Hands-On Reviews

Buying Guides

We’re passionate about helping men to make better buying decisions. Check out our in-depth, hands-on reviews for all the products and services we’ve tried.

TexTale Review: I Put Their Technical Basics to the Test

By Matt Gulielmi
Casual
Casual
Jack Archer Performance Daily Wear Review

Jack Archer Review: I Tried Their Bestsellers

Finding clothes that fit right and look good is hard. But is Jack Archer’s performance daily wear the answer? I put their bestsellers to the test to find out.

By Matt Gulielmi
Outdoor Clothing
Helly Hansen Review

Helly Hansen Review: I Tested a Few Popular Pieces Outdoors

Helly Hansen has been outfitting explorers since 1877, but is their apparel still any good? Check out my hands-on review of a few popular pieces to find out.

By Matt Gulielmi
Shoes
TAFT Shoes Review- Fitz Loafer and Jack Shoe

TAFT Shoes Review: I Tried Two Popular Styles

Are TAFT’s boldly unique dress shoes all style and no substance? I put their footwear to the test and the results surprised me. Read my honest, hands-on review.

By Joe Niehaus
Casual
Highland Duds Featured

Highland Duds Review: I Tried Their Most Popular Styles

Highland Duds claim to aim for style and quality that doesn’t expire. But are their clothes really any good? We tried some top pieces to put them to the test.

By Matt Gulielmi
Skin Care
Malin+Goetz Shampoo bottle

Malin+Goetz Review: I Tried Their Bestselling Products

Malin+Goetz claims to offer effective products that de-clutter your skin routine. In this review, I tested their bestsellers to see if they live up to the hype.

By Joe Niehaus
Athleisure
Free Fly Apparel Review - Model Wearing Free Fly Bamboo Long Sleeve and Shorts

Free Fly Apparel Review: Is Bamboo Clothing Worth the Hype?

Free Fly claim they’ve found the ultimate answer to comfort with their bamboo-fabric clothing. So I tested some of their best sellers to see if this holds true.

By Joe Niehaus
Gym Wear
Tracksmith Review Model Tying Shoelaces while wearing the Eliot Runner

Tracksmith Review: Can You Go Fast in Style?

Can running clothes feel elite but look casual? Tracksmith things so, and I’ve put some top-selling pieces through their paces to see if they are right. Check out this honest, hands-on Tracksmith review.

By Matt Gulielmi
Watches
Armogan Watches Review Sopraffino Grande and Regalia Side On

Armogan Watches Review: When Modern and Classic Style Combine

I picked up two popular timepieces from vehicle-inspired microbrand, Armogan and put their style, cases, bracelets, and movements to the test. Come dive in.

By Matt Gulielmi
Home
Snow Peak Alpha Breeze Review Erected Alpha Breeze Tent on Grass Outdoors

Snow Peak Alpha Breeze Review: Is This Tent Really the Top Dog?

Coughing up a few hundred bucks for a premium tent is a tough decision. I broke down (and set up) the Alpha Breeze tent from Snow Peak to help you decide on it.

By Joe Niehaus
Workout Gear
Rad Power Bikes RadRunner Plus Review Reviewer Riding RadRunner Plus in California Side View

Rad Power Bikes RadRunner Plus Review: Function Meets Good Old-Fashioned Fun

We picked up Rad Power Bike’s “full-loaded-sidekick”, the RadRunner Plus and rolled it around town for weeks. Come find out if it’s the right ebike for you.

By Savarone Ammann
Casual
Toad and Co Review Model Wearing ToadCo Moonwake Shirt Jacket While Walking Out of Apartment

Hands-On with Toad&Co: The Next Eco-Friendly Menswear Hero?

Toad&Co believe that sustainable fashion is the future. We tested the brand’s bestsellers to find out if their take on it is worthy of your attention.

By Matt Gulielmi
Outdoor Clothing
Smartwool Review Intraknit Merino Thermal Crew on Wooden Background with Tags On

Smartwool Review: Is It Worth the Hike?

I’ve been on the hunt to find better gear to better prepare me for my hikes. Come check out my in-depth Smartwool review to find out if they’re right for you.

By Joe Niehaus
Accessories
Carl Friedrik Palissy Weekend Bag Review Model Holding the Cognac Palissy

Carl Friedrik Palissy Weekend Bag Review: This Is Adulthood

If you’re ready to invest in a quality weekend bag, you’ve embraced adulthood in all its glory. Come find out if the Palissy Weekend Bag is the one to go for.

By Joe Niehaus
Gym Wear
Ten Thousand Review Up Close on Side of Ten Thousand Durable Shirt in Blue

Ten Thousand Review: Workout Gear Goes Hardcore

If you work out a lot, you need gear that can take a beating. Check out my hands-on Ten Thousand review to find out if this pricey apparel is worth it for you.

By Joe Niehaus
Business Casual
Twillory Review Model Wearing Twillory Performance Blazer and LEADER Dress Shirt with Sunglasses

Twillory Review: I Tried Their Most Popular Styles

The days of dressing simply to look good are over. Check out my Twillory review of six of their bestsellers to find out if this performance brand is worth it.

By Matt Gulielmi
Workout Gear
Tempo Move Review Model Athlete Using Tempo Move Pro Barbell While Working Out

Tempo Move Review: A Home Workout System Worth Moving For?

The Tempo Move is an attractive little home workout solution, but does it actually work? Check out my hands-on Tempo Move review to find out.

By William Barton
Gym Wear
Gymshark Review for Men Model Wearing Gymshark Crest Shorts While Working Out

Gymshark Review for Men: I Tried Their Most Popular Styles

Check out my hands-on Gymshark review for my experience with several of their best-selling items so you can decide whether their activewear is right for you.

By William Barton
Casual
Perk Clothing Review Model Walking Down Stairs Wearing Perk Feel Good Chino

Perk Clothing Review: I Tried Their Chinos and Tees

Check out my hands-on Perk Clothing review, where I take a closer look at their 100% Pima cotton chinos and tees to see if they’re really worth all the fuss.

By Matt Gulielmi