- Buyer's Guide
We all know that hobbies, particularly the good ones, can be expensive. But good carry doesn’t have to break the bank, you know? Whether you’re treating yourself (you deserve it!) or fulfilling a secret Santa role, we’ve pulled together some of the Best Gifts Under $50.
Matador FlatPak Toiletry Bottle
Matador are the wizards behind all good travel accessories, and this travel toiletry bottle isn’t like anything you’ve used before. The FlatPak style means you save space in an instant, while the the waterproof construction stops any spillages. TSA approved, these can come with you regardless of if you’re one bagging it on an overnight trip and hauling it all on a long vacation.
Topo Designs Square Bag
Biggest isn’t always best and with the Topo Designs Square bag, you’ve got just the right amount of room for your essentials. Earbuds, cash, house keys– if it usually ends up swimming in the bottom of your carry, the square bag will tidy things up! A handry carabiner-style clip means this can stay close and safe at all times!
Tree Free Fire Portable Campfire
Campfires are great, but they can be a lot of work, both before and after the fact! The Tree Free Fire Portable Campfire is portable ambience! No need to chop any wood, or clean all of your clothes after using this little fellow! Add a bit of class to your next movie evening, or just chill at dinner time, this is the gift of relaxation.
You can’t have a Carryology gift guide without a bit of blaze orange! And boy does the Zippo handwarmer blaze. Stave off the frost and keep those digits warm with this portable furnace! Enjoy up to 12 hours of warmth from this refillable hand warmer whether you’re tailgating, hiking, or just generally a cold soul. Simply fill up, light, and feel the warmth!
Alpaka Gear Zip Pouch Pro
Wallets don’t have to be leather and formal, they can be rugged and refined, ready for anything! The Alpaka ZPP is just that, with its VX21 construction and clean organisation while on the move. Waterproof, rugged, and with clean lines, this is an excellent outdoor pouch and introduction to technical fabrics. There’s a spot for all your EDC essentials, and the orange interior keeps everything in sight! RFID keeps your digital self safe too!
Sunglasses can become an expensive mistake when they tumble off the side of a ski lift, or get sat on in your pocket! Huckberry comes to the rescue with an affordable and stylish pair of sunglasses that won’t break the bank when they meet their inevitable fate! Polarized and available in a plethora of colours, these weekenders are sure to save you a few headaches!
Opinel No. 8 Knife
Still made in France, Opinel are some of the most iconic, affordable, and reliable knives in the world. The No. 8 is their classic offering perfect for EDC. This stainless steel blade will handle most daily tasks comfortably and the elegant birch strip handle makes it a perfect gift, it even has its own special gift box! Sometimes simple is best, and Opinel proves that here.
Bellroy Market Tote
A good tote is one of the best items you can have with you. Whether in your bag or in your car, you’ll soon wonder how you lived without one! The Market tote from Bellroy is lightweight, packable, and full of surprises. It’s made from recycled plastic bottles, it has clever internal organisation that keeps bottles upright and some of the comfiest shoulder straps you’ll find on an everyday tote. This tote always surprised us with how much it holds when full and how small it is when folded.
Purist Collective Maker 10oz Insulated Mug
Not all insulated mugs are made equal, and once you’ve held one from the Purist Collective it’s hard to go back. Clean lines and minimalist design (also paired with great thermoregulation technology) make this the creme-de-la-creme of insulated drinkware. State-of-the-art, unbreakable interior glass lining construction removes any metallic taste from your drink so you can enjoy as intended! With double-wall vacuum insulation and surgical-grade stainless steel this insulated mug is the step up you didn’t know you needed.
Hoka Ora Recovery Slides
Whether you’ve been up a mountain, pounding the pavement, or spent a long day on your feet at work, these recovery slides will make you forget about any suffering and put you in a dream like state. Perfect house slippers and errand partners, the Ora slides are like clouds for your feet. An oversized midsole in a meta rocker profile releases tension on your lower leg and foot, letting the aches of the day slip away. If comfort is king, all hail the Ora!