Your Outdoor Gear May Be Harming the Environment—Here Are a Few Pieces to Feel Great About
Your outdoor gear shouldn't harm the environment. Here are a few that won't.
Next-generation technology is often revealed to have serious trade-offs. In the quest for fast, light, and performance-driven outdoor gear, that means some of the stuff you’re wearing or carrying might be hurting the very environment you’re heading into. From waterproof coatings that clog stream surfaces to “recyclable” containers that are anything but, we’ve found six major sources of this environmental debt—and selected safe alternatives to consider.