We’ve done it. We’ve all survived another year. And whether or not you are the type of person to make a bunch of resolutions, it is hard to deny that there is something invigorating about hanging up a new calendar.
The new year means 365 more shots at doing something different, taking new risks, or perfecting a hard earned skill. Some of that stuff will require nothing but attention, self-regulation, and hard work. Others will simply demand more of your time. The list we’ve assembled here is for the tasks, hobbies, and goals that will require new gear. Yeah, we get it. We are all a little dizzy from all the buying we’ve done in the past month for our friends and family. If you’re lucky enough to have gotten some holiday cash, however, this is a great time to pick up some new gear. No matter what your fancy is – whiskey, hiking, racing around town on your bike, or taking the dog out for walks early in the morning – we have assembled a series of picks just for you. Take a look and see for yourself what we’ve Scoured through on Amazon this January.
Made from a high-quality cow leather, this 6 foot long and half inch thick leash is a simple, trustworthy pick for your dog. Free of frills or unneeded tech – you can just clip this thing onto Fido’s leash or harness and get out there and go.
Northern Fir Beard Oil
Made in small batches in Austin, Texas this beard oil is ideal for the guy looking to pay a little more attention to his looks in the new year. It not only gives your scruff a nice soft feel, but it leaves your skin moisturized and you smelling great.
Stanley Classic Lunch Box
Just about as simple as it gets. A classic lunchbox that looks like it belongs on a worksite in the 1950s. Made from a tough .6MM SPCD steel and featuring tough latches, this will be sure to last you a lifetime.
SOG Twitch II
Looking for a simple knife for EDC? We can’t recommend the SOG Twitch II enough. Featuring a 22.65-inch long blade made from AUS-8 steel, it is ideal for daily tasks like opening up boxes, and cutting away cumbersome straps or loose cords.
Schott Zwiesel Whiskey Glass
This set of 6 whiskey glasses are the perfect addition to your bar cart. Made from lead-free Tritan Crystal glass, these tinted whiskey tumblers will resist breakage, chipping, and scratching. Bottoms up.
Woolrich Puritan Path Chukka Boot
Made from genuine leather and wool, these tough and handsome waterproof boots are ideal for the guy looking to do as much rambling in the woods as walking through the city this year. They’re handsome, well built, and nice and warm for winter wear.
Chrome is just about the best in the game when it comes to making bags for commuting in the city. This one from the San Francisco based brand features a 1000D Cordura shell, a laminated EVA foam back panel, and tough truck tarp for waterproofing. Ride on.
Fujifilm Instax Mini 90
Maybe you’re looking to shoot more photos, or just adding to the arsenal in the new year. Either way this Instax Mini 90 is a great pick. This thing shoots instant film, and can automatically detect brightness and adjust for shutter speed and flash so getting the perfect shot is that much easier.
Heat 3 Smart Gloves
Originally designed for the German and Austrian special forces, these gloves are just about as badass as it gets. Waterproof, warm, and un-restricting, you can trek into the coldest weather and not worry about having to take your gloves off to shoot photos, fire a rifle, or tap out a text on your touchscreen phone.
Alpha Industries M-59 Fishtail Parka
Featuring a water resistant cotton/poly shell, a pure cotton lining, and a classic military look, this jacket from the old school military supplier turned fashion must-have is a great outer layer for fighting off the elements.
Salt Supply Pepper Spray Gun
New years bring fresh opportunities as well as unforeseen challenges. Stay prepared with the Salt Supply pepper spray gun. This handgun fires off chemical filled pellets that burst on impact and debilitate attackers and intruders.
Garmin Fenix 3 Sapphire
A smart watch in both senses of the word. This sharp looking timepiece features a genuine leather strap and a wild array of tools like GPS, an altimeter and barometer, fitness tracking, and much more.