Warm weather, green foliage, outdoor excursions. It’s what we live for during the summer months. Times when a casual outdoor hike or walkabout doesn’t require layers of warm clothes or ample amounts of gear for preventive measures. Here, the living is easy and causal during these warmer months – moments when you can get away with a pair of shorts on the trail (or around the neighborhood) while a water bottle and hardly backpack keep you hydrated and organized. Yes, these are the good times.
It’s also why we opted for some seasonally appropriate OD green gear from Amazon in this month’s scoured roundup. Because you can’t go wrong with a little digging combined with the right colorway before all that green transistions into fiery hues of red and orange before falling to the ground. That’s right, believe it or not, fall is right around the corner. So you better get out there and enjoy some time away from the office before it’s too late. These key picks should help.
Zippo Matte Pocket Ligher
We feel the more appropriate question to ask here is why don’t you already own an iconic Zippo lighter? They’re legendary, made right here in the USA, and are built to last a lifetime. Best of all, as seen here, Zippo offers their storied lighters in OD green as well. Can’t beat that.
Mizu M8 Stainless Steel Water Bottle
As we all know, something as simple and straightforward as a water bottle can go a long way during those sweltering summer afternoons. Mizu understands this notion, which is why they built this 27oz single wall stainless steel water bottle that’s both lightweight and keeps cold beverages chilled for hours on end.
Kershaw Scallion Pocket Knife
No matter what time of year it may be, there’s always a reason to carry a pocket knife. And with a trusted name like Kershaw in the mix, you can’t go wrong with this 2.4” high-carbon 420HC stainless steel blade held within an anodized aluminum handle that’s made right here in the USA.
Outerknown Tomorrow Today Tee
Everyone needs a go-to tee for the summer. And with Outerknown, this slim-fitting option made from super-soft organic cotton is the perfect addition to any summer get-up.
UAG iPhone 8 Case
Here’s an easy summer essential. Because with all those outdoor plans on the docket damaging your phone shouldn’t be on the to-do list. Thankfully, UAG’s iPhone 8 case is extremely lightweight while at the same time meeting military drop-test standards for unmatched shock protection.
Timex Expedition Uplander Watch
Complete with a rugged outdoor construction, reliable quartz movement, and water resistance up to 50 meters, the Uplander Watch could very well be the no-regrets durable summer timepiece you’ve been waiting for.
Fjallraven Passport Wallet
When those summer travel plans take you out of the country, there’s Fjallraven’s handy passport wallet to keep your travel documents and backup cash safe and sound. Each piece is made right here in the USA from 100% polyester, features a G-1000 heavy duty lining, a zippered coin compartment, and compact format for easy carry.
Norse Projects Aros Twill Shorts
As the saying goes, make hay while the sun is still shining. Or in this case, scoop up a pair of imported Chino weave cotton shorts while the weather is still hot enough to sport them.
SeaVees Army Issue Low Standard
Inspired by the all-purpose footwear worn by soldiers back in the 1960s, these military olive sneakers are built with water-resistant expedition grade nylon and feature a comfortable memory foam footbed lined with cotton canvas for cooling airflow during those especially hot days. A genuine gum rubber outsole complete with a herringbone design doesn’t hurt either.
TimBuk2 Tuck Pack
As a classic roll-top backpack, the Tuck Pack from TimBuk2 is ideal for any travel expeditions or day trips you may have planned. Each pack is made from lightweight polyester and features dual side slip pockets for larger items and a vista loop for attaching lights at night while riding.
Yeti Hopper 2 Portable Cooler
It’s hot out there. So what better way to cool off with a couple cold ones than with the highly portable Yeti Hopper 2 cooler? Not only is this piece tough as nails, but comes standard with a waterproof DryHide Shell, nearly indestructible straps, a leakproof zipper, and the capacity to keep ice on deck for days.
Oliver Peoples The Row O’Malley Sunglasses
Stylish, modern, and utilitarian, this pair of sunnies from Oliver Peoples are the perfect piece of the summer wardrobe pie. Not to mention durable frames and meaningful manufacturing help these sunglasses remain at the ready for years to come.
Scoured: The Best Gear on Amazon - July 2018
For the more technologically-driven loungers out there, be sure to check out last month’s scoured guide for some high-vis gear that’s sure to please.