Stocking up on necessities isn’t always fun or glamorous but it’s…well, necessary. And with fall in full swing (and winter on the way), you might want to make sure you’re prepared with durable apparel and accessories. From all-weather gloves to commuter-ready backpacks to dopp kits with all the bells and whistles, we’ve got you covered with the things you need at the price you’re willing to pay for them.
Need a pair of gloves that you can use for literally anything? Try these four-season gloves by Give’r. They’re $114 and are built to withstand the elements—get ready to grab all the burning logs you can carry and enjoy sub-zero temperatures.
If you’re not looking to handle such extreme conditions but still want to keep your extremities warm, give these fleece tech gloves a shot. They’re lightweight but warm enough for activities like skiing, biking, and commuting. The best part? They’re a cool $30.
Need something even lighter for running or exercising? Our fav well-priced pairs include these $15 New Balance Running Gloves with tech-tips so you can use your phone without freezing, these $18 TrailHeads Running Gloves (also with touchscreen fingers!), and these $15 OZERO Touch Screen Running Gloves. Check ‘em out.
What time is it? Time to get a watch that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg. We’re all about splurging when the time is right, but we’re also all about affordable arm candy. Hate the phrase ‘arm candy’? Same. But you know what we don’t hate? This Timex x Todd Snyder watch. It’s $138 and gives off serious vintage vibes. The nylon band makes it durable enough for everyday wear and it’s water resistant up to 50 meters.
If you’re looking for another rugged-looking watch that’s a little less expensive, lean into this army green Citizen Eco-Drive watch. It’s $91.99, down from $175, and water resistant up to 100 meters so you can swim and snorkel in it.
Looking for something a littler “smarter?” The Samsung Gear S3 bluetooth smartwatch is now on sale for $247.90, down from $349.98. If you’re not looking to break the bank on a smart watch, the Lintelek fitness tracker (with a watch component) is a great alternative. It’s only $28.98 and comes with 14 different sports modes and an activity tracker.
Backpacks aren’t just for kids anymore. There’s nothing more convenient than throwing a pack over your shoulder and knowing that you’ve got everything you need. Our favorite options are those that come with laptop sleeves and handy pockets designed for your keys, wallet, etc. If you want something that has a vintage feel but all the modern features, check out the Bellroy Campus Backpack. It’s $95 and the perfect size—it holds a laptop and everything you’ll need for the day, but isn’t so big that it weighs you down.
If you’re looking for something a little more outdoorsy, you can’t go wrong with the Fjällräven Greenland Top Backpack. It’s made of a durable, weather-resistant waxed fabric and comes with a laptop sleeve and side pockets for water bottles. It’s very spacious so you can tote along a full-days worth of supplies for an outdoor adventure. The best part is the price: $120. Can’t complain.
What’s the true sign of adulthood? Having a dopp kit. There’s something so mature and refined about owning a designated bag for all of your toiletries and travel essentials. It’s even better when that bag is high quality and built to last—because there’s nothing worse than leaking face cleanser all over your suitcase. If you want something that will probably last you a lifetime, spring for this Red Wing Heritage Traveler’s Dopp Kitt. It’s $110, which may seem steep for a toiletry bag, but it’s made of durable leather and waxed canvas, so it’s water resistant and unlikely to rip/tear. It’s also got a handy hook for hanging up.
If you’re trying to spend under $100, opt for one of these: This Herschel Supply Co. Chapter Travel Kit for $30—the main compartment is waterproof and has an internal mesh storage sleeve. This KOMALC Buffalo Leather Toiletry Bag is only $35 and handcrafted from buffalo leather. It’s got a few internal and external zip pockets and the interior lining is waterproof. This QS.USA Leather Dopp Kit has a double zipper for easy access to the different compartments and easily collapses down to fit in tight places. It’s waterproof, leakproof, and only costs $25.