Whether you are headed out of town for a long weekend visiting friends or rushing out of the city to hit the trails and take in the changing autumn leaves, it’s important to get out of the hustle and take a breath. As the nights get longer, it’s also important not to forget nature — find moments to enjoy and soak it all up. You don’t need to go far — it can be as close as where the blacktop meets the grass or an adventure far off the beaten path that you have never taken before. No matter where it may be, these are the Backcountry tools that will help make the trip a success and let you worry about what is really important — getting out of the concrete jungle and feeling the crunch of leaves under your feet.
The right bag can make or break any trip, no matter how long or short. If your most essential piece of kit isn’t up to snuff, you’ll likely get off on the wrong foot. The Backcountry All Around 60L Duffel is up for any task. From rushing through the airport to rugged traveling far from anything, the 60L is the ideal size. It has stowable shoulder straps so that you can convert this duffel into a decent haversack. Keeping with the no-nonsense Backcountry tradition, the duffel is also outfitted with a waterproof internal compartment for keeping wet clothing away from the dry, along with an assortment of smaller pockets to organize your personal affects. Made from a hardwearing tarp, you can be sure the All Around 60L Duffel will go around with you for quite a while. You can snap up the duffel — and all the rest of the featured products — from Backcountry.com with the code GEARPATROL20 for 20% off (exclusions apply).
The Other Essentials
Terrex Free Hiker Boot by Adidas Outdoor $200
Coach’s Pant by Reigning Champ $170
Whale Patch Crew Sweatshirt by Mollusk $68
Pierce Sunglasses by RAEN $140
Granite Beanie by Backcountry $20