Summer Fun

Sometimes, we discover simple, everyday stuff that just makes outdoor adventure THAT much better.

Things that just work

Here are our picks for seven amazing new items that will make your summer awesome:

Sunday Afternoons Northwest Trucker

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($30; sundayafternoons.com)

We live in trucker hats throughout the summer—they’re perfect for canoeing, paddleboarding and hiking. Sunday Afternoons upgrades the traditional trucker by adding a wicking headband and UPF 50 protection, but the artsy graphics are so cool we’d wear it regardless.

SealLine Discovery Dry Bag 10L

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($35; seallinegear.com)

We love dry bags—especially when they’re PVC free, have welded seams, a sturdy three-roll closure and an oval bottom so they don’t roll around as freely. But we really love dry bags when they’re plaid—like this stylish unit from SealLine.

Saxx Kinetic Run Shorts

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($78; saxxunderwear.com)

This one’s for the dudes: quick-drying, lightweight polyester outer shell combined with a nylon/spandex liner that features a patented—sigh—BallPark pouch. It’s like a sports-bra for “down there,” providing top-level comfort for XY chromosome runners and hikers.

KEEN Terradora

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($175; keenfootwear.com)

Not every trail demands a technical boot. The KEEN Terradora Mid Waterproof marries the comfort of your cross-trainers with the support of a boot. A lower collar height means more freedom of movement, while lower-density cushioning in the midsole aids the heel-to-forefoot motion. (Sorry boys, this one’s for the girls.)

Hydro Flask Wine Bottle & Tumbler

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($56/$36; hydroflask.com)

Hydro Flask’s specialized wine kit will dignify your camp dinners. The vacuum-insulated stainless steel bottle keeps your whites chilled or your reds from overheating and the matching tulip-shaped tumbler feels like a proper wine glass in your hand.

Teva x Hudson’s Bay Company Original Universal

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($100; teva.com)

The smooth leather footbed, soft EVA midsole and sturdy rubber outsole hint at the durability and comfort of these classic summer sandals. But let’s be honest—the iconic Hudson’s Bay stripes elevate these collab creations to the next level. 

Hotcore Wingman Tarp Medium

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($54; hotcoreproducts.com)

Tarps make campsites better—like this three-metre by three-metre, seam-taped, waterproof-coated, 75D polyester unit from Canadian company Hotcore. It comes ready to hoist with six high-viz guy-lines and two grommets, and at just 600 grams it’s good for car-camping or backcountry excursions.

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