Prepping for college? Check out this list to make sure you have all the right adventure gear for the ultimate college experience. Hint: Hammock included – cause seriously, hammocking rocks!
Travel Power Pack
We love getting outside, and we love to document our journey. Don’t get wherever you’re going and realize your phone/laptop is out of juice! It can also power your laptop during those long study sessions when you forget your charging cord. Definitely worth preventing the headache.
A Good Backpack
Emphasis on good. Choose the right one and it will be your best friend for the next 4+ years. Whether you’re hiking trails or the hills of campus, a backpack with good support to hold all your adventure gear will make a world of difference.
Layers, Layers, Layers! A long day of classes followed by a fun getaway calls for lots of layers. A pullover is the perfect layering piece. Pull it on when you get chilly then take it off when it warms up. It is lightweight and not bulky so it won’t take up a ton of space. Plus, you are always prepared for a spontaneous adventure!
These have tons of different uses. Light up your back porch for an outdoor party, or bring them with you to camp. You never need to worry about batteries running out, and they have some pretty cool options. These inflatable solar lights would be awesome for backpacking.
Seriously. Necessity! Perfect for on campus relaxing, or serious adventuring. Wherever you’re going if you have your hammock with you, anywhere can be camp. Hammocking life = the best life. Because we want you to be ready for any adventure, and because we are super stoked you read this far, use code hhblogfollower for $7 dollars off your order of your Hobo Hammock.
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A Nice Hat
Woke up late for class and didn’t have time to shower? Hat. Went into the mountains and made it back just in time for class? Hat. Super sunny and want some shade? Hat. See where I’m going with this? The possibilities are endless. You need a hat.
A portable bluetooth speaker is perfect to listen to tunes while hammocking, or just around the dorm. There are so many options out there in all price ranges so you can be sure to find exactly what you are looking for, at a price you are willing to pay. What features should you look for? Waterproof or partially waterproof, long battery life, small, durable, and good sound!
If you spend time outside I’m sure you have a water bottle. But do you have one that filters your water? The All Clear UV Purifier Bottle from Camelbak, uses UV to purify your water in 60 seconds. Very cool. If you have a study abroad trip planned next semester, or if you just spend a lot of time in the back-country, this is a great tool. If you don’t need to worry about finding clean water, try a stainless steel water bottle. They are dish-washer safe, don’t get some of the nasty smells some water bottles get, and you can buy insulated versions. There are a lot of popular brands out there including Kleen Kanteen, Yeti, and Hydroflask.
Tevas, Chacos, Tennis shoes, oh my! Whatever your preference for adventure shoe, you definitely need a pair. If you are looking for something lightweight, inexpensive (mostly), and provides a little more coverage, go with the classic tennis shoe. Tevas and Chacos are a little more pricy but will likely hold up all through your college years. Although they are not all season, they are the classic outdoor adventure shoe. Is it really summer without those chaco tan lines?
This guide is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to adventure gear. What are your must have adventure gear items? Happy Hammocking!