A Guide to New England-Made Hiking Gear
Built square so it won’t roll away, this BPA-free bottle from Somerville startup Clean Bottle has an ergonomic handle for comfortable carrying, and opens on both ends for easy cleaning. $45, cleanbottle.com.
L. L. Bean Waterproof Solar Flashlight
LED and battery-free, this torch uses its own solar panel to recharge. Eight hours in the sun yields 16 hours of use. $30, 340 Legacy Place, Dedham, 800-650-6358, llbean.com.
Badger “Anti-Bug” Sunscreen
Dodge the burn with this zinc-oxide-based SPF 34 sunscreen from New Hampshire’s Badger. The formula also contains a DEET-free insect repellent. $17, Whole Foods, 15 Westland Ave., Boston, 617-375-1010, badgerbalm.com.
Withings “Pulse Ox”
Even in your pocket, Cambridge-based Withings’ sleek activity tracker can monitor distance covered and elevation changes, plus steps, calories burned, heart rate, and blood oxygen level. $100, withings.com.
Timberland “Splitrock” Mixed-Media Polarized Sunglasses
Spot wildlife with these lightweight shades from New Hampshire–based Timberland. $118, 201 Newbury St., Boston, 617-247-1478, timberland.com.
Wild Things “Guide Pack”
This waterproof carryall from Rhode Island’s Wild Things can hold 26 liters of liquid plus all your gear, and it only weighs 28 ounces. $195, wildthingsgear.com.