In 2017, it’s safe to say we could all benefit from getting back to nature, even for a few hours. Below, you’ll find Travel + Leisure's present picks for outdoor enthusiasts. [This article originally appeared on Travel + Leisure.]
November 10, 2017
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GSI Outdoors Bugaboo Camp Cup
This gleaming aluminum camp cup — which comes in orange and purple — is just plain fun to use. The handle folds in for convenient storage and the internal gradation is easy to read when pouring in just enough water for a rich cup of hot cocoa.
An essential for any weekend wanderer, Yeti’s newest cooler bag is 100-percent leakproof and equipped with a waterproof, abrasion-resistant shell, so it can stand up to the wild. This size can tote up to 16 cans, plus ice, keeping the cold in all weekend with closed-cell foam insulation.
For that post-dusk trek from camp to the lakeside for a stargazing session, this little guy packs up to three hours of light at a maximum of 150 lumens into the palm of your hand. It runs on a rechargeable battery and a lockout feature keeps it from accidentally turning on in your pack.
This feature-rich backpack is ready for whatever adventure you throw at it with adjustable straps for just-right support and comfort, a three-liter hydration compatibility, a rescue whistle (also great for warding off bears!), and plenty of external pockets and straps for easy-to-reach accessory storage.
This face oil is made of 22 active organic and wild-crafted botanicals that work synergistically to restore balance, radiance, and nourishment to the skin. Among them, you’ll find phyto-ceramides to firm skin and reduce wrinkles, fatty acids and omegas 3, 6, 7, and 9 to heal and repair cell damage, and anti-inflammatory phytonutrients to smooth and calm skin.
Designed for the trail, this light and stretchy jacket is waterproof and windproof up to 60 mph, but still super breathable. It’s a perfect fit for backpackers, with pocket placement that easily accommodates a hip belt, a seam-free shoulder for comfort under pack straps, and lots of venting for body temperature control.
The design of this waterproof leather hiker isn't just vintage-inspired, it's actually vintage. The K-6 made its first appearance in Eddie Bauer's catalog in 1964 and the recent re-release has been updated with a Vibram outsole, cushioned EVA insole, and an ergonomic footbed that supports feet for miles.
This lightweight, water-repellant fisherman’s vest has enough pockets to forgo a tackle box (or a backpack). There’s a lined sunglasses pocket, two expandable upper pockets, two zippered lower pockets, a huge back stow pocket, and more functional trimmings.
Patagonia Provisions Feed the Family Deluxe Gift Box
Patagonia's got quite the history of giving back (remember when it donated all of its Black Friday profits last year?) and Patagonia Provisions is the company's answer to the environmental food crisis. Gift boxes like this one are filled with high-quality healthy (and tasty!) meals and snacks sourced from farmers, ranchers, and fisherman who focus on preserving and restoring the world's resources, instead of depleting them. In this box, you'll find organic breakfast bars, savory buffalo jerky, hearty organic soups, and much more, along with the vacuum-insulated vessels to serve them in around the campfire.