Research suggests that exposure to nature brings with it a range of health benefits – and at this time of year, your friends and family could probably use whatever they can get. Make your journey into the great outdoors fun and straightforward with these gear that's designed for a variety of abilities – from urban glamor to backcountry expert.
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These lightweight, ultra-stretchable down jackets for men and women keep your camping companions warm. The recycled polyamide outer layer has reinforced panels on the shoulders, lower sleeves and back, while the insulation of 95% ethically produced goose down and 5% feathers has a whopping 800 fill power. The entire jacket weighs only 150 grams – perfect for ultra-light backpacks and roasting marshmallows around the campfire.
Find It at Amazon for $ 450 and also at these other dealers:
This compact lantern emits 400 lumens of LED light for spotlight brightness, while the dimmable directional light feature saves power during prolonged use. It also charges quickly by using USB, solar or crank power. The built-in USB port can spice up phones and other small devices so your friends never miss an Instagram post.
Find It on Amazon for $ 70 and these other retailers:
Handmade in Boulder, Colorado Made of comfortable upcycled bicycle tubing and canvas over a bike frame, this comfortable six-bottle carrier carries craft brews safe from the fridge to the limit. The insulated sleeves cushion each bottle separately and the carrier has a handle that can be hung on foot. Creator Davidson Lewis makes each rack by hand, so the colors and patterns vary.
Find It at Uncommon Goods for $ 40.
Ideal for campers and commuters, this lightweight 22-liter pack features a roomy toploading interior compartment for the hydration system (or laptop or folder), outer zipper pockets for small items, and two deep side pockets for bottles. The padded mesh back panel, removable waist and sternum straps and stretch mesh shoulder straps provide breathable comfort even when the backpack is full.
Find It at Rei for $ 38 and up
Inspired by Nature These durable gloves are sewn of North American suede leather and insulated with Primaloft polyester for weatherproof warmth. Hestra's attention to detail is clearly reflected in the elastic knit cuff of the super-soft pair, which holds the gloves while retaining heat, and is preformed.
Find It on Amazon for $ 110 and more.
] There are many reasons why Yetis are the radiators du jour : they keep food and drinks ice-cold for days, thanks to their superior insulation, even when the outside temperature rises. They are extremely durable and equipped with practical, proven features. And let's be honest, they have elevated the useful fishing coolness to an object of desire. The Hopper Flip 18 with a size of about 10 x 13 x 16 inches can store 20 cans of beer with plenty of ice for bonfires on the beach, which withdraw after the trek or a weekend off the launch site.
Find It on Amazon for $ 300.
A unique gift for adventurers who want to travel compactly. The limited BioLite package includes everything you need to eat in the wild. The BioLite CampStove 2 wood stove generates power for the connected battery and USB charger, as well as heat for cooking. The package contains two accessories: the KettlePot, a take-away pot; and the lightweight portable grill, a table model that can hold four burgers at the same time. The supplied FlexLight illuminates your next culinary masterpiece. Buying these three items as a bundle will save you $ 40.
Find It at Biolite Energy for $ 200 and also at these other retailers:
Her Giftee can use the Lifestraw to turn her favorite water bottle into a powerful filtration system Universal. The two-stage filter first removes water-based bacteria and protozoa (up to 1000 liters), then improves the water quality and flavor with a replaceable activated carbon capsule (up to 100 liters) that complies with EPA drinking water standards. In addition to the filter and carrying case, the adapter set includes two cap sizes and two mouthpieces that are compatible with most Nalgene, Camelbak, Klean Kanteen, Hydro Flask and other standard bottles.
Find It : Amazon for $ 30.
Let your friends rock in the great outdoors to Taylor Swift without preventing others from enjoying the peace and quiet. Kicker earphones are waterproof and wireless, and they do not fall in any climate during strenuous activities. Thanks to the 8-hour battery life, users can complete a day's hike without having to drive up in the middle. The earphones are equipped with anti-skip Bluetooth technology for connection to phones and tablets, a microphone for calls and three pairs of color-coded silicone tips for a personalized fit.
Find It on Amazon for $ 98 and also on These Other Retailers:
The Vista is a mashup of a traditional tent and an impressive tree house. It's a triangular three-person tent that connects hammocks with anchor trees in three places and lures campers on wet, rocky or uneven terrain. This three-season model has open sides and a central access hatch and a removable insect net. The rain fly / roof can also be removed so that users can lie directly under the stars. (The above photo shows an uncovered Vista mounted under a covered Vista.) The sophisticated design can be set up by a single person in about 15 minutes and packaged in the carry bag for easy transportation.
Find It at Tentsile for $ 550.
This three-by-six-by-eight-centimeter notepad pack is great for writing field notes and shows the blanket patterns of Pendleton Woolen Mills. Each book, stapled in the middle, contains 64 pages of lined, uncoated paper for a slim profile that fits into your pouch's pouch or backpack without adding too much weight or volume.
Find It at Pendleton for $ 13