Crush List: Fall 2017

Words by Jennifer Walton.

Venture Vans

Two Jackson Hole-based men who worked in the active travel industry (think executing international Backroads itineraries) for over a decade knew that the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem offers more than your typical National Park drive-through experience; it offers incredible places to spend= the night and dig a little deeper. Enter Venture Vans. Fully-equipped luxury vans with everything included (literally down to a French press, headlamp, and slingshot) that mean you can discover some of the world’s most ecologically diverse areas in a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter with a personalized itinerary designed by the experts. From the Rockies (Moab to Missoula) to the West Coast (San Diego to Joshua Tree), get in on the van game and start exploring now. #driveyourexperience venturevansjh.com • Prices vary based on trip length.

 

 

Red Twist Cashmere

Amy Cooper is a cashmere lover. While living in Asia, she strolled the boutiques and soon discovered that all cashmere is not created equal. So, she did what any cashmere-loving traveler would do; she went in search of “the one.” But that’s when it got interesting. Not content to keep it all to herself, she designed the wrap of all wraps. Produced in 16 shades, this 100% cashmere wrap will be the best money you’ll spend updating your wardrobe. A portion of each purchase benefits the non-profit Room to Read, which supports “literacy and gender equality in education.” theredtwist.com • $195

 

Tecova Boots

Austin, Texas, has always held a special place in our hearts. This Texas-based boot company is committed to making the best boots and bringing them directly to the consumer at reasonable prices. Made by hand in the old-world style of bootmaking, “The Lucy” is a waterproof glove-like suede bootie in subtle shades of gray or sand with a stacked leather heel (and a reinforced rubber heel grip so there’s no slipping on those city streets); it’s a boot that proves you can look stylish without missing half your paycheck. Put a pair in your cart now. tecovas.com • $195

 

Tepui Tents Autana XL 

Ruggedized SKY

Get a room! If you’re talking Tepui Tents, then yes, please! You’d be correct if you thought the Autana XL Ruggedized SKY was the roomiest, toughest roof-top tent out there. The secret to the SKY? The diamond-base plate, two built-in screened SKY panels for stargazing, 360g dual-stitched canvas, and an anti-condensation mat. The welded aluminum base and heavy-duty internal frame make it ideal for your rig’s off-road trips. Need another room? The annex has an attachable PVC tub floor for complete waterproofing. Fits any vehicle—now pick your dream destination. Good company is up to you! tepuitents.com • $2,750

 

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort & Private Jet Services

With the announcement of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort’s new partnership with Private Jet Services (PJS), getting to the Tetons has never been easier or more luxurious. For nearly 15 years, PJS has provided exceptional aviation services for presidential candidates, professional sports teams, and touring bands. When news comes of the first pow of the season, these  folks handle all of your logistics with dedication and passion so you can experience those first turns off the Tram. And, with this new partnership they’ll be providing “unique and compelling vacation experiences in both winter and summer.” jacksonhole.compjsgroup.com prices vary

 

Give’r Woody Wayfarers

Bring on the bamboo! Add green-blue polarized lenses and handmade Rosewood arms and you’ve got the latest from the Jackson Hole- based Give’r. Completely unique as no two pair are alike, the Woody Wayfarer ensures a lightweight fit, spring-loaded hinges, and UV400 protection. With an option to engrave initials on the inside arm, these gems are definitely gift-worthy. Shipped with a bamboo box. give-r.com • $65.99 

 

Moxie & Moss Workwear

Are you an active woman whose daily pursuits gravitate toward construction, landscaping, firefighting, cooking, or trades like metallurgy, pottery, or woodworking? Now you can look even better doing it with the flattering and functional Maven pant designed by an exceptional trio of women. Moxie & Moss partnered with Oregon Tradeswomen, Inc. and contributes 5% of sales to their Maven Scholarship Fund. Work it! moxieandmoss.com • $126

 

Live Water Properties

Have you been looking for the perfect legacy ranch? Live Water Properties has just the one for you. What’s on the menu? Fly fishing, hunting, raising cattle, or maybe investing in productive farmland. Or are you longing to open up a guest ranch? Whatever your goal, the brokers, locations, and services are top-shelf at Live Water Properties and cover nine states in the Mountain West. Serious specialists in the acquisition and deposition of ranch property, their approach is ‘client-centric.’ livewaterproperties.com • prices vary

 

Duckworth Women’s WoolCloud Vest

You’ll wear it proudly knowing Duckworth is the world’s only source-verified, single-origin, merino wool apparel company. Their Sheep to Shelf™ mission is to resurrect the lost art and craft of American wool, while reducing wool’s environmental footprint and giving voice to its cooperative growers’ stewardship. On top of that, this vest will be one of your most stylish fall go-to jackets. The WoolCloud Vest has a lightweight insulation layer and can be worn over anything and everything. duckworthco.com • $200

Hanah One Energy

What happens when you consistently provide your body with 30 wild-harvested botanicals by mixing them daily into your anytime coffee, tea, or smoothie? Clarity, energy, and stamina replace the fog, slog, and bonk. See the difference in your overall health with this Ayurvedic supplement that’s in a base of Keralan mountain honey, artisanal ghee, and sesame oil. hanahlife.com • $89

 

Astral Hemp Men’s Shoe 

It’s fall and you’re still in flip flops regardless of your morning’s frost-covered windshield. Eventually your digits will beg for coverage. Astral’s Hemp Donner is your answer to the transition from summer to fall and beyond. The hemp-made ‘hydrophobic canvas’ multi-sport shoe for cooler seasons is one of the best-selling styles from Astral. With medium arch support, water-resistant laces, high-friction, non-marking soles, and a dapper profile that takes you from office to the trail, you can wear them until you slide your feet into ski boots. astraldesigns.com • $99.95

Craghoppers Men’s Dofri Shirt Jacket

Don this relaxed yet classy Oxford-style shirt on that crisp fall day when your to-do list is long but varied: chopping and stacking wood, showing up on time for the latest ski flick, and tossing back a few cold ones while you toast the ski season to come. This heavier shirt with a bit of lightweight insulation means you’re free to leave the puffy at home. In tasty shades of gray. craghoppers.com • $100

 

Adventure® Dog Series Workin’ Dog™

There is a lot that can go down for Fido when he’s out on the trail with you. The crew at Adventure Medical Kits has your best pal covered with their Workin’ Dog series kit. It includes a lifesaving Trauma Pak with QuickClot gauze (used by U.S. Military), hemostat forceps, blanket, and disposable skin stapler, so when you’re far from the vet, you can patch up Fido quickly and correctly. adventuremedicalkits.com • $110

 

Yuba Bikes Sweet Curry

Leave the car home and the carpool to someone else when you opt for this sweet ride to school, the market, and more on Yuba Bikes’ Sweet Curry. This lightweight aluminum frame and 20” rear wheel with an extra-long rear luggage rack means the ride is smooth and stable (up to 300 lbs!) and with loads of options like Bread Baskets, 2-Go Cargo Bags, Mini-Monkey Bars, Bamboo SideBoard Bars, Yepp Maxi EasyFits, and multi-utility decks, you’ll want to be the first in the family to put your name on this one. yubabikes.com • $2,199

 

Power Practical JUL Smart Mug

Not too cool, not too hot, but just right. Improve your workspace with this USB-powered coaster that monitors the temperature of your daily bean or leaf brew in the simply designed, yet effortlessly chic mug by keeping it at the perfect temperature “from first sip to last drop.” Power Practical is on a winning streak with their affordable products, so add their latest classy innovation to your tabletop and delete those “gotta reheat” trips to the microwave! powerpractical.com • $75

 

Salomon QST 99 and QST 99 Lumen

Play, rip, or float—the versatile 99mm waist width, full-length wood core, and Salomon’s C/FX (their propriety blend of carbon fiber and flax) will see to it that your day on the slopes is always a memorable one. The Lumen is an exceptional ski for women with the same attention to the all-mountain experience. #timetoplay salomon.com • $599

 

 

 

 

Big Agnes Dream Island Double Sleeping Bag

Want to slumber next to your sweetheart without worrying if your zippers line up? Big Agnes has solved your backcountry dilemma with their Dream Island 15, which comes in several weights, materials, and temperature ranges. By creating “a unique draping effect like the comforter on your bed at home” you’ll sleep, snooze, and snore like babes in the woods. Go big and dream on. bigagnes.com • $249.95

ALPS Outdoorz Monarch X

ALPS has addressed the issue most women have when sizing a men’s pack to fit their frame. It never fits! Now the same quality, comfort, and design is available in a pack designed for a woman on the hunt. Details specific to you huntresses out there include a smaller waist belt with anti-sway straps, contoured shoulder straps, built-in stowaway meat shelf, rifle or bow drop-down pocket, roomy front organizational pocket, and hydration port, all designed using 1680D Nylon Ballistic Fabric. In Coyote Brown and weighing in at just over five lbs (until you add your prize). alpsoutdoorz.com • $199

 

PSE Evolve Hunting Bow

The elk bugle. The deer feed. It’s that time of year when you’re dressed before dawn, breathing in the scent of fall, and pumping out adrenaline in your quest to harvest with the hope of stocking your freezer. Start the season out right with PSE’s EVOLVE 35 performance compound bow featuring an IBO rating up to 346fps (for non-hunters that’s ‘feet per second’) and an incredibly smooth draw. No rookie mistakes here with a new Cam System, which “gives this 35-inch” axle-to-axle hunting bow an unbelievable 90% let-off.” With an ultra-stiff riser design and new RollerGlide® cable guard system to eliminate friction, you’re guaranteed a superior experience in the field. Reminder: this toy is unisex, ladies…have at it. pse-archery.com • $999.99 – $1,049.99