Billy Brown

Billy Brown is the Gear Editor at Fatherly, where he oversees all of Fatherly’s gear news, reviews, and roundups. He has over a decade of editorial experience in print and online publications, with work appearing in Wired Magazine, Outside, Men’s Journal, and Esquire.

Before Fatherly, Billy served as Managing Editor at, Footwear Editor at Backpacker Magazine, and as US Cellular’s Resident Adventurer. He lives in Sacramento, California.

Toy Raiders

This 1,545-Piece LEGO Indiana Jones Set Gets Every Detail Just Right

ByBilly Brown

Throw me the whip!

Test Drive

8 Cutting-Edge Features Of The 2023 BMW X7 xDrive40i

ByBilly Brown

From parental controls that help keep teen drivers safe to an autopilot that navigates tight spots, BMW's latest SUV is loaded with next-level tech.


This Smart Trash Can Turns Smelly Food Waste Into Chicken Feed (Really)

ByBilly Brown

Mill’s new trash can dries your food waste into an odorless substance that is then sent back and turned into chicken feed. Talk about reducing and reusing.

The Future Of Fatherhood

A Wi-Fi TV, A Baby Translator And 23 Other Wild Reveals From CES 2023

ByBilly Brown

CES is a testing ground for weird, wild, and even groundbreaking tech for geeks — and the rest of us. Here’s your guide.

Dad Bod

8 Muscle Recovery Tools To Help You Keep Your New Year’s Resolution

ByBilly Brown

From updated foam rollers to an at-home ice bath, these tools are designed to cut down your recovery time and get you back in the gym.

All Aboard

The LEGO Hogwarts Express Is A Collector’s Dream. Here Are 8 Magical Features.

ByBilly Brown

At more than two feet long, the magical set has plenty of room for details fans will love.


Andy Cohen On What Dads Really Want For The Holidays

ByBilly Brown

The television mogul and father of two gives insight into the best gifts for dads — from someone who is also difficult to shop for.

Drink Up

8 Drink-Elevating Bar Accessories To Step Up Your Holiday Cocktail Game

ByBilly Brown

From ice stamps to a shaker that never gets stuck, these products will have you mixing like a pro.

Play Time

20 Toys That Will Help Dad To Be A Kid Again

ByBilly Brown and Ryan Britt

What brought you unadulterated joy as a child — and why don’t you still have that toy? This list proves it’s never too late.

Light It Up

8 Outdoor Christmas Decorations That Would Make Clark Griswold Proud

ByBilly Brown

Who wants to get merry?

Black Friday Deals

Stock Up On Outdoor Gear With These Great Black Friday Deals

ByBilly Brown

From a foldable electric bike to collapsible drinkware, here are the best deals on gear that you’ll find this week.

Bargain Bricks

8 Great LEGO Black Friday/Cyber Monday Deals

ByBilly Brown

LEGOs are fun, but pricey. Now's the time to pick up your favorite sets for less.

This Is The Way

The LEGO Razor Crest Set Is Fantastic. Here Are 10 Amazing Details

ByBilly Brown

Din Djarin’s iconic ship from The Mandalorian series is a 6,187-piece marvel of LEGO engineering, full of great details and fun nods to the show.

Burning Bright

9 Amazing Fire Pits To Level Up Your Backyard

ByBilly Brown

Looking to make an impression? These fire pits will set the stage.

Family Car Awards

These Are The 14 Best Family Cars Of 2022

ByMichael Frank and Billy Brown

This year’s best rides blend safety, fuel efficiency, and, yes, fun.


10 Effective Moves To Get Ripped With A Gorilla Bow

ByBilly Brown

This unorthodox piece of fitness gear is a surprisingly effective mobile gym. Here’s how to get the most out of it.

Cute and Creepy

8 Of The Scariest Funko Pop Figures On The Market

ByBilly Brown

Funko Pops are adorable. But they can also be creepy as hell.

Play Time

The Best Video Games That Busy Dads Can Play In 10-15 Minute Bursts

ByBilly Brown

Short on time? These video games are perfect for quick sessions.

Haunting Houses

9 Over-The-Top Halloween Decorations You Can Buy Right Now

ByBilly Brown

From a 14-foot-tall inflatable Oogie Boogie to a life-sized zombie kid, these decorations will make a spooky statement.

Get Out There

These Are The Best Amazon Prime Day Deals On Camping Gear

ByBilly Brown

Looking to take advantage of the cooler weather? Amazon has some great deals on camping gear this week.