Winter is only a month away here in the northern hemisphere, and while that means that some people will hole up inside their warm houses for the season and wait for spring, many of us still prefer spending some time outdoors. To help those folks out, National Geographic has provided an excellent list of all of the gear you need to spend time outside this winter.
Each item on the list is accompanied by a suggested adventure in which you could use it. For instance, if you want to go hiking in Arches National Park in Utah, Nat Geo recommends bringing the Keb Eco-Shell Jacket from Fjällräven. Heading to Acadia to do some winter camping instead? Bring the Big Agnes Copper Hotel tent to sleep in. Other suggestions include skis and paddling gear for use in the parks too.
The article also has an “adventure gift guide” attached with ten individual items that would make welcome gifts this holiday season. Those suggestions include a point and shoot camera, a smart-lantern for use around the campsite, an excellent travel backpack, and more.
If you’ve been looking for some new gear to take with you on you winter adventures, there are some solid suggestions on the list. I would have liked to have seen more choices provides for layers, boots, snowshoes, and other common winter equipment, but there are some good nuggets to be gleaned from what Nat Geo shares here. And if you’re looking for the right gift for the outdoor adventurer on your list, there are definitely some products here that I’d appreciate under the tree this year.
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