Flipping through The Manual: Pumpkin beer, heritage jeans, an Ikea-style kayak

Burned out on apps, keyboards, and screens? Improve your analog life this weekend! Digital Trends’ brother site The Manual exists to give men straight-up advice, from unspoken suit rules you need to know to the latest in fashion, food, drink, travel, grooming, and culture. Here are a few of our favorite stories to appear on The Manual lately.

The ambitious More Than Just Parks film project

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To capture the majesty of our national parks, filmmaking brothers Will and Jim Pattiz of Sea Raven Media have embarked on the ambitious More Than Just Parks film project. Their goal is to make 59 short films — one for each American national park.

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Marc Nelson Denim is your new must-have jean

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“For us, being authentic American makers celebrates the eclectic heritage of denim and the craftsmen who came before us.”

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Man School 101: Hiking to an overnight camp

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Today we’re going to have a little primer for the first time (or amateur, at any rate) backwoods camper.

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The best pumpkin beers of 2015

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It’s that time of year again. Pumpkin-flavored beers are everywhere right now, so we’ve taken the liberty of rounding them up and giving them all a taste test, and now we’re here to let you know which ones to sip and which ones to skip.

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Beard Balm, proudly made in Detroit

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This mix of grape seed oil, coconut oil, lanolin, beeswax, lemon oil, eucalyptus oil, and geranium oil prevents split ends, conditions, and makes your beard shine.

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Trekking: The O Six Hundred kayak takes a cue from IKEA

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Kayaks can be unwieldy. Composed of Kevlar and 42 individual ribs, the O Six Hundred weighs a little more than 22 pounds and capitalizes on an Inuit design more than 4,000 years in the making. You can even assemble it without tools.

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Movies & TV

The best new movie trailers: ‘Buster Scruggs,’ ‘Missing Link,’ ‘Mowgli’ and more

Everyone loves a good trailer, but keeping up with what's new isn't easy. That's why we round up the best ones for you. This week, it's new trailers for The Ballad of Buster Scruggs and Mortal Engines, and the first trailer for Missing…
Smart Home

Hosting Thanksgiving but not sure where to begin? Try a Thanksgiving meal kit

Need a Thanksgiving meal, but short on time or expertise? Here are the best Thanksgiving meal kits to help you out. They either give you all the ingredients and instructions, or provide a full Thanksgiving meal that you just have to heat.
Movies & TV

The best shows on Netflix, from 'The Haunting of Hill House’ to ‘The Good Place’

Looking for a new show to binge? Lucky for you, we've curated a list of the best shows on Netflix, whether you're a fan of outlandish anime, dramatic period pieces, or shows that leave you questioning what lies beyond.
Home Theater

The best movies on Netflix in November, from 'The Witch’ to ‘Dracula’

Save yourself from hours wasted scrolling through Netflix's massive library by checking out our picks for the streamer's best movies available right now, whether you're into explosive action, witty humor, or anything else.
The Manual

Don’t call it a dinghy: Jet Capsule is a luxurious ‘Compact Yacht’ for the rich

For those times when you need to roll up to the marina in a Star Trek-worthy vessel, this one-of-a-kind boat has you covered.
The Manual

Escape in style with the best ultra-light travel trailers of 2018

It doesn't matter what kind of traveler you are — weekender, hardcore explorer, gear hauler, etc. — there's a camper for you.
The Manual

The Dynamiq GTT 165 Foiling superyacht is the toy boat you deserve

This "boat" is a 165-foot pleasure craft for the 1 percent of 1 percenters.
The Manual

Aston Martin revives the DBS and Superleggera nameplates for an epic fusion

Details on the DBS Superleggera are scarce at this time, but we do know Aston Martin's newest ride comes with quite the backstory.
The Manual

A review of Roofnest’s new rooftop tents

These hard-shell tents from Roofnest provide the best night's sleep on the road no matter where you're headed.
The Manual

13 best road trip cars, from the practical to the drool-worthy

When you're road tripping, you want a car that can go the distance — maybe even cross-country. But you also need to balance practicality with style.
The Manual

‘Pollution Pods’ let you choke on the air of the world’s most polluted cities

Did you know that the air in New Delhi shortens lives by up to four years? "Pollution Pods" give you a taste of the type of air that residents of the largest cities in the world breathe in every day.
The Manual

See how the iconic Ducati Monster has evolved over 25 years

The Ducati Monster created the "naked" street bike category in 1993. Twenty-five years later, Ducati is celebrating the bike's birthday all over the world.
The Manual

Ducati’s raucous XDiavel S bruiser cruiser is a riot to ride

Why not be comfortable when you have the power of a neutron star supernova waiting to be unleashed under your right fist?
The Manual

Aston Martin dives into the submarine business with Project Neptune

Because luxury vehicles and Bond-mobiles weren't enough, Aston Martin is going underwater.