Calling All Campers: Gear You Need To Grab

by The Texas Lifestyle Magazine team on September 24, 2020 in Gift Guides, Lifestyle,
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As staycations become stale, and temperatures cool, the fresh air and open spaces of the great outdoors beckon. Before you head out on your camping trip, be sure to check out these must-haves that’ll bring a smile to everyone from newbies to back woods experts.


FINEX Cookware

Even when camping, FINEX has a variety of griddles, skillets, grill pans and more to fulfill all your cooking desires. The 10” skillet with lid is the most versatile pan you’ll ever own, polished smooth for perfect results every time. And, with the holidays fast approaching, we have to mention their Holiday Dinner Set, which includes a 10” skillet plus a 5Qt Dutch oven. From $100

Xero Shoes

Headed out for an active trip? Whether you’re hiking or exploring through a new town, multi-functional Xero shoes are the ones to pack. Their trail shoes can be used to jog, walk or even hike. If you’re headed out for an upland adventure, get the hiking shoe–super easy to pack and perfectly created for the mountains or hills. We love being able to pack one pair of shoes that works for the entire trip. $29.99-$159.99

TP Kits

When you’re enjoying the outdoors on a hiking or camping trip and nature calls, TP Kits have your back at all times of the day. Each resealable package contains five 2-ply tissues and two wet wipes. The best part? These unique, lightweight kits are biodegradable, making sure that when you go, you leave zero trace. This is the perfect on-the-go product for all outdoorsmen and women. $2-$10

Bottle None

Say bye-bye to plastic bottle packaging and say hello to Bottle None natural bar shampoo and conditioner that are available in 5 lines to match your hair type. Each bar replaces 2-3 bottles of shampoo and is formulated with natural extracts and oils. The solid shampoo and conditioner bars come with a small transport container and are perfect for your next camping trip or visit to an AirBnB. Stay clean, clean for the environment and easy to pack. $14-$43

Chomps Meat Snacks

For a quick, convenient, tasty snack on the go, Chomps is a healthy, high quality and protein-packed, containing no hidden or harmful ingredients. All of Chomps sticks  are hormone free, antibiotic free, humanely raised and free from the top eight most common allergens including gluten, soy, nuts and dairy, making them delicious and nutritious. And, Chomplings are mini versions of the original Chomps meat sticks. These are perfect for kids or anyone who wants a smaller serving size. From $19.99

Brooks Workout Gear

When you’re packing for a run, a yoga retreat or a hiking trip, Brooks gear includes tank tops, tights and jackets for the sportiest of trips. Brooks Levitate 4 running shoes are the springiest and add extra energy to your stride. The road-running shoe features DNA AMP cushioning that’s now 20% lighter. We love the style and function of their apparel and you can definitely wear them all day long, even after your outdoor adventure. And be ready for those rainy days with Brooks Canopy Jacket. This running jacket blocks out wind and rain and converts down into a zip pocket, so you don’t have to carry it or worry about tying it around your waist. Breathable, stylish and convenient for hands-free portability, this jacket is perfect for a camping trip. $29.90-$250

Patti + Ricky Cooling Headband

With most indoor facilities being closed down or having limited capacity due to the pandemic, outdoor travelers are left finding their own way to stay cool and prevent overheating out in the Texas sun. Solution? Slip on the Patti + Ricky cooling headband from Oro Sports. The slip-proof headbands made from premium performance spandex feature a concealed pocket, where you can insert a CoolPack to help cool off! Patti + Ricky have many cooling products available to choose from, including face masks, gloves, vests and even bandanas to keep your pup cool! $25


Whether you’re looking for superb sheets for your RV or camper, or simply want to recreate your favorite hotel room at home, PeachSkinSheets are made of high-performance fabric that helps warm sleepers stay cool and cool sleepers stay cozy. These sheets, which are also offered in white, act like workout clothes to keep the moisture off your skin so you can stay comfy all night long. They’re luxurious so you’ll rest like a dream. From $40

Drift Car Freshener

As you get ready for your road trip, make sure your car is smelling fresh along the way. (We know how a packed vehicle can take on an aroma.) This wooden visor clip is a hidden  way to freshen your car with an amazing fragrance. Drift uses clean ingredients with sophisticated scents like Grove (which profiles the scent of mountain greens) or choose the scent of the month. You can get Drift delivered to your doorstep each month to keep your car fresh all year round. $8

Rowan T-Shirts

Rowan T-shirts feature high-quality knit basics that are stylish yet casual enough for the outdoors while socially distancing. The Asher T is not tight or baggy, but the perfect comfy fit. These shirts are washed to feel like a shirt you’ve always had, yet rugged enough to know it’s going to be with you for some time. $45

Tundra Wolf Socks

Make sure you stay warm outdoors with super soft Tundra Wolf socks by Team Magnus. At 80% wool, these socks will keep you extremely warm when hiking, trekking, or enjoying other outdoor pursuits. Despite the toasty warmth, they are thin enough to wear inside boots, sneakers or loafers. The designs are for men and women. $28

Urbal Activ Hand and Surface Sanitizing Spray

Staying germ-free is really important wherever we are these days. Urbal Activ Hand and Surface All-in-one Sanitizing Spray is made with 64% alcohol and easily kills those illness-causing germs. The travel-friendly, pocket spray eliminates odors and leaves hands smelling fresh while keeping them clean and moisturized outdoors. Camping never felt so clean! $15


Cover photo courtesy Jesse Gardner on Unsplash

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