Whatever outdoorsmanship you enjoy, whether that’s mountain biking, long-distance kayaking, ultra-marathoning, or simple hiking — one piece of gear is an essential before all others. Mostly because you need this piece of gear to carry all the others. We’re talking about backpacks.
If you’re always ready to head out for an adventure, your first-aid kit should be ready too. Make sure you keep it well-stocked with this checklist of essential items for successful first aid on any outdoor excursion.
Camping trips are the ultimate summer getaway – what better way to take advantage of the warm weather than by shedding your responsibilities, sleeping out under the stars, and waking up to a breathtaking landscape, a whole day of your favorite outdoor activities waiting just around the corner (if not closer)?
Believe it or not, sunglass color is more than stylistic. Some may choose a blue tint for that perfect Instagram photo, or black lenses for their Matrix cosplay — but these tints are designed with specific benefits. For those who use sunglasses for sports and other athletic events, lenses can be a tool to optimize your performance.
With the summer months fast approaching, you’ll need a pair of sunglasses that are right for you, your needs and, most importantly, your face shape. Believe it or not, the shape of your face is essential when you’re trying to get the right sunglasses for you.
If you’re looking to spend some time out on the trail – trekking into the woods, along the coastline, across the mountains, or otherwise – you’ve got two basic options: hiking, or backpacking. These two cornerstones of outdoor adventure are extremely similar in their basic essence.
If you’re reading this, odds are your sunglasses will take a decent beating. When it comes to making sunglasses last, it’s easy to say ‘don’t drop them,’ or ‘don’t get hit in the face.’ But it turns out, some of the most damaging effects can happen over the long term.
As outdoor enthusiasts we are generally pretty fond of our eyes, for obvious reasons – they let us take in the view, help us participate in our favorite outdoor sports, and give us a convenient excuse to don a pair of stylish shades. Of course, the glasses aren’t just for looking good – they shield your eyes from harmful UV radiation to ensure that you’ll be able to study maps, follow blazes, and spot salmon jumping for years to come.