Every time I come across the name Goruck, I envision slogging my way through a tough wooded area or climbing challenging hills. There is a reason for that: Goruck sponsors many outdoor challenge events based on special forces training. In fact, the products we’re showcasing today were developed by an ex-Special Forces soldier who knows a thing or two about being in the wilderness and needing gear that is tough and can hold up to the rigors of the elements.
Disclosure: We’ll get a small commission if you buy through the links in this post: Please do!Goruck produces bags that are useable in Baghdad or NYC. The company offers a variety of sizes, most of which are TSA-compliant for overhead storage. The bags have enough storage for a solid weekend away, plenty of compartments for your valuables and a durable outer shell made from 1000 denier CORDURA.Let’s just say that these are some really great heavy duty bags built to carry your stuff and last a lifetime (Puppy is optional).Happy Rucking!
This morning we learned about a new Made-in-USA manufacturer. I say “new,” meaning “new to us,” since the company has been around since 1911.
Disclosure: We’ll get a small commission if you buy through the links in this post: Please do!We try to plan ahead on our purchases, because it can take a little time to find Made-in-America items. That often means purchasing online. But today, we needed a metal bucket right away, so we took our chances at a local store. Luckily, we found a galvanized steel bucket made by Behrens Manufacturing, a company that produces the majority of its products in Winona, Minnesota.
In addition to buckets, they make garbage cans, pans, funnels, watering cans and more.And you’ve probably seen their galvanized steel beverage tubs at parties.If you’re looking for the kind of heavy-duty tubs and tanks used to water livestock, there’s a very similarly-named manufacturer called Behlen, located in Nebraska.
We’ve updated our list of American-made ties, giving you plenty of time to prepare for holiday outings and gift-giving. See it here.
As much as we love rugged canvas coats and leather bomber jackets, they don’t quite cut it if you’re heading to a high-level business meeting. That’s when a classic top coat comes in handy.
Disclosure: We’ll get a small commission if you buy through the links in this post: Please do!The newest Sewn-in-America offering we’ve seen is the Hickey Freeman Classic Fit Wool & Cashmere Top Coat. Made from imported 95% wool, 5% cashmere, it features hidden front-buttons, and one-button cuffs.
Hickey Freeman is a true American heritage brand. It was named for Jeremiah Hickey and Jake Freeman, who founded the company in 1899.
Just in time for the cool weather comes a coat sale for lovers of high quality, American-made outerwear.
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The coat-maker Fleurette was founded in 1949 and is known for its high-quality, tailored styles. All Fleurette coats are designed and manufactured in New York City.As they say on the company website, Fleurette “harkens back to the time when quality was the norm, when output was measured in hundreds, not thousands. Manufactured in a large modern facility, our coats pass through the hands of as many as seventy people before leaving the factory floor. At Fleurette, each coat is still finished by hand …one at a time.”