(StatePoint) Ticking off your summer bucket list but want to pack light? Check out this round-up of hybrid gear that will take you everywhere, from mountain trails to lakeside picnics and to beach barbecues, with ease.
Hike and Water Shoe
Your feet do a ton of work during summer adventures and deserve to be happy in all kinds of terrain. With toe protection, traction and a footbed that conforms to the shape of your foot, the classic Newport Sandals from KEEN are not just rugged sandals you can wear while trekking on land, but also are built for activities in and around the water (and are machine washable to boot). So don’t be afraid to wear them paddleboarding, when wading in the ocean, or on any other amphibious adventure. Going hiking? They make it easy to splash through the creek, plunge into the pool of a waterfall and trudge through the mud. This original design is available in men’s, women’s and children’s sizes and in a range of colors and patterns.
On excursions of all kinds, tasty snacks and cold drinks are a must. That’s where YETI’s Hopper M20 Backpack Soft Cooler can come in handy. Worn like a backpack to offer hands-free hauling, its ergonomic shoulder straps mean it can go where others coolers can’t. Plus, it features a magnetic closure and innovative insulation system to keep your food and drinks fresh all day.
When you’re underprepared, nothing puts a damper on an outdoor expedition like a sudden turn in weather. Select outerwear designed to keep you comfortable, come what may. The Teca Half Zip Windbreaker from Cotopaxi, great for summer adventures, packs easily into a daypack but is built for wind and light rain, so you can layer up when the moment’s right.
From daytrips to road trips, the right gear will fuel your fun and support you every step of the way.
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