8 Products That Will Enhance Your Outdoor Expedition

Convenient items for canoeing, kicking back, and getting out
Bowlus Terra  Firma Trailer
Bowlus Terra Firma Trailer

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1. Bowlus Terra Firma Trailer

This retro luxury trailer exemplifies both form and function at their finest. Inside a glimmering and lightweight aluminum shell, the Terra Firma is loaded with features: beautiful wood paneling, a kitchen with a fresh water filtration system, an elegant dining space, a battery pack providing two weeks of off-the-grid power, and space enough to sleep four (and your pet) comfortably. Starting at $265,000, bowlus.com

Hypervolt Massager
Hypervolt Massager

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2. Hypervolt Massager

Hikes, climbs, paddles, and any other adventures you take don’t have to leave you achingly sore. Having a portable remedy shouldn’t be a burden, either. With three speeds, an ultra-quiet mechanism, and pressure sensor, this TSA-approved massager easily fits recovery and relief into your luggage. $349, hyperice.com

Merrimack + Sanborn Dalles  Des Morts Canoe
Merrimack + Sanborn Dalles
Des Morts Canoe

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3. Merrimack + Sanborn Dalles Des Morts Canoe

Travel the waterways in a one-of-a-kind work of art designed and manufactured in Winona, Minnesota. The sturdy Dalles Des Morts is endlessly customizable: exterior color, woodwork, deck plates, and more. It’s a practical showpiece you won’t want to tuck away in the shed between padding expeditions. Starting at $3,525, sanborncanoe.com

 

Saint City Running Tracksmith Turnover Half-Zip
Saint City Running Tracksmith Turnover Half-Zip

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4. Saint City Running Tracksmith Turnover Half-Zip

Mill City Running’s new sister shop in St. Paul has activewear for both sides of the river. This plum-colored top’s fabric is breathable, soft, offers a two-way stretch, and has sleeve thumbholes for a day’s activities spanning a wide range of temperatures. $128, millcityrunning.com

CrazyCap 2
CrazyCap 2

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5. CrazyCap 2

This water bottle is a must for excursions that don’t guarantee access to potable water. The UV-C LED light in the lid kills 99.9996% of microbes and pathogens and eliminates odor at the same time. $95, thecrazycap.com

Crud Cloth  Shower in a Bag
Crud Cloth
Shower in a Bag

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6. Crud Cloth Shower in a Bag

Invented and produced in Minnesota, the 100% cotton terrycloth Crud Cloth eliminates the need for wet wipes and can sub for a shower in a pinch. The wipes are reusable and compostable, and come in inviting scents like citrus and lavender. $4, crudcloth.com

Picnic at Ascot Huntsman  Basket For 4
Picnic at Ascot Huntsman
Basket For 4

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7. Picnic at Ascot Huntsman Basket For 4

Combine the classic look of a picnic basket with thoroughly up-to-date features and accessories. With a food cooler, wine pouch, dishes, flatware, wine glasses, coffee mugs, a cutting board, napkins, a blanket, and more tucked inside, it’s a complete package for a whole day of delightful meals on the go. $234, amazon.com

Hudson Bay Bound by Natalie Warren
Hudson Bay Bound by Natalie Warren

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8. Hudson Bay Bound by Natalie Warren

In 2011, Natalie Warren and Ann Raiho became the first women to make the 2,000-mile canoe trip from Minneapolis all the way to Hudson Bay. Released by University of Minnesota Press, this book details the thrills and challenges of their three-month journey. $24.95, upress.umn.edu

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