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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.

Burton Step-On

Burton Step-On 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.
Person pouring a line of shots in a bar

How many shots are in a handle of liquor? We’ll walk you through it

Here are some helpful ways to figure out how many handles you and your buddies will need for your next drinking party.
Burton Loback Step-On

Burton Step-On bindings review: Step-On Loback will make you rethink your snowboard setup

Burton Loback Step-On snowboard bindings are a continuation in the drive for fewer straps and more fun. Does it deliver? Find out!
Man using smartphone while preparing food in the kitchen

The best recipe apps to channel your inner chef

From plant-based to diverse, international recipes, these recipe apps will satisfy any home chef looking for that next great home-cooked meal.
Seated man with feet propped up on luggage looks longingly out airport window at plane taking off

Travel tips and tricks: Dumb mistakes I make every time (but you can avoid)

Looking for travel tips to help smooth your journey? Here are a few common mistakes even the most experienced of travelers can make.
A vodka martini with olives

These are the best potato vodka options on the market

Potato vodka is the "healthiest" of vodkas, due to its gluten-free and sugar-free make. Here are a few savory, versatile vodkas that are worth a taste.
Trimming a beard

How to shape a beard: The ultimate guide for every face shape

With proper practice and these tips, you'll be sure to have the best beard around by mastering the skills required to shape a proper beard for your face shape.
Burton Custom X snowboard specs

Snowboard profiles, explained: How to pick the right snowboard, every time

Curious how to know if the snowboard you're looking at is right for you? Our snowboard profile guide will tell you how to pick the right board, every time.
Woman rock climbing

5 forearm workouts designed for Olympic climbers

Whether you're a core climber or typing away at a keyboard, every man can benefit from strong forearms with these Olympic-level workouts.
Supply co. safety razor

The best razors for sensitive skin: Our top picks

We've rounded up the best razors for sensitive skin to make shaving close, simple and easy.
Egg nog

What to mix with eggnog: The ultimate guide to this seasonal drink

Eggnog is a classic holiday tradition with many variations. When it comes to what to mix with eggnog, this guide lays out all the options.
Keiser exercise bike workout.

Stationary bike benefits: Cardiovascular, weight loss, and more

Do you like spinning or indoor cycling? Check out some of the numerous stationary bike benefits each workout can offer.
Snowboarder bombs the slopes

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.
Two glasses of wine and Christmas balls on a table in a room with Christmas tree.

Holiday wine: Wow your guests with these incredible options

We’ve curated a selection of the best Christmas wines that we think are perfect for the season and for pairing with your holiday feast.
Costanza family on Seinfeld

What is Festivus? (And how to celebrate with the rest of us)

December 23 marks Festivus, the cult phenomenon adopted by 'Seinfeld' fans looking for a different kind of holiday. Here's how to celebrate.
Person wearing Timberland boots while standing on a street drain surrounded by leaves

How to wear Timberland boots: Styles and lacing tips for men

Wearing Timberland's signature style offers you endless options.
George Washington

Famous last words from the most badass men of history

Here are the manliest things a man has ever said before he died, including quotes from Sitting Bull, Alexander the Great, Nathan Hale, and more.
Home brewing bottles

How to make beer at home: A guide for beginners

Making your own beer at home can be a fun hobby. Learn the basics of home brewing here.
Toast in a bread rack.

Everything you ever wanted to know about the BRAT diet

Learn more about the BRAT diet. Find out what can you eat and what should you avoid while on the BRAT diet and why it isn't recommended for kids.
Hammershot Nerf Modification Tutorial

How to mod a Nerf gun: An illustrated beginner’s guide to the Hammershot

Fun fact: Some toys are meant to be wielded by adults, like Nerf blasters. So, here's how to mod a Nerf gun, courtesy of Luke Goodman of Out of Darts.
Italian coffee capsules.

Is it cheaper to have a Keurig or a standard coffee maker?

Are you wondering if it's cheaper to have a Keurig or a standard coffee maker? We'll give you the answer.
Man running on street by a body of water.

Short on time? The best running workouts for when you only have 20 minutes

These 20-minute running workouts will give you a great workout when you're short on time. Pick one that works best for you.
Snowboarder riding down trail at Smuggler's Notch

Many ski resort opening days are this weekend, but El Niño may cause delays

Ski resorts claim opening days will not be disrupted, but there's still cause for concern
Making a protein shake

How much protein do you really need? Here’s how to calculate it

We all know protein is important, but how much protein do you need to eat? Find out here.
Hotel staff changing sheets.

Hotel bedsheets: The truth about how clean they really are

Are your hotel sheets clean? Here are a few suggestions for how to tell if a hotel's bedsheets are clean and what to do if you suspect otherwise.
Thanksgiving dinner

Your Thanksgiving meal by the calories (and how to burn them off)

How many calories can you find in a typical Thanksgiving meal? Here are the specifics along with some exercise suggestions for burning those calories.
Cheese fondue potato dip

How to throw the ultimate fondue party, according to experts

A fondue party is one way to connect with your social circle. If you plan to have one, here are some expert tips you can follow.
Ben Sherman 24/7 Motion Stretch Chino

Review: These Ben Sherman pants might be the only pair I’ll even buy – here’s why

Ben Sherman makes great clothing, n doubt about it, but the 24/7 Motion Stretch Slim Chino may be the best pants I've ever worn.
Man doing skin care routine

The best toner for men – cleanse your pores with one of these top products

Toners benefit your skin by clearing out pores, which can be a great help for people with acne-prone skin. Here are the best toners for men.
F1 Las Vegas Grand Prix winner's stage

The 2023 F1 Las Vegas Grand Prix aftermath: The good, the bad, and the ugly

Now that the 2023 Las Vegas Grand Prix has ended, F1 has a lot of work to do. This is the goodl the bad, and the downright ugly I witnessed this week
F1 Las Vegas Grand Prix

F1 is already selling ‘deposits’ for the 2024 Las Vegas Grand Prix – and we have one big question

F1 is taking deposits for the 2024 Las Vegas Grand Prix - before the 2023 Las Vegas Grand Prix race has even begun! Should you reserve your spot? We take a look
F1 Las Vegas Grand Prix - grandstand seating

F1 Las Vegas: The best ways to watch the race live and survive Las Vegas during race week

F1 Las Vegas Grand Prix is a spectacle. It's also a dizzying myriad of options. Here's where I watched the race, where I stayed, and how I survived Las Vegas
F1 Las Vegas Grand Prix

F1 Las Vegas: Here’s how much it all costs, and what you get, starting at $500

The inaugural F1 Las Vegas Grand Prix is here - but how much does it cost? We've got all the details.
Jackson Hole Wyoming skiing

The 10 best ski resorts and mountains in the U.S.

Some people prefer the cold and snow to tropical locations for their vacay. Here's where to visit the best ski resorts and U.S. ski mountains year after year.
Aston Martin on the MSG Sphere in Las Vegas

F1 Las Vegas: The iconic MSG Sphere has a weird role to play in this weekend’s race

F1 Las Vegas has The MSG Sphere as its most notable, iconic backdrop. While it will continue to shine bright, MSG Sphere is taking a backseat during the races.
midewest ski resorts

The best Midwest ski resorts for a weekend getaway on the slopes

If you are planning a winter vacation on the slopes in the Midwest, you might want to check out these ski resorts.
Aston Martin at the F1 Las Vegas Grand Prix

F1 Las Vegas: Aston Martin might have the coolest on-site and virtual presence we’ve seen yet

Aston Martin is having a moment at F1 this weekend. The company's biggest-ever F1 marketing push is happening in real-time and online!
Man using dry shampoo

The 7 best dry shampoo options, an easy cleansing solution for your hair

Look great on your non-wash days with our picks for the best dry shampoos for men. Stay good looking with these hair refreshing alternatives.
Burton Snowboards Mine 77 Celtics edition

Burton Snowboards, a brand I love, just made 77 boards I’ll never buy

Burton Snowboards has released its newest Mine 77 collection, featuring the Boston Celtics, and incorporating the famed parquet flooring.
Man taking a bath

The 11 best bath products for men for an ultra relaxing soak

Sink into the womb-like warmth of a steaming tub with the best bath products for men. This is your excuse to indulge an spend more time in the bathtub.
A cup of coffee photographed from above.

Should you drink coffee while intermittent fasting? We have the answers

Intermittent fasting has some rules to follow and only allows you to have certain items during the fasting period. What about coffee?
Knit cozy sweater folded in a pile on wooden background.

How to wash a cashmere sweater without ruining it

Accidentally spilled something on your cashmere sweater? We got you. Read on to know how to wash a cashmere sweater without ruining it.
Cigar pile

5 types of cigars you need to know about

To help get you up to speed on the major varietals, we put together a quick reference guide to the most common types of cigars.
A deep fried turkey

Everything you need to know to make a delicious deep-fried turkey

If you've never deep fried a full-size bird before, please, please, please read this very thorough guide on how to deep fry a turkey without killing yourself.
Snowboard ready to wax

How to wax a snowboard: A guide so your ride is ready for the slopes

Here's everything you need to know about hot waxing a snowboard for beginners.
MINI Cooper John Cooper Works Countryman

New MINI John Cooper Works Countryman, MINI’s first proper SUV, makes its North American debut

MINI Cooper now has a proper SUV! The all new MINI Cooper John Cooper works Countryman is totally rediesigned, and now qualifies as an SUV in the United States.
Three skiers

How to choose the right pair of skis for you

Before you buy a pair of skis, there are a few key factors to consider. We break down all of the important stuff for you.
Player holding a padel paddle.

Forget pickleball – padel is our new favorite weird sport

Padel, like pickleball, is a sport that melds racket games. Better outside the U.S., here's a padel tennis history and how to get into the addicting game.
Goodwill Superstore in Portland, Oregon.

Here are the best online thrift stores to find quality secondhand threads

We dive into the digital realm to unearth the best online thrift stores so you can build your wardrobe and save money at the same time.
Burton [ak] Kalausi snowboarding outerwear

Burton may have just made the most luxurious snowboarding gear ever

If you want to blend high fashion with high altitiude, the new Burton [ak] Kalausi snowboarding gear might be exactly what you're looking for.