Spring Equinox

Spring Equinox

Spring Equinox

March 20th is the Spring Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere.  What does that mean for you and me?

Spring Equinox

The Spring Equinox marks the day the Sun crosses the celestial equator from South to North.  This means more direct sunlight and warmer temperatures for those residing north of the equator.

This is an exciting time for the outdoor industry. As snow melts and lakes unfreeze, outfitters and adventurers across the country transition from snowsports to warm weather pursuits.

Spring Equinox

In the Outdoor Industry the Spring months of April and May are referred to as the “mud season”. As the snow melts it leaves behind muddy hiking trails and forest roads for weeks before they eventually dry up making them easier to use and travel on.  Many state and national campgrounds are still closed during the mud season, but if you are adventurous and resourceful enough to seek out dispersed and BLM campgrounds, this can be a rewarding time to go.  Tourist travel is low until Summer kicks in meaning a better chance you will have the landscape to yourself.

Check out this great post by the Old Farmers Almanac for more details on the Spring Equinox:

https://www.almanac.com/content/first-day-spring-vernal-equinox

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The Abode Hoodie

The Abode Hoodie

The Abode Hoodie

The “Abode Hoodie”

Designed with a built-in facecover, this hoodie is perfect for fishing, hunting, snowsports, and yes, pandemics when necessary.  This hoodie was carefully designed to be eco-friendly and functional so you can wear it comfortably anywhere, anytime.

Check out some of the cool features:

  • Built-in facecover acts as a cowl neck or scarf and can be easily pulled up over the nose for a functioning, effective facecover
  • A drawstring keeps the facecover securely over the nose regardless of size
  • The sleeves feature thumbholes for added warmth and control
  • Made with soft, eco-friendly yarn
  • Exclusive unisex sizing to comfortably fit men and women

RELEASE DATE: FEB 1, 2021

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Multifunctional Headwear: from face cover to beanie

Multifunctional Headwear: from face cover to beanie

Multifunctional Headwear: from face cover to beanie

Abode Outside offers the most thoughtfully designed face cover out there.

Our small team is passionate about the outdoors and experienced in knitwear development.  We took great care in designing a product that is well made and as useful as possible.  Our face cover is designed to be multifunctional so you can wear it in many different ways depending on the need:

  • It is a convenient face cover if you need to run into town for groceries.
  • Wear it as a headband to keep sweat and hair out of your face.
  • Wrap it around your neck for a fashionable, functional accessory.
  • It can also be easily transformed into a beanie.  Check out this short how-to video showing the transition in action.

Easily transform your Abode Outside facecover into a beanie with these simple steps:

  1. Turn the face cover inside out.
  2. Close one end of the face cover by tightening the drawstring.
  3. Turn the face cover inside out again so the right side is facing out.
  4. Place excess drawstring inside the beanie and wear.

Facecovers and Foggy Glasses

Facecovers and Foggy Glasses

Facecovers and Foggy Glasses

Glasses have the tendency to fog when worn with a face cover or face mask.  Here is a helpful tip to avoid fogging when wearing glasses and a face mask:

Foggy Glasses
Foggy Glasses

Here is a short video with a real-life example of this technique being used to avoid foggy glasses:

The PM2.5 Filter

The PM2.5 Filter

The PM2.5 Filter

Science suggests covering your mouth is an effective way to avoid spreading germs.  The more layers of fabric, the better chance at avoiding germs entering your mouth and nose. 

The Abode Outside Face Cover is designed with two layers of fabric plus a pocket for the PM2.5 filter for extra protection when needed.  The PM2.5 filter is not medical grade, but it is a great way to enhance your level of protection if you are forced into a high-risk situation.  If you are not able to find a PM2.5 filter you can also insert another layer of fabric into the pocket.  Cut up an old cotton t-shirt or coffee filter and slide it into the pocket. 

sustainable face cover

1. First Layer of Sustainable Cotton and Recycled Polyester Fabric

2. Second Layer of Sustainable Cotton and Recycled Polyester Fabric – Only around the mouth to keep it lightweight and comfortable

3. Insert PM2.5 Filter or Extra Fabric into Pocket for added protection in high-risk situations.