Fall, like everything else in life, is full of tradeoffs. While we now can don comfortable sweaters, stoke fires in our fireplaces, and get ready for winter fun on the slopes – we’ve officially lost any hope of sunlight after 5 pm, have to say goodbye to summer drinks, and can no longer crack a book out on the lawn.
We’re not the type of people to trumpet one season over the other. The idea that any time of year could be objectively ‘better’ than another is ridiculous. Or at least it is if you have the right gear on hand. If shorter days and longer nights arrive, like they did on Sunday – beating the clock back an hour with a baseball bat – and you don’t have proper clothing or gear, it could spell trouble. Thankfully for you, we’ve rounded up what we think is some of the best gear on Amazon this month. Take a scroll through and see for yourself.
Astrophysics For People In A Hurry
If fall is good for anything, it is for hanging out by a fireplace (or a space heater) and reading a great book. One we have on our list for the season? Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Astrophysics for People in a Hurry. The #1 New York Times Bestseller considers essential questions like the nature of time, and our context within the universe, and what black holes mean in a way that is comprehensible for folks without PhDs in Astrophysics.
MiiR Slate Water Bottle
On the hunt for a new water bottle? This particular one from MiiR is well worth considering. Made from a kitchen-grade stainless steel and featuring a chip-resistant durable finish, it’s ideal for taking with you on day hikes or overnight treks through the woods.
SOG Baton Q2 Urban Multi-Tool
This has to be one of the cooler multi-tools we’ve come across this year. The unique, EDC friendly design boasts a tough knife, a 75-lumen LED flashlight, bottle opener, and a flathead screwdriver. A solid grab.
Barebones Living Forest Lantern
Whether you’re looking for a solid camping lantern or just something for use when the lights go out in your apartment or home – this lantern from Barebones is a great pick. The rechargeable 325-lumen light boasts 80 hours of use after every charge (each takes 4-6 hours) and comes in either black, red, or steel.
Western Digital 3TB Hard Drive
Backing up your information on an external hard drive is no longer something that just techies do. It’s common sense. This one from Western Digital can store an impressive 3TB of data and shield it from prying eyes thanks to hardware encryption and password protection.
Filson Dry Messenger Bag
Rain, rain won’t go away so you might as well come prepared. This American-made messenger bag from Filson is purpose-built to keep your gear dry even through heavy downpours. Made from an 18-ounce vinyl coated polyester it is more than durable enough to stand up to inclement weather and years of use.
Patagonia Torrentshell Jacket
If you’re on the hunt for a solid rain shell for either walking around town or heading out to the backcountry – the Torrentshell from Patagonia is worth a look. The jacket makes use of a special H2NO material that beats back water even at high volumes and pressure. Along with being tough, it also features an attractive and casual cut that is fit for daily wear. A solid pick for layering over warmer clothing during the winter.
Marshall Monitor Bluetooth Wireless Over-Ear Headphone
Solid over-ear headphones can sometimes be hard to come by for the right price point. In our minds, this pair from Marshall hits the sweet spot. The Bluetooth headphones feature an attractive look with brass details, high-quality audio, 30 hours of playtime, and modern capabilities like the ability to take or answer calls using can controls.
B&O Play A1 Speaker
Looking for some more communal audio? One of the best picks out there is the Beoplay A1s. The dust and splash resistant speaker uses a Bluetooth connection to blast high fidelity music from your phone or computer. And to top it all off? It has an impressive 24-hour battery life.
Arc’teryx Bora Mid GTX Hiking Boot
One of the best hiking boots on the market today are without a doubt Arc’teryx’s Bora Mid GTX. The boot boasts an interior modular bootie that can be switched out from season to season and hike to hike in order to best match what kind of terrain and weather you’re going to be tackling. Great design and even better functionality – pretty much everything you’d expect from an Arc’teryx product.
Suunto Traverse Alpha
Forget smartwatches. Trekking watches like this one from Suunto are incredibly helpful for those whose idea of recreation involves heading out for days at a time into the deep woods. This timepiece features GPS mapping, a moon phase calendar, weather alerts, compass function and much more.
Pentax K-70 Weather Sealed DSLR
Here’s a weather resistant and dust-proof camera with a hefty 24.24-megapixel sensor alongside an ISO range from 100-204800. The rugged build makes it perfect for taking out and capturing shots or high-quality video in any weather, at any time of year.
Everyday Carry: Field Ready
Looking to apply that coveted forest-green and black color scheme to your pocket setup as well? We’ve got you covered with our Everyday Carry: Field Ready edition.