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Malvaux Number 1 Knife

You simply won’t find another pocket knife with these ergonomics. The angled handle is designed specifically to function perfectly in the human hand, and allows less strained access to the blade — no need to awkwardly dig your fingernail just to get it opened. Also, the Forest Green color is available only at Huckberry.
Buy Now: $250

Nemo Equipment Galaxi 2P Tent

A perfect two-person tent for both greenhorn campers and seasoned outdoorsmen, the Galaxi 2P puts NEMO’s innovation up front, with an array of advanced technical fabrics and lightweight functionality.
Buy Now: $250

Amazon Kindle Oasis

Quite simply, the Kindle Oasis is the best e-reader that Amazon, the industry leader, has ever created. It has the brightest, highest-resolution display of the Kindle line, and it’s thinner and lighter than any other Kindle.
Buy Now: $250

Elemnt Bolt GPS Bike Computer

Just about everything a stats-obsessed cyclist would ever need, in a small, aerodynamic package. It also pairs easily with peripheral sensors and electronic shifters. All your recorded data and riding profiles can be accessed using a companion app.
Buy Now: $250

Peak Design Everyday Backpack

Peak Design’s backpacks have risen to become a cult-favorite among photographers and organization freaks. The Everyday Backpack’s modifiable internal compartment system allows endless configuration, and pockets placed thoughtfully throughout hold all of life’s everyday necessities. Oh and, this particular colorway is available only at Huckberry.
Buy Now: $260

Search and State S1-J Riding Jacket

His commutes needn’t be marked by dorky technical jackets. Search and State’s S1-J is made from breathable, waterproof material but has a slim, clean cut look that does’t look out of place either on or off a bike.
Buy Now: $265

Suunto Spartan Trainer

Full-featured fitness watches can often be unwieldy, so Suunto slimmed down the profile on its most affordable Spartan. The watch still monitors heart rate and keeps track of all your fitness goals with a built-in GPS.
Buy Now: $279+

Huckberry x Chippewa 6-Inch Service Boot

Chippewa’s six-inch Service Boot has long been a beloved piece of all-American footwear. For this limited edition version, Huckberry teamed up with Chippewa to produce a new six-inch Service Boot, with premium, full-grain, honey-colored American leather. It’s resoleable, has an extremely durable Vibram sole, and requires zero break-in time.
Buy Now: $280

Logitech Harmony Remote

This universal remote can control everything: Sonos speakers, an Xbox One, an Apple TV 4K, a Nest thermostat, an Amazon Echo, a Sony TV and Phillips Hue light bulbs — everything. It’s a modern marvel of sorts.
Buy Now: $283

Mission Workshop The Mission Jean

Handmade in San Francisco, the Mission Jean exhibits many of the same qualities as extremely rugged workwear — breathability, durability, abrasian- and water-resistance — but is balanced with an active four-way stretch fabric. They look like indigo selvedge denim jeans, but perform like knit track pants.
Buy Now: $285

Vitra All Plastic Chair

Designed by Jasper Morrison, this chair is both elegant and comfortable. Made in Italy, it features a single-piece molded frame which supports and ergonomic seat. Appropriate for both indoor and outdoor use.
Buy Now: $290

Tracksmith Nor’easter Jacket

Tracksmith’s understated style dictates that this jacket look unassuming, but it’s designed to wear through the famous New England storms that it draws its namesake from. The Nor’easter is constructed specifically for runners with a Swiss fabric that breathes, stretches and repels nearly everything.
Buy Now: $290

Dom Vetro Vintage Tort Primo Sunglasses

Now made in Los Angeles, Dom Vetro’s frames are constructed from eight-layer Italian acetate. The lenses in these glasses are flat crystal mineral glass, which is tinted to reduce brightness without distorting color.
Buy Now: $295

Technivorm Moccamaster 10-Cup Coffee Brewer with Thermal Carafe

Handmade in Denmark, the Moccamaster is one of just a dozen at-home coffee makers to get a stamp of approval from the Specialty Coffee Association of America. A copper heating element keeps water at the ideal temperature range (196 degrees to 205), and brews a full carafe of delicious coffee in about six minutes.
Buy Now: $298


Patagonia Micro Puff Hoody

At 9.3 ounces (264g), the Micro Puff is the lightest insulating jacket Patagonia has ever made. That’s because PlumaFill, the synthetic insulation inside the jacket’s rectangular baffles, mimics the structure of down feathers to provide ultralightweight, water-resistant warmth. It’s light, packable and it still has pockets.
Buy Now: $299

Nest Cam IQ

The Nest Cam IQ has a 4K image sensor and 12x digital zoom, enabling the camera to identify familiar and unfamiliar faces, and automatically zoom in and track those faces while they’re in frame. (Nest calls this “Supersight.”) If you’d like, the app can send push notifications so you don’t miss any action. It’s simply the most intelligent home security camera you can buy.
Buy Now: $299

Flying Squirrel 40-Degree Sleeping Bag

The zipperless design means none of the restrictiveness that comes with traditional mummy-style bags. It also lets you have all of the warmth in the winter and opens wide for those hotter summer nights, camping out of the back of the overlander.
Buy Now: $299

Snow Peak Field Oven

Fitting squarely atop Snow Peak’s Pack & Carry Fireplace and Grill Bridge, this stainless steel attachment converts a fire pit into an oven capable of baking bread and cooking pizzas. A built-in ceramic tray ensures even heating for crisp crusts, while a compact design and lifting harness make for easy transportation.
Buy Now: $300


Yeti Panga 50 Duffel

The Panga utilizes the same rugged materials as Yeti’s soft coolers, and when properly closed, is 100 percent waterproof. For travel, outdoor adventure or even trips to the grocery store, the Panga is as versatile a bag as it is a durable one.
Buy Now: $300

Bose Soundwear Companion Speaker

Now the stay-at-home dad can have music playing around him at all times without slapping on headphones and drowning out the rest of the world. The Bose Soundwear drapes around the shoulders and uses speakers positioned right at the ear to deliver quality sound without distubring others.
Buy Now: $300

Compex Sport Elite Muscle Stimulator

Whether your goal is to improve endurance and strength or just optimize recovery, Compex’s high-end muscle stimulator can provide that extra ten percent needed to fully realize those high-bar fitness goals.
Buy Now: $300

Nintendo Switch

By far the best portable gaming console to date, the Switch also has some epic games out already — namely Zelda and Mario Odyssey — with more to come. Not a fan of portable consoles? It hooks up to the big screen, too.
Buy Now: $300

Elgato Thunderbolt 3 Dock

This dock connects a MacBook Pro to just about anything: two 4K displays (or one 5K display), ethernet, a high-end hard drive, headphones and a few other USB 3.0 devices. It essentially allows anybody to turn their laptop into the ultimate desktop setup.
Buy Now: $300

Pro-Ject Essential III Turntable

Give five out of five stars by What Hi-Fi, the Essential III is an audiophile-grade turntable that’s in most people’s price range. It has a manual belt drive and Ortofon OM10 cartridge, and is available in several fun colors (red, black, white) with a nice glossy finish.
Buy Now: $300

Jacob May Wesley Butcher Block

Get a better cutting board to prep your ingredients. This board from Jacob May Wesley is made from American white oak finished with mineral oil and beeswax, a wood that will develop a unique patina over time.
Buy Now: $300

Seiko Dive Watch

Seiko’s 200m Diver (model number SKX009) became a near-instant classic when it was introduced in 1985. It features an in-house 7S26 automatic mechanical movement, housed inside a trusted stainless steel case. This version comes with a military-style suede leather strap from Lum-Tec along with its original rubber strap.
Buy Now: $320

Scout Regalia Folding Table

We dare you do find a folding table as stylish and as versatile as this American-made one from Scout Regalia. When not in use for additional table space, the folding legs can be removed and the tabletop can be mounted on the wall as a magnetic dry and erase board.
Buy Now: $325

Apple Watch Series 3

Compared to other Apple Watch models, the Series 3 is a better fitness tracker with continuous heart-rate monitoring, a redesigned workout app and special features for swimmers. And now that it’s equipped with LTE, you can finally ditch that annoying smartphone armband.
Buy Now: $329+

Velomachi Roll-Top Backpack

Not all commutes take place on four wheels and in the sanctuary of a steel cage and windows. For riders, Velomachi’s Roll-Top is waterproof and its unique stap and locking design helps take weight of the shoulders, reducing fatigue on longer rides.
Buy Now: $339

Vuarnet Tom NIGHTLYNX Sunglasses

Vuarnet Nightlynx has applied lens technology normally used by fighter pilots to produce these lenses. They amplify contrast and distance perception while filtering out blue light and providing 100 percent UV protection for better vision in low-light situations. It’s the perfect accessory to keep handy when you’ve been driving all day and the sun dips below the horizon.
Buy Now: $340

Architectmade FJ Wooden Bowl

Designed by Finn Juhl in 1951, this bowl is a beautiful balance of between organic and geometric. The variegated teakwood contrasts with the smooth lip of the bowl, showcasing the wood’s inherent properties.
Buy Now: $349


Chris Reeve Sebenza Pocketknife

A pocketknife is a universal tool, designed to be carried at all times. So why settle for something substandard? The Sebenza is a folder that’s been crafted with precision but is designed for practical use — available in a full range of blade and handle styles. It’s rugged enough to last lifetimes, plural.
Buy Now: $350+

Bose QuietComfort 35 wireless headphones II

If you often travel on planes, trains and buses, these headphones excel at tuning out the world around you. The Bose QuietComfort 35 II headphones are the best active noise-canceling headphones that Bose, the industry leader in active noise-canceling headphones, has ever made. They have Google Assistant built-in, meaning you can control music, send and receive text messages and get answers to your queries without whipping out your phone.
Buy Now: $350

Zalto Universal Wine Glasses

If you enjoy nice wine, you should enjoy it in nice glasses. These glasses from Zalto are some of the best, and are hand-blown from a single-piece of lead-free glass.
Buy Now: $350

Q Acoustics M2 Soundbase

The M2 Soundbase has been praised by What Hifi? (five out of five stars) for its excellent sound quality. It’s integrated with a wide dispersion sound technology that ensures the audio sounds the same whether you’re sitting directly in front of the speaker or off to the side. If they stream music or watch a lot of music, this soundbase is terrific (and pretty affordable).
Buy Now: $350

Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 Headphones

Nobody is going to mistake these for a pair of Bose headphones. They’re beautifully and uniquely designed, and are some of the best high-end, over-ear headphones you can buy. (Note: They do come in iOS or Android models, so make sure to buy with the type of smartphone they have in mind.)
Buy Now: $350


Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL3 Tent

As a rule, “high volume” and “ultralight” tend to be at odds with each other. The Copper Spur breaks that rule — it’s a three-person, three-season shelter that packs plenty of space in a main compartment and two vestibules for you, your friends and all the gear you need for your next adventure.
Buy Now: $375

Anglepoise Original Brass Desk Lamp

The iconic design here features a constant tension springs and a flexible shade, which deliver an incredible range of flexibility. The gloss paint job is heritage-inspired, and the design includes a range of brass details.
Buy Now: $380

Clek Fllo Car Seat

A five-point harness, an adjustable and convertible design — the Clek Fllo Car Seat safely seats a child up to 65 pounds and 49-inches tall.
Buy Now: $380


Pieps Micro Beacon

One of the requirements of safe and smart backcountry adventures during winter is to wear an avalanche beacon. Pieps’ Micro Beacon is tiny — it weighs 150 grams (just over five ounces) — but still uses three antennas to emit a signal with a 50 meter range. It also has a large, readable display, which is important when every second counts.
Buy Now: $390

Flos Tab Floor Lamp

This handsome floor lamp hails from Italian design lighting company FLOS and is perfect for relaxed reading. It’s made from powder-coated die-cast aluminum, has a porcelain reflector and has a pivoting head that directs light where you need it.
Buy Now: $395

Bell Moto 3 Helmet

A modern rendition of Bell’s most iconic helmet, the Moto III brings back the classic design and style from the golden era of motocross. Proof that a simple design can easily have timeless style and appeal.
Buy Now: $396

Best Made Co. Shearling Vest

This vest — cut and sewn in New York City and made from soft, 5/8-inch-thick shearling — might be the ultimate winter layer. The inner shearling layer and outer sheepskin shell are even reversible, if your giftee is bold enough to pull-off a furry vest, of course.
Buy Now: $398

Bowers & Wilkins PX

The PX are some of the best noise-canceling headphones of 2017. Plus, they have a helluva lot more character than the Bose QC25 IIs.
Buy Now: $399


Gnarbox 256GB

One of the greatest problems facing the amateur photographer today is how to backup, edit and exhibit photos and videos on the fly. Gnarbox solves all of those problems at once. The pocket-sized accessory plays intermediary between your camera and smartphone, making it easy to unload and share all the footage that’s been crowding your memory card ever since you bought that GoPro last holiday season.
Buy Now: $400


Trew Roam 3/4 Bibs

It doesn’t get more stormproof or breathable than the Dermizax NX fabric used to make Trew’s top tier backcountry bibs. The Roam bibs are short and unobtrusive compared to others on the market, but contain a full range of hidden features from a beacon clip to added durability in the knees and cuffs.
Buy Now: $419


Hyperlite Mountain Gear The Shell Jacket

The Shell is made from Dyneema — an ultralight and durable fiber that, in terms of strength-to-weight ratio, is one of the strongest materials on the planet. It’s also waterproof and breathable, and depending on size, weighs between 5.16 and 6.20 ounces.
Buy Now: $450

Poglia Classic Leather Bag

Made from one piece of vegetable tanned leather, this bag is simple and durable. It’s an individual bag that showcases the unique qualities of the leather used, and it will develop a dark patina the more it is used.
Buy Now: $465


K2 Snowboards Party Platter Snowboard

The Party Platter cuts right to the core of snowboarding: fun. It’s built with serious rocker in the nose and a shifted stance that’s reminiscent of retro boards but still maintains a strong penchant for arcing turns and floating in powder.
Buy Now: $480

Korchmar Lux Jefferson Weekender

A handsome, American-made duffle that’s perfect for short business trips and weekend jaunts. It features brass hardware, twill-lining and full-grain aniline leather that’ll patina with age.
Buy Now: $490

GoPro Hero6 Black

Just released this fall, the Hero6 Black is the first GoPro to shoot 4K video at 60fps. It also has some serious skills capturing slow-mos. If an action cameras is what they’re looking for, start and end here.
Buy Now: $497


Arc’teryx Bora AR 50 Backpack

The Arc’teryx Bora AR 50 may be the most advanced hiking pack ever made. Its RotoGlide hip belt is essentially free-floating: it slides both horizontally and vertically on rails to allow for an unsurpassed range of motion whether you’re hiking, fording a river, or sprinting through the airport.
Buy Now: $499

Nest Secure

This is Nest’s first home security system and it consists of three components: the Nest Guard, a smart hub; the Nest Detect, a magnetic door and window sensor; and Nest Tags, pocketable NFC cards that can temporarily disable your home alarm. A starter kit includes one Nest Guard, two Nest Detects and two Nest Tags. The entire system is controlled via the Nest app, which lets you check in on your home anytime to arm and disarm from anywhere. And if the alarm goes off, you’ll get an alert.
Buy Now: $499