March 9th, 2022 Edition

Scout Weekly

Spring is so close we can taste it! Our company Slack channels are buzzing with talk about trails, adventures, and of course the gear we’re all using. We connected with our friends at Backpacker, Trail Runner, and Clean Eating to bring you this assortment of content to get you outside this spring.

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This week:

  • Trail running gear for under $50
  • Must-Dp Food Tours
  • Outside Essentials: Sleeping pads + Sunski Headland Sunglasses
  • Sustainable Shopping
  • Winter Gear Box Sale

The Commerce Crew

The Best Trail Running Gear For Under $50

The Best Trail Running Gear For Under $50

Trail running doesn’t need to break the bank. To prove it, our friends at Trail Runner rounded up more than a dozen of their favorite pieces of gear for under $50. Whether you’re new to the sport or are an avid trail runner, this list offers everything you need to get the most out of your training.

8 Must-Do Food Tours to Consider For Your Next Trip

Food Tour Adventures? Yes Please!

Much of the fun when traveling to a new place is choosing what to eat. Eat your way through local cuisine the next time you visit one of these North American cities.

The 10 Best Sleeping Pads for Backpackers

The Deepest Backcountry Sleep of Your Life

Ask any athlete and they’ll tell you sleep is an important part of training. It’s no different for backpackers—you need a good night’s sleep to take on the adventure of the next day. Here’s a list of the best sleeping pads, courtesy of our buds at Backpacker.

Sunski Headland Sunglasses

Outside Essentials: Sunski Headland Sunglasses

For outdoor adventures, eye protection is critical—that’s true on the snow, water, and even on the trail with the doggo. But owning a pile of expensive specialized sunglasses can be a drag. Enter the Sunski Headland: This universal, unisex model works for all faces and features classic wayfarer styling that’s equally at home on the slopes or at a posh wedding. It’s truly a one-quiver pair of sunglasses fit for any adventure. But there’s a feel-good bonus when you don your Headlands, too. Their proprietary SuperLight polycarbonate resin is lighter and stronger than anything out there, and it’s made almost entirely from scrap plastics that would otherwise end up in a landfill. Look great, feel great—with the Sunski Headland, seeing is believing.

We Used AI to Invent a Bunch of Trail Names for Thru-Hikers and the Results Are, Well, Something.

Trail Names x Artificial Intelligence

Receiving your trail name is a time-honored ritual for thru-hikers. What happens when you use AI to create your name? You’ll want to see for yourself...

Want to Shop Sustainably? Look for These Certifications.

Shop Sustainably

With more and more companies talking sustainability, how do you know which is authentic and which is simply greenwashing? This guide will help you align your values with your purchasing power.

Winter Gear Box

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.