As high-vis as the fireworks themselves and as dark as the night sky serving as their backdrop, you can’t go wrong with some good old red and black gear this summer. Whether that be black jeans for the taking, a new turntable, sneakers or even a fixed-blade knife. It’s why this month’s scoured guide comes complete with it all – once again for your perusal and enjoyment.
It’s from here, where we took summer tunes, continued sunny days, and some leisurely reading into consideration. Because while we’re now cruising through the unofficial back half of summer, there’s still time to turn on, tune in and drop out before the red and orange hues of fall are among us.
Pirate Latitudes: A Novel
Historical fiction at its core, this entertaining summer read will transport you directly into the life and times of the pirate lifestyle. A compelling read without a doubt, not much else screams adventure like this work of art from Michael Crichton.
Morakniv Eldris Fixed Blade Knife
Built with a Sandvik 12C27 stainless steel blade that’s both razor sharp and features high hardness to boot, this winner of the 2016 Scandinavian Outdoor Award for functionality is an ideal pocket-sized fixed blade knife for your daily EDC arsenal.
Duckworth Vapor Wool T-Shirt
For those who aren’t aware, Duckworth offers up something truly special via their Montana-grown merino wool clothing made entirely in the USA. This classic V-neck is no exception – boasting both quality looks and feel that’s ideal for both the day hike and the evening summer concert.
Cleto Reeves Speed Bag
It’s never too late to get a self-defense-themed workout in during the summer months. And thanks to this speed bag – built with head leather and a tough nylon lining – you’ll experience precision detailing for a smooth response with each hit and newly acquired strength for the taking.
Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Hi Li Sneakers
As a stylish take on the classic canvas hi-top, this pair of Red Block Chuck Taylor All Stars are built for not only the athlete in charge but the trendsetter as well. Comfort, looks, and reliability. This is obviously a no-brainer for July.
Nixon Base Tide Pro
Featuring a retro design in conjunction with an embedded tide chart and easy underwater legibility, this waterproof surf watch is an ideal guilt-free summer option for those who relish in water-based activities but look to remain punctual in the process.
Naked & Famous Denim Jeans
Built with Japanese black selvedge denim, this pair of superior-fitting jeans will have you keeping comfortable and looking good through the remainder of the summer months and straight into the fall season.
Sonos One Smart Speaker
Now featuring Alexa voice control that’s completely built into the device, the all-new Sonos One not only ups your home’s surround sound but also keeps you up to date with the latest news and traffic updates as well as controls your smart home at will.
Beats Studio 3 Wireless Headphone
Who would want a wireless pair of over-ear headphones? Especially when you consider the 30ft Bluetooth range, premium sound, and 22 hours of battery life that come standard with this sleek pair of all-red Beats Studio 3 headphones.
Saint Laurent Classic Surf 007 Sunglasses
Italian made, 100% UVA & UVB protection, and mirrored lenses. Combine those features with a stylish and striking red colorway and you have a reliable pair of summer shades that are sure to last for years to come.
Movi Cinema Robot Smartphone Stabilizer
Turn your ordinary smartphone into a stellar storytelling tool with help from the Movi Cinema Robot. Here, this stabilizing mechanism smooths out any bumps and shakes from handheld video while linking up with your device for programmable shooting methods and customized shots.
U-Turn Orbit Plus Turntable
Built right here in the USA, U-Turn outfitted their Orbit Plus Turntable to perform for years to come thanks to the likes of an easily modified record player that comes equipped with lifetime technical support, RCA cables, an adjustable counterweight, one-year warranty, and a complimentary dust cover. For the audiophile in training.
Scoured: Best Gear on Amazon - June 2018
There’s more where that came from. Be sure to check out last month’s scoured guide for another round of quality picks from everyone’s favorite online marketplace.