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Stuff We Love | October

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The seasons may be changing but our love for awesome brands and products is here to stay. This month we’re bringing you some of our fave fall essentials that should help inspire you to enjoy the outdoors before any real winter cold fronts roll in. And, because we want our fabulous fans to get in on the goods, we’ve even included an exclusive Perfect Bar discount with one of the brands included in this roundup (and don’t forget about our giveaway on Instagram – 10/12 – 10/16)! Read on for all of our October favorites…

Birch Sapp Water


By now, we’ve probably heard the term ‘farm to table,’ but how many of you can say you’ve heard of ‘tree to bottle?’ Props if you have—you’re on top of your stuff—but, if not, allow us to introduce you to Säpp Birch Water. The single key ingredient to this hydrating beverage is—you guessed it—birch sap, which is harvested by the brand from hundreds of trees on acres of sustainable land. From a health standpoint, this low cal, low sugar, antioxidant and mineral rich drink is the perfect refreshing solution to quench your thirst while out and about, pre- or post-workout, or to incorporate into your morning smoothie. You can choose from the original birch sap flavor, or branch out (see what we did there) and go with the Nettle or Rosehip varieties. When it tastes this good and is this good for you, we say why not try all three?

Hemlock Hat Co.

Straw hats are a practical headwear accessory as old as time… or at least as old as our first memory of our dads wearing them for summer beach BBQs. Now, thanks to Hemlock Hat Co., these old school head toppers have gotten a new school, super cool makeover. At first glance, they may appear as the classic silhouette, but when you look under the hood, you’re greeted by punchy, bold, bright, fun patterns that give this hat some much-needed flair. Between the flamingos, the cacti, the pineapples and the florals, there’s a pattern for every personality, and no matter which one you choose, we promise you’ll want to get outside to show it off as soon as you put it on. As a relatively new brand, Hemlock has already found itself a strong fan base and, after viewing some teaser footage of next year’s line of hats on their Instagram Story, we can only imagine this fan base will continue to grow. In fact, we’re already making room in our closet for our next addition.

Hydro Flask Water Bottle

If you take your on-the-go beverages seriously (and these days, who doesn’t?), then look no further than Hydro Flask. Sure, there are a number of reusable water bottles on the market, but Hydro Flask stands out above the rest with its double-wall, vacuum-insulated technology—the first of its kind. So what does this mean? It means that your bottle’s contents are safe from outside influences. Your hot tea will stay hot, and your ice water will still have cubes in it, hours later. With four different sizes and a handful of color choices, Hydro Flask has found a cult following with fans of all different lifestyle needs. From the busy soccer mom to the ultimate adventure seeker; from the tailgating college student to the caffeinated workaholic; this durable beverage container will get you where you need to go with the liquid fuel to take you there. And to top it all off—Hydro Flask donates 5% of every purchase to a charity or non-profit through its 5% Back Program. We’ll drink to that.

Rareform Backpacks

We rarely need another excuse to pack up our bags and head outdoors, but Rareform decided to give us one anyways. This unique bag and accessories brand is doing something pretty amazing—they’re taking old billboards (20,000 lbs. a month, to be exact) that would have otherwise sat in a landfill somewhere and repurposing them into awesome, one-of-a-kind vinyl products that are stylish, high-quality and sustainable. We’ve gotten good use out of our Rareform backpack and are loving how durable and lightweight it is (not to mention waterproof), but their product line doesn’t end there. They’ve also got duffle bags, totes, board bags, wallets, laptop cases and more; all made of the same recycled material. Want to try one out for yourself? No problem, we’ve got you covered. Get 20% off your next Rareform order with this exclusive code: PERFECT20.

Can’t wait to get your hands on this Stuff We Love and get outside for yourself? Make sure to enter our Instagram giveaway 10/12 – 10/16. Now let’s get adventuring!