HOKA describes the Bondi 7 as an “ultra-cushioned game-changer” and we couldn’t agree more. They’ve taken an already spectacular shoe and updated it with a plush memory foam collar that’s designed to fit a more narrow heel as well as a wide variety of ankle sizes.

The Bondi 7 retains its predecessor’s signature Meta-Rocker technology, full-length EVA midsole, and breathable open mesh upper. Its supportive, soft cushion all but eliminates impact for a singularly comfortable ride.

We love that this running shoe is vegan and made from recycled materials, plus it comes in a variety of inspiring colorways.

MSRP: $160.00hoka.com

2. kleAn kanteen tkcanister insulated food canister

Whether you’re jonesing for something chilly on a hot adventure (ice cream! for real!) or something hot (mmm, soup) on a chilly one, Klean Kanteen has you covered with their double-wall vacuum insulated food canisters.

Choose from a range of different sizes (8-, 16- and 32-ounce), or opt for all three as a complete set. Each canister features Klean Kanteen’s evolutionary TK Closure™ internal thread design for the very best thermal performance as well as a newly designed bowl-shaped base.

Crafted from food-grade stainless steel with electro-polished interiors, the TKCanister won’t retain or impart flavors. Its wide-mouth design allows for easy eating, filling, and cleaning. A leakproof lid locks with a simple quarter turn and includes a swivel loop for easy carry.

Dishwasher safe, stackable, and packable, Klean Kanteen food canisters are a must-have for any and all adventures.

MSRP: $29.95-$104.85 • kleankanteen.com


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No matter what kind of adventure you’re heading out on and in which season, be sure to pack BUFF®’s Merino Lightweight Neckwear.

This lightweight, versatile tube is designed to provide comfort and protection for your neck, but we love how it pulls multi-duty on backpacking trips as a pillow case (slip it around your tent bag stuffed with your puffy and extra clothes); a beanie (twist one end, pull inside out and slip it down over your head, folding at the rim as needed); and even an eye-mask (simply throw over your face) on those full-moon nights.

The Merino Lightweight Neckwear is eco-friendly as it’s made of 100% Merino wool sourced from humanely raised, non-mulesed sheep. Naturally moisture-wicking and odor-controlling, it’s also wind-resistant, soft, and stretchy.

At BUFF®’s lightest Merino range – 125 g/m² –the Merino Lightweight Neckwear is just the right balance of warmth and lightness just about any time of the year.

Comes in a variety of colors and patterns.

MSRP: $29.00buff.com

4. Packtowl personal towel

Outstandingly absorbent, uber quick to dry, soft and smooth, totally packable – the PackTowl Personal Towel checks all the boxes and then some. This versatile towel is perfect for just about any activity, indoors or out. Take it camping, swimming, paddling, working out, traveling … heck, it even works great as your regular ole shower towel at home!

Soaking up four times its weight in water, the Personal Towel wrings out easily and dries nearly 70% faster than cotton towels. What’s more, Polygiene® odor control helps to keep the microfiber fabric smelling fresh, and its hanging loop and storage pouch makes it easy to dry and pack. The PackTowl Personal Towel comes in a wide variety of colors and prints. Choose from face, hand, body, and beach sizes.

MSRP: $12.95-$44.95packtowl.com


Newly released by our innovative friends over at Kula Cloth is the Kula Wilderness Potty Kit, an all-in-one kit for doing your biz out in the wilds.

The kit includes Kula’s brand-spankin’ new and first-of-its-kind Kula Pocket Waterproof Antimicrobial Bag designed specifically for storing your hygiene items while on an adventure. This well-thought-out bag is designed with silver-infused antimicrobial absorbent lining and the reflective webbing on the attachment loop makes it easy to find by headlamp at night.

Now, for the all cool stuff, you can store inside this snazzy Kula Pocket: the kit includes a Personal Urination Device (pee funnel), an ultralight trowel, and an itty bitty Nalgene bottle for soap.

Top that all off with a limited edition of Kula Cloth and voila … pottying in the forest has never been so simple and organized. Weighing in at a mere 4.4-ish ounce, this set is easy to pack along on any adventure.

MSRP: $72.50kulacloth.com


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Tent camping with the fam has never been so easy and comfortable. Spacious and durable, the Zempire Evo TL V2 inflatable tent was designed to be set up quickly, so you can get straight to relaxing and adventuring.

The Evo TL V2 boasts a full head-height living room and multiple sleeping areas, so your family will feel right at home on those extended getaways. Multiple ventilation points ensure excellent airflow, while configurable inner walls and tinted windows offer privacy throughout. This queen of all tents also features TPU tape–sealed seams to help keep moisture at bay, plus UV and fire-retardant fabric treatments for extra protection. Its SeroLink™ frame system offers rigid, angled beam construction to maximize headroom, and attaches the airframe directly to the fly to keep weight and bulk to a minimum.

In addition to the innovative and roomy indoor space, the Evo TL V2 includes a covered front “patio” — great for relaxing after a day of exploration or as a protected entryway to the main living area. A double-action pump with a pressure gauge and pressure release valve is included, along with a haul bag and emergency repair kit.

Sleeps 4 comfortably; 5 maximum.

MSRP: $1,999.00zempirecamping.com