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DESIGN
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...
FOOD_DRINK
SPORTS_OUTDOORS
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...
DESIGN
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...
SPORTS_OUTDOORS
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...
TRAVEL
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...
DESIGN
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...
DESIGN
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...
FOOD_DRINK
SPORTS_OUTDOORS
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...
DESIGN
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...
FOOD_DRINK
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...
SPORTS_OUTDOORS
TRAVEL
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...
TECH
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...
SPORTS_OUTDOORS
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...
SPORTS_OUTDOORS
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...
TECH
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...
TRAVEL
Climbing the Notorious Mount Washington with Adventure Spirit Guides
Some seven hours from NYC, Mount Washington (whose Native American name is "Agiocochook") awaits. The Northeastern United States' highest peak is an imposing 6,288 feet and it's notorious for its fickle weather. While we began our climb on a sunny...
TECH
Tepui Tents' Gear Bags
With their line of rooftop tents, Santa Cruz-based company Tepui have made it easy to fulfill childhood dreams of sleeping in a treehouse-like setting—casual car campers can even directly rent one of their rugged models for a memorable weekend...
DESIGN
NuDown's Air-Fill Insulation, NuTech
Being prepared for all kinds of winter weather is crucial, whether that's snow in the wilderness or blustery days in the city. Additionally, it's a season during which the annoying process of removing and adding layers seems to be never-ending...
DESIGN
Test Ride: Juliana Bicycles 2016 Roubion
For years now, certain cycling brands have tried to reach female consumers by creating dedicated lines. Some have gone so far as to develop completely new bike designs, marketing that they are more than just "pink and shrink." But when pro-riders...
CLOTHING_ACCESSORIES
STYLE
Indigo Stole Shirt
Snow Peak’s Indigo Stole button-down shirt is cut from an indigo-dyed, cotton-linen blend fabric and features patterning that’s bold—but not too busy. Made in Okayama, Japan—a region famous for its denim production—the unisex shirt incorporates Snow...
DESIGN
Beach Tennis Set
Sporting their signature starry insignia, Fredericks & Mae’s handsome Beach Tennis set is a perfect way to enjoy the beach without getting wet—especially if the water's too cold. Made from baltic birch and cork, each kit comes with two paddles, a ball...
GAMES_TOYS
Akiko Petanque Set
Made in Denmark by family-run design company Skagerak, the Akiko Petanque Set is a playful (but ultimately sophisticated) addition to any outdoor hangout. The six steel balls (and two teak target balls) come in a wooden box complete with handles, so...
STYLE
Filson Factory Tour
Filson's continued growth is a testament to the lasting power of quality goods, attention to detail and never taking shortcuts. Since 1897, the Seattle-based brand has outfitted explorers and pioneers with equipment and apparel necessary for survival...
SPORTS_OUTDOORS
Cindy Crawford Beach Towel
Measuring 30 by 60 inches, this Cindy Crawford beach towel by NYC-based portrait drawing duo Deer Dana (aka Kevin Tekinel and Dana Veraldi) is a delightful way to pay homage to a celebrity without going overboard. Complete with Crawford's famous beauty...
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