9 Camping-Inspired Fashion Pieces for Spring

As the snow melts and the skies brighten, it's time to stock your packs and secure the gear that'll take you through the season's mountain hikes and evening campfires.

As the snow melts and the skies brighten, it’s time to stock your packs and secure the gear that’ll take you through the season’s mountain hikes and evening campfires.

1. Unhook the straps, tuck them in and suddenly your army green canvas-and-leather backpack by Poppy Barley converts to a briefcase with padded laptop sleeve inside. On the mountain, a reinforced base and padded straps make it a sturdy trail pack. $375, poppybarley.com

2. With MEC’s Handpresso Pump, you’re never more than a squeeze away from a caffeine fix. Just one hit and this gadgety conversation starter delivers a perfect shot of espresso with crema. $129, mec.ca

3. Whether hunting or gathering (in the wild or with friends at the bar), channel your inner lumberjack with the Banana Republic men’s plaid linen madras shirt. $95, bananarepublic.ca

4. Sunscreen is either too heavy on zinc (hello, lifeguard nose) or not strong enough (hello, cancer!), but Shiseido remedies this with its new hybrid Sports BB Broad Spectrum SPF 50+. With WetForce technology (the more you sweat, the stronger the protection), the novel formula acts as a powerful sunscreen and tinted BB cream all in one. $48, thebay.com

5. This spring, Herschel unveils its new water-resistant Albert cap in timeless Realtree, that iconic camo print, for a Duck Dynasty-meets-Main-Street-hipster mash-up. $45, herschelsupply.com

6. Fjällräven, that outdoorsy Swedish juggernaut, has always known how to dovetail rugged with cool, starting with their first classic rucksack launched in 1960. No different, the down-filled Singi three-season sleeping bag is built for cold (extra down on head, core and feet) and includes leather zipper detailing and a front pocket for easy-to-reach items. $450, fjallravencanada.com

7. Teleport to the woods with just one whiff—the Woodland Springs candle by Saje leaves the concrete jungle behind with its forest-inspired blend of essential oils (eucalyptus, cedarwood, peppermint) in a soy wax base. It’s a lead-free, bleach-free and chemical-free scent—just the way nature intended. $20, saje.ca

8. The reimagined Coach 1941 Roccasin in pink is part sneaker, part slipper and all homage to the ultimate exploration shoe. $340, coach.com

9. As far as knife-making traditions go, the Japanese pretty much have the market cornered on strength, substance and style, and this is no exception. The Aogami mini-folding knife—in all its lightweight and durable glory—makes short work of whittling marshmallow sticks. $55, litchfieldtheshop.com

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