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
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.
Patagonia - Ultralight Black Hole Mini Hip Pack 1L
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.
Ceramic Reusable Bottle
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.
Roberts Radio - 320 Bluetooth Speaker
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.