Scoured: The Best Gear on Amazon for January 2023

While we’re big on expressing one’s gratitude and appreciation towards friends and family members via carefully selected gifts during the holiday season, we also very much believe in rewarding one’s self, especially after a long and difficult year like the one we just had. With an unparalleled selection and lightning-fast delivery times, Amazon has long been one of our go-to sources for gifts and gear, whether purchased for a loved one, pal, coworker, or as a treat for ourselves. And with the holiday season now fresh in our rearview mirrors, now is the perfect time to snag yourself that special something you’ve had your eye on. To help kick off your search, we’ve rounded up some of the latest and greatest items available on the online retail platform for this curated guide to this month’s best gear on Amazon. 

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Chrome Industries Mini Buckle Quick-Release Keychain

Spanning nearly 6” in length, the Chrome Industries Mini Buckle Keychain is a quick-release item that’s modeled after the buckle used on the shoulder strap of the San Francisco brand’s messenger bags — albeit in a downsized, miniature form.  

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Nothing Ear (stick) Wireless Earbuds

Weighing in at just 4.5 grams each, the Nothing Ear (stick) is an affordable pair of minimalistic yet premium true wireless earbuds that pack touch controls, Clear Voice tech, custom-built and tuned 12.6mm dynamic drivers, 29 hours of collective battery life, and the ability to gain an additional 2 full hours of music playback after just 10 minutes of charging. 

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ZiiLock X Smart Folding Bike Lock

IP67-rated, the ZiiLock X Smart Folding Bike Lock is a modern and high-tech take on two-wheeled security that’s made from an insanely rugged steel alloy that can withstand over 12 tons of force. This lock also features Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity, fingerprint scan-unlocking, a Lithium battery that provides more than a month of life, and the ability to pair with the ZiiLock App to show the lock’s location or battery level. 

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Leatherman Charge Plus

Constructed around a butterfly-opening stainless steel frame cloaked in sculpted G10 scales, the Leatherman Charge Plus is a pocketable, EDC-friendly multi-tool that comes loaded with 19 tools and functions including sets of regular and needle nose pliers, wire cutters and strippers, a saw, spring-action scissors, a can opener, a 420HC serrated knife, and a straight-edged blade composed of premium CPM S30V steel. 

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509 Sinister X7 Ignite S1 Goggle

Sold in more than half-a-dozen color options and available in polarized, HCS, and photochromatic versions, the 509 Sinister X7 Ignite S1 is a high-end pair of winter-ready riding goggles that feature a hard frame with a 5MAG Lens Retention System, shuttered venting, and a heated inner lens that’s set beneath a rugged outer PC lens with multiple coatings including one of the Oleophobic variety. 

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Le Creuset 5.5 Qt Enameled Cast Iron Signature Round Dutch Oven

Backed by a limited lifetime warranty, the Le Creuset 5.5 Qt Enameled Cast Iron Signature Round Dutch Oven is a must-have kitchen essential for any amateur or professional cook. Capable of withstanding extreme prolonged temperatures, this Dutch oven sports an enameled cast iron construction, with loop side handles, and an advanced sand-colored interior enamel that boasts even greater resistance to wear than the exterior.

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Arc’teryx Acrux LT GTX Boot

Also protected by a lifetime warranty, the Arc’teryx Acrux LT GTX Boot undoubtedly represents one of the finest pairs of hiking boots that money can currently buy, with wildly-rugged micro-plated SuperFabric uppers, PU foam mid-soles, a 3mm carbon footplate, a full GORE-TEX laminate membrane, and a locking lace closure system — all set atop an ultra-rugged and super grippy Vibram Mont outsole.

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LEGO Technic Ferrari Daytona SP3 Set

Measuring 6″ H x 10” W x 24” D — making it the brand’s largest brick-built car model to date — the LEGO Technic Ferrari Daytona SP3 Set is a 3,778-piece kit that boasts a slew of impressive lifelike features such as a working eight-speed sequential gearbox, a set of opening butterfly doors, special chrome-inspired rims, and a V12 engine with moving pistons. 

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MMXZ 25L Moto Hard Shell Backpack

Equipped with a rigid shell mated to a special harness design, the MMXZ 25L Moto Hard Shell Backpack is a fully waterproof, two-wheel-specific carry solution that conforms to and hugs its wearer’s back, rather than dancing around during movement and throwing off its wearer’s balance while they ride. Weighing in at 5.5lbs, this motorcycle backpack is also offered in eight different color options. 

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Bell x RSD Bullitt Carbon Mullholland Helmet

A limited edition brain bucket born out of a collaboration between two iconic Southern California brands, the Bell x RSD Bullitt Carbon Mullholland Helmet sports a low-profile matte carbon fiber composite shell that’s been decorated via ’70s and ‘80s-inspired desert racing colors and various sponsor branding. DOT-certified and backed by an industry-leading five-year warranty, the helmet also features integrated speaker pockets, a removable and washable leather interior, a suite of intake and exhaust ports, and a padded chin strap with a leather D-ring closure.

Scoured: The Best Gear on Amazon for December 2022

Interested in checking out a more outdoor-focused collection of items all lined together via a blacked-out color way? Then be sure to check out last year’s final installment of the best gear on Amazon for ten additional handpicked items that are available via the online retail giant