52 Perfect Days - Best Gear & Gadgets to explore the outdoors


As reported earlier at 52 Perfect Days, states like Oregon and Washington have begun to open up especially to those looking to recreate in the outdoors. For those looking for gear to explore the outdoors, the Outdoor Retailer’s online show featured some new products. Here are some of the highlights. 


Items every outdoor enthusiast needs to own. Here is the best new outdoor gear and gadgets for 2020! Best Gear to Explore Outdoors.

Photo credit: Merry People, Merrell

From Merrell, the Choprock hiker designed for men and women has a Vibram® Megagrip™ outsole that grips on slick terrain. An integrated toe bumper, Kinetic Fit™ BASE removable contoured EVA insole and a Hyperlock™ molded TPU heel counter provides stability and comfort especially when hiking. This shoe’s synthetic mesh and webbing upper works well in the water while the Hydramorph™ midsole channels and ports provide air ventilation and water evacuation. Unlike many water shoes, the design of this shoe keeps debris out, so one can traverse over sandy and rocky areas without ending up with a shoe full of sand and pebbles.    Natural Remedies to Stay Healthy When Traveling

As Merry Peoples 100% waterproof boots are both stylish and practical, they’re perfect for those who want to keep their feet dry albeit camping, walking on the beach, or chilling to a music festival. These boots are built with quality neoprene and natural rubber and tested for below-freezing temperatures. The flexible neoprene lining makes these boots easy to slip on and off, while built-in arch support allows one to wear these boots all day. 

Photo Credit: Extreme Mist, AllOuter, GCI Outdoor

Keep hydrated when hiking, biking, cycling, or other outdoor pursuits with the ExtremeMist® PCS “Just Add Water” hydration backpack. Just press a button and a refreshing, cool mist can help cool you down while on the go. Control the amount of mist with an 8-speed wireless remote-control and two sizes of misting nozzles. Also, one can drink from this same hydration pack system. There’s 9 compartments/pockets for snacks, wallet and other small accessories. Add the waist pack attachment to carry extra hydration bottles and gear. 

Pack along AllOuter’s Pack Out-Collapsible Travel Backpack and be ready for an unplanned adventure. The backpack collapses down to 8″x8″ so it takes almost no room in one’s luggage. When opened, this lightweight 18L water-resistant backpack can carry the essentials needed for a day hike such as a wallet, light lunch, water bottle, notepad, pens, sunglasses, keys, maps, and a lightweight picnic blanket. Also, this backpack is ideal for cycling as it doesn’t have nearly the weight of a heavier backpack.

Pair this backpack with their Chill Out Active Stretch Gloves. These very comfortable gloves have touchscreen fingertips and an extensive grip pattern that enable one to maneuver a smartphone without removing the gloves. Also, these gloves can work as a mitten liner during the winter months.

Take a seat anywhere with the PackSeat™ portable stool. This stool made of powder-coated aluminum sets up in seconds thanks to the Shock-Cord Construction™ that snaps the legs into place. The Anti-Splay Reinforcement Panel™ offers added strength and grounded leg stability. Transport this stool with the carry bag which can be attached to any belt or bag. 

Photo Credit: Case Knives

Dine outdoors in style with Case Knives’ Amber Bone Peach Seed Jig Hobo®. The Hobo contains a knife, fork, and spoon that can be opened for dining. When done, the Hobo® folds like a standard pocket knife. Open it and the handle splits apart into a separate knife, fork, and spoon. Slide the handle together and it folds up like a standard pocket knife. The knife constructed with Case Tru-Sharp™ stainless steel, which is a special high-carbon steel that keeps the knife sharper longer than with conventional pocket knives. 

Wick sweat away in comfort with the unisex Junk headband. Made with a blend of 89% polyester and 111% spandex, this headband keeps one cool and comfortable while also looking stylish. When the weather dips, slip on their colorful fleece ear warmer. This fabric (92% polyester/% Spandex) will wick away moisture while also providing warmth. Both products are one size and designed to fit most people. 

Photo Credit: Junk Brands, Banner & Oa, Grip6 Belt Company.

From the Grip6 Belt Company comes a line of lightweight comfortable unisex belts designed to keep one’s pants secure without weighing one down. These belts lie flat with no moving parts so they don’t dig into the skin, show through one’s pants or shorts, or have the buckle suddenly come undone. Choose from colors ranging from subtle nature to very bright. 

Banner & Oak’s ladies fit Trek cap made with 100% cotton buttery twill fabric represents a solid stylish had that works well in any situation. Pair this with one of their outdoors themed ladies’ shirts made from 60% Cotton/40% Polyester for a soft buttery feel. 

Photo Credit: Project Sunscreen, Nature’s Willow

Keep protected from the sun with Project Sunscreen’s range of products for children and adults. Their water resistant and ocean & reef friendly sunscreens (SPF 50) contain 100% mineral active ingredients, including naturally-derived zinc oxide. An easy roll-on applicator enables the sunscreen to go on smoothly and quickly with no white residue left behind. A patent-pending cap topper keeps the sunscreen securely hooked to a tote bag or backpack. 

After a full day of recreating, treat any aches and pains naturally with Nature’s Willow Balm Pain Relieving Cream. This cream combines the counter-irritant properties of camphor, eucalyptus, and menthol with botanical analgesics (white willow bark, helichrysum, and lavender) to provide topical relief. Also, Nature’s Willow Bug Bite Balm Itch Cream provides natural relief from the pain and itch from insect bites. 

Photo Credit: Brightz, Ltd.

Those looking for a fun party atmosphere for their campsite or outside patio should check out the offerings from Brightz, Ltd. Their battery operated LED lights can brighten up outdoor canopies, basketball hoops, coolers, cornhole tosses, floral arrangements, and other outdoor structures by creating a fun festive mood. Also, they offer LED bike lights for those desiring to trick out their bikes for a festive evening ride. These lights come in a range of colors, so one can pick their favorite color combos that can set a particular mood.

Items every outdoors enthusiast needs to own. Here is the best new outdoor gear and gadgets for 2020! Best Gear to Explore Outdoors