Buyer's Guides

B.A. in The Experience: Best Buys for Campus Life

 

If you're headed to college you already know you need a backpack and a laptop. An alarm clock, some storage cubes, an extra-long twin bedding set. At least 9,000 quarters for laundry. So I'm not here to tell you whether...

Planes, Terrains & Automobiles: 10 Alternative Rides

 

The vehicles of tomorrow we keep hearing about? Luxurious street-legal hybrids that kill it off-road. Self-sufficient wheeled islands that can high-tail it off the grid when the world goes south. Electric wonders that...

Better Than His Tail: Top 9 Toys to Occupy Your Dog

 

Are Kongs, hedgehogs, and smoked pig's hooves your go-tos when it comes to pimping out your dog's toy box? All good choices, I'll grant, but in today's equal parts tech- and pet-crazed world, there are so many more to...

Chow Down: 10 Healthy Snacks That Don't Suck

 

Problem 1: Now that I have a girlfriend again, I have been reminded how irritating it is in the summer when we walk by a bunch of brotards playing sand volleyball and She-Ra: Princess of Power is so distracted by their...

The Bond Next Door: Top 11 Tools for the Everyday Spy

 

RC surveillance mosquitos and robotic hummingbirds as security cameras may not be perfect tech yet, but they're on the rise and constantly improving, with some available to commercial markets for testing. And even looking...

Budget Your Time: The 10 Best Men's Watches Under $100

 

Wearing a watch gives you one less reason to check your phone. Wearing a watch that costs less than $100 gives you one less reason to ask your girlfriend if she could maybe pick up dinner. For the next 6 months. Here...

Functionally Frugal: Top 10 Multi-Tools for $10 or Less

 

Just because you're thrifty or broke doesn't mean you shouldn't be able to tighten screws and open bottles on demand. Here are my picks for the Top 10 Multi-Tools for $10 or Less. (Note: All items' prices are listed as...

You Need More Than Balls: Top 10 Water Toys

 

Beach balls are classic and rectangular rafts still keep you afloat, but the creativity, tech, and fat wallets of today demand a little more of water-based entertainment. Here are my picks for the Top 10 Water Toys of...

Between the Toes: The 8 Best Flip-Flops

 

One thing that's gotten me to where I am in life is the wisdom of Jimmy Buffett. I take his advice, heed his warnings, and learn from his mistakes. For example, never again will I allow myself to waste away in Margaritaville...

Blasts, Blazes & Haze: Top 10 Toys for the 4th of July

 

I'll keep it simple, America: Can I get an F Yeah?! Here are my picks for the Top 10 toys* to shoot, blow, or light up this 4th of July. (Note: All items' prices are listed as they were at printing. Prices are subject...

Text on the Beach: Top 10 Summer Reads for Dudes

 

I find it difficult to read when watching movies or TV are also options, and anymore that's pretty much always the case. Still, the urge to look at words rather than look at people speaking them overtakes me every now...

Tex Toys: The 10 Strangest Mixes of Tech & Sex

 

WARNING: Unless you W in the adult entertainment industry, some images on this page may be NSFW....

Day of the Dad: Top 10 Father's Day Gifts

 

June 21st is Father's Day. Or, as I prefer to call it: Day of the Dad. And if you're here it means you know someone with the fortune/misfortune of belonging to this mixed bag of a club. And it also means you have the...

Well Seasoned: 10 Summer Sauces & Rubs

 

Ahhh, Memorial Day Weekend. My kickoff to the summer heat. The summer eats. And the summer rubbing of my meat. Here are 10 of my favorite spices and sauces for kicking up the flavors on anything from your ribs to your...

Summer Gear Guide

 

Forget winter. Around these parts Summer is coming. Get ready to get outside, bask in the sun, and make the most of long days. Here are our top picks for the gear best suited to kick off and carry you through Summer 2015....

Holiday Gift Guide: For Dudes

Some for you, some for your brother Darryl, some for your other brother Darryl, some for your friend Cornelius. Here are our failsafe holiday gift picks for the dudes that mean the most to you. Plus the ones whose name...

Holiday Gift Guide: $30 or Less

 

Happy Black Hole Friday! Yes, that's right. Take a deep breath. Pull out the credit card. And brace yourself as all of your year's hard-earned wages are sucked into the soulless abyss of Target/Wal-Mart/Best Buy dark...

Holiday Gift Guide: The Geek Edition

 

All geeks are special. Some because we're being polite and using euphemisms. Others because they are good-natured and endearing and fixed our hard drive and unlocked our iPhone. No matter what kind of special your geek...

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Dude Exclusives

 

Exclusive. It's an excluding word only if you're not invited to be a part of it. And we're welcoming all Dude readers to the launch of Dude Exclusives, an online store of discounted Dudeworthy products. Some you will...

Secret Santa Gift Guide

 

In most cases, Secret Santa participation merely perpetuates the exchange of crap. Reindeer doilies, Dilbert mugs, giant jars of Brach's assorted hard candies, nothing that will stick around more than 24 hours before...

The Worst Christmas Gifts

 

Have yourself a merry little Christmas/Hanukkah/Festivus/day of gorging fat and sugar. Here's hoping it doesn't include the transmission or reception of any of the following Worst. Gifts. Ever....

10 Items You Need To Survive The Apocalypse

 

The Apocalypse. The End of the World. ZDay. It's all we talk about anymore. I'm willing to bet the only people on earth who aren't aware that the fit is hitting the shan on December 21, 2012 are those who are already...

Most Heinous Thanksgiving Culinary Creations

 

Happy Thanksgiving! As a prelude to the mouth-watering feast you are surely about to enjoy, let's take a look at some of the gut bombs other poor bastards* will have to eat on this day of appreciating what we have, regardless...

Dude's Top 10 Picks for Animal Reincarnation

 

Dying kind of sucks, but sooner or later, we all go through it. And rather than dwell on where we are or aren't going when the reaper (or Looper) calls our name, we at Dude prefer to think about what we're coming back...

Top 10 Dude Reader Comments

 

We like your comments. All of them. Even the complaints, the nitpicks, the "Dude, I DON'T want thats!" Speakers of your minds, we acknowledge and thank you all. But some comments have stood out as particularly poignant....

Top 10 Halloween Costumes

 
Top 10 Halloween Costumes of All-Time

HONORABLE MENTION. Sad Bunny. I guess this one is only effective if you have a depressed baby. In which case, good luck the other 364 days of the year....