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Nate Swanner

Nate Swanner

General Manager

Nate is General Manager for all not-Digital-Trends properties at DTMG, including The Manual, Digital Trends en Espanol (DTES),  21Oak, NewFolks, The Angle, PawTracks, HappySprout, ToughJobs, and BlissMark. He was previously an Editor at Dice Insights, The Next Web, SlashGear, and Android Authority.

A former chef, lifelong snowboarder, documentary fiend, and avid traveler, Nate eats well, learns constantly, and falls down a lot of snowy mountains. logo and feature image - a laptop showing the site is exposing how greedy car dealerships really are – here’s how (and why)

Car dealers are getting greedy. is exposing the worst dealers in the U.S.
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Breville vs. Vitamix: A blender showdown with a clear winner

Breville and Vitamix are two of the biggest names in commercial and at-home appliances, but which is better? We test them both to find out.
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Breville Joule Turbo review: Sous vide on algorithmic steroids (with one major issue)

The Breville Joule Turbo is trying to take sous vide a step further. Is that possible? We find out.
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How to tune up your motorcycle for your upcoming road trips

Planning for a road trip on your bike? Time to put on your work clothes, pull out the tools, and get started on your motorcycle tune-up.
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These are the 8 best CBD gummies you can buy, period

The high demand for CBD results in a somewhat flooded market, which can seem like a good problem to have until you’re looking to buy high-quality CBD gummies.
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All energy, no jitters: The best CBD coffee brands

CBD coffee will wake you up, but also help you avoid the jitters and chill you out. It's pretty much the best of both worlds.
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These are the best CBD gummies for sleep

Trying to choose the best CBD gummies for sleep? We found the best high-quality sleep-promoting CBD gummies for you.
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Brand profile: Mountain Gazette is the biggest little magazine you don’t know you love (yet)

Looking for a new favorite publication? Mountain Gazette magazine respects its readers, has interesting content, and is chock full of incredible imagery.
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MINI Stunt Driving School: The most fun you can have on four (and sometimes three) wheels

Ever wanted to stunt drive in a safe environment? MINI Stunt Driving School might be exactly what you're looking for!
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The Manual Snow Sports Awards 2023: The absolute best ski and snowboard gear we tested this season

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Pirelli P-Zero AS Plus 3 tire review: First drive tests leave a lasting impression

The Pirelli P-Zero AS Plus 3 promises racing inspired performance in an all-season tire. Did it deliver? We tested it to find out.
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Pirelli’s new P-Zero AS Plus 3 may be the new gold standard of tires

Pirelli took a massive leap forward designing the P-Zero AS Plus 3 virtually, but it may pay off for customers
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How to drink whiskey: A beginners guide (with tips from a pro)

Consider taking up whiskey drinking as a hobby this year? To help you enjoy a fine glass of this hallowed spirit, here's a brief guide on how to drink whiskey.
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What is the best mattress thickness for exceptional sleep?

We detail how to choose a mattress thickness, ensuring you the best high-quality sleep possible.
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Anon M4 Perceive Pro Pack review: is this snowboard goggles overkill?

The Anon M4 Perceive Pro Pack is $1,400. Is it worth the hefty price? We review the most expensive snow sports goggle kit on earth.
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All 23 Six Flags theme parks in the U.S., ranked

It wasn't easy, but we ranked every Six Flags location in the United States. May this list help guide your next theme-park-flavored vacation.
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DaKine High Roller snowboard bag review: Traveling like a pro (snowboarder)

The DaKine High Roller is a lightweight snowboard bag for travelers - but does it protect your gear? Will it hold up to baggage handlers? Read on to find out!
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Smith Nexus snowboard helmet review: a great lightweight helmet with one big drawback

Ski and snowboarding helmets should be protective, stylish, and comfortable. Does the Smith Nexus helmet cover all the bases? Read our review to find out!
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Burton Loback Step-On snowboard bindings review: Is it time to reconsider your entire snowboarding setup?

Burton Loback Step-On snowboard bindings are a continuation in the drive for fewer straps and more fun. Does it deliver? Find out!
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Burton Step-On bindings and boots review: Should you opt-in to Step-On?

Burton Step-On is progressive but polarizing. Are these the boots and bindings you should be buying in 2023? After two seasons of testing, we have the answer.
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Burton Custom X snowboard review: Don’t hold back

The Burton Custom X is the top-end snowboard in Burton's lineup - but is it the best there is? We test to find out.
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Burton Family Tree Hometown Hero snowboard review: Powder lovers apply within

Looking for a powder-plowing snowboard? Check out our review of the Burton Family Tree Hometown Hero.

The 10 best aprons for men: Cook your meals in style

Kitchen aprons are a chef's best friend. Here are the best aprons for men, all of which you can count on to upgrade both your cooking and personal style.
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Burton just gave you the perfect reason to go snowboarding this weekend

Need an excuse to go snowboarding? Burton's annual "A day for Jake" is March 11, and is the perfect excuse to spend a day on the mountain.

Hotel sheets: The truth about how clean they really are

We have a few suggestions for how to tell if a hotel's bedsheets are clean and what to do if you suspect otherwise. Here’s what you need to know.
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I went to the new MINI Manual Driving School to learn how to have fun driving a stick

The MINI Manual Driving School promises to teach people how to drive a manual clutch transmission.
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Burton and Run DMC partner for new boards, boots, bindings – and a great cause

Burton and Run DMC partnership helps kids in need via two great foundations.
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Review: The Dakine Boot Locker 69L is the best snowboard gear bag we’ve tested

Is there such a thing as the perfect snowboard gear bag? The Dakine Boot Locker 69L might be it.

Protect your dome with the best ski and snowboard helmets

The best ski and snowboard helmets don't just protect your head. They go beyond that with a comfortable, well-ventilated fit and a stylish look.
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Review: is the Smith I/O Mag Imprint 3D Goggle worth its $450 price tag?

Should you pay $450 for the Smith I/O Mag Imprint 3D Goggle? It's feature-packed, but the price packs a punch. we give the goggle a full review.
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Dakine Sender Stretch 3L review: The best snowboarding outerwear you can buy?

Do the Dakine Sender Stretch 3L pant and jacket stand up to the competition? We give them a full day on the mountain to find out!
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Your Key West travel guide for enjoying Florida’s more bohemian side

Key West offers a blend of nature and nightlife, with on-the-water adventures, beachy bars, and sumptuous restaurants.
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Take a dip in these 9 best hot springs across the globe

Relax and rejuvenate in one of these 9 best hot springs around the world, where you'll be treated to wondrous views and therapeutic waters.
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Your winter gear deserves serious protection: The best ski and snowboard bags

Ski and snowboard bags are essential for travel to avoid dinging and denting your expensive equipment, and many are padded, offering additional protection.
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The complete snowboard buying guide and size chart

Want to buy a snowboard but aren't sure where to start? Check out our buying guide for all the information you need this winter.
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The 10 best ski resorts and mountains in the U.S.

Some people prefer the cold and snow to tropical locations. Here's where to visit the best ski resorts and U.S. ski mountains year after year.
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BMW unveils Dee, a EV concept car for the future

BMW announces Dee, an EV concept car that tells us a lot about the future of electric cars.
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Inhuman impact shorts review: They saved my butt on the slopes (literally)

You're going to fall when snowboarding, and the Inhuman impact shorts are must-have gear for any snowboarder.
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How to wax a snowboard: A 7-step guide so your ride is ready for the slopes

Here's everything you need to know about hot waxing a snowboard for beginners.
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Bartesian review: We have one perfect reason to buy the ‘Keurig for cocktails’

Bartesian is a Keurig-for-drinks machine that's great for a crowd, but should you have it on your counter full-time? We help you decide.
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A golf cart manufacturer may have just made your new favorite EV — the CRU Car

Do you need an EV as a second vehicle? Club Car's new CRU Car may be just what you're looking for.
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Dragon RVX Mag OTG review: The best snowboarding goggles we’ve tested

The Dragon RVG Mag OTG snowboarding and skiing goggles are some of the best you can buy, particularly if you're on the mountain in changing conditions.
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The 10 best lighters to keep on hand in 2023

Ditch your cheap lighters with a high-performance lighter for your needs, from home improvement to camping. Here are the best lighters for every purpose.
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New rewards program turns snowboard purchases into discounted snowboarding trips

Snowboarding and skiing just got a lot better — and less expensive — with evo Membership, a new rewards program that even discounts trips worldwide.

Review: I didn’t want CELLF supplements to work, but I can’t live without them

CELLF supplements promise big things and deliver. We tried CELLF for 10 days. Here is our full review.

First drive: 2023 Kia Telluride X-Pro wants to be your all day, every day driver

Are the 2023 Kia Telluride off-road-ready X-Pro and X-Line trims worth your money?
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How to get rid of ants in the kitchen: Tips and tricks you need to know

Leaving crumbs and spills is a surefire way to attract ants into your beloved kitchen. Here's how to get rid of these critters from your kitchen.
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UFC 280 fight card: Predictions and odds for Oliviera vs. Makhachev and more

The UFC 280 fight card features Oliviera vs. Makhachev, Sterling vs. Dillashaw, and Yan vs. O'Malley. We'll give you our predictions and the best bets to make.

Here’s how to unclog your garbage disposal in 6 easy steps

Dealing with a blocked disposal drain? We've put together a comprehensive guide to help you learn the best way to unclog a garbage disposal drain.
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The ultimate travel essentials checklist: Don’t leave home without these items

Enjoy your long-awaited trip with our travel essentials checklist that's designed to help you worry less about packing and enjoy more of your trip.