Whether you’re staying inside wrapping presents or venturing out for wintertime activities, you’ll need some provisions to get you through the season. Although Amazon is perfect for nabbing some last-minute gifts for loved ones, it’s also filled with quality goods for any situation. We’ve curated a guide to the best gear available from the retail giant for December of this year.
Cinema Speculation by Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino’s first nonfiction book is both an autobiography of one of the most celebrated filmmakers of the past 30 years and an informative tome on the American movie industry during the era responsible for saving it. The cover image depicts Steve McQueen in 1966’s Bullitt, one of the jumping-off points for Tarantino’s chronicle.
MYSTERY RANCH Hip Monkey Fanny Pack
Constructed with 500D Lite Plus CORDURA, nylon lining, and YKK zippers, the Hip Monkey Fanny Pack is a roomy 8L adventure bag to keep your essentials protected on any outdoor excursions and sports a slim-enough silhouette to be an adequate everyday carry gear pack.
Have cafe-quality espresso wherever you are with WACACO’s Picopresso, a stainless steel hand press that could serve as your go-to home brewer as well. Made for the most refined coffee aficionado, this unit gives you full control over the end result from bean to brew, weighs less than 1lb, and comes with a carrying case for travel.
BALMUDA The Lantern
A good lantern doesn’t have to be aggressively bright. Perfect for camping or your nightstand, The Lantern from BALMUDA has three light modes, cleverly hiding the LED light source in the top so that you only receive the soft, ambient glow. Standing nearly 10” tall and weighing 1.39lbs, the polymer housing is also splash-resistant.
Edifier R1280DBs Bookshelf Speaker
As we rediscover the wonders of high-end audio, we seek to find top-notch hi-fi gear that won’t break the bank. Edifier is one of the best budget audio brands available and with its flagship bookshelf speakers, you don’t have to sacrifice much sound quality in the process.
Xero Alpine Boots
Essentially a puffer jacket for your feet, Xero’s super-warm Alpine hiking boots are for those who want a barefoot feel while trekking through the winter slush. With a 0mm drop and wide toe box, these boots still provide adequate support and traction on your adventures and fully waterproof polyester uppers.
Fjallraven Vardag Lite Padded Jacket
There are few brands better than Fjallraven at equipping you for the winter elements while also doing so fashionably. Meticulously built to endure high winds and low temps, this Vardag Lite Padded Jacket sports a G-1000 Eco shell and plenty of zippered pockets, and is insulated with synthetic polyester.
Benchmade The Weekender
A unique take on the multitool, Benchmade’s new American-made Weekender is a non-locking slip joint that sports a trio of tools: a fold-out bottle opener, a 2” drop point blade, and a 3” clip point blade, the latter two of which are made from CPM S30V stainless steel. Stretching just over 4” when closed, the micarta handle is also given orange anodized pivot rings.
At just over 2” long, the insta360 X3 is the perfect compact waterproof touchscreen action camera for making your own movies. It shoots in 5.7k at a 360-degree angle, letting you pick your cuts in post with the help of user-friendly AI-powered editing software.
Shinola The Runwell 47mm
Michigan’s own Shinola has made quite a name for itself in just over a decade, rising up from the ashes of a defunct shoe polish brand. With one foot in retro Americana, the Runwell sports a quartz movement and a sizable 47mm stainless steel case for making a statement.
Scoured: The Best Gear on Amazon for November 2022
If you need quality goods to prepare you for spending time both indoors and outdoors this winter, check out last month’s guide to the best gear on Amazon.