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AutoCamp, Russian River
In a stunning native Redwood forest about an hour and a half from San Francisco, AutoCamp's latest location has just been unveiled—and it's unsurprisingly a feast for the eyes. For those who love getting outdoors, but not exactly "roughing it...
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Cinch Tote
Whether using it for a picnic, weekend away or to lug your groceries around town, Topo Designs and Woolrich's collaboration Cinch Tote is super-functional and its USA woolen fabrics means it's great for transitional seasons. Made in Colorado, the bag...
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Toolbox BBQ
Made to look just like a toolbox, Suck UK's portable BBQ makes for superior picnics and camping. Featuring a grill, warming rack and storage tray, it folds up just like a regular toolbox for easy transportation. With a removable fuel tray for charcoal...
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Sand Escape Beach Blanket
This huge beach blanket is big enough to fit the whole gang (it measures nine by seven feet) but packs down into its own little bag, making it super-easy to transport from beach to park—whether you're cycling or taking the bus. Made from parachute...
STYLE
P.E Nation's Retro-Inspired Activewear
In a saturated market of activewear—or athleisure—Australia's P.E Nation (officially launching today in the US) had a mean feat ahead of them: to actually stand out. With their bright colors, retro vibes and some non-traditional fabrics and cuts...
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S'More Roaster
No camping (or staycation) adventure is complete without a fire, and no campfire is complete without s'mores. But sometimes cooking the sweet treat can be difficult, not to mention messy, with skewers and sticks. Essentially three little cages with...
DESIGN
Keeping Dry in ourCaste's Bags
Michael Quinones and Matt Davis met almost a decade ago in Newport Beach; both as new implants. "He and a group of friends had moved from the San Bernardino area out to Orange County just as I had moved up from San Diego. We were 21 or so, and...
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The Galápagos: Nature's Laboratory
While snorkeling along the rocks of Devil’s Crown, a volcanic crater that protrudes from the equatorial waters off the coast of the Galápagos’ Floreana Island, I find myself nearly nose-to-nose with a native sea lion. He seems just as eager to check...
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Photo Essay: From Fjord to Farm in Norway
On a recent visit to Norway, we toured the country from Oslo to the home of Jarlsberg to the western fjord lands, stopping at dairy farms along the way. After a remarkably sunny day in Oslo at the Snøhetta-designed Operahuset, we headed for the country...
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4th of July Blues
Hold the urge to decorate your house and yard with red, white and blue; it only works for one weekend anyway. With long-term enjoyment in mind, we're sticking with the blues this upcoming holiday weekend. In a year in which politics are especially...
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Soup + Salmon Gift Box
Dinner at the campsite can be meaningful as it is nourishing. Outdoor brand Patagonia's purposeful food line Provisions is offering meals that are surprisingly both delicious and good for you, while being sensitive to the environment and investing...
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Voormi Wool Apparel
by Adrienne So For the past few years, Pagosa Springs, CO-based company Voormi has garnered recognition for two accomplishments. Their patented Core Construction technology weaves technical fibers directly into merino wool, which means that...
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The Tulum Round Towel
Designed in Australia, this giant round beach towel is big enough for two. Measuring 60 inches in diameter, and boasting a cream and black design, it will be at home on the hot sand but will be just as useful when picnicking in a park or sunbathing...
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Ficouture Nanga Sleeping Bag
Quality, functionality and beautiful design being their unspoken top priorities, Japanese brand Ficouture is interested in blurring that line between home, work, outdoor and play. Themed collections revolve around a different location each year...
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Topo Designs' First-Ever Women’s Collection
by Adrienne So After many, many requests, Topo Designs—the Colorado-based outfitter that has garnered acclaim for its rugged, yet stylish outdoor apparel and equipment—has finally released a new line for women. The initial offerings include...
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Tentsile Tree Tents
Try to name a few common headaches of sleeping in a tent and they'll likely all point to one problem: the ground. Rocky surfaces make it tough to pick a suitable spot while runoff from rain can seep in from below—and don’t forget about snakes and...
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Cast Aluminum Charcoal Grill and Smoker
It's not a real summer gathering without the scent of seared meats and veggies drifting through the air. Distinguishing itself from some of the bulkier offerings out there, the portable PK Grill and Smoker removes all the bells and whistles for a simple...
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Beckel Canvas Outdoor Products
by Adrienne So On a bright, sunny day in May, we traveled to bustling SE Clinton Street in Portland, Oregon to visit Beckel Canvas Products. Today, this stretch of road is thickly populated with buzzy restaurants, high-end vintage shops and...
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A Guide to Summer Eating and Entertaining
The season of summer entertaining is upon those of us in the northern hemisphere, and with that our consumption (and decorating) habits change. With our guide to summer entertaining and eating, we've selected food and food-related items that can help...
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Pack + Carry Fireplace
Whether you're looking to grill or simply enjoy the flicker of fire at dusk and beyond, Snow Peak's 11-pound stainless steel pack-and-carry fireplace makes for a safe place to whip of a small blaze. It easily folds up for cleaning and transport, but...
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BioLite's Portable BaseLantern
Portable energy brand BioLite (perhaps best known for their CampStove and its continued developments) is no stranger to Kickstarter. Two years ago, they successfully funded and delivered upon a campaign that raised over a million dollars for their...
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Alert Umbrella
After successfully crowdfunding their Alert Umbrella, Davek New York is back on Kickstarter with the Alert Mini and Alert Grande. The two new models are built from the same DNA as the original (which packs a tracking chip into an incredibly sturdy...
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Meadow Rest
Combining two of their favorite designs (the Meadow Mat and Mayfly Chair), the team at Alite Designs has created a perfect outdoor seat, allowing you to recline chaise-lounge-style. Part picnic blanket, part chair, the Meadow Rest is waterproof and...
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BioLite PowerLight Mini
BioLite became leaders in the cooking and charging market thanks to their nifty wood burning CampStove (with portable grill) that generates electricity. For 2016, they now offer a lighter, battery-powered version called the CookStove for those...
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