Archive | March 1, 2018

What Do Return Policies Owe Us?

What Do Return Policies Owe Us?

L.L.Bean has changed its legendary return policy, and some people are so mad, they’re suing (PDF). But we’re not too worried. You’re no longer allowed to return anything as long as you live, due to “a small, but growing number of customers” who abused that policy, the retailer’s executive chairman wrote on Facebook earlier this […]

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What Do Return Policies Owe Us?

What Do Return Policies Owe Us?

L.L.Bean has changed its legendary return policy, and some people are so mad, they’re suing (PDF). But we’re not too worried. You’re no longer allowed to return anything as long as you live, due to “a small, but growing number of customers” who abused that policy, the retailer’s executive chairman wrote on Facebook earlier this […]

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The Best Toaster

The Best Toaster

After toasting over a dozen loaves of bread, as well as piles of bagels, English muffins, and frozen Eggo waffles in 23 toasters over the years, we think the Cuisinart CPT-122 2-Slice Compact Plastic Toaster is the best for most people. With slots wide enough to accommodate the puffiest bagels and deep enough to toast […]

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The Hidden Joy of Great Packing Tape

The Hidden Joy of Great Packing Tape

Sometimes that moment where you critically reexamine your life choices happens when you least expect it—like when you just spent 90 seconds trying to find the end of a roll of clear packing tape, finally managing to claw up the edge, and then successfully peeling off an entirely useless half-inch strip that means you have […]

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The Best Sleeping Bag for Backpacking

The Best Sleeping Bag for Backpacking

We spent more than 50 hours researching 100 mummy-style sleeping bags and testing 15 of them during the fall and winter in California, Hawaii, and Colorado. There will never be one perfect sleeping bag for everyone, but we think the Marmot Women’s Teton is the best bag for humans with narrower shoulders and for people […]

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