Best for Eco-Travel: Patagonia, Under the Canopy, All Terrain, Hemp Sisters

A guide to clothing, supplies, food and pillows to make your trips environmentally friendly.

| January/February 2005

Hitting the road? You can bring your eco-consciousness with you.

1. Treading lightly on the earth is easier if you’re doing so with shoes made from eco- and animal-friendly hemp fiber. A variety of boot styles, $75 to $92. (877) 729-4367.

2. Bug repellant is a must for outdoor adventures. All Terrain's DEET-free Herbal Armor line is made from natural ingredients and uses packaging made from recycled and biodegradable material. Pump spray, $8.99; lotion, $7.99. (800) 246-7328.

3. This nearly indestructible backpack is made of recycled rubber from old car tires. It’s weather resistant and free of animal byproducts. $71.95. (888) 513-2784.

4. On the plane or hiking through the countryside, you’ll get comfort and ease of movement wearing organic cotton pants, shirts, tops, and skirts. Patagonia's men’s and women’s organic cotton apparel features a bit of spandex to help retain shape. $38 to $80. (800) 638-6464.

5. Document your globetrotting memories without destroying trees. Vickerey offers travel journals made from sustainably harvested lokta bark from the Nepalese Daphne cannabina bush. $18. (800) 963-1050.

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