Ralph Lauren’s fall collections were inspired by the concepts of the Modern Explorer and the Country Gentleman. This season, partnering with the brand we took a trip into the wilderness and making sure we were ready for it, we packed these Essentials. It goes without saying that when backpacking in the wilderness, your literal survival could depend on your compass, cutting implements, canteen, and flint so we’ll get right onto the wearables that’ll keep you warm and equipped for the conditions to follow. Starting with apparel pieces, we’ve got a shirt and vest. The vest is the down Explorer Vest available in navy, orange and green ($185), and is laid over the red patterned Custom Double-Faced Workshirt ($125). Saving your neck and keeping you covered is their Lauren Men Cable Winter Beanie made of merino wool and nylon and their thick grey Big Pony Scarf ($60). As for storing all of this essential gear, it goes into our bag of choice – the Nylon Utility Backpack constructed out of nylon twill and lined with 100% nylon. In addition to having a sturdy leather base and straps, it also features two large side utility pockets with zip flap tops. For more on the lineup watch the Polo Ralph Lauren Survival Guide, and Instagram mini-series here including our very own contribution. For more info on Ralph Lauren’s “World of Polo” head over to their official website.