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Take it Easy

Gear that elevates relaxing.

// By Dina mishev
Photo by Bradly J. Boner

Black Diamond’s Alpenglow Hoody is a full-coverage, lightweight SPF layer (SPF 50+) with in-fiber cooling technology; it reflects 71 percent of near-infrared rays and reduces the wearer’s perceived temperature. $95, available at Black
Diamond, 160 W. Pearl Ave. 

Icemule’s Pro soft-sided coolers—available in 23- and 33-liter sizes—retain ice for 24 hours. With backpack straps and a drybag-style roll-top, they are easy to carry and water- and sand-resistant. From $135, icemulecoolers.com 

We take our Kammok Roo Single Recycled Hammock everywhere, so we’re ready to nap anytime the desire arises. Only 11.4 ounces, it stuffs down to the size of a softball but holds up to 500 pounds. $75, kammock.com

The Therm-a-Rest Air Head Lite Pillow has a shape designed to fit into the hood of a sleeping bag, but we’ve found it fits perfectly into a hammock too. It takes only a few seconds to inflate and packs down to about the size of a stick of butter, which is also about equal to it in weight (two ounces). $42, available at Teton Mountaineering, 170 N. Cache St.

Because you don’t always want to hammock in the sun, consider the Rumpl Original Puffy Blanket, which is the perfect weight to keep you comfortable during a sunset hammock or when hammocking in the shade. From $110, available at REI, 520 W. Broadway Ave.

As soft as they are stretchy, Nathan Sports’s 365 Joggers are perfectly named. We’d totally wear them every day of the year and always wear them when we’re looking to maximize comfort. From $85, nathansports.com

While we wouldn’t pack Decathlon’s Quechua MH500 folding camp chair for a backpacking excursion (it weighs just over two pounds), at half the price of its lightweight competitors, we love it for picnics on top of Snow King or along the Snake River. $60, decathlon.com

Help your feet recover in comfort with Hoka’s Ora Recovery 3 Slide, which comes in more than 20 color combinations and has been improved over earlier models with added breathability. $60, available at Skinny Skis, 65 W. Deloney St.

HydroFlask’s 12-ounce Cooler Cup is a good-looking insulated can cooler that converts to a cup. $25, available at REI, 974 W. Broadway Ave.

Hydration leader CamelBak perfected drinkware of a different sort with its Horizon Cocktail Shaker. Made from insulated stainless steel, the 20-ounce Horizon brings style and sophistication to your bar, whether at home, a campsite, or on an SUP on Sting Lake. $40, camelbak.com

Tifosi’s Swank line of sunglasses are at home on the trails, but their light and durable Grilamid TR-90 frames, shatterproof and scratch-resistant lenses, variety of color options both frames and lenses come in, and affordability make them perfect for protecting eyes while relaxing. From $25, available at Hoback Sports, 520 W. Broadway Ave. and at tifosi.com

Stio’s Shifter Shirt has performance features that make it trail-worthy (moisture wicking and stretch), but its fun prints are 100 percent relaxation. The Jackson-based brand’s CFS Drifter Shorts have stretch, too, so whatever form your lazing about takes, they can handle it. Shirt $99, shorts $59, available at Stio, 10 E. Broadway and at stio.com JH

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