5 Eco-Friendly Camping Companies For Your Next Outdoor Adventure

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This is the time of year where school is out, the days are long, and people are anxious to take advantage of the time off and explore. But before you pack up and head out for your next trip to the great outdoors, don't miss this blog post! Below are 5 fantastic companies who have a wide range of incredible products to supply every need for camping, hiking, kayaking - whatever your choice of adventure - but also do their part in taking care of the beautiful world that we get to call home. 

You may have heard of some of these companies, but I hope that there are a few surprises for you. After taking a look at this list, I encourage you invest in quality camping products from companies like these so that while you're enjoying the great outdoors, you'll also taking great care of it. 
 

UNITED BY BLUE

What you'll find: Men's, women's and kid's apparel, bags, pet items, and camp equipment (tents, hammocks, sleeping bags, camp kitchen gear, coolers, axes, copper and stainless steel drinkware, and so much more).

How they give back: United By Blue is extremely passionate about conserving our big, blue ocean. So much so, for every product sold, they commit to removing one pound fo trash from the ocean and waterways. To this day, they have removed almost 1.1 million pounds of trash so far! If ocean conservation is a passion you have, you can join them on their next clean up. Click here to find out more about their cleanups and how you can help. 

Price range: $20 - $500

Where to shop: Online
 

PATAGONIA

What you'll find: A wide selection of durable, multi-functional outdoor clothing and gear including men's and women's apparel, packs and gear, 

How they give back: Patagonia prides themselves in participating in the Corporate Responsibility (CR) business movement. It encourages companies to take conscious and social responsibility for the impact their actions have on customers, employees, communities, and environment. Committing to this movement means they also agree to abide by international labor and human rights standards. Patagonia Action Works is another way where they give back. This is how Patagonia supports grassroots activists who hope to find solutions to the environmental crisis. They also give at least 1% of sales or 10% of pre-tax profits - whatever is more - to environmental groups. Learn more about their initiatives here. 

Price range: $15 - $600

Where to shop: Online
 

REI

What you'll find: Gear and clothing for your outdoor adventures including camping and hiking, climbing, cycling, paddling, running and traveling in general.

How they give back: REI donates millions of dollars to support a variety of conservation efforts across America. They work on reconstructing trails, cleaning up beaches, and restoring local habitats. REI is also on a mission to reduce their environmental footprint by creating products that are sustainable and providing products that are fair trade, made from organic cotton and some that are made of recycled materials. 

Price range: $15 - $500

Where to shop: Online


CAMPING WITH DOGS

What you'll find: Men's and women's apparel, hats, gear, stickers and bandanas for you and your dog! 

How they give back: This lifestyle brand encourages you to get outdoors and bring your furry BFFs along for the adventure. All of their products are designed to "capture the essence of the ease and simplicity of being completely encompassed in nature with your dog." They strive to be advocates for dogs since they cannot speak for themselves to encourage you to take them hiking, kayaking, fishing, etc. If you love to be outdoors, then you should take your pups with you because they probably want to go with you. Be sure to check out their blog for some tips and resources for traveling with dogs too!

Price range: $6 - $30

Where to shop: Online


KLEAN KANTEEN

What you'll find: A wide variety of insulated water bottles, mugs, cups, tumblers, growlers, food containers, and steel straws. 

How they give back: Klean Kanteen blazed the trail in reusable resources by creating the first BPA-free, stainless steel, reusable water bottle back in 2004. Today, Klean Kanteen is a certified B-corporation with their roots firmly planted in Chico, CA. They are extremely active in the Chico community by donating products to local schools and organizations and providing water stations at events and celebrations. They even give their employees 24 hours of volunteer time each year! And as a participating member of the 1% For The Planet organization, Klean Kanteen has donated more than 1% of their annual sales to support environmental nonprofits in their efforts. 

Price range: $17 - $75

Where to shop: Online


Well friends, that is all for this week. I hope you enjoyed this post and thank you so much for stopping by! Go show these amazing businesses some love on social media. 

Did you enjoy this edition of the Giving Tuesday blog? Planning on buying something from one of these companies you're excited about?  Tell me in the comments below, I'd love to hear about it! 

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