Getaway Gear: 28 Picks for Summer Trips


Whether you circle the globe or camp up a canyon, make your trip better with this outdoor getaway gear.

By Melissa McGibbon and Jenny Willden



Lunchskins Reusable Bags

Savvy travelers love these reusable zippered bags. They come in a variety of colors and sizes and are toxin free, food safe, and better for the environment. $4-$12


Kiss My Face Sunscreen

Protect your face and body from sun damage with broad spectrum sunscreens that won’t irritate sensitive skin. Natural, organic, and free of parabens, oxybenzones, and artificial fragrances. $3–$16

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PoserSnap Mobile Photo Studio

Take better photos with this 7-piece set for all smartphones and tablets. Includes ultra-bright 16 LED photo and video light, 3-in-one photo clip lens, flexible tripod with mount, Bluetooth remote shutter, and universal selfie stick. $29

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Petzl Reactik+

This Bluetooth-equipped, 300-lumen light pairs with the MyPetzl Light app for Androids and iPhones. And its emergency interface works even when you’re out of coverage. $109

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Yeti Hopper Two 30

Be the star of the party with Yeti’s portable soft cooler. Holds up to 24 cans of beer (or Diet Coke), is leakproof, waterproof, and promises ice for days. $349

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Eagle Creek Cargo Hauler Rolling Duffel 90L

Great for road tripping or flying, this rolling duffel has strong wheels, gear pockets, grab handles, and thoughtful details like backpack straps—just in case you need them. $159

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Cotopaxi Allpa Travel Pack 35L

Durable and carry-on-compatible, this backpack system is a great go-to for any adventure. It’s tough, but stylish, and has smart features like quick access pockets, theft-proof webbing, and zippered mesh compartments. $130


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Baubax Bomber Jacket

You won’t believe how stealth this travel jacket is. With 15 features, it fits everything from your passport to a tablet without making you look like you’re trying to smuggle miniature monkeys. $179

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Toad&Co Women’s Versatrail Tight

Yoga pants may be your go-to, but when it comes to hiking, they don’t cut it. Toad&Co redesigned tights for the trail with abrasion-resistant paneling on the seat and legs and added back and side zipper pockets. All while maintaining the comfy yoga fit you love. $89

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Helly Hansen Women’s Hild QD Shorts

Take to peaks or city streets in these quick-dry, stylish shorts. The comfortable stretch waistband and UPF 50 protection make them a hiker’s favorite. $65

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Sperry Coil Ivy Perforated Boat Shoe

Need comfortable shoes you can wear all day while exploring a new destination? These are a safe bet. The footbeds offer heel and arch support, and they pair with all kinds of outfits. $89

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Primus Kamoto OpenFire Pit

You just never know when you’re going to need a portable fire pit. The cooking grate allows you to burn wood or charcoal for grilling or roasting, and it folds up nice and compact so it’s easy to transport. $129–$149

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Pacsafe Citysafe CX Convertible Crossbody

What could be worse than being robbed on vacation? Prevent it with this redesigned anti-theft bag featuring RFIDsafe® pouch, slashproof straps and side panels, and turn-and-lock hooks to keep thieves out. Bonus: Converts to a smaller bag for versatility. $80

Yeti Rambler 20oz

Keep your drink hot or cold with this double-walled insulated cup. With a stainless steel body and no-sweat design so your hands stay dry. $29

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Platypus Duolock SoftBottle

One of the best travel accessories you can have is a flexible water bottle that doesn’t leak and stands on its own. Flatten, roll, and stow when it’s empty then clip to your bag to keep it handy. $9–$11

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Kammock Firebelly Trail Quilt

Stay cozy around a campfire with the Firebelly. 750-fill water-repellant down feathers partnered with Atmos™ ripstop nylon fabric makes for one warm, durable blanket. $299

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Parks Project Men’s Zion Shirt

Show your love for Zion with a tee that gives back. This cotton, vintage style benefits the Youth Education Initiative, a program that promotes positive youth experiences in national parks. $36

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Adventure Medical Kits Mountain Series Backpacker Kit

Protect yourself with this 4-day kit containing blister-fighting moleskin, first aid book, wound treatment kit, and medications for allergies, stomach upset, and pain. $39

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Matador Nano Dry Towel

Stay fresh by toting a packable, antimicrobial towel. Absorbs 2.3 times its own weight in water and stows in a clippable case. $35

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Katadyn BeFree 1L Bottle

Enjoy clean, safe water anywhere with this collapsible flask containing a built-in microfilter. Filters contaminants like bacteria and cysts and has an easy shake-and-swish membrane. $45

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Lander Cascade Powerbank

You can’t ‘gram your trip or find your way without your smartphone. Use this powerful bank to fully charge it up to four times without outlet access. $70

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Matador Beast28 Packable Bag

This hydration-ready bag stows small, but fits in technical features like padded hip belt, lumbar support, plenty of pockets, and stabilizing compression straps. $90

Patagonia 850 Down Sleeping Bag 19°F

Patagonia’s first for market sleeping bag features a center zip design, unique baffle construction that skips seams to eliminate cold spots, and baffled foot box for toastier toes. In Patagonia fashion, the down is traceable—ensuring birds are never force-fed or live-plucked. $499


Therm-a-Rest Trail King SV

The most comfortable sleeping pad we tested for its size, the Trail King SV self-inflates and deflates fast thanks to SpeedValve technology. Uses alternating foam and air channels to keep it light–without sacrificing support. Stuff sack included. $130
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MSR PocketRocket™ 2

This ultralight stove is better than ever thanks to thoughtful updates that reduce its weight and size while increasing its stability. New pot supports allow you to boil water with larger pot sizes without worrying about it toppling over while maintaining a quick 3.5 minute boiling time for a liter of water. Includes hardshell carry case to protect it when toting in your backpack for overnight hikes. $45
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Therm-a-Rest UNO™ Chair

For festivals, outdoor concerts, and car camping, this compact chair is tops. Packs into a frisbee-shaped disc that doubles as a compact table for food prep or drink holding and stashes small in a pack when needed. Holds up to 250 pounds and meets festival-height regulations so you won’t block anyone’s view. $90


thermarest-tranquility-4 Therm-a-Rest Tranquility™ 4 Tent

For DIY glamping, pack this roomy, quick-to-pitch tent that’s built with smart features like mud mats, integrated gear pockets, and an arched design for more head space. Stuffs into a legit backpack for easy transport. Learn more from our detailed gear test. $480

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Sunski Makanis

Standout shades for adventure travel, add a $3 replacement lens kit to this polarized pair in case you scratch or break them on the road. $55


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