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Big Gear on Campus

At school or out in the wild, the following gear is just the ticket for adventure-seeking college students looking to explore this fall.

Cotopaxi

Tasra 16L Del Dia

The perfect school hauler, this comfy, well-organized pack features internal compartments and a laptop sleeve to keep all your supplies in order. Since it’s Cotopaxi, you can also strut around knowing it was made sustainably and in a fair labor factory. And don’t worry about looking just like every other cool kid on campus—the color design of each pack is unique. 

$85; cotopaxi.com

Blundstone 

500

No shoe does it all like Blundstone’s time- and travel-tested classic, making it our top choice for any college student with a lot of interests. With a tough-but-spongy sole and water-resistant leather upper, it can handle hikes, hacky sack, travel, parties, and any other activity with aplomb. $210; blundstone.com

Camelbak

MulitBev Bottle

Coffee will get you through school. Keep it close by with this handy 22-ounce bottle that includes a 16-ounce cup built right in. Of course you don’t have to limit yourself to java, dear student; it works for a wide range of hot and cold beverages.  $52; camelbak.com

TerraFlame S’mores

That’s right—you can make everyone’s fave campfire food indoors. Powered by a smoke-free gel this nifty burner facilitates perfect marshmallow cooking whether you are out camping or need a late-night study snack back home. (Be sure to check regulations for your building.) $60; terraflame.com

DripDrop

Electrolyte Powder

Hydration is key to the college experience—for multiple reasons. Whether you want to hit the trail, keep your mind sharp, or fight off the excess of, well, college, DripDrop makes staying hydrated easy with individual packets that pack a powerful electrolyte punch with less sugar than most mixes. $36 (32 pack); dripdrop.com

Purist

Mover 18 

The second key to staying hydrated? Have a cool, functional bottle. The sleek, 18-ounce stainless steel Mover 18 is our new favorite. It keeps ice water cold and hot drinks warm to help you make it though class. $48; puristcollective.com

JBL

Tune Buds Flx Ghost Edition

Whether you need to tune out your roommates or just need to go deep into your own happy place, these noise-canceling buds will be your best buds with crisp sound and 32 hours of playtime on a charge. $99; jbl.com

Marmot x DJ Javier

Outdoors Is All Yours” Heavyweight Hoody

Marmot collaborated with artist and activist DJ Javier (@_djjavier) to put out this hoody you can live in every day. It speaks to making the outdoors (and all spaces) feel more welcoming and inclusive. $80; marmot.com 

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