Scoured: The Best Gear On Amazon

Aug 3, 2020

Category: Gear

As any boy scout worth their salt can tell you, one of the primary keys to any successful journey, expedition, or endeavor is preparation. And with the better part of this year’s summer already in our rearview mirrors, it’s time to start thinking about your plans for the upcoming fall season. Even though close-quarter social gatherings don’t appear to be anywhere on the immediate horizon in light of the ongoing global pandemic, there’s nothing stopping you from packing up some equipment and heading out into the wild to do some camping or to spend a day on the trail.

So, to help get you prepared for the forthcoming chillier months, we’ve thoroughly combed through Amazon’s expansive online catalog to bring you this selection of fall and winter-ready gear. This collection of primarily technical knit and wool items have been chosen for their ability to stand up to colder climates, or for their ability to put a novel or modern spin on existing pieces of classic gear. Furthermore, each item on this list boasts rugged construction and hardwearing materials that will allow them to last for seasons to come, if not decades.

Carhartt Acrylic Beanie

While the numbers often cited are almost always wildly-exaggerated, we do lose an enormous amount of heat through our heads, which is why a beanie has long been an essential garment for any outdoor enthusiast. Offered in more than 20 colors, this 100% acrylic and rib-knit fabric beanie is made in America and adorned in the legendary workwear brand’s classic logo patch.

Purchase: $15

100% iTrack Gloves

These gloves from 100% were engineered to handle the extreme rigors of motocross and dual-sport riding, so you can trust that they’re good to stand up to any camp or chore duties. Decorated in grip-bolstering silicon-printed palm graphics, the iTrack features stretch suede palms, twill span backs, Airprene cuff and thumb panels, foam overlays, and Trek-Dry finger gussets.

Purchase: $25+

Velomacchi Speedway Impact Laptop Sleeve

Built to the same exacting standards as the Pacific Northwest brand’s hardwearing motorcycle luggage and gear, Velomacchi’s Speedway Impact sleeve can accommodate a laptop or tablet up to 15” in size. The sleeve is comprised of a quilted and reinforced 1680D ballistic nylon shell — with watertight reverse bail YKK zippers — containing a stretch microfiber lining and robustly padded throughout via polyethylene impact foam.

Purchase: $59+

G-SHOCK GA700CM Series Watch

Packing immense utility and wildly-rugged construction, it’s unsurprising that G-SHOCK’s watches have become a go-to choice for adventurers and military personnel alike, and the Seiko sub label’s GA700CM wonderfully encapsulates these qualities with a 53.4mm resin case that can survive depths of more than 650’ and drop-tests of 100’. The watch also comes preloaded with settings for 48 major cities across 31 time zones.

Purchase: $97+

Pendleton Trona Sneaker

Equally at home in the city or out on the trails, Pendleton’s Trona sneakers are a versatile pair of high-tops that feature uppers composed of waterproof leather and the brand’s water-resistant wool. Inside, the shoe gets a dual-density EVA liner and a Pendleton wool top-sheet while lining the bottom of the shoe is a Vibram XS Trek rubber compound that provides ample grip, even on wet surfaces.

Purchase: $107+

Dango D01 Dapper Bifold Pen Wallet

Dango’s D01 Dapper Bifold Pen Wallet is a compact, military-inspired alternative to traditional bulky items, boasting an RFID-blocking machined aluminum chassis mated to a water-resistant DTEX cover via mil-spec hardware and supplemented via an external silicone cash strap. Compatible with Dango’s MT02 multi-tool, this wallet comes with an included integrated anodized aluminum EDC pen (which accepts Schmidt 4889M refills) and a wallet-sized 48-page notebook.

Purchase: $109

adidas RPT-01 Headphones

adidas’ RPT-01 model is a wireless over-ear take on typical in-ear sports and running headphones. IPX4-rated, the headphones are wrapped in a removable and washable technical knit covers on the ear cushions and headband. Equipped with Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity, they also sport a metal frame, an external control knob for music playback, and an extended 40-hour battery life.

Purchase: $118+

Velomacchi 25L Speedway Tail Bag

A tail bag for when you’re on the bike, and a standard duffel when off it, Velomacchi’s Speedway bag puts a thoroughly rugged spin on regular bags, with a waterproof and highly-abrasion-resistant 500D ACQUAFORTE high-tenacity nylon shell that’s engineered to survive slides on the tarmac on freeway speeds. A bevy of loops, attachment points, and two extra pairs of tie-down straps allow for a wide variety of mounting options, too.

Purchase: $179

Kizer Mini Sheepdog C01C

Arguably the finest cleaver-style knives in the EDC realm, Kizer’s Mini Sheepdog is a premium knife through and through, with a ball-bearing-guided 2.625″ blade deployed from a perfectly-countered set of milled titanium handles. This limited edition version of the Mini Sheepdog replaces the normal CPM-S35VN blade with a top-shelf Vinland Damasteel item. Kizer also makes a full-size version of the Chris Conaway-designed knife that packs a 3.25″ blade.

Purchase: $299

Filson Mackinaw Cruiser Jacket

Perfectly encapsulating the “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it” ethos, Filson’s Mackinaw Wool Cruiser jacket was first patented back in 1914 and remains in production to this day. Made from the American heritage brand’s warmest wool, the rugged piece of winter workwear is made from 24oz virgin Mackinaw wool, which can reportedly absorb around a third of its own weight in moisture without leaving the jacket feeling damp.

Purchase: $345+

Scoured: The Best Gear On Amazon - July 2020

Not quite ready to start thinking about the upcoming colder months and still want to capitalize on what’s left of the summer? Then be sure to check out the items from last month’s guide to the best gear on Amazon for a slew of surf-centric selections to help you get the most of the year’s remaining dog days.

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