Amazon is great. It’s easy to use, they have a huge variety of products to choose from, and they deliver by drone (well…not yet, but soon). But let’s be honest, one of the problems with a superstore is that with so many options it can be hard to pick just one.
We wanted to help narrow Amazon’s huge scope by sharing some of what has caught our eye this month. This time around, a wide array of gear stood out, from Amazon’s own brand new ‘Tap’ speaker that can play tunes and order pizza, to the vintage inspired field jacket that can protect you from the wind, rain, and cold. We scoured through the deepest parts of Amazon to bring you nothing but the good stuff. Check out our March 2016 picks below.
Stanley Classic Flask
Whether you’re looking to carry around a little liquid courage, or just want to keep some tasty juice on hand, this Stanley is a solid grab. The wide-mouthed stainless steel flasks are rust resistant, BPA free, and come with an integrated lanyard so you’ll never lose your cap. The storied mug and bottle company offers these eight-ounce flasks in six different different colors, from black to our personal favorite – hammertone green.
Carry on Cocktail
This carry-on cocktail kit is perfect for those long and annoying flights (shouts out to crying babies and kids kicking your chair). Instead of white-knuckling it until you land, this tin kit comes with all you need to mix yourself an old-fashioned and kick back and relax a little. Included in this three-by-four inch container is a recipe card, spoon, aromatic bitters, and cane sugar. Flying just got better.
Repose Samai Succulent Planter
Sometimes succulents are only as good looking as the pot you plant them in. Made out of lightweight cement and natural fibers, this weatherproof planter has a great minimalist look and feel that contrasts really well with the lush green or purple tones of succulent and cactus plants. The rubberized base will protect your furniture from the hard cement, and keep water from leaking through to the bottom. You can get these in medium, large, and extra large sizes.
Tec Accessories Pixel Keychain
This LED flashlight puts 25 lumens of LED power on your keychain. Weighing less than half an ounce and measuring in at under two inches, this little pocket flashlight is perfect for shedding light in dark nooks and crannies, or onto maps late at night. Running off of three watch batteries and machined out of stainless steel, this is an easy bit of everyday carry that you’ll get lots of use out of.
Spyderco Dog Tag Folding Knife
This tiny folding blade from Colorado-based knife makers Spyderco is great for everyday carry. It is small and portable, but is sharp and durable enough to provide utility to the user. Designed to be the same size and shape of a military dog tag, this can easily fit into your pocket or around your neck. The handle is built form titanium, and the one-inch long blade is S30V steel, both of which are anodized black.
Biltwell Bonanza Half Helmet
Biltwell has combined classic American style, comfort, and safety with their Bonanza half helmet. Made with an injection molded ABS outer shell and a hand-sewn removable brushed lycra liner with contrasting diamond-stitched quilted open-cell foam padding, this will sit snug on your head and keep you secure. The helmet is adjustable, coming in six different sizes each with a rugged steel-plated d-ring neck strap, and three snap buttons for visor attachments. You can pick up this DOT approved hand painted helmet in flat black, gloss black, or gloss white.
Alpha Industries M-65 Field Jacket
First issued to soldiers during the 1960s, the mid-weight M-65 jacket is now available to civilians via Alpha Industries. The field coat comes with a concealed hood, draw cords around the mid-section, and a sturdy brass zipper and fasteners that help keep you protected from the elements. Made with a cotton-nylon blend for water resistance, this jacket is both wind and tear resistant. It’s rated for winter climates ranging from 25 degrees to 40 and comes in olive, brown, navy, black, and camo.
Amazon Tap Speaker
The Amazon Tap is much more than just a portable bluetooth speaker. Equipped with a WiFi connection and great audio quality, it can do anything from order a pizza to give you the day’s news. With Amazon’s proprietary Alexa Voice integrated into the speaker, you can tap the microphone button to ask for different songs from a variety of streaming services, or get the weather for the next week. Powered by Dolby dual stereo speakers, this piece of tech projects a 360-degree range of high quality audio for up to 9-hours. The Tap is designed to get smarter as you use it, and is set to receive updated features and skills as time goes on.
Bellroy Leather Elements Wallet
The famed slim-wallet maker has designed a super rugged billfold built to keep out water and muck. Featuring a water-resistant zipper and a thick leather body, this wallet is as good for keeping out the weather as it is for traveling. With room for multiple currencies, passport, and large enough to fit most smart-phones – you’ll be sure to get a lot of utility out of this sleekly designed piece.
Got to Go Bag by Blue Ridge Overland Gear
This American made ‘Got to Go’ bag by Blue Ridge Overland Gear is a perfect messenger for carrying your everyday essentials. Made out of the super tough 500 Denier Cordura, the bag features large velcro sections on the inside and out so you can add on extra pouches and sections as you see fit. The exterior loops are great for hooking on water-bottles, or whatever else you can’t fit in the pack, while the bright interior makes it easy to find items deep in the bag.
Bose QuietComfort 25 Noise Cancelling Headphones
Whether on your commute, in the office, or just at home – it can be really relieving to turn off all the noise and just listen to your music. If anyone is good at doing that, it is Bose. These QuietComfort headphones boast the deep and textured sound you would expect from the dependable audio company, along with supreme noise-cancelling technology. Designed to be lightweight and fit comfortably around your ear, these headphones look, feel, and sound great. Showcased here in a stellar triple back edition, you can get these with either Apple or Samsung/Android inline mic/remotes.
Lum Tec Combat B28 Watch
This Lum Tec Combat watch is stylish, rugged, and capable of working through tough conditions. Set in a stainless steel case and covered with a scratch-proof double sided crystal, this watch face is designed to tell military time. The hour hand only moves around the face once a day, reading 00:00 hours to 24:00, making it much easier to discern between AM and PM. Coming with either black or green nylon straps and a partially glowing face, this is a great get for the guy looking for a tough watch.