Culturally, it seems like all we ever associate with warm summer weather is the coast and its beaches. However, the vast majority of the United States can be found between the coasts. And that means there’s a lot more to explore in the middle part of the country that’s not quite so well-suited to boardshorts and flip flops.
If your pioneer spirit has drawn you to the forests and mountains as a replacement for sand and surf, then this month’s guide to the best gear on Huckberry is probably going to speak to you. The gear you’ll find collected below was made specifically to look and perform beautifully, even in those wild, rugged, unexplored corners of the country. So, whether you’re an aspiring ranch hand or a modern woodsman, you’ll find some apparel and equipment that will serve you brilliantly for years and years in the following collection.
Ginew Medel Bandana
Perfect as an ad-hoc face covering, great for keeping dust and dirt out of your face, ideal for on-the-spot cleanup, and one of the most iconic pieces of western wear ever created, a classic bandana is a solid, versatile addition to any wardrobe. And this one benefits from being handmade entirely in Nashville, Tennessee.
Proof 72-Hour Merino Tee
There are few garments that offer the same classic style and versatility of a good t-shirt, but not all of them are made equally. Take, for instance, the outstanding Proof 72-Hour Merino Tee you see here with its ultra-soft feel, moisture-wicking all-day comfort, nylon reinforcements, temperature regulation, and odor resistance. Plus, it’s offered in 13 different colorways.
Whiskey Leatherworks The Clark Fork Copper Flask
While you might not want to add a flask to your everyday carry loadout, there are occasions where they’re both appropriate and appreciated — like a leisurely evening around the campfire after a long hike or a backyard get-together. And you can’t go wrong with this one from Whiskey Leatherworks with its copper-coated stainless steel 6oz reservoir, handmade Horween leather sheath, and leak-proof screw top.
Proof Meridian Pant
For hardworking ranch hands, cowboys, and others in rugged outdoor professions, shorts simply will not cut it; they’re just not protective enough, despite their comfort. Thankfully, however, Proof has made their Meridian Pants — which are breathable and lightweight enough for all-day comfort, even in the warmer months, but they offer plenty of coverage and durability, too.
The James Brand Carter Knife
One of the best everyday carry knives from one of our favorite knifemaking brands currently on the market, you definitely can’t go wrong with The James Brand’s Carter knife. It has a workhorse-quality VG-10 stainless steel blade, machined G-10 handle scales, a reversible deep-carry pocket clip, and an ambidextrous slide lock mechanism. This is the kind of knife you use the first day you get it and then you never want to swap it out for another again.
Raen Optics Remmy 52 Sunglasses
Unless you’re some kind of cave-diving subterranean mole-man, you’re going to have to deal with bright sunlight in your adventures. As such, we’d suggest adding a good pair of sunglasses, like the Raen Optics Remmy 52s you see here, to your wardrobe. They boast a timeless silhouette along with lightweight acetate frames, 100% UVA/UVB protective Zeiss Vision CR-39 lenses, and a handcrafted construction.
Seager Co. The Longhorn 4x Hat
Spending long stretches of time in the great outdoors can be revitalizing, but it also exposes you to harmful UV radiation at a greater rate. Well, you can help curb that by putting Seager Co’s Longhorn 4x Hat on your head — with its broad full brim that offers plenty of shade, front and back. Plus, it was made with high-quality materials by an American hat manufacturer that dates back to 1868.
Flint and Tinder Indigo Waffle Trucker Jacket
The problem with most traditional trucker jackets is that they can be quite heavy and unwieldy. Well, this one from Flint and Tider still boasts that same always-in-style appearance but with a fabric that’s lighter, more breathable, and more comfortable all-around. And that’s enough that it might become your new go-to coat, especially for days that aren’t quite so frigid.
Vermicular Cast Iron Frying Pan
Everyone should have a cast-iron frying pan in their kitchen — wherever that kitchen might be. This one, however, is extra special, as it requires no seasoning and offers enhanced liquid evaporation, making it all the better for searing meats and caramelizing vegetables. It’s also surprisingly lightweight, enameled (meaning it’s rust-proof), and comes with its own lid (great for steaming).
Danner x Huckberry Vertigo 917 ‘Gold Rush’ Boots
Danner makes some of the best adventure-ready footwear around. And, wouldn’t you know it, they’ve actually teamed up with Huckberry on an exclusive hiking boot called the Danner x Huckberry Vertigo 917 ‘Gold Rush.’ They boast a grippy Vibram outsole, a comfy Vibram SPE midsole (made from a mixture of EVA foam and natural rubber), a removable Ortholite footbed, GORE-TEX waterproofing, and a classic full-grain leather upper.
Scoured: The Best Gear On Huckberry - July 2021
For those who prefer the waves to the mountains, you’re not quite out of luck. In fact, last month’s guide to the best gear on Huckberry is loaded with apparel and equipment that’s well-suited to coastal getaways and beach days.