The kids are back in school, the days are getting shorter, and the temperatures are starting to fall… sort of. September is the beginning of our favorite time of year. Now that the crowds have dispersed and it’s easier to watch the sunrise, we’ve got more time to see the beautiful West. This month, we’re taking a road trip to all our favorite national parks accessible from Colorado. Stay tuned with updates on the ‘Gram @liveoutsideandplay. 

Stio: Eddy Shirt LS (Men’s and Women’s)

The plaid Eddy has become our go-to mountain shirt. The water- and wind-resistant long-sleeve can take you from the mountain, lake, or river straight into the office. When you’re on the road and a washing machine is a few hundred miles away, this is the shirt you want. It’s hard to keep clothes looking nice in a van, but we store our Eddies in our perpetually cramped drawers and they always look sharp every time we dig them out. 

Roofnest: Falcon Roof Top Tent

Want to turn your current vehicle into an all-out adventure rig? The Falcon is the latest in Roofnest’s line of lightweight, easy to use roof-top tents. The Falcon attaches to any vehicle with crossbars, and it takes just minutes to install. When collapsed, the Falcon is only 7 inches tall, which helps save gas mileage. Really want to step your game up? The Falcon has two accessory channels on all four sides for mounting light bars or an awning. You also have the option to add a set of crossbars that can carry a bike, kayak, or skis.

Leki: Legacy Lite COR-TEC AS (Men’s and Women’s)

Leki knows a thing or two about making trekking poles. They’ve been in the business for over 60 years. The Legacy Lite COR-TEC AS brings together all of that experience. These poles feature Leki’s ultra-lite, high-tensile strength aluminum shafts, and we can tell you from experience they can handle some serious abuse. (We even took a pair skiing this spring.) Available in both men’s and women’s specific versions. 

More Biking in the Blue Ridge from our September Bike Issue Here