As surprising as it might seem, we’re already well into 2019. In spite of the ever-quickening calendar and the swift approach of spring, however, it’s still cold and snowy across much of the Northern Hemisphere. In fact, there’s still a good amount of frosty weather still to come. And that means there’s also plenty of winter adventures yet to be had.
With that in mind, we’ve taken inspiration from the Great White North and its frozen expanses to put together this month’s Scoured guide. All available on Amazon, this snow-white collection of gear ranges from high-tech essentials, to backcountry-ready apparel, to urban everyday carry, and more. So take advantage of this colder time of year while you can and stock up on some snow-inspired gear while you’re at it.
Pelican Water Bottle
Made in the USA and featuring a leak-proof screw-on cap with a convenient carry handle, this double-wall vacuum-insulated water bottle is the perfect compact companion for all your outdoor adventures. That’s only bolstered by the fact that it can keep liquids cold for 24 hours and hot for 12. Plus, it comes with a lifetime guarantee.
Fjallraven Braided Knit Hat
Made from a durable combination of real wool and polyamide (a synthetic polymer), this beanie cap boasts classic Nordic styling in a package that will keep your head warm and comfortable no matter how cold the weather gets outside. And if white isn’t your color of choice, it comes in a number of alternative options, as well.
Adidas Terrex Agravic Sneakers
Built specifically for the rigors of outdoor exploration, the Adidas Terrex Agravic sneaker is a comfortable and lightweight trail runner that’s equipped to handle even the harshest of terrain. This is thanks in part to its Continental lugged sole, Boost midsole for extra comfort in the footbed, and abrasion-resistant exterior.
WD My Passport External Hard Drive
With a whopping terabyte of storage space, this pocket-size external hard drive is one of the best ways to keep all of your data on hand whether you’re headed into the office or traveling around the world. And if that’s not enough for you, there are alternative options that go up to four whole terabytes. That includes auto backups courtesy of Western Digital, password-protected encryption, multiple USB ports, and compatibility with both Mac and Windows devices.
Victorinox Spartan Swiss Army Knife
A beautiful and sleek take on a classic everyday carry staple, the Victorinox Spartan Swiss Army Knife boasts 12+ built-in functions that range from a knife blade, to a corkscrew, to a bottle and can opener, and a good deal more. It also features handsome polished ABS scales, a beautiful Polispectral finish on all the tool inserts, and it’s the perfect size for discreet pocket carry.
Perfect as a modular attachment to your YETI Hopper, but also great on its own, the Sidekick is made from super-durable puncture-resistant DryHide fabric that makes it one of the best storage solutions for anything you don’t want to get wet. Even the zipper is water-resistant — so you can stash your phone, keys, or whatever else inside and keep it dry when you’re out on the water or stuck in the rain.
Amazon Echo Plus Smart Hub
If you’re one of the few folks who doesn’t already own a smart hub for your home, it might be time to get on board with the trend. And you can’t do much better than Amazon’s Echo Plus. Not only is it a handsome piece of hardware with 360-degrees of sound, but it can control all of your other smart home devices with just the sound of your voice. It will keep you informed of news, your calendar, and it has tech built in that can discern your commands even if you’re playing music.
There’s no denying the fact that Apple has set the standard for wireless earbuds with their AirPods. And that’s not likely to change anytime soon. These bad boys are beautiful, play for up to five hours per charge, can offer three hours of playback with just fifteen minutes-worth of juice, and come in their own handy charging case.
Heimplanet Motion Ellipse Backpack
As you might guess from the name of the collection, Heimplanet’s Motion Ellipse backpack was made specifically to function well when movement is involved. That means it conforms to your body as you trek up a trail or maneuver through the city — not the other way around. It also benefits from gorgeous minimalist styling, has 25L of storage, and is remarkably lightweight on top of being durable.
GoPro HERO7 White Action Camera
Like Apple’s AirPods are the standard in wireless earbuds, GoPro’s HERO series is the industry standard for action cameras. And with offerings like the HERO7 White, it’s easy to see why. Waterproof even without a housing, this camera can shoot full-HD video or stills of 10MP, has an intuitive touchscreen display, and even has its own built-in image stabilization tech.
Suunto Spartan Trainer HR Smartwatch
If you’re a triathlete or a hardcore outdoorsman and you want to get yourself a smartwatch to join you on your adventures, you should absolutely turn to Suunto. Their Spartan Trainer HR is loaded with impressive features that range from fitness tracking (with heart-rate monitoring), to GPS mapping, and so much more. It’s even waterproof, so you can take it for a swim whether you’re just training or actually competing in a race.
Triple F.A.T. Goose SAGA Norden Parka
A beautiful balance of modern materials and classic natural ones, the SAGA Norden Parka was made for cold weather adventuring. It boasts a real coyote fur-lined hood, high-fill power goose down insulation perfect for extreme climates, a hydrophobic exterior for top-tier waterproofing, and more. For a warm winter weather parka, you can’t do much better than this.
Scoured: The Best Gear On Amazon - February 2019
White is not a gear color for everyone, but you can always bet on black. And our last month’s best gear on Amazon roundup has plenty of shadowy and crimson tones to suit your darker tastes.