If you get as excited about fresh air and heart-pumping activities as we do, you’re in the right spot. We get it—there’s something about breaking a sweat under the open sky that just hits different.
We’re featuring some of the best outdoor and fitness gear that’ll make your adventures even more epic. From trail-tackling tech to gear that’s basically your workout BFF, we’ve done the digging to find the items that are worth your hard-earned dollars.
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Buckle up (or lace up—we’re not judging), because we’re about to showcase the gear that’s bound to become your new outdoor obsession.
Riedell Ember Ice Skates
Whether you’re skating on an iced over lake, a frozen river, or something a lot safer like a city rink, a great pair of ice skates is a must have. These Ember Riedell ice skates are perfect for the novice to intermediate casual ice skater. The waterproof suede upper and cushioned collar combine for great comfort. The stainless steel blades are pretty much ready to go. You’ll probably want to have them sharpened before you head out on the ice for the first time. With a little tlc, they’ll last season after season. They also come in a fab nubuck color with a buffalo plaid collar.
heat it Insect Bite Treatment
No one likes bug bites. They itch, they hurt, they’re annoying, and frankly, they can ruin your trip. heat it insect bite treatment plugs in to your phone and uses the heat to help combat the stinging and itching effects of bug bites. You simply plug it in to your phone, open the app, and select your mode of treatment. This is about the size of a thumb drive, so it won’t weigh you down, wherever your adventures take you.
Incrediwear Performance Pants
Having the right base layer can make all the difference in your activities. Incrediwear’s Performance Pants help alleviate symptoms of muscle soreness and fatigue. They speed up your recovery and are great for all kinds of activities. These pants have a proprietary technology that releases infrared waves that are activated by body heat. These waves stimulate blood flow to help you recover faster. Whether you’re out running sprints, chopping wood, or just running in the cooler weather, these are a great base layer to start with.
Stance Wool Hiking Socks
Having a good pair of socks when you’re hiking is so important. They’re often overlooked, but socks that support the arches of your feet, wick away moisture, and provide some extra cushioning are kind of the holy grail. Stance Wool Hiking Socks do all of these things, and more. They also help regulate your temperature and have antimicrobial properties. Even better, they come in bold colors and fun patterns to add some personality to your hikes. We’re talking stripes, flowers, mountains, all kinds of great patterns that also help you match them up later. Stance socks are available in men’s and women’s sizes, too.
If you have someone that loves to hike, rock climb, or other fun stuff where they need to work on their balance, the GiBoard is for them. It looks like a snowboard with a slackline and is a great way to strengthen your core. That’s not where it ends, though. The GiBoard is perfect to improve your agility, posture, and body awareness, too. It works for all ages and is a great family activity. And since it’s low to the ground (approx. 6 inches), you don’t have to worry about falls. It’s made from sustainably sourced hardwood maple and can hold up to 400 lbs., too.
Vuliwear Insect Eyes Sunglasses
Everyone who loves the outdoors needs a great pair of sunglasses. These sunglasses from Vuliwear aren’t just another pair though. Nope. They’re designed after the eyes of insects. How cool is that?? The sunglasses themselves have flex hinges and metal frames that are a modern take on the aviator style. And the lenses are really dark. The pattern of the bug eyes doesn’t interfere too much with your vision either. There are about half a dozen styles of eyes to choose from. A portion of the proceeds goes to help fight malaria.
Ora So Lean & So Clean Daily Superfood Plant Protein Powder
Protein powder has popped up on several wish lists this year. I was shocked by this, and so I knew I had to hunt down a good one. Enter Ora’s So Lean & So Clean Daily Superfood Plant Protein. Each serving has 21+ grams of clean, plant-based protein along with more than 20 superfoods. Ora’s protein powder provides the essential and non-essential amino acids required to build your body’s tissues and hormones after a workout. It’s also a great way to enjoy high-quality nutrition if you’re just on the go during a busy way. One taste and you’ll understand why the brand is favorite of celebs like Hailey and Justin Bieber.
Thermacell Mosquito Repellant
No one likes to deal with bugs and especially mosquitos when they’re outdoors. That’s where the Thermacell Mosquito Repellant comes in. This little gadget has a smoke free mosquito repellant that helps get rid of bugs for a 20 ft radius. It’s small and compact, and can easily fit into your camping, beach, or picnic gear, too. It runs for up to 9 hours on rechargeable batteries. Pick this up with a couple of the long lasting refills for a great gift idea.