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Back to College Essentials

Last Updated: May 24, 2024By

It is back to school time and we are excited for what this year holds. To our YOGA + Life® student readers, we hope you are ready for a new season of experiences. Caring for your well-being is a priority and what better way to look after yourself than moving comfortably. We have culminated a list of essentials that will make lounging easy and support your daily habits.

Cold Brew Filter from MiiR

The new Cold Brew Filter from Miir gives the perfect balance between function and brew quality. It is constructed with micro perforations and the filter reduces sediment to provide an ultra-smooth cold coffee for those big days on campus. If you want an effortless cold brew system, this is the perfect filter to add to your coffee routine. $14.95 


LiveTrends Descartes Collection 

The Descartes Collection was named for renowned philosopher and mathematician René Descartes. The designs show us how technology can intertwine with natural elements. The collection has three pieces, each with four assorted designs available and complete with a plant care library, LiveTrends will help you keep your plants strong. $44.99 – $59.99 


Mystery Ranch District 4

Carry your everyday items with this new shoulder bag from Mystery Ranch, for “when you need more than a wallet but less than a pack.” External pockets and internal organization ensure your phone, keys and more are secure and easy to find. As an eco-loving bonus, the pack is made with pre-consumer recycled fabric. $59 


Patagonia Women’s All Seasons Hemp Canvas Bib Overalls 

These hemp canvas bib overalls from Patagonia are lightweight and durable for casual wear or light work sessions. A generous cut through the legs and adjustable suspenders offer a wide range of movement and a customized fit. These will become a closet staple for heading to class or during weekend hangouts. $119 


Chubbies Everywear Pant 

We’ve been waiting for Chubbies to come out with a pant and it’s finally here. The Everywear Pant is ultra-stretchy, water-resistant and super comfortable. While they are performance fabric, the traditional button and zipper can make the pants look business-casual when necessary. These are built for almost any activity throughout the week and into the weekend. $94.50 


Ibex 24-Hour Tee

This go-to shirt offered in men’s and women’s is made of 100% Merino wool with a performance finish. It has a regular fit and is naturally moisture-wicking. The Ibex 24-Hour Tee is not itchy and it requires minimal washing. $88 


DUER Live Lite Pant Slim 

The DUER Live Lite Pant Slim will keep you cool as you move through the day. The Live Lite fabric is naturally odor-neutralizing and moisture wicking. These pants offer breathability and simplicity to elevate your closet.  $135 


Gomorrah Compostable T-Shirt 

This 100% plant-based compostable tee stays out of landfills. It’s made from non-toxic, natural elements, and with every shirt purchased you plant two trees in the United States. The pre-shrunk style gives just enough room for a casual fit while also keeping fashion at the forefront. $60 


Schwinn Coston DX Hybrid E-Bike 

The Schwinn Coston DX makes every commute a little more efficient and fun. It features both pedal assist and throttle options, and integrated LED lights, a rear rack and full coverage fenders give you everything you need to get where you need to go with speed and style.  

$1,399.98 – $2,599.99 


Thousand Chapter MIPS Helmet 

The Thousand Chapter MIPS Helmet can be used for all types of cycling. MIPS stands for multi-directional impact protection system and this system helps to reduce rational motion of certain impacts. With premium visors, multi-use magnetic light, secret poplock, free accident replacement and active ventilation, this helmet is functional and one you can count on. $145 


Thousand Traveler Magnetic Bike Lights 

The Thousand Traveler Magnetic Bike Lights come with a rear light, seat post mount and USB-C charging cable. These lights easily pop on and off when you need to change them up. Stay safe on your next ride with these intuitive lights that allow you to switch between three modes quickly. $35 


PEARL iZUMi Prospect Thermal Jogger 

The Pearl iZUMi Prospect Thermal Jogger will keep you warm for rides around town or weekend chill time. Reflective accents on the back of the ankles increase visibility and the hidden zip-secure rear-facing pockets keep your phone out of the way. These soft joggers are a must-have in the chilly weather. $105 


Lavanila Deodorant

Made with breakthrough natural technology and packed with pure essential oils and antioxidants, these multitasking deodorants are clinically tested, dermatologist recommended, and are free of aluminum, paraben and other harsh chemicals — essential for long days on campus! $12-$14


Blue Lagoon Skincare BL+ The Serum

Perfect your back-to-school skin with this high-performance formula designed to target signs of skin aging and optimize skin health over time. Apply after face wash before your moisturizer and be ready for a hydrated and protected complexion. $180


Repêchage Hydra Dew Pure™ Starter Collection

Start the school year off fresh with an elevated skincare routine. This five-step starter pack has everything you need to refresh the skin using natural, sustainable and effective ingredients like natural Mastic Water from the Aegean Island of Chios, Camellia Japonica Seed Oil and Repêchage®’s exclusive sustainably-harvested Seaweed extract. $70


Free Fly Apparel Women’s Bamboo Lined Breeze Short

Ideal for long days spent walking around campus, these athletic shorts not only have a flattering fit, but are exceptionally comfortable and soft. Thanks to its high-quality construction, these bottoms will last with you over the years. $68


Chaco Chillos Slide

Designed for the unwind, these ultra-light sport slides are the perfect slip-on sandal for all manner of relaxation. Vegan friendly and designed with comfort and functionality in mind, these shoes are a must-have! $50


Somebody Everyday Moisturizing Face Cream

This daily-use, scent-free moisturizer treats sensitive skin in a gentle way. It encourages new cell production with vitamin A while hydrating the skin and improving texture. $32


LâMO Footwear Michelle

Hit the fall season in style with the Michelle LAMO-LITE. This comfortable and durable show is the perfect companion for active days where you still want to look chic. $59.99


Osprey Flare 28

If you’re in search for a roomy school bag without the bulk, look no further. This pack hits the sweet spot of a medium backpack for around campus and beyond. With a massive internal laptop sleeve in its main compartment, the deceptively cavernous Flare can fit up to a 17-inch laptop and comes with internal organization to keep all of your daily gear in order. $100

The back-to-school season is upon us, and were hopeful this year will be smooth sailing for our YOGA + Life® student readers. Like always, its important to stay properly fueled and nourished during your studies, and weve compiled an extensive list to keep you covered from head to toe.

Deckers x Lab KO-Z BA DA DA

Perfect for the busy college student, these flip flops are incredibly soft and comfortable while being durable and reliable. Theyre made with sustainability in mind and unused material is upcycled into new pairs. Enjoy the wider footbed and asymmetrical strap for its wear and style. $40

ATTITUDE Laundry Detergent

Its important that the products we use are free of chemicals. This non-toxic, all natural, hypoallergenic laundry detergent not only smells fresh and clean, but it works like a charm. Bonus, buy the bulk Eco-Refill so you can keep reusing and minimize your waste. $15.95

STNKY Laundry Bags


Whether you were out adventuring, working a long shift or traveling, these bags are a college-must. Place dirty shoes, uniforms or gym clothes in the bag to keep in odors and germs, and simply place it all in the washer for a seamless experience from start to finish. $30 

ALOHA Plant-Based Protein Bars

Fuel right with a plant-based protein bar. These ones are organic, gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free and free of sugar alcohols, so you can munch without the worry. Enjoy a multitude of flavors in their sampler pack. $32.99 

CarryOn CBD Sparkling Water

If youre looking for a tasty drink to unwind and relax without the added buzz, look no further than this CBD sparkling water. Made with real fruit juice, L-theanine, vitamins C and E and 20 mg of CBD, this drink is packed with benefits that wont leave you crashing.

Mystery Ranch Forager Hip Pack

Keep all your essentials close with this fun and stylish low-profile pack. Choose from an array of color options and wear it on your hip, lumbar or shoulder. Internal and external pockets keep everything in place and protected. $32

Nixon REPREVE Hauler 25L Backpack

REPREVE is a material made from recycled ocean plastic and it’s what makes this pack planet-friendly. The laptop storage sleeve, water bottle pocket and internal organizing system are ideal for school or a fun off-campus adventure. $100

SAOLA Cannon Knit

This season rock a stylish pair of shoes made of four recycled plastic bottles. The SAOLA boasts that environmental give back, with the 100% natural cork in the insole and fully organic cotton laces adding to the sustainability story.

CAMP by Shwood Eyewear

Durability and sustainability meet in the middle for these shades featuring wood accents. Plant-based bio-plastic frames offer all the qualities of TR-90 nylon while reducing the amount of plastic used to make sunglasses. The polarized and impact-resistant lenses are built for adventure, offering 100% protection from harmful UV-A and UB-V rays. $79

Vuori Halo Essential Hoodie

You’ll want to throw on this buttery soft hoodie every morning before you head to class this fall. It’s a classic pullover hooded sweatshirt with a cropped length and drawstrings for ultimate comfort and easy style. $84

Bentgo Glass Leak-Proof Salad Container

Get your greens on the go! This meal essential offers the perfect solution for mess-free transport of your greens, salad toppings and salad dressing. Pack this up to enjoy a delicious and nutritious salad between college classes or for an outdoor picnic on the weekend. $24.99


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