To say that the world is in a scary state right now is perhaps the understatement of the century. However, while we’re all in quarantine — self-imposed or otherwise — one of the things that is helping us all cope with the COVID-19 crisis is remembering that, eventually, we’ll all get past it (at least to some degree). And once we’re past it, we’re all going to be abundantly eager to get back out in the world.
When we do finally get to meander our way back into the city streets, some of us are going to want to don some of our finest gear and hit the town — going to bars, restaurants, or even just for a walk around the block for some fresh air. And we’re going to want to do it dressed to the nines and geared out in our best. That’s what this month’s Amazon Scoured guide is about: a collection of handsome and functional city-going gear for when things get back to “normal” — whatever that may entail.
Carhartt Acrylic Watch Hat A18
Once a strict workwear brand, Carhartt has transformed into something else. Yes, they still have their working man’s staple gear, but they’ve also been embraced by the streetwear community. Whether you’re headed to the job site or going out for a cup of coffee in the morning, the brand’s Acrylic Watch Hat A18 will keep your dome warm and cozy, and it will look good while doing it.
Gerber Armbar Cork Multi-Tool
A new pocket-friendly offering from the folks at Gerber, the Armbar Cork Multi-Tool takes up about the same space as a pocket knife but boasts 9 built-in tools that include a corkscrew, pry bar, scissors, can opener, bottle opener, and (of course) a knife blade with a matching frame lock. Plus, if you don’t like it in orange, it comes in gold or black also.
KeySmart Pro Key Organizer
Combining the convenience and everyday carry-friendliness of a key organizer with some beneficial tech for those of a forgetful nature, the KeySmart Pro is a clever addition to any EDC loadout. Not only can it track your keys using an included app and Bluetooth technology (and vice versa), but it comes with a built-in flashlight, a removable bottle opener, and it can hold up to 10 keys.
Sawyer Select Series Water Filter
Especially if you’re big into the idea of outdoor adventure, you should own a portable personal water filter. And this bottle-included Sawyer Select Series option is one of the best. Built into the spout, this water filter cleans 99.9% of all waterborne bacteria, chemicals, protozoa, and more — all in just 10 seconds. Best of all, it’s good for a whopping 400 uses before it needs replacing.
Fjallraven High Coast Trail Backpack
One of the cleanest and most minimalist designs to come out of the Fjallraven workshop, the High Coast Trail Backpack has mountaineering DNA but styling that would certainly not look out of place in the city. It’s also made from the brand’s G-1000 Eco fabric (a recycled blend of polyester and cotton), has 26L of internal space, expandable side pockets, and compression straps.
Ray-Ban RB3025 Aviator Sunglasses
Ray-Ban’s Aviator sunglasses are about as classic a silhouette as they come, but you don’t have to settle for drab silver with gray lenses. Give your wardrobe a pop of color with this gold-framed version sporting bright orange gradient lenses. They’re still crafted from the same sturdy materials and offer 100% UV protection, but they’re a bit louder.
Vivobarefoot Gobi Ii Classic Desert Ankle Boot
A clever minimalist take on the classic chukka boot, this Vivobarefoot Gobi ankle boot features a sturdy canvas upper, a simple lacing system, and the brand’s thinnest TPU outsole to-date. Slip into a pair of these and you’ll look stylish while remaining comfortable and ready to tackle any adventure.
Snow Peak Titanium Curve Flask
While we wouldn’t encourage drinking in public (unless it’s perfectly legal), it’s sometimes a good idea to keep a stash of your favorite bourbon whiskey on hand for those times where you can enjoy a swig or two responsibly — either on your own or with friends. And that’s far simpler to manage if you have something like Snow Peak’s Titanium Curve Flask — which holds 6.4 ounces of liquid, is leakproof, and is practically indestructible.
Alpha Industries MA-1 Flight Bomber Jacket
One of the most classic men’s jackets of all time — and a play on a mil-spec staple — the Alpha Industries MA-1 Flight Bomber Jacket is instantly-recognizable, never goes out of style, and is warm enough to wear in chilly weather but not so insulated you couldn’t keep in on through spring. Paired with a signature orange lining and a “Remove Before Flight” tag, this is a style staple every man should own.
Bell & Ross Vintage BR V2-92 Garde Cotes Watch
Powered by a self-winding automatic movement, equipped with a stainless steel case (and matching link band) that’s good for 330 feet of water resistance, fitted with a dive timer rotating bezel, and finished off with a subtle date window, the Bell & Ross BR V2-92 Garde Cotes Watch is a classy and fitting tribute to the Coast Guard.
Scoured: The Best Gear On Amazon - March 2020
For those who prefer their gear as clean as freshly-fallen snow, you’ll find what you’re looking for on last month’s guide to the best gear on Amazon.