$180 – $190; bigagnes.com
Take a Big Agnes along with you on your backpacking trip this summer and dream sweet dreams knowing it’s made of 96% recycled content, including Big A’s Climashield HL Green 100% recycled synthetic insulation. Other features include a rectangular shape that gives your feet and shoulders more room, and an integrated pad sleeve so you won’t keep sliding off your sleeping pad.
Another great way to get those muscles whipped into shape for next ski season is trail running. These running shoes are made with stability in mind for rough trails, and the HPR Green outsoles go through a low-waste production process.
100% organic cotton and a stylish design make this a classic summer shirt for men, as part of their Planet Earth Green Label collection.
This perfect-for-summer-evenings shoe is part of Simple’s Green Toe collection. The linings are made out of sustainable bamboo, and the outsole is made from an actual car tire, with 100% post consumer paper pulp foot forms. And they reduced the amount of packaging when items are shipped.
The classic energy bar. Stuff one of these organic goodies in your pack for the trail and get a boost when you need it most. Plus, Clif Bar supports environmental organizations such as Start Global Cooling and Clif Green Notes, a program that works with bands and musicians like Guster and Xavier Rudd to make their tours greener. Even Clif Bar’s employees are going green, with the company’s Cool Commute program, which offers incentives to employees who carpool, ride bikes to work, or buy a hybrid.
The sustainably-harvested stretch merino wool skirt is casual enough to wear around town but flattering enough to go to dinner. A low-rise waist and discreet pocket near the hip add to its style.
You might think the front of this bag is just a cool design, but it’s so much more. This 1,500-cubic-inch rugged daypack doubles as a mobile solar power generator. Just give it 4 to 6 hours in direct sunlight and it will fully charge your cell phone. It’ll also charge cameras and iPods. And the pack’s material is made from recycled soda bottles.
This shirt from Mountain Equipment Co-op is made for”high-output, hot weather activities.” The 100% recycled polyester material can be recycled even further through MEC’s Garment Recycling Progam, as part of their Sustainability Policy.
100% recycled polyester, breathability, and moisture-wicking are key components of this go-anywhere summer tank. Throw it on and go hiking, camping, running, or just grab a drink in town with good friends.
$4 for a 2 oz. bottle; msrgear.com
Because this soap is biodegradable, highly concentrated, and all-purpose, it’s perfect for any outdoors adventures, especially for days spent in the backcountry. It’s also hypoallergenic and phosphate-free.
A blend of organic cotton and nylon makes these all-purpose shorts breathable and comfortable. It’s lined with wicking mesh fabric and has four pockets for stashing stuff.
Pull on this top when it starts to get chilly in the evenings. Organic stretch cotton fleece makes it cozy, while the hood and kangaroo pocket add functionality.
Get on a bike this summer to keep in shape for next season and don this cycling jersey while you’re at it. The Fuse Jersey is made from a unique technology that incorporates organic coconut shells, which translates into moisture-wicking, sun protection, and odor absorption.