With fall in full swing and winter on its way, you’ll need gear that caters to a cooler, wetter time of the year. Whether you’re out hiking or enjoying a weekend in the city, here are our top gear picks for this season, from flannel shirts to hiking boots and beyond.
1. The Kelty Loveseat
As temperatures drop, you’ll want snuggle up even closer to your loved ones. The Kelty Mesh Low-Love Collapsible Chair gives you enough room to share with someone, while still maintaining a portable design.
2. The Mishmi Takin Waterproof Hiking Boot
Jampui mid-height hiking boots by Mishmi Takin are some of the lightest waterproof boots you’ll find at this price point. Inspired by the founder’s experience of hiking in the hot and humid hills of the Eastern Himalayas, these boots will keep your feet dry while also staying breathable. They’re also fitted with the Vibram Megagrip technology, ensuring you’ll have traction regardless of the terrain.
3. The SKHOOP Short Down Skirt
An insulated skirt with a zipper that runs up the side, the SKHOOP Short Down Skirt easily slides on, instantly making any outfit warm. The skirt also has elastic around the rear waistline, so it’s always the perfect fit. Not looking for something that’s full length? Their entire line of insulated skirts are quite popular.
4. Slide Belt
A belt, a flashlight, a bottle opener, a firestarter, and a pocket knife…all on one tool. The Survival Belt by SlideBelts is rugged, compact, and stylish, making it the perfect belt for the campsite. Plus, it uses the company’s slide locking technology to give you the perfect snugness every time.
5. The Rover Pack by Topo Designs
The description of the Rover Pack found on Topo Designs’ website is spot on – “not too big, not too small, not too fancy, not too simple.” Stylish, but still rugged enough to bring on the trail, this water-resistant bag has features that cater to a variety of environments, such as an inner laptop sleeve and multiple gear compression straps. As an added bonus, all bags are handmade in Colorado.
6. Du/Er Performance Jeans
Designed for both function and fashion, DUER jeans aren’t made of your average denim. Their L2X line features denim that is 30% lighter and stronger with 5 times the stretch of the average pair of jeans. It also features the Silvadur technology, which helps to neutralize odors and COOLMAX fibers, material that wicks moisture while still insulating during colder temperatures. Whether you’re spending the weekend by the campfire or exploring a mountain town, these jeans are definitely something to bring along for the adventure.
7. The Kammok Underquilt
Camping in colder weather can make sleeping on the ground more unbearable than ever. If you’re sick of fighting with the freezing dirt to get some shut eye, you should consider sleeping above the ground instead. The Kammok hammock underquilt gives you insulation needed to stay warm as you’re dangling between two trees. If you’re looking to use your hammock as temperatures drop or you’re wanting an alternative to the sleeping bag, the Kammok underquilt will make your hammock usable year round.
8. 5.11 Tactical Flannel
Looking for a shirt you can rock on the trail or in the city? The 5.11 Endeavor Flannel is strong enough to put up with some wear and tear and stylish enough to keep you looking good while you’re out on the town. It’s also functional, with features like a dedicated cell phone pocket on the chest. Plus, 100% polyester flannel, meaning it will keep you warm all winter long. For women, the Hera Flannel is a great option in a similar style.
9. Voormi Thermal Pants
Constructed with blended wool, the Voormi full length “Thermal II” bottoms are the perfect 3-season undergarment. With wicking fibers, they keep you dry while still keeping you toasty. They also perform well during high-motion, high-sweat activities like biking, running, and rock-climbing.
10. The Mica Jacket by Marmot
Weighing in at only 7 ounces, the Mica Jacket by Marmot is easy to carry and sure to keep you dry. It even packs into its own pocket. On top of that, it’s quite stylish, winning several awards for its design.
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