They say the best time to buy a winter coat is during the spring and summer months. Not only do brands routinely offer off-season deals and discounts, but the extra time also means that you don’t have to rush your purchase and can thoroughly consider all of your available options. And this same notion rings equally true for fall season outdoor gear. With the autumn hiking and camping season just around the corner, now is the perfect time to start piecing together your loadout for the coming month’s adventures. So, with this in mind, we’ve scoured the online retail giant that is Amazon to deliver this handpicked guide to the best gear on Amazon of September 2022.
Lifestraw Peak Series Survival Filter
The Lifestraw Peak Series Survival Filter is a small handheld device that removes 99.999999% of bacteria, parasites, and microplastics from water, and can do so for 1,000 gallons before needing a new filter. Available in multiple color options, this survival filter can also be attached to water bottles and to standard gravity hoses.
A compact outdoor axe can be incredibly handy at camp and out on the trail, and the Schrade SCAXE10 is an excellent — and affordable — choice, with a full-tang Chromium-rich 3Cr13 stainless steel construction wrapped in a rubberized handle. Measuring 11.1” overall, this outdoor axe is also sold with a black thermoplastic belt sheath.
Julbo Wellington Sunglasses
Designed from the ground up specifically for outdoor adventure, the Julbo Wellington Sunglasses are an incredibly rugged and comfortable pair of shades that feature a set of category 3 polycarbonate lenses with both a polarization and flash finish. With their ability to cut through glare, these sunglasses are also perfect for use on and around the water.
Olight Array 2S Headlamp
Paired with an elasticized, sweatproof headband, the Olight Array 2S Headlamp is a compact but potent wearable that offers up to 30 hours of battery life and a maximum output of 1,000 lumens. Best of all, not only does this headlamp offer 60 degrees of tilting adjustability, a trio of light modes, an SOS mode, and a red safety warning taillight, but it also features the ability to change modes simply by waving your hand in front of the light.
Rumpl Original Puffy Blanket
The Rumpl Original Puffy Blanket is a modern-day take on a traditional outdoor field blanket, with a rugged DWR-coated ripstop shell stuffed with insulation that’s made from recycled materials. Measuring 52” x 75”, this blanket is also produced in a whopping 20 different solid color and pattern options.
adidas Free Hiker Primeblue Hiking Shoes
A sneaker hiking boot hybrid, the adidas Free Hiker Primeblue Hiking Shoes offer extreme levels of comfort and performance with a full GORE-TEX membrane, adidas’ Boost midsoles, Primeknit textile uppers, a molded toe cap, and an all-terrain traction outsole composed of Continental Rubber.
Arc’teryx Atom SL Hoody
The Arc’teryx Atom SL Hoody is a remarkably warm yet lightweight mid or base-layer jacket that boasts a DWR-coated Tyono 20 shell filled with Coreloft insulation that allows the jacket to keep its wearer warm even when damp or wet. Equipped with ventilation-boosting stretch fleece side panels, this jacket is also dope-dyed at the polymer level, hugely cutting down on C02 emissions.
Mystery Ranch 2-Day Assault Backpack
Tipping the scales at 3.0lbs, the Mystery Ranch 2-Day Assault Backpack is a scaled-down version of the Bozeman brand’s incredibly popular 3-Day Assault pack that’s markedly more conducive to everyday carry use while still retaining the functionality and immense durability of the original 3-Day model. Sold in half-a-dozen color options as well as a camo version, this 27-liter backpack features a 500-denier CORDURA construction, too.
Benchmade Adamas 375
Penned by renowned knife designer Shane Sibert, the Benchmade Adamas 375 is a lightweight yet dependable fixed blade survival knife with a full-tang D2 construction and a razor-sharp drop point blade. This skeletonized fixed blade knife is also sold with a MOLLE-compatible molded sheath.
Luminox Navy Seal Blackout XS.3502.BO.L Watch
Officially licensed by the United States Department of the Navy and developed to the branch’s exact specifications, the Luminox Navy Seal Blackout XS.3502.BO.L is an ultra-hardwearing tactical watch built to withstand some of the world’s most extreme and hostile conditions. Crafted around a 45mm polycarbonate case, this fully blacked-out timepiece features a rotating CARBONOX bezel, a Swiss Quartz movement, and a polyurethane band.
Scoured: The Best Gear on Amazon of August 2022
Looking for some additional items to further build out your loadout for next season? Well then be sure to check out last month’s guide to the best gear on Amazon for ten more hand-selected pieces of outdoor-ready kit.