Gearing Up for the Great Outdoors – Alyssa Nelsen

woman outside with Hunter boots

Gearing Up for the Great Outdoors

In partnership with our friends at Hunter

So you finally threw down for a pair of hiking boots, maybe bought a park pass, and solidified a road trip to that glamping destination you’ve been talking about driving to since March.

This is the year of the domestic adventure, and there are certain things one should always be prepared with in case of campfires, impromptu drives through leafy landscapes, setting foot on or around a mountain, or any of 2020’s other social-distancing-friendly doings you might get after in the coming months.

  1. THE TRAILBLAZERS

    Come rain or shine, a great outdoorsy shoe with traction, support, and all-around comfort tops the list of nonnegotiables. Think of them as the four-wheel drive of shoes: great in the city, even better in off-road mode.


  2. Hunter Gloss Chelsea Boot

    Hunter
    Boots
    Hunter, $135

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  3. Common Projects sneakers

    Common Projects
    sneakers
    goop, $517

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  4. Hunter Insulated Roll Top Sherpa Boot

    Hunter
    Boots
    Hunter, $135

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  5. Hoka One One Hiking sneaker

    HOKA One One
    Hiking sneakers
    HOKA, $170

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  1. THE BASE LAYERS

    Whatever level of activity you’re doing, staying comfortable starts with a solid base layer—be it a stealth support system, a bodysuit that never rides up, stripes that prefer the scenic route, or a lightweight pullover that can hang around your waist if you start to overheat.


  2. Matek Turtleneck Bodysuit

    Matek
    Bodysuit
    Moda Operandi, $100

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  3. A.P.C. x goop longsleeve tee

    A.P.C. x goop
    top
    goop, $165

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  4. G. Sport x Proenza Schouler sports bra

    G. Sport x Proenza Schouler
    sports bra
    goop, $125

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  5. Monrow SWEATSHIRT

    Monrow
    SWEATSHIRT
    goop, $120

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  1. THE ELEMENT-BRAVERS

    The swiftest way to look cool and stay warm? A hypersensible shell. They can go practical (the more pockets, the better); they can go playful (colorblocking is your friend here); they can go high-performance (windproof insulation FTW).


  2. Patagonia vest

    Patagonia
    vest
    Patagonia, $149

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  3. COS parka

    COS
    parka
    COS, $225

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  4. Loro Piana jacket

    Loro Piana
    jacket
    Loro Piana, $2,995

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  5. Adidas by Stella McCartney jacket

    Adidas by Stella McCartney
    jacket
    goop, $220

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  1. THE EVERY-SCENARIO-POSSIBLE PANTS

    Hitting the trails, hopping on an electric bike, or embracing all there is to love about lodge life (we’re here for it), these play-the-field pants are master adapters.


  2. Thom Browne track pant

    Thom Browne
    pants
    Farfetch, $750

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  3. alo yoga pant

    Alo Yoga
    Leggings
    Alo Yoga, $138

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  4. Toteme PANTS

    Toteme
    PANTS
    goop, $195

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  5. G. Label JP WORKWEAR JEANS

    G. Label
    JP WORKWEAR JEANS
    goop, $295

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  1. THE WARM EMBRACE

    Some things just go together. Like hot cider, fuzzy socks—and a better-than-a-blanket sweater. And if you think these layers look cozy from where you’re sitting, just wait till you’ve got one wrapped around you in the wild.


  2. Staud sweater

    Staud
    sweater
    Staud, $295

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  3. G. Label FRIST WIDE-RIB TURTLENECK

    G. Label
    FRIST WIDE-RIB
    TURTLENECK

    goop, $595

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  4. Toteme ZIP SWEATER

    Toteme
    SWEATER
    goop, $650

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  5. Moncler x JW Anderson sweater

    Moncler x JW Anderson
    sweater
    Moncler, $945

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  1. THE UP-FOR-
    WHATEVER SET

    If you don’t already own some version of a matching set, you might be doing 2020 wrong. Not only do they take the guesswork out of getting ready; they’re as cute as they are comfortable and take nature walks to the next level.


  2. Les Tien sweatshirt

    Les Tien
    sweatshirt
    goop, $197

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  3. Les Tien shorts

    Les Tien
    shorts
    goop, $142

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  4. Live the Process sports bra

    Live the Process
    sports bra
    Net-a-Porter, $98

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  5. Live the Process legging

    Live the Process
    leggings
    Net-a-Porter, $128

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  1. THE NICE-TO-HAVES

    Do you need a set of waterproof binos? Or a camouflage-cord case for toting your phone crossbody? Not exactly. But in the spirit of being prepared for anything, some tricked-out tech and gadgets for going off-grid never hurt. Gearheads, eat your heart out.


  2. G. Label ANORAK FACE COVERING

    G. Label
    ANORAK FACE COVERING
    goop, $75

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  3. Loewe baseball cap

    Loewe
    cap
    Loewe, $305

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  4. Hermès apple watch & band

    Hermès
    apple watch and band
    Hermès, $1,449

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  5. Nikon binoculars

    Nikon
    binoculars
    REI, $499

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  6. Tory Sport fanny pack

    Tory Sport
    fanny pack
    Tory Burch, $148

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  7. XOUXOU phone case & rope

    XOUXOU
    phone case
    XOUXOU, $68

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  8. Falke wool socks

    Falke
    socks
    Net-a-Porter, $27

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  1. THE SKIN SAVIORS

    When it comes to the “what else should I bring” question, we subscribe to the KISS principle (keep it simple, stupid): a brilliant balm for happy lips, clean mineral SPF for any exposed skin, fanny-pack-able face wipes for posthike grime, and the one spray you’ll be glad you brought at golden hour.


  2. Ursa Major face wipes

    Ursa Major
    face wipes
    goop, $24

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  3. Dr. Barbara Sturm LIP BALM

    Dr. Barbara Sturm
    LIP BALM
    goop, $55

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  4. Kinfield bug spray

    Kinfield
    bug spray
    goop, $22

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  5. The Organic Pharmacy sunscreen

    The Organic Pharmacy
    sunscreen
    goop, $69

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