The makers of Clif Energy Bars are expanding their active-millennial product line to wine. Introducing: The Climber Pouch wine-in-a-backpackable-bag:
With an 80% lower carbon footprint and 90% less waste than two glass bottles, the Climber Pouch is easy on the planet and the palate. It’s lighter to carry than glass, easy to re-seal and stays fresh for up to one month after opening.
The Cabernet Sauvignon and unoaked Chardonnay, according to the website, pair well with “adventure” and are “perfect for any occasion – from backyard barbeques to dinner by the campfire.” Which seems to me a range that doesn’t quite encompass every occasion, but still: if this kind of thing had existed back when I was hiking and climbing, it would have been a huge improvement over the rank bota bags we used to haul around. Man those things were awful.
According to the photos on the website, the outdoor use of wine creates a new problem: how to transport wine glasses into the wilderness. Because this is a full-service blog, I present to you: the LL Bean nesting wine glass. It’s seven bucks, the stem unscrews and folds into the bowl, and the whole unbreakable thing tucks neatly into a backpack, duffle bag or cargo pocket.