Autumn has arrived, and with it comes a flurry of fall travel ideas — trips planned, bags packed, tickets bought. It’s the perfect time to embark on memorable fall adventures, from witnessing the awe-inspiring fall foliage to camping in the crisp wilderness, hiking through the woods, visiting colleges, or cheering for your favorite team at a football game.
At Diamond Brand Gear, we believe that the right gear can make these experiences even more enjoyable, while also contributing to a sustainable future and many falls to come. When prepping for fall travel, the perfect travel bag can enhance your journey. And knowing what to put in that bag will help make your trip memorable in the best ways.
The Essence of Sustainable Adventure
We emphasize the importance of sustainable adventure at Diamond Brand, so we’re committed to minimizing our environmental impact and promoting responsible outdoor exploration. Sustainable camping gear and travel bags not only make your travels more convenient but also help you reduce your ecological footprint. Choosing a Moonrise bag or American Boro tote bag when you’re traveling this fall — whether that is to your local trail or overseas — means you’re choosing a bag handcrafted by sewing professionals, made from upcycled materials.
What to Bring for Sleeping Under the Stars
There’s nothing quite like camping in the crisp fall air, surrounded by the sights and sounds of nature. Our sustainable camping gear includes durable, versatile tents that are mildew and water resistant. These ensure you stay warm, dry, and comfortable during your autumn camping escapades. Beyond the perfect tent, we recommend packing for the variety of temperatures and weather conditions you may experience on your fall travels. Include a fleece or sweater, rain jacket or poncho with hood, beanie hat and gloves and plenty of warm socks! Since you will be outside all of the time, make sure your base layer is not a cotton shirt, which will just absorb sweat and make you feel colder. Opt for wool, polyester, or nylon. Here, waterproof boots are important as are well-insulated sleeping bags.
Get Ready for Fall College Visits
Fall trips mean never knowing what the weather will bring. Could be sunny, cloudy, rainy, and in some places even snowy. So how do you prep to travel to another state when the weather might be unpredictable? Stick to a tight color palette in case you have to layer or mix and match clothing. Comfortable shoes are a must, as you’ll be walking all over campus. For outerwear, choose a coat that is a waterproof rain jacket with a hood that has a removable warm under-layer. This will give you the most flexibility. Bring a small Backpack or messenger bag on your tours, for the brochures and other items you’ll receive on your visit.
The Perfect Daypack for a Fall Foliage Hike
Fall foliage is a sight to behold, make your daypack ready for a hassle-free leaf-peeping adventure. These backpacks are equipped with opportunities to hang your gear, add or remove pockets, and access items at the bottom of your back quickly, ensuring you can comfortably carry essentials like snacks, water, and a phone or camera for capturing the stunning autumn scenery. Fall travels have never been easier!
Wearing hiking boots or shoes is key on this adventure. Be sure to include a lightweight beanie, as you’ll lose the most heat from the top of your head on a hike. Dress in multiple lighter layers so that you’re warmer in the morning and as the day heats up, you can peel your layers off and fit them into your daypack. And don’t forget some lightweight gloves, sunscreen, lip balm, and sunglasses.
Go Team Go! Don’t Forget a Thing for Tailgating
Cheering on your team at a football game is a cherished fall tradition. Our eco-conscious upcycled canvas tote bags (made from old Boy Scout tents!) are a practical choice for carrying game day essentials such as snacks, blankets, and team merchandise. They’re sturdy, reusable, and designed with sustainability in mind. Don’t forget your portable charger, sunscreen, rain jacket and umbrella if rain is expected, sunglasses, lip balm and hat!
As you’re prepping for fall travel, consider the gear you bring
Think efficiently when you pack, and use these fall travel prep guidelines to help you make the most of your trip. With our eco-friendly products by your side, you can fully immerse yourself in the magic of fall, whether you’re chasing foliage, camping under the stars, hiking in the woods, exploring college campuses, or cheering for your team. Embrace the season and travel sustainably. Happy fall travel adventures!