Scoured: The Best Gear on Amazon Of October 2022

Trends tend to operate in a funny way, experiencing near-overnight meteoric rises in popularity only to later drop off just as quickly. Years if not decades later, and some of these crazes see a revival in interest, gaining a second lease on life and coming full circle. One such trend is the vibrant and neon-hued, highlighter-esque colorways of the late ‘80s and early ‘90s — a craze that’s increasingly caught on with some of our favorite bag, garment, and gearmakers in recent years. As such, we’ve opted to compile a spread for this month’s Scoured guide to the best gear on Amazon, utilizing this unmistakably retro colorway with a selection of blacked-out items contrasted via eye-catching swaths of vibrant turquoise, hot pink, and highlighter yellow. 

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Herschel Charlie Wallet

The Herschel Charlie Wallet is a modern, minimalistic polyester men’s cardholder that features a storage sleeve and multiple card slots. Also offered in an additional 20 patterns and color options, the wallet measures 3” x 4” and boasts built-in RFID protection, the brand’s signature striped lining, and a red and white striped tab. 

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Knockaround Fast Lanes Sunglasses

The Knockaround Fast Lanes Sunglasses are a solid yet affordable pair of polarized shades that feature rectangular lenses that are FDA-approved for impact protection and sport UV400 protection and laser-etched logo detailing. This pair is also equipped with embedded rubber nose pads and sunken Knockaround “K” logos on the outside of the arms. 

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Hydro Flask Wide Mouth Straw Lid 24oz Bottle

Compatible with most backcountry water filters, the Hydro Flask Wide Mouth Straw Lid 24oz bottle is an EDC-friendly water bottle that’s crafted from powder-coated 18/8 pro-grade stainless steel. The bottle features an integrated carry loop and Hydro Flask’s proprietary TempShield insulation that allows it to keep beverages cold for up to 24 hours — and hot drinks hot for up to 12. 

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Topo Designs Mountain Sling Bag

The Topo Designs Mountain Sling Bag is a versatile carry solution that can be worn on the waist, over the shoulder, across the body, or carried by its grab handle. Equipped with a large top-entry U-shaped compartment and a myriad of external attachment points, the sling bag is constructed around a lightweight 200-denier nylon ripstop shell that’s derived entirely from recycled materials.

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Columbia Newton Ridge Plus Waterproof Hiking Shoe

A high-performance pair of hikers that can also double as a work boot, the Columbia Newton Ridge Plus is a completely waterproof — yet breathable — piece of footwear that features full-grain leather and suede uppers with protective heel overlays and genuine metal eyelets and hardware, plus an Omni-Tech membrane, proprietary Techlite responsive cushioning, and Omni-GRIP outsoles. 

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Topo Designs Rover Pack Classic

Alongside its clean, retro-inspired silhouettes and designs, another major factor that separates Topo Designs from other brands on the market is the Colorado-based company’s vibrant color combos. Case in point, this variant of the popular Topo Designs Rover Pack Classic; an everyday carry bag that boasts a padded internal 15” laptop compartment, spacer mesh shoulder straps, a 310-denier nylon packcloth liner, and a recycled 1,000-denier nylon shell. 

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Spyderco Delica 4 Lightweight CPM S30V

Since the introduction of the first-gen iteration in 1990, the Spyderco Delica has been one of the most popular affordable EDC knives on the market. In response to its immense popularity, Spyderco has debuted a more top-shelf version of the already beloved folder, bestowing the Delica 4 with Phosphor bronze washers and a black-finished 2.875” drop point blade crafted from high-end CPM S30V steel. 

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Bang & Olufsen Beosound Explore Outdoor Speaker

IP67-rated, the Bang & Olufsen Beosound Explore is a premium weatherproof Bluetooth speaker that allows you to enjoy high-fidelity audio from practically anywhere on the planet. Standing at 4.8” tall and measuring 3.1” in diameter, the speaker features a pair of 30W Class D Amp-backed 1.8” full-range drivers, True360 omnidirectional 360-degree, a customizable EQ, and an impressive 27 hours of battery life.  

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Fjällräven Vidda Pro Ventilated Trousers

An improved, ventilated version of the Swedish brand’s best-selling Vida Pro model, the Fjällräven Vidda Pro Ventilated Trousers is a rugged pair of hiking pants that are cut from wind and water-resistant G-1000 Eco. Alongside reinforced knee panels, the pants also sport removable buttoned strap adjustments at the leg endings, an axe loop, and a bevy of pockets including a dedicated knife pocket. 

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SUUNTO Core Outdoor Sports Watch

Weighing just 2.36oz, the SUUNTO Core is the 86-year-old brand’s best tactical watch for general and daily use. Combining Scandinavian design with modern tech and ultra-durable materials, the watch is pieced together around a rugged 49.1mm composite case and features an onboard altimeter, thermometer, barometer, and compass, plus boasts a depth meter, an aluminum bezel, an elastomer band, and up to 12 months of battery life on a single charge (when using basic “time mode”). 

Scoured: The Best Gear on Amazon Of September 2022

Are vibrant neon-hued colorways not your thing? Then last month’s Scoured guide to the best gear on Amazon has got you covered with a fully-blacked out selection of outdoor-focused items to get you ready for the upcoming season.