Wearables: Cool innovations and a Northwest classic for the whole family.
Camping season kicks off this weekend. Add to your stash of wicking outdoor clothing, sturdy boots and go-anywhere packs with some cool innovations for the whole family.
Here are four new launches and a classic favorite to add to your camping kit for an epic outdoors season.
Danner Mountain 600 EnduroWeave ($160 at danner.com and REI — use your 20 percent off member coupon through May 28). These new boots keep the classic Danner look, but use a breathable textile upper to cut the weight and make them instantly comfortable. In men’s and women’s sizes.
Filson Sutter Short Sleeve Sport Shirt ($78 at filson.com). As the weather warms, swap your flannel for this new lightweight cotton poplin shirt from the Seattle-based outdoors experts. It’s prewashed for a broken-in feel, and the red and brown plaid is Northwest cool.
Plae Mimo Water Shoes ($35–$40 at plae.co). Make beach and lake trips easier with these cool and clever new EVA water shoes that easily transition back to the campground. A toe guard and sturdy treaded soles keep feet safe in and out of the water. In 11 colors in sizes kids 8 to youth 4.
REI Co-op Traverse 35 Pack ($139 at REI — use your 20 percent off member coupon through May 28). If you’re ready to go beyond car camping or want to treat your teen, this new backpack is a versatile option at a great price. It’s large and supportive enough for an overnight hike-in, and can also be used as a day pack or travel weekender. In men’s and women’s versions.
Kavu Strapcap ($28–$30 at kavu.com and REI — use your 20 percent off member coupon through May 28). A recent Seattle Times story said most people think you have to live in the Pacific Northwest at least half your life to be a “local.” But we say you’re a local once you have a Strapcap. The Ballard company’s original product comes in canvas or polyester versions and is the epitome of gear-nerd chic.
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