Welcome to the MNTL Must-Have 7, our monthly post sharing the 7 coolest products of the month, hand-picked by the Mantelligence team from the thousands of cool things for guys we see each month.
…And these are January‘s coolest items:
1. The Smoking Gun Handheld Food Smoker
You don’t have to be a man to enjoy delicious smoke flavoring in your food… meaning this handheld smoke infuser will make anyone incredibly happy to use.
It flavors any meat with heated wood chips (cherry, mesquite, hickory or apple), indoors or out, or right from your hand (it’s easy to hold at less than a foot tall and 2.5 pounds).
And here’s the best part:
You can even expand the limits of smoke flavor from just meat to cheeses, fruits, and even cocktails.
2. Ventless Tabletop Fireplace
Guys, you have to check out this indoor fireplace:
It’s incredibly cool (sleek, black, and minimal), completely portable (5 pounds and around 1 foot long), and it uses real fire to light up your home, deck, or patio.
…And at less than $100, it would make great manly decor, or be a great gift for anyone on your list who like really cool (yet naturally heated) lighting.
3. Men’s Rogaine® Unscented Foam
We’ve already covered the powerful effect of proactivity with your hair loss in this post on regrets… but just in case you’re still on the fence about doing something about your hair loss or not, we want to remind you what a powerful tool Men’s Rogaine® Unscented Foam has been for our own Kyle Boureston.
When he used the unscented foam twice a day for a few weeks, Kyle noticed thicker, healthier hair growing back. That was five years ago, and the continued use has helped get his hair (and confidence) almost completely back to before the thinning began.
…And if you’re lucky enough to still have youthful, thick hair, consider Rogaine as a gift for the man (or woman) on your list who could use it.
4. Mobot 40 oz. Water Bottle and Roller
If you don’t have a foam roller yet, they’re an incredibly helpful piece of fitness equipment (they release tension by slowly relaxing muscles, in a form of self-massage) source
…And this foam roller doubles as a 40 oz. (huge) water bottle with a carrying clip, so you can take it anywhere: the trail, the gym, or the office.
In short: it’s two pieces of fitness equipment in one, so it’s a perfect carry-along for you or any fit friend.
5. Ororo Men’s Heated Jacket
Depending on where you live (or where you travel to visit family), you may be looking for a way to keep warm this time of year… and here’s a highly effective, yet stylish way to do it:
A long-lasting, battery-operated, waterproof heated jacket.
This one has a concealed USB charger that lasts 6-8 hours, a glowing light to indicate which of the 3 heat settings is active, and even a detachable waterproof hood to further keep out rain and cold.
…And if you don’t live/travel near cold places, this jacket is thin enough to be a perfect winter accessory when it’s not turned on.
6. Marshmallow Crossbow
Remember having marshmallow wars (or any food fight) when you were a kid? Well, this marshmallow-launching crossbow makes those wars dramatically more… well, dramatic.
For starters, it’s huge: 20” long and 14” across. And that means it can launch regular-sized (not mini) marshmallows around 60 feet. Pretty fun, right?
And pro tip: This full-sized crossbow makes an excellent gift for a nephew, younger brother, or even girlfriend… anyone you want to encourage to have fun! Buy a set of them and start a food war.
7. EO2 Digital Art Display
Most guys enjoy visual art… but a lot of them don’t want to go shopping for it, pay huge prices for it, and risk not liking it any more in a couple months.
…And that’s why our whole team loves this digital art display:
It’s not just a digital frame, it’s an app-controlled ‘painting’ that changes to anything whenever you like. It can even display moving pictures or gifs.
It’s basically one of the first 2D moving art forms you can safely display in your home, and you can change the image whenever you like. What’s a cooler way than that to show your artistic taste?