The outdoor edit: 10 essentials for making the great outdoors even greater

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23 May 2022
The outdoor edit: 10 essentials for making the great outdoors even greater

Wherever you go outdoors, failing to plan is planning to fail – here’s Woo’s picks of water bottles, enduring garms, and campside essentials

New discoveries made during the lockdowns of the past two years, the enduring climate crisis, and a worldwide reaction to screen-fuelled anxiety has meant that getting outside and reconnecting with nature is an everlasting trend.

Whether you have access to a craggy moorland or a pint-sized local park, a daily walk outside has proven mental and physical health benefits. Practicality took over fashion during the pandemic and, for many of us, it’s still present. Salomons XTC to the Tesco Express? North Face on the brain? Decathlon your biggest bank drainer? And when you’re venturing outdoors, here’s to being as prepped as we are slick, from premium water bottles to nature-friendly speakers.

Below, explore the Woo outdoor edit of products and necessities for levelling up your outdoor drip.

Yeti - Roadie 24 Cool Box

Yeti - Roadie 24 Cool Box

£ 200.00

No long distance road trip of any sort is complete without a cool box to keep drinks and perishables, well, cool. But the YETI Roadie 24 Cool Box has something that most others don’t: dimensions specifically catering to bottles of wine. Just don’t drink them when you’re driving, obviously.

Snow Peak - Field Barista Coffee Dripper

Snow Peak - Field Barista Coffee Dripper

£ 64.00

Coffee freaks won’t need to forgo the good stuff while camping with the Snow Peak Coffee Dripper. It disassembles into six pieces that fit perfectly into its accompanying travel case so your caffeine hit can be as convenient as it is essential.

Klean Kanteen - Insulated TKCanister 16oz

Klean Kanteen - Insulated TKCanister 16oz

£ 29.95

Whether you want to keep soup hot (for 7 hours) or ice cream cold (for 25 hours), the Klean Kanteen Food Canister does the job perfectly. This doesn’t make deciding what to put in it any easier, though, so it’s perhaps sensible to invest in a few.

Patagonia - Ultralight Black Hole Mini Hip Pack 1L

Patagonia - Ultralight Black Hole Mini Hip Pack 1L

£ 25.00

Whether you refer to this as a waist bag or a bum bag or a fanny pack, the fact remains: being hands-free is a massive help when you’re gallivanting about outside. Don’t ask us to help you choose which colour to get, because we can’t decide either.

Rumpl - Beer Blanket

Rumpl - Beer Blanket

£ 6.00

Whatever the temperature outside, beer is always best enjoyed cold. But you don’t want your hands to get cold when it’s already freezing, do you? And that’s where the Rumpl Beer Blanket comes in.

Snow Peak - Pack & Carry Fireplace

Snow Peak - Pack & Carry Fireplace

£ 99.00

Whether you use this in your garden or the great(er) outdoors, it’s a convenient way to get a fire going. Fires being majestic things for both cooking on and staring at, in case you didn’t know.

Popping bottles

Ceramic Reusable Bottle

Ceramic Reusable Bottle

Frank Green
£ 34.99

You have absolutely no business whatsoever using plastic bottles on your solo trips with all the chic bottle options available. Our go-to is this Frank Green Reusable Bottle. Not only does it maintain either a hot or cold temperature while keeping your drink tasting just right (metallic flavour water is not a vibe), it’s also sleek and compact, and promises zero bag spillages.

Cotton On

Picnic Blanket

Picnic Blanket

Cotton On
£ 6.00

If you’ve exhausted the rooms in your house, grab a picnic blanket and head into your garden or local park to lay out for a bit. While you’re at it, bring a journal to write down how you were feeling inside or to sketch what you see in nature.

Outlery - Reusable Cutlery Set

Outlery - Reusable Cutlery Set

£ 46.00

We appreciate the punny brand name of the Outlery Reusable Cutlery Set almost as much as the fact it’s a reusable cutlery set. Containing a fork, spoon, knife and chopsticks, it has all you need to eat with ease outside – many times over!

Classic Speaker

Roberts Radio - 320 Bluetooth Speaker

Roberts Radio - 320 Bluetooth Speaker

Classic Speaker
£ 114.00

Whether you’ve prepped an eight-hour playlist of mellow beats or a one-hour refresher playlist of all your favourite songs – a charged, portable bluetooth speaker is essential. Bring this yellow one from Roberts with you as you float from room to room around the house or stick it on your bedside table to create a more relaxing ambiance.

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