Snacks, smart tech, and sneaks: 3 springtime essentials for the warmer weather
With spring officially upon us, you’ll want to prep for the season with these must-haves to get you in gear for the coming months
Spring has sprung, and that means venturing outdoors at long last to take in your daily dose of sunshine and the revival of assorted flora and fauna. It also means anticipating more quality time with friends, family, and family pets as we eventually shake off the cold to usher in the group gatherings.
To mark the change of season, we’re sharing our top three essentials when it comes to swapping out your winter paraphernalia for something more suited to spring’s milder temperatures. From snacks to smart tech and sneaks, here’s how we’re getting kitted out for springtime.
Picnic treats to pack
Just in time for spring, Loacker—the Italian heritage brand known for its delicious wafer biscuits—has released a new line of peanut butter snacks. What with 90 percent of Canadians noting that they love PB, this is a welcome treat for families.
The Peanut Butter Classic Wafer and Quadratini are the ultimate upgrade to peanut butter on toast, featuring an irresistible combination of crispy wafers and scrumptious peanut butter cream filling. Whenever you need your fix of PB, these are the perfect snack for lunches, on the go and more.
Bonus: The Tortina is the ideal sweet treat to make your (or someone else’s) day. Two round wafers are filled with delicious peanut cream and dipped in chocolate to create a taste to savour again and again.
Say bye-bye to backyard bugs
We may all be looking forward to seeing longer days of sunlight, but one thing nobody looks forward to is mosquito season. It’s coming, whether we like it or not, but with a Thermacell E55 mosquito repeller creating a zone of protection for you and your family, it’s easy to get back to enjoying the great outdoors without constantly stressing over mozzie bites.
This is the perfect accessory to keep those insects away while you lounge in your backyard, picnic at the park, or set up camp in the woods. The compact and portable E55 makes repelling mosquitoes as easy as the touch of a button without any messy sprays or scented products.
Step into a springtime hike
Warmer weather means exploring the great outdoors, aka a great opportunity to get moving outside! Fitness walking is more popular than ever and the benefits to health and wellness are extensive. And yet, 79 percent of people are wearing the wrong shoes for walking, which could lead to orthopedic issues in the long term.
To keep your feet in top condition, Keen has launched the new WK400 following three years of development and over 5,000 miles of testing. A revolutionary shoe designed specifically to make walking more enjoyable and fun, the WK400 features KEEN.CURVE™ technology, which combines constant curve geometry and a high-energy midsole to create a unique feeling of forward momentum that makes walking feel like rolling. Now go forth and take your fitness routine back out into the fresh spring air.