Whether you’re a seasoned adventurer or an outdoors newbie, every girl needs solid, reliable kit. And if you’re anything like us, you’re itching to get out there right now. To get you kitted out, we’ve rounded up our favourite bits of women’s gear.
Hiking boots aren’t known for their looks, but these rugged lace up ankle boots from Cotswold are stylish as well as ideally suited for any outdoors adventure. Inspired by the natural beauty of the Cotswold Hills, these boots come with a deep padded collar for ultimate comfort, as well as a rubber cleated sole for sure-footed grip. So, what are you waiting for? Lace up your boots and get out there.
If you’re camping out you want to stay warm, but not overheat. And if you’re anything like us, you also want to have room to wriggle around, which is often difficult in a sleeping bag. Which is why we love US brand Kelty’s Tru.Comfort sleeping bags so much. It features a built-in blanket and a clever foot vent, so if you get too hot you can stick your feet out and unzip your bag, but still enjoy the feeling of a blanket over you. It’s also roomy enough that you can tuck your knees up, or sleep on your side.
Tentsile’s innovative tree tents elevate camping to a whole new level – literally. Suspended by thick webbing tightened with ratchets, the Connect is a sturdy tent that can be pitched a few feet above the ground, in the canopies or even above streams – frankly, anywhere there are trees to support it. The beauty of the design is that the tree tent immerses you in nature for a truly unique camping experience. With fold-away doors and a removable rain fly, it’s also perfect for stargazing on clear summer nights. And it makes for the ultimate insta-worthy camping pics.
Don’t fancy taking your Prada sunnies on a night out in the wild? We don’t blame you. But there’s no reason not to take these stylish shades from Gloryfy Unbreakable. Don’t be fooled by their elegant frames – the Hitchhikers are completely adventure-proof, thanks to a unique NBFX (non-breaking flex polymer, if we’re being technical) compound that means you can drop them, roll on them or even crush them in your bag.
£30 Slowtide’s eye-catching travel towels are the perfect companion for outdoor adventures, from camping and backpacking to beach yoga and wild swimming. Their stylish double-sided prints – devised in collaboration with independent creators – are inspired by a collision of nature, art and pop culture, as well as the irresistible pull of the ocean. Each towel is made from 100% recycled materials, primarily derived from plastic bottles, giving a soft, absorbent and quick-drying microfibre blend that stays sand-free. The Slowtide Travel Towels are the perfect blend of style and functionality, ideal for wanderers and free spirits who are drawn to the sea.
There’s nothing like the soft glow and the warmth of candlelight. It makes any place feel cosy and inviting, whether you’re camped out in the wilderness or enjoying an evening on the beach. UCO’s iconic Original Candle Lantern is made from brass, powered by a single candle and is a thing of beauty. Despite its diminutive size, this lantern will throw out soft light as well as a welcome boost of warmth for up to 9 hours, making it the perfect little companion for life outdoors.
NEMO Equipment have redefined camp comfort with their Stargaze Recliner Luxury chair. It’s the only chair we’ve ever come across that reclines like a lounger and swings like a hammock. Camp life does not get more comfortable than this. So take a seat, lean back and just enjoy the night sky. It’s even got a no-spill cup holder, so no more fumbling around in the dark in search of that tumbler of Savvy.
There’s nothing better than kicking back at a campsite or in the garden and cooking over a fire. And this 12” Chapa Griddle Plate from British brandNetherton Foundry is just about to up your fire cooking game.Forged in rural Shropshire using traditional tools and techniques, it’s designed to stand above an open fire for frying meat in the style of Argentinian gauchos, though it’ll work just as well for eggs and pancakes, too. So stoke the fire pit, pour a G&T and wait for that sizzle as the steak hits the metal.