We’re getting used to being outdoors more than ever.
But we’re also becoming more conscious of how we spend our time outdoors.
A new survey from outdoor furniture and accessories company Outdoorfit finds that more than half of people in the United Kingdom are spending more than 30 minutes outdoors per day, and they are also spending an average of 12 minutes more per day than their counterparts in the US.
The findings come as the UK prepares to open up its parks to the public for the first time.
The survey also found that the number of outdoor cafes has risen by 20% in the past year, with the average cafe spending 15 minutes per day outdoors.
But there is a catch.
In the UK, it’s not just coffee cafes that are getting into the outdoors; the UK’s outdoor clothing and footwear industry is also booming, with outdoor footwear sales growing by more than 60% year on year.
We know that outdoor living is great for the environment.
But the good news is that it also makes a lot of sense for our wallets.
The survey found that outdoor clothing accounted for nearly 50% of total retail spending, with clothing spending a whopping $3.7 billion in 2016, or more than twice the US average of $1.8 billion.
It’s also the largest category of outdoor apparel spending, at $1,972 per person.
The UK’s Outdoorfit surveyed 4,500 people across the country in October.
The company hopes the survey will help it better understand the trends and the potential implications of the UK opening up its public spaces to the general public.
It’s also encouraging to see that people are willing to spend a little more time outdoors for a variety of reasons.
“This survey clearly shows that people who want to be outdoors are finding ways to do it.
In fact, we’ve seen this in our own survey as well,” said Stephen Lohr, Outdoorfit’s Head of Business Development.
“There is an increasing awareness of the benefits of outdoor living and an increasing demand for outdoor equipment and clothing.
So we are hopeful that this survey will allow us to better understand where the consumer base is.”
The Outdoorfit survey has been released as the government looks to boost the economy and boost the quality of life in the wake of the Brexit vote.
The Government will be unveiling the results of the survey in the coming weeks, which will hopefully shed more light on where people are spending their time, and what the public is willing to pay for outdoor gear and clothing to get the most out of their outdoor lives.