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Once again I’m here to help you find the best gifts on Huckberry. I’ve found some really cool, beautiful and functional products from their catalog. This article features a list of products that caught my attention. Find one-of-a-kind gifts, awesome gear or discover new trends with my Huckberry Picks. So take a look this must-have, must-know and must-see gear. I’m always on the lookout for the coolest stuff, travel essentials for life on the road, new adventure ready gear, new tech stuff and accessories for your everyday carry.
The Outdoorsman knows all the best trails and shortcuts in town. They’ve gone off-the-grid to learn how to flycast and have spent months working remotely out of their van. They’ve filled their collection of notebooks with directions from the locals, top-secret campfire recipes, coordinates, and ideas for adventure—lots of them.
Here are a just few of my favorites.
ACLIM8 Combar Pro Foldaxe in Black
An all-in-one survival multi-tool that can tackle any outdoor job. Whether you’re tackling hard jobs at your cabin, testing your survival skills in the woods, or just need an all-in-one multi-tool for camping—the Combar Pro Foldaxe can do it all. Made with heavy-duty materials, it boasts a fold-out axe and hammer and a serrated knife and pruning saw hidden within the shaft so you can chop, split, hammer, cut, or saw anything in your way.
GIVE’R 4 Season Glove w/ Wax Coating in Yellow
Just grab hold of that burning log, or plunge your hands into the mucky snow. These waterproof insulated gloves can handle any environment and temperature. The leather is waxed for maximum waterproofness, and the interior is insulated with lightweight Thinsulate to keep you plenty warm. These rugged work gloves are made to fit snugly at first, but after a few wears they will form to the natural shape of your hand. Just be sure to rewax them once a year depending on how often you use them to maintain their abilities.
VSSL Java Handheld Coffee Grinder in Carbon
The perfect grind, anywhere in the world Crawling from your tent, watching the sunrise over the peak you summited just the day before—few things can top that. Except of course watching that sun come up with a really good cup of coffee in your hands. VSSL is bringing a barista-grade coffee experience to any wild place you can find out there with the Java Hand Grinder. This premium hand grinder is nearly unbreakable, easily packable, and most importantly, able to create perfectly dialed-in grinds to match your preferred backcountry brew method.
EPPERSON MOUNTAINEERING Medium Climb Backpack
A ‘80s-inspired climbing pack built from tough-as-nails components, with cheerful color-blocking evocative of rope bags and vintage-inspired details.
Founded in Montana in 1973, Epperson Mountaineering came about for one reason—Mark Epperson couldn’t find a climbing pack that suited his needs. Mark’s vision of packs built with superior craftsmanship, solutions-oriented design, and top-notch materials stood the test of time, and Epperson Mountaineering continues to deliver on their original promise of high quality packs. Still proudly made in Libby—the original location—the Medium Climb Pack draws design inspiration from ‘80s rope bags and is constructed from tough-as-nails components. Boasting their signature carabiner front closure and wrapped up in a cheerfully color-blocked package that’s chock-full of vintage outdoor details, this pack is built for the long haul.
BAREBONES Power Bank 10000 mAh in Black
Barebones is all about feeling the dirt in your hands, feeling the stars shining down on you out in the backcountry, and finding time to enjoy the simplest pleasures life and nature have to offer. And with that guiding philosophy, they create things like the Power Bank 10000 mAh—a fully rechargeable power bank that keeps your electronics charged when you’re hours away from home. With two options for charging outputs for versatility, you can stay at camp and enjoy the fresh mountain air and put off getting home for just a little bit longer.
This fully rechargeable power bank keeps your electronics charged without going inside.
THE NORTH FACE: ’71 Sierra Down Puffer Jacket
The North Face was founded in San Francisco in 1966 by three mountaineers seeking to improve the gear they used on their expeditions. Ever since, they have pushed the limits of what is possible and created clothing that is designed to withstand the toughest of environments. Their 1971 Sierra Down Short Jacket is a classic—it’s fully recycled, water-resistant and has ample pockets for storing gear. Its 600-fill down keeps you warm on a cold winter’s day.
AeroPress Go in Black
The AeroPress coffee-brewing device is easy to use and versatile. The classic coffee press was invented by engineer and inventor Alan Adler in 2004, and it is still a hot item. It has won many awards, including the cult-classic coffee press before you. Alan Adler has designed the AeroPress Go to be portable and ready to brew fresh coffee wherever and whenever you want it.
100 Hikes of a Lifetime in Green
400-page book featuring breathtaking National Geographic photography, bound in a deep green leather, evoking the landscapes found within it. 100 Hikes of a Lifetime is a collection of hikes from all over the world from easy-to-get-to locations to multi-week treks. Each route is accompanied by photographs from National Geographic, wisdom from some of the world’s best hikers and tips for navigating the great outdoors, making it the perfect addition to any nature lover’s library.
FLINT AND TINDER Flannel-Lined Waxed Trucker Jacket
Tough, timeless, and made in the USA, this men’s waxed canvas jacket is constructed with a waxed and weather-resistant Martexin 7 oz. sailcloth, which like selvage denim or finely tanned leather, will only get better with age. Every time you hoist a beer, tie your boots, or ride your bike, your movements will lighten the color of the waxed fabric in the creases and bends to create your own unique wear patterns.
12-Hour Refillable Hand Warmer
These days, Zippo enjoys a place in history among other classic pieces of Americana like Levi’s jeans or a Harley Davidson motorcycle, and they earned that spot by making rugged and dependable everyday carry items like their iconic lighter. Their legacy marches on, and every product in their lineup is still made with the same reliable function and simple style associated with the Zippo name. This refillable hand warmer provides up to 12 hours of warmth with its simple, flameless design. Just fill ‘er up, light the burner, and feel the heat.
Available in Black, High Polish Chrome and Orange (shown above).
ALL-WEATHER Duckboot in Tan/Black
Every feature of the All-Weather Duckboot was carefully considered to contribute to its ideal combination of rugged, boot-like performance and the all-day comfort of a lightweight pair of sneakers, starting with a soft, cushy footbed, rubber midsole, and breathable membrane that wicks away moisture. Rugged enough for adventure, with waterproof materials and a tread designed for traction in any conditions, the All-Weather Duckboot keeps feet dry and comfortable in any weather. A cushioned EVA midsole offers a familiar, sneaker-like comfort. The All-Weather Duckboot features a traditional duckboot toe box and a hook-and-loop closure for speed lacing. Bundle up for winter in these iconic boots.
NOCS PROVISIONS Standard Issue 8×25 Waterproof Binoculars
No one should leave home without good binoculars, and for that, there’s no better option than Nocs. A modern explorer carries on the spirit of discovery like the generation of explorers who relied on their binoculars to discover the unknown. That’s why Nocs are equipped with a premium set of optics housed in a weatherproof case, all wrapped up in a non-slip grip that fits right in your pocket so you can take them with you when you go explore.
Stikkan – Norwegian Kindling Splitter
Nothing beats time spent around a fire—whether it’s a humble, crackling fire in the living room during the dead of winter or a roaring bonfire in the backyard fire pit during a long summer night. Having the proper kindling to keep the party going is all too important to make the most out of your fire time, which is why Stikkan developed their simple, yet genius, Norweigan Kindling Splitter. Mounted on the wall near your fireplace, situated on a pillar on the back porch, or hanging near the wood shed, this Kindling Splitter makes short work of the wood splitting chore.
Seventy2 Survival System by Uncharted Supply Co.
Carefully kitted out by survival experts, the Seventy2 Survival System contains everything you need to survive in a hurricane, earthquake, or any other emergency situation. 95% of emergency survival situations are resolved within 72 hours, so the team at Uncharted worked with first responders, doctors, special forces operators, mountain guides and other specialists to fill this waterproof, durable shell filled with the essentials to get your through those first 72 hours.
Ignik Gas Growler Deluxe
Last time you went camping, chances are a green canister of propane was part of the setup. Undeniably useful for camp stove cooking, those one-pounders come with one major drawback—they’re single use, which means 48 million of them head to the landfill each year. Ignik solves that problem in the most elegant way, with an easy-carry, easy-use growler that’s completely refillable. One fillup gives you the same fuel as five canisters, and is as simple at stopping by your local propane filling station. Cleared for transport inside your vehicle, the Gas Growler Deluxe will make your next foray into nature a lot more nature-friendly.
DemerBox DB2 – Indestructible Waterproof BT Speaker
DemerBox plays as hard as you do. Using the best Bluetooth wireless sound technology and an ultra-rugged Pelican case housing, this speaker is the toughest sound system, and would certainly stand up to any adventures you’ve got lined up. It’s loaded with useful features—50+ hours of battery life, dry internal storage, and a USB port for charging all your devices on the go, plus a sound quality so crisp, three-time Grammy award winner and diehard DemerBox fan, Zac Brown, bought the company.
Smithey Ironware Co. No. 12 Cast Iron Skillet
Charleston, South Carolina—aka the “low country”—is a hotbed for some of the best Southern-style cooking in the states, and also serves as home to the Smithey workshop where each skillet is crafted by hand. Their collection features skillets of all shapes and sizes, with a unique purpose that will turn you from Chef Boyardee into Bobby Flay. Perfect for pan-frying chicken, searing steaks on the range, roasting game and vegetables in the oven, or even baking biscuits, the No. 12 is designed for tougher tasks that require a little more real estate. To earn the Smithey Ironware stamp under the skillet is no easy task, which is why these American-made kitchen beasts come with a lifetime warranty.
Skyblue Featured Video: Field Notes Founder Aaron Draplin Doesn’t Bullshit | Huckberry x DDC x Field Notes
Realistically, only one guy could reintroduce the Huckberry Artist Series with a big enough bang—our good friend, Aaron Draplin. Accomplished artist, legend of the logo game, and award-winning designer, Aaron’s bold work can be found the world over. He hit the drawing board and whipped up some limited-edition Field Notes journals just for us, featuring custom Huckberry-centric designs inspired by our 10+ years of adventure. And in true Field Notes fashion, these ultra-tough notebooks are built in the USA and ready to be whipped out of your backpocket at a moment’s notice.
Huckberry sent their fearless Managing Editor of the Journal, Arlo Crawford up to Aaron’s studio in Portland, Oregon to meet the artist himself.