It’s admittedly difficult to shop for gear in that period when winter is ending and spring is starting to begin. The weather’s unpredictable and the temperature’s mercurial. Good thing we have resources like Amazon, where you can find clothing and accessories for any situation all year long. We’ve put together a guide to the best gear available from the retail giant right now, tapping brown and red colorways.
Maker’s Mark 46 Bourbon
Debuting in 1958, Maker’s Mark began as a new premium pick for those ready to make the swap from Wild Turkey or Jim Beam. The bourbon used wheat instead of rye, it tasted like (alcoholic) cookies, and it had this really classy-looking red wax seal on top. All these years later, despite the influx of hundreds of bourbon distilleries across the nation, Maker’s Mark is still a favorite for any enthusiast. This 46 expression takes the brand’s iconic liquid and ages it for an extra few months with French oak staves.
Gestalten The Rebel’s Wardrobe
If you’ve ever been curious about how certain men’s styles became iconic and ubiquitous, look no further than gestalten’s The Rebel’s Wardrobe. Featuring the immortal James Dean on the cover, the nearly-300-page book dedicates a section to nearly 50 different sartorial pieces, from the white t-shirt to the varsity jacket, and details why each of them became classics and who helped embed them into popular culture.
Distil Union Folly MagLock Seafarer Polarized Sunglasses
Distil has proven time and time again that a quality pair of shades doesn’t have to come at a premium price. Arguably the best perceived value of any eyewear brand on the market, the South Carolina-based brand launched its magnetic MagLock sunglasses on Kickstarter over a decade ago and, despite continuing to improve its flagship products, hasn’t changed its mission. These Folly Seafarers are no exception, with a timeless aesthetic and high durability and comfort.
Filson Travel Pack
When you’re traveling for days at a time, you don’t want to mess around with dollar store Dopp kits. Filson’s Travel Pack not only holds 6L of toiletries and essentials for your trip but keeps them secure. This isn’t the Washington-based brand’s only travel kit, but it’s the best for the price and gets the job done in style. Constructed with rugged twill cotton, the bag features two additional pockets inside, as well as one on the outside. The zippers also won’t let you down, secured with tear-resistant nylon and fitted with bridle leather pulls.
Dango D01 Dapper EDC Wallet
Since launching in 2015, Dango has stood out from the crowd with its extra-mile designs and supreme quality, all made in the USA. This D01 Dapper bifold EDC wallet is among its most popular items. Serving well as one of the best money holders in the game — holding up to 17 cards and cash, and constructed using top-grain leather — the wallet takes things a step further with its paracord lanyard anchor built into the 6061 aerospace-grade aluminum chassis, which is attached via mil-spec bolts. To be honest, this is one of the more “simple” designs from Dango, but it’s still better than most others on the market.
Big Idea Design Slim Bolt Action Pen
We’re in an age when pens that cost $100 are no longer as staggering as they once were. That’s because the time and care have been put into making these products as long-lasting and performative as they’ve ever been before. Take, for example, this Slim Bolt Action Pen from Big Idea Design. It’s made from a solid piece of copper and can be used with whatever ink refill you put in it. Internally, it also features an automatic adjusting collet to minimize “tip wiggle” no matter what kind of refill you use.
Hogue x Sig Sauer K320 M17 Folding Knife
For this special edition of Hogue’s K320 Folding Knife, the United States-based knife brand partnered with renowned firearms firm Sig Sauer. Weighing just over 4oz, this new iteration was made to pair with the latter’s products, which are used by both the military and law enforcement. Finished in a coyote-colored PVD, the drop-point blade is made from CPM-S30V stainless steel and paired with a polymer handle equipped with a tight ABLE locking mechanism.
Danner Men’s Mountain 600 4.5″ Hiking Boot
When it launched in 2017, Danner’s Mountain 600 rocked the outdoor gear space by bringing a heritage-inspired silhouette to the modern world of technical hiking boots. On the outside, the shoes are made to look like the leather boots from the brand’s earliest days in the ‘30s. However, plenty of Vibram in the outsole and midsole, an open-cell OrthoLite footbed, and a TPU heel frame would tell you otherwise.
G-SHOCK DW-5600SMB-4JR Super Mario Bros. Watch
Casio’s G-SHOCK is no stranger to outside-the-box and inspired special editions, but last year’s collaboration with Nintendo might take the cake. Immensely popular with collectors and even non-watch wearers, the Super Mario Bros.-themed timepiece uses the Japanese watchmaker’s iconic 5600 series to evoke nostalgia as it looks back at the original 1985 video game. As the original NES game pushes 40 years, the character Mario has shown no signs of growing old and is just as popular as ever in 2023.
Outdoor Research Foray II Jacket
For traversing the unpredictable weather of late winter/early spring, make sure you’re equipped with something that can be as flexible as you need it to be. Outdoor Research’s Foray II Jacket is made with dual-layer GORE-TEX PACLITE lined with 50D polyester for maximum waterproof-breathable capability. Although it protects you well from the elements, this coat isn’t heavy by any means. Plus, it’s constructed with TorsoFlo vents on the sides in case you need some extra airflow.
Scoured: The Best Gear on Amazon for February 2023
If you’re looking for some more options to equip yourself for springtime, check out our guide to the best gear on Amazon from last month.