2018 Bucket List

Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire,” said Jennifer Lee. For all of us at Yellow Wood, exploring the outdoors is our passion. Here, we share our 2018 bucket list with the hope you’ll be inspired to write your own, explore some of the places we’re excited about or maybe even join us on one of these brilliant adventures.

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What’s the deal: body mapping

Sweat is inevitable if we’re active, but how our clothing reacts to it (sweaty pits much?) doesn’t have to be. Body mapping – also known as body zoning – isn’t a new technology, but some industry leaders such as Icebreaker, Kari Traa and Craft are now incorporating findings from their extensive research to enhance the way garments fit and function.

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What’s the best winter insulation?

If the phrase was “when in Wisconsin…” it would most certainly suggest eating brats and cheese curds, drinking beer, watching our many athletic teams - and knowing your stuff when it comes to surviving our winters. Depending on the conditions, what you wear can make or break your experience in our unforgiving climate. But what offers the best insulation? Knowing the differences between down, synthetic and wool – and how they each perform - can help you make that important decision before you venture out.

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Liz MartinYellow Wood
Holiday Gift Guide - Charlie’s Picks

Vintage washed and comfy from the moment he first puts it on, you can’t go wrong with the Woolrich Hemlock Cord Shirt II, especially for that hard-to-shop-for gentleman in your life. It offers a casual, rugged look with a subtle, fitted flair of style (shh! We won’t tell him, but he’ll know he looks good).

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Liz MartinYellow Wood
Holiday Gift Guide - Moshe’s Picks

Another product in our Everest Base Camp-tested repertoire – and what a gem it was along the trail! The Hyperlite Mountain Gear Daybreak daypack checks in at 17L and it’s built to weather some serious action. Made with a composite fabric that’s more like a lightweight, malleable plastic, this pack is ultra-lightweight, highly water resistant and virtually indestructible.

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Liz MartinYellow Woodr
Holiday Gift Guide - Sarah’s Picks

Ah, the hip new bag you keep seeing on your Instagram feed! The 16L Fjallraven Kanken is so much more than an iconic, trendy accessory, though, and it’s certainly not new. In fact, the pack has been around helping distribute book weight on the backs of young Swedish students since 1978. In ever-Swedish style, this bag embraces thoughtful minimalism. Fjallraven describes it as, “the perfect backpack for everyday adventure,” and that it is. It’s a great size for toting around your laptop, gym clothes and wallet without adding much weight. Offered in nearly every color under the sun, you’re sure to find one that speaks to your unique style.


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Meghan MartinYellow Wood
Holiday Gift Guide - Susan’s Picks

No trees? No problem! The Eno Billow inflatable couch is especially built for the outdoors, which means great durability – triple-stitched nylon and dual-layer construction- complete with stakes, a patch kit and a carrying case. Save your breath – inflation is as easy as catching a breeze and folding the end. 

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Meghan MartinYellow Wood