ad-ven­ture out

Car­dio rou­tine get­ting stale? Take it out­side! You’ll burn just as many calo­ries on a chal­leng­ing hike or river pad­dle as you would in the gym — and the vi­ta­min D and sense of ad­ven­ture are com­pletely free! Be­fore you leave civ­i­liza­tion for the wilder­ness

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1 | Mer­rell Chameleon 7 Mid Wa­ter­proof Hik­ing Boots

The trails can be un­pre­dictable, but you’ll be pre­pared for rain, mud, un­even ground and slip­pery gravel in these ul­tra-durable (yet re­mark­ably comfy and light­weight) hik­ing boots. A built-in air cush­ion aids in shock ab­sorp­tion, while the molded heel cre­ates a snug, stable fit. mer­rell.com $170

2 | Wig­wam CL2 Hiker Crew Socks

Foot love be­gins with a pair of well-con­structed socks. These cush­ioned, midrise crew socks are de­signed to pro­tect your toot­sies from all the per­ils of out­door ad­ven­ture, in­clud­ing blis­ters, sweat and foot funk. wig­wam.com $16

3 | Mys­tery Ranch Coulee 25

This light­weight day­pack gets an A+ for com­fort, thanks to a padded waist belt and its Fu­tura Yoke, which al­lows you to ad­just the fit ac­cord­ing to the length of your torso. A three­zip­per de­sign and stretchy ex­ter­nal pock­ets make it easy to ac­cess your gear with min­i­mal dig­ging. mys­teryranch.com $169

4 | Out­door Re­search Som­bri­o­let Sun Hat

Made with UPF 50+ fab­ric, this sun hat pro­vides all­day cov­er­age for the trail, sum­mit or open wa­ter. Its wide brim shields your face, eyes and neck, and a com­bi­na­tion of sweatwick­ing fab­ric and vents keeps your head cool in heat and hu­mid­ity. out­door­re­search.com $42

5 | In­tex Ex­plorer K2 Kayak

If lack of stor­age for a tra­di­tional kayak is keep­ing you land­locked, this in­flat­able (and su­per af­ford­able) op­tion will change your week­ends. Con­structed from durable vinyl, the Ex­plorer K2 sup­ports up to 400 pounds and is ideal for lakes and gen­tle rivers. It comes with a re­pair patch, two alu­minum oars and a man­ual hand pump. in­tex­corp.com $120

6 | Al­lTrails App

This easy-to-use app pro­vides more than 50,000 hik­ing trails and moun­tain bike routes for peo­ple of all fit­ness and ex­pe­ri­ence lev­els. A GPS tracker keeps you on the right path and al­lows you to record and share your ac­tiv­ity. play.google.com free, or for Al­lTrails Pro $30/year

7 | Amer­ica the Beau­ti­ful An­nual Pass

If you’ve ever dreamed of hik­ing through the Grand Canyon, see­ing Mount St. He­lens up close or ex­plor­ing the Red Rocks Na­tional Con­ser­va­tion Area, this is (lit­er­ally) your ticket to ad­ven­ture. This pass gives you — and any­one else in your ve­hi­cle — ac­cess to more than 2,000 na­tional parks, wildlife refuges and forests. store.usgs.gov/pass $80

CON­NECT WITH MOTHER NA­TURE WHILE YOU GET YOUR FIT ON WITH THESE ES­SEN­TIALS.

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