Just because we’re now in the full fledges of fall doesn’t mean we need to 86 our outdoor excursions and explorations. On the contrary, fall is a great time to get out there; it’s the time when the crowds have waned, the sun isn’t as harsh, and the scenery is anything but dull. Yes, with some additional planning and a little extra bourbon to keep warm, the harvest season is a mighty fine time of year indeed.
Hence the motivation behind this month’s Amazon scoured guide. Complete with colder tones of icy blue and black, the new releases of fall (we’re looking at you GoPro) pair seamlessly with some leisurely reading choices, a mobile Alexa for your vehicle, and a fine USA-made pocket knife because why not? This is the great outdoors after all.
Amazon Echo Auto
Time to take Alexa for a ride — Amazon has now dropped a portable Echo for the automobile. This sleek device connects to Alexa via your phone and plays through the car speakers in response to various voice commands. It’s everything you love about smart home speakers but now on the go.
Mountains: Beyond the Clouds
Looking for some coffee table motivation in between trips? This majestic guide to the world’s mountain ranges contains some of the finest photography around and will certainly persuade you to scoop up some mountaineering gear sooner than later.
Buck Knives Vantage Pro
As one of the best in the business, Buck Knives rarely falls short on delivery. Just take the Vantage Pro for example. Each made-in-the-USA knife comes with a lifetime warranty, 2-5/8” drop point S30V steel blade, ergonomic grip made from injection molded reinforced nylon, and weighs in at a slim 2.3 ounces.
Best protect the head whenever possible out there. And with this ventilated helmet from POC, the next ski or snowboarding trip will be a comfortable one thanks to an in-mold EPS liner, structural stability, and integrated venting to reduce snowboard goggle fogging.
GoPro Hero 7
With little introduction needed, GoPro is back with their HERO 7 action cameras. Notable upgrades include hyper smooth video stabilization, a 10-meter waterproof construction, voice control functionality, live streaming capabilities via their story function, and an automatically adjusting lens that intelligently applies HDR, local tone mapping, and noise control for photo optimization.
The North Face Thermalball Jacket
Time to button up. Or in this case, zip up. It’s all compliments of the Thermaball Jacket that doesn’t only feature a 100 percent nylon ripstop construction with a DWR finish, but packs tightly into its own pocket, boasts the warmth equivalent of 600 goose down, and comes with a lifetime guarantee.
Salomon Alpine Trail Running Shoe
Running on asphalt is overrated. Instead, up your trail running game with this pair of Solomon Alpine running shoes. Each pair features a water-resistant textile build, protective synthetic top cap and ankle pad, breathable protective grater, and anti-debris mesh for good measure.
PRVKE Travel Backpack
Ideal for both the amateur and professional photographer, this rugged photography backpack hosts a slew of camera-friendly features for documenting on the go. We’re talking three points of camera access, a 15-inch laptop sleeve, a removable modular camera cube, and a secure passport pocket all housed within a sleek and minimal bag.
Lego Technic Bugatti Chiron
For the tinkering gearhead, Lego Technic has given us the opportunity to build our very own Bugatti Chiron with this supercar replica building set. Each set features upward of 3,599 pieces used to construct the likes of an active rear wing, eight-speed gearbox, W16 engine, and functional suspension among other iconic elements.
Bowers & Wilkins PX Active Headphones
Just like there’s never a bad time for music, there’s always a good time for quality over-ear headphones. Which is why this pair from Bowers & Wilkins was such a solid find. Here, we have adaptive noise cancellation for perfect sound in any environment, automated responses based on touch, a 22-hour battery life, and each pair hosts the same drive units as their P9 Signature headphones.
Casio Pro Trek Outdoor GPS Watch
Keeping tabs on the trail is a must. Luckily, Casio’s ProTrek GPS watch is just the companion you need while out and about on the road less traveled. Each piece contains a digital compass, altimeter, barometer, activity tracker, OS by Google functionality, and boasts 50 meters of water resistance.
Ecoflow River Mobile Power Station
A top portable generator, this lightweight mobile power station features 11 power generation outlets to keep any and all tech juiced up and ready to go, holds a charge for up to one year, and is silent yet versatile — a reliable piece for any environment at hand.
Scoured: The Best Gear on Amazon - September 2018
If you didn’t catch it already, don’t miss out on September’s scoured guide for some blacked-out gear suited for cooler weather.