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Made in the USA Gift Guide

by , November 19, 2020

So you’d love to find an awesome gift that’s made in the USA but you don’t know where to start. Fear not, we’ve got your back. Below you’ll find a rad selection of gear that’s all US-made and sure to stoke you.

Tom Bihn Nik’s Minimalist Wallets (from US$26)

Tom Bihn Nik’s Minimalist Wallets

Nik’s Minimalist Wallets are all about keeping things simple and compact. Wallets that carry the essentials in tidy order but don’t include unnecessary bulk. The range of wallets includes five styles that come in a choice of colorways and fabrics. The wallets are made in Seattle, Washington, and are a great gift for the minimalist.

it Vanishes Face Mask 2-Pack (US$30)

it Vanishes Face Mask 2-Pack

Inspired by ’90s outerwear, this face mask uses two layers of cotton ripstop fabric and an adjustable bungee cord that avoids fatigue on the ears by wrapping around the head. Additionally, it can double as a camping eye mask and has a bendable nose wire for a tailored fit.

Proof 72-Hour Merino Crew Sock – 2-Pack (US$32)

Made in the USA: Proof 72-Hour Merino Crew Sock – 2-Pack

Socks have a bad rap when it comes to gifts. Many have come a long way in technical materials and design though, making them a gift you’ll look forward to using regularly. Just like the Proof 72-Hour Merino Crew Sock. The sock features a blend of 63% merino wool, 33% nylon, and 3% spandex, allowing for a machine-washable design that’s durable and retains its shape while providing the great benefits of merino wool, including moisture-wicking, temperature regulation, and odor resistance – pretty much everything you want in a sock.

Mazama Wares Standard Pint Glass (US$44)

Mazama Wares Standard Pint Glass

Enjoy your favorite beverage in style with this 16oz Mazama Standard Pint Glass. It offers a comfortable grip and is handblown in Portland, Oregon, with angular lines to hold the aroma of the beverage contents.

Kiriko Bandana (US$45)

Kiriko Bandana

Kiriko’s bandanas come in a variety of eye-catching patterns and are a practical yet style-savvy present for men and women alike. Wear the versatile design around the neck, on the head, or even as a face mask. It comes with a brass pin and features high-quality cotton cloth imported from Kiriko’s Japanese heritage manufacturer. It’s sewn, pressed, and packaged in Portland, Oregon.

Zpacks Titanium Flask (US$49)

Made in the USA: Zpacks Titanium Flask

Enjoying a celebratory swig of your favorite tipple on the summit shouldn’t have to weigh you down. This titanium flask is strong enough for the journey yet keeps your carry weight down, coming in at just 3.0 oz (85 grams). Plus it also comes with a titanium funnel for easy refilling.

Huckberry USA-Made Gear Box (US$55)

Huckberry USA-Made Gear Box

Tired of hunting for tools, EDC items, or outdoor gear? This USA-Made Gear Box provides a convenient and tough storage solution to keep a variety of gear easily accessible in one place. Huckberry teamed up with Bull Metal, a third-generation steel manufacturer in Connecticut, to create the gear box. It’s made from powder-coated steel, with all aspects of manufacturing done in-house.

Fisher Space Pen Astronaut Space Pen (US$60)

Made in the USA: Fisher Space Pen Astronaut Space Pen

On the hunt for a gift for someone who loves outer space? Or someone who appreciates a dependable, versatile EDC pen? Well, this pen covers both bases. It features the original Astronaut Space Pen design used on the 1968 Apollo 7 space mission. And with its pressurized ink cartridge it writes literally anywhere, from outer space to underwater.

Outlier Grid Linen Towel (US$75)

Made in the USA: Outlier Grid Linen Towel

One towel you can use daily at home, on the beach, during hikes, or packed in a travel bag? Outlier’s Grid Linen Towel steps up as an impressive all-rounder that’s lightweight, compact when folded, highly absorbent yet quick-drying. The towel is made in New York City and uses a box weave linen woven in Lithuania. The linen easily sheds sand with a flick, making it a great companion for beach trips. Plus with its large unfolded size, you get more than enough towel to dry off properly.

Filson 1-1/2″ Bridle Leather Belt (US$85)

Made in the USA: Filson 1-1/2″ Bridle Leather Belt

A quality belt is a wardrobe staple that will serve you well for years to come. This leather belt from Filson is made to serve for a lifetime of wear. It utilizes hard-wearing Bridle leather from North American hides. No matter how much it bends or twists, it’ll hold strong. The belt has seven holes for an adjustable fit and a metal roller buckle.

Kiriko Tie Indigo Kasuri X’s and Dashes (US$89)

Made in the USA: Kiriko Tie Indigo Kasuri X’s and Dashes

Perfect for the person who likes to keep things classy in their attire, this dapper tie lends a dash of unique style to an outfit. It’s made in the USA using unique Japanese fabrics and is lined with silk.

Flint and Tinder 10-Year Pullover (US$98)

Made in the USA: Flint and Tinder 10-Year Pullover

Ever found your ideal hoodie only to have it fall apart on you within a year or two? That isn’t going to be a problem with Flint and Tinder’s 10-Year Pullover. It’s backed by a 10-year warranty and designed to get softer with wear. And it’s a nod to American construction throughout, featuring 23 oz fleece from South Carolina, twill tape from Philadelphia, and expert cutting, sewing, and finishing in Los Angeles.

Makr Eyewear Sleeve (US$100)

Made in the USA: Makr Eyewear Sleeve

Eyewear, whether it’s glasses or sunglasses, requires protection against scratches and impacts. But there’s no reason that protection can’t be stylish too. Makr’s Eyewear Sleeve provides a rugged and eye-catching home for eyewear, with a choice of durable leathers and attractive colorways and secured with an antique brass button stud.

Stash Dopp Kit (US$129)

Made in the USA: Stash Dopp Kit

Dopp Kits don’t get much more handsome than this fine piece from Stash. It’s made in Texas using 3 oz waxed Italian leather that will develop a unique patina with use. Complementing the leather is antique brass hardware and a side handle for easy portability.

Filson Bridle Leather Bi-Fold Wallet (US$135)

Made in the USA: Filson Bridle Leather Bi-Fold Wallet

Durable, stylish, and designed to only get better with age. Filson handcrafts this handsome bi-fold wallet in Seattle. It uses vegetable-tanned Bridle Leather sourced from North America and tanned in the USA. It offers six card slots and a cash slot for flat bills.

Leatherman FREE P4 (US$140)

Made in the USA: Leatherman FREE P4

Leatherman is a trusted name in multitools for a reason. They make functional, high-quality tools in Portland, Oregon, backed by a 25-year warranty. Tools like the FREE P4, which features Leatherman’s magnetic architecture for easy one-handed access to all the tools. And speaking of tools, you get 21 of them, all in a lightweight, compact, and easily portable design.

Makr Tri-Glide Belt (US$140)

Made in the USA: Makr Tri-Glide Belt

Makr teamed up with C’H’C’M’ Shop to create this sleek, tough belt made in the USA. It features mil-spec webbing, metal hardware, and a laser etched Hypalon-like base and tension stop. Further features include a hand-painted Horween Shell Cordovan keeper and tab end. 

Outlier Grid Linen Bathrobe (US$148)

Outlier Grid Linen Bathrobe

Outlier delivers all the benefits of their Grid Linen Towel in a robe you can wear by the pool or after you’ve just stepped out of the shower. Quick-drying, lightweight, and compact, this bathrobe is made in the USA. Definitely one you can wear every day and also stash in your luggage too with space to spare.

Makr Weld Vert Pocket (US$150)

Made in the USA: Makr Weld Vert Pocket

A sleek, elegant way to carry cards, folded bills, and more, this accordion double pocket features a snap closure and hand-painted edges. It’s available in a choice of leathers and colorways and is a suave pick for the EDC enthusiast.

Filson x Buck Knives® 104 Compadre Camp Knife (US$150)

Filson x Buck Knives® 104 Compadre Camp Knife

Hunters, campers, and outdoor enthusiasts alike will appreciate this versatile and rugged knife for its straightforward functionality and hard-wearing build. It features a drop-point hollow-ground blade with a Blaze Orange Cerakote® finish to protect against rust. Plus it provides visibility if the knife is dropped in underbrush. The Micarta® handle scales are Filson’s dry finish Tin Cloth layered in resin. The limited-edition knife also comes with a custom leather sheath.

Danner Bull Run Moc Toe (US$190)

Made in the USA: Danner Bull Run Moc Toe

Tough, functional, and ruggedly stylish, these Danner Bull Run Moc Toe boots will last for years, heck, decades of trusty wear. They feature full-grain oiled leather uppers and cushioning, slip-resistant Danner Wedge outsoles. Crafted in Portland, Oregon, the boots also provide electrical hazard (EH) protection through their non-conductive electrical shock-resistant soles and heels.

Hold Fast Olive Drab MoneyMaker and Solo (US$220)

Hold Fast Olive Drab MoneyMaker and Solo

Calling all camera enthusiasts. These limited-edition vegan camera straps add distinct style to your camera carry setup. They’re made in the USA in Oklahoma and are adjustable for a custom fit.

KATO’ Pen Slim 14oz 4-Way Stretch Selvedge (US$248)

KATO’ Pen Slim 14oz 4-Way Stretch Selvedge

A great pair of jeans is truly a thing of beauty, offering comfort and a personal fit that’s just right for the individual wearer. KATO’ understands this and makes their jeans accordingly so you won’t want to wear any other pair (well, apart from another KATO’ pair). The jeans are handmade in Los Angeles and feature premium 14 oz Japanese selvedge denim offering four-way, 360° stretch for great durability and freedom of movement.

Lum-Tec Combat B47 MAX LÜM Watch (US$495)

Lum-Tec Combat B47 MAX LÜM Watch

One for the watch enthusiast on your gift list, this piece combines tough construction, tactical styling, and a water-resistant, functional design for everyday wear. The watch is assembled by hand in Ohio. It features MDV® MAXLÜM luminous technology on the dial and hands, a titanium carbide gunmetal PVD hard coating on the casing, and two included straps.

Grado GS1000e Headphones (US$995)

Made in the USA: Grado GS1000e Headphones

If you’re after a statement gift for a music lover, these headphones are it. They’re handmade in Brooklyn and offer exceptional style and sound quality, with deep bass and a smooth top end. The headphones feature a mahogany housing and chambers that fit around your ears (not on top of them) for comfort and a great listening experience.


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