How to Wax a Jacket: A Step-By-Step Guide to Waterproof Cotton

Summer’s over, and you head to your closet to bring your favorite waxed canvas jacket back into your rotation. But something’s off. It’s lost some of its sheen since you purchased it and, lo and behold, it doesn’t repel as much water as it used to either. That’s when you realized there’s more to waxed … Read more

Is Waxed Cotton Breathable? Everything You Need to Know

Waxed cotton has been the go-to fabric for waterproof — well, water resistant — clothing for centuries. But is waxed cotton still a good choice in the modern era? Well, yes. Waxed canvas — if cotton is getting waxed it’s usually canvas, sometimes twill, but we’re talking about waxed cotton in general — is pretty … Read more

Is Waxed Cotton Waterproof?

On the face of it, cotton doesn’t have a lot going for it in the waterproof stakes. If you’ve ever been out in a heavy rainstorm wearing only a denim jacket, you will know this to be true. But add wax to cotton, and it’s a game-changer. Cotton is no longer confined to dry weather … Read more

The 7 Best Waxed Jackets For Men In 2022 | Thickest, Coolest, Best Value, and More!

Looking for the best waxed jackets for men in 2022? You’ve come to the right place. Waxed canvas jackets are tough as nails, last forever, and look great — I’d go as far to say that they rival leather jackets as the most rugged, stylish, and masculine item of clothing a guy can wear.  They … Read more

James Bond Style: Reviewing the Rogue Territory Supply Jacket

Can you pull off James Bond’s jacket? I think you can. The Supply Jacket from Rogue Territory has been popular since long before No Time to Die was finally released in 2021: it’s sleek, minimalist, and no frills, unlike most of its competitors. Sure, Barbour and Belstaff have their very famous waxed jackets but they’re British, … Read more

Better Than Filson? Bradley Mountain’s 20-OZ Canvas Backpack Review

I’m a little embarrassed at how badly I wanted this bag. I was salivating over it for months (maybe a year) before finally pulling the trigger, because… it is an investment. But I don’t know if I own a cooler backpack. Do I own more “functional” backpacks? Sure. Do I own more “modern” bags? Certainly. But … Read more

Pack Animal’s Rally Pack Review: Old School Materials Meet Modern Design

With easily the coolest name for a backpack company I’ve ever heard, Pack Animal’s mission is to combine the best of pricy-but-not-always-functional heritage backpacks, cool-but-overbuilt technical backpacks, and trendy-but-not-that-tough fashion backpacks. All of that comes together with their flagship, waxed twill, roll top Rally Pack.  The design is eye catching but their commercials, which lean … Read more

The Best Value Waxed Jacket Is Flint and Tinder’s Trucker Jacket

With over a thousand reviews, this is Huckberry’s most popular jacket and one of, if not the most popular American made waxed jackets there is. The company that makes it isn’t the oldest — Flint and Tinder, an inhouse brand of Huckberry, was founded less than ten years ago — but with savvy marketing and … Read more

Jack Ryan’s Backpack: Why I Love the Filson Journeyman (Review)

If you’ve watched any of my videos, then you already know that I am a very basic white dude. As such, I watched the Amazon Prime series Jack Ryan and pretty quickly, right in the first few minutes of the first episode, I was wondering who made that very nice, casual-but-CIA-office-friendly backpack he was wearing. … Read more