Sometimes we look to give the top 5 items article a real direction: maybe we’ve been super busy that week so we group together items that we’d have wanted to help us on our errands or maybe the weather calls for a top 5 things revolving around staying dry. This week, there really wasn’t any need to consider our direction. With the world apparently falling apart around us, we have collated the essential 5 items for escaping the city and finding an isolation cabin somewhere far, far away. From Forét’s men’s fleeces to Bennett Winch durable backpacks, stylish hiking boots and more, this week’s top 5 items to drop should help you make your escape.

When it came to choosing clothing for a countryside escape, Forét was a sure choice. The Danish label wants to inspire its customers to slow down and go offline. Timeless designs and easy-to-wear essentials are made for the journey using high-quality fabrics. The Silence Fleece is Forét’s take on an urban outdoor jacket. This lightweight men’s jacket is ideal for springtime as it can easily be layered or worn as an outer shell.

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Bennett Winch’s Olive Backpack is a refined and practical backpack for men. This stylish backpack is designed to perfectly accommodate a day’s essentials: a padded laptop pocket is complemented by a detachable waterproof compartment and a spacious main compartment with a double zip. Finished with a leather base, this backpack is as hard-wearing as it is good-looking.

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So you know you want to leave the city, but where will you go? Taschen’s NYT Explorer might help with that. From the flower-filled meadows of the Dolomites to the stars above Chile’s Elqui Valley, this compilation of the world’s most beautiful adventures is sure to get your wanderlust kicking. 

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Escapes of any kind should only take place while wearing a hardy pair of shoes, especially an escape to the country. In such a case, we’re calling upon the Oliver Cabell Mock Boot. Top stitching and a lightweight wedge Vibram outsole make the Mock Boot the lightest and most comfortable men’s boot from the American label. What’s more, water-resistant full-grain leather uppers make this a fully functional pair of boots, too.

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Escuyer Ribbed Merino Beanie
While we have officially reached spring, you’d be forgiven for thinking otherwise. The temperatures are yet to mirror the season, so it’s not time to forget about woollen beanies yet especially if you’re hitting the countryside. Knitted from 100% Italian merino wool, this men’s knitted beanie hat is warm and breathable. 

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