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6 Favorite Fall Foliage Hikes for Families

You know that “America the Beautiful” song that talks about purple mountain majesties and amber waves of grain? It needs a line about splendid fall foliage in there. Our country veritably explodes with premium leaf-peeping ops every autumn.   While fall foliage hikes in the U.S. are plenty, we narrowed...

10 Best National Parks for Families

National parks are a goldmine for nature-based activities and a place to start your child's lifelong connection with the outdoors. You really can’t go wrong with any of them, but there are a few gems just too good to pass up.  What makes a kid-friendly national park? For us, it’s the...

Back to School: Dressing Your Kids for Sun Protection

Is your kid absolutely thrilled to go back to school? Well, great. Then you don’t need to read this article. But if they’re not, you do. Getting your kid enthused about school can be tough after a summer of lazing by the lake, shimmying up trees, or collecting slimy new...

Most Popular Outdoor Activities in 2021

If there's one positive thing the pandemic brought us, it's a greater appreciation for the outdoors. Outdoor activities became our collective saving grace when many desperately needed a change of scenery. If you're looking for some inspiration to keep that love-of-the-outdoors momentum going, you've come to the right place. Here...

10 Questions About Sun Protective Wear

Wherever the outdoor fun takes you, that’s where we want to be. We take the worry out of being in the sun so you and your crew can play all day. Here is what you need to know about performance UV protection clothing to keep you sun safe. 1. What...

Beginner's Guide to Paddleboarding | Sun Protection Active Wear

A Beginner's Guide to Paddleboarding Learning to paddleboard is just like learning to ride a bicycle. Okay, well, except without the helmet, unflattering bike shorts and asphalt that hurts when you fall because you can’t get out of your bike clips fast enough. Let’s rephrase that. Learning to paddleboard offers...

10 Essentials for an Epic Family Camping Trip

Camping: The art of getting closer to nature but farther away from the nearest hot shower and running toilet. Alright, all jokes aside: we're suckers for a good camping trip. What could be better than a day filled with exploring the woods and an evening spent under a blanket of...

5 Ways to Rock a Sarong

Of all our favorite beach-ready outfits, few garments provide versatility quite like the sarong. The twist and tie design of our sarong wrap can effortlessly transform the piece from an easy-going beach look to a casual night out. Functional and fashionable, the sarong is an absolute must-have in your wardrobe. ...

Father's Day Gift Guide

It’s almost Father’s Day and we know it’s not always easy to find a great gift for Dad! Those gifts from last year whether it was a new tie, or a “World’s Best Dad” mug might just be gathering dust now, so our goal is to help you find a...

5 Eco-Friendly Products We Love

At Vapor Apparel, we believe that staying engaged in our sustainable habits is just as important as maintaining our fun-loving attitude toward the great outdoors. Now that we provide comfortable and functional clothing options for our eco-friendly followers, we also want to introduce you to like-minded brands. The following companies...

Introducing: Vapor Apparel X AJ Wiley Graphic Tee Collection

Custom Graphics Collection Inspired by the Outdoors & Printed on ECO-Friendly Tees We collaborated with an incredible artist for our latest collection. Nebraska-native AJ Wiley designed six custom graphics with a perspective of the great outdoors that will inspire your sense of fun and adventure. Surfing penguin? Why not! Sunset Tuna? Absolutely....

Meet the Artist: AJ Wiley

Vapor Apparel X AJ Wiley Collection The Vapor Apparel X AJ Wiley Collection features six earth-inspired graphics printed on our ECO-BLEND tees which are made from recycled plastic water bottles. Meet the artist get insight on each design in the collection.  "Vapor is great and we align on plenty of things...