Great Gear, Great Journey
Great gear is a part of every great journey. Meaningful Trips has been journeying for a quarter of a century, touching close to 100 countries. Here is Meaningful Trip’s recommended top-performing outdoor retailers specializing in adventure travel gear, books, maps and sustainable, earth-friendly items:
Outdoor Clothing & Gear
“Trying stuff takes us to places we never imagined”. In addition to top travel clothing, Columbia is all about positive change. Their initiatives support Sustaining Places, Empowering People, and Responsible Practices.
Happy feet mean happy travels. Keen’s earth-conscious, recycled Terradora II and their Keen Effect ethos makes us happy.
Way beyond its world-famous quality clothing and gear, Patagonia is ‘Part of A Movement for Change’. We love Patagonia for their activism and 1% for the planet program. Their NanoPuff Jacket is one of the most amazing jackets on the market today.
The North Face
The North Face provides an extensive line of performance clothing and equipment. They pledge to protect the places we live and play and take environmental performance and social responsibility into account. They even have a Recycled Materials line.
Eagle Creek offers the most comprehensive selection of packs, wheeled luggage, duffels, packing, and travel accessories.
High-quality backpacks, tents, and sleeping bags. We love their recognition of NDD Nature Deficit Disorder and their Cure for The Common Kid Fund.
‘Clothing for people who live fully, play long, and travel well’. We love their ‘Clothing For Positive Change’ ethos. Women’s Yoga Clothes, Women’s Activewear. Men’s too.
Women-owned and designed! Popular and stylish women’s active clothing, apparel & outdoor clothes.
Ex Officio’s adventure travel clothing offers the perfect blend of comfort, function and quick-dry for everything from hiking, rafting, safaris, and about town. Try the Bugsaway and Give-N-Go Underwear Collections.
Check out Keen’s Vegan-friendly, recycled, and Gridway collections. I love my Moab II Ventilator hiking shoes.
New in 2020, 100% of Teva straps are made using recycled plastic.
Toad & Co
‘Every day is an adventure’. Great selection of socially and eco-conscious clothes
Travel Guidebooks, Travel Magazines & Maps
We love Afar, one of the world’s leading travel media brands. They focus on experiential travel and keep us dreaming of places near and far.
Brandt Travel Guides
“Taking travel seriously since 1974” Amazing travel guidebooks for people who enjoy less-obvious experiences, less-visited places, and a more thoughtful approach to travel. For those who seek the extraordinary.
Amazing guidebooks and The Thorn Tree traveler forum.
An online World Atlas which covers 190 countries on all 7 continents.
Earth-Friendly Travel Products
Bambaw Makeup Removal
Bambaw develops sustainable alternatives to single-use products. Reusable makeup remover pads made of bamboo are a great alternative to disposable cotton.
Hemptique Hemp Plastic Passport Travel Holder
100% hemp, sweatshop-free. chemical-free, no formaldehyde.
Meaningful Trips always recommends packing a durable, re-fillable water bottle. Hydro Flask is an award-winning leader in high-performance insulated products.
Belongs to 1% For The Planet. They work with organizations that work on issues of clean water and reducing single-use waste.
Biodegradable soaps, shampoos and much more. These guys walk-the-walk: products are 100% vegetarian, no animal testing, ethical buying and non-wasteful packaging.
To-Go-Ware Bamboo Utensil Set
Meaningful Trip founder, Joe, always has a set packed away in his daypack.
United By Blue Water Bottle
Meaningful Trips always recommends packing a durable, re-fillable water bottle. United By Blue’s Mission covers Certified B-Corp status, sustainable materials and ethical manufacturing.