- Buyer's Guide
Black Out Gift Guide
Black is the new black, always. Ask Batman or ninjas or poets. It’s perpetually relevant, fresh, and looks killer when teamed with, you guessed it – black. So without further ado, our first gift guide for the gift giving season: the Black Out.
Sleek and refined, the AÃRK Collective Iconic Watch features a Japanese quartz movement and 316L aircraft-grade stainless steel case. An Italian calfskin leather band and subtle geometric shapes round off this attractive timepiece.
Carrying two bags for gym and work gear is hard work. Why not save the sweat for your workout and use the Duffel Pack instead? This stylish one-bag solution holds both gym and work gear, offering the carry comfort of a backpack and the easy access of a duffel.
Battle armor to help your iPhone withstand life’s hard knocks, this durable case offers solid protection while still maintaining a fairly slim profile. Plus it comes with a holster so you can adapt how you carry it to suit different environments and access needs.
Quality sound, minimalist aesthetics, and a comfortable design make these smart headphones from Swedish brand JAYS a fine choice for listening to your favorite tunes or finding out what happens next in your current audio book of choice.
The Beijing Duffel is a handy bag for overnight or short trips, with plenty of organization for your travel essentials. Two main compartments store shoes and clothing, the laptop compartment fits up to a 17″ laptop, and a variety of interior and exterior pockets keep smaller items tidy and accessible.
Slim and elegant, this leather bifold wallet looks equally suave in a business environment or on a night out. It’s stitched by hand and offers four pockets for cards and a compartment for cash.
With the holiday season fast approaching, a few lazy days of rest and relaxation in sunny climes has definite appeal. These matte black acetate sunglasses feature quality Zeiss lenses and contemporary, casual-chic aesthetics for soaking up the rays in style.
If you’re forgoing sunshine in favor of active adventure, the Arenite jacket will keep you warm on the move. Designed to be used as a midlayer in cold weather, this technical jacket is constructed with Cobblecomb fleece for insulation and a twill face for resistance to pilling and reduced friction beneath a shell. The fit is close to the body for freedom of movement and to accommodate additional layers.
Sophisticated style and quality materials ensures this sleeve looks right at home in the boardroom, while bringing a sense of refinement to your travels or everyday carry too. Crafted from an attractive and durable combination of vegetable-tanned leather and felt, the sleeve secures with a snap button closure. For added functionality, it also offers a choice of storage compartments for additional items such as documents, bank cards, and an SD card.
Inspired by the Japanese obi, the Gironde is a versatile bag that can be worn across the back as a sling bag or on the lower back as a waist bag. Made from water-repellent canvas, the Gironde provides easy access to everyday essentials with a main compartment that holds up to a 12″ laptop, and two exterior pockets.
Keys not only jingle annoyingly in your pocket, but can also scratch valuable items. The KeySmart solves both problems by storing multiple keys in a jingle-free design that conceals jagged key teeth. As an added bonus, the compact form helps to keep unsightly pocket bulge to a minimum.
This useful EDC kit features a selection of handy tools to help you stay organized and ready to handle a range of daily and DIY tasks. Included in the kit is a KeySmart, Chargekey Micro USB cable, Nite Ize S-Biner Ahhh which doubles as a carabiner and bottle opener, and a Screw Key set featuring Phillips and flat head drivers.
Providing multiple functions in an easily portable form, this stainless steel multitool can be conveniently carried in a bag, pocket or on a keychain. It features 11 inbuilt tools, can be utilized as a pocket clip for keys, and is TSA-friendly.
A source of illumination is a good addition to any EDC setup and this MecArmy flashlight is well suited to the job with its compact size and hard-wearing build. The flashlight features a twist switch for one-handed use, a maximum output of 130 lumens, a maximum beam distance of 59 meters, and is even submersible up to two meters.