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Inspired by the great outdoors yet perfect for an urban adventure, this is your field guide to that ruggedly stylish gear designed to enhance all that Mother Nature has to offer. Should your summer travels take you to one of America’s National Parks, a city abroad, or provide the opportunity for local exploration, here are the accessories to accompany you on your journey, plus a few souvenirs to bring the adventure back home.

LEFT COLUMN: FIELD NOTES “Expedition” Waterproof Memo Books $9.95. Rugged are these little adventure ready notebooks! Field-tested and explorer-approved, within this arctic orange cover are 48 pages of Yupo Synthetic paper — a waterproof and tear-proof material designed to stand up to the toughest conditions, yet beautifully designed for everyday use. Check out Field Notes for lots more great styles and colors! TIMEX Weekender Slip-Thru $45. We love a Timex and this field style watch, with its simple clear face, nylon wrap band and Indiglo Night Light is a classic. KAUFMANN-MERCANTILE EDC Brass Compass $32.95. Yes, we all have GPS on our iPhones, but you never know when this waterproof brass compass might come in handy. At 1″ in diameter it can be easily stashed in your pocket, glovebox, or on a keychain.

CENTER COLUMN: PARKS PROJECTS National Parks Olympic Raglan $36. Parks Projects is a company dedicated to the preservation of our National Parks. Their mission is to inspire people to get outside, visit parks, and support park preservation through their products. They have created a series of vintage styled tees, baseball jerseys and tanks featuring a variety of our National Parks including Acadia, Everglades, Grand Teton and Olympic shown above, among others.  EASTLAND SHOES Seneca Camp Moc Chucca Boot $100. Ideal for the woods or everyday rambling, this classic hand sewn moccasin features a fully lined, cushioned footbed and a shock absorbing, flexible natural rubber outsole. Eastland has been making these boots since 1955 and they are a timeless favorite. MUIR WAY National Parks Maps $39 (unframed).  These graphic prints have been inspired by the National Parks maps, and use a clean design and a mix of colors to reinterpret the topography into beautifully stylized reproductions. Any design can be customized to the palette of your choice and a portion of every sale from their site is donated to the Sierra Club Foundation. MAGLITE Mini Maglite Camo $33.75. A pocket flashlight is always a useful accessory. This rugged little camo Maglite is water and shock resistant, and packs a high intensity adjustable light beam, along with a candle mode feature for hands free light.

RIGHT COLUMN: LEICA Ultravid Colorline 10 x 25 Binoculars $999. Available in an array of fun colors, these top of the line compact Leica binoculars are the perfect accompaniment to all your outdoor adventures. Bird watching or people watching, they offer superior viewing brilliance and sharpness, with optimal reduction of light reflection. BEST MADE Waxed Anorak $375. This lightweight rain jacket is made in the USA from 6.25 oz waxed cotton and features a three piece hood for maximum protection in inclement conditions. Double mesh ventilation eyelets insure breathability and a layer of moleskin offers comfort against the face. We love the bright orange, but it is available in more subdued earth tones as well. ISOLA INCENSE Balsam Fir $15. Bring the scents of the forest home with this classic Balsam Fir incense. Each box contains 32 cones and a wood burner. FILSON Camera Field Bag $320. This all-weather oil-finish field bag from Filson features ample interior space, with multiple pockets and dividers for the camera buff, yet doubles as a perfect everyday bag.