Top 15 Products For Your Next English Staycation
No need to jet off anywhere this year, all you need is an English staycastion. At least one of the positives that came out of the lockdown last year was people were spending more time getting to know their local area and finding out all it has to offer.
Whether it’s a countryside escape, trying a new recipe at home, exploring your local city or town – we’ve decided to put together a list of our essential staycation products so you can enjoy it in style.
1. Filson Small Duffle Bag
Classic style, unbeatable build quality, Filson bags are some of the best out there and the Duffle is perhaps the most quintessential choice there is. Made with hardwearing materials like 22oz twill and bridle leather – it will keep your stuff safe and while developing a rich patina and personalisation with use. For weekend getaways in the country and more – Filson never fails.
2. Snow Peak Pack & Carry Fireplace (Large)
Snow Peak has quickly become a Stuarts London favourite with their innovative designs and dedication to getting people outside and enjoying nature with the best possible gear. The Pack & Carry fireplace is one of their most iconic designs. No assembly necessary, the simple one action fold-out design is perfect for a no-fuss, easy setup. There’s nothing quite like gathering around a fire surrounded by the wonders of nature whether alone or within your bubble. Pair it with the Snow Peak Fire Base (Large) to complete the setup.
3. Nobis Heritage Parka
Technical winter outfitters Nobis make some of the best Parka’s out there. Rigorously tested and designed to keep you warm in even the most extreme cold conditions. Just one of the incredible jackets they have on offer the Nobis Heritage Parka is a must-have for those crisp winter walks or for the more adventurous campers!
4. 24 Bottles Travel Tumbler
With their sleek Italian design, ranging from minimal to flamboyant. 24 Bottles have got you covered whatever your needs. Perfect for keeping your coffee or tea hot on a camping trip or a long walk – the 24 Bottle Travel can also keep drinks cold for up to 24 hours so it works across seasons. We find this Sequoia Wood finish particularly fetching.
5. Heath Moisturiser
Hey, just because you’re not seeing people outside your immediate bubble doesn’t mean you can neglect your skin. It’s a great opportunity to discover some good skincare products and what they can do for you. We like Heath because they make no fuss, easy to use products which get you results quickly. You can check out the full range here.
6. Red Wing Iron Ranger Boot
Everyone should have a go-to pair of boots. The shoes that you go to when nothing else will quite cut it – because why not have the best? The Iron Ranger is Red Wing’s most legendary boot. Its rugged and versatile design means they go with literally everything and if taken good care of will last 10+ years easily.
7. Bang & Olufsen Play A1 Black Bluetooth Speaker
Small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, this extra portable speaker is ideal for camping. Don’t let the size fool you though, this is a serious piece of audio equipment. Boasting ambient 360 degree sound you won’t need to crank the volume to get the best out of this speaker, you will get well rounded, rich sound straight away. Voice activation means you won’t have to get out your camping chair to change the music either.
8. Norse Projects x GORE-TEX Bucket Hat
Whether you’re out exploring your city or on a camping trip we all know how unpredictable the weather can be in this fine country of ours so it’s best to be over-prepared. Norse Projects teamed up with GORE-TEX to make one of the most technically brilliant and better-looking bucket hats we’ve seen. This thing will keep your head dry no matter what the weather throws at you and its clean, minimal design means it’s easy to grab and go whenever you need it.
9. Mystery Ranch Bop Bag
Side bags have come into fashion recently and with good reason – they’re practical while not losing out on style points. Mystery Ranch are experts in the field of quality packs. Mystery Ranch are constantly pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in a pack, having designed for military, wildland fire, backpack hunting, and mountaineering purposes – they are always at the cutting edge of what’s possible.
10. Gramicci Boa Fleece Zip Jacket
Gramicci have been doing some impressive stuff as of late. The American climbing brand has made the natural expansion into outdoor wear and with Japanese informed design and focus on functionality we’re all here for it. The Boa fleece is the perfect mid-layer to wack on when it chills off in the evenings keeping you warm and stylish wherever you go.
11. Carhartt WIP Chase Socks
Often unjustly overlooked a good quality pair of socks are something that when you try them you wonder how you did without them in the first place. Catering to the likes of skateboarders, outdoorsmen and city boppers alike the Chase Sock features an anatomic shape giving your foot all the support it needs throughout the day. A must have for long walks or travel – even if it’s not that far.
12. Snow Peak Day Pack
Anyone who spends a lot of time outdoors will invariably need a range of different size bags for different situations. When your hiking bag is too big and a side bag not quite big enough you just want a well-made, fairly inconspicuous backpack that does the job Snow Peak have got you covered. Made from lightweight, water-resistant nylon this is perfect for daily use.
13. Mahabis Classic Slipper
No matter what you end up doing on your staycation it’s likely that you’ll be spending some time indoors and with the weather how it is at the moment a pair of slippers are essential. Mahabis, the London-based slipper specialists have re-engineered the staple footwear giving a modern look that is designed to keep your feet insulated from the cold. Plus they can be worn outdoors if needed thanks to their hybrid sole. Very clever.
14 Filson Ballistic Nylon Travel Pack
Keep all your toiletries and essentials in one place and protected while out on your staycation and with the Filson Ballistic Nylon Travel Pack. Made from a durable and tear-resistant fabric with leather trims on the zippers and ample storage room. This is really the only travel pack you will ever need.
15. Taion High Neck Zip Inner Down Vest
Ultralightweight and seriously warm this down gilet by Taion is the ultimate travel companion. It packs down very small thanks to its design so can save on space. It also makes it easy to layer under jackets or coats for an extra layer of warmth without adding weight.