With the world opening back up, many of us are taking advantage of the newfound freedom and getting back out into public spaces to partake in social gatherings and other activities outside the confines of our homes. And while there’s definitely a massive measure of enjoyment to be had, we’re also discovering how exhausting it can be to be around large groups of people again for the first time in a year or more. So, we’d like to take a minute to remind everyone that it’s still perfectly acceptable to take a day or two to yourself from time to time.
It’s actually with that thought in mind that we’ve put together this month’s Amazon Scoured guide. If you need some alone time to relax and refresh, then you’ve come to the right place. The following collection of gear will help you to take a load off in the comfort of your own home, whether you’re taking advantage of a lazy Sunday morning, a relaxing evening during the week, or something in-between. This is our take on the best gear on Amazon for July of 2021.
Zippo Woodchuck Lighter
This unique take on the classic made-in-USA Zippo lighter features genuine wood inlays but remains otherwise unchanged — boasting the same superb construction, no-nonsense lifetime guarantee, refillable fuel reservoir, and that iconic silhouette. You can’t do better than a Zippo unless you upgrade to another Zippo — like this one.
Chemex Pour-Over Glass Coffeemaker
The Chemex might be the most iconic pour-over coffee maker ever, and it’s still one of the best around. While that’s certainly a perk to picking one up, it also benefits from being quite affordable, making the barrier to entry very low for something so beautiful and useful. If you want your morning cup of joe done right, pick up this bad boy.
Glerups Wool Slippers
Glerups makes some of the most attractive, minimalist, and comfortable slippers around. These ones are crafted utilizing comfy wool one-piece uppers mated to grippy rubber outsoles. That means, along with being an excellent house slipper, you can still wear them when you hoof it out to your driveway to pick up the newspaper. Hell, you could wear them around the campground, too.
Waterford Marquis Markham Stacking Decanter & Tumbler Set
Not everyone needs a full-sized decanter and a rocks glass set, nor do we all have space for one. However, you can still have all the beauty and style of a genuine crystal decanter set while saving on space by picking up this drop-dead gorgeous stacking set. It’s made from lead-free crystalline glass, comes with two tumblers, and includes a glass stopper.
Reigning Champ Cuffed Sweatpants
Would it really be a relaxing Sunday without a solid pair of lounge pants? Maybe, but we’d rather just play it safe and don Reigning Champ’s Cuffed Sweatpants you see here. They’re crafted from comfortable 100% cotton, boast a comfy drawstring waist, and still have a flattering cut. Plus, like all Reigning Champ gear, they’re built to last.
FINEX Cast Iron Skillet
Every kitchen should have a solid cast iron skillet, but not all of them are made equally. Take, for instance, the FINEX you see here. Not only does it boast exceptional, high-end quality — in regards to both its materials and craftsmanship — but it also has a unique octagonal shape, comes with a lid (perfect for melting cheese or steaming), and has a handle designed to stay cooler for longer, serving to help you avoid burns. This ain’t your grandaddy’s cast iron; it’s better.
Pendleton The Original Westerley Zip Up Cardigan Sweater
If you’re going to have a pair of comfy bottoms, it only makes sense that you’d find a complementary top to match. And you certainly can’t go wrong with the classic cabin-chic Pendleton Original Westerly zip-up cardigan you see here. This handsome, cozy garment is crafted from 100% lambswool, has a handy ring loop for easier zipping, and boasts a beautiful Scandinavian design.
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite
Lazy Sundays are the perfect time to kick back in your favorite reading chair and crack open a good book. Of course, books are often cumbersome and, in large quantities, take up quite a bit of space. However, you can access a massive library of books — numbered in the tens of thousands — in a digital format with the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite. As an added bonus, this e-reader is also waterproof — so you could feasibly take it in the bath or jacuzzi, too.
House of Marley Stir It Up Wireless Turntable
It’s our humble opinion that every man cave should have its own sound system, and every sound system should have a solid turntable. Well, this House of Marley option — cheekily named the Stir It Up — is a handsome option made with natural sustainable materials (like genuine bamboo and recycled plastic) that also boasts some modern technology including Bluetooth wireless, a USB port for transferring vinyl records to digital formats, and a built-in preamp.
Marshall Stanmore II Wireless Bluetooth Speaker
Since the above option offers wireless connectivity, it would make sense to pair it with a wireless speaker. And you definitely can’t go wrong with Marshall’s handsome Stanmore II. Styled like the brand’s iconic guitar amplifiers, this speaker boasts aptX compatibility for hi-fi streaming, easy-to-use controls (and an accompanying app), and so much more.
Scoured: The Best Gear On Amazon - June 2021
For those whose journies reach beyond the living room, Amazon has you covered, too! If you need more proof, check out last month’s guide to the best gear on Amazon, which is loaded to the gills with all you need for a car camping trip (minus the car).