The Outsiders

Picture this; tree tents in a forest, log fires around a camp, craft ales in the cooler. Ok that may be a little over the top, but after drooling over The Outsiders: New Outdoor Creativity that’s the sort of atmosphere we have at Coolector HQ.

The Outsiders is a publication aiming to reinvigorate the Bear Grylls that exists in each and every one of us, by mooting brands, ideas, and original products that can be utilised in the great outdoors. If you’re a fan of beautiful scenery, and photography that focuses on mother natures atomic aesthetics, this book deserves a place in your collection.

Alternatively if you like looking at cool kit that you know you’d love to own (canoe paddles and hipster axe sets are notable mentions), but don’t have the masculinity to operate, this is also worthy of a place in your collection.

The video below is oh so tranquil, inspiring the most avid fan of the concrete jungle to gung-ho and explore their local woodland. This however does not mean it becomes acceptable to sing ‘Kum Ba Yah’, or attempt your own fire in the waste bin at work (our fire warden was not happy). Check out a few shots from the interior below:

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Not one to rest on the comfort of words, co-editor Jeffrey Bowman listened to his inner wild-child, and upped sticks from his native England to picturesque Norway. Still seeking further rural satisfaction, Bowman sought suitable methods to befit his adopted homeland, and aptly settled on a 2000 kilometer bonding trip throughout the Nordic isles; personally we’d have settled on a trip to the local bars, but that’s why the likes of Jeffrey standout amongst the rest of us. The video below also admirably illustrates the awesomeness of this book:

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There is much to enjoy on the pages of this essential purchase for any would-be outdoorsman and for those of us stuck in the confines of Coolector HQ, it’s got us jonesing for the Great Outdoors pretty bad.

Price: $60

Available: Gestalten

James is an easy going chap and is pretty much into anything including Film, TV, Fashion, Sport, and Music.