Lizzie Dragon
by Lizzie Dragon
Posted November 22, 2021

The holiday shopping season has commenced, and it’s always Black Friday this and Cyber Monday that. But what about, my personal favorite, Small Business Saturday?

Small Business Saturday was created to encourage shopping small, bringing more holiday business to small and local shops. Getting its start in 2010 and gaining recognition in 2011, this Saturday has grown to make quite a positive impact for small business owners and communities.

All that said, in the spirit of small business, we’ve put together a list of 11 outdoor brands to support this Small Business Saturday and every day after that!

Kammock

Kammock came to be after Greg McEvilly’s hammock tore one night. It was then that he saw an opportunity to make a higher-quality, more durable, and more inviting hammock.

sustainable hammock brand
Buy at kammock.com

Not only do they make a long-lasting hammock; they also make a long-lasting impact in our world in more ways than one — donating 1% of all revenue to nonprofit partners and moving towards a more sustainable future with the creation of their Roo Double Recycled camping hammock.

If you’re on the lookout for a good hammock or some other outdoor gear, now’s the time! Their Black Friday sale has already started and lasts until 11/29!

Kinfield

Dedicated to empowering people to live their best lives outside, Kinfield makes everything you need to do so — from insect repellant to sunscreen. All products are vegan, cruelty-free, and Leaping Bunny certified.

small skincare brand
Buy at kinfield.com

Additionally, Kinfield is committed to sustainability, shipping waste-free, using sustainably sourced ingredients, donating to organizations that enable outdoor access and responsible environmental stewardship, and hosting their own recycling program.

Season Three

Season Three is a hiking boot startup based in Brooklyn. Their Ultralight Hiking Boot transitions perfectly from trail to dinner, making for ultralight packing for your road trip.

small hiking boot brand
Buy at seasonthree.com

Osprey

Founded in 1974, every single Osprey product design has passed through the owner and founder Mike Pfotenhauer, who created his first backpack when he was only 16. Another brand committed to sustainability, Osprey makes products with the vision of becoming the “most progressive, transparent, and sustainable outdoor hardgoods brand worldwide.”

small outdoor brands
Buy at osprey.com

When you buy any Osprey product, you’ve got your go-to for life. Whether you purchased it in the 70s or just got your order in yesterday, they will replace or repair any damages or defects for free!

Apart from creating stylish footwear, Season Three is also making a very intentioned effort to cultivate a more welcoming and diverse place in the outdoors and remain mindful of their carbon footprint.

Kuju Coffee 

Founded by two brothers who grew tired of instant coffee, Kuju makes pour-over coffee portable. Offering single-serve pour-over coffee that you can take on the road and on the go, you can have a delicious cup of coffee in 2 minutes.

Buy at kujucofee.com

What makes this brand even better is that they support local coffee farming practices and put their revenue towards supporting National Parks.

Packit Gourmet

A family-owned and operated business based in the hill country of Austin, Texas, Packit Gourmet is a one-stop shop for camp meals. You can buy everything you need for a great dining experience on your camping trip, including trail meals, groceries, and cookware.

Buy at packitgourmet.com

Packit Gourmet trail meals are hand mixed in small batches, made with campers of every kind in mind. With keto-friendly, vegan, and dairy-free options, there’s a delicious meal for everyone.

Flowfold

Flowfold started with a wallet and is now selling bags, backpacks, totes, pouches, and even dog gear all made in the USA.

Buy at flowfold.com

Everything they do and make is based on three foundational principles: sustainable and durable materials, quality craftsmanship, and making all our products in the USA.

WUDN

WUDN makes wood sunglasses, phone cases, and accessories out of sustainable materials from FSC certified suppliers. Say goodbye to cheap plastic products!

Buy at shopwudn.com

One of the coolest products they sell are polarized sunglasses crafted from recycled skateboard decks. Queue “Sk8r Boi” by Avril Lavigne.

Looptworks

Using only what already exists, Looptworks is a closed-cycle business re-purposing and upcycling pre-consumer and post-consumer materials.

sustainable small business
Buy at looptworks.com

Partnering with other brands, like Patagonia, they are able to breathe new life into abandoned products.

Bandits

Bandits’ sustainably-made bandanas feature original artwork from artists all over the world. Connor and Nicole built the brand to foster collaboration, expression, and positive change.

small business saturday
Buy at banditsbandanas.com

All bandanas are hand-made, sustainable, and fair trade certified. And for every bandana sold, 10% is donated to charities chosen by the artists.

Küat Racks

Küat Racks is a small company making some big inroads in the world of bike racks. Creating lightweight, stylish and easy-to-use products, from hitch racks to roof racks and bike accessories, they’re on a mission to keep cyclists and all adventurers doing what they love.

Buy at kuat.com

Küat Racks has also partnered with the National Forest Foundation in their Trees for US program to plant trees in targeted National Forests around the United States. How rad is that?

Shop small & get outside

These 11 outdoor brands have everything you need to get outside. From bug spray to bandanas to bike racks, there’s no need to look any further before your next road trip.

So, add to cart, rent an RV, and hit the road!

Lizzie Dragon

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