Are you the type of couple that has a bucket list filled with adventurous excursions? Hikes in the Himalayas, maybe? Sea kayaking in Baja? Road tripping through all the national parks? Or maybe the two of you love to spend summer evenings on the side of a lake, roasting marshmallows over a fire, and curling up to sleep in a cozy tent. Or perhaps you're city dwellers that just have a hankering to dip your toes into some outdoor adventures (low key and relaxed, thank you very much).
If you're a newbie to the outdoor aisle, one of the best times to try out activities and gear is when you're registering for your wedding. Thankfully, registries these days are more than just fancy china and silver (as much as we do love a pretty table setting). It's all about how you really want to spend time together. And if that means pitching a tent in the wilderness, then by all means, go for it!
Outdoorsy gear can range from the totally practical (shelter from the elements) to the cutest, highly Instagram-able accessories (fireside panini maker, anyone?). The main thing for a romantic outdoor getaway is to be comfortable and cozy. That means a tent that will keep you warm and dry and fun cooking gear for those nights around the fire. And it's not just limited to accessories. Consider putting that pair of snowboards or canoe on your registry. Even if it's more on the pricey side, some of your guests might love to chip for a group gift that's really reflective of your true loves and interests.
Eagles Nest Outfitters DoubleNest Hammock
A hammock built for two? Yes, please! This super-light nylon design is a cinch to put up and fits into a tiny compression sack for easy packing.
SHOP NOW: Backcountry, $69.95
Nemo Jazz Duo Sleeping Bag
This lightweight, roomy bag (that's big enough for two!) is perfect for cozy nights snuggled up together.
SHOP NOW: L.L. Bean, $299
Nemo Nomad 30 Sleeping Pads
Being comfortable is super important when you're spending the night outdoors (no one likes waking up with a stiff neck). These inflatable sleeping pads expand in minutes and toggle together, making them ideal for a couple.
SHOP NOW: Moosejaw, $199 each
Barebones Forest Lantern
A good light is essential when you're camping outdoors (it gets very dark out there). This one is inspired by vintage lanterns, but is totally up to date for modern times with a rechargeable lithium battery and USB port for charging your phone.
SHOP NOW: L.L. Bean, $49.95
Royal Blue Retro Cooler
Powder-coated steel and an insulated interior makes this old-school cooler perfect for keeping drinks and snacks chilled for hours on end.
SHOP NOW: World Market, $59.99
JetBoil Genesis Base Camp Cooking System
Pancakes and bacon are morning essentials (and always seem to taste even better al fresco). This ingenious system features two burners, a frying pan, and a pot- and it all packs into a compact carrying case.
SHOP NOW: Backcountry, $349.95
Eureka X-Loft 6 Tent
With so many tent options out there, it's hard to decide which one is best! If you're car camping, it's always a good idea to go a bit larger. This one is super lightweight, roomy (you'll have tons of space for your gear) and it's tall enough to stand comfortably.
SHOP NOW: Moosejaw, $529.95
NRS 10 Foot Inflatable SUP Board
Make sure to bring along this heavy duty stand up paddleboard if you're headed to a lake or the beach for the weekend.
SHOP NOW: Moosejaw, $1,095
Ultimate Ears Wonderboom Bluetooth Speaker
Bring along this waterproof speaker to your next outdoor excursion—it plays tunes for up to 10 hours and then recharges using a USB port.
SHOP NOW: Urban Outfitters, $100