Gift Guide: Casual Camping, Kayaking + Outdoor Cooking

Essential items to elevate your next outdoor adventure

Weekends spent outside the city hopefully provide an all-important opportunity to relax, but activities like camping, hiking, outdoor cooking and kayaking also offer the chance to reconnect with nature. To make the most out of a weekend in the woods or on creeks and rivers, one needs the essentials, but there are some extra accessories that can elevate a trip from enjoyable to excellent. From …

Eagle Creek’s Durable, Lightweight Cargo Hauler

The roomy duffle bag can be carried multiple ways and packs down into a pocket

On a recent camping trip for a desert music festival, carrying an overstuffed duffle was a regrettable choice—all weekend long. It was extremely heavy, and the only way to carry it was a rough strap that seemed to leave permanent groove in my shoulder. Eagle Creek’s Cargo Hauler Duffle promises to be flexible to your needs—not the other way around. The San Diego-based travel luggage …

Hammam 34 Turkish Towels

An Amsterdam duo's functional take on the spirit of adventuresome travels

Traditional Turkish towels add more than a spirited touch to a modern bathroom; the centuries-old design also serves as an ideal travel companion. Typically uber-soft, the towel’s woven cotton fabric takes up far less room than a normal towel, allowing you to throw it in a beach tote for myriad uses or pack it in your suitcase when you need to be a self-sufficient house …