A.Native: New Gear for Nature Lovers
Posted on 03 December 2015
Everybody appreciates the outdoors, even if they get there largely through #adventurous #outdoorliving routes, so we rounded up some great new gifts to help all kinds of folks enjoy the fresh air! A favorite new maker in our Nature Needer collection is A.Native. Based in South Korea and inspired by the centeredness many people feel after spending needed time outdoors, A.Native's gear is simple and durable, with attention to quality construction and materials. It also successfully straddles the design line with striking good looks to go with their functional purposes.
First up, camping mats! These large fun mats are like a cushioned tarp, or a picnic blanket you won't have to worry about blowing away. They work well under sleeping bags or to comfortably stake out your territory at a festival.
Made from linen or cotton with poly and cowhide, they're built tough, water-resistant, and flexible. They pack into a travel-friendly roll sack, and come with grommets so you hang hang them for shade or drying.
For an even more versatile throw-and-go option, their wool blend blankets are a good bet. These big throws offer easy warmth and calm colors, with a tough weave, double finished edges, and an acrylic blend for easier washing and quicker drying. Comfortable and comforting, on the couch or at the beach. Available in two types of light stripes.
The Harris Tweed camp chair features several fancy factors you don't usually find. The comfortable back of this folding seat is made from (as you might have guessed) Harris tweed, which has been hand loomed and woven in Scotland for over 150 years. Used in everything from military gear to the finest men's dress slacks, Harris tweed has been known for its unsurpassed quality, durability, and distinctive tweedy weave for generations. The frame is hardy oiled hardwood, with reinforced joints and grommets wherever you could want them. The folding design is based on an elegant 2-piece slip joint, going from neatly nestled flat and stackable to a comfortable low-slung setting spot in seconds.
If minimal outdoor furniture isn't quite your speed, you might want to consider the HiBrow Wood Gloves. Simple and grippy work gloves with a logo that speaks for itself (got silky palms? Put these on 'em. Don't know if you have silky palms? Doesn't matter!), and you can get them in an array of logo colors for 5 American dollars. They make a great deal for even grinchy and ultralight outdoor lovers.