Spring is around the corner and you know what that means: camping season is upon us! We can’t wait to pitch our tents and as the days get longer, our excitement grows. This week’s newsletter is loaded with #outdoorinspo to get you geared up and decked out for the season.
- Set Up the Best Campsite of Your Life
- Aisha Praught Leer’s 5 Must-Haves + Takibi Fire and Grill Set
- Climate Controlled Fabric
- Rain Jackets for Hiking in Any Kind of Weather
- The Best Maps for Overlanding
- Winter Gear Box Sale
Up-Level Your Campsite This Spring
Your campsite is your home away from home, so you might as well make it feel like one. These five tips will help you locate and set up your campsite to get the best of what nature has to offer.
Aisha Praught Leer’s 5 Favorite Things
We like to ask world-class athletes, adventurers, and gear experts (i.e., our co-workers and friends) for recommendations on the products they love. Pro runner Aisha Praught Leer competed in multiple Olympics and nabbed the gold in steeplechase at the 2018 Commonwealth Games for Jamaica—but her most inspiring performance might have been when she completed the 1500 meters in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic games after suffering a heinous knee injury just a week before. Here’s the gear that helps her persevere in even the toughest conditions.
Puma Deviate Nitro
I love running fast so much that it is my full-time job. The Deviate Nitro blends the new tech of super shoes with the support and cushioning of an everyday trainer so I can reach for a fast option more frequently than a racing shoe. Made specifically for the female foot, the fit is fantastic. Bonus points: They look quite fashionable, so I can roll into brunch looking put together even if I was just hammering a run.
Puma High Shine Crop
Puma High Shine High Waisted Running Leggings
I busted my knee right before the Tokyo Olympics and still competed. My last six months have been spent rehabbing a major knee surgery (medial meniscal root repair). I feel no shame in saying that a matching outfit has actually gotten me out the door multiple times and made tough workouts 10 times better. This set fits perfectly without the need to tug or readjust, and it has 360 degrees of reflective visibility to keep you safe in low light.
Normatec 2.0 Legs
Logging big mileage and traveling all over the world to races demands a lot from the body. I Normatec and chill once a week while training at home, after every long flight, and before every big competition to magically erase that swollen-leg feeling. There is a reason all your favorite athletes have these: They are that good!
Camelbak Multibev Stainless Steel Bottle
I make a conscious effort to avoid single-use plastics, which can be especially tough on the road. So I simply do not travel without this bottle: This two-in-one has me covered for hydration and coffee (my favorite). You can choose-your-own-adventure with whatever liquids you want: Fill it with beer and give someone else the cup? Why not! It keeps things cold or hot for hours, and every component is dishwasher safe.
Casper Wave Mattress
Sleep is my performance enhancer. I sleep 10 solid hours a night almost every night of the year on a Casper. A comfortable mattress can change the way you sleep and make you a better version of yourself (my husband will vouch for me on this). The Wave is a bit of a splurge, but The Original is also fantastic. I even bought one for our room at my in-laws’ house.
The Fabric Of The Future
Imagine a single baselayer keeping your body 18 degrees warmer in winter or 4 degrees cooler in summer. An invention made to combat the climate crisis is set to rewrite the definition of performance apparel. Is climate-controlled fabric the future of outdoor gear? LifeLabs seems to think so.
Outside Essentials: Snow Peak Takibi Fire and Grill Set
The Takibi Fire and Grill is made of durable stainless steel and designed in Japan for a lifetime of use. Packable, portable and modular, use the Takibi Fire and Grill to create a gathering anywhere. The five-piece set includes Grill Net, Grill Bridge, Pack & Carry Fireplace L, Baseplate, and Carrying Case.
The Best Rain Jackets For Hiking
Don’t let the rain dampen your outdoor adventure. With the right hardshell, you can enjoy your hike in comfort and style. Here’s a list of the best rain jackets and what to consider when shopping for one.
The Best Maps for Overlanding
Shop Our Winter Gear Box
Loaded with essentials from top brands like Kinco, Zippo, Eddie Bauer x Core Home, Ignik, and more, it comes in two variations: Coffee Lovers or Tea Lovers. Bag it now and enjoy it in any season—but hurry! When they’re gone, they’re gone.