The holiday season is here! Skiing! Snowshoeing! Ice climbing! Sledding! Winter fat biking! A ridiculous amount of eating! General merry making! Oh yes, and that bit where you give all your loved ones a nice gift!
Need some gifting inspiration? Here are several ideas to help you find the right gift for all the outdoor-loving people in your life, so you can share the love and get out on the trails and slopes together!
May your holiday season be filled with knee-deep powder, lots of snow flurries, good cheer, and superb gear. Happy gifting!
True statement: you can NEVER have too many pairs of high-quality merino socks as an outdoors person.
Bombas merino socks make for an excellent gift thanks to the incredible softness, wicked patterns (you can kiss those boring, bland sock days goodbye), and the fact that for every pair of socks bought from Bombas, a pair will be donated to those in need. These socks are a gift your feet and your heart can feel good about!
Have you ever sat in a camp chair and thought, “if only this were a rocking chair?” Well, wish no more. GCI Outdoor has turned your dreams into a reality with the Kickback Rocker.
This bad boy is their lightest and most compact rocking camp chair. It’s a mid-size chair that manages all the features you could want, including a slightly lower seat, smooth rocking, carrying strap, cup holder, phone pocket, and quick set-up. What more could you ask for? Time to get fully prepped for the ultimate relaxation on those springtime camping adventures!
These KUHL pants live up to the precedent KUHL has set for itself in making durable, high-quality, trail-tough trousers. The real magic though is that in addition to durability and quality, they are lightweight, quick dry, and (hold on to your hats here) made to fit like a pair of sweatpants. Plus, they’ve got anti-abrasion technology, SPF 50+, 7 pockets, and we repeat, they’re made to fit like a pair of sweatpants!
And? And! Articulated knees and gusseted crotch for maximum mobility, slight stretch, many colors, and did we mention FITS LIKE A PAIR OF SWEATPANTS?
The Powderface Jacket manages to hit that sweet spot of weather protection, breathability, and lightweight warmth thanks to the combination of HELLY TECH® Performance membrane and PrimaLoft® insulation. Armpit zips ensure you can release excess heat and keep manky dampness away if the day turns warm or you are working hard.
Pluses include that you can connect your jacket to your ski pants and keep any errant snow out of unwanted crannies, a helmet-compatible hood, a snap-away powder skirt, a goggle pocket with a goggle wipe, and a ski pass pocket. We are also happy to report that it is a bluesign® product and PFC-free.
If you haven’t gotten into cooler backpacks yet, let us be the first to tell you, you are missing out. There is nothing like ice-cold drinks at the top of a mountain, in the middle of a lake, or mid-climbing sesh.
ICEMULE’s 15L Jaunt is special in that it is durable, water-resistant, keeps ice cold for over 24 hours, has a sleek minimalist design, and the colors it comes in are truly wild. The stats are the real kicker, though: including ice, the Jaunt can hold fifteen 12oz standard cans, eighteen 12oz skinny cans, or four 750 ml bottles. That is a good haul!
Kula makes the perfect gift for all of your adventurous friends and family: it’s small, functional… and guaranteed to induce either laughter and/or awkward silence. Either way, we know that your friends and family will never forget the year you gave them a pee cloth as a gift. (And maybe even get one for yourself!)
This 850-fill duck down top quilt is made with backcountry enthusiasts in mind. Designed to be comfortable and versatile, the Moondance can either be a quilt, sleeping bag, or an epic cape (thanks to some well-placed snaps).
Featherstone made this super-warm quilt as ultralight as possible (the regular Moondance weighs in at 1 pound 11 ounces for an excellent weight-to-warmth ratio). The overstuffed draft collar + cinch-able foot box ensure you won’t be losing any body heat, and the PFC-free water-repellant down + DWR nylon outer ensure a highly water-resistant product. See more about this quilt on Amazon or click the button below to head directly to Featherstone’s own shop.
Made from 100% Royal Alpaca Wool, which is softer than Cashmere and more durable than Merino, and environmentally friendly.
This lightweight wool hoodie is designed to regulate your body temperature, be breathable, and wick away moisture — keeping you dry and comfortable in all conditions. In addition to warmth and softness. This hoodie is also antibacterial, odor-resistant, UV-resistant & Fire-resistant. This is one item that does a lot of work, and when traveling, light is worth packing!
Beanies make fantastic gifts for anyone, especially a warm and stylish one like this Fjallraven Tab Beanie. It’s made from recycled polyester, which makes it an extra-good gift for those who are sustainably-minded and eco-conscious, and the fabric wicks away moisture as well — making it as practical as it is hip.
This beanie is for sale by Active Threads, and it’s featured on the store’s own Top 5 Gifts page. Head on over to get some more gifting inspiration once you’re done here!
Fishers, hunters, bushcrafters, gadget-and-gizmo-appreciating-backpackers, and all other pocket maximizers, may we have your attention! These pants are designed with you in mind! With 11 pockets, wearers are ensured that all tools, tackle, and other equipment will be kept at hand.
They are made of ripstop fabric that is water and stain resistant, breathable, and very durable — just how we like it! Not to mention, there are a fair number of colors to choose from, so you can have plenty of pockets every day of the week.
Fanny packs are long since back, y’all! Hip packs are perfect for short hikes where you don’t need to go full-on sweaty back with a pack, day trips, hot spring jaunts, or just looking fly as heck. Fanny packs are cool, but it doesn’t get cooler than this Black Hole version from Patagonia.
Made entirely of recycled material, weather resistant, and bluesign® approved for an all-around good environmental choice! The soft, flexible webbing belt lets you carry the Mini around your hips or over your shoulder bandolier style for an all-around good fashion choice.
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