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)
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.
Topo Designs Dopp Kit ($30)
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.
Liberty Bottleworks ($20)
Buck Knife 110 Folding Hunter ($40)
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.
Farm to Feet Englewood Crew Socks ($20)
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.