It’s no secret water plays a huge factor in life on earth. We’re dependent on its existence and, with 71 percent of the earth’s surface covered by water, it’s both surprising and upsetting more isn’t being done to protect our shorelines and waterways. Cue United By Blue, an outdoor-friendly lifestyle and apparel brand founded back in 2010 with the desire to preserve nature’s aquatic playgrounds by pledging to remove one pound of trash from our oceans and waterways for every sale through company-organized cleanups.
It’s from here that their diverse line of durable, responsible goods – from bags to accessories and apparel – helps make a tangible impact on the state of our oceans. It also doesn’t hurt that a majority of their goods are sustainably made with materials such as organic cotton, recycled polyester, and bison fiber. So, in an effort to showcase the brand, and to help drive the cleanup process, we went ahead and scoured the UBB site in search of our favorite gear. What lies ahead are 12 great gift ideas from the Philadelphia brand – ranging from corduroy pants to hats to camping mugs.
Allegheny Bartrams Sock
Nothing beats a fresh pair of warm socks during the winter season. These USA-made crew socks feature a light cushioning, are made with 65% recycled cotton, and are available in either red or navy.
Peaks Zip Case
Keep all your everyday carry items safe and stored in the same place on the next journey with the utilitarian Peaks Zip Case. It features a water-repellent finish, interior open pockets, food card slots, a pen slot, passport pocket, two-way zip closer and a nylon grab handle.
Let’s Get Lost Enamel Steel Mug
Both campfire and stovetop safe, this handy 12-ounce mug is the perfect travel buddy for the next trip to the mountains. Both the rim and handle are double dipped in porcelain to make it as durable as possible, and with some attractive art to boot, this is one go-to mug you won’t forget on your next outdoor adventure.
Canoe 5 Panel Hat
Ideal for keeping the harsh sun out of your eyes in a stylish manner, this one-size 5-panel hat with an adjustable clip-in buckle closure is made from 100% organic cotton, and its ideal for early morning sunrises on the lake catching some breakfast.
Sleek enough for indoor wear yet warm enough for chilly afternoons by the sea, UBB’s Mariner Beanie features a warm recycled polyester makeup, a classic fit with a ribbed knit cuff, and is available in four separate and solid colorways.
Ragg Wool Gloves
Made here in the USA with no-itch wool and hosting a handy leather grip, these comfortable camp gloves repel water while trapping heat to keep your hands nice and toasty throughout these cold winter months.
Harrison Corduroy Pant
Thanks to a surprising amount of stretch, these indoor/outdoor corduroy pants boast a straight fit, two rear welt pockets, a utility pocket at the right hip, and come in three attractive colorways.
Baniff Wool Button Down
As versatile as it is handsome, the Baniff Wool Button Down is soft, insulating and water resistant. This big three is complemented by a classic fit, adjustable cuffs, natural corozo buttons, and a left chest patch pocket with a button closure.
30 L Base Backpack
Built out as the ideal traveling pack for both the office and the great outdoors, the 30L Base Backpack can accommodate up to a 15-inch laptop, features a water-repellent finish, exterior zipper pouch pockets, and open side pockets along with a water bottle sleeve.
Lakeland Laptop Bag
Looking for a stylish laptop bag for work and school? The Lakeland comes complete with water-repellent protection, interior pen pockets, and a main compartment boasting a padded laptop sleeve that can fit up to a 15-inch laptop.
It’s cold out there these days. Thankfully, this stylish crewneck pullover is built to last many a winter. Each Wister is made from biodegradable Merino wool, features reinforced shoulder patches, quilted elbow patches, and a single chest pocket with a button flap closure.
Bison Sport Jacket
Positioned as their most active jacket to date. This warm sport jacket is built with sustainable sourced bison fiber and recycled polyester that’s naturally moisture wicking temperature regulating, and antimicrobial. Conquer the winter chill.