Gear of the Week: Weekend in Acadia

Gear to keep you comfortable on your vacation this fall


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Acadia is one of the most beautiful and popular national parks. Visit in fall when the temperatures begin to drop and the crowds disperse. The gear below will keep you comfortable and organized on your trip.

Nau Millican Miles 40L Duffle ($240)


The Millican Miles duffel has ample room for all the essentials for a weekend trip. It’s recycled-canvas outer is weatherproof, while minimum seams and aluminum hardware add to the durability. On the inside, secure internal pockets and an easily accessible laptop sleeve (up to 15 inches) keep you organized.

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Pendleton Yakima Camp Blanket ($129)


Snuggle up in the wool blended Yakima blanket on cool nights while watching the surf break against Maine’s rugged granite coast. The wool cotton blend is warm but soft and the colorful patterns match any Adirondack chair. 

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Made in Mayhem Lewis Dopp Kit ($140)

(Made in Mayhem)

Made in Mayhem handcrafts their luxurious leather goods from their California factory. The rich Italian leather is paired with a stain-guard-treated liner for easy cleaning. The zippered enclosure opens wide for easy access to all your toiletries.

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Dr. Squatch Pine Tar Soap ($8)

(Dr. Squatch)

Maine is the Pine Tree state, so it’s only fitting to scrub up with a soap made from pine oil. Each five-ounce bar is made exclusively of all-natural ingredients, including essential oils of olive, coconut, hemp and traces of oatmeal to help with exfoliation. 

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L.L. Bean Scotch Plaid Flannel Shirt ($45)

(L.L. Bean)

Originally designed for loggers, the Scotch Plaid Flannel is made from brushed cotton fabric, and the bold, yarn-dyed patterns are fade resistant. Slim fit options are available. 

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United By Blue Bison Snap Jacket ($248)

(United By Blue)

The insulating material in the Bison Snap Jacket is buffalo fiber, making it exceptionally warm. The sleek, earth-toned polyester shell is water resistant. 

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Skida Alpine Hat ($36)


Born in the Green Mountain of Vermont, Skida has been keeping heads warm since 2008. The Alpine hat has a moisture-wicking fleece liner and a wind-cutting polyester shell. 

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Vargo Titanium Funnel Flask ($75)


The eight-ounce titanium flask imparts no taste, odor, or chemicals. The integrated silicone funnel make it easy to transfer spirits from the bottle to the flask and vice versa. 

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Helle of Norway Dokka Knife ($149)

(Helle of Norway)

The Dokka is the first folding knife in Helle’s line of blades. The 3.3-inch stainless steel blade is the perfect size for everyday use and the curly birch handle is handsome and unique. The Dokka also comes with a genuine leather pouch with an integrated belt loop.

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