A Breath of Fresh Air

Posted on 17 July 2020

On a mission to decompress, photographer and Skida friend Paulina Dao took to the Pacific Crest Trail for a backpacking trip earlier this month. Paulina and her pals found a perfect respite for celebrating friendship and community in the high alpine environment of Lake Aloha.


Feeling inspired, we've rounded up a few of our go-to essentials to get you started on your next camping adventure - whether in the backcountry or in your backyard!

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On the shores of Lake Aloha
Making Shelter: The shores of Lake Aloha provided the perfect spot to pitch a tent.
Big Agnes Fly Creek HV UL1

FLY CREEK HV UL1
$330


Designed to bring comfort to the backcountry, Big Agnes's range of ultralight tents are easy to set up, while also keeping you dry and protected.

SHOP BIG AGNES
Jetboil MightyMo

JETBOIL MIGHTYMO
$60


This stovetop weighs less than a deck of cards, making it one of the lightest stove options on the market. A must pack, in our opinion.

SHOP JETBOIL
Burton [ak] Helium Jacket

HELIUM JACKET
$126


Part of their [ak] line, this water repellent and breathable Burton jacket is the perfect packable layer to keep you warm on chilly camp nights. 

SHOP BURTON
Making Camp
Evening's chill sets in while Naevon Munoz (left) and Christina Tran organize their campsite.
Skida Alpine Hat | What the Flock

ALPINE HAT
$36


Our bestselling style, the Alpine Hat, is fully lined with cozy mid-weight fleece - to wick moisture, cut the wind, and always leave you high and dry. 

SHOP ALPINE HATS
Osprey KYTE 46

OSPREY KYTE 46
$180


Though incredibly comfortable, this pack is also made for performance, built to withstand anything the backcountry throws your way.

SHOP OSPREY
Mountain Hardware | Ghost Whisperer | Down Pants

GHOST WHISPERER PANTS
$175


These lightweight Mountain Hardware pants will keep you cozy in any condition. They're filled with breathable down and stuff into any pack! 

SHOP MOUNTAIN HARDWARE
Making Camp
Christina knows the secrets to a good night's rest: warm layers & a comfy sleeping pad!
Nemo Tensor Sleeping Pad

TENSOR SLEEPING PAD
$160


A quality sleeping pad is key to a good night's sleep when you're camping! This pad by NEMO comes in two options: insulted or non-insulted. 

SHOP NEMO
Skida Alpine Neckwarmer | Lucille

ALPINE NECKWARMER
$28


Our Alpine Neckwarmer keeps everything from your neck to your nose toasty and warm on frigid days. It's the perfect tool to battle cold conditions.

SHOP NECKWEAR
Stio | Pinion Down Sweater

PINION DOWN SWEATER
$249


This Stio sweater is great for camping: it's lightweight, wind resistant and will keep you dry in light rain, too! Kick cold to the curb. 

SHOP STIO

 

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Ready to plan your next trip? Be sure to pack enough layers! Head on over to our Camping Collection to view our favorite accessories for summer treks.

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