Scoured: Best Gear on Gallantry

Above all else, summer trekking in the outdoors means one thing: heat. And if you’re like us, odds are you’re not prone to letting the heat win during these “dog days” of the year. No, instead of either complaining or remaining stationary indoors, you work smart and plan your getup and gear accordingly so that you’re absorbing the least amount of sunlight possible throughout whatever journey the road leads you on.

It’s for these reasons we were inspired by Gallantry’s extensive desert tan and coyote-colored gear lineup – from backpacks to Dopp kits to watches – that’s obviously positioned to keep you as cool as possible during these unrelenting sunny days without compromising the functionality we all know and love from the brands we trust. At least that was the goal with this month’s Gallantry scoured guide. So go ahead, have a look, click on through, and see for yourself.

Field Notes 56 Week Planner

Success is more than just persistence. It’s planned. And with this 56-week planner from Field Notes – made right here in the USA of course – your path to success will be documented across 112 pages held within “Super Duty Chipboard” covers and weighing in at only 6 ounces. What’s not to like about that?

Purchase: $15

Mecarmy Illuminex-3

The name of the game for everyday carry is convenience paired with functionality. Luckily, thanks to a 130-lumen max output and stature small enough to fit on your keyring, Mecarmy’s waterproof Illuminex-3 flashlight is a copper-constructed essential for when the sun dips below the horizon.

Purchase: $40

Opinel No. 8 Black Oak Knife

Black and tan is more than just a fine beverage. In Opinel’s case, it’s the colorway of this fine pocket knife equipped with an Oak handle, 12C27 Sandvik stainless steel black-finished blade, and a black Virobloc for safety ring to prevent any mishandled injuries.

Purchase: $45

Ridge Aluminum Wallet + Cash Strap

For those who fancy slimline minimalist wallets, Ridge is a fine offering to consider. Regarding this wallet and cash strap specifically? How does a 12-card capacity, an aluminum construction, RFID blocking technology, an elastic cash strap, and replaceable screws sound?

Purchase: $65

American Bench Craft Leatherneck Dopp kit

Nothing screams durability like repurposed military gear. It’s why we opted to include this handsome Dopp kit constructed from genuine American military surplus. Each piece is also made in the USA, features premium leather patches, MOLLE webbing, snap hooks, and metal rivets for good measure.

Purchase: $69

Tactile Turn Brass Mover Pen

As antiquated as you may think they are, there’s still plenty of meaningful uses for pens in this world. So, if a dependable USA-made option is what you desire, then look no further than this brass all-metal clicker complete with a machined groove grip, stainless steel pocket clip, and 1.9 ounces of total weight.

Purchase: $79

Silver Piston Buffalo Nickel Zippo Lighter

What’s an outdoor excursion without a lighter? Our thoughts exactly. Which is why this unique USA-made Zippo lighter is a must-have in our opinion. Each piece, for instance, features a soldered-on carved Buffalo nickel with a fine oxidized finish. Well done, Silver Piston.

Purchase: $100

Rexford Rut Titanium Utility Tool

As a Gallantry exclusive, it was impossible for us not to include this one-of-a-kind USA-made utility tool from Rexford Knives. Here, among a myriad of handy everyday features, we found its 6AL4V titanium body, 3D-machined halve-mating section, laser-engraved mountain range icons, and over six embedded tools to be this pick’s top selling points.

Purchase: $165

MIS Rollup Backpack

Built from 1000D Dupont Cordura and featuring a water-resistant urethane coating, this backpack from MIS (Make It Simple) is a military-inspired essential that’s made right here in the USA and comes complete with a handful of eye-catching features for the taking.

Purchase: $170

MWC Vietnam Military Watch

Mimicking the infantry watches issued by the United States government in 1962, the MWC Vietnam Military Watch is a fantastic nostalgic timepiece for any outdoor enthusiast. The main difference? This iteration comes equipped with a 24-jewel self-winding automatic movement as opposed to the hand-wound version issued prior. Additional features include a 36mm stainless steel case, 12 & 24-hour dial markings, and a synchronizing hack function.

Purchase: $240

Scoured: Best Gear on Gallantry - June 2018

Missed our patriotic picks from last month? Not to worry. We’ve got all the red, white, and blue Gallantry gear for you right here in June’s Gallantry scoured guide.