It’s time to say goodbye to the lazy days of sleeping in late and roasting by the pool. With school just around the corner, this week in Collected we rounded up a handful of items to make the transition back into study mode that much less painful. With everything from hats to watches, backpacks, and shoes, you can be sure to dial in a fresh new look for the season ahead. Fear not, school’s return isn’t all doom and gloom, colder weather is on the horizon and we will be back amongst the mountains before too long.
As always, make sure to check back next week for another installement of Collected, or check out past weeks’ round ups, here.
Dakine Mission Pro 25L
The Dakine Mission Pro 25L bag is the only backpack you will ever need. From days in the backcountry to an afternoon at the library, and everywhere in between, the Mission Pro will keep your gear organized and safe so that you can focus on the task at hand. Our editorial staff swears by the Mission Pro and will often be seen with it either traipsing through the airport or loading up on the tram for a day on hill. The Mission Pro’s three different board carrying options combined with a spine protector, insulated water compartment, fleece lined goggle pocket, and a dedicated avalanche gear compartment all make it the ideal backcountry bag for your extracurricular activities, while the same compartments and organizational features allow it to perform double duty seamlessly on the days you’re forced to stay inside.
Field Notes are just one of the many brilliant contributions Aaron Draplin has made to our lives. The subscription based pocket-sized memo notebooks will be every creative mind’s best friend. You never know when the next idea might strike, and you don’t want to be paperless when it does. Field Notes is released in limited edition quarterly runs featuring timely design choices for a fresh approach to note taking and creative thinking. The summer 2018 run features three historical space explorations and comes with “punch out and assemble” paper stock space capsule models for additional fun and education. Now tell me your science teacher won’t by hyped on that.
Coal Wayfarer Hat
Just because summer is over doesn’t mean you need to go back to living a boring life. Give your summer adventure stories added flare with the Wayfarer from Coal. The wool felt hat features a brim for added stylish shade, and a sturdy leather cord to ensure the hat sticks around on your next adventure.
Vans Slip On Pro
You can’t go wrong with a solid pair of slip-ons. The Vans Slip On pro features a more rugged construction and improved insole to ensure they stand up to wear, whether you are out skating or simply grinding back and forth between classes. Snag the new limited edition green color way to make sure you stand out among the crowds on your first day back to class.
Nobody likes to suck face with the school water bubbler, and we all know that single-use plastic bottles are no good for our environment. Grab yourself a 22oz V7 bottle from Mizu and say goodbye to any lesser hydration option on the market. The Mizu V7 handles both hot and cold, keeping your refreshing drinks cold and steaming ones hot. Find your favorite color way now and be thankful you did when your next meeting runs a little long.
Skull Candy Crusher Wireless Headphones
It’s hard enough to get back into the study grind without being distracted by everyone’s stories from the summer. Block out the noise and make sure that library time is productive with the wireless Crusher headphones from Skull Candy. Delivering dual-channel haptic bass for that crisp loud tone you know and love for up to 40 hours of wireless play, the Crusher headphones will soon be the one item you are sure to never leave home without.
Nixon Rollo Watch
Return to school in style this season with the Rollo from Nixon. Schools are getting rid of analog clocks around the world, so it’s due time you prove to your homeroom teacher that you can still read the time. Plus, you are sure to bag extra style points with an all black minimalist wrist piece like this one. Save the phone checking for your friends, you don’t need it anymore and will be glad to have joined the elite.