Written by 11:42 am 2019, Outfitted, Spring

Spring Travel Gear

IceMule Boss
Keep your thirst quenched on extended river trips with IceMule’s premium backpack cooler. The Boss has the capacity to hold 24 cans of your favorite libation and the insulation to keep ice solid for multiple days. Add three storage pockets and a sturdy suspension system on par with other packs its size and you’ve got a cooler that sets a new standard for adventure portability. $299.95; IceMuleCoolers.com (image above)

Leatherman Wave
Perfect for snipping a line or cracking a cold one, the Wave is Leatherman’s best-selling multi-tool for a reason. The 18 included tools—screwdriver, wire stripper, bottle opener and spring-action scissors, among others—are easily accessed and locked. Plus, the tough hard-wire cutters are replaceable, so this will be a go-to for years to come. $99.95; Leatherman.com 

Topo Designs Global Jacket 

Topo Designs Global Jacket
Insatiable wanderlust calls for a shell that’s ready for the rigors of travel. The Global Jacket is made for those on the move, featuring durable waterproof fabric that has just the right amount of stretch. We also like the large vented side pockets that enable air flow and the included packing band that allows you to roll it up tightly when you’re short on bag space. $189; TopoDesigns.com

Sunski Singlefins Sunglasses
You don’t need to worry about losing an expensive pair of sunglasses when you’re traveling abroad. Sunski delivers streamlined adventure-ready shades at a price that won’t leave you scrambling for spare change. The Singlefins feature crystal-clear polarized lenses, lightweight construction and a sleek vintage look—all just right for cutting the glare when you’re gazing at another stunning vista. $58; Sunski.com 


Smartwool PhD Outdoor Medium Pattern Crew
Smartwool wrote the playbook on durable performance socks that won’t leave your feet drenched in sweat. Equally appreciated on a 10-hour flight or a 10-mile hike, this medium-thickness crew features a specially designed performance fit with body-mapped mesh vents for comfortable airflow during long hauls. $24.95; Smartwool.com 

California Cowboy High Water Shirt
California Cowboy makes savvy, well-fitting shirts that are hand-sewn in Santa Ana. At first glance, the High Water is just a fresh take on the classic Aloha shirt, but further inspection reveals a bevy of cool features for outdoor hang time: a built-in towel, secure sunglasses loop and two unique pockets—one made to hold a bottle and another with lining to keep your phone dry. $135; CaliforniaCowboy.com 

Mountain Khakis Camber 107 Short
For long days exploring new towns or trails, Mountain Khakis’ rugged shorts are made with tough canvas with just enough stretch for freedom of motion. Beyond durability and a fit that’s not too snug or loose, the Camber 107 also features an exterior cell-phone pocket with a secure zipper, so you’re not constantly stressing about losing your digital leash. $64.95; MountainKhakis.com

Hydro Flask 32 oz. Wide Mouth
Plastic is the pits and hydration is key, so do your part for the earth and yourself with Hydro Flask’s Wide Mouth water bottle. Made with pro-grade stainless steel, the 32-ounce size option is extremely durable, and with double-wall insulation, it will keep your liquid of choice cold for 24 hours or hot for six. The bottle’s lid features additional insulation and a rubber handle that makes extended carry easy. $39.95; HydroFlask.com 

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