Summer + Fall Outside Gear Essentials

Last Updated: September 30, 2021By

These are the YOGA + Life® top outside gear essentials for the summer and fall seasons this year. Happy adventuring in the outdoors!

  1. Sierra Designs Meteor Lite 2 Tent

Go lighter with this durable and very packable tent, perfect for overnights in the backcountry. The fully freestanding design touts two doors and two vestibules with a footprint that allows you to spread out, giving you plenty of room for gear and a versatile pitch that works anywhere.


  1. Blyss Running Trail Skirt

We love the wide waistband on this running skirt, complete with a zipper pocket in the back that’s big enough for your phone. Undershorts are made from an eco-friendly recycled polyester, and a side pocket on each short leg holds essentials. $81

  1. Nixon #tide Collection

Nixon is the first brand to create a collection of technical watches made from #tide ocean material — others have used ocean plastic in watches via #tide, but Nixon is the first in the technical watch space (a.k.a. digital). Each Nixon #tide watch takes two ocean-bound plastic bottles out of circulation to create a sustainable timepiece built to last. $115-$220

  1. Nocs Provisions Standard Issue 8×25 Waterproof Binoculars

These compact binoculars are an ideal adventure companion. They are rugged, waterproof and fogproof, and the Swissengineered optics are top-notch. They come in a range of bright colors and make it even more fun to share time outside with friends. $95

  1. Alpine Start With Benefits

Daily adventures need fuel. This new plant-based combination from Alpine Start gives coffee and matcha the boost of organic lion’s mane to create mental clarity, organic reishi mushrooms and vitamins A and D for immune support, along with MCTs from coconut to improve focus. Just grab your mug and pour hot water over these dairy-free and vegan mixes to add even more benefits to your morning or mid-day beverages. $22.99


  1. Vasque Satoru Trail LT Low

The Satoru Trail Lite keeps it simple as a comfortable and endlessly versatile shoe for life outside — whether you’re exploring your neighborhood or have your sights set on a big walkabout. $159.99

  1. Rugged Tarpestry

This go-to piece for traveling, camping and outdoor excursions has weather-resistant fabric on both sides. It’s super spill-safe as the ultimate picnic companion and can be easily hosed off and hung up to dry. $177-$192

  1. Red Paddle Co. Activ

This paddle board was designed for yoga-style movement. The 10-foot, 8-inch Activ has increased thickness to reduce wash over the board so you can stay dry during your practice. The additional thickness provides greater rigidity, and the 34-inch width provides a stable platform, making the board perfect for yoga poses. The carry handles have been moved to the side of the board so they don’t get in the way. The final touch is the EVA deck which acts as a full yoga pad with a centerline down the middle of the board to help you position yourself and stay balanced. $1,399

  1. Astral Designs Ceiba PFD

This is the most environmentally PFD on the market, so it caught our attention. The front is filled with kapok, a naturally buoyant fiber that feels like down, while the back uses recyclable PE foam for protection. The shell is made from 100-percent recycled polyester. Pockets make storage available and nine points of adjustment provide a precise fit. $140


  1. Kora Neema Lightweight Technical

Base Layers Kora recently launched its new Neema Collection, a lightweight blend of yak wool, merino and CoolMax Eco. The Neema layers are soft to the touch and have been designed as a stand-alone skin-fit summer layer or a lightweight base layer for all-year-round activities. The collection includes three styles for both men and women: tank, short sleeve crew and long sleeve crew, plus a relaxed-fitting hat. $25-$95



  1. Ortovox Piz Duan Swisswool Jacket

Brand new this spring, this is a lightweight insulation layer that offers breathable warmth and comfort during mountain adventures. The jacket is also wind and water resistant. It has a stretchy, active fit and streamlined aesthetic. $290


  1. Nathan QuickSqueeze Insulated

This vessel makes it extra convenient to have water and essentials on hand when you’re running. The QuickSqueeze Insulated is Nathan’s newest hydration flask, designed with a flat bottom for easy filling and an ergonomic shape that fits comfortably in your hand. Tighten the adjustable strap to make it grip-free so you don’t have to hold on at all while you clock miles. $24.99


  1. Mystery Ranch Women’s Coulee

Think of this pack as the ultimate day hike or light backpacking companion. Available in 25 and 40-liter capacities, the Coulee offers an amazing female-specific fit, complete with contoured shoulder straps and removable waist belts in hot new colors. $175-$229

  1. Hydro Flask 5 Liter Down Shift Hydration Hip Pack

As the season begins to heat up, hydration is at the top of every athlete’s priority while hiking and mountain biking. Water stays cold for at least three hours in the pack’s 1.5-liter reservoir; plus, stretch bottle pockets are included for easy access to even more fluids on longer journeys. Outer and interior quick stash pockets keep tools, snacks and other essentials organized, and additional features include an easy-to-use bite valve, light attachments and reflective details.



Originally published in the Summer + Fall 2021 issue

Gear Essentials


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