Real hikers and campers have been doing it all year round, but we’re not too big to admit that we’re not about that life. We like to throw on a good fit and hit the outdoors only when we know we won’t have to pull any serious survival feats. And, with summer approaching, we know that our time to hit the outdoors is drawing close.
We’re also not too big to admit that one of the major pulls to spending time in the wild is buying the right gear for it. The New Balance Outdoor Collection is looking really strong this year, from trail runners to sandals to bucket hats.
In this spirit, we hit the net to round up the best of New Balance’s outdoor gear to fuel your hikes and camps this season.
Shop our top picks below.
The 1906R has been a triumph from New Balance this year. Already racking up some serious hype thanks to collaborations, we shouldn’t overlook this shoe in terms of its pure utilitarian value.
Fresh Foam X More Trail v3
Designed for premium comfort no matter what terrain it’s eating up, the Fresh Foam X More Trail v3 is basically an SUV for your feet.
Accelerate 5 Inch Short
Fitted with a 5-inch inseam and cut from super lightweight woven fabric, the New Balance Accelerate Short is our ideal short every summer.
Essentials Reimagined Woven Jacket
Whether you are going on a hike or running errands, this jacket offers style and practicality at the same time. Its lightweight poly-woven composition is ideal when on the go and to fight the breezy summer days.
Rule number one for a successful adventure is to cover up from the sun.
Dual Pocket Waist Bag
Well, you’re going to need somewhere to keep your good old raisins and peanuts, aren’t you?
Running Bottle Bag
We’re suckers for a technical bottle bag. While this might be designed for trail runs, it comes in super handy when you’re on an intense hike.
The New Balance 250 has truly ushered us into our hiking dad era and we’re feeling it.
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