As sad as it might seem, the summer has officially come to an end — or at least it will in just a couple of weeks. But before you mourn the warm weather season we never had, maybe recognize that the conclusion of one thing means the onset of another. In this case, it’s fall that we’re looking forward to — with the changing of the leaves, the approach of Halloween, and the chance to don some gear that’s better for cooler weather.
Despite the fact that autumn is just about here, it’s not quite time to go digging through that closet for your snow boots and winter coats. Rather, this is the season of coats and pants. As such, we’ve rounded up some of the best gear you can get on Amazon right now that’s appropriate for the dropping mercury. And while the sky is getting ready to be plenty drab and overcast, there’s no reason you can’t add a bit of glitz to your wardrobe — which is why we’ve snagged some apparel and equipment adorned in shiny gold (some genuine and some imitation) to stand out against this otherwise darker loadout.
Gerber Barbill Wallet
Offering everything you need and nothing you don’t, Gerber’s Barbill is an outstanding take on the minimalist wallet trend for those with an appreciation for industrial design. Its black elastic band will hold all your cards and cash snugly together while the stainless steel frame keeps them all in place. Best of all, it boasts its own integrated bottle opener.
Orbitkey Crazy Horse Leather Key Organizer
The Orbitkey was already one of the absolute best key organizers around. Now, it’s all the more desirable thanks to a unique construction of Crazy Horse premium leather and gold-colored hardware. It can carry up to 7 keys at a time, it features its own easy-to-use integrated lock, and it even has a d-ring attachment point so you can keep your key fob with the rest of your keys — all without even a single pocket jingle.
WD My Passport Ultra Portable External Hard Drive
In this day and age, it’s never been more important to be able to access large amounts of data on-the-fly. And that’s a super simple prospect to manage with the Western Digital My Passport external hard drive. This one, with its white-and-gold exterior, boasts a whopping 2TB of onboard space, transfer speeds of up to 480 Mb/s, and it can even be password protected to keep all your photos, music, movies, or whatever else safe and secure.
Kershaw Leek 1660 Knife
Designed by master knifemaker Ken Onion, the Kershaw Leek was already one of the most instantly-recognizable and impactful EDC knives around. Now it has a hell of a lot more flash thanks to 24k gold plating on both its blade and handle. Of course, it still has everything you’d hope to get out of it — including a Sandvik 14C28N steel blade, a SpeedSafe assisted opening mechanism, a sturdy and reliable liner lock, and a reversible pocket clip.
Fisher Space Pen Infinium
If we had to compare Fisher Space Pen’s ultra-luxe Infinium pen to anything, it might be best to say its a lot like their legendary Bullet went to college and got a doctorate. That does mean that this pen costs a whopping $132 dollars to the Bullet’s ~$20, but it also has an additional hidden talent. You see, according to the brand, this pen has enough juice inside of it to last for a lifetime. That means no refills ever. And it can still write at any angle, underwater, and in extreme temperatures.
Ray-Ban Rb3016 Clubmaster Sunglasses
Most folks immediately jump to Ray-Ban’s Aviator or Wayfarer sunglasses when it comes to picking out a pair of the brand’s shades. However, if you want something that slots right between those two iconic frames, we’re quite fond of the Clubmaster offering you see here. They’re remarkably stylish, still offer 100% UV protection, and they’re both lightweight and durable.
Dr. Martens 1460 Boot
Docs, as they’re colloquially called, might be the single most iconic boots of all time — with a history of usage by counterculture enthusiasts, especially those in the punk rock communities. And while their style is unmistakable, they’re also insanely durable — to the point that you might only need one pair to last you the rest of your days (if you care for them properly). And that makes them a must-have for people that are both economical and stylish.
Schott Perfecto Lc1140 Leather Jacket
If Dr. Martens are the most iconic counterculture boot, the Schott Perfecto is the jacket to match. This legendary asymmetrical leather jacket needs no introduction, at least stylistically speaking, and has been worn by real-life legends and fictional icons alike (including apocalyptic hero Mad Max himself). It’s expensive, to be sure, but this jacket will last potentially for generations and will never go out of style.
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
For those in need of a phone upgrade, it might be worth waiting for the next Apple announcement — which should come any day now. However, if your need is direr, you can’t go wrong with the current-gen iPhone 11 Pro Max. This completely refurbished and fully-unlocked version boasts all the bells and whistles with none of the chains of a contract. Granted, you’ll have to find your own provider if you do want service, but you’ll get access to every other spectacular feature this point-and-shoot supercomputer has to offer until then.
If you were to ask 100 different watch enthusiasts what they believe to be the most impactful diver of all time, you’re likely going to get 99 responses (or more) that call upon the Rolex Submariner to claim that title. And while there are any number of different versions of this watch, the one you see before you — with its automatic movement, 18k gold case and matching link band, and contrasting dive timer bezel and black dial — is about as luxurious as this watch gets. Yes, you’ll pay dearly, but if you can afford a Rolex of this caliber, that probably won’t even put a dent in your bank account.
Scoured: The Best Gear On Amazon - August 2020
For those who prefer their style to be a bit more minimalist and subtle, you’re likely going to find something you like better on last month’s guide to the best gear on Amazon.