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Must-Have Outdoor Products to Keep You Fresh for Any Adventure

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Is it all over in the fall? No way! After a hot summer, the cooler temperatures are just what we need to start new outdoor adventures at our leisure. These five products should be a part of your gear.

Pack your backpack in the golden fall, wander through colorful forests, breathe in the scent of the damp earth and enjoy the last warm rays of sunshine. Now, that nature is at its most beautiful, every outdoor fan is drawn outside. It goes without saying that fall is the perfect season for spontaneous weekend climbing, biking, or hiking trips. But what does the perfect gear look like? For spontaneous excursions, versatile and lightweight products are ideal. Especially if they can be used several times because they do not develop unpleasant odors.

During sweaty activities, it's easy for T-shirts, socks and even backpacks to start smelling. Polygiene's StayFresh™ odour-inhibiting technology solves this problem. Polygiene StayFresh™ is based on silver chloride, which occurs naturally in water and soil. The silver ions in the salt prevent the proliferation of bacteria, which typically cause the unpleasant "sweat smell". The technology is invisible, works around the clock and keeps equipment fresher for longer. It means you don't have to take a change of clothes with you, and it's better for the environment because it means less laundry. If you wash only half as often and wear your clothes longer because they stay fresh, you save valuable resources such as energy, water, CO2, time and money. Polygiene calls this "mindful living."

These five products can help you stay fresh during your outdoor activities:


Lightweight and Comfortable: Gregory’s Focal and Facet Backpacks

The success of a relaxed outdoor adventure is all about the backpack. After all, what's the point of the most beautiful hiking route if your pack is way too heavy and literally drags you down? US backpack manufacturer Gregory has known the needs of outdoor adventurers for decades and has developed two lightweight and super comfortable backpacks, the minimalist Focal (for men) and Facet (for women). Both are classic toploaders with a large zippered top pocket, a small zippered bottom pocket, reflective attachment points and a key clip. Minimalists can easily remove the top pocket and save another 80 grams from the total weight of the pack. The majority of the touring pack is made from recycled nylon, while the lining is made from recycled polyester. The use of harmful PFCs has been completely eliminated. Especially smart for products that can't be washed: Thanks to Polygiene StayFresh™ technology, odor-causing bacteria don't stand a chance in your pack - even if it gets wet or you're carrying damp clothing.

Gregory's Facet Backpack is featherweight and super comfortable.
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Versatile and Comfortable: The Super Lightweight Fleece Hoody from Montane

Perfect as a base layer or mid-layer, the Montane Protium Lite Hooded Fleece Jacket is a true all-rounder that can handle any adventure. The Thermo Grid fleece jacket fits close to the body and offers full freedom of movement thanks to its Lycra content. It has an excellent warmth-to-weight ratio, and features a brushed grid back construction to manage moisture and to regulate heat effectively. The close-fitting hood fits perfectly under a helmet for extra protection from the elements - whether you're biking, skiing, or climbing. Thanks to the addition of Polygiene StayFresh™, which provides permanent odor control, you don't have to decide when to wear the hoody. You can just wear it every day and leave the others at home. The hoody is available in men's and women's sizes.

The Protium Lite Hooded Fleece from Montane is a true all-rounder.
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Designed for Running: Sidas Trail Protect Socks

Thin, lightweight and technical, these trail running socks protect your feet and boost performance. Reinforcements on the ankle, heel and toe box improve running comfort, while the anatomical shape combined with the In & Out construction - which eliminates cut threads - guarantees a perfect fit. A wide silicone yarn grip strip and the special ankle support zone also ensure better contact with the insoles, improving stability while reducing the risk of injury. Breathable mesh is used in the arch area for added breathability. It's understandable that you don't want to take off your socks with so much perfection – but thanks to Polygiene StayFresh's™ efficient odor management, you can do so at any time without hesitation.

Thanks to Polygiene StayFresh™ technology, trail running socks from Sidas stay fresher longer.
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Super Light and Compact: The Softfibre Recycled Towels from Lifeventure

A towel is a must on multi-day trips – so it's all the better if it only takes up little space in your backpack. Lifeventure's SoftFibre Recycled towels are made from 100% recycled polyester and are particularly soft to the touch. They are super compact and absorb 9 times their own weight in water. They dry 8 times faster than traditional towels and repel sand, making them the perfect travel companion. To keep the towel fresh, it is equipped with Polygiene StayFresh™ permanent odor control. If you're in a hurry, you can throw your towel in your backpack without worrying!

This towel from Lifeventure takes up little space and is especially absorbent and easy to clean.
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Versatile and Functional: The Active T-Shirt by Universal Performance

With the Active T-Shirt, Universal Performance has created a functional shirt with the perfect combination of comfort, performance and sustainability. Available in men's and women's sizes, the shirt is made from a lightweight 4-way stretch fabric that allows for maximum freedom of movement while providing a slim fit. Drirelease® technology wicks moisture away from the skin for a refreshed feel, which is further enhanced by Polygiene StayFresh™ technology. The anti-odor effect allows the T-shirt to be worn for longer periods of time, reducing the need for frequent laundering. Bluesign certification, Oeko-Tex Eco Passport certification and REACH registration, as well as production in Portugal, also speak to a resource-saving approach to nature.

Two technologies for best function: The T-shirt from Lifeventure combines Drirelease Technology® with Polygiene StayFresh™.
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