Trailhead break, what to take | Blue Ridge Chair

Trailhead break, what to take

By Lisa Landes, 10/02/2018 - 13:57
Tailgating after a hike

After a long day hike, an afternoon climb or a 5 to 6-hour bike ride getting back into the car and traveling back home (usually in traffic) can be a huge downer. You might be hungry for some hot food, or maybe wearing moist clothes from sweating or being caught in a storm - either way - the drive can be quite unpleasant. When planning your adventurous day, the drive home can be the last thing on your mind - but fear not! We have all you need to make that journey back just a little bit more bearable! 


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1) The Caravan Chair

The most convenient and comfortable way to relax on the go: the Caravan Chair. This chair will hardly take up any room in your car and folds completely flat, so you can easily fit under the seats and out of the way. Sit down, take off your shoes and stretch it out before you get back in that car!

Photo Credit: Matt Godfrey 

2) The Blue Ridge Folding Side Table

A quick and easy pop-up table to put out some snacks and hydrating drinks. Go on and impress your friends with your furniture swag! Perfect for making a quick sandwich or even propping your feet up after a long hike can be magical. The Blue Ridge Folding Side Table is extremely sturdy and can fit right on top of the Caravan chair as they both fold up flat!

3) Change of Clothes

No matter who you are or what outdoor activity you partake in, everyone will end the day in some sweaty, bug spray covered or just plain dirty clothes. The more dirt the more fun, right?! While this may not bother some, others would prefer a quick change of clothes before the ride home. A simple pair of sweatpants and T-shirt depending on the weather can make all the difference for a relaxing journey back to the house.

4) Cap Lifter & Beverages

A cold brew or a delicious vitamin water is an amazing feeling after a day in the forest. While we all love water, something with a little more flavor is always a nice feeling after a long workout. In fact, many breweries were built on the very foundation of a cold beer after a day on the trail. Don’t forget to pack along your Blue Ridge Cap Lifter and bring enough for the whole crew!

Photo Credit: Matt Godfrey 

5) Snacks or a Full Meal

You know your body. Whether you snack on protein bars along the hike or you don’t mind waiting until the end of the day, you know how you usually feel when you get back to the car. If you are like most of us, you are ravenous! It is extremely dangerous to drive in this condition since ‘hangry’ IS a real condition. Know your body and pack along some food to eat at the trailhead. Keep the items in a cooler in the car, cover with a blanket and use some sun shades to keep your car cool. (A fully loaded sub and whole bag of chips is our go-to).

A quick 20 minute, or even an hour of ‘chill-time’ before you get back on the highway can make all the difference on your journey home. Relax with your friends, take in the day, and cherish these moments. Have fun out there!

"Live in the sunshine, swim in the sea, drink the wild air" ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson