Travel fashion and unisex sun sleeves for vacations? All Food EXCEPT my food for the current day – Food for the current day is packed in an easy to access side pocket so I don’t have to unpack my bag to access it. Bear Container Food Storage ( Optional ): Check the area you’re hiking in to determine if you’ll need this item! It’s a must have in bear country. I prefer the The Backpacker’s Cache which can hold approx. 8 days of food if you’re crafty! Stuff Sack for Food ( Optional ): You may need to hang food from a tree so a stuff sack is important. I use a mesh stuff sack that came with a sleeping bag for this. It also will hold the bear container when hanging it from a tree. Hiking shoes : Backpacking boots: These are designed to carry heavier loads on multiday trips deep into the backcountry. Most have a high cut that wraps above the ankles for excellent support. Durable and supportive, with stiffer midsoles than lighter footwear, they are suitable for on- or off-trail travel. Materials impact a boot’s weight, breathability, durability and water resistance. Split-grain leather: Split-grain leather is usually paired with nylon or nylon mesh to create a lightweight boot that offers excellent breathability. Split-grain leather “splits away” the rougher inner part of the cowhide from the smooth exterior. The benefit is lower cost, however, the downside is less resistance to water and abrasion (though many feature waterproof liners).
The second layer, or insulation layer, is a versatile layer and can be used in your layering system over your base layer, or indeed as a standalone layer that you wear over your trekking shirt when temperatures start to drop. They also come in great use at night when it can get very cold out. Our preferred second layers consist of synthetic mid-weight Polartec fleece materials. These are great for warmth and comfort, but also provide brilliant breathability. Polartec fleece jackets come in three main types: 100s, 200s and 300s. The 100s are super light but not warm enough, whereas the 300s provide great warmth but are a little heavy. We recommend going for a 200 Polartec fleece jacket.
What’s hot, you may be wondering? Well, a lot of things. The (aptly named) overarching theme refers to not only the impending weather but how designers are planning to combat spring and summer’s highly anticipated sizzle with equally alluring wears. From leg-baring—almost brief-like—shorts from the likes of Jacquemus and Alberta Ferretti to the resurrection of the ’90s tube top we all owned and loved back in the day, the limbs are out and skin is in. But if that sounds like baring too much to you, don’t worry because there’s a scarf-inspired styling moment that anyone can make their own and get behind.
Comfortable shoes are very important, yes. You’ll be spending more time on your feet than you usually would, walking cobbled streets, strolling through markets, ducking up rollicking country lanes, but comfort doesn’t necessarily mean jelly shoes. There are so many comfortable, practical options available now that are appropriate for walking AND looking stylish. After all, you need your comfortable shoes to take from those cobbled streets right into that hidden romantic caf? you just stumbled upon. If the moment catches you, you don’t want to run home to change your shoes (or worse still, dine in Crocs).
Our Sun Sleeves go beyond any other available, with complete sun coverage from knuckles to armpit, and optional thumbholes for extra coverage, versatility and comfort. Our unique thermoregulating fabric keeps your arms cool in the hot summer sun while providing UPF 50+ ~ the highest sun protection available. Whether it’s golfing, fishing, hiking, working outdoors, or whatever you find yourself doing outside, eclipse Sun Sleeves keep you covered in comfort and style. Find even more info on sun sleeves.
Let’s talk some spring 2020 trends in the fashion world. Not Your Grandmother’s Crochet: Crochet is getting a cool update come spring. Think ultra-feminine dresses, polished suiting, and eveningwear that feels modern with a special touch of Grandma’s handmade crochet. As the fashion industry looks for ways to become more sustainable, there’s something special about a “trend” that embraces a slow, handmade technique that can be passed down generation after generation—a la that treasured family heirloom that lasts forever.
As part of the Longmont Sustainable Business Program, our business practices are tracked, measured and assessed. We are registered with the Colorado Green Business Program. Our energy, waste, water, and transportation assessments were conducted by Partners for a Clean Environment (PACE). Because we care about the future of our planet, we see slow fashion as the way forward.
It’s important to remember that the bigger your backpack is, the less likely it is that you’ll be able to carry it on the airplane. Additionally, since you can no longer bring liquids in containers larger than three ounces on airplanes if your bag has soap and liquids in it, you’ll be forced to check the bag. Most baggage sizes are 45 linear inches (22 x 14 x 9 in) or 115 centimeters (56 x 36 x 23 cm) including handles and wheels so if you get a backpack with those dimensions, you’ll be able to carry on. You won’t face any baggage fees from the major airlines for checking your bag when flying internationally. Budget airlines, on the other hand, charge a fee for checking a bag based on weight, so the more your bag weighs, the more you will have to pay to check it at the gate. Even though my bag fits in the overhead bin, I often have to check it when flying a budget airline.
Eclipse is more than an apparel company as we create a larger platform for wellness and wholeness. Part of this mission is to promote individuals and companies that we are inspired by and whose vision we align with. Please visit here to see partners that we work with and sign up for gifts that we are offering together. Also known as free stuff. Eclipse exclusively uses 37.5® Technology patented fabric that embeds activated carbon particles directly into fiber, which increases the surface area by up to 800% and imparts superior performance characteristics. Learn more about 37.5® here. Find even more info at https://eclipseglove.com/.