Choice is not all it is cracked up to be. Sure, in theory we’d all rather have more of it than less, but rarely do we actually consider the downsides of having a wealth options. Too many choices often causes paralysis, second-guessing, and leaves one less satisfied with their decision – however right it may be.
This is why we produce these Scoured guides every month. We found that Amazon simply offers us too much choice. Go searching for a pair of rain boots or a grill and you come up with hundreds or even thousands of options. Sometimes it can be so overwhelming we’ll just abandon the search. To help you avoid the same fate, we pulled together only 12 options from across the gargantuan online store. Whether you’re looking for a new axe for chopping down trees, a rocks glass that won’t sweat, or a grill for gathering around this summer – we have it all here.
uh huh honey
A hot-off-the-press paperback book from Red Gaskell that contains a compilation of Kanye West’s tweets paired with illustrations. Part poking fun at Mr. West and part parody of Rupi Kaur’s book of Twitter poetry, Milk And Honey, it’s a fun gag gift or coffee table book for keeping around the house.
Ass Savers Fendor Bendor
This easy-to-apply fender from Ass Savers is purpose-built to keep rain and much from traveling up your backside without having to be permanently affixed to the frame of your bicycle. An ideal gadget for keeping in your pack for those unexpected showers on your way home from work.
This tumbler from S’well is ideal for taking out with you on a camping trip or just keeping in the house for sipping whisky. Made from a triple walled 18/8 stainless steel, it’ll never sweat and won’t break into a million pieces if you drop it. Now, if we could only find a tumbler that won’t spill.
CRKT Bolt Action Pen
Looking for something to fiddle with while scratching out ideas on paper? Consider the CRKT bolt-action pen. Filled with a Fisher Space Pen ink cartridge, it’ll write upside down, in the cold, or in the heat. A solid pen for everyday carry.
Estwing Camper’s Axe
Forged from a single piece of steel at Estwing’s Rockford, Illinois facility, and fitted with a comfortable shock-resistant grip that reduces impact by 70%, this axe is ideal for chopping wood for fires and bringing along on camping trips.
Boker Plus Kwaiken Flipper
Looking for a new folding knife to carry? Consider Boker’s Kwaiken. Designed by Lucas Burnley, the knife has a VG-10 steel satin finish blade with a carbon fiber handle and pocket clip. All in all, it weighs in at just 4.4 ounces and measures in at 8.5 inches opened.
Danner Mountain 600
Last year Danner rolled out a new pair of hiking boots that featured the same classic silhouette they’re known for, but with a twist. Rather than a leather upper, they fitted this boot with a carbon-washed textile upper with a mesh liner. Not only does this make for a supremely comfortable boot, but a more affordable one, too.
Garmin Approach S10
There are watches for running, flying, diving, and cycling – so why not one for golfing? Garmin wondered the same thing before setting out to make their Approach S10. This golfing watch comes preloaded with over 41,000 courses from across the world, helps keep track on your game, and creates a history of past scorecards.
Western Digital 4TB Wireless Hard Drive
Working on the go is no excuse for not backing up your work. Especially when external hard drives like Western Digital’s Wireless Pro My Passport exist. This wireless hard drive has an all-day battery, the ability to wirelessly stream 4K video, and USB 3.0 ports for fast transfers. A great tool for putting in time while traveling.
Pelican Weatherproof Duffel
For those on the hunt for a duffel bag that will stand up to long, hard trips through all kinds of weather, this pick from Pelican is well worth a look. Made from a 1000D nylon and featuring water resistant zippers, the bag will beat water back like it’s nothing. And thanks to its 100-liter main compartment, small side compartments, and shoulder strap – it’ll carry a whole lot of gear.
Filson Yukon Wool Jacket
A solid American made wool coat with large cargo pockets, a button flap over a main zipper, and a mid waist cinch cord for a snug fit. It’s an ideal jacket for those who want a warm jacket that isn’t made from synthetic fabrics and materials.
Fuego Propane Gas Grill
Summer is on its way, which means that brats, burgers, and beer will soon be in the mix. One of the coolest tools for whipping all those tasty summer food up? The Fuego F24C professional propane gas grill. It boasts 525 sq inches of grilling surface, a big, 45-degree hinge on the top for easy cleaning, and a unique look.
Scoured: Best Gear On Amazon - April 2018
Feeling blue? Us, too. Take a look through our previous roundup of the best gear on Amazon from April and see all the gear you can grab up from the world’s biggest online store.