Recently I was watching my son play in his Little League baseball game. In the stands, two ladies next to me were having the seasonally common conversation of their plans for the summer. As an outfitter, my ears are always on for a great vacation, adventure or escape story.
It wasn’t my intent to eavesdrop, but the answer to the “plans for the summer” question from one of the ladies really piqued my interest. “We’re going on a trip to Alaska,” she replied. “But I don’t know what to wear, what to take… the weather is going to vary so much.”
This is where I just had to chime in; “That’s what we do at Jesse Brown’s! Come on over and we’ll help get you outfitted.”
I realized I had blurted into their conversation & quickly apologized for interrupting – and eavesdropping. But in our short interaction, I was reminded that epic adventures and travel aren’t everyday events. That’s what makes them special. That’s also what makes packing and preparation such an important part of the process! I wanted those ladies to know what we’ve learned over the years of outfitting folks for all sorts of adventure and travel!
•Travel-specific clothing from Jesse Brown’s packs lighter & is compressible. That means lighter, less bulky luggage & travel packs.
•About those bags and packs. Lighter and tighter is the way to go when traveling. We’ll show you how to pack your bags efficiently and effectively. If you like, we can also recommend the perfect bag for your upcoming adventure!
•We always recommend layers. In this case, an Alaska day can resemble a day in the North Carolina mountains: cool in the morning, but warmer during the day. Layering means you’ll easily be comfortable in all climates and situations.
•Preparation for travel is easier than you may think. At Jesse Brown’s, we’ll show you how to use the gear and apparel already in your closet, then outfit where you may have needs.
•Your trip may be the catalyst for your purchase but almost all of our clothing and gear has uses beyond a travel trip. This adds value to your purchase & provides quality (& active, fashionable) brands to your wardrobe.
•Comfortable, well-fitting shoes are a priceless commodity. The same can be said for lightweight, breathable rain gear!
•Don’t forget your sun protection. Yes, sunscreen can go a long way, but SPF-rated hats, shirts and pants are lightweight, multi-purpose pieces that won’t leave you sticky – and you won’t forget to reapply!
Planning a trip? Stop by Jesse Brown’s for a conversation about vacation & travel outfitting. It’s our goal to help enhance whatever adventure or pursuit that you and your family may undertake no matter what time of year!
Bill Bartee is the owner of Jesse Brown’s, a Charlotte-based outfitter specializing in travel & the co-host of WBT’s Carolina Outdoor radio program, 1110 AM/99.3 FM.