Gear Up To Get Outside With These Modern + Outdoor-Friendly Finds

Spring has sprung – which means you’re probably more than ready to get outside. And after a long, suboptimal winter, you better believe that we plan on welcoming spring in a big way. We’re talking sun-bathing at the park with books and bites, jogging your way through new neighborhoods, lunches and happy hours al fresco, and breezy evening bike rides. No matter what springtime plans you have in store, rest assured that these outdoor-friendly finds will make your springtime adventures even sweeter. For more outdoor finds, check out the Design Milk Shop!

bathing culture sanitizerHigh Spirits Sanitizer by Bathing Culture
You can’t leave home without hand sanitizer these days, so why not choose one you enjoy using? Bathing Culture’s High Spirits Sanitizer effectively sanitizes hands (and surfaces) thanks to its 75% alcohol formula, without leaving them dry and flaky like conventional sanitizers. Plus, every spritz will have the people around you complimenting its elevated (and all natural) woodsy scent, “Cathedral Grove.”

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w&p ceramic bowlPorter Ceramic Bowl by W&P
The Porter Ceramic Bowl is a stylish storage solution for lunches on the go. Ideal for storing salads, grain bowls, or leftovers, this smooth ceramic lunch bowl imbues outdoor meals with the comforting feel of your home bound dinnerware. Complete with a plastic lid and a secure, snap-tight silicone strap, the Porter Bowl keeps its promise of mess-free, spill-proof food while on the move – and it is dishwasher and microwave safe.

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junes hombre toteThe Hombre Tote in Bio-Knit by Junes
You’ll never regret having a reusable bag on hand, and Junes’ eco-friendly Hombre Tote is the ultimate companion for spring days spent outdoors. Made of recycled plastic bottles and the brand’s innovative CiCLO® technology, the sustainable tote helps combat plastic pollution in landfills and waterways. Plus, the tote’s ultra-lightweight, mesh design folds up with ease for seamless storage in your bag or pocket. Use it for trips to the park, pool, or farmer’s market, or keep one on hand to accommodate spontaneous shopping while out and about.

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monocle headlampMonocle Running Headlamp by Bookman
Safety has never been more stylish, thanks to Bookman. New to the Design Milk Shop, the brand is built on Swedish, safety-conscious traditions, creating modern light fixtures designed for cyclists, runners, or pedestrians to see and be seen while outdoors. Their award-winning running headlamp is essential for anyone planning to log miles this spring/summer (or go for a leisurely post-dinner walk!), featuring a lightweight, rechargeable design that’s as comfortable as it is low maintenance.

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cooling mistCooling Mineral Hydro Mist by Alder New York
Alder New York’s Cooling Mineral Hydro Mist is a must for refreshing your skin throughout the day. Formulated to strengthen skin and boost hydration, this gentle facial mist instantly cools down skin whenever you need it, thanks to ingredients like zinc, glycerin, and soothing calendula – making it a backpack essential for long days spent in the sunshine. We love the cool, modern packaging it comes in too!

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kinto travel tumblerTravel Large Tumbler by KINTO
KINTO’s Large Travel Tumbler is perfect for enjoying your favorite drinks while out and about. More than its sleek, ultra-minimal design (and the range of stylish neutral shades it comes in), we love the tumbler’s secure, spin-off cap that prevents spills and makes stealing a sip while on the move an easy, mess-free affair. Thoroughly tested (by me) in sweltering Miami summers, I can confidently say that this tumbler’s temperature retention properties are up to snuff – and it keeps my cold brew deliciously cold and refreshing on the hottest of days.

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bookman curve 3 light setCurve 3 Light Set by Bookman
If, like many of us, you plan on busting out your bike this season, make sure you’re prepared for nighttime rides with a reliable light set. The Curve 3 Light Set by the safety experts at Bookman includes a front white LED light and a rear red light both with a unique curved design that offers a wide range of ultra-bright light, giving you clear visibility of the roads and ensuring you stay visible to traffic.

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succulent chalk by tweeMaya & Siona’s Succulents Handmade Sidewalk Chalk by TWEE
This succulent sidewalk chalk makes for a memorable afternoon activity that the whole family will enjoy. Creative kids will love bringing their imagination to the pavement and drawing up their own personal paradise – and adults will be delighted by the quirky chalks’ adorably unique shapes. Every piece of TWEE chalk is handmade for little hands and designed to help boost grip strength and fine motor skills, all while encouraging creative play.

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loop helmetLoop Helmet by Closca
It was true when your mom made you wear one when you were a kid and it’s still true now – a helmet is non-negotiable while riding your bike! Fortunately, Closca makes a protective helmet that you can feel confident wearing. Unlike the bulky helmets of your childhood, the Loop Helmet has a lightweight, modern design that delivers cool and comfortable wear. Its foldable design allows you to reduce its size by 45% for easy storage in your backpack or tote.

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metro umbrellaMetro Umbrella by Blunt Umbrellas
Perfectly sized to fit in your bag and complete with an accompanying carrying sleeve, the Metro Umbrella is a must-have for days spent in the great outdoors. The auto-open aerodynamic canopy opens with a simple push of a button (because no one wants to wrestle with an umbrella mid-rainstorm), and it’s even been wind-tunnel tested so you can confidently weather any rain showers that come your way.

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gingko speakerMI Square Pocket Speaker by Gingko
No matter where your spring plans take you, you can count on experiencing your favorite playlists every step of the way with this compact Bluetooth speaker by Gingko. Handcrafted with a bamboo, walnut, or cherry wood finish and ergonomic carrying strap, the MI Pocket Speaker offers a sleek, modern design and seriously good sound quality. Use the carrying strap to secure the speaker to a tote or backpack to enjoy the sweet sounds of spring anywhere you go.

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Alexa is commerce editor at Design Milk. She lives in Miami, Florida with her fiancé Alex and retired greyhound, Phoebe. A longtime art and design enthusiast, Alexa’s first stops in any new city are the art museums. When she’s not writing about her favorite DM shop picks, she might be buried in a book, binging reality tv or adventuring around her city with her partner and pup.

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