Equip: Outdoor Essentials, Week of May 18th


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it comes to adventure gear, you typically want something lightweight, compact,
functional and versatile. This year, outdoor sports brands are giving you all
that and more with new gear and top-of-the-line equipment.

Here are some of our top picks for outdoor essentials:

1. Big Agnes Dream Island 15

single-person sleeping bags keeping you from sleeping beside your SO on camping
trips? With the Big Agnes Dream Island 15 two-person sleeping bag, you can get
as close as you want. The interior features a cotton blend that’ll keep you
warm during cooler nights.

from Moosejaw

2. Yeti Roadie 24 

ice Friday and keep your food cold all weekend in the Yeti Roadie 24. This
lightweight cooler features heavy-duty insulating foam and is even tall enough
to store most wine bottles upright. Plus, the hefty handle allows for
comfortable carrying wherever adventure takes you.

$200 from L.L

3. Coghlan’s Pop-Up Trash Can

nothing but your footprints behind with Coghlan’s Pop-Up trash can. Made of
polyethylene fabric, this convenient can is collapsible and features two carry
handles and a zipper top. Plus, it holds 33 gallons worth of garbage and is
quite affordable.

$13 from Cabela’s

4. UST TekFire

your matches and lighter get wet, this trusty firestarter is the ultimate
backup. Flameless and fuel-free, the UST TekFire relies on a high-voltage
electric arc to ignite your campfire. Even in the direst situations, fire is
just a click away with the TekFire.

$27 from Cabela’s

5. Yakima SkyBox 12 Carbonite

you have a lot of extra equipment, but no way to transport it? The SkyBox 12
Carbonite might be the cargo box you need. It attaches to the top of your car,
and just like that, you have all the storage space you need.

$499 from Yakima

6. Houdini Power Air Hoodie

you’re traversing snowy mountains or simply enjoy hiking in cooler climates,
the Houdini Mono Air Hoodie has your back. This mid-layer jacket traps air and
generates heat to keep you warm no matter where you go. Plus, the hoodie’s
sustainable materials shed five times fewer fibers than other performance
fabrics, so it’ll last season after season.

$200 from Houdini

7. Tentsile Trillium Hammock

in style with this triangular hammock big enough to hold three people. More
than 20 meters of webbing along the sides of the hammock support and balance
weight and prevent anyone from rolling into the middle. You can even turn it
into a covered shelter with the Tensile Tree Tent.

$300 from Tensile

8. Stanley Classic Big Grip Camp Mug 

For those who can’t live without their morning cup of joe, Stanley’s classic big grip camp mug is a top contender for camping and outdoor essentials.

 $25 from Stanley

9. Ignik Gas Growler

novel piece of equipment solves the issue of single-use propane tanks. Refill
the Ignik Gas Growler at propane suppliers again and again for more than 12
years. The growler also comes with a carrying case and a hose to refill it.

$150 from Ignik

10. Disco-O-Bed Bunk Bed

space in your tent and hit snooze with portable bunk beds by Disc-O-Bed. These
bunk beds are ideal for those who enjoy sleeping under the stars but still
appreciate creature comforts. Plus, you can even separate them into two single
cots if you wish.

$419 from

11. Coleman Solar Shower

chilly baths in the nearest lake or river and take a warm shower, instead. The
Coleman 5-Gallon Solar Shower holds enough water for multiple showers and warms
the water when you leave it out in the sun, even on cooler days.

$18 from Amazon

12. Lunatec Hydration Spray Bottle

the most fun and functional water bottle on the market — the Hydration Spray
Bottle. This bottle has multiple features, helpful for cleaning gear, cooling
off and hydration, of course.

$32 from Lunatec

Top of the Line

Wherever your adventures take you, having the best gear is likely one of your top priorities. Luckily, these outdoor essentials, gadgets and accessories fulfill that requirement, allowing you to have the best outdoor excursion to date.