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In 2010, friends Andy Forch and Richard Greiner started Huckberry, an online clothing/lifestyle company. After partnering with the likes of the Art of Manliness and Outside, Huckberry quickly became a force to be reckoned with among online retailers.
Today, Huckberry is renowned for its quality selection of men’s clothing, outdoor gear, and other products geared towards the active man.
Most but not all items in today’s lineup are from Huckberry’s in-house brands. In this review, I’ll cover 9 Huckberry products.
For reference, I am 5’6″ (without shoes) and 140 pounds. I wear size XS or S tops (depending on the brand).
My off-the-rack suit jacket size is typically 36S and my ideal pants size is 27×30.
What I Tried
Here are the products in this review:
- Huckberry Weekenders Sunglasses
- Rhodes Bozeman Boot (Moc Toe)
- Proof Rover Pant – Slim (Gray)
- Flint and Tinder Donegal Architect Shirt
- Brightech Eden Floor Lamp
- Flint and Tinder Hudson Jacket
- Forty Five Slub Curved Hem Tee
- 10-Year Waffle-lined Hoodie
- Flint and Tinder 365 Corduroy Pant – Slim
Huckberry Weekenders Sunglasses
While all the other items in this review were samples provided to TMM for our honest, unsponsored review, I bought these Huckberry Weekenders Sunglasses with my own money back in the summer of 2020.
They were the first sunglasses that I’ve worn (besides maybe a few pairs of gas station shades when I was a kid). Honestly, I don’t know how I managed without them. (For one, they make driving so much easier when it’s sunny out)!
I think these Weekenders were a fantastic choice for my first pair of sunglasses. They have a classic profile but with a sporty twist. They go just as well with a suit as they do when wearing casual outdoor gear on a kayaking trip.
After hundreds of wears, the black finish is starting to come off by the temple tips. However, that’s almost to be expected at this price point.
Besides that, I’ve also had a lens pop out a couple of times, but it was easy to pop back in with my fingers.
At some point, a small piece of plastic surrounding one of the hinges broke off. I managed to carefully push the scew back into place and, despite the damage, my Weekenders are still functional. (The side with the damage feels loose, but it’s held up for more than a year after the break).
While I’ve switched to a pair of Ray-Ban New Wayfarers for my everyday wear, I still wear my Weekenders every so often.
Rhodes Bozeman Boot (Moc Toe)
These Bozeman Boots in espresso from Huckberry’s in-house brand Rhodes Footwear are solid. I’ve worn these boots for hiking, camping, and working on a bushcraft project.
I’ve had only a few issues after several months of wear. They’re pretty good at keeping out water, but some water has seeped in when I was in really wet conditions. They were even more water-resistant after I applied mink oil. The oil might have darkened them slightly, but I can’t really tell.
The main issue I’ve had is that one of the heel pull tabs broke within the first week after they arrived.
Honestly, I think it was just a fluke because the boots seem otherwise to be of high quality. Also, the leather itself ripped, not a seam (Though it was near a seam).
I talked to a representative from Huckberry and asked if this is a common problem for this model. She wrote back quickly:
I’m so sorry to see that! I checked with our product quality manager just to see if this is a common defect and she did say she’s been seeing this more recently with this pair of boots. In the past, I’ve seen a lot of reviews saying these are a favorite work boot so I will definitely pass this along to our product team because there may have been a manufacturing change or something.
She then offered to send a replacement pair, but I declined because it’s not that big of an issue for me.
I really appreciated the transparency that she admitted that it’s not an isolated incident with this pair of boots and that she showed a willingness to fix the problem. This actually gave me more confidence in Huckberry, as it’s evidence that it’s a brand that stands behind its products and doesn’t make excuses.
Overall, I really like these boots. They are very comfortable for all-day wear while still giving me the support and protection I need when exploring or working in the great outdoors.
Proof Rover Pant – Slim (Gray)
These are one of the better-fitting pairs of casual pants that I own.
I don’t know what the material is called, but it’s a tough canvas-like fabric that reminds me of the work pants I have that I wore when I was a construction worker.
I like the dart seams behind the knees as they add flexibility.
These pants are great for outdoor adventures and working outside but can also be dressed up for the office or even a night on the town.
Flint and Tinder Donegal Architect Shirt
I really like the Donegal architect shirt. While the sleeves are slightly too long for me, the shirt’s still wearable.
It’s really well constructed, with subtle elbow patches, contrasting buttons, and a nice collar.
It’s too long for me to wear untucked, but I think it looks good tucked in. This is a shirt that I could easily wear under a casual sports jacket.
Brightech Eden Floor Lamp
Huckberry sells more than just clothes — they offer EDC items and home and kitchen items as well.
I ordered the Eden Floor Lamp from Brightech for my home office. I was amazed that it shipped in a small box about the size of a briefcase. It took me about half an hour to 45 minutes to assemble. (It was pretty easy to set up).
I like that it has a three-way bulb, but the shade just stays in place with gravity, balancing underneath the bulb socket. Personally, I would’ve preferred a screw-on top piece to lock it in place.
The only other qualm I have about it is that the stickers near the switch don’t come off very easily (they leave a residue). Besides that, I love this lamp, with its fabric cord, solid wood tripod legs, and textured shade. It’s really a nice simple and solidly-built piece.
Flint and Tinder Hudson Jacket
Initially, I thought this Hudson Jacket in “forest” might be brown, but I realized that it’s actually green. I think I’d prefer brown, but this unusual forest color quickly “grew on me.”
I ordered an extra small, and the fit is spot on (I’m 5’6” and 140 pounds).
The flannel lining is comfortable. Huckberry boasts that the lining is made in one of the UK’s oldest operating woolen mills. I’ve worn this jacket when it’s around 55-60 degrees, and it’s still comfortable (in other words, I don’t overheat).
Speaking of comfort, the double zipper makes it easier to sit down with the body of the jacket bunching up or feeling restrictive.
In my opinion, the Hudson is a great 3-season jacket. While in the winter I’ll need something heavier, like an overcoat or parka, with proper layering, I think that for men living in milder climates this jacket will get them through the winter just fine.
Huckberry states that the Hudson is “shell cut from British Millerain canvas waxed with weather-resistant coconut wax.”
The wax coating gives this jacket a superpower — while wearing the Hudson jacket, I’ve put my arm under a running tap, and the water just rolls off, leaving the sleeve almost dry to the touch.
I’ve worn it in the rain, and it kept me dry. While I haven’t worn it out in an outright downpour yet, I’m confident it would go a long way in keeping me dry no matter what.
After touching the outside of the jacket, I can feel a little bit of wax on my fingers. I don’t think that it will transfer to furniture or anything, but I suppose it could. At any rate, it’s something to be aware of.
Besides the water resistance and great fit, I appreciate all of the many pockets this jacket has.
Forty Five Slub Curved Hem Tee
While this curve-hem tee from Forty Five is high-quality, for me, it is an inch or two too long and slightly baggy in the midsection.
However, as a shorter guy with a significant drop and a proportionally short torso, most off-the-rack shirts meant to be worn untucked don’t fit me. This shirt’s fit is what I’d expect from an XS tee.
The quality is on par with similarly-priced tees from brands like Buck Mason. That said, given the choice, I’d choose Buck Mason curve hem tees over Forty-Five’s offerings because they sell short lengths, and the fit is a little bit better, in my opinion.
10-Year Waffle-lined Hoodie
Huckberry’s 10-Year Waffle-lined Hoodie is easily the thickest, toughest, and most comfortable hoodie I’ve ever worn. I appreciate that despite being bulky, it fits really well. Also, it’s impressive just how well-built this thing is.
Huckberry is so confident in this hoodie that it’s backed by their 10-year guarantee. They say that “if your hoodie rips, tears, or otherwise comes apart at the seams, let [them] know and [they’ll] repair it.”
I’m confident that I’ll wear be wearing this hoodie on chilly mornings and while sitting around an evening campfire with friends for years to come.
Flint and Tinder 365 Corduroy Pant – Slim
I was a little bit apprehensive about ordering corduroy clothing as it isn’t a fabric that I’m very familiar with. I was pleasantly surprised with how much I like Flint and Tinder’s 365 corduroy pants.
I think the slim fit helps to “dress up” pants made from an inherently casual fabric in a casual color.
I don’t have many browns in my wardrobe, so it’s been fun figuring out how to incorporate this piece into my rotation.
I have to say; they pair especially well with the Hudson jacket and Bozeman boots.
Final Recommendation: Huckberry Is Great Overall
Huckberry is an online company that sells quality clothing, gear, and household items. While they have several in-house brands, they sell a wide variety of products from reputable brands from across the world.
With few exceptions, I was impressed with the quality and fit of the Huckberry products I tried.
Have you tried Huckberry? What did you think? Let us know in the comments!
Peter Visagie says
I need some help with my dress code, paring with colours, l sixty yrs old, but love to dress, l wearing a size 33 trouser straight legs and a medium long sleeve shirt. 44 neck
Peter Visagie says
Been bold, weight about 84cm,and medium tall, looking for affordable items like dark colours, what type of shoes???
Ryan Hallstrom says
Hi Peter! I’d reccomend taking a look at this article below. https://www.themodestman.com/old-man-style/
If you still have questions, I’d reccomend joining our private Facebook group. There you can post questions and get feedback from The Modest Man team and other men who are trying to look their best.