Outdoor Adventure Must-Haves

By Jackie Dreyer

We’re gearing up for a thrill-packed spring, from hiking the Rocky Mountains in Colorado to whitewater rafting the Green River in Utah. Glamping will get you up close and personal with all of the best alfresco activities the U.S. has to offer—and we’re here to make sure you’re prepared to take it on. We’ve rounded up our outdoor adventure must-haves to guarantee that the only reason your heart races this glamping getaway is with excitement.

Strap on a pair of sturdy, yet fun-colored, hiking boots, and fill up a rustic, stylish day pack with energy-packed snacks and plenty of water for a daytime hiking trip through the mountains and trails surrounding one of our luxury accommodations. Pack a picnic lunch to share, and spread out a cozy blanket to rest weary legs for awhile and soak up the view.

What Glamping Hub Loves:

Ahnu Women’s Sugarpine Boot in Deep Teal (7 colors available, $140), Natural Heritage Waxed Canvas Backpack in Dusty Eggplant (More colors available, $81.69), Water Bobble Sport in Blue and Green ($11.99/ea.), and Crux Supply Co. Vintage Plaid Blanket with Leather Harness ($75)

You can even plan a route out ahead of time from the comfort of your luxury rental, and program it into your GPS watch to ensure you never stray off course. Take it one step further, and track your steps, distance, calories burned, and active minutes with an activity-tracking wristband, too. For those who prefer a nighttime hike, be sure to carry along a lantern that not only lights your way, but also charges any small handheld electronics you have along with you.

What Glamping Hub Loves:

Suunto Ambit3 Peak Sapphire watch ($600), Tony Burch for Fitbit Fret Double-Wrap Bracelet ($175), Fitbit Flex ($99.95, goes inside Tory Burch bracelet), and Goal Zero Lighthouse 250 Lantern ($79.99)

Tech-savvy glampers will love the ability to waterproof their iPhone when water sports are thrown into your luxury camping vacation plans, as well as a multi-purpose camera that you can strap to yourself or your surfboard to capture all the best waves. A quick-dry, microfiber towel will also come in handy in many a situation—easy to pack, easy to use, and you’ll never be waiting around for it to be ready to go.

What Glamping Hub Loves:

Catalyst Waterproof iPhone 5/5S case in Stealth Black, GoPro Hero4 Silver/Surf camera ($399.99), and Discovery Trekking Outfitters Ultra Fast-dry Towel (Varying sizes, from $12.95-$34.95)