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Huckberry Spring Gear Guide
Spring does put a certain, shall we say, spring in your step. And having the right gear on hand can help you spring just that little bit farther, turning a step into a journey. The folks at Huckberry know all about the right gear for trips near and far, so we asked them to share their Spring Gear Guide. Below you’ll find carry companions for a range of journeys, from the weekday commute to weekend outdoor adventures. Even better, you can enjoy a Spring saving by using the code CARRY20 for 20% off first-time orders…
A lot of EDC setups can be…well, a lot. In the quest to be ready for anything, it’s easy to end up carrying too much (some of which you may hardly – or ever – use). Rather than loading yourself down with a cumbersome collection of tools, the new and improved Huckberry Essential EDC Kit provides a pared-down selection that still keeps you prepared on the go. The kit has a host of useful tools including a firesteel, peanut lighter, paracord, screw key set, wire saw and a name plate, all secured on a durable split key ring.
Warming temperatures and sunshine are almost irresistable lures for the outdoor lover, but there’s no guarantee a downpour won’t drench your adventuring spirit. Finisterre teamed up with Ortlieb to create a waterproof rucksack that’s rugged enough to handle everyday and travel use, as well as water-based activities, while protecting your gear from the elements when the weather doesn’t play ball. The bag’s high frequency welded construction makes for a fully waterproof main compartment, while the roll-top closure lets you adjust for varying loads. There’s also a quick-access non-waterproof pocket for keeping frequently used items within easy reach.
Ever found yourself running late because you can’t find your keys, wallet or phone? The trick is to have a dedicated storage space for them, but that can lead to cluttered surfaces and obscuring small EDC items under larger objects. The Plank Magnetic Shelf takes care of the clutter by providing a storage surface that keeps your EDC out of the way but easily accessible. The wall-mounted Plank features a magnet on the bottom for securing keys, and a non-magnetic top for holding your phone, wallet and other small essentials.
Exploring the city, relaxing on the beach or taking an overnight trip – wherever Spring takes you, the Y-Pack is up for the journey. Built tough with a 1000D Cordura exterior, the pack features a drawstring closure for the main compartment, covered by a wide flap secured with a straightforward latch. Quick-access items find a home in the flap pocket, while tech can be stored in the interior sleeve which fits up to a 15″ laptop.
You need to be able to rely on a key chain to secure important daily carry, and with the Transit Issue Key Chain you can. Apolis are a Certified B Corporation, which means they meet higher standards of social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency. Their company ethos is well complemented by this ruggedly handsome addition to your EDC. The sturdy leather key chain is built with mil-spec hardware and boasts a solidly stylish design that will garner nods of approval at work and on the trail.
When you find yourself between a rock and a hard place, this pack has your back. Ready for demanding environments, the Hueco 35 backpack is a fine partner for rock climbing trips but flexible enough to meet a range of other carry needs too, from hiking to weekend getaways. The top-loading pack offers handy features such as a stowable rope strap, an interior sleeve for a hydration bladder or tablet, a stowable hip belt, and a mix of pockets including a top pocket that fits most climbing helmets.
Lightweight and versatile, the Luzon 18L is a great option if you’re after a bag that won’t weigh you down. The daypack is a useful around-town bag but can also be conveniently stowed in luggage or a larger backpack, allowing it to work well as a summit pack or travel bag. Simple and functional in design, the Luzon includes an internal hydration sleeve, an exterior zip pocket, and a drawstring closure.
Sharp keys, bulky multi-tools or pocket knifes…it’s enough to make your pocket protest with a well-aimed poke to the leg. The Mini Q gives your pocket (and your leg) a break by serving as a key organizer, knife and bottle opener in one. It fits up to 8 keys and includes a 420HC stainless steel blade and a removable pocket clip, all while maintaining a sleek pocket-friendly profile.