ingenious Right Angle Socks, you'll notice the difference.
Food & Drink

We Made Some High Quality Whiskey Gifs, Because The Internet Didn’t Have Enough

After clicking around for a bit, we discovered that the Internet has a disturbing lack of high-quality whiskey gifs, so we took the liberty of making some for you to gawk at. Enjoy!
Grooming

Dovo Shavette is part straight razor, part disposable

To some, taking care of a straight razor is a beautiful, zen-like ceremony that slows down the ritual of shaving and brings back a sort of intimacy that modern shaving techniques have abandoned. To others, it's a time-wasting pain in the…
Food & Drink

Meet Brewie: The World’s First Fully Automated Brewing Machine

Brewie makes it easy to brew beer at home by automating the entire process, but also gives you complete control over all the different brewing parameters, so you still have a high degree of creative freedom.
Food & Drink

Celebrate Burns Night With These Scotch-Based Cocktails

Need a good excuse to drink copious amounts of scotch on a Sunday night? We've got you covered. January 25th marks the traditional Scottish holiday Burns Night -- a celebration of the country's most renowned poet, Robert Burns.
Food & Drink

Whiskey-Scented Blankets? Whiskey-Scented Blankets

Through miracles of modern science, Jonnie Walker and Harris Tweed have devised a way to produce textiles that smell like whiskey. Forever. Seriously, even after being washed. Hit the jump for details!
Living

Check Out This Mesmerizing Video of a Beretta Shotgun Being Made

Ever wondered how a shotgun is made? Take a peek at this awesome video from Beretta. It follows the manufacture of one of the company's premium shotguns from start to finish in beautiful detail.
Living

Tech Essentials for the Modern Man

We've put together a quick list of tech essentials for the modern man.
Food & Drink

Rogue’s Sriracha Flavored Stout is Absolutely Disgusting

Swill is our bi-monthly column dedicated to liquor, wine, beer, and every other delicious dram that falls under the broader umbrella of booze. But it’s more than just tasting notes scribbled on a cocktail napkin — Swill is about getting…
Living

This Board + Backcountry Powder = Pure Joy

There are few sensations in this world that can compare to the feeling of floating through an untouched waist-deep powder stash on a crisp winter morning. Doing it on skis or a snowboard is one thing, but doing it on a board designed…
Food & Drink

Swill: Five Barrel-Aged Gins You Need to Try

Swill is our bi-monthly column dedicated to liquor, wine, beer, and every other delicious dram that falls under the broader umbrella of booze. But it’s more than just tasting notes scribbled on a cocktail napkin — Swill is about getting…
Food & Drink

The Manual’s Liquor-Laden Gift Guide for Booze Enthusiasts

Ernest Hemingway once said "Write drunk; edit sober," and we thought it only fitting to follow such brilliant advice while putting together a holiday hooch guide. Know somebody who likes booze? Get them one of the things on this list…
Food & Drink

The Neat Ice Kit will Take Your Cocktail Game to the Next Level

If you're looking to elevate your cocktail mixing game and move beyond amateur status, you need to learn how to make good ice. Nine times out of ten those cubes that come out of your freezer taste funky, and muddle the flavor of your…