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15 Fall Essentials for Weekend Getaways
To kick off this month’s #getoutthere theme – a month-long of diggin’ in on gettin’ out – we’re talking Fall essentials. The pieces that can help you carry in comfort, from day hikes to hut trips. Convenient portability is key here, but so is durability. After all, pieces that will serve you well for many years to come are better investments than unreliable items that fail at the first sign of demanding use. So whether you’re looking for handy tools or tough haulers, these 15 Fall essentials are all worthy of tagging along on weekend getaways…
The compact and lightweight Preon P1 Mini Flashlight is easily portable, slipping into a pocket or bag for illumination on the go. The flashlight offers six different modes, a maximum brightness of 100 lumens, and re-configurable interfaces to suit changing lighting needs.
Water resistant and highly packable, the Matador Beast is great for storing in a larger bag or vehicle for use as a daypack during your weekend trips. The pack offers 28L of storage space, with attachment points to secure additional gear externally as required.
Multi-tools offer a lot of functionality in a single carry item, and are useful for a variety of needs, from helping you out in day-to-day tasks or DIY to providing valuable tools in an emergency situation. Leatherman makes some of the best on the market, such as the Wave which includes 17 tools in a compact and durable design weighing just 8.5 oz (241 g).
Woolrich and Protect Our Winters teamed up for this limited edition blanket, made in the USA by America’s oldest continuously operating woolen mill. Warm and durable, the blanket is crafted with a combination of recycled wool, new wool and nylon and is a cosy addition whilst relaxing on your weekend away.
This portable wood-burning stove not only lets you cook food and boil water but also generates electricity to charge USB devices. The stove creates smokeless flame and includes an integrated 2600 mAh battery that works with or without a live fire to keep your devices juiced. Additionally, the stove also comes with a 100-lumen USB light for convenient illumination.
When you’re on a getaway, good tunes are great for getting into the party spirit. And the RoamProof MacroBoom helps you enjoy them whether you’re in urban or outdoor environments. Shockproof, dustproof and waterproof up to an IP67 rating, the speaker includes a 5600 mAh battery that provides up to 15 hours of playtime. Plus there’s a backup solar panel charger if the speaker needs a boost. And with mounting options you can easily secure the speaker whilst you’re on the move.
The Black Hole MLC is a 45L soft-sided carry-on bag with a clamshell opening for convenient packing and access. With multiple carry options including backpack, shoulder bag and briefcase mode, the bag easily adapts to different travel environments wherever the weekend takes you.
Rugged and ready for action, the Red Oxx PR4 Safari Beanos Duffel is built tough with a lifetime guarantee to handle weekends packed with adventure. But it’s just as happy roaming in laidback urban settings, with a wide opening for easy packing and retrieval of your gear. Multiple quick-access pockets keep travel and EDC essentials at the ready, and a luggage passthrough sleeve makes it straightforward to secure to rolling luggage.
Danner’s Vertigo 917 boots are a great option if you’re looking for trail and urban versatility. The boots feature a full-grain leather upper, complemented by a waterproof and breathable GORE-TEX® liner. Additionally, a Vibram® 917 outsole provides both durability and traction in wet environments to help keep you moving smoothly for years to come.
This simple, stylish and durable pocket knife lends itself to a variety of tasks, serving as a handy tool to have on your travels. The ergonomically curved handle of the Malvaux Number 1 Knife not only makes it comfortable to use but also provides easier access to the stainless steel blade. The handle is crafted from anodized aluminum and is available in Forest Green exclusively though Huckberry.
Coolers are often bulky and hard to carry. But not the YETI Hopper Flip 12. This soft-sided cooler is easy to carry with the included shoulder strap or grab handles. The cooler features a leakproof HydroLok Zipper and tough, waterproof DryHide Shell. A wide-opening lid lets you easily access the contents, with closed-cell rubber foam providing superior insulation to keep your drinks cool and refreshing.
The sleek silhouette of the Grandmaster hoodie makes it a versatile piece for the week and weekend alike, backed up by quality construction with a lifetime guarantee. Crafted from Polartec® Power Stretch Pro® fabric, this hoodie is warm, breathable and water-resistant, while also offering 4-way stretch for greater freedom of movement, so it’s super snug.
Considering some Fall camping but worried about cooler weather at night? The Ratio 15 sleeping bag is a cosy solution for keeping the chill at bay. The three-season sleeping bag features Q.Shield® DOWN 650-fill and a Thermo Trap Baffle™ to provide more consistent warmth even in damp environments.
Sitting round the bonfire is a great way to round off a busy day or to simply enjoy some welcome heat on a cold afternoon. And the Solo Stove Bonfire helps you enjoy that in a convenient and contained way. Compact enough to store in a car for a trip to the beach or campsite, the Bonfire is a wood-burning portable fire pit designed to burn wood more effectively and minimize smoke. Made with hard-wearing stainless steel, the Bonfire provides a simple and easy way to enjoy outdoor fires with convenient clean-up afterwards.
The StretchDown™ Hooded Jacket keeps you toasty on your outdoor adventures with its Q.Shield™ DOWN 750-fill insulation and stretch-welded channel construction to help trap heat. A choice of pockets keep your hands warm and provide storage for small items, and the active fit suits a range of activities.