To say the very least, 2020 has been a trying year. This anxiety-ridden annum reached its climax (so far) on November 3 when we all refreshed our phones for several days awaiting news of who would lead America for the next four years. While it was a #settleforBiden silver lining on a grim year, eventually, it got us thinking about how important it is to just drop off the grid sometimes. With scroll fatigue widespread, a digital detox is in order.
Instead of constantly checking our emails or how many likes our most recent fit pic got, we’re looking to go incognito for a while in the run-up to the holiday season. That task can be made much easier with a handful of tools, and we've selected products for digital detoxing, both at home and outdoors.
In preparation, we’ve rounded up the off-the-grid essentials that will help you on your wellbeing way. So stock up and disappear.
Keep scrolling for the best items to take a digital detox in style.
Digital Detox at Home
Crosley C62 Turntable + Speaker
When we say off-grid, we mean fully off-grid. Don’t even let your friends see what you’re listening to with this Crosley turntable and speaker combo. Of course, you’ll need to cop some vinyl, too, but that’s a whole different can of worms.
Cavallini & Co. 1000 Piece Vintage Puzzle Wildflowers
Analog fun is a thing, by the way. Without any need for a screen, you can get lost in this 1000-piece jigsaw puzzle and also learn a fair amount about wildflower specimens while you’re at it.
Tekla Fabrics Pure New Wool Throw
Sometimes the best way to get disconnected is to just switch off and get a long sleep or just spend a few hours dozing on the sofa. Tekla should help with that. The Pure New Wool Throw is minimal, beautiful, and ridiculously comfortable
P.F. Candle Co. No.11 Amber & Moss Soy Candle
Going off-grid doesn’t just mean switching off the electronics though, it also means a sort of personal debrief. Take some time off to reflect and just relax. Setting the vibe with this P.F. Candle Co. No. 11 is easy thanks to a lavender and moss scent that takes you straight into nature.
Cam Honan The Hidden Tracks
If you can’t physically travel, then take a trip in the mind instead. Cam Honan’s The Hidden Tracks depicts some of nature’s wildest sights, from Scotland to Mongolia, and will most probably inspire a deep feeling of wanderlust.
Digital Detox Outdoors
RAINS Water-Resistant Rubberised Raincoat
Getting out into nature is a nice idea, but if you’re not prepped it can quickly turn into a nightmare. Rains’ 100% waterproof fisherman’s jackets are a good place to start, because staying dry is the number one priority — haven’t you ever seen Bear Grylls?
Out with the digital. When you’re dropping off the radar, you want analog reliability and that comes in abundance with Breda’s Virgil timepiece.
Klean Kanteen 750 ml Thermal Kanteen TKPro-BS
When we said that staying dry was Bear Grylls' number one priority, we were wrong, actually. Any outdoorsman will tell you that staying hydrated is the essential aspect of a successful expedition.
Salomon Shelter CSWP ADV Sneakers
It’s a double tick for Salomon when it comes to escaping because not only is the footwear highly effective when it comes to exploring off the beaten track, it also looks damn good, too.
Supreme x Pelican 3310PL Flashlight Glow In The Dark
Ever wondered what happens if you lost your flashlight in the dark? There's no need to consider that dilemma with Supreme's glow-in-the-dark flashlight in collaboration with Pelican. This fluorescent number can run for 200 odd hours on low battery which makes it an absolute off-the-grid essential.
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