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Dixxon Supply x Brownells Flannel Shirts

Monday, March 15th, 2021

Brownells teamed with Dixxon Supply to offer a flannel shirt. This classic two pocket design is made from Dixxon’s signature D-Tech™ poly blend fabric that is soft but also breathable AND durable. It resists shrinking and wrinkling and doesn’t need ironing. It features the Dixxon and Brownells tag inside the shirt and the Brownells Tag on left chest pocket.

Available in a wide variety of sizes including tall lengths.

SUDSKI Shower Drink Holder

Sunday, January 10th, 2021

Since many of us have taken to day drinking during the pandemic, the shower drink holder’s day has finally come.

Sized to fit a standard 12 oz can, the SUDSKI Shower Drink Holder is made from antibacterial silicone with drain holes at the bottom, and sticks to the side of your shower.

Even better, it comes in a three pack. My shower isn’t big enough for three participants, so I guess I’ll have to put one in every shower.

Toyota Unveils Ultimate Overlanding Rig: The TRD-Sport Trailer

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2020

When in Tow Behind Your Favorite Toyota Truck or SUV, This Concept Trailer Packs Just About Everything You’ll Ever Need

PLANO, Texas (December 21, 2020) – Toyota, a brand known for its deep off-roading roots and rugged reliability, today unveiled the TRD-Sport Trailer, a creative ‘basecamp’ solution concept vehicle allowing overlanding explorers to quickly set up camp and then continue on their remote adventure.

In a challenging 2020, Toyota opted for a two-wave strategy to celebrate pure performance, both on and off road, and the TRD-Sport Trailer helps anchor the company’s second wave of SEMA builds. Toyota previously unveiled four builds in its wave one presentation at SEMA360, held Nov. 2, 2020.

“Overlanding has been picking up steam for quite some time, but 2020 just put it over the top,” said Ed Laukes, group vice president – Toyota Division Marketing. “Given Toyota’s solid off-road credentials and reputation, we thought it would be really cool to create the ultimate overlanding companion to our pickup and SUV lineup.”

Overlanding is an extremely popular and growing trend, providing adventures in a year when many have faced challenges taking traditional vacations. The TRD-Sport Trailer’s inspiration began when Bob Kupina, Senior Program Manager, Toyota Motor North America Research and Development, saw a trailer made from a Toyota Tacoma at the Overland Expo WEST in Flagstaff, Arizona. Kupina and team got the ball rolling with a cool base concept, but then Toyota turned to Marty Schwerter and the team at Motorsports Garage to take the concept to the next level… and beyond.

Toyota really saw the Tacoma bed as a perfect overlanding platform. It’s well built and offers a lot of space, giving the ability to take things to the extreme. All the while, the plan was to make the best use of the available space, adding all the creature comforts while maintaining a low center of gravity and a great approach angle.

The TRD-Sport Trailer features a scissor-lift that raises an innovative rigid platform several feet out of the bed. There’s a Yakima four-person tent with an awning and fly fishing-pole holders, a custom-built toilet and trash can, a refrigerator, a hot water heater, a shower with curtain, a generator, an Optima Yellow Top battery, a 16-gallon fresh water reservoir tank, a 15-gallon grey water holding tank, and a slide-out sink and stove. And that’s just for starters!

Schwerter worked closely with partners Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s to make sure the TRD-Sport Trailer was properly equipped with important outdoor gear like fishing poles, tackle and nets; waders and wading boots; coffee mugs, cookware, and other essentials. When fully deployed, the TRD-Sport Trailer creates a campsite with ample room, and to illuminate the surroundings the team added multiple RIGID A-Series Accessory LED Lights that pack a powerful punch while drawing an extremely low amount of power. When lower light is needed, say for star gazing, explorers can switch to lower-level lighting thanks to multiple Yakima SunBelt light strips.

The package rolls on TRD Pro wheels fitted with General Grabber X3 285/70/17 rubber. Cripwerx Engineering assisted with the build, and KC’s Paint Shop painted the creation using BASF paint mixed to match the Tacoma’s OEM Cement Gray color and added custom graphics provided by The Decal Source.

All the TRD-Sport Trailer’s conveniences allow explorers to extend their adventures in comfort. The end result is an overlanding multi-tool that pairs perfectly with Toyota’s pickup and SUV lineup.

Gilson X GI Joe Skis and Snowboards

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2020

Granted, it’s the 80s, cartoony version of GI Joe and not the classic 12″ version, but hey, knowing is half the battle, or something like that.

At any rate, snow sports company Gilson has introduced a line of skis and snowboards emblazoned with iconic Joe images.


Cobra Commander

Snake Eyes

Storm Shadow

You can also select a Team Joe or Cobra T-shirt.

The Gilson Hybrid-Camber Snowboard is blunted 3cm in the nose and 3cm in the tail, which makes the board measure a full 6cm shorter than their freestyle model.

The 99mm ski model is the All Mountain Ski which is the Best Selling Ski in the history of Gilson Snow.

Saxx – 2N1 New Frontier Shorts

Sunday, August 9th, 2020

I’ve been wearing Saxx boxer briefs for several years. They are extremely comfortable. I just ran across their 2N1 New Frontier Shorts which have integrated their Ballpark Pouch into shorts. Now, you can go commando without that swing.

Constructed from a moisture wicking fabric, Saxx has integrated their Ballpark Pouch crotch into the design. Your fellas will thank you in hot weather. I know mine do.

Offered in waist sizes 30-38 odd and even. Colors are Clay Heather (seen), Black Heather and Navy Heather.

Hasbro Presents – GI Joe Cartoons Live on Youtube

Tuesday, July 21st, 2020

If you grew up saying “knowing is half the battle” then you’ll appreciate that Hasbro is running full episodes of the GI Joe cartoon series on YouTube.

Freedom Hill Gear Announces ShiftAR Shift Pegs for Harley Davidson Motorcycles

Thursday, July 9th, 2020

Gilsum NH – Freedom Hill Gear, a veteran-owned company, is proud to announce the official release of their new ShiftAR® shift pegs for Harley Davidson® motorcycles. The ShiftAR® is a crossover product which replaces the standard shifter pegs with an actual A2 flash hider commonly used on M16, M4, and AR15-type rifles. The patent-pending ShiftAR® uses a custom adapter to thread the flash hider into the Harley shifter, and will accept any other ½ x 28-thread muzzle device for added customization.

Freedom Hill Gear owner Robin Oke explained the inspiration for the ShiftAR®, “A few years back I broke a peg on my Harley – it wasn’t the first time but I wanted it to be the last. While I was working in my garage, I noticed a few old takeoff AR-15 Birdcages laying on the workbench and decided to make those my new pegs. After years of hearing people tell me they wanted a set (and a good buddy kicking me in the ass) I decided to put them into production”.

Oke chose the A2 as a matter of practicality as the closed-bottom of the flash hider puts less wear on the rider’s boot. The use of an original mil-std crush washer allows the rugged flash hider to be properly positioned. “It’s had a tremendous appeal to veterans who want to add a memento of their service to their ride, as well as with supporters of the Second Amendment”, Oke concluded.

The ShiftAR® package includes: (1) ShiftAR® Peg Adapter, CNC Machined Carbon Steel with Black Cerakote finish, (1) Mil-Spec A2 Flash Hider with Nitride finish and (1) Mil-Std crush washer. Available at and select Harley Davidson® dealerships.

MFT Unveils Drinkware! Just in Time for Father’s Day!

Friday, June 12th, 2020

I love the drinkware Mission First Tactical has for Father’s Day.

They have two styles, Flip Top and Tumbler, but it’s the paint jobs on the flip tops that got me.

Choose from M18 Smoke, M7 A3 CS Gas and a 155mm shell transport tube as well as an MFT design featuring their most popular logos from over the years.

-4 hours hot / 9 hours cold
-Double Walled
-Triple Insulated
-Sweat Proof
-18/8 Stainless Steel
-BPA & Toxin Free
-Dishwasher Safe/ Handwash recommended
-Base color is a rugged powder coat, design is screen printed and will show patina with use just like in real life, adding a custom badass look over time.

16 oz Flip Top MSRP $24.95
20 oz Tumbler MSRP $29.95