Earth tones provide a happy medium between over-the-top bright colors and completely desaturated blacks, whites, and grays. Still capable of adding a dash of subdued color to any outfit or loadout, these organic tones boast a very natural appearance. Earth-toned offerings also possess an air of military-inspired flavor on account of armed forces’ all-encompassing use of greens, browns, and tans, as well as a strong connection to nature and the wilderness.
Be it adorning leather, rubber, cotton, GORE-TEX or metal, this restrained display of color from these hardwearing pieces of gear all pair extremely nicely together, look equally at home in the city or outback, and are sure to get you through the winter in style. Throw in some Southwest pattern and flannel highlights and you’re well on your way to one seriously-handsome everyday carry loadout.
Zippo Whiskey & Tobacco Candle
A masculine-scented candle from the legendary Pennsylvania lighter outfit, this 5oz Zippo candle is made from a soy/wax blend and features a glass case, 100% cotton wick, and a natural cork lid. One of several flavors offered by the Bradford-based business, this particular variety boasts aromas of Kentucky whiskey, “leafy tobacco”, ginger, and sweet, crushed Tonka bean. Poured in the USA, this candle affords up to 35 hours of burn time.
Magpul MAG1094-ODG iPhone X Case
From the Texas-based weapons accessories experts at Magpul comes this ultra-rugged iPhone X case. Made from the same material and sporting the same ribbed PMAG pattern found on the Austin outfit’s weapons magazines, this smartphone case not only provides incredible protection for the device but also adds very little bulk — all while coming in at a surprisingly affordable price-point. Made up of a rigid outer shell and a softer internal layer, this case features a raised lip that protects the screen should the phone fall face down.
Roland Sands Design Riverside Tobacco Wallet
A stylish billfold trucker wallet from the parts, accessories, gear, clothing, and custom bike powerhouse that is Roland Sands Design, the Riverside Tobacco wallet uses top-grain leather construction, a full waxed cotton lining, and quilted stitching accents. The billfold is secured via custom RSD-brand snap closures, and the wallet is always kept safely by your side no matter how bumpy the road gets thanks to a braided leather “chain” linked to a metal clasp on one end and a leather loop secured via another RSD snap at the other.
Biltwell Inc. Belden Gloves
One of the latest protective offerings from Southern California’s Biltwell Inc., the Beldens are CE-certified leather winter motorcycle gloves that combine old-school style with modern-day technology and protection in the form of high-impact plastic guards. The gloves offer full 100% leather construction with suede friction zone reinforcements, as well as a wind- and water-resistant internal thermal barrier, moisture-wicking fleece Lycra liner, and perforated palm panels that add flex and breathability. Keeping the Beldens secure are adjustable wrist closures with elastic gathers and thermoplastic rubber wrist pulls and Velcro fasteners.
G-Shock GA2000 Carbon Core
The GA2000 Carbon Core takes G-Shock’s rugged and robust time-piece to the next level with an even more fortified watch. Featuring a 48mm case composed of a carbon fiber resin mixture, the Japanese quartz movement powering the GA2K is safely tucked away in the Carbon Core case, fully shielded from any shock-induced trauma. The analog/digital combination dial packs a double LED light and a “hand shift” feature that moves the hands away from the digital display for even easier reading. Paired with a two-tone 22mm resin band, the G-Shock GA2000 Carbon Core offers water resistance up to 200-meters.
Burton 31L Tactical Backpack
The Burton 31L Tactical Backpack is the famous snowboard brand’s take on a military-inspired daypack silhouette, decorated in the company’s typical fashion. Made from 100% polyester, the exterior of the bag features a water bottle pocket, front cram pocket, webbing board, ergonomic shoulder straps (with adjustable sternum strap), and a molded back channel to optimize airflow and comfort. The inside boasts an internal zippered mesh pocket with a key clip, a laptop sleeve that can double as a hydration bladder holder, and a fleece-lined goggle pocket.
Ray-Ban RB2219 Olympian Aviator Sunglasses
Few things complement earth tones and Southwest patterns quite like the classic tortoise blend. Originally produced for Olympic athletes in the late ‘60s, this unique set of Ray-Ban’s offers a sleek and curvy take on the traditional aviator glasses — made all the more noteworthy by the tortoise (Acetate) frames mated to a single metallic brow bar spanning from ear to ear. The stylish frame houses tinted lenses coated in 100% UV protection.
CRKT Provoke Earth
One of the most interesting knife designs in recent years, CRKT’s Provoke is a “morphing” Karambit knife with a unique kinematic pivot action and safety lock. The Provoke collapses into a compact, pocket-friendly EDC blade that transforms into a 7.2″ knife with a 2.41″ blade when opened. Paired with a 6061 T6 aluminum handle, this recently-released version of the Provoke boasts a D2 blade with an Earth-color blade with a Cerakote (polymer-ceramic composite) finish. CRKT now offers a Kydex sheath for the Provoke now, too.
Nike Air Force 1 GTX
First released in 1982, Nike’s Air Force 1’s have stood as one of the footwear giant’s most iconic models of all time, spawning countless colorways and variants over its more than three-and-a-half decades of production. This particular version of the AF-1 is bestowed with a two-tone green upper with gum soles. What really sets this pair of Nike’s apart, however, is its liberal use of GORE-TEX, transforming this stylish kicks into winter-ready stompers.
Pendleton Outerwear Carver Mount Hood Flannel Wool Hoodie Jacket
The Pendleton Carver Mount Hood Flannel Jacket combines the profile and cut of a modern hoodie with the warm and rugged materials that Pendleton has built its reputation on. The garment features an all-weather membrane adjustable hood, and a water-repellant, plaid flannel lightly-insulated with the company’s Pendloft. There are also two internal pockets, two large external covered pockets. In addition to the shoulders, the classic Pendleton flannel pattern — which is also offered in red and black — also decorates the upper section of the liner, as well as the internal pocket liners.
Scoured: The Best Gear On Amazon - November 2019
Earth tones and Southwest patterns not your thing? Our selection of items from last month’s collection of the best gear on Amazon has a diverse variety of products from an entirely different end of the spectrum. From leather boots to Damascus steel kitchen knifes, there’s a little bit of something for everyone on the online superstore that is Amazon.