Back to School Essentials
By: Kristine C.
Summer is wrapping up and the school supplies lists are out and ready to be checked off! Who would ever think that at an outdoor store would carry “must-have” items for your back to school preparations? Funny you ask, because we do!!
What is the best class in school? Obviously, the correct answer is lunch! And for the most important time of the day at school, Appalachian Outfitters has you covered. For the lunch goer, we would recommend the Yeti DayTrip lunch bag with a Light My Fire lunch kit! This lunch bag has the incredible Yeti promise that will keep your cold cut sandwich or your veggies fresh and tasty! The bag is easy to clean for the inevitable juice box puncture. It also features an amazing hook closure that can be adjusted to fit everything from a bag of chips to a 6-pack of pop when the school week is over. The Light My Fire lunch kit is perfect for packed lunches because it comes with a spork, multiple reusable containers, and a collapsible cup among other goodies that all pack into one container for easy transport of PB&Js, berries, and the occasional candy!
And of course, how else to prepare yourself for the school year without an awesome new backpack? The Deuter Giga has two elevated back panels so that it gives you extra support when carrying all of your textbooks and also allows for greater airflow for less sweat. This pack also comes in slim line to fit smaller and slim bodies more comfortably.
Another backpack recommendation is the Fjallraven Kanken series. The beloved Kankens were originally designed to help distribute the load of heavy textbooks for students making them the perfect pack for the first-grader to the college student. The Kankens come in different sizes giving you options for however many books you like to carry! The mini is perfect for the youngsters, the traditional Kanken is a little larger and perfect for the high schooler, and the 17” is large enough to fit a laptop into the laptop sleeve for those that are college bound. With the Kankens available in a thousand colors, everyone can pick their favorite!
Finally, to wrap it all together, you are going to need a reusable water bottle. Luckily, there is no shortage of water bottles at Appalachian Outfitters. We have Nalgenes, Yetis, Stanleys, Camelbacks, and more! The Rambler 12oz from Yeti is an insulated cup with a leak-proof lid that has an easy twist open lid for even the smallest of kiddos. For larger options there are 18 oz, 24 oz, and even a whopping 36 oz! Toss in one of our newest reusable straws to top it all off. :)
Come on in and prepare yourself for the greatest school year yet with the perfect backpack, lunchbox, and water bottle at Appalachian Outfitters!