Zappos Blogs: Outdoor
She loves the great outdoors and spending quality time taking in the scenery. The Outdoor Woman looks for comfort and performance when it comes to her overall style. Her active life demands outfits that can keep up with all of her outdoor adventures.
Our stylists put this easy-going outfit together with cool comfort at the top of the priority list. The organic cotton tee, easy cargo shorts and eco-friendly sneakers are perfect for both laid-back or adventure-filled weekends.
With all the hot temperatures and high humidity most of us are currently experiencing, we can’t help but crave a little amphibious outdoor fun. But first, getting the right gear for such an excursion is very important. That’s where the Columbia Drainmaker™ comes in!
This ingenious shoe not only has the superior drainage needed to tackle any wet terrain, it dries super fast and has excellent grip on wet surfaces. All in all, our perfect go-to shoe for a weekend of fun by the river…or just a great everyday lightweight shoe you’ll want to live in.
Check out the video below to learn more about the awesome technology behind the Columbia Drainmaker:
We think there’s no better way to reconnect with Mother Nature than a nice camping excursion. Take advantage of the nice summer weather and hit your favorite trails and camp grounds for some R&R and fresh air. But before you do, we’ve rounded up a couple of our must-have camping gear to make your outing that much more enjoyable.
1. Big Agnes Lost Ranger Long sleeping bag: On chilly nights, this super-light mummy sleeping bag protects you against drafts while keeping you as snug as a bug.
2. Black Diamond Vista double-wall tent: This durable three-person tent stays put even in high winds.
3. Kelty Luma Camp Lantern: This weather-resistant battery-powered lantern is a versatile must-have for all your camping trips.
4. Kelty Lowdown folding chair: Not just for tailgating, this durable and comfy chair is great for kicking back in the great outdoors.
6. Adventure Medical Kits First Aid 2.0: It’s always a good idea to have a first aid kit handy for unexpected scrapes, pains and allergic reactions. This one is perfectly portable for camping and hiking.
7. Big Agnes Clearview Air Pad: This adds extra cushioning inside your tent for a great night’s sleep.
Father’s Day is only a few days away, so we thought we’d dedicate a few posts this week to dear ol’ dad.
Today’s handy gift guide is for the outdoorsy dad. You know the type; he’d rather spend the day hiking and fishing than being in the office. If he sounds familiar to you, then we’ve got a few gift ideas that will surely make him smile.
Thank your outdoorsy dad for all the camping and fishing trips he took you on with these giftable outdoor essentials (Clockwise from left):
Keen Newport H2 sandals: This Keen classic will be his new best friend out on the great outdoors. Its durable, quick-drying materials ensure that he’ll stay comfortable even when the terrain gets wet and slippery.
Columbia Bonehead™ Short Sleeve Shirt: He’ll love those fishing trips with the boys even more with this Omni-Shade® UPF 30 fishing shirt on his back!
Everyone knows that The North Face is a brand that is synonymous with the great outdoors and outdoor enthusiasts. But did you know that The North Face is an avid supporter and partner of Outdoor Nation? Outdoor Nation is an organization founded by a community of young “Outsiders” where young people can fuel their passion for the outdoors.
The North Face is one of Outdoor Nation’s founding partners and inventors, supporting the nationwide initiative to mobilize youth in an outdoor movement. Outdoor Nation hosts summits across the country, lead various outdoor outings and award innovative young “Outsiders” for their great ideas towards the movement.
Getting the nation’s youth excited to partake in outdoor activities and live the outdoor lifestyle is an effort that The North Face and Outdoor Nation are truly passionate about. As the Outdoor Nation puts it, it’s a movement toward outdoor social networking!
Check out outdoornation.org to learn more!
Get out there this summer! (Left-Right:) Keen Summer Golden Slip-on in Rust, Keen Denver Sandal in Tobacco, Keen Kids Girls' Newport H2 in Moonlight Mauve Print, Keen Kids Boys' Newport H2 in Black/Greenery
If your day-to-day routine has left you feeling like a hamster on a wheel, why not break free this summer by taking the family out to enjoy the great outdoors? Escape the daily grind with a leisurely family hike, a fun bike ride, or head out on a quick weekend excursion. Even taking just 15 minutes out of your hectic day for playtime can really do wonders on your overall outlook and mood.
Remember, you don’t stop playing when you get older; you get older because you stop playing!
Check out this fun Keen video reminding us to take time out for play:
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