Instead of using a bond tent in retirement, would it make sense to just sell bonds to live on in case of a downturn in equities and wait for the market to go back up? Don't sell any equities in a downturn. This is what I plan on doing.
Hercules Tires. They buy molds from discontinued name brand tires and then make them under their own brand.
Not the very cheapest but you won't have to spend as many investable dollars as the name brands.