15 Products That’ll Motivate You to Get Outside | theSkimm
products to get you outside and moving Daniel Creel

Winter brings snow, spring brings rain, and summer brings scorching temps. But fall is nearlyyyy perfect. Not only can you get breathtaking foliage, but you get cooler temps. And research shows getting outside is good for your health.

So we’re here to provide a bit of motivation. This weather window won’t last long. Just don’t forget to wear your mask and apply sunscreen.

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fitbit activity and step tracker
An activity and heart rate tracker to inspire your morning walks…

It can measure number of steps, distance walked, hourly activity, active minutes, and calories burned. It’s also swim-proof, can recognize actions like biking, and can provide insight into your sleep cycle. It’ll connect to your phone via Bluetooth so you can even receive notifications. ($79.99, Kohl’s)

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comfortable leggings for outdoor activity
A pair of leggings for outdoor adventures…

Moisture-wicking, breathable, and comfortable. You can wear them while on-the-go, and then transition to the couch. You’ll never wanna take them off. ($20, Target)

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disposable camera
A disposable camera to capture fall hikes and foliage…

Just point and shoot. You can drop the film at your local drugstore to be developed. Like the good old days. It’s that easy. ($18, Urban Outfitters)

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cooler bag for picnics
A cooler bag for weekend picnics at the park…

Keep food and beverages cold while you take in the scenery. This bag has recycled PVC lining and leather handles. Not to mention it’s v cute. ($69, Free People)

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waterproof picnic blanket
A waterproof blanket to rest your new cooler on…

And to keep you dry from dewy grass. It’s also fade-resistant, so you can keep it out in the sun for hours without damaging the design. So feel free to pack a few courses. ($79.20, Society6)

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hiking daypack
A day pack for hikes and road trips…

It weighs 14 ounces, but can hold up to 100 pounds. It’s made of nylon fabric, so it won’t rip. And features padded shoulder straps and tons of pockets. Aka, it’s perfect. ($49.95, L.L.Bean)

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birdwatching book for beginners
A beginner’s birdwatching book for those who want a new hobby...

Learn about 48 North American birds, like the blue jay, hummingbird, and mourning dove. You’ll be able to record your sightings and get info about habitat, nesting, and eating habits. No more winging it. ($6.43, Bookshop)

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portable watercolor set
A watercolor set to inspire your next landscape portrait…

Set up your easel outside with this travel kit of 42 colors. It folds out 180-degrees so you can see all the colors at once. It also comes with three water-dispensing brushes so you don’t need to pack a water cup. Boom. ($16.95, Amazon)

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guide to the national parks in the United States
A guide to the National Parks so you can see the sights…

The Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, and Zion to name a few. Each page of this coffee table book will bring a new place to explore, new sights to see, and a ton of fun facts. ($18.69, Target)

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gardening kit with give tools and a stool
A gardening kit to help you grow some fall veggies…

Just because the weather is getting chillier in some places, doesn’t mean you have to stop gardening. Get outside with this kit that features five tools and a compact seat. You’ll get a large trowel, small trowel, garden fork, cultivator, and weeder. ($76, Food52)

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camping journal
A camping journal so you can plan your next trip…

It features an RV info page, a packing list, location bucket list, scavenger hunt games, and sticker page. It’ll keep you organized while you’re on the road. Buckle up. ($22.50, Taylor George Designs on Etsy)

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sneakers
A stylish pair of sneakers you’ll want everyone to see…

These are too cute to keep in the house. Might as well get outside and show the entire neighborhood… ($97.84, ML Neik’s Design Studio on Etsy)

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colorful insulated water bottle
An insulated water bottle to keep you hydrated…

Whether you’re moving or just having a meal outdoors, you should always have a water bottle with you. This one holds 17-ounces, can keep beverages hot for 18 hours, and cold for 36 hours. Bottoms up. ($35, S’well)

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colorful printed yoga mat
A yoga mat so you can do your morning stretches on the deck…

Why stay indoors when you can get some sunshine and fresh air? Just don’t forget to apply sunscreen. ($31.20, Society6)

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adventure box for kids to get outside and moving
An adventure box to help kids get outdoors…

Aka, less screen time and more go-time. Every month they’ll get new activities and outdoor gear. Plus each box is themed, like nighttime exploration and building shelters. ($36.50/month, Think Outside Boxes on Cratejoy)

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colorful roller skates
A pair of roller skates so you can get in on the Instagram fad…

Throw on some pads and get moving. It may not be easy, but it’ll be worth it. ($139, Urban Outfitters)

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PS: These are editorially selected, but if you purchase, theSkimm may get something in return. 

PPS: If something’s out of stock, oops, it was there when we published. And we apologize for any shipping delays due to COVID-19. Thanks.