Getting ready for the winter is no joke. You need to make sure you have the right coat, good gloves, solid boots, and tested gear on hand to take on all of the unique challenges of the colder months of the year. What a lot of people don’t quite know is how much of this gear you can find on one of the world’s largest online store.
As the light gets a bit more sparse and the cold mornings have turned into cold afternoons and cold days – we’ve been on the lookout for some good picks to keep us warm, dry, and comfortable. Some are pretty obvious – a thick pair of gloves to keep your fingers from turning in to icicles. Still others, not quite the first thing to come to your mind – a good book to keep by your side while you spend a rainy day indoors with a whisky, an EDC flashlight in your pocket for when power lines go down. What unifies all of these picks – beyond the fact that they are all built for taking on cold and wet weather – is that they can all be picked up on the same store. Take a scroll through our list of the best gear on Amazon this November and see for yourself if you can fill any holes in your late-fall setup.
It’s mid-Fall and the weather out there will only continue to get colder. That doesn’t mean that any and all work needed to get done around the house should be put off on a count of cold. No, instead pick up a set of these Carhartt gloves, made from 100 percent Polyester and features ultra-soft insulation, performance-wicking lining, and are dura-dry waterproof, windproof and host breathable inserts so sweaty hands won’t be an issue.
LA Leather Co Key Chain
Keychains might just be one of the most overlooked carry items on the market. We don’t always seek them out yet constantly need them to keep things organized. LA Leather Co. offers this handsome keychain, made of genuine English Bridle Leather in brown with fixtures in solid brass for those invested in their stylish appearance. And with a figure 8 scissor belt clip, this USA-made keychain will easily attach to just about any belt loop out there.
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
A little in-your-face American history never hurt anyone, especially if you find yourself on a plane in transit to a destination during the upcoming holiday season. This New York Times Bestselling memoir takes a “worts-and-all” approach in outlining the struggles and strifes of working class families in America’s Rust Belt, trying their hardest to fulfill their American dream yet finding it difficult to break through the institutions and sordid family histories surrounding them. Not the lightest of reads but certainly worth your time.
Magpul Industried DAKA Polymer Pouch
Whether you’re hitting the range, bugging out for an outdoor expedition, or building out an post-apocalyptic “go-bag,” this polymer pouch from Magpul Industries is your go-to for heavy-duty protection. It’s made from reinforced polymer fabric with anti-slip technology, boasts a welded construction for impenetrable seals, a YKK AquaGuard water repellant zipper, and 550 paracord with enhanced grip thanks to its heat shrink tubing. It’s a must have for any gear junkie out there.
Outdoor Nordic Pocket Saw
Carrying a chainsaw around with you in the outdoors isn’t exactly the smartest or more efficient way to roundup some firewood. Instead, this pocket saw from Nordic is a great way to enjoy the fruits of a standard chainsaw without the burden. It’s lightweight, packable, and made from heat treated high carbon steel that enables it to work with ease under the most extreme conditions. The grips are also made from heavy-duty nylon and it comes in a convenient condora carrying case for safe and easy storage.
Kershaw Ken Onion Blur
The need for a quality folding knife doesn’t change with the seasons. So if you’re in the market for something reliable that won’t break the bank then this Kershaw Ken Onion is right up your alley. It’s constructed from aluminum, features a 3.4-inch Sandvik 14C28N steel blade that extends the knife to a total of 7.9 inches when opened, hosts a SpeedSafe assisted opening, a liner lock, Thumbstud, and the handle is built from 6061-Ts anodized aluminum. It’s a serious knife for a not-so-serious price. Can’t go wrong here.
Olight S MINI
Here is the smallest side-switch offering from Olight, a perfect addition to any EDC arsenal for those dark and chilly nights ahead. It’s powered by a CR123A battery, boasts four levels of brightness (including a strobe mode), and ranges in brightness anywhere between 0.5 and 550 lumens thanks to its Cree XM-L2 LED and TIR lens. The Olight S is also built from red copper and titanium alloy so durability is not even a question with this little light.
Sperry Top-Sider Duck Boot Chukka Boot
What’s a fall trek through the woods or even a wetter-than-normal walk to work without a pair of waterproof boots to keep your feet dry in transit? This pair from Sperry boasts a leather construction, complete with a synthetic sole, and a Wellington toe with a non-marking outsole so they continue to look the part even after a bit of a rough go in the backcountry.
North Face Base Camp Duffel
With all this new gear at your beck and call it’s highly advised you keep everything organized within a bag of some sort. Take this North Face Base Camp Duffel for instance. With side zippered pockets, padded side handles, a D-zip opening with a weather-protective zipper flap and spacious main compartment, it’s the prefect companion for a weekend getaway or short vacation to the in-laws this Thanksgiving. Just be sure to pack an extra pair of travel headphones in case you need to tune out all the unnecessary noise.
Bellroy All Conditions Essentials Pocket
It’s one thing to have a waterproof phone case, it’s a whole other level of preparedness to get your hands on this Bellroy All Conditions Case that’s purposed to house not only your smartphone but all manner of utilities and small carry items that remain sensitive to the wet stuff. Use it to keep you passport, headphones, small pocket knives, or USB cords safe from harms way and organized thanks to their multiple storage slots, weather-proof construction and water-resistant zips.
Filson Lightweight Curiser Jacket Medium
With the weather getting colder, those rain showers aren’t going to be nearly as enjoyable as they were a couple months ago. That being said, it’s be wise to pick up this fully water-resistant cruiser jacket from Filson. It features a full width rear map pocket for exploration in those cellular dead zones, two double chest pockets with snap flap closures, a set of curved hand warmer pockets, and a two way zip front and drawcords for a snug fit. Step aside Mother Nature.
Based out of Detroit, Shinola builds some of the best watches around. And with both style and function in their wheelhouse, it’s hard to turn your head away from such quality American precision. This Runwell Watch, for example, features a stainless steel bezel, and reliable Quartz movement held within its stainless steel case and maple aniline alto leather strap. It’s also scratch resistant, hosts luminescent hand and markers, and is water resistant up to 50 meters.