The Warmest Wool Blankets Of 2019

Wool is the warmest blanket material, especially wool from animals who live in cold terrains. Wool is a natural material that includes a crimp, which helps to hold in more heat than a material with an open weave. It also provides natural insulation.

The Best Men’s Yak Wool Clothes For 2019

Yak down is a very warm fiber that’s also lightweight and soft. It’s a more affordable alternative to the rare qiviut (musk ox down). Yaks are primarily raised by nomadic Tibetan and Mongolian families. Their wool is combed once per year in the springtime. Some advantages of yak wool: Yak wool is 66% more breathable and 40% warmer than merino, …

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The Warmest Wool Throw Blankets For 2019

These are my picks for warmest throw blankets made with wool. I have focused blankets that are made ultrawarm fibers like yak and qiviut. It’s only listed blankets that contain for than of 50% of these ultrawarm fibers. See this article for a discussion about the advantages of these fibers. Here’s a quick summary: Qiviut Blankets 100% Qiviut Throw Blanket …

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The Warmest Wool Socks Of 2019

If you are prone to getting cold feet in the winter, you’ll appreciate the warmth of a sock made with premium wool. If you venture outdoors, the extra warmth will allow you to be comfortable even while hiking in the snow. The warmest wools are: qiviut (musk ox down), yak wool and bison wool. Merino and alpaca wool are also very …

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The Best C-Size Rechargeable Batteries

The best rechargeable C-size batteries are Acculoop C cells, by Accupower. These batteries are the new low self-discharge NiMH (Nickel Metal-Hydride) cells, and they have a high capacity of 4500 mAhs (milliamp hours).

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The Softest Merino T-Shirt: Outlier Ultrafine

I’ve tested many merino wool t-shirts over the years — including those from Icebreaker, Minus 33, Smartwool, Ibex, Wooly and Arcteryx. The softest merino shirt I’ve tried is the Outlier Ultrafine T-Shirt. The fiber used in this shirt feels almost buttery to the touch. It has a excellent drape too, due to the use of 17.5 micro merino fibers. Merino has the ability to …

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The Best Water Filters Of 2019

I’ve been reviewing water filters for about 16 years. One of the best filters I’ve found is the Aquagear Water Filter Pitcher (made in the USA). This filter has been certified by ISO 17025 accredited labs tests to remove lead (97.5%), fluoride (90%), chlorine (99.99%), chromium 6 (99.87%), mercury (99.6%), trihalomethanes (99.99%), DDT (98.8%).

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The Best Shower Filter Of 2019

Almost all popular shower filters available today only remove 20% – 80% of free chlorine (not total combined chlorine) from your shower. This includes shower filters that are certified by the NSF #177 Standard — unfortunately this standard only indicates that a filter will remove 50% of free chlorine in the water.

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The Brightest Flashlight Powered By AA Batteries

The brightest flashlight that uses AA batteries is the Nitecore Caveman EA81, which shines at 2150 lumens. It takes eight AA batteries and costs about $120. It’s waterproof to IPX-8 Standard (1.5 meters) and impact resistant to 1.5 meters. It has a micro-textured reflector and it uses the quad-die CREE X-LAMP XHP50 LED. The Nitecore Caveman EA81 is available on Amazon …

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The Best 18650 Batteries Of 2019

What are the advantages of 18650 batteries? They are 3.7 volt lithium-ion batteries that can be recharged, are inexpensive, and are compatible with a wide range of electronics.

The Best Alpaca Wool Comforters Of 2019

Alpaca wool is one of the warmest fibers that can be used to fill comforters. The wool also contains no lanolin so they are hypoallergenic and odorless. They have excellent moisture “wicking” properties. Body moisture is absorbed by the fiber, keeping sweat away to be released to the outside of the comforter. These are the best alpaca wool comforters I’ve …