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.

Black Friday Deals

Stock Up On Outdoor Gear With These Great Black Friday Deals

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

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

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

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

Family Car Awards

These Are The 14 Best Family Cars Of 2022

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


10 Effective Moves To Get Ripped With A Gorilla Bow

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

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

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

Haunting Houses

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

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

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

Play Time

These Are The Best Of The Best Amazon Prime Day Toy Deals

It’s never too early to early to get your Christmas shopping started. Luckily, Amazon’s got killer deals on toys rolling out this week.

Office Space

The New Lego 'The Office' Set's 8 Best Easter Eggs

Lego’s new build of The Office is loaded with great details and inside jokes. Here are a few of our favorites.


The Coolest Features In Lego's New Lion Knight's Castle Build

From trapdoors and hidden passages to a hefty 22 minifigures, here's what makes this set stand out from its predecessors.

Social Studies

25 Helpful Items To Ease You & The Kids Into The School Year

The end of summer vacation is a stressful time for everyone. Here’s some gear that’ll take the sting out of the transition.


8 Strange But Surprisingly Effective Pieces Of Home Fitness Equipment

A medieval weapon repurposed for fitness is way more interesting (and fun) than plain old dumbbells.

Minifigure Medley

The Coolest Minifigures From Lego's Daily Bugle Set

One of the tallest Lego sets also has 25 amazing minifigures, including some never-before-seen ones. Here are our favorites.

Back to the Minors

The Coolest Minor League Baseball Hats You Can Buy

Minor league baseball mascots are baseball's hidden gem. Here are the sweetest caps on the market.

Tread Lightly

The 8 Most Painful Kids’ Toys To Step On In Bare Feet

A useful guide for commiserating parents and kids looking to stop robbers.

Pew Pew Pew

Nerf's Wild New Blaster Fires Paintball-Like Pellets of H20

Instead of foam projectiles, the latest gun from NERF fires a series of water pellets that it holds in a paintball gun-like hopper.

Autobots, Roll Out

LEGO Optimus Prime Set Is 1,508 Pieces Of Autobot Majesty

Two childhood favorites pair up for one incredible set.