Winter is finally approaching its end and the first bits of spring are starting to show. And while we’ll be happy to have some warmer weather, we’re also going to miss a lot of the positives of the coldest season of the year — like fresh snow, less crowded trails, and the ability to utilize some of our more ruggedized gear. However, it’s not quite springtime yet — meaning there are still winter adventures yet to be had. If you’re looking to squeeze the last bits of fun out of the frozen wilds, you might just find some equipment to make that happen on this month’s Scoured guide to the best gear on Amazon, the online retail giant.
Flowfold Minimalist Wallet
This ultra-slim minimalist wallet is actually crafted from recycled carbon fiber sailcloth. In fact, it’s so light and waterproof that it can float. It can also hold 8-10 cards and folded bills, is available in a number of colors, and was made in the USA.
Snow Peak Lapel Torch
A brilliant solution to the problem of how you hold a flashlight when you need both of your hands, Snow Peak’s Lapel Torch has a handy magnetic clip so you can just attach it to a garment, bag, or whatever else. It also boasts four lighting modes — including an emergency strobe — so you can customize it to the situation in which you find yourself.
Adidas Terrex AX3 GTX Sneaker
Don’t let their snow-white exteriors fool you, these Adidas Terrex AX3 sneakers are not about to get stained in the great outdoors, as they’re actually equipped with GORE-TEX waterproofing — meaning the rain, sleet, and snow will just bead right off. They also have a grippy Continental lugged outsole for exceptional grip in any conditions.
Helly Hansen Crew Sailing Jacket
Helly Hansen has been making exceptional sailing race-quality outerwear for a long time. In fact, this weatherproof jacket with its hideaway hood, fleece-lined collar, and breathable waterproof membrane make this an ideal garment for inclement weather. What’s even better is that it is completely machine washable, so you don’t need special care between treks.
Julbo Vermont Glacier Sunglasses
With their iconic rounded styling and attached wind guards, Julbo’s Vermont Glacier Sunglasses are the perfect mountaineering eyewear for windy winter conditions, but they still look great, as well. That’s also bolstered by the fact that it has wrap-around ear guards to keep them in place no matter what your adventure has in store. Of course, if you want to tone them down for everyday wear, the leather guards are also removable.
Case Bowie Knife
A hefty and intimidating fixed blade if there ever was one, Case’s American-made Bowie Knife boasts a gargantuan 9.5″ mirror-polished Tru-Sharp stainless steel blade, a white synthetic handle, and gold-colored hardware — including that crossguard. Along with its included leather sheath, this hefty hunting knife also comes with a lifetime warranty.
Bose SoundLink Wireless Headphones
Though you might not want to take these wireless headphones up a mountain, they’re perfect for the travel it will take to get to said mountain. They feature immersive hi-fi sound, Bluetooth connectivity for easy syncing, 15 hours of playback per charge, and they have a 30-foot range.
Mountain Hardwear Alpine Light 50 Backpack
Perfect for all-weather adventure and rugged enough to survive the most rigorous mountaineering trips, Mountain Hardwear’s Alpine Light 50 Backpack can store up to 50L of gear, has a waterproof and ultra-tough Dyneema exterior, features an aluminum support frame for heftier loads, and has plenty of connection points and lashes for all your additional accessories — like an ice axe.
Victorinox Swiss Army Dive Master 500 Watch
Though it might not look like it, there’s a lot going on with Victorinox’s Swiss Army Dive Master watch you see here. For starters, it is waterproof to 500 meters and has a rotating dive timer bezel. The dial also features 60-second, 12-hour, and 24-hour markings. It’s also powered by a reliable Swiss quartz movement, has a stainless steel case, and comes with a comfy and durable silicone band.
DJI Mavic Mini Drone
Weighing in at just 250 grams in total, the Mavic Mini is DJI’s smallest flying drone to date. In fact, it’s so small it doesn’t have to conform to the FAA’s strict guidelines and does not require government registration. It also flies for up to 30 minutes, has a built-in 4K HD camera, and is loaded with handy AI-assisted tech.
Scoured: The Best Gear On Amazon - February 2020
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