Big-Ticket Splurges for the Garage
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From a $150 cooler to a $645 SUP, this list exclusively features gear that enables adventure.
Isle Cruiser Soft Top Paddleboard Kit ($645)
Why a soft-top SUP? Because you’re not in a race. The Isle Cruiser Soft Top Paddleboard kit includes a paddle and bungees to hold your gear.
Atlas Elektra Access Snowshoes ($180)
The cruisers of the snowshoe world, the Atlas Elektra Access snowshoes have a light aluminum build, minimal toe crampons, and a tough heel-lift bar for casual winter jaunts in the woods.
Kammok Firebelly Trail Quilt ($299)
Made of cozy down for warmth and ripstop nylon for hardiness, Kammok’s Firebelly Trail quilt can be used as a blanket or cinched with drawcords up top for a cozy coccoon.
Yeti Panga 50L Duffel ($300)
Dunk it, drag it, strap it anywhere. Yeti’s new Panga 50L duffel has six lash points and is made from bomber high-density, laminated nylon that’s 100 percent waterproof, so it performs just as well as a drybag.
The North Face Ventrix Jacket ($199)
The North Face Ventrix jacket is quite possibly the most versatile layer we’ve ever worn. It boasts synthetic insulation with perforations that start small when it’s cold and you’re hunkering down, then expand as you move and heat up. It served us well on shoulder-season outdoor runs and under shells when we ventured into the high alpine.
Coleman 54-Quart Steel Belted Cooler ($150)
Car camping goes retro with the Coleman 54-Quart Steel Belted cooler, which features a classic painted-steel exterior, can keep ice frozen for up to four days, and has a rock-sturdy lid.