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Eco-Friendly Gear for Spring

Stock up on our top picks for eco-friendly gear for outdoors enthusiasts just in time for Earth Day.

By Rebecca Heaton

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First celebrated in 1970, Earth Day each April is an annual reminder to be kind to our precious planet and live as sustainably as possible year-round. If you’re active and outdoorsy, with a sense of adventure, we’ve gathered a gaggle of eco-friendly gear that’s made from recycled, reused and sustainable materials.

GoLiteA Jacket from 20 Plastic Bottles

The GoLite ReGreen Windshell is made from about 20 recycled green plastic bottles. The green bottles eliminate the need for dying the fabric, further reducing the ecological footprint by using less energy and water in the production process. $100,


Tires for Travel

When you travel—or even when you’re camping—carry your bath accessories in Alchemy Goods’ uber-water-resistant Elliott Dopp Travel Kit, made from reclaimed truck inner tubes…the zipper pull is made from a tire valve, too! $40,


Organic Yoga Mat 

The environmentally friendly—and beautiful—Renew Corc Yoga Mat is made with sustainably harvested cork oak bark from a third-generation farm in Portugal. $139,


Trail Runners from the Ocean

Sportswear and footwear company adidas offers a number of eco-shoes. The Terrex Two Parley trail runner upper is made from Parley for the Oceans’ reclaimed and recycled ocean plastic waste. It’s available in a zero-dye color, a water-saving technique that skips the dying process. $140, Learn more about Parley for the Oceans at

22 Corks = 1 Pair of Footbeds

SOLE eco-friendly cork footbeds are made with 22 recycled wine corks per pair (based on a men’s size 10). $60,

+ Send your used wine-bottle corks to ReCORK (, a program launched by SOLE, to be used in footbeds, sandals and yoga blocks.

Sustainable Sunglasses

Sunglasses expert Costa has created the Baffin style with 100 percent–recycled fishing nets to reduce plastic pollution. Every part can be recycled, including the mineral-glass lenses, and nose and temple pads. $199,

+The case for these glasses is made from upcycled garments and recycled water bottles.

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