Green Gear for the Great Outdoors

Summer is officially in full swing, beckoning us out of our homes and into the splendor of the wilderness! While many assume that they must compromise their eco-integrity in order to enjoy an outdoor hobby, activities like running, hiking, swimming, and camping can now be easily enhanced with environmentally conscious equipment and apparel. Keep your body (and the earth) healthy with these wonderful accessories!


Whether you’re free to trek along dirt trails through the trees and hills, or you’re content to run amongst your urban jungle, these green running products are designed for you and the environment in mind:

Reduce your carbon footprint by slipping into these shoes, all earning top marks for sustainable features like non-toxic dye, recycled materials, and brand eco-ethics:

Don’t forget to cushion your feet with Teko Socks too!

These stylish and sustainable brands of running apparel use both organic and recycled fabrics in their products:


Ready to take to the forest and forget about the bustling city for a few hours? These environmentally conscious brands and accessories are unbelievably handy for your hike:

Shoes and boots specifically made with recycled, 100% man-made, and/or “vegan” (animal-free) materials: 

Want to waterproof those boots from streams and natural water obstacles? Spray them with NIKWAX — a water-based and fluorocarbon-free waterproofer!

Get even closer to nature with this eco-friendly gear:


An extended form of hiking, camping is ideal for those who want to make peace with nature. And what better way to honor Mother Earth than to use organic, recycled, and eco-friendly camping gear?:

Even MORE eco-conscious shoe brands:

Here are some highly rated eats for the hungry camper:

Every eco-friendly camper needs a sustainable accessories kit, including (but not limited to):

In need of some environmentally friendly gear? This list of essentials will have you covered:

Click here for more camping tips from Tree Hugger!


Nothing defines the summer more than a refreshing dip in the water– be it an ocean or an above-ground pool! Give equal protection to your body as well as the beach with these green swimming tools and accessories:

Ditch the old bathing suit and shop these eco-chic brands:

Don’t forget the eco-friendly swim gear:

Keep your kids as safe as possible with these non-toxic toys:

And finally: remember that natural sunscreen and organic bug repellent are always your allies. Now go enjoy that fresh air!