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What’s Your Favorite Travel Pillow? 

Believe it or not, it is possible to sleep in an economy airline seat. But if you don’t want to visit a chiropractor after landing, you’ll need a good travel pillow to support your neck while you doze. So before everyone heads out on their various summer trips, we wanted to find out which pillows are worth the space in your carry-on.

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Your Favorite Beach Chair: Tommy Bahama

Your Favorite Beach Chair: Tommy Bahama
Tommy Bahama Backpack Cooler Chair

If you need a new beach chair for the summer, Tommy Bahama’s backpack cooler chairs swept away the competition like a tsunami to take the Kinja Co-Op crown.

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Here’s what you had to say:

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I’m only browsing the comments to see if anyone has a serious answer that is not the Tommy Bahama chair. – Seattle Scampi

These are the exact chairs we use, and the current set is going into its third summer. The only damage they sustained thus far is discoloration, but that was expected. – TraneFromUkraine

Don’t forget to grab a good umbrella to go with them.

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These Are Your Five Favorite Rolling Carry-On Bags

After one of most active nomination rounds we’ve ever seen on Kinja Co-Op, it’s time to choose your favorite wheeled carry-on bag. Which of the top five nominees will roll to victory? Check them out below, and don’t forget to vote.

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Your Favorite USB Battery Pack Is the Anker PowerCore Line

In what was perhaps the most predictable Co-Op result ever, Anker’s PowerCore line of USB battery packs charged past the competition so thoroughly in the nomination round that holding a vote would be basically pointless.

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What’s Your Favorite Budget Action Cam?

What's Your Favorite Budget Action Cam?

GoPro is probably dying, and as great as their cameras might be, the fact is, most of us just don’t lead exciting enough lives to justify spending $400 on an action camera.

Luckily, there’s no shortage of cheap alternatives on the market, some from name brands like Monoprice, and others from Chinese companies nobody’s ever heard of. The thing is, there’s precious little written about these inexpensive shooters, so we’re looking for your opinion. What’s your favorite budget action cam?

As always, here are the rules:

1) Your nomination should contain:

  • The specific name of the product, not just a brand or series. Why you think this item is the best. A link where the item can be purchased. An image of the item.

2) Vote by starring someone else’s nomination.

3) Please do not duplicate nominations.

4) No GoPros allowed. Yes, they make “budget” models, but those are largely being discontinued.

5) If you’ve got sample footage, share it! Just paste in a YouTube or Vimeo link to embed it.

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What’s Your Favorite Mechanical Keyboard?

What's Your Favorite Mechanical Keyboard?

Once you go mechanical, you never go back. Previously, the murdered out Das Keyboard Model S Ultimate took down the 2013 win in a close race. Now it’s time to revisit. Tell us, what’s your favorite mechanical keyboard?

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1) Your nomination should contain:

  • The specific name of the product, not just a brand or series.
  • Why you think this item is the best.
  • A link where the item can be purchased.
  • An image of the item.

2) Vote by starring someone else’s nomination.

3) Please do not duplicate nominations.

What even are you talking about?

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How do I know what these switches feel like before I buy?

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I’m a gamer though.

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No really I do not want mechanical.

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Your Favorite Pen: Pilot G2

Your Favorite Pen: Pilot G2

The Pilot G2 took down around 50% off your 12,000 votes, in addition to winning Gizmodo’s 2014 vote, Lifehacker’s 2012 vote, and getting Gawker’s nod in 2014. It’s a pretty good pen.

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Your Favorite Pen: Pilot G2

Four different Pilot G2 tips, via BestJournalingPens


All five of your favorite pens are so cheap, that if you’re curious or not satisfied with the G2, you may as well buy them all and test for yourself.

Looking for a fountain pen? The LAMY Safari received the most support in round one.

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This pen makes me love writing. I can change the ink color if i wish. Refills are easy to come by and relatively cheap. I do tend to get ink on my fingertips every once in a while, but it’s a small price to pay for better penmanship. It almost makes me want to write in cursive, if i knew how. – pavethewayforthemantaray

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What’s Your Favorite Pen?

What's Your Favorite Pen?

Sometimes it’s just better to write things down than type them in. What’s your go-to tool for the task? Write in and tell us.

Lifehacker asked about budget pens back in 2012 if you wanna go cheap or just can’t wait for the next round.

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And for something to write in:

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1) Your nomination should contain:

  • The specific name of the product, not just a brand or series.
  • Why you think this item is the best.
  • A link where the item can be purchased.
  • An image of the item.

2) Vote by starring someone else’s nomination.

3) Please do not duplicate nominations.

What's Your Favorite Pen?

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Your Seven Favorite Pair Of Men’s Running Shoes

Your Seven Favorite Pair Of Men's Running Shoes

We ran a mile in your running shoe nominations and determined the top seven. Now it’s time to vote and see where the support is.

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Your Seven Favorite Pair Of Men's Running Shoes

Saucony Kinvara

I run about 50 mpw, race 5Ks to marathons. Have worn various models of Asics, Nike, Brooks, Mizuno, etc. I keep coming back to these – wonderful for a variety of distances, and a good balance between a minimal shoe and ones with 6 inches of padding. Durability isn’t the best, but I always wear the shoes out from a running standpoint before the stitching falls apart, so not a big issue for me. – Terrible TV

I’ve been running quite a bit over the past few years, and typically go with Saucony for all of my shoes. I switched to the Kinvara 6 this spring while training for a 10k, and couldn’t be happier. Lightweight, good construction, overall a great shoe. On the durability point, I’ve yet to see them have any issues with stitching, but have seen the heel liner start to peel apart (this is a frequent issue with a lot of my shoes – so this doesn’t concern me all that much). But, if you’re putting miles on them, I think some people need to be aware that the more minimalist stuff has a shorter shelf-life compared to the “regular” shoes. If a $100 pair of Kinvaras will last less than 400 miles, compared to a $70 pair of Ignitions that might go 500 miles, that’s definitely something worth considering. But, even then, they’re attractive enough to wear with regular clothing, and that’s something that can’t be said about a lot of running shoes. – YSSMAN


Your Seven Favorite Pair Of Men's Running Shoes

Asics GT-2000

I need overpronate and these were the only stability running shoes that fit right. There are three generations of GT-2000s out and the older ones are much cheaper than retail, but they work just fine.

Not a big deal, but it’s nice that they’re pretty not-ugly as far as stability/support shoes go. – terrible human

The only thing that has come close is a saucony. But for a shoe that is considered low end Asics it does me good. I’m a 7-10k runner most days and I go through about 4 pairs a year and Amazon sell them anywhere from 70-115$. The ugly colour-ways are usually on the shelf longer so often sell cheaper – looschud


Your Seven Favorite Pair Of Men's Running Shoes

Vibram

I love vibrams. Don’t understand the public’s overall hate for them. Yea they look weird to most, but I swear some people get so up tight about them, as if you are offending their children. As for everyone who says they are awful for your feet. Yes, if you don’t ease into minimalist shoes (any minimalist) and continue to use heel striking style of running that is so popular with standard running shoes and the majority of the public you will develop severe issues with your knees and feet.

You need to adjust your running and it can take up to 6 months to make the full transition to minimalist running shoes. Me personally, I stopped using vibrams and use Merrell Road Gloves now because I got tired of things getting stuck between my toes the fabric between my toes wearing out within 6 months.

Over my time with minimalist shoes, I have strength my knees and feet. Before minimalist shoes, I was a heel striker and after a run I could barely go up the stairs to my apartment (I was 22 at the time). Now because of minimalist shoes and understanding/feeling my body while running in them, my knees and feet have no issues. Though running barefoot at times as also helped, it makes you conscience of how hard you are landing, because that tiny little rock hurts like hell. – Plastic Mobius

Editor’s note: I’m sorry, I’m so sorry.

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Your Seven Favorite Pair Of Men's Running Shoes

Nike Pegasus

This. One million times this if you are a neutral runner. Been in the Pegasus since the 23. It’s straight money. – times

I love these shoes! I can put a few hundred miles easy on these and they’re still gold. – Dubby-Dub


Your Seven Favorite Pair Of Men's Running Shoes

Brooks Ghost


Your Seven Favorite Pair Of Men's Running Shoes

Asics Kayano

I was recommended these by a reputable running store based on my pronation. Ran two marathons in them; they seemed good. Felt much better than the New Balances I used before. – Todd Martin Graduates


Your Seven Favorite Pair Of Men's Running Shoes

Altra Lone Peak

I have owned the 1.5’s and the 2.0’s. Hands down the most comfy shoes my feet have ever seen. The roomy toe box and zero drop midsole is what makes them special. – The Perp



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What Are Your Favorite Men’s Running Shoes?

What Are Your Favorite Men's Running Shoes?

You should run, and you’re more likely to keep at it with better gear. You don’t need the most expensive running shoes on the shelf, but you should buy good ones. So tell us, which running shoes do your feet prefer?

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Looking for women’s running shoes?

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1) Your nomination should contain:

  • The specific name of the product, not just a brand or series.
  • Why you think this item is the best.
  • A link where the item can be purchased.
  • An image of the item.

2) Vote by starring someone else’s nomination.

3) Please do not duplicate nominations.

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