Chrome Industries Pawn and Orlov 2.0: Impressions

Chrome Industries recently released updated versions (2.0 they call it) of their popular Orlov (30L) and Pawn (42L) backpacks that were discontinued some years back. I fondly remember using a coral-colored Pawn back in my undergrad college days. I could bring everything I needed for the day--plus room to spare--without anything getting wet during a…

Efficiency Supply Notebooks: Review of a Field Notes Alternative

Field Notes is a well-established brand of pocket notebooks that many people have as part of their daily carry. I've carried their Kraft graph paper version for a few years now and used it for just about everything; shopping lists, personal memos, doodling, etc. Carrying one in the back pocket never seemed right to me.…

Warby Parker: Eye and Sun Glasses Review

I didn't grow up wearing glasses. My eye sight was 20/20 and I wore baseball caps nearly everyday in the summer. Once I got to my junior year of college, I started complaining about the tiny scribbling of self-aggrandizing professors who were too cold to care for proper penmanship. Turns out my eye sight was…

Fortify by Fight the New Drug: Review

Fight the New Drug (FTND) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to spread awareness on the dangers of pornography, explain pornography addiction, and help those who are addicted to pornography. After establishing a well visited Web site and blog, along with amassing a large following of supporters (known as Fighters), the organization launched a…