Spring is here, and that means warmer weather and lot more sunshine. Like many of you, the sunnier days make me want to step outside and take in as much fresh air as I can, especially since I've been spending most of my days working from home. I'm not the most outdoorsy person on the planet, but I do appreciate a nice long walk around my neighborhood or a fun and mildly challenging hike with friends.
I'm hoping to take advantage of warmer days and get out of my house more, as safely as I can with COVID-19 guidelines in mind. If you're on the same wavelength as me, I've compiled a list of outdoor gear and essentials that I've got on my radar for any outside adventures. Here, you'll find items for 10-minute walks to day hikes.
These leggings are great for any type of workout, which makes them versatile for walks and hikes. They also have side and back-zip pockets to hold your keys and other items so you don't have to carry too much when you're on the go.
We love that this bra has a mesh racerback for extra breathability. No overheating here!
Bike shorts are still very much on trend. They'll come in handy when the weather gets really hot. These are made for medium- to high-impact workouts.
Made of the softest jersey fabric, this tank is easy to layer. It's moisture-wicking and odor resistant.
This face mask is super durable and comfortable. It has a filter and adjustable ear loops and a nose wire.
Girlfriend's leggings are just so stretchy and comfortable, they're so easy to wear all day long. The fabric has UV protection, too.
Spring can still have chilly weather, especially in the mornings and early evenings. This lightweight jacket folds up into a belt bag so you don't have to worry about storage.
This high-neck sports bra has a cutout in the back to keep you cool.
The fabric on this mask is lightweight, airy, breathable, and quick-drying.
Keep your hands free with this waterproof belt bag. There's an exterior pocket, zippered pocket, and interior pocket to stash you phone, keys, and wallet.
Social media editor Candice Aman loves her Hokas. These are super lightweight yet have plenty of support.
If you are looking to go on more hikes, you might want to invest in a hiking shoe. This waterproof one from Merrell is a longtime favorite and has a shock-absorbing sole.
You can wear this shoe on daily runs and walks. It has a responsive foam and a breathable upper to give you cushioning, support, and comfort.
This water bottle will keep your liquids cold for 24 hours and hot for 12 hours. It has a leak-free design, too.
Don't forget to pack some sunscreen. EltaMD's sport sunscreen is long-lasting and water-resistant for up to 80 minutes.
It's always helpful to pack some snacks. These peanut butter squeeze packs are so easy to bring with you on the go.
For longer hikes, you might want to bring some first aid essentials along with you. This pouch contains an emergency blanket, bandages, gauze pads, antiseptic towelettes, and so much more.
Pack some trail mix with you if you need an energy boost during your walk or hike.
If you think you'll be gone for a while, you might want to bring a portable phone charger with you, especially if you're using your phone for directions or doing things that might drain the battery, like listening to music.
It's so easy to throw one of those energy bars into your bag before you head out the door. They contain organic raw dark cacao powder and nibs, organic raw hemp protein, vitamin B12 and L-theanine.