Spring break’s just around the corner, and the trip possibilities are endless. It’s that time of year when everyone’s doing something different; some people are going to the beach, while others are heading to the slopes. And of course, there’s always the paddlers and campers. Wherever you’re going, you’re probably looking to keep your drink cool and indulge in some extreme relaxation.
We’ve taken the diversity of spring break into account in this comprehensive gear guide, where you’ll find products for paddling and snowshoeing, car camping and general traveling.
Coolers & Drinkware
For a lot of people, spring break means time spent in the sun. And time spent in the sun means easily transported cold drinks is a priority. Here are a few picks from our gear guide that will guarantee your beverage(s) of choice are portable and never reach that undrinkable lukewarm temperature:
I mean… Do I have to go into the advantages of this handy accessory? It’s spring break. You know you want one.
Car Camping + General Travel
Eureka! Spring break is the perfect time to go camping, before the stifling 40+ degree heat and mosquitoes of summer make you reconsider the sweat fest that is summer camping (at least in Texas). This pick, equipped with interior vertical walls, is great for families, two couples, four single people… whatever combination of camping crew you feel comfortable sharing a tent with.
Planning on more elaborate meals than trail mix and sandwiches on your camping trip? GSI will improve your base camp cooking game. Easy to clean and easy to pack, this set brings anything you’d ever need from your home kitchen into the outdoors.
Waking up slowly to natural light streaming into your tent is a wonderful feeling… unless you’re distracted by the aching of your sore back from a night of sleeping on the cold, rocky ground. The insulation of a sleeping bag alone be enough, but you can avoid all that by investing in a sleeping pad – this compact one only takes 10 – 15 breaths to blow up!
I associate the word “chill” with a hammock. Honestly, I can’t really think of anything more relaxing than being suspended from two trees; if you string a hammock up on a camping trip, you’ll always find a person napping or reading in it! This affordable pick from ENO comes in a lot of different colors, and the fact that it’s incredibly lightweight makes it a great addition to a backpacking adventure as well!
We’ve focused a lot on water activities because that’s our main thing. However, we totally recognize that some people are more into snowsports during spring break and yes, we DO sell snow stuff! Like these awesome snowshoe kits: