- Buyer's Guide
Christmas Gift Guide 2022 | Buy It For Life
When you’re gifted something that’s ‘buy it for life’, it’s a real special moment. An heirloom piece not only you can enjoy but so too can your children and down the family tree.
And if heritage materials are your vibe – sweet leather and waxed canvas – and you dig products that get better with age, these timeless BIFL classics are sure to make an impression.
Rustico’s Wave Leather Wallet brings a pop of personality to your pocket with its premium top-grain cowhide construction. Made in the USA with slim efficiency in mind, the wallet offers two quick-access exterior card sleeves and one interior pocket for cash. All in a compact design that fits easily in a front or back pant pocket. The wallet holds up to six to eight cards and will develop a unique patina over time, adding to its distinct aesthetic appeal.
Filson’s Tin Bush Hat offers classic outdoor heritage style and functionality in one. It’s made with 14 oz. oil finish Tin Cloth and features an extended brim, keeping you protected from rain and sun alike. The hat includes a leather hatband and a cotton sweatband, as well as ventilating grommets for breathability. Hard-wearing and stylish, it’s a versatile piece of headwear for long hours of outdoor work or adventures in wilder terrain.
Unique, elegant, and practical, the Rill Simple Tools Damascus Folding Knife offers an eye-catching blend of materials in a multifunctional design for day-to-day and outdoor use. The Damascus steel blade is paired with handles made from repurposed skate decks, making each knife unique. Each knife comes with a hand-sewn leather sheath for safe portability and makes a striking gift for EDC and outdoor enthusiasts alike.
Whether you’re celebrating a peak ascent or sitting round the fire after a busy day of adventuring, the Whiskey Leatherworks Clark Fork Copper Flask lets you enjoy your tipple of choice in sturdy style. The flask is copper-coated stainless steel with a six-fluid-ounce capacity. The flask is complemented by a Horween leather wrap that is hand-cut and sewn in the USA using sinew stitching on the back.
Stetson hats are a classic for a reason. Stylish, durable, and ready for adventure around any corner, these trusty hats put in the hard graft day in and day out and still look great many years down the line. If you’re looking for a style that delivers all of this in a flexible unisex design, check out the Stargazer. Handcrafted in Texas, it’s made with a wool felt and leather band and includes a cotton sweatband. The wide brim protects you from the elements and the timeless style moves smoothly from a hard day of work outdoors to kicking back by the fire when the cool nights draw in.
If you’re looking for the ultimate cozy comfort for your hands, slip on a pair of Hestra Utsjo Gloves. Each pair is made in their own factories and they source their own materials, so you can rest assured the quality is top-notch here. The gloves are made with durable Nordic elk leather and feature PrimaLoft insulation for warmth and a fleece lining for moisture-wicking comfort. The gloves also include a two-position cuff button for a more tailored fit.
Fjällräven’s Övik Knit Sweater is a perfect partner for chilly days, with a nod to classic Scandinavian patterns. Made with 100% wool, the sweater wicks moisture and regulates temperature, keeping you cozy whether you’re kicking back after a day on the slopes, meandering on a winter stroll, or simply taking things easy on a lazy weekend. The sweater’s round neck, raglan sleeves, and reinforced elbows add to the classic look, making this a piece you’ll turn to year after year.
Barbour’s Essential Wax Holdall Bag offers timeless travel style and dependable durability in one. Built with a tough and water-resistant waxed cotton exterior, the bag is designed for overnight trips and features a clean aesthetic that suits a range of different environments. The holdall provides webbing grab handles and an exterior front slip pocket, while inside you’ll find a security pocket for storing small valuables.
With its outdoor-ready performance and urban-friendly styling, this collaborative boot provides do-it-all functionality for hikes, commutes, and day-to-day adventures around town. Available in an exclusive colorway, the Huckberry x Danner Logger 917 Boot features full-grain leather uppers, a waterproof Gore-Tex® liner, a cushioning three-layer Ortholite footbed, and a Vibram® 917 outsole with XS Trek rubber for durable traction in both wet and dry conditions. Built with waterproof outdoor functionality and sneaker-like comfort, this boot offers the best of both worlds and hops the urban/outdoor divide with ease.
Finding a jacket that looks good on city streets but can perform in tough outdoor conditions is no easy task. But Flint and Tinder have risen to the challenge with their Quilted Waxed Shirt Jacket. The durable and highly water-resistant British Millerain waxed canvas exterior will keep you well protected from the elements, while the recycled Primaloft® insulation is ideal for cozy warmth during cooler months. You’ve also got a variety of interior and exterior pockets on hand too, so you can keep small essentials secure but accessible as required. If you’re after an adaptable wardrobe staple for urban and outdoor use alike, this piece should definitely be on your shortlist.
Active pursuits require breathability and freedom of movement but it’s still important to keep your core warm in colder conditions. And this is where Filson’s Down Cruiser Vest comes in. The responsibly-sourced goose down provides excellent lightweight and cozy insulation, while the oil finish Cover and Shelter Cloths resist water for protection against the elements. The collar is lined with merino wool for added warmth and you also benefit from a choice of pockets for day-to-day or outdoor essentials. Designed to be worn as a standalone piece or under a jacket when you need added protection, this will soon become a cozy classic in your winter wardrobe.
The Eddie Bauer 1936 Skyliner was the first down jacket to be patented in the USA and it became a game-changer in outerwear. Now Huckberry have teamed up with Eddie Bauer for a fresh take on a classic icon. The Huckberry x Eddie Bauer Skyliner Jacket nods to the bomber silhouette of the original but with an updated fit, a custom colorway, and a water-resistant wax coating. The jacket features premium 800-fill down that’s Responsible Down Certified and is an excellent pick for anyone who appreciates old-school style with a modern touch.
GORUCK’s Bullet 15L Backpack is a grab-and-go fan favorite for a variety of day-to-day and adventure needs, from day hikes and gym trips to sightseeing or commuting with the essentials. And this heritage twist steps up the style while still retaining the pack’s tough versatility. Made in the USA using 10.1 oz duck waxed canvas and YKK AquaGuard exterior zippers, it’ll keep your gear protected when unexpected showers strike. And with its wide-opening main compartment and a good amount of pocketing that feels just right without cluttering up the design, you can easily organize and access your gear whatever the day or night has in store. A solid pick for those who appreciate GORUCK’s durable functionality but prefer a less tactical aesthetic, this pack will slot easily into a variety of carry quivers.
Reissued from Filson’s archives, this wool jacket salutes their 1914-patented Cruiser. It’s made in the USA with warm and breathable 100% Mackinaw Wool from Shetland sheep and provides insulation even when wet. The tight weave enhances durability and blocks wind, while the hip-length streamlined cut has been designed for easy access to toolbelts or pockets and to prevent riding up when sitting. The jacket offers an assortment of pockets for keeping your hands cozy and storing essentials and is a tough and stylish hard-working classic for getting the job done, whether you’re outdoors or taking care of errands around town.
Filson’s iconic 48 Hour Tin Cloth Duffle is a ruggedly dapper companion for weekend adventures and overnight trips with larger loads. It features 14oz. 100% cotton oil finish Tin Cloth, a 6oz. dry finish Cover Cloth lining, and Bridle leather detailing; a burly combination that will get stuck into travel adventures both near and far. The reinforced base provides structure for easier packing, while quick-access front pockets keep smaller items within easy reach. Tough, handsome, and versatile for both travel use and beyond, this classy piece is sure to be appreciated by any carry enthusiast.
Barbour have been protecting outdoor enthusiasts against the elements for over a century and their Bedale Jacket offers all the classic durability, instantly recognizable style, and versatility the brand is known for. It’s made with heavy-duty waxed cotton that resists water and wind and includes a hood and corduroy-lined throat flap for added warmth and protection in inclement weather. Hand pockets and front pockets provide extra protection and storage while you’re out and about, so when the weather turns you don’t have to turn back.
The classic GR2 26L gets a heritage makeover and looks darn fine doing so. But rest assured it backs up eye-catching aesthetics with tough practicality. The military-grade duck canvas and Martexin Wax finish will endure the scuffs and scrapes of travel and inclement weather. And for a luxuriously rugged touch, the pack also features a full-grain leather base and handle, with leather sourced from S.B Foot Tannery in Red Wing, Minnesota. The pack provides multiple compartments and pockets to neatly organize your gear, including a dedicated suspended 16″ laptop compartment with a removable hard plastic frame. Built tough in the USA and designed to travel the world as a highly capable carry-on bag, you can depend on this trusty hauler to venture forth with confidence.
Seeking the ultimate gift for the boot aficionado? Made by hand in Spokane, Washington, these boots have a luxury price tag but the quality to back it up. This exclusive version of White’s Rambler Boot comes in a brown roughout leather that looks great and works hard to keep your feet well protected. The full-grain leather uppers are water-resistant and 6″ tall to keep debris out. The 55 Arch-Ease last with a medium arch provides comfy support and the Vibram® wedge outsole will happily put in mile after mile for years to come.