3 Essentials to Up Your Walk Game

Our top picks for your next stroll around the neighbourhood.

Light it Up

With only so many daylight hours this time of year, it’s essential for mental health to embrace the idea of nighttime walk-and-talks. Sure, the sun is down, but schedule that after-work friend date anyway, and strap on a Nite Ize Slaplit LED wrap to offer both visibility (safety first) and a little ambiance. $15, mec.ca

Sip Sip Hooray 

We’re copyrighting the concept of a Roving Happy Hour right now: roaming the streets feels a lot more festive when you’ve got something quaffable in hand. But walking and talking and drinking requires the proper tools if you don’t want to slosh your beverage down the front of your parka. The Kinto travel tumbler keeps the hot hot and the cool cool and the liquid directed to its rightful destination. $44, walrushome.com

Boots Made for Walkin’

If you’re committing to a winter of walking, you’d best come prepared. The Vancouver-designed Vessi Weekend sneakers are an excellent option for logging kilometres in style—waterproof as all get-out (puddles are a part of life here and it’s time you accept that) but lightweight enough for long strolls, and available in on-trend hues. $165, vessi.com