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Fave Gear Picks for Autumn Adventures

By Jenny Willden and Melissa McGibbon

With the heat of summer and wildfire season finally over, fall is ideal for venturing outside. We’re all about the cool weather, autumn adventures, and of course, sale season. If any of your outdoor gear is looking worn, now is the perfect time to replace it. Gear up with our 20 favorite finds for fall trail running, camping, hiking, and travel.

TRAIL RUNNING


GU CHAi LATTe ROCTANE Energy Gel
Taste autumn with this new ginger and cinnamon-spiced gel. Boosted with extra branched-chain amino acids for reduced muscle damage, sodium for hydration, beta-alanine for reduced muscle soreness, and 35mg of caffeine for focused energy. Box of 24 $60


Icebreaker Comet 3Q Tights
Great go-tos for hiking or trail running, these everyday adventure pantalones have a flattering fit and are made with a blend of nylon, Merino wool, and Lycra. $110


Adidas Terrex Two Trail Running Shoes
Quit tripping on untied laces with Boa® Closure kicks that twist tight for a secure fit on long runs. When weather turns dicey, the Continental™ Rubber outsole (yes, like the tires) offers unmatched grip. Runs a half-size large; size down for best fit. $120


Revant S1L Sunglasses
The best running sunglasses are the ones you never think about. This ultralight pair doesn’t slip or fog, and the easily interchangeable and replaceable lenses mean you can keep them forever. $155


Jaybird RUN Wireless Headphones
Run free with completely wireless earbuds that charge in minutes and play for four hours. Sweatproof and water-resistant, you can customize the fit and use them for calls or tunes. $180


Camping


Stanley Adventure Vacuum Mug
Want one mug to rule your camping trip? Try this affordable Stanley favorite. Fill the small, leakproof cup with coffee in the a.m. and cocktails around the campfire. Keeps drinks hot or cold for hours. $15


Marmot Trestles Sleeping Bag
Stay warm this fall with a 30-degree synthetic bag that insulates even in cold, damp conditions. 3D Footbox keeps toes toasty and new liner fabric offers upgraded comfort. $99


Marmot Limelight Tent
Quick to set up and spacious enough for two, this tent’s included footprint, plentiful pockets, and fully seam-taped design make it a winner for its price. $250


MSR WindBurner Stove System Combo
Don’t let iffy weather keep you from cooking; this efficient stove performs at its peak even when the wind picks up. Includes ceramic-coated 2.5L saucepot and an 8” skillet for group cooking. Nests together for easy portability. $260


5. OtterBox Trooper LT 30 Cooler
Keep food ice cold for 72 hours with this easy-open, soft cooler made for weekend campouts. Carry as a shoulder bag or backpack and pop your bottle tops with built-in opener. $300


HIKING


AlpineAire Snacks
Hiking’s tough enough; make snack time easy with healthy, bagged eats. Craving something savory? Try quick-to-mix Guacamole or sweet and spicy Mango Fire trail mix for on-the-go munching. $6-$9


BareRepublic Neon Sunscreen Sticks
Get wild-styled sun protection with SPF 50, cruelty-free mineral active sunscreen sticks. Each pack contains three non-staining, vibrant colors with naturally derived scents. $19 for three


Toad&Co Debug Sunkissed Jogger
Keep bugs at bay with these comfortable, stylish duds treated with safe Insect Shield® repellent technology. The UV-blocking, nylon stretch pants feel soft and dry fast for hiking comfort. Jogger $76


MSR Explore Poles
Hiking poles can save your knees on the trail, and this simple, do-everything pair is great for backpacking, hiking, and even snowshoeing come winter. DynaLock™ closure offers secure adjustment and collapsible packability. $100


Black Diamond Equipment Stormline Stretch Rain Shell Jacket
Your new bring-it-everywhere-just-in-case jacket, the Stormline is made with the latest and greatest technical fabrics to make it extra stretchy, breathable, waterproof, and windproof. $149


TRAVEL


SAXX Quest Boxer Brief
The only underwear you need for travel, the Quest features wash-and-go wearability and quick-dry, odor-fighting fabrication that guys love. SAXX’s signature, hammock-shaped pouch keeps the boys in place while reversed stitching puts flat, soft seams next to skin. $32


Beyond Yoga x Parks Project Collaboration Outfit
Go anywhere in this collab outfit that celebrates and supports national park conservation. Teams a stylish pair of high-waisted Beyond Yoga leggings with a loose-fit Parks Project tank. Leggings $110, Tank $55


Boulder Denim 2.0
Technical denim is all the rage today, but Boulder Denim basically invented it back in 2015. This fall they’re launching Denim 2.0: a softer, stretchier style that holds its shape and costs less than the originals. A DWR treatment repels sweat and stains while deep pockets stash phones, passports, and more. For men and women.
$110


Native Eyewear Polarized Acadia Sunglasses
Do you have to wear shades because your future’s so bright? Check out these sunnies made with 99.9% polarization efficiency, advanced UV and infrared light protection, color-enhancing filtration and eco-friendly constructing. $129


Chaco Wayfarer Sandals
Pre-broken in for comfort, these supportive sandals go with anything and are perfect for the shoulder season between flip-flops and winter boots. $130 chacos.com

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