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All-Black ‘Blackout’ Gift Guide
We’re going ninja mode with this all black gift guide…
There’s a reason black is the ultimate colorway for carry, clothing, and more. It’s understated, adaptable, and always looks sharp. So we’ve gone stealthy in our search for the best all black gifts below…
Dapper Design TL MICRO Flashlight (US$34)
A source of illumination is useful for any EDC setup and this compact Dapper Design TL MICRO (TouchLight Micro) Flashlight does a fine job of keeping things easily portable while offering clever features and functionality. The flashlight uses touch-sensor activation to easily cycle through different modes. It’s rechargeable via micro-USB and offers a maximum of 280 lumens, along with a tough and light aluminum build that weighs just 24 grams (0.84 ounces).
Peak Design Tech Pouch – Huckberry Exclusive (US$47.98)
When it comes to organizing an abundance of small items, this pouch is on point. Whether you’re storing tech items, travel essentials, EDC gear, or a variety of other items, this clever pouch keeps your gear tidy and accessible through its accordion-like design and assortment of pockets. This Huckberry-exclusive colorway features a co-branded Huckberry x Peak Design interior print.
GORUCK GR1 Field Pocket (US$50)
GORUCK’s GR1 Field Pocket is a versatile and tough organizer pouch that can hold EDC items, travel accessories, toiletries, and more. Easy to swap between bags or use as a standalone pouch, it utilizes 1000D Cordura and features three interior pockets, as well as padding to protect the contents. A solid all black gift for anyone who appreciates tough, straightforward organization solutions.
Senz° Manual Umbrella (US$60)
Umbrellas are only useful if you have them on you when downpours descend. But a lot of them are a hassle to carry. Not the Senz° Manual Umbrella though. This foldable umbrella is compact and lightweight so it’s easy to carry in a bag or even by hand. Plus its aerodynamic design allows it to float on the wind, making it easier to hold. Not to mention taking storm winds of up to 100km/h in its stride.
VSSL Camp Supplies 2.0 (US$64.50)
Having a host of outdoor essentials all in one easily portable vessel is pretty darn handy. And that’s what the VSSL Camp Supplies 2.0 delivers. This nifty all-in-one supply stash integrates a waterproof light offering four modes and up to 200 lumens, a compass, a mini first aid kit, fishing supplies, a firestarting kit, water purification supplies, and more. All housed within a waterproof, military-grade aluminum storage vessel.
Magpul DAKA Waterproof Windowed Pouch – Set of 3 (US$69.98)
Sleek and versatile, this set of three Magpul DAKA pouches are tough enough to handle whatever you throw at them. They use reinforced polymer fabric featuring an anti-slip texture, welded construction, and YKK AquaGuard zippers. And they feature a handy window so you can easily discern the contents at a glance.
Proof 72-Hour Merino LS Tee (US$73.98)
Super-soft, versatile in style, and technical in performance, this long-sleeved tee is great for everyday and travel wear alike. It features a blend of 87% 16.5 micron merino wool and 13% nylon. This allows the garment to retain its shape and makes it suitable for machine washing, while offering the awesome odor-resist, moisture-wicking, and temperature-regulating properties of merino wool. For a comfy, dependable all black gift in the clothing department, this is a sure bet.
MyMedic MyFAK (US$89.98)
This first aid kit includes a range of useful supplies to deal with a multitude of first aid needs, all stored in an easily portable case. The kit has snap button straps to secure it to a bag or other items, as well as a Velcro backing, allowing it to be ripped away for fast access. Additionally, the trifold design opens out flat so the contents are easily accessible.
Jaybird Vista Earthproof Wireless Earphones (US$98.98)
Compact, durable, and built for life on the go. Jaybird’s Vista Earthproof Wireless Earphones are pretty much everything you could want in carry-friendly Bluetooth earphones. They’re MIL-STD 810G rated, with a construction that will stay strong against shocks and drops. Waterproof, lightweight, and wireless, they can go wherever you do and offer up to six hours of battery life.
Nomad Traditional Apple Watch Strap (US$99.95)
This watch strap adds a dapper touch to an Apple Watch, featuring a black leather band complemented by black stainless steel hardware. It’s made with vegetable-tanned Horween leather that will develop a distinct and handsome patina over time.
Leatherman Wave+ (US$99.95)
Leatherman’s best-selling multitool gets even more functionality with the addition of replaceable wire cutters to round out its tool offerings. The Wave+ offers a total of 18 tools, many of which are accessible externally without needing to open the multitool. And it’s backed by a 25-year warranty, adding peace of mind to this multifunctional all black gift.
Outlier Fu/Cotton Gt (US$110)
The folks at Outlier know a thing or two about materials and their Fu/Cotton Gt dishes up a prime selection. The gusseted t-shirt uses an 8oz mercerized and bio-polished cotton jersey that’s heavyweight yet breathable. It maintains structure but is soft and smooth, standing off from the body to allow air circulation while maintaining a stylish look.
Proof Waxed Station Jacket (US$113.98)
If you’re looking for a jacket that blends vintage style and modern performance, you’ve found it. The Proof Waxed Station Jacket has a durable yet lightweight double-layer nylon construction with weather-resistant DWR and paraffin wax coatings. This allows it to shed water, block wind, and resist stains, while maintaining an understated style. You’ve also got a selection of pockets to keep your hands warm and securely store small essentials.
Mystery Ranch 2-Day Assault 27L (US$128.98)
Mystery Ranch’s burly 2-Day Assault Pack is a versatile all-rounder that ventures into the backcountry, hauls your gear on weekend getaways, or provides plenty of space for gym gear or everyday work essentials. The 3-zip opening gives ready access to the main compartment, while a side-access laptop sleeve ensures tech is within easy reach too. And its adjustable fit and durable 500D Cordura build provide comfortable, hard-wearing carry for many years of dependable use.
Bellroy Note Sleeve Premium Edition (US$129)
Give the gift of an elevated EDC experience with Bellroy’s Note Sleeve Premium Edition. This slim, functional wallet blends chic style and practical features. Three quick-access card slots, space for flat bills, pull-tab storage for additional cards, plus a coin pocket keeps daily essentials neat and conveniently accessible. The wallet is crafted with leather sourced exclusively from the ECCO Leather specialist tannery in the Netherlands. It also includes additional features such as painted leather edges and stitched thread embellishments.
Closca Collapsible Helmet w/ Visor (US$140)
This cleverly designed helmet keeps you safe on the go and meets strict safety standards, but has several nifty tricks up its sleeve. When not in use it can fold down, reducing its volume by 50%. It also features air vents to provide ventilation, a visor for protection from the sun, plus the ability to connect to NFC so you can call an emergency number with a simple phone tap.
côte&ciel Moselle Backpack (US$200)
In a sea of boxy, rectangular packs, the côte&ciel Moselle stands out with its circular silhouette and MemoryTech fabric that molds to the touch. But the pack isn’t just about fashion-forward style. It offers quick-access front pockets for small items and rear panel access to the main compartment, with storage for up to a 13″ tech device.
Arc’teryx Thorium AR Hoody (US$325)
Arc’teryx provides packable performance with their Thorium AR Hoody. It features 750 fill grey goose down in the sleeves and core, panels of Coreloft™ synthetic insulation in areas prone to moisture including the hood, cuffs, and under the arms, and an Arato™ 30 nylon exterior which is abrasion-resistant and includes a DWR finish. The hoody doubles as a mid-layer or a standalone outer layer depending on weather conditions.
Rylo 360° Action Camera (US$373.98)
A picture says a thousand words…but video footage really puts you in the moment. The Rylo 360° Action Camera is a 5.8k resolution video camera that offers 360° filming, all while being compact enough to fit in a pocket. It also features integrated horizon-leveling technology that provides a stabilizing effect for video footage. An all black gift that is sure to be appreciated by adrenaline junkies, videographers, and pretty much anyone looking to capture impressive footage on their adventures.
The James Brand Clovis (US$450)
Looking for sleek minimalism and everyday practicality in a pocketknife? Meet the Clovis. The knife incorporates feedback from The James Brand Chapter customers and offers a precision blend of clean style, premium materials, and functional design. It offers a tip-up carry design with a titanium pocket clip, a Crucible S35VN stainless steel blade, a button-lock mechanism, 6AL4V titanium scales, and ceramic ball bearings. It’s handmade in Idaho, USA, and comes with a certificate of authenticity signed by the builder.
Luminox Sea Navy Seal Colormark 3182.BO Chronograph Watch (US$690)
If your budget can stretch to this ruggedly handsome piece, it’s sure to be a winner with any watch enthusiast on your all black gift list. The Swiss-made watch is crafted with stainless steel and is water-resistant up to 200 meters. It also allows easy visibility even in the dark thanks to a constant glow that lasts for up to 25 years.