Gear that won’t break the bank

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Our Favorite Under $50 Gear, All Made in America

Supporting your local gear companies doesn't have to break the bank

We’ve found five pieces of gear under $50 from some of our favorite Made in America brands. (Topo Designs)
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Supporting your local gear companies doesn't have to break the bank

The “Made in America” stamp on a piece of gear usually means you're going to pay more for the product. But you don’t have to spend a fortune to support American craftsmanship. We found five pieces of gear under $50 from some of our favorite domestic brands.

Carved Everest iPhone Case ($30)

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(Courtesy Carved)

Carved handmakes a variety of wood wallets and iPhone cases in Elkhart, Indiana. Their work often features mountain-scapes, like this awesome inlay of Mount Everest.

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Topo Designs Dopp Kit ($30)

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(Courtesy Topo Designs)

Colorado-based Topo Designs made a name for themselves by building stylish retro backpacks, and their demure Dopp Kit follows the same approach, with bomber 1000-denier Cordura fabric and a smart triangular shape that allows the bag to sit upright on a shelf, or the bumper of your van.

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Liberty Bottleworks ($20)

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(Courtesy Liberty Bottleworks)

This 24-ounce aluminum bottle acts as a handy constellation guide. If you don’t dig the stars, Liberty Bottleworks has a custom design program so you can get the exact scene you want.

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Buck Knife 110 Folding Hunter ($40)

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(Courtesy Buck Knife)

If the Folding Hunter looks familiar, it’s because it’s an icon that has set the standard for pocket knives since the ‘60s. The 3.75-inch blade is sandwiched in an ebony wood casing and brass bolster for a quality build that’s guaranteed for life.

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Farm to Feet Englewood Crew Socks ($20)

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(Courtesy Farm to Feet)

Farm to Feet uses American-grown wool for all of their socks, which look as good as they feel. And they come with a lifetime guarantee.

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