History’s very first synthetic blue pigment was developed by the ancient Egyptians, born out of a combination of copper, silica, lime, and alkali. Because of its exorbitant cost to produce, by the time the hue hit early modern Europe, the color was reserved for only the most affluent members of society and as such became associated with royalty and society’s upper crust, not unlike the color purple in ancient Rome. Fast forward to minder-day, and the color blue now constitutes the most popular favorite color by a fairly significant margin, both in and outside America and for both men and women.
In light of this reality, we’ve decided to celebrate the popularity of the color, hand-selecting a curated list of items, all boasting different shades of the masculine primary color. Additionally, with the year’s colder months now in full swing, each entry on this list has also been chosen for its ability to lend itself to use in winter applications, whether that be for in the city, on the trail, or when sheltered at home. So, without further adieu, let’s dive into our picks for this month’s guide to the best gear on Amazon.
Victorinox Swiss Army Classic SD
Since the first standard-issue model was deployed to Swiss soldiers in 1886, the mighty Swiss Army Knife has become a bonafide legend in both military and EDC circles, alike. This version of the multifunction pocket tool packs a single plain-edge blade, scissors, nail file, 2.5mm screwdriver, toothpick, tweezers, and a key ring—all made from Swiss-made stainless steel.
Fisher Space Telescoping Space Pen
Precision-assembled, individually tested by hand, and backed by a lifetime warranty, this telescopic EDC pen can write at any angle and can even operate at extreme temperatures ranging between -30F to 250F. The collapsible nature of the pen also allows for an incredibly compact EDC writing utensil that can expand to afford the comfort and grip of a full-sized pen.
YETI Daytrip Lunch Box
A modern-day take on your classic school lunch box, the YETI Daytrip is a lightweight yet rugged personal cooler, weighing just 1.1lbs and boasting an EVA-molded bottom and abrasion and water-resistant exterior. Measuring 10.5” L x 4.5” H x 8.5” W, the Daytrip Lunch Box also sports YETI’s proprietary COLDCELL FLEX insulation, as well as one of the brand’s magnetic THERMO SNAP closures.
Dango M1 Maverick Blue Line Wallet
Dango’s M1 Maverick Bifold is a thoroughly modern EDC wallet that’s constructed around a precision-machined and anodized 6061 aerospace-grade aluminum chassis and mated to a DTEX and pockets via mil-spec steel bolts. In addition to a special multitool card, the wallet can also accommodate up to ten cards. What’s more, this special Blue Line version of the wallet also includes a badge adapter for first responders and LEOs.
Chrome Industries Barrage Cargo Laptop Backpack
Part of Chrome Industries’ Heritage Collection, the Barrage Cargo backpack is an incredibly rugged and weatherproof rollmop bag aimed at urban commuters. Also produced in seven other color options, the Barrage Cargo model features a coated nylon shell backed by a 100% welded waterproof liner, quick-access pockets for mobile gadgets and other small items, and an eternal cargo net system for securing larger objects.
Zippo Titanium Coating Lighter
Zippo’s classic windproof lighter has been an American gear staple for the better part of the last century, though this thoroughly-top-shelf, Japanese-made version of the lighter puts a decidedly premium spin on the product, jettisoning the standard stainless steel body construction with a blue, etched titanium housing that’s not only made from a markedly stronger material but also boasts 1.5-times thicker dimensions for an even more hardwearing item
Arc’teryx Acrux TR GTX Boot
An alpine-grade hiking boot, engineered for multi-day treks with a full pack, the Arc’teryx Acrux TR GTX Boot is equal parts lightweight and durable. Tipping the scales at under 2.5lbs per pair, this shoe sports proprietary micro-plated SuperFabric uppers, reinforced with a 100% waterproof GORE-TEX membrane, and built atop an ultra-grippy Vibram Megagrip outsoles.
Harman Kardon Aura Studio 2
While COVID may have put the kibosh on your 2020 holiday and/or travel plans, you can still make the most of the season by upgrading your “staycation” with a new premium sound system. Whether streaming movies or jamming out to your favorite tunes, Harman Kardon’s Aura Studio 2 is there to bolster the experience, with the wireless Bluetooth speaker offering a striking industrial design and Hi-Fi-grade audio quality.
Fjällräven Skogso Jacket
This contemporary Swedish overcoat offers an understated, military-inspired aesthetic and ample warmth through the use of a G-1000 Lite construction reinforced via synthetic G-Loft Supreme padding. Thanks to pre-shaped sleeves and a calculated gusset placement, the jacket affords an unrestricted range of motion, making it ideal for everything fro hiking, to climbing, to cycling. Decorated in a leather Fjällräven shoulder patch, this jacket is also available in OD green, black, or burgundy.
Luminox Bear Grylls Eco Series 3703
Limited to only 1,500 units in total, the Luminox x Bear Grylls Eco Series 3703 is an extremely rugged adventure watch that’s water-resistant down to 660’ and is practically impervious to any shock or impacts of any kind. Along with the watch’s 45mm case, the Eco Series’ rotating bezel and blue band are all made from #tide ocean material, a cutting-edge and high-performance compound derived entirely from recovered/recycled ocean plastics.
Scoured: The Best Gear On Amazon - November 2020
Want to check out another dynamic selection of products to use this winter? Our entry for last month’s guide to the best gear on Amazon is made up of ten items, for use at home and when on the move during the year’s winter months.