For those who love to wander and explore, we dug through the best of the best for this Sports & Outdoors Week feature. For outdoor adventure seekers we found everything from a microfiber towel to an unfettered energy bar. Take a look below at some top tier brands who would make the perfect adventure companion.
Have you ever wanted to feel like a true super hero either at the beach or just hanging poolside? Well, you’re in luck. Snappy Towels has created a product to fill this void. Not only can you snap this wearable towel and wear it like a badass cape, you can snap it around your waist for quick beach changes, and you can even attach multiple towels together to make a large beach blanket.
In terms of size and material, Snappy Towels are big enough for the beach or to warm up after a swim, yet compact enough to take anywhere, and feel great when you use them. This textured microfiber is sand-resistant, making it a great beach companion. Combine the unique fabric with 6 pairs of BPA-free plastic snaps (so they don’t rust, cut, or damage laundry machines) and you’ve got a patent-pending, wearable microfiber swim towel that doubles as a cover-up, a change robe, a poncho for warming up or blocking the sun.
This wearable, microfiber swim towel makes an awesome travel towel you can check out Snappy Towels in this month’s Swimfluence monthly subscription box for competitive swimmers!
Crosskix launched a Kickstarter after they noticed there were few brands competing in the foam composite footwear category. They wanted to build a more functional, athletic and attractive shoe. After a rocky start on Kickstarter due to their campaign getting taken down due to compliance rules, they revised their campaign, relaunched, and hit their goal within two days.After launching their Kickstarter campaign in 2013, Crosskix soon acquired distributors in Mexico and Dubai.
Crosskix designs multi-functional athletic shoes in the foam composite footwear category. Excellent for any type of water activities and sports but comfortable enough for daily lifestyle use.
Otium was created by a group of outdoors enthusiasts who believed that the act and art of getting outside to pursue passion was too cumbersome. The racks on the market were either ridiculously expensive or only served limited needs. The SoftRack is intended to me a simple, all-in-one rack for the everyday adventurer.
Anyone with a hobby can use this product. Whether you’re moving cities with tons of gear (seriously, one of the founders used his rack for that), or just cruising around the city, the Otium SoftRack is built for all aspects of life and sourced with the highest quality materials.
Pro tip – The SoftRack is so compact that is counts as a carryon when traveling. This allows explorers to save money when renting a vehicle!
For those outdoor lovers who are always on the go, hiking through crevasses or exploring caves, Brunton has products that will keep you safe, keep your electronics charged, and guide you all the way to wherever your adventures take you.
Brunton has been creating outdoor gear and optics since 1894. With everything from navigation products to portable power, this brand brand will keep you on track and powered up. Brunton’s unique 3 part product “Power Forward” ecosystem offers a unified collection of products designed for the next generation of outdoor enthusiasts to generate, store and utilize power with one simple goal: Stay Outside Longer.
Brunton takes cutting-edge technology and adapts it into innovative products – heated camping chairs, sleeping bag mats and vests for chilly winter camping, bluetooth controlled lanterns with integrated speakers and lights that flash to the beat of the music, vibram wrapped weatherproof power chargers to keep phones and usb devices at the ready – are a few of the latest products from Brunton!
As an aspiring snack food company, the founder of Skout Organic observed many of the existing “healthy” snack foods were filled with high-fructose corn syrup and artificial ingredients. Since 2008, the Skout team has worked diligently to make delicious, clean snack foods available.
With no refined sugars or added fillers, Skout Organic energy bars and raw, organic pumpkin seeds are the perfect fuels for athletes on any adventure. We love meaning behind the brand name too – scout [skout] v. to find by seeking, searching, or exploring.
Kelly Kettle is a brand passionate about enjoying life outdoors. Kelly Kettle hails from West of Ireland, where the Kelly Kettle has been an essential piece of camping equipment for Irish Fishermen for generations. Kelly Kettle is a fourth generation family run business. Historically, it was a very small ‘Cottage’ business and originally was a bit of a hobby for the founders. In fact, Kelly Kettle will be celebrating 125yrs in 2016 and their head office is still situated in Ireland just 400 meters from where the first kettle was created.
Kelly Kettles are quite unique in that you create a simple stick or wood fire inside the middle of the kettle! The water is contained in a double walled jacket that acts as a chimney around and above the fire. The large surface area of the inner chimney heats very quickly bringing the water to a boil in super-fast time. The fire is protected from wind and rain so, the kettle works absolutely perfectly in even the most extreme of weather.
The kettles will work anywhere, anytime, burn anything, are eco-friendly, super fast, simple to use and you won’t need to worry about buying or carrying fuel.
For those who love to adventure and never leave home without their trusty GoPro, XShot makes high quality action camera poles to capture all the action. What began as a simple quest to get better vacation photos quickly transformed and now goes far beyond the brand’s original idea thanks to the thousands of XShot sports fans and their own outdoors and action seeking ways.
The XShot has been the quality reference in the travel and camera accessory industry first, and we soon realized that because of its features and superior quality, more and more people were using them to capture the action and intense memories while doing extreme sports.
The rise of the ubiquitous GoPro and action sport cameras pushed the brand even further, and they’re now working with athletes who are soaring above while paragliding, or exploring deep in the oceans of the world. XShot vows to keep making gear that’s solid, smart and is something that the team at XShot would want to use themselves.
Lockstraps was born after the founder had three motorcycles stolen from him out of the back of his truck. Having a degree in criminal law, he knew that 90% of stolen items are done so without tools so he wanted something tougher for thieves to get through. He owned all kinds of locks and cables, but they all took too long to lock up his items.
Lockstraps offer the only “locking” tie down strap on the market so no matter what you put in the back of your pick up truck, on a sports field, on an open trailer, or any where outside, your sporting goods and valuables will be locked up in seconds.
Rick Young Outdoors
For those who always have a pair of binoculars with them at all times, this product from Rick Young Outdoors is for you. After creating a hunting tv show and having over 20 years of experience in the outdoors industry, the founder saw a need for a better binocular harness system.
Rick has been all over the world and has logged countless hours listening to other hunters share their problems with their equipment. Use the bino harness and have your binoculars readily accessible for whatever crosses your path.
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