Memorial Day is just around the corner. Whether you’re celebrating on a family camping trip or heading to the lake with your closest friends, we’ve rounded up some essentials you’ll need to toss in the bag for your weekend getaway ahead. This spring, outdoor activities are the rule and splurging on some new travel gear to kick off the summer fun is a necessary part of the changing seasons!
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We recommend booking your campsite 6 months ago and picking up a tent that is waterproof NOW! Unless you plan ahead, spring showers mean wet campers and no one wants to be a wet Sally. The Kelty Salida 4 Person Tent ($249.95) is comfy for two or perfect for a small family. If you plan on going car camping this year (who doesn’t), you might as well invest in a brilliant car organization solution. Whether it’s for your groceries, your car kit, or merely to keep your camping items nice and neat, meet our personal fav, the trunk organizer ($19.99). Before you begin your summer adventures this Memorial Day, take a little bit of time to do some “spring cleaning” and get your car in order. You will be so happy you did it.
For those of us who still appreciate a little comfort in the great outdoors, glamping (short for glamorous camping) is the best way to go camping these days. Ultimately, just because you left home and are exploring doesn’t mean you can’t have a little luxury. Besides, when you glamp properly – you can expect your wilderness street cred to go up a few notches.
You’ll never need to find another excuse to just “hang out” at the campsite after you make this smart buy! The Honey Baked Hammock ($59.95) for you and your honey! If you are glamping with your loved one, it only makes sense to snuggle up in something large enough for two! Try the Doublewide Sleeping Bag by Big Agnes ($239.95).
Memorial Day is generally the first weekend out on the boat and you don’t want to forget the essential boat staple…the cooler. The Crew Coller II ($49.99) is the perfect size for a nice day out with ample storage space for ice so your food and bevs stay cold and your day stays awesome.
This is the most functional food storage bag on the market. The multi compartments are useful to store dry goods, including paper items. The cold storage area keeps food cold for extended periods of time and the additional outside side pockets can hold a water bottle or your cell phone. (eBags customer)
Beauty and the beach
From business suit to bathing suit, you might be heading for the shore or have softcore plans to sit by the pool this Memorial Day weekend, and all summer for that matter. Either way, we think you need to make a statement this summer. Normal beach bags are so yesterday, but the “I Need a Vacation” Kate Spade Francis tote ($198) is…well, expressive.
Spring means cycling season and what better time to get out for a long ride than now! So pull your gear out of the closet or garage and treat yourself to something new and useful. Who says cyclists can’t also be fashion forward? Timbuk2 thinks you can do both and we couldn’t agree more! The Especial Tres Backpack ($209) offers serious expansion options for the serious cyclist, as well as cushioned, ventilated straps (yep, no more sweaty pits) and reflective paneling for if you take on a bit more than planned and end up riding home in the dark. Oh, and it’s waterproof.
This year marks the centennial celebration for our National Parks. There are 58 of them in the U.S. and it’s their birthday, so we suggest figuring out which park is close to you and start preparing your packing list! What better way to show your patriotism over Memorial Day than to celebrate our most beautiful land in the country. Meanwhile, if you plan on hiking treks at all this season prepare yourself now while it’s 20% off. You’re going to need a day pack and The North Face Jester Pack ($64.90) has your back!
No matter how you spend this holiday don’t forget the entire reason you are celebrating in the first place. In honor of the men and woman who serve our country and allow us to be free.
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