Nothing says summer vacation like hitting the road and embarking on an adventure. Travel by nature is littered with mishaps and setbacks that give the trip’s highlights the splendor we remember. We all have those distinct memories from our favorite times on the road, and they wouldn’t be what they are if it had all been peaches and cream. That’s why this week in, Collected, we have chosen to highlight some of the products we rely on when far from home, but not yet at our destination. That’s travel, and this is your guide for products you can count on to make your next road trip the one you will be talking about for years to come.
As always, make sure to check back next Tuesday for more in the next Collected release.
Oakley Latch Sunglasses
The Latch by Oakley was designed in collaboration with Oakley’s skate team to meet their needs for both fashion and function. An interior kick-up feature folds out when the sunglasses are closed to provide a latch to safely clip them to the wearer’s shirt. So you can get loose without worrying about losing your shades. Not only that, but Oakley even took things a step further by incorporating their PRIZM lens technology that filters out various light and color waves and fine-tunes vision for specific sports and environments. Look better, see better, feel better no matter where the road takes you this summer. You’re not going to enjoy this adventure if your squinting from start to finish.
Hydro Flask 18oz Wide Mouth Water Bottle
Hydro Flask water bottles are quality that you can trust. Offered in multiple sizes, insulations, and designs, there is a Hydro Flask water bottle for just about every scenario or preference imaginable. The 18oz wide-mouth bottle featured here will keep your cold drinks cold for up to 24 hours, and your hot drinks hot for 12. It doesn’t get much better than that. Remain hydrated, and remain on the go this summer. If one thing is for certain, when you blow a tire 20 miles from town you won’t be sorry to have cold water on hand.
The walkie-talkie just got the ultimate makeover. Introducing BONX Grip, the all-new way to communicate outdoors and on the go. This new communication tool provides hands-free communication with groups or individual chats, and comes in a durable, water and shock resistant, design for a life spent in the outdoors. What’s worse than having an unanticiapted travel setback? Not being able to communicate with those sharing the adventure. Stay connected and stay outside on this summer’s road trip.
Lib Tech Rat Tail Skateboard
All of the strength Lib-Tech snowboards are known for, now reimagined as a skateboard. The Rat Tail is Lib-Tech’s tribute to the days that Jamie Lynn famously rocked the iconic hairstyle, and features Jamie’s classic airbrushed art. Outfitted with Lib’s Cockroach construction, the Rat Tail features 52 strategically selected components that were developed over 30 years of composite experimentation and testing and is built to stand the test of time. Rip around skate parks, bowls, and streets every stop of the way on this summer’s road trip with this 9.25″ wide deck. Trust us, you’ll be glad you brought it along every time the journey takes an unexpected break.
Thule Motion XTL
If you’ve been on a road trip and haven’t been behind the wheel, the Thule Motion XTL needs no further explanation. No one likes gearing up for the next 8-hour stretch stuffed between bags and gear. Make sure your crew has the room they need to power on with added storage for all the things you couldn’t leave at home. Everything about the Thule Motion XTL roof box has been designed for efficiency and making your journey that much easier. Feel safe and secure this trip with an extra 16 cubic feet of storage overhead.
James Brand Chapter Knife
True quality is rooted in the details. The James Brand Chapter knife was designed to be the knife that you never leave the house without. A clean and simple aesthetic ensures that no quality is sacrificed on gimmicks, and the knife’s titanium construction solidifies The Chapter as a classic piece that you will have for the rest of your life. You don’t know when you’ll need a knife until you don’t have it. Be prepared and ready to save the day with this tried and true hardware. Thank us later.
Burton + Big Agnes Blacktail 2 tent
Lightweight and packable, the Burton Blacktail 2 Tent was developed in collaboration with Big Agnes to be an extremely versatile three-season tent, perfect for everything from weekend festivals to summer backpacking adventures. The two-person tent has taped seams and a waterproof design so that you can sleep easy and dry as well as two entrance rooms for stowing packs, gear, or muddy footwear.
The North Face Aleutian Sleeping Bag
The North Face’s Aleutian sleeping bag comes with the quality you can expect from the iconic outdoor brand, all at a price point that won’t break the bank. This three-season go-anywhere-sleep-anywhere bag comes with Heatseeker Eco insulation so it packs down small while still maintaining a roomy fit. Match the comfortable build with trail-tested durability, and take to the woods in confidence this summer. There is no reason you can’t have the comforts of home when out on the road.
Dakine Party Pack
Take the party on the go this summer with Dakine’s all-new Party Pack 28L backpack. The Party Pack’s styling seamlessly disguises the ultimate party bag as any regular old knapsack. Outfitted with a large insulated cooler pocket, three external built-in koozies, a stealth bottle opener, and an easy access side pocket, you will be ready for every adventure your road trip throws at you, from lake hangs to waterfall hikes, and back. Not every stop on your trip will be a hassle, and those that aren’t are best enjoyed with a cheers and a shared laugh between friends.
10 Barrel Out of Office Beer
Well, you sure as hell will be filling that Party Pack with something. Why not celebrate the journey with a beer that was designed for the very journey you embarked on. You’re out of the office, so you might as well act like it. The 10 Barrel Out of Office limited edition run is a summer seasonal German pilsner that cranks in at an ABV of 5.6%, and is the perfect cap to a long day on the road. Enjoy, you’ve earned it.