New England Products: Summer Gear
1. Toting goodies in a handcrafted wooden bike basket (from $33) leaves your hands free to signal and steer.
Peterboro Basket Company, Peterborough, NH. 603-924-3861; peterborobasket.com
2. The 070 ($79.99), New Balance’s first eco-friendly shoe, features recycled materials and reduced-waste design.
New Balance, Boston, MA. 617-783-4000; newbalance.com
3. Cruise in style on a vintage–or vintage-looking–bicycle (prices vary).
Cambridge Bicycle, Cambridge, MA. 617-876-6555; cambridgebicycle.com
4. A yoga mat is easily portable when you carry it in a graphic yoga bag ($60).
Ame & Lulu, Brookline, MA. 617-730-9604; ameandlulu.com
5. Chronicle your journeys in a notebook bedecked with a reproduction antique map ($14.95/$19.95).
WardMaps LLC, Cambridge, MA. 617-497-0737; wardmaps.com
6. The White Mountains? The Vineyard? Wherever your outdoor destination, Appalachian Mountain Club guidebooks (from $16.95) offer a wealth of information.
AMC Books, Boston, MA. 617-523-0655; outdoors.org
7. Keep important odds and ends in order in a jewelry envelope ($30), makeup bag ($22), and change purse ($20), designed by a RISD grad and made in New England.
Aster + Sage, asterandsage.com
8. Stow everything you need in the perfect beach bag ($175), crafted of recycled sails with sturdy leather handles.
Second Wind Sails, Gloucester, MA. 978-281-6300; secondwindsails.net
9. Sun protection meets classic style in an impeccable straw “Sconset” hat ($224/$236) and tortoiseshell sunglasses ($85).
Peter Beaton, Nantucket, MA. 508-228-8456; peterbeaton.com
Please Note: This article was accurate at the time of publication. When planning a trip, please confirm details by directly contacting any company or establishment you intend to visit.