50 Things We Want: Bourbon, Backpacks, Boat Shoes, And More

Barrell Craft Spirits Dovetail Gray Label


This roundup of ‘Things We Want’ includes all of the latest and greatest gear for guys that our team of gear experts came across this week. We kick it off with an ultra-premium new bourbon release followed by one of the best backpacks ever designed. Then we get into some everyday carry gear, boat shoes, and more.

50 Things We Want: Bourbon, Backpacks, Boat Shoes, And More

Barrell Craft Spirits Gray Lable Dovetail

Barrell Craft Spirits Dovetail Gray Label


Hot on the heels of Barrell Craft Spirits releasing Batch 33, they’ve just announced the BCS Gray Label Dovetail that’s a new ultra-premium limited expression.

Barrell Craft Spirits (BCS) first released Dovetail back in 2018 and for this ultra-premium Gray Label release they used the same award-winning blending and finishing process but they’ve shot for the moon with the age statement. Digging deep into the warehouses, Barrell went for older and rare barrels with some aged up to 20 years. The $249 MSRP is a lot but how often do you get the chance to drink 20-year-old bourbon?!

This limited BCS Gray Label Dovetail is finished in rum, port, and Dunn Vineyards cabernet barrels and the bourbon is sourced from Indiana, Tennessee and Canada (also aged in US and Canada) but it is bottled in Kentucky. BCS Gray Label Dovetail will pack a punch. It is bottled at a hefty 131.54 proof and is listed as having “a complex palate that showcases the cola notes of whiskey that’s spent many years in oak.”

DEFINITELY check this one out if you’re looking to spend a little more on your next bottle. You can pre-order/purchase by following that link below!

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ICEMULE Clear™ – A Backpack Cooler For Gameday

Meet ICEMULE Clear™. It’s the world’s first transparent, air-insulated cooler – truly first of its kind. The sleek, minimalist design is easy to load up and soft on the shoulders. Compared to other bulky cooler backpacks, it’s super lightweight, weighing only 1.8 lbs.

It’s a complete game-changer, especially if you’re a big tailgater. ICEMULE’s air insulation technology allows for 5-7 hours of icy cold beverages when you load it up – ample time for hands-free carrying around a stadium or amphitheater parking lot.

It’s transparent, so you can see right through it – perfect for venues that have clear bag policies (but note, some venues have size restrictions on bags, so be sure to check ahead). With a 15 liter capacity, it can hold up to 15 cans or four 750 ML bottles with ice capacity to keep things cold and frosty.

Perfect use case example – Stadiums like this one in Oxford, Mississippi that are BYOB. There’s no zipper and it’s 100% waterproof, able to survive the elements. You can now buy an ICEMULE Clear™ via Icemule.com

Shop ICEMULE Coolers Here

Upgrading Your Daily Essentials

7 Daily Gear Essentials For Guys Looking To Upgrade

[1] G-SHOCK GBD200UU-9 Watch in White [$150]

[2] New Balance Fresh Foam X Hierro 7 Sneakers [$135]

[3] CRKT Squid Pocket Knife in Assisted Black [$50]

[4] Weekenders Sunglasses in Tortoise [$45]

[5] The Ambassador – Bifold Wallet [$54]

[6] Flint and Tinder 365 Belt 2.0 in Tan [$85]

[7] Craighill Kepler Pen in Steel [$78]

Breathable Slip-On Boat Shoes From OluKai

These Breathable Slip-On Boat Shoes From OluKai Are Perfect For A Laidback Lifestyle

These slip-ons from OluKai are perfect for any guys out there looking to live their best lives. They are breathable, quick-drying, have great traction, and they’re stylish so you can wear them with jeans or pants.

OluKai’s Lae’Ahi comes in two colors that are currently available at Huckberry with both featuring the same specs. Real talk: it feels like you are walking on a pillow with these shoes. I first got a pair to use as boat shoes but quickly realize they were perfect for everyday use whether that be running errands, doing yardwork, kayaking, fishing, etc. They’re clutch.

The dual-density PU footbed has a gel insert and soft footbed that feels just amazing on the foot. And you can wear them with or without socks, shorts or pants, long sleeves or t-shirts, they’re truly versatile. Let’s check ’em out!

Shop OluKai Slip-Ons Here

Gear Up To Make This Great Summer Even Better

7 Daily Essentials To Make This Great Summer Even Better

[1] SHINOLA Traveler 2 Eye Chrono Watch in Alabaster [$850]

[2] MARINE LAYER Walk Short in Elderberry [$70, usually $88]

[3] CRKT Compano Carabiner [$55]

[4] Weekenders in Tortoise w/ Forest Lens [$45]

[5] BELLROY Flip Case Wallet in Toffee [$89]

[6] Gemini True Wireless Earbuds in Matte Black [$240]

[7] MYSTERY RANCH Urban Assault 21L in Wood Waxed [$139]

These Leather Moc-Toe Loafers Are Handmade In Italy

Astorflex's Lobbyflex Leather Loafers Are Handmade In Italy

Every guy needs a stylish pair of leather loafers in his closet. Within the realm of men’s shoes, they seem to freely float between dressy and casual depending on the occasion which makes them a pair of shoes you can practically wear everyday or pack for a trip that requires a lot of different activities.

These Lobbyflex leather loafers from Astorflex are some of the best in the game. They are handmade in Northern Italy by a family that’s been making leather shoes for SIX generations. And these particular shoes are made using an eco-friendly, all-natural process that takes 30-days to get the premium European leather just right before the shoe is crafted.

Full features include:

  • Moc-toe loafer style favored by men of leisure worldwide
  • Thick, full-grain roughout calf leather with a soft, smooth interior and the rough nap on the outside
  • Memory foam insole lined in soft calfskin for underfoot comfort
  • Short metal shank adds stability with no compromise to flexibility
  • Environmentally responsible leather production methods
  • Traditional leather sole for authentic, easywearing style
  • Handmade in Northern Italy by the same family for six generations

If you want to pick up a pair of the Lobbyflex leather loafers from Astorflex just follow the ‘shop’ button below or above and you can purchase them in three different shades of leather.

Shop Leather Loafers Here

Best New Men’s Gear This Week

The Best New Men's Gear Today: 9 Daily Essentials

[1] Coors Banquet Retro Stripe Tee [$38]

[2] Timex Expedition North Field Post Solar 41mm [$169]

[3] Ripstop Hat in Navy Ripstop [$30]

[4] CRKT Facet Pocket Knife [$60, usually $80]

[5] Weekenders in Navy w/ Slate Lens [$35]

[6] Devialet Gemini True Wireless Earbuds [$240]

[7] The Midland Key Loop [$79]

[8] The Apollo – 6 Card Wallet + Money Clip [$59]

[9] HMM Plummet Pen [$40]

Leatherman KBx Pocket Knife

Exclusive Leatherman KBx Pocket Knife Is Perfect For Everyday Carry

An exclusive model of the trusted Leatherman KBx pocket knife just dropped at Huckberry and it’s perfect for everyday carry. The Moss/Black Oxide colorway on one of the slimmest, lightest, and most well-built EDC tools around is a winning combination for everyday use.

I’ve owned a Leatherman for the vast majority of my life. My mom gave me when when I was just a little kid in the Cub Scouts, it was my first pocket knife/multi-tool and it actually pains me that I lost it over the years. If you take care of your Leatherman tools and knives they’ll last a lifetime and that is backed up by Leatherman’s 25-year warranty. Let’s check this one out that is exclusively available at Huckberry.

Shop Leatherman KBx Here

New Hyperlite Daypacks Are The World’s Best

Hyperlite Mountain Gear Southwest 2400

Hyperlite Mountain Gear is the industry-leading brand for ultralight backpacking and thru-hiking. It’s a brand trusted by the most serious adventurers worldwide and it just landed at Huckberry where they have some of the best daypacks and hiking bags that money can buy.

Hyperlite Mountain Gear Daybreak 27L ($210)

Hyperlite Mountain Gear Daybreak 27L

Hyperlite Mountain Gear Daybreak 27L

Full details of the Hyperlite Mountain Gear Daybreak 27L include:

  • Spacious 17L capacity helps you pack efficiently for day missions while keeping your pack weight low
  • Large external front pocket is perfect for hydration/snacks/rain jacket
  • Front shock cord system provides lashable storage capacity and the ability to to compress the pack
  • Two angled side water bottle pockets are easy to reach into while wearing the pack
  • Clamshell design with a long, water-resistant zipper allows easy access to all your gear, all at once
  • Internal zippered pocket designed to hold phones/keys/money/etc
  • Internal sleeve fits hydration bladder or 13” laptop
  • Lightly padded hip belt with peekaboo storage pocket to stash hip belt when it’s not in use
  • Adjustable sternum strap with whistle
  • Integrated foam pad back panel for support
  • Hardline with Dyneema® shoulder straps with closed cell foam and spacer mesh, plus daisy chains for additional carrying options


Shop HYPERLITE Daybreak Here

Hyperlite Mountain Gear Southwest 2400 ($340)

Hyperlite Mountain Gear Southwest 2400

This one comes in both white and black. Both are available for purchase on Huckberry. Full details of the Hyperlite Mountain Gear Southwest 2400 include:

  • Spacious 40L capacity helps you pack efficiently for 1-4 day trips, or section hikes where resupply missions are within reach
  • Three easily accessible Hardline with Dyneema® exterior pockets store and protect gear you want close at hand, without the risk of snags or abrasion
  • Cavernous main compartment with internal mesh hydration bladder sleeve is accessed via a roll-top opening, which easily compresses or expands to suit your carrying needs for each trip
  • Compression straps on the top and sides help secure your load
  • Adjustable sternum strap has self-tensioning elastic and features a whistle for easy, hands-free use
  • Hardline with Dyneema® dual-density hip belt with closed cell foam and spacer mesh balances loads over demanding terrain
  • Hardline with Dyneema® zippered pockets on hip belt keep small essentials like a phone, map, snacks, or knife easily accessible
  • Removable contoured aluminum stays and integrated foam pad back panel for support
  • Hardline with Dyneema® shoulder straps with closed cell foam and spacer mesh, plus daisy chains for additional carrying options
  • Four exterior triglide buckles for optional pack accessory straps
  • Proprietary seam taping on all side seams and behind all sewn-on pack features


Shop HYPERLITE Southwest Here

8 Of The Best Daily Essentials For Guys

8 Of The Best Daily Essentials For Guys Right Now

[1] Filson Dry Duffle in Flame [$200]

[2] LUCA Terra Low in Carob/Gum [$175]

[3] Kavu Rope Key Chain [$8]

[4] Shinola Traveler 2 Eye Chrono in Golden [$850]

[5] Huckberry x Leatherman Skeletool KBx [$45]

[6] Sunski Ventana in Caramel Amber [$58]

[7] Bellroy Flip Case Wallet [$89]

[8] Craighill Kepler Pen in Brass [$78]

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