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It’s rare occasion when I feel compelled to review products, but after being totally surprised with my girlfriend’s generous gesture, I want to pass along my genuine satisfaction with a few items. A bit of a back story, I served 21 years in the Air Force, and my girlfriend knows I have a lot of pride in for my branch and pride in America. Not only that, I love cool gadgets and schwag that show off my Air Force pride.
I came home last week to a box of goodies sitting on the dining room table. With a smile, she said, “Open it up — it’s just a few fun items I found on CafePress.com.”
Cool. So I grabbed my trusty Gerber and cut ‘er open. Okay, so it’s not a new AR or 1911, but I thought, “I just scored!”
She grabbed this ole vet a nice watch with the Air Force logo(officially licensed), a killer 16 oz. Stainless Steel Travel Mug with the Air Force logo and a top-notch leather wallet blazon with some cool CAD-looking aeronautical graphics.
The watch is clean, sleek and subtlety shows my Air Force pride. What I really like is that it can easily transition from casual to business casual. It’s not flamboyant like some of the other “blingy” products out there, and it’s keeping great time. It’s shaped somewhat like a smart watch with a real sporty feel. The watch is sized at 8.25” x 1.5” and comes with a comfortable silicone strap. No more steel watchbands for me — this one’s a keeper.
Okay, I have to admit I’m a little concerned about chemicals and plastics getting into my food, and I’m sure that’s why she picked up the Stainless Steel Travel Mug. Not only am I able to display my Air Force pride, I’m happy to report no matter if the liquid is hot or cold — this mug keeps it that way — all at a fraction of the price of some of the other travel mugs we have. Stainless also prevents plastics from leaching into the liquid … a real bonus for me. The other thing I really like is the spill-resistant lid with its built in carry handle. I can tell you this mug kept my 16 oz. soda cold for three hours at the range, and I learned the guy next to me was an Air Force vet too. Who would think a travel mug could be a conversation starter?
I’m enjoying the wallet as well. It’s a bifold design — 4.375″W x 3.5″H folded — 8.75″W x 3.5″H open — which I like because it keeps the bulk down. The paperwork reports it’s made from 100 percent top-grain leather, and it comes with plenty card slots supporting up to six bank/credit cards. My favorite part is the clear ID pocket. I can just flip it open and all of the information is right there and with the clear window, the information is still very legible. I’ve noticed that over the course of just a few days, the wallet is starting to conform to my body…unlike my previous trifold wallet that almost caused me to have hip surgery.
With my new gear, I feel pretty good. I’m supporting my branch and the products don’t feel gimmicky or cheap.
I also learned through this Air Force gift, my girlfriend has been reading John Q. Public. Hmmm, she keeps up on issues important to me, and buys me Air Force schwag. Looks like I’ve got a keeper.
All in all it was a good experience, and with a sitewide 30% off until 8/25/17 (with a few exclusions), we can comfortably endorse a visit to CafePress to try them out. Just make sure you use coupon code: JQPUBLICBLOG.
THE FINE PRINT:
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Also – here’s a little about the brand, in their own words:
CafePress’s massive array of designs is crowdsourced from a global community of more than two million independent designers. Their platform also offers the ability for customers to create their own individualized products, providing infinite possibilities. We have partnerships with major entertainment properties such as Marvel, Warner Brothers, 20th Century Fox, ABC, CBS, Peanuts, Pixar, and Universal Pictures, which allows customers to celebrate beloved brands.
CafePress’ mission is to create human connection, by inspiring people to express themselves. At CafePress, we believe a mug can start a conversation and a t-shirt can ignite a movement. With officially licensed military products you can show your support for the hero in your life.