Winter is coming, quickly. In fact, the snow will likely be falling from those clouds up in the sky any day now. Until then, however, we’ll just be dealing with the increasingly gray skies — which really do have a beauty all their own, so long as you can look past what some might call drabness. Plus, there’s also that popular saying to turn to: that every cloud has a silver lining.
You can call it a cliche and/or needlessly optimistic, but we’re quite fond of that idiom. And not just because it’s a good way to perk up on an otherwise bleak day. In fact, we’ve taken the concept quite literally with this month’s guide to the best gear on Amazon. What you’ll find below is a collection of stylish, useful, and unique gear that falls somewhere on the gray-silver spectrum. And, if we do say so ourselves, it all looks pretty spectacular either alone or as a full kit.
YETI Rambler Lowball
Having a stiff drink around the campfire is a pretty great way to reward yourself after a long day of adventuring. And it’s all the more manageable with YETI’s vacuum-insulated Rambler Lowball — which is built from solid stainless steel, comes in a wide variety of colors, and even includes a no-spill lid. Cheers!
Palladium Pallabrouse Boot
A stylish departure from traditional boots, Palladium’s Pallabrouse is a standout alternative ideal for the man who likes to stand out. They’re also comfortable, surprisingly lightweight, made entirely from synthetic materials, and are built to last for years and years.
GrowlerWerks uKeg Go Carbonated Growler
Beer from a can or bottle is all well and good, but if you really want that fresh-from-the-tap crispness or you brew your own beer, you’ll be better served by stashing it in GrowlerWerks uKeg Go Carbonated Growler. Of course, if beer isn’t your thing, you could also use it to pour bubbly kombucha, cocktails, or whatever else.
Persol 0PO0649 Sunglasses
Persol is responsible for making some of the most handsome and iconic sunglasses of all time — worn by the likes of Steve McQueen, no less — and their 0PO0649 model you see here is no different. Along with their timeless curves, these shades boast a composite frame, polarized UV-protective lenses, and they come in their own carry case.
The North Face Altier Down Triclimate Jacket
Owning a lot of jackets can offer plenty of versatility, but it also takes up a lot of closet space. But you can cut down pretty severely on that issue by picking up The North Face’s 3-in-1 Altier Down Triclimate Jacket, which is actually a stacking/layering combination of a puffer jacket and a weatherproof shell — of which both can be worn alone or together.
Technivorm Moccamaster Coffee Maker
While it looks like a piece of industrial machinery or brutalist artwork — a quality that boosts it stylistically, in our opinion — the Technivorm Moccamaster is actually one of the best coffee makers around. And while its 40 oz capacity and 4-to-6 minute brew time is impressive, it’s also available in a huge number of colorways, so you can easily customize it to your living space.
Mission Workshop Vandal Backpack
Especially if you are a bicycle commuter, Mission Workshop is a brand that should be on your radar. And their Vandal Backpack with its flip-top format, weatherproofing, expandability, and ultra-durable construction is the perfect example as to why. If those features aren’t enough, maybe you’ll be interested in the fact that it was also made in the USA and comes with a lifetime warranty.
Insta360 One X2 360-Degree Action Camera
Small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, the Insta360 One X2 action camera might be the simplest and most convenient way to shoot your own 360-degree adventure videos. And that means you can build out your own virtual reality experiences to share with your friends and family. That’s aided by the fact that this camera boasts the ability to shoot 5.7K 30FPS video, UHD stills, slow-motion footage, and so much more.
Fender American Professional II Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar
Fender’s Stratocaster is undoubtedly one of the most instantly-recognizable electric guitars of all time. While any made by the brand are surely exceptional, this one gets bonus points for a number of reasons. That includes, but is not limited to, the fact that it was made in the USA, that it features a trio of V-Mod pickups, and its beautiful and unique gray sunburst paint job.
Bell & Ross BR05 Watch
A gorgeous and understated novel take on Bell & Ross’s signature square-cased, round dial watches, the BR05 is perfect for more formal settings and, while not boastful, is an elegant addition to any outfit. It’s also benefitted by a reliable automatic movement, durable stainless steel construction (both the case and bracelet), and its subtle date window.
Scoured: The Best Gear On Amazon - October 2020
Silver linings aren’t for everyone. If your tastes lie more in the realm of the dark and stormy, you’ll probably better appreciate last month’s curated collection of the best gear on Amazon.