Just like that we’re halfway through the year. It feels like just yesterday we were all pulling our winter coats tighter to our chests and skullcaps down over our ears. Yet here we are, trying to scrounge up belated graduate gifts for the cousins, brothers, or sons in our lives. And when we’re done with that? We’ll start trying to find some gifts for fathers day.
Mostly, though, we’re all enjoying the comparatively better weather that this time of year brings. There are few things better than getting to hang out on balmy days while grilling, drinking great beers, or even going to the ball game. Whatever it is you end up choosing – making sure you have the right gear can help make a good day great. This month, whether you’re looking for some great camping gear or just a new mouse for your computer – we’ve scrounged it all up in this month’s Scoured: Best Gear On Amazon.
Spritz Italy’s Most Iconic Apertivo Cocktail, with Recipes
Do yourself a solid this summer and become the king of the cocktail. Sure, you may take pride in the fact that you can mix up a good gin and tonic – but you know deep down that anyone can make a gin and tonic. Challenge yourself and learn some fun, summery Italian cocktails.
Biolite SitLight XL
Headlamps are solid so long as you don’t actually shine them in one another eyes around the campsite at night. That, unfortunately, can be impossible at eve at the best campsite. This hanging lantern, however, provides the perfect solution.
Logitech MX Master Wireless Mouse
One of the hands-down best computer mice out there has just gotten a solid update. It fits perfectly in your hand, and has programmable buttons throughout making it easy to integrate it into your personal workflow – whether that is gaming online or working in Photoshop.
Timex’s Waterbury Line calls back to the birthplace of the brand, Waterbury, Connecticut. These classic watches borrow from some of the brand’s earlier models and prove that great design truly never dies.
Coleman 2 Burner Dual Fuel Compact Stove
You truly never know what you are getting when it comes to campsite grills. They could be great, or they could look like they lost a boxing match with a bear…10 years ago. Come prepared on your next camping trip.
Penfield Pac Jac Anorak
Over the last year or so the Anorak as a style of hoodie has really gained a lot of popularity. Name pretty much any outdoor brand and they likely have an anorak-styled jacket. One of our favorites? Penciled Pac Jac 2. The two-tone construction gives it a classic American vibe that reminds us of summer camp.
Timbuk2 Robin Pack
If you are in the market for a solid backpack that you can bring with you while riding through the city, taking with you into the woods, or just shouldering before heading to class – then you should seriously consider Timbuk2’s Robin. This modern pack features a tough 940D fabric construction, integrated reflective markings, and a dedicated compartment for a 13 inch laptop. Afraid of getting caught in a summer rain? Don’t be. This comes with an integrated rainfly to keep your gear safe.
SureFire Defender Series LED
Kill two birds with one stone. This EDC flashlight from SureFire is packed with 300 lumens for lighting up the night, and a striking bezel for lighting up anyone dumb enough to threaten you. Made from aerospace aluminum and featuring a hard anodization – you can expect this tough flashlight to last a long, long time.
Red Wing Heritage Moc 6
Few boots are as beloved as Red Wing’s Heritage Moc Toe boot. With an upper made from leather, a supremely comfortable synthetic sole, and Goodyear welt construction – it will last long and keep you looking great.
Tops Knives El Chete
Made from 1095 steel with a Rockwell rating of 56-58, this 17 inch long machete is engineered to do some serious trail-clearing. Weighing under 2 pounds, it is ideal for strapping to your bag while on a backpacking trip, and thanks to its Micarta handle it is easy to grip even with wet, sweaty palms.
Ricoh 16 Waterproof Camera
Leave your phone at home. When you head out to the woods or backcountry, you should bring along a tough camera like this one from Ricoh. Not only can it shoot impressive 16 megapixel shots, but it can withstand sudden downpours, drops into the mud, and temperatures as low as -10.
Sphero Ultimate lightning Mcqueen
From the same folks who made the super popular BB-8, this app-controlled RC car comes packed full of fun. Not only can it wrinkle your carpet while zipping around the living room, but it has a whole lot of expression.
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