CamelBak’s innovative backpacks are the better water bottle -- they obviate the need for disposable water bottles, which create excess waste. The originator of the sustainable, hands-free hydration pack, CamelBak designs sacks that hold a large water pouch (or “Antidote Reservoir,” in CamelBak-speak) that hook up to a filter and an insulated, straw-like tube (the Quick-Link system). The tube is long enough so that, when thirst calls, you can sip without interrupting your biking, hiking, or whatever else you’re doing. Launched in 1988, CamelBak was founded by Michael Eidson, whose long distance bike-riding in the Texas heat inspired the idea for a convenient hydration pack. The M.U.L.E., the Scorpion, the Kicker (for kids), and other packs feature roomy side pockets and compression straps to make your outdoorsy adventures a breeze, while CamelBak’s standard water bottles, like the water-filter feature of the Groove, help you live more sustainably at home and work. Based in California, CamelBak also designs tactical gloves, backpacks (like the Transformer and Talon) and other gear for military and police forces around the world.
These workout essentials will put fitness within easy reach. Yogis will love the mats, bolsters, and more from Manduka, and everything from jump ropes to toning tubes by TKO that make it simple to sneak in a quick calorie-burn session.
You may have waited until the eleventh hour to snap up your holiday gifts, but who has to know? These chic, last-minute finds will wow everyone on your list, from scented candles and cashmere robes for her to printed socks and leather belts for him to cheeky beer mugs and pop art prints for the home.
See off your always-on-the-move loved ones in style. This selection of travel gifts will appeal to the weekend road-tripper and the globetrotter alike—think wallets and passport covers, stylish bags to hold all their gear, chic accessories that pack easily, and more.
Camelbak, the originator of the hands-free hydration system, has come up with super-cool backpacks with long straws so you never have to stop biking, hiking or whatever you’re doing when thirst calls. Athletes will also love these high-performance fleece jackets from 66North, one of Iceland’s oldest clothing companies.