Gear | November 23, 2021 12:47 pm

What You Should Buy During Huckberry’s Annual Pappy Van Winkle Event

Your favorite InsideHook staffers on their favorite Huckberry items

What You Should Buy During Huckberry’s Annual Pappy Van Winkle Event

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Happy Pappy Day!

This is the one day of the year — for the eighth year running — where online retailer Huckberry gives away a bottle of Pappy Van Winkle 23 Year Family Reserve to one lucky person who buys $75 or more in gear. More details on how to enter are here.

If you’re a whiskey drinker, this is your Holy Grail. As we noted a few years back, “Every expression of the brand is harder to find than Bigfoot — and if you do locate a bottle, it’ll be marked up at more than 10 times the recommended retail price.”

Interesting historical note: Last year when we wrote about this same giveaway, we noted Pappy was a mere $3,500 bottle. 

Luckily, if you’re looking to get in on a little potential Pappy action, we’ve got just the thing. We polled the InsideHook staff on their favorite apparel, gear, footwear and more to snag from Huckberry, any of which would put you in contention for the bottle of a lifetime.

a leather, black faced watch

Shinola Bronze Monster Automatic Watch

You can’t go wrong with the gift of a Shinola watch, especially the Monster line that pairs a respectable automatic movement with some of the brand’s tremendous storytelling-focused design that’s been impressing us in recent years. There are more affordable editions available at Huckberry, but we love the Bronze Monster, which features a striking 43mm bronze case that doesn’t go overboard with the material, something other brands have had trouble with. – Alex Lauer, Senior Editor

a blue patterned robe

California Cowboy Women’s La Sirena Robe

Designed for warm-weather hangs, this La Sirena Robe from California Cowboy has me counting down the days until I’m poolside again. Featuring a vintage, navy floral design, a champagne pocket, zippered water-resistant phone pocket and sunglasses loop, it’s far from your average robe (though, thanks to the terry cloth lining, it very well could be). I hope to be living in this cute and functional robe come next summer, as I now require that all my garments come equipped with a champagne pocket. – Lindsay Rogers, Assistant Editor

a tech trail runner

Salomon XT-6 Trail Running Shoe

As the resident new kid on the InsideHook block, I take my job administering CPR (cool product recommendations) very seriously. Luckily, this one isn’t so hard to grasp, regardless of where you fall on the in-vogue-to-out-of-touch matrix. The French import Salomon XT-6 trail shoe has all the trappings of trendy kicks and performance dad shoes — breaking news: they’re currently the same thing — with its “Quicklace”smart-toggle lacing system, chunky lug sole and neon colorway. Built tough for handling trails and mountain passes, they’re an equally great choice for sloshing through bad weather on your way to brunch.  – Paolo Sandoval, Editorial Fellow

Douk Douk Folder Red Knife

Sometimes a tough thing can be beautiful, too, as is the case with the Douk Douk Knife. As the go-to folding knife in the former French colonies for over 70 years, its solid steel blade contains custom heritage artwork along the front and comes paired with a chrome-finished steel handle. You’ll also receive a leather sheath and honing rod, ensuring your blade remains forever sharp. Cam Vigliotta, Associate Editor

a black cashmere pullover

Wills Women’s Retro Quarter Zip 

This throwback style quarter-zip is made entirely out of soft and luxurious cashmere for an effortlessly cool, warm, cozy look she will rock all winter. – Logan Mahan, Assistant Editor

an inceball making machine

Viski 55mm Professional Ice Ball Maker

Put away the silicone ice cube trays. Seriously – they do the job, but they’re ugly. Instead, showcase your ice spheres with this silver vessel, which is as much art as cocktail necessity. The Viski utilizes gravity and the conductivity of aluminum to transform a solid ice chunk into a perfect icy sphere. Besides winning on looks, having spherical ice will chill drinks faster and they’ll last longer than boring old “cubes.” – Kirk Miller, Managing Editor

an all black high cut hiking boot

Season Three The Ultralight Hiking Boot

I had a pair of Vasque boots for 21 years. They served me from the streets of NYC to the hiking trails of the Canadian Rockies before falling apart. Godspeed, Vasques; you were one of the great buys of my adult life. Time for a new classic that’ll take me around the world and into my 60s. – Scott Cohen, CEO

a marled green cardigan

Faherty Marled Cardigan

I’ve had this sweater for a couple months now, and literally every single time I’ve worn it, I’ve received at least one compliment. From my wife, from co-workers, even from the guy at the bagel store. It’s great around the house over a long-sleeve T-shirt, and it’s great over any of my go-to OCBDs. And since those are basically all of my requirements for a cold-weather layer, I cannot recommend it highly enough. – Mike Conklin, Executive Editor