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Pendleton Native American Artist Blanket
Inspired by the work of Native American artists and designed in collaboration with the American Indian College Fund, these wool and cotton blend blankets are as beautiful as they are functional. The Return of the Sun pattern commemorates the beginning of springtime in the Arctic.
Thule Flow 606 Rack
The more aerodynamic the better when it comes to picking a roof box for your car or van. This has one of the slimmest profiles we’ve seen, impressive considering it can carry skis, poles, and plenty of gear in its near-seven-foot length.
Growlerwerks uKeg 128
This pressurized, stainless-steel mini-keg, designed (where else) in Portland, will keep your beer fresh and hoppy for weeks, which makes it ideal for long periods between pit-stops. The sight glass on the side let's you know when you're running low.
The Hinterland: Cabins, Love Shacks, and other Hide-Outs
Admit it: You follow Cabin Porn on Instagram and can't stop clicking on tiny houses and trailers when they pop up in your Facebook feed. The Hinterland is basically that in print, a celebration of the architecture and design of our favorite escapes.
Topo Designs Mountain Duffel
If you're planning to live on the open road, you're going to need a haul bag. This one, from Colorado-based Topo Designs, was constructed with ultra-padded sides of ballistic Cordura and dozens of pockets to protect your gear and help you keep everything organized.
Shinola Runwell Turntable
From watches, to bicycles, and now this stunning turntable, Shinola, it seems, can do no wrong when it comes to designing the classics. This two-speed, belt-driven table integrates with an iPhone, and the oak base looks good in any home, be it Airstream or urban apartment.
The nomadic life may be the dream, but everyone gets nostalgic from time to time. This was the idea behind Homesick candles, 30 bucks for the familiar smell of your favorite state. We're partial to New Mexico which smells like “chiles, desert air, and sopapilla.”
Wildsam Field Guides
Thought the selection is still limited (there are only five editions out so far) Wildsam Field Guides go way beyond the traditional travel guide. With stories from locals, interesting nuggets of history, and of course best places to eat, we always keep these handy when passing through the country's coolest cities.
Tvan Firetail Trailer
Made in Australia, this beautiful and extremely compact travel trailer is our new favorite. The base model comes with a full kitchen, solar panels, and packs a full queen-size bed to boot.
Linen sheets are more durable than cotton and the darker colors of these from Australian bedding company Cultiver won't show stains when you accidentally spill your morning coffee on them.
Eagle Creek Pack-It Specter Clean Dirty Cube
This water-repellent luggage organizer and its two separate zip pockets keep your dirty clothes separate from the clean stuff while you seek out the nearest laundromat.
MTN Approach System 3
Folding skis! What a brilliant idea. While these Paulownia wood core boards from MTN Approach were designed as part of a touring set-up, they also work well when space is limited.
Hario Skerton Coffee Mill
Even if you're not living life on the road, we recommend grinding your coffee by hand. It's meditative and the end result tastes better. This Hario mill doesn't require any plug-ins or batteries, and the lack of blades means you can take it on airplanes without getting stopped.