All the Essentials You Need for a Weekend in the Woods

From the best pack to the watch that can take you from the city to the crunch of leaves underfoot, these are our outdoor weekend essentials.

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Fall is one of the best times to dust off your hiking boots and get out of the city. The warm oppressive air of the summer has finally subsided and there is plenty to do — from mountain biking, camping or just taking a hike through nature. The leaves are changing and to get the best of it, you should leave the city behind, take in the fresh air and stretch your cramped muscles in the wide-open spaces. From the best pack for the journey, to how to identify the flora and the watch that can take you from the metropolis to the sound of leaves crunching underfoot, these are our outdoor weekend essentials.

The Watch


The Nixon Ripley is a watch built to handle both the city and the outdoors. With a display that shows you the digital time, temperature and altitude, you can use the Ripley out in the backcountry for a variety of outdoor activities and adventures. It also features a chronograph, an alarm, second timezone and day/date complications. And when you are off the trail and back in the concrete jungle, you can activate “City Mode” — hiding the digital functions and leaving you with just a handsome analog face. The Ripley is the ideal outdoor companion to keep strapped to your wrist all week long.

Buy Now: $200

The Other Essentials

Lupine Day Pack by Rivendell Mountain Works $153
X-T30 Camera by Fujifilm $799
The Ellis by The James Brand $99
Spicy Buffalo Jerky and Organic Inca Berry and Almond Bar by Patagonia Provisions Varies
Tree Finder: A Manual for Identification of Trees by their Leaves by May Theilgaard Watts $5
The Map Notebook by Best Made Co. $28
Flexible Water Bottle by HydraPak $20
The Bridger Fleece 5 Panel Hat by Coal Headwear $34

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