Sk*p’s guide to summer travel
Oh, the summer nights. Like you, we think it’s the perfect time to getaway and enjoy time with mother nature. Who needs high priced airfares and lost luggage? Grab your tent or floaty, closest peeps and go lakeside, poolside or into the woods for some much needed back to nature chill time. Don’t worry about the packing part, because sk*p’s eco-friendly travel guide has got you covered.
Unless you’re glamping, sleeping can be challenging in the great outdoors. But equipped with a comfy and cozy sleeping bag should help transport you into dreamland. Mountain Hardware’s collection of sleeping bags are made from 100% recycled Nylon. Oh, and another reason to support the brand is Mountain Hardware’s Responsible Down Standard (RDS). This standard certifies down against animal welfare requirements and tracks it from the source to the final product, demanding better animal welfare practices in the down and feather supply chain. Now you can star gaze and rest easy knowing you supported a sustainable brand.
After an intense and long day of hiking, you’ll want to quench your thirst with a vessel that keeps things chilled. Klean Kanteen’s water bottle of choice has a Climate Lock™ feature that will keep your water iced up to 75 hours. What’s even cooler, most of the bottles are made from certified 90% post-consumer recycled stainless steel, reducing their greenhouse gas emissions from steel by 50%. As a Certified B-Corp, Klean Kanteen invests 1% of every sale towards supporting organizations working hard to promote environmental education. So far, Klean Kanteen has donated over 3.6 million dollars to organizations doing significant work in plastic pollution, safe consumer products, conservation and climate, and outdoor stewardship.
We are constantly reminded to “drink more water,” especially in the warmer months, but finding a safe and clean source in the wilderness can be challenging. Well not if you have access to LifeStraw’s personal water filter which protects against bacteria, parasites, microplastics, dirt, sand, and cloudiness. This means, ANY water is drinking water with this ultimate survival tool. As a bonus, LifeStraw has an inspiring Give Back program so not only will they provide you with safe drinking water while on the go, but help millions of others who live without clean water.
When the sun goes down, that can only mean one thing: campfires & s’mores! You may want to reach for a traditional flashlight but first think about all the plastic and battery-use when using these tools. Enter Eukarya, a brand that has taken an innovative approach to illuminating your experience. Their water resistant and rechargeable headlamps are made with machined aluminum, cherry wood, and high strength tempered glass. They also donate one tree for every product sold. Next time it gets dark outside, think about flipping the switch to an eco-friendlier lighting option.
There’s no better feeling than a nice cold shower on a hot summer day. But a nice cold shower with a hydrating, clean, and fresh scented shampoo & conditioner duo will amplify the experience. So, when you start packing for your next big adventure, don’t forget to pick up a set of sk*p! This line of clean and microbiome-balancing products for your hair and body are SO good, you may not want to share!