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How to Pack for Your Next Road Trip

If you haven’t already, now’s the time to blow town in search of cold water. The kind with beaches attached to it. Or maybe the kind with a rope swing dangling over it. In any case, here’s a few things for the trip.

Fresh Soft Pretzels by the Dozen
ROAD FOOD

Fresh Soft Pretzels by the Dozen

Through a Dutch door in a Capitol Hill row house, these bakers hand you fresh, Philly-style soft pretzels, adorned with cream cheese, caramel mustard or Nutella. Warning: you’ll be vacuuming salt off your car’s floor mats. You won’t care.

A Bag Fashioned from Climbing Gear
THE CARRYALL

A Bag Fashioned from Climbing Gear

Your pretzels will be vanquished by the time you arrive. But you’ll still have some stuff to carry. Made from brightly dyed nylon and repurposed climbing ropes, this bag dries quickly and is easy to spot should it slip under water. But you can just let your swimming-hole caddie worry about that.

Swim Trunks with a Little Durability
SWIM GARB

Swim Trunks with a Little Durability

What with all the rocks, surf and nibbling marine life, you need some tough swim trunks. Like these trunks made from four-ply nylon and double stitching, to ensure that they hold together. Should things take a turn for the interesting, they will also look great on the rocks next to the swimming hole.

Summer Beer. In a Really Big Bottle.
YOUR BEVERAGE

Summer Beer. In a Really Big Bottle.

It’s hard to keep track of multiple beers amidst a rolling river. So keep it to one... really big one. Show up during Port City’s tasting-room hours Wednesday through Sunday and fill a growler of their summery Belgian witbier. To keep it cold, just dunk it in your rapids.

The Next Level of Sweatpants
APRÈS-SWIM

The Next Level of Sweatpants

Once you’ve chilled yourself down, you’ll need to stay warm on the ride home—especially with the top down. Enter these soft, knickers-length sweats from local designer Wolf vs Goat, with a faux fly and pockets sewn like those on your favorite khakis. The neoprene chino can’t be far behind.

Sweat Knickers, $110, Wolf vs Goat

UD Hookup: Get first crack at Wolf vs Goat’s summer sale. Use the discount code “summerfun” to take 40% off everything on the site.

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