Written by 11:11 am 2019, Outfitted

Field-Tested Gear and Apparel for Sport and Style

As the leaves turn and the temperatures dip, get outfitted for autumn adventures with our editor-approved selection of seasonal essentials.

Cover photo of the Forsake Wilson Boot by Bryan Rowe

Forsake Wilson
The Wilson transitions easily from trail to town; a heritage hiker updated with a modern touch to fit right in during urban walkabouts. The boot’s premium full-grain leather sets the tone for the look, while a waterproof yet breathable membrane and endurance-minded footbed mean all-day comfort, even when terrain suddenly changes or the outdoor elements strike. If your foot journeys include long city blocks just as often as fields and forests, this versatile shoe gets the job done. $149.95; forsake.com (image above)

Bear and Son Red Stag Bone Large Trapper
Bear and Son takes a back-to-basics design approach, offering high-quality blades in the classic style of a trapper folding knife. Part of the Alabama-based company’s 4th Generation Carbon line, this knife—folded at a pocket-friendly 4 1/8 inches—features clip and spey blades, both made from 1095 carbon steel. Also impressive are the nickel silver bolsters that flank the red stag bone handle for an aged heirloom look. $71.99; bearandsoncutlery.com

Royal Robbins Sentinel Peak Shirt Jacket
Built for pursuit of adventures both local and abroad, Royal Robbins’ Sentinel Peak Shirt Jacket is a comfortable, performance-minded fall layer that’s great for cutting the chill on journeys near and far. The versatile piece maintains the sleek look of a shirt, with side panels to allow easy movement, while soft fleece provides plenty of warmth when the temperature suddenly drops. We’re also fond of the Peak’s pocket game—with two security slots found in the chest, as well as two hand pockets up front. $99; royalrobbins.com

Yeti LoadOut GoBox 30
Well known for cooler innovation, Yeti shifts to adventure storage with the LoadOut GoBox 30. The versatile storage option is burly and completely waterproof; built for temperature fluctuations to keep equipment protected on a boat or tucked in a duck blind. With a divider, caddy and spacious zippered pockets in the lid, it’s designed to help scatterbrained guides and gear hounds stay organized during a full range of excursions. $249.99; yeti.com 

Watershed Goforth Bag
This relatively small (640 cubic inches), waterproof duffel is ready for riverside casting. Perfect for toting much-needed essentials—a change of clothes, food, fly box—this extremely durable, military-inspired dry bag offers easy access to gear with a top-pull opening design and multiple lash points on the exterior. Another key feature is the removable waist belt, so you’re never fumbling with shoulder straps when you need free hands. All Watershed bags are made in Asheville, N.C., so by purchasing you also support a company based in our regional backyard. $120; drybags.com

Mountain Khakis Original Field Pants
Mountain Khakis Original Field Pants should be a staple in the closets of outdoor explorers of all stripes. Made to endure long weekends by the campfire or at the fishing lodge, these rugged, relaxed-fit pants are made of durable, 100 percent organic cotton canvas with nylon trim and a chap-style reinforced leg design. For fast access to essentials, they’re also outfitted with five standard pockets and an additional utility pocket, so you can quickly grab your multi-tool when it’s time to snip a line or crack a beer. $109.95; mountainkhakis.com

Simms West Fork Jacket
When the weather turns chilly during fall fishing trips, the West Fork Jacket will have you covered and then some. Simms created this angler-inspired shell with a water-resistant coating and upgraded insulation that adds extra warmth with less bulk. More protection comes from a three-point adjustable storm hood and a shingled cuff system to keep the cold out—so you can focus on your next big catch. $299.95; simmsfishing.com

Yakima ReelDeal
Proven experts at providing transport solutions for bikes and boats, Yakima now aims to help anglers with its new Fish Collection. With the ReelDeal you can easily organize eight fully rigged rods on a compact, accessible roof mount. Once you get to the river, unloading is simple thanks to a wide side opening, and we’re also appreciative of the included rack locks, so rods stay secure on long hauls with required meal stops. $169; yakima.com

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